I started my scientific career in 2005 at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim (Germany), where I studied computer science, spent one semester at the University of Maryland and completed my bachelor's degree in March 2009. Afterwards I changed to the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (Germany) because of my interest in cyber security and finished my Masters in February 2011. Subsequently, I started my PhD at the Technical University Darmstadt and Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED, Germany) within the working field approximate matching. I completed my PhD in June 2014.
In my point of view there are a couple of good reasons to join UNH. It is a small, rising University which is extremely practical oriented. I also like the idea of having cooperations with industry and do common projects. Another important point is the UNH Cyber Forensics Research & Education Group which give me the opportunity to continue my research in cyber security, hash functions and approximate matching. Furthermore, I look forward to extend my knowledge about network security.
After joining the Tagliatela College of Engineering, I will teach different lectures in computer sciences. As a teacher, I have to prepare students for academic life. Thus, at the end of their education, all computer sciences students should have a good knowledge of mathematics, algorithms and programming. Besides this there are two main focuses. Firstly, I aim to expand the communication skills of my students, and thus courses often include presentations, group work, self-evaluation, writing of project reports and discussions. In addition, I encourage my students to spend a semester abroad or do internships. Secondly, I find it important to teach students how to work independently and develop their problem-solving skills - in other words to challenge them and try to encourage interest in research.