Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann

Head of Working Group

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Phone: +49(0)951-863-2661

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
An der Weberei 5
96047 Bamberg

Room: WE5/05.064

Contact hour:
Tuesday 3-4 pm

During the teaching break by appointment only.

X/Twitter: @herdom


Research Areas

  • Design and evaluation of usable and unobtrusive privacy enhancing technologies
  • Protection against undesirable tracking of online and mobile users
  • Inference attacks that may infringe privacy or provide forensic evidence
  • Security and privacy issues in the Domain Name System
  • Applications of machine learning techniques to security and privacy problems
  • Application and empirical evaluation of traffic analysis techniques

Selected Activities

  • Member of Chief Information Office of University of Bamberg
  • Editor-in-chief of the newsletter “GI-Radar” of the German Computer Science Society, which is sent out to more than 15,000 subscribers every two weeks (archive of all issues).
  • Programm Committee Member for ARES and PoPETs
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)
  • Associate Editor for the track “Information Security, Privacy and Blockchain” at WI2021.
  • Co-organizer of ARES 2018 Conference in Hamburg.


Since October 2017 Dominik is a full professor for Privacy and Security in Information Systems at University of Bamberg. Before that he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Security in Distributed Systems Group at University of Hamburg. Between October 2015 and March 2017 he was a temporary professor for information security and privacy at University of Siegen. Dominik received a PhD in Computer Science in 2014 from University of Hamburg. His dissertation on privacy issues in the Domain Name System was awarded the Dissertation Award of the German Computer Science Society (GI) for the best computer science dissertation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the GI/CAST dissertation award for information security, and the research award of GDD e.V. In 2014 Dominik was named a Junior Fellow of the German Computer Science Society. He also received the Best Teaching Award 2016 of Fakultät III at University of Siegen.

Dominik was a member of the Security in Distributed Systems group at University of Hamburg since 2011. Before that he was employed at University of Regensburg as a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Management of Information Security since 2008. He was also Studies Program Coordinator at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems. In this role he coordinated the degree programs of the department and supervised administrative processes such as enrollment and evaluation of courses.

Dominik studied Management Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at University of Regensburg between 2002 and 2008. In 2006, he participated in the ERASMUS exchange program to study abroad at University College Dublin, Ireland. He received a diploma with honors degree from University of Regensburg and Elite Network of Bavaria in 2008. His studies were sponsored by scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), the Röchling Foundation, and the Bavarian state (BayBFG).