Thomas Groß is a Reader (associate professor) in System Security in the School of Computing at Newcastle University. He is the Director of Newcastle University Cyber Security & Resilience, a UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). He is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Confidentiality-Preserving Security Assurance (CASCAde). Thomas is a member of the UK Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), which he also serves as member of its scientific advisory board and lead for scientific methods. Before he joined Newcastle in 2011, he was a Research Staff Member (RSM) in the Security and Cryptography group of IBM Research - Zurich and IBM's Research Relationship Manager for privacy research. Thomas received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2009. He received his M.Sc. (Dipl. Inf.) in Computer Science at Saarland University, Germany, in 2004. Thomas is a member of the GI, ACM, IEEE, and IACR, as well as Alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation.