Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Erik Buchmann

Uni Leipzig | Computer Science | ScaDS.AI
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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Erik Buchmann
I research and teach in the intersection of the topics "Data Privacy", "IT Security", "Machine Learning" and "Big Data". Since April 1st. 2022, I am head of the "Data Privacy and Security" group at the University of Leipzig.

My approach to this topics is unique so far: I strive to teach a very broad range of technical knowledge, that can be used to assess and to solve data privacy and data security problems in cloud architectures and cloud applications, specifically with regard to machine learning. In particular, i am interested in a vertical approach that addresses data protection and IT security from compliance issues and business processes to architectural questions, algorithms and data management.

Curriculum Vitae Erik Buchmann received his PhD in the research area of collaborative peer-to-peer data structures from the Technical University of Magdeburg, Germany, in 2006. From 2007 to 2015, he was head of the young researcher group "Privacy Awareness in Information Systems" at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He was a visiting lecturer at Technical University of Kaiserslautern, and a substitute professor and visiting researcher at Technical University of Saarbrücken. Since 2016, Erik Buchmann has been a full professor at Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, responsible for the group "Data Privacy and Security in Information Systems". In the same year, he completed his habilitation at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since April 2022, Erik Buchmann is head of the group for data privacy and security at the University of Leipzig.
Research Profile Privacy and security issues in the Internet of Things, i.e., on highly distributed systems with complex system architectures, that send erroneous, incomplete, location- and context-sensitive, personal sensor data to cloud platforms for further processing via big-data machine learning approaches.
Publications 116 publications in total, 94 of them peer-reviewed, some of them in conferences like KDD, VLDB, SIGMOD or ICDE
Teaching Data privacy and security with regard to machine learning, storage, compliance, >100 bachelor's and masters theses supervised
In the PC of many conference-, workshop- and journal-series, co-organizer of 5 workshops, in the board of directors of a GI working group, guest- and co-editor of several journals, steering comittee member of the AISyS, IARIA Fellow



116 publications in total, 94 of them peer-reviewed



  • Best Paper Award, 12th International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments (WEB'24), March 2024. Awarded paper: "Transparency in Privacy Policies."
  • Best Paper Award, 17th Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECURWARE'23), September 2023. Awarded paper: "ChatIDS: Explainable Cybersecurity Using Generative AI."
  • Best Paper Award, 17th International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS'23), April 2023. Awarded paper: "Long-Term Risks of IoT Devices: The Case of the Smart Fridge"
  • Rewarded as IARIA Fellow, April 2023.
  • Best Paper Award, 7th International Conference on Advances in Computation, Communications and Services, May 2022. Awarded paper: "IoT Security: A Basic IoT Hardware Security Framework"
  • Faculty award for the best elective computer-science lecture of the faculty of computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, summer term 2019. Lecture: "Datenschutz von Anonymisierung bis Zugriffskontrolle"
  • Best Paper Award, 7th International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, May 2017. Awarded paper: "SEAM: Swarm Algorithms for Energy Allocation in Microgrids"
  • Multidisciplinary Privacy Award of the 5th International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP'12) at the European Privacy Day, Brussels (Belgium), Januar 2012. Awarded paper: "Tackling Compliance Deficits of Data-Protection Law with User Collaboration"
  • Dissertation award of the faculty of computer science, University of Magdeburg, 2006



Hobbies and Private Interests


I am really into bicycle travel. I am referring to real trips in high mountains, and without engines, support cars or luggage service ;-)
This is how i got my travel bike. The following list leads to some pictures and travel reports, mostly in German. If you like to read the texts, Google Translate does quite a good job.

Franken'23 Wiesbaden-Aachen'23 Erzgebirge'23 Rockharz'23 Ungarn/Österreich'23 Venedig-Garmisch'23
Franken'22 Hessen'22 Alpen'22
Österreich'21 Deutsche Mittelgebirge'21
Norwegen/Schweden/Deutschland'08 (english version)
Toskana'07 Schweiz'07

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