CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

Giancarlo Pellegrino
Ph.D. | Researcher

  • System Security Group
  • Building E9.1, Room 3.06
  • +49 681 302 70803
  • giancarlo.pellegrino(aeht)cispa.saarland
  • Personal Webpage

Curriculum Vitae

  • From Jan 2015 -- Postdoctoral Researcher System Security group, CISPA, Saarbruecken, Germany
  • From Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 -- Postdoctoral Researcher , TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • From Mar 2010 to Nov 2013 -- Ph.D. Student , S3 group at EURECOM , Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • From Sept 2009 to Aug 2013 -- Researcher Associate , Security & Trust group, SAP SE, Sophia-Antipolis, France



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