Christoph Busch

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Professor, PhD A113 +47 611 35 194


Information Security, Biometrics


Christoph Busch is member of Norwegian Information Security laboratory (NISlab) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He holds a joint appointment with the computer science faculty at Hochschule Darmstadt (HDA), Germany. Further he lectures Biometric Systems at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) since 2007.
He received his PhD in the field of computer graphics in 1997. In the same year he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer IGD) as head of the department Security Technology. Prof. Dr. C. Busch has since been responsible for the acquisition, the management and the control of various applied research and development projects.
On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) he has been the responsible project coordinator for the project series BioIS, BioFace and BioFinger, BioKeyS Pilot-DB – all projects dealing with biometric applications in general and performance and security testing in detail. In FP7 he is  partner in the EU-projects TURBINE, BEST Network, FIDELITY, ORIGINS and INGRESS. He is also principal investigator in the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and  Center for Research in Security and Privacy Darmstadt (CRISP).
Moreover Christoph Busch is co-founder and member of board of the European Association for Biomentrics ( that was established in 2011 and assembles in the meantime more than 180 institutional members. Furthermore, on behalf of Fraunhofer, he chairs the biometrics working group of the TeleTrusT association as well as the German standardization body on Biometrics (DIN-NIA37). He is convenor of WG3 in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 on Biometrics and active member of CEN TC 224 WG18.