Frank is a senior researcher and lecturer (tenured) in the ISE research group. He holds a diploma and a PhD (s.c.l.) in computer science, both from TU Berlin. Before joining ISE, he was interim professor at the chair for "Computer Science & Society / Computer Science & Law" at TU Berlin and held senior research positions at KIT's Center for Applied Legal Studies as well as at FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik.
In research and teaching, he particularly leads and coordinates the group’s activities on privacy engineering and on further aspects of security. He pursues a modern approach to privacy and security research that, beyond core technical aspects, consciously goes the extra mile towards actual applicability in real-world, enterprise-grade software systems and takes respectively arising challenges into account as equally relevant research subjects. Dedicatedly inter- and transdisciplinary contributions at the intersection of technology, law, and society complete his research and teaching profile.
Beyond this, Frank has a strong record of ELSA (ethical, legal and societal aspects) research in nationally and internationally funded projects and is a regular reviewer for a multitude of conferences and journals as well as for national and international funding agencies.