About me

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Welcome to my homepage! My name is Florian 'floe' Echtler, and I'm a researcher in human-computer interaction. My core topics are centered around the intersection of ubiquitous computing, peer-to-peer networking, and security/privacy.

I’m also a strong proponent of and contributor to open-source software, and I am convinced that the open-source development model can contribute a lot to how we do research today, e.g. by viewing software as a research contribution in their own right, by constantly evolving a research project instead of just having a publication as a single snapshot, etc.

I received my PhD in computer science from TUM in December 2009 and after a position as a security researcher at Siemens Corporate Technology and a junior professorship at the venerable Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, I am now an associate professor for computer science at Aalborg University, as a member of the HCC Group.

I have occasionally been called a nerd, a geek, a hacker (see definition), a nutty professor, and an evil genius. I consider each of these to be quite the compliment. 😉

On the pages listed on the left, you can find information on my research, publications and talks as well as some other projects, software I wrote etc.


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P.S. In case you are wondering about the strange "Matrix Industries" branding I had until recently: that was inspired by this book and by the late hacker group "L0pht Heavy Industries". There's no connection to the great movie with the same name (nor to the not-so-great sequels).