Alexander Löbel Copyright: © Research Group IT-Security, RWTH Aachen


Alexander Löbel

Research Group IT-Security


Building: 2165

Room: 211

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 15

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 20792

Research Interests

  • Human Factors in Security
  • Transparency Enhancing Technologies

See also: project website.


Supervised Theses

If you are looking for a thesis topic, please explore the following list of broad areas first. If any of these areas align with your interests (or if you're considering adjacent topics) feel free to contact me once you've reviewed them. Please note that these areas may undergo changes over time.

  • Social Influences on Children's Security Decisions
  • The Security and Privacy Advice Landscape of Children
  • Behavioral Security and Privacy Models of Children, Parents, and Teachers
  • Accessibility of Data Transparency (especially in the light of the GDPR)

While you also may find specific topics for theses here, these topics are typically assigned very quickly. Please refer to the broad areas above if currently no specific theses are available.

  • In Progress:
    • Exploring User Needs for a Security Peer Support App (BA)
    • Conception and Testing of a Learning Unit on the Topic of Authentication and Password Security (BA)
    • An Analysis of Security and Privacy Topics on Video Sharing Platforms (MA)
  • Finished:
    • 2023, Julia Raab, Action Sequence Recording for GDPR Access Requests (BA)
    • 2023, Clemens Bönnen, Dynamic Privacy in Real-Time Bidding Networks (MA)
    • 2023, Thu Van Dao, Development of a web-based Computer Network Widget for educational purposes (BA)
    • 2023, Jan Niklas Forro, Automation of Data Subject Access Requests (BA)
    • 2022, Johannes Reinartz, Integration of a Pipeline for Rule-Based Software Fingerprinting (BA)


Title Author(s)
Behind the Screens: The Security & Privacy Advice Landscape of Children in Grades 5 & 6
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings, Poster (2023)
Löbel, Alexander
Salmen, Frederic
Meyer, Ulrike Michaela
Schroeder, Ulrik
Accurate Real-Time Labeling of Application Traffic
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Schäfer, Sebastian (Corresponding author)
Löbel, Alexander (Corresponding author)
Meyer, Ulrike (Corresponding author)