Dominik Engel: New Chief Research Officer at sproof GmbH

Dr. Dominik Engel, head of the Center for Secure Energy Informatics at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, joins the management board of sproof.

With the renowned IT-security and privacy expert Dominik Engel, sproof gets prominent support from its roots – the academic world. “As a spin-off from the Center for Secure Energy Informatics, we transfer state-of-the-art technology research to the economy. We are thrilled that with Dominik Engel a renowned research leader with experience across academia and industry is joining our management board and fostering our academic ties,” says Clemens Brunner, CEO of sproof.

“sproof is a great example that shows how applied the research at the Center for Secure Energy Informatics is. I am very happy to bring in my expertise into this successful start-up and see our institution benefit from it as one of the first,” Engel says. Since fall 2019 the FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, as one of the first universities in Europe, signs and issues documents to students digitally via sproof.

Dominik Engel holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salzburg and a venia docendi in Applied Informatics at the same university. Since 2010, the author of numerous publications is lecturer and researcher at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, where he also heads the Center for Secure Energy Informatics. He was a researcher at the Universities of Bremen and Salzburg and product manager at Sony DADC. His current research interests include methods for enhancing privacy, security and end-user trust.

About sproof

sproof is an Austrian-based startup company co-founded by Clemens Brunner, Fabian Knirsch and Erich Höpoldseder. sproof is supported by the FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Startup Center. sproof creates a revolutionary and new kind of digital signature that allows you to issue your certificates digitally and secure.