Michael Kasper

Michael Kasper

Informatik, MS in Computer Science, University Darmstadt, Germany
BS in Computer Science , University of Applied Science Mannheim, Germany


Michael is CEO of Fraunhofer Singapore Research Ltd., an Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Security (FSR-CAIS), and an adjunct research fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Michael also co-heads the Collaborative NTU-Fraunhofer Research Centre (FSR@NTU). Michael and his team work on R&D of novel security solutions and their translation from fundamental research into application and innovation. At Fraunhofer, Michael leads an interdisciplinary team with a strong focus on current and future challenges of security, trust, and privacy in emerging technologies. Michael is affiliated with the Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he coordinates National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN) activities.

Passionate on the impact of the digital transformation in the field of trustworthy and secure systems, his interest and activities focus on resilient architectures, transportation, industrial transformation, autonomous systems and cyber-physical “intelligent things.” The scope of his research includes Quantum communication technologies, Quantum enhanced security, secure engineering and security for AI, trustworthy IoT/Edge platforms and digital services, collaborative cognitive systems, and investigation of new vulnerabilities and protections in those fields. With his expertise, he supports governmental, academic, and industrial initiatives on an operational and strategic level.

Michael is involved in several startup and entrepreneurial activities at the intersection of digital transformation and deep tech with an impact on society. Previously, Michael co-headed the Cyber Physical Systems Security department at Fraunhofer Singapore and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) and headed the Hardware Security Lab which was responsible for the security testing and evaluation of cross-industry prototypes. In the past, Michael was affiliated with the German National Research Center for Security and Privacy ATHENE, where he was responsible for the cross institutional management of the research area “Secure Things” at the institution’s predecessor, CASED.

Since 2022 he is affiliated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security in Munich.

Michael has more than 18 years of professional experience in cyber security, cryptographic engineering, and computer science with a cross-domain background in computer science, electrical engineering, data analytics, artificial intelligence, optics, applied physics, and business management.

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