Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Professor für Technische Informatik

Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg

Room Co.04

T +49 40 428 75-6435
volker.skwarek@haw-hamburg.de

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Activities

Teaching

  • Technische Informatik (TI 1-3)
  • Programmieren in C
  • rechnergestützte Messdatenanalyse (RMA)
  • blockchain and distributed ledger systems
  • wireless sensor networks
  • Cybersecurity 1 + 2

Focus areas/Expertise

  • cybersecurity
  • security in distributed systems
  • sensor networks

Offices held/Professional memberships

  • head of research and technology center for digital business processes
  • deputy head of the department HWI (industrial engineering)
  • coordinator of graduate focus area "information science"
  • akademic exchange coordinator

Short bio

Prof. Volker Skwarek is Professor for Embedded Systems and head of the research and transfer centre for digital business processes at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He leads the research group DLT³-Hamburg, focusing on scalable protocols and architectures for security in distributed (IoT-)systems. His previous assignments included management positions in major automotive companies, leading departments for electronics development and research & innovation.

His research interests focus on ultra-low-power IoT-systems and their data security using Byzantine- and crash-fault-tolerant protocols. Apart from fundamental research topics on identities and trust in digital systems, software design patterns for legally binding smart contracts, trust transfer between blockchains and blockchain-enabled operating systems, he and his team work on practical applications for blockchain-sensor-connections in professional industrial environments.

Prof. Skwarek holds multiple patents, has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored 2 books. He is part of several reviewing boards of international blockchain and distributed ledger journals. Additionally, Prof. Skwarek holds 4 national and international prizes for research and education. Additionally, he is very active in national and international standardisation of blockchain and distributed ledger systems.

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