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Florian Alt is a full professor at the Bundeswehr University, Munich. His research is at the crossroads of HCI and IT security. In particular, Florian is interested in how novel, secure user interfaces can be built that blend with the way in which we interact with computing devices. Specific research areas include but are not limited to behavioral biometrics, social engineering, usable security in smart homes, and secure physiological user interfaces. Florian holds a diploma in media informatics from LMU Munich and a PhD in computer science from the University of Stuttgart. He is an editorial board member of IEEE Pervasive Computing and ACM IMWUT as well as an associate chair of the ACM SIGCHI conference. He was the general chair for MUM 2018 and will be program chair for Mensch und Computer 2019. 

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Florian Alt is a full professor and head of the Usable Security and Privacy Group at the Research Institute for Cyber Defense (CODE) of the Bundeswehr University, Munich. His research is at the crossroads of HCI and IT security. In particular, Florian is interested in building secure but at the same time usable UIs by considering the way in we interact with computing devices today. Specific research areas of Florian’s group include but are not limited to behavioral biometrics, social engineering, usable security in smart homes, usable security and virtual reality, and secure physiological user interfaces. 

Prior to his current appointment, Florian was an assistant professor at the LMU Munich, where he led the Ubiquitous Interactive Systems Group. He holds a diploma in media informatics from LMU Munich and a PhD in computer science from the University of Stuttgart. Before his academic career, Florian worked as web developer for Avid Technologies / Pinnacle Systems Inc. in Mountain View (US) and as IT specialist for Schreiner Medipharm LP in New York (US). 

Florian is an active member of the scientific community. He was general chair of the MUM 2018 conference and organized the UIST School 2018. Florian led several program committees of international conferences (Mensch und Computer 2019, MUM 2016, ACM PerDis 2015). He is an editorial board member of IEEE Pervasive Computing and ACM IMWUT. He regularly serves as associate chair and program committee member of leading ACM SIGCHI conferences (e.g. CHI, DIS, NordiCHI). 


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