Prof. Dr. Kevin Borgolte

Software Security

Professor / Head of Chair

Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Computer Science
Software Security
Universitätsstr. 150
--D-44801 Bochum

Room: ID 2/627

Office Hours: By arrangement


Curriculum Vitae

Since May 2021, I am a professor for Software Security in the Computer Science department at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). Prior to joining RUB, I was a professor at TU Delft and a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. I received my PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2018.



My research focuses on software and Internet security, including vulnerability discovery and mitigation, as well as how software is being deployed and used, and how it affects security on the Internet. That is, I work on improving the security and privacy of networked software systems. I also work on identifying and preventing large-scale Internet abuse, discovering and defending against new attacks (such as on network applications or enabled by network and protocol interactions), and developing techniques to conduct security-relevant measurements (like enabling Internet-wide measurements for IPv6; or, investigating how new security features affect the Internet). Sometimes, I dabble in related topics, like understanding security misconfigurations, or governance and policy.