Jan Gruber

Jan Gruber, M. Sc.

Department of Computer Science
Chair of Computer Science 1 (IT Security Infrastructures)

Room: Room 12.135
Martensstr. 3
91058 Erlangen


Being a member of Prof. Freiling’s forensic computing group and the research training group 2475 “Cybercrime and Forensic Computing“, my research and teaching focuses on digital forensics and the fight against cybercrime. Before joining the FAU, I worked in the field of digital investigations. I hold a M.Sc. in the subject of “Digital Forensics” (2021) and another one in the subject of “Computer Science & Media” (2016).



Journal Articles
  • Gruber, J., Brodowski, D. & Freiling, F. (in press). Die polizeiliche Aufgabe und Pflicht zur digitalen Gefahrenabwehr. Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Sicherheitsrecht-GSZ 5(4).
  • Gruber, J. & Freiling, F. (2022). Fighting Evasive Malware. Datenschutz und Datensicherheit-DuD 46(5), 284–290 . DOI: 10.1007/s11623-022-1604-9
Conference Contributions
  • Deuber, D., Gruber, J., Humml, M., Ronge, V., Scheler, N. (2022). Argumentation Schemes for Blockchain Deanonymization. Proc. of JURISIN, 273–286.
  • Gruber, J. & Freiling, F., (2022). Fighting Evasive Malware: How to Pass the Reverse Turing Test By Utilizing a VMI-Based Human Interaction Simulator. In: Wressnegger, C., Reinhardt, D., Barber, T., Witt, B. C., Arp, D. & Mann, Z. (Hrsg.), SICHERHEIT 2022. Karlsruhe: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. (S. 49-64). DOI: 10.18420/sicherheit2022_03


  • Schmitz, R. & Gruber, J. (2017). Commutative watermarking-encryption of audio data with minimum knowledge verification. Advances in Multimedia, 2017. DOI: 10.1155/2017/5879257


I am assisting with teaching several courses at the extra occupational study program “Digital Forensics” which is offered by Albstadt-Sigmaringen University in cooperation with Saarland University and the FAU. Now and then, I am involved in supporting the IT certificate program OpenC3S.
Course Institution Lecturer
Basics of Digital Forensics HS AlbSig Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Reverse Engineering HS AlbSig Dr. Werner Massonne
Live Analyse HS AlbSig Prof. Holger Morgenstern
Browser and Application Forensics HS AlbSig Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konstantin Bayreuther
Methods of Digital Forensics OpenC3S Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling


Supervision of Theses, Seminar Papers, and Projects

If you are enrolled as a computer science student at the FAU or in the study program digital forensics of Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, I might advise your thesis, seminar papers, and projects in a field which is close to my research and teaching activities. I am interested in the following research fields:

intrusion analysis · event reconstruction · digital investigations · threat intelligence · theoretical and practical topics of digital forensics

If you are interested in open topics, refer to UnivIS, or if you would like to pitch your own ideas and are looking for an advisor, feel free to drop me an email.



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