Prof. David Basin

Research Area: Cyber and Information Security

Prof. David Basin’s research focuses on Information Security, in particular methods and tools for building secure and reliable systems.

He is a full Professor at ETH Zurich and holds the chair for Information Security within the Institute of Information Security at the Department of Computer Science. He is Editor-​in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security and of Springer-​Verlag’s book series on Information Security and Cryptography. He is also the founding director of ZISC, the Zurich Information Security Center, which he led from 2003-​2011. He was named Fellow of the ACM in 2018 for his contributions to Information Security and Formal Methods.

He received his bachelors degree in mathematics from Reed College in 1984, his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1989, and his Habilitation from the University of Saarbrücken in 1996. His appointments include a postdoctoral position at the University of Edinburgh (1990-​1991), and afterwards he led a subgroup, within the programming logics research group, at the Max-​Planck-Institut für Informatik (1992-​1997). From 1997-​2002 he was a Full Professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany.