Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor at Karlstad University since June 2000, where is the head of the Privacy& Security (PriSec) research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. She was a Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School in 1994/1995 and Stockholm University / Royal Institute of Technology in 1998/1999. Moreover, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Chalmers University of Technology in 2021.
She has been conducting research in privacy, cyber security and privacy-enhancing technologies for more than 30 years. She is the Swedish representative of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) TC 11 (Security and Privacy Protection), IFIP TC 11 vice chair, member of Cybersecurity Council of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), board member of the Swedish Data Protection Forum (Forum för Dataskydd) and member of the board for the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposia (PETS).
She is partner in several European cybersecurity and privacy-related research projects including the EU H2020 projects CyberSec4Europe and PAPAYA (PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics), and she was the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 Marie Curie ITN Privacy&Us (Privacy&Usability). Moreover, she coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students (SWITS).