Michael Kasper

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MS, Computer Science, University Darmstadt
BS, Computer Science, University of Applied Science Mannheim


Michael Kasper has over twenty years of experience in cybersecurity, cryptographic engineering, data analytics, and business management. He is currently CEO of Fraunhofer Singapore Research Ltd (FSR) and executive director of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Security. At Nanyang Technological University, he co-heads the collaborative research center FSR@NTU and holds an adjunct appointment with Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering.

Passionate about strengthening collaborative applied research between Singapore and Germany, he supports governmental, academic, and industrial initiatives on an operational and strategic level. He is affiliated with the Quantum Engineering Programme of the National University of Singapore, where he is a coordinator for the National Quantum-Safe Network.

Previously, Michael co-headed the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, headed the Hardware Security Lab, and handled cross-institutional management for “Secure Things” at CASED, predecessor to the German National Research Center for Security and Privacy ATHENE. In 2022, he became affiliated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security in Munich.

At GLOBIS University, he teaches Cybersecurity for Business.