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Jens Grossklags

Alumni (PhD 2009)


Jens Grossklags is studying information privacy, security, technology policy and networked interactions from a theoretical and practical perspective. Specifically, he is motivated to contribute to a better understanding of the current and future marketplace for personal and corporate information, and improved designs of the underlying evolving security infrastructure. His academic work is very cross-disciplinary and utilizes analytic, empirical and experimental methodologies.


Jens Grossklags is Associate Professor and leads the Chair of Cyber Trust in the Department of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich. Previously, he directed the Security, Privacy and Information Economics Lab, and served as the Haile Family Early Career Professor at Penn State. He was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy, and a Lecturer of Computer Science at Princeton University.

In 2009, Jens completed his doctoral dissertation at UC Berkeley’s School of Information advised by Professors John Chuang (chair), Teck-Hua Ho, Deirdre Mulligan and Hal Varian. While at UC Berkeley, he also obtained master’s degrees in Computer Science, and Information Management and Systems.

Last updated:

September 25, 2023