CITI Taiwan

Strategic Alliance with CITI, Academica Sinica, Taiwan

The collaboration between the IT security experts at TU Darmstadt and various scientific institutions in Taiwan, in particular Academia Sinica, has a long tradition. In 2008, Prof. Der-Tsai Lee was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Award (nominated by TU Darmstadt) and in the same year he organized the first of several Germany-Taiwan workshops on cybersecurity and algorithms, in part funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Prof. Lee visits Darmstadt on a regular basis to continue the collaborative work. From 2011 to 2013, Prof. Chen-Mou Cheng from National Taiwan University (NTU) was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at TU Darmstadt. In 2012, CYSEC PI Johannes Buchmann was awarded the Tsungming Tu Award, the highest academic honor bestowed on foreign scientists by the Taiwanese government.

There is a lively exchange between scientists of TU Darmstadt and Taiwan in all areas of cryptography, various topics regarding privacy as well as selected areas in security within sensor networks. CYSEC PI Neeraj Suri works collaboratively with Prof. Yennun Huang at Academia Sinica and Prof. Chia-Mu Yu (also affiliated with Yuan Ze University) on the application of differential privacy in order to maintain confidentiality of medical/health data. An additional cooperation exists with Prof. Sy-Yen Kuo (NTU) and Fyodor Yarochkin at Academia Sinica on packet injections.

CYSEC PI Matthias Hollick has hosted several grantees of the Partnership Program for the Connection to the Top Labs in the World funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan and jointly worked on topics in the area of sensor network security. In 2016, CYSEC signed a research cooperation framework agreement with the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI) at Academia Sinica, strengthening the long-standing relationship between the two institutions in a permanent strategic partnership.