is a mathematician, senior researcher at MATRIS Research Group, and the team lead of DEFSYS team.
Bernhard’s research focuses on design theory and discrete mathematics as well as applications thereof. With his background in mathematics, he is especially interested in the application of theoretical results to practical problems, effectively bridging the gap between discrete mathematics and application domains of information security. He has developed an algebraic modelling for a special class of combinatorial designs, and has also developed combinatorial testing for software methodologies for security targeting operating systems and web technologies. His publications include papers in applied discrete mathematics, software testing (in particular combinatorial testing) and security testing.