David Basin, Chair for Information Security at the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich
David Basin is a full professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and head of the Information Security research group. He received a his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1989 and his Habilitation in Computer Science from the University of Saarbrucken in 1996. He was a research fellow at both the University of Edinburgh (1990-1991) and the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (1992-1997). From 1997-2002 he held the chair of Software Engineering at the University of Freiburg in Germany. - His research areas are Information Security and Software Engineering, in particular methods and tools for building secure and reliable systems. He is the founding director of the ZISC, the Zurich Information Security Center, which he leads since 2003. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Acta Informatica, and Information Processing Letters. He is Editor-in-Chief (together with Ueli Maurer) of Springer-Verlag’s book series in Information Security and Cryptography. He co-founded the conference
series on Formal Methods in Security Engineering and is on the steering committee of the ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS).