Stefan Lucks' fields of research are cryptology and communication security. He obtained a diploma in Computer Science in 1993 at the University of Dortmund. In 1997, he finished his Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen and went to the University of Mannheim, where he obtained his postdoctoral lecture qualification ("Habilitiation") in 2003 and became a lecturer ("Oberassistent") in 2004, leading the security-research team for the Mobile Business Research Group at the University of Mannheim. In 2007, he became a full professor for Media Security at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar. He has published more than seventy peer-reviewed papers about cryptology and served on numerous international program committees, such as Fast Software Encryption (FSE), ASIACRYPT, EUROCRYPT, and CRYPTO.