International Federation for Information Processing

Simone Fischer-Hübner

 Bio statement

Prof. Simone Fischer-Hübner

Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor at Karlstad University since June 2000, where is the head of the Privacy& Security (PriSec) research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. She was a Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School in 1994/1995 and Stockholm University / Royal Institute of Technology in 1998/1999. Moreover, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Chalmers University of Technology in 2021 and is since April 2022 a part-time Guest Professor at Chalmers.

She has been conducting research in privacy, cyber security and privacy-enhancing technologies for more than 35 years. She is member of Cybersecurity Council of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), board member of the Swedish Data Protection Forum (Forum för Dataskydd) and member of the board for the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposia (PETS).

She is partner in several European cybersecurity and privacy-related research projects including the EU H2020 projects CyberSec4Europe and she was the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 Marie Curie ITN Privacy&Us (Privacy&Usability). Moreover, she coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students (SWITS). Moreover, she coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students (SWITS).

She was earlier chair of IFIP Working Group 9.6/11.7 on IT Misuse and the Law, IFIP WG 11.6 on Identity Management and she is the Swedish representative of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) TC 11 (Security and Privacy Protection), IFIP TC 11 treasurer (vice chair).