Alexandra Dmitrienko

Head, Secure Software Systems Research Group, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg


Alexandra Dmitrienko is a university professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg.  She combines an excellent academic track record in system security and privacy with extensive industrial experience in leading many successful industrial technology transfer projects. Before joining JMU in Würzburg, she worked for about 10 years in renowned security institutions in Germany and in Switzerland: Ruhr-University Bochum (2008-2011), Fraunhofer Institute for Information Security in Darmstadt (2011-2015) and ETH Zurich (2016-2017). She holds a PhD degree in Security and Information Technology from TU Darmstadt (2015). Her PhD dissertation was awarded by the by the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM STM WG 2016 Award) and recognized as outstanding by Intel – she received an Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award. Over past years, her research interests focused on various topics on secure software engineering, system security, and security of cyber-physical and distributed systems.  As of today, topics related to blockchain security are important part of her research agenda.