Career Profile

Short Bio. His 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.

Primary research and academic positions


10.2013 - today
Research Center SBA Research, Vienna, Austria

Duties Researcher in mathematical aspects of information security.


Here you can find a list of projects in which I was involved as a researcher.

SBA-K1: Area 4

04.2017 - 03.2021
Applied discrete mathematics for information security. Area 4 of the SBA-K1 project is funded as part of the COMET K1 Program Line: Competence Centers for Excellenct Technologies by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The research area is comprised of three K1-projects focused on combinatorics and codes for information security, future cryptography: foundations, new threats and novel applications and combinatorial security testing.
(on-going, active researcher)


10.2017 - 09.2020
Securing web technologies with combinatorial interaction testing. SecWIT is a BRIDGE project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
(on-going, active researcher)


02.2016 - 07.2018
Security protocol interaction testing in practice. SPLIT is a BRIDGE EARLY PHASE project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
(completed, researcher)


05.2013 - 09.2014
Model-based security testing in practice. MoBSeTIP was a BRIDGE project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). MoBSeTIP won the prestigious EUREKA-innovation award 2015 / 16 through its participation to the ITEA2-funded action DIAMONDS.
(completed, researcher)

Current research interests

Combinatorial Design Theory

Design of Experiments



Symbolic Computation

Software Testing

Information Security

Quantum Algorithms

Linux testing