Thomas Groß is a tenured reader (associate professor) in System Security at the School of Computing Science at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the director of the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security (CCCS), a UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). His research interests are in security and privacy as well as applied cryptography and formal methods. Before he joined Newcastle in 2011, he was a tenured research scientist in the Security and Cryptography group of IBM Research - Zurich before that and IBM's Research Relationship Manager for privacy research. Thomas received his M.Sc. (Dipl. Inf.) in Computer Science at the Saarland University, Germany, in 2004. He received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2009. His thesis was on the security analysis of standardized identity federation. Thomas is a member of the GI, ACM, IEEE, IACR and EATA, as well as Alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation.