Prof. Dr. Anja Lehmann
Prof. Dr. Anja Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Anja Lehmann

Chair for Cybersecurity - Identity Management

Hasso Plattner Institute
Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam

Room: H-1.13

Phone: +49 331 5509-4931
E-Mail: anja.lehmann(at)hpi.de


I am heading the chair of Cybersecurity - Identity Management where I work in the area of cryptography and privacy. More specifically, I'm interested in the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols with provable security guarantees, with a focus on privacy-enhancing technologies. See the publications section for recent research results.

Before joining the HPI in 2020, I was a researcher in the Security & Privacy group of IBM Research – Zurich. In 2010, I completed my PhD in the cryptography group of Marc Fischlin at the Darmstadt University of Technology. I studied computer science at the Dresden University of Technology, obtaining a diploma in 2006.


Scientific Service


Academic Service

  • Member and Deputy of the Faculty Council of the Digital Engineering Faculty (since 10/22)
  • Member of Doctoral Committee (since 06/22) and Habilitation Committee (since 10/22)
  • Past: Erasmus Coordinator for HPI/DEF (12/20-12/23)



At IBM Research - Zurich I was involved in a number of EU projects:

  • Olympus (H2020, Distributed and oblivious identity management, Role: Technical Lead and PI)
  • ICT4CART (H2020, Privacy-preserving ICT infrastructure, Role: PI)
  • USEIT (CHIST-ERA, Security and privacy for IoT, Role: Interim PI)
  • FutureTPM (H2020, Quantum-resistant crypto for TPMs)
  • ABC4Trust, FutureID and FI-Ware