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Award winner Professor Thorsten Holz

Professor Thorsten Holz was awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize in 2011.

The German Research Foundation awarded Thorsten Holz the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for his research into security threats on the Internet and the development of defence mechanisms. The prize was awarded on the grounds that he combines original research approaches with a high level of know-how regarding the technological specifications of malware. The methods developed by Holz have already been implemented in applications across the board.

About the person

Thorsten Holz studied computer science at RWTH Aachen University and obtained his PhD degree at the University of Mannheim. Subsequently, he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the International Secure Systems Lab at TU Wien. He has been at RUB since 2010, initially as Junior Professor for Embedded Malware, and later as Chair for System Security at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He is a member of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security.

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Particularly outstanding achievements by young researchers are honoured with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. The award winners receive 20,000 euros to strengthen their scientific profile and pursue their research interests. They can thus lay the foundation for a further successful research career. The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize is considered the most important award for the next generation of researchers in Germany, only 10 prizes are awarded each year.

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