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Research Assistant

Martin Degeling

until April 2016 I was research assistant at IMTM, PhD Student at the University of Duisburg-Essen and co-opted member of the DFG post graduate program 1681 “Privatheit” at the university Passau. I have a M.Sc. in Applied Computer Science from the Ruhr-University Bochum and a certificate as a data protection specialist issued by Udis.

From 2016 to 2018 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the institut for software research at Carnegie Mellon University

Since 2018 I am working with the Horst-Görtz Institute for IT-Security.

Activities at IMTM

  • working with the data protection office of the the three universities Bochum, Duisburg-Essen and Dortmund
  • Tutoring and lecturing for different courses in applied computer science (e.g. Data Protection and Privacy, Groupware and Knowledgemanagement, Design of socio-technical Informationsystems)

Research and Work interest

My PhD-Thesis is a study about and discussion of profiling and online tracking techniques as they are used on the web. I researched the interest profile as it is created by google and created a browser plugin to obfuscate these profiles.
On a more general leven my interests are:

  • Data protection and informational self-determination on the border between law, usage and technology.
  • Privacy and transparency enhancing technologies especially on the web
  • CSCW and CSCL with a focus on participatory design.
  • Development of mobile and webapplications

Publications 2014-2017

Download PDF, view on Research Gate.

Veröffentlichungen 2014-2017



Older Publications



before 2013


Previous Activities


Martin Degeling

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft

LS Informations- und Technikmanagement

Gebäude NB, 1. Etage, Raum 71

Universitätsstraße 150


44780 Bochum

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