Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge
Christoph Sorge studied Information Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) (which is today known as Karlsruher's Institute of Technology) from 1999 to 2004. He was awarded the Faculty Award of the Department of Economics and Management for his diploma thesis as well as the Graduate Award of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science. He was then Scholarship holder in the Research Training Group on »Information Management and Market Engineering« and Research assistant at the Institute of Telematics, both also at the University of Karlsruhe (TH).
In 2007, he finished his doctorate in which he examined technical and legal aspects of data protection in self-organised recommendation systems and which was supervised by Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. Martina Zitterbart and Prof. Dr. iur. Thomas Dreier. After a spending time as a research scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, he was appointed to the position of assistant professor for »Network security« at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Paderborn in 2010. In 2014, Christoph Sorge was appointed to the position of juris-Professor of Legal Informatics at the Saarland University. He, together with Gudrun Oevel, received the Advancement Award for Innovation and Quality in Teaching for his teaching of the subject IT-Security from the University of Paderborn in 2011.
In March 2015, he, jointly with Prof. Dr. Michael Backes and the staff of both professorial Chairs, was awarded the State University Teaching Award of the Saarland 2014, for the undergraduate seminar »hacking« as well as the CS Student council's Award for best teaching, also for the »hacking« undergraduate seminar.