Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Security & Privacy Researcher

Fraunhofer FKIE


Since October 2020, I am working as research associate at Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE) in the Cyber ​​Analysis & Defense (CA&D) department, headed by Prof. Dr. Elmar Padilla. I graduated with an M.Sc. in Computer Science in May 2020 and received my B.Sc. in November 2017, both from RWTH Aachen University.

My research focuses on securing the industrial networks of the future. On the one hand, this research revolves around integrating security into networks that were not built with security in mind, without disrupting existing processes. On the other hand, my research revolves around how we can utilize recent security and cryptography research advances to innovate the (industrial) IoT.


  • (Industrial) Internet of Things
  • Privacy-enhancing Technologies
  • Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts


  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2020

    RWTH Aachen University

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2017

    RWTH Aachen University


Most Promising Young Talent Award

I was among ten people awarded in the context of the Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg. The award was accompanied with the opportunity to compete in the European Cybersecurity Challenge in Bucharest, Romanian.

Student Travel Grant

The IEEE Communications Society awarded me this grant to attend and present my research at the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Seoul, South Korea.