Interview Study: Cryptographic Standard Experiences

We are planning an interview study with open source developers of cryptographic software. If you want to be informed when we go live, shoot us a mail at More information is available on our project website.

  • Who: We are looking to interview open source developers with experience in implementing cryptographic standards (e.g. RFCs).

  • We: We are a group of usable security and cryptography researchers from the Leibniz University Hannover, the Paderborn University, and the CISPA Helmholtz-Center for Information Security.

  • How: Interviews will be virtual and take about 60 minutes. We plan to offer a compensation for participating in our research.

  • When: We aim to conduct the interviews from May until July 2023. Interview slots can be flexibly scheduled.

Find out more on our project website.


  • Nicolas Huaman | Project Lead PhD Candidate (Leibniz University Hannover).
  • Jan Klemmer | PhD Candidate (Leibniz University Hannover).
  • Marcel Fourné | PhD Candidate (Max Plank Institute for Security and Privacy).
  • PI Yasemin Acar | Full Professor (Paderborn University).
  • PI Sascha Fahl | Tenured Faculty (CISPA) and Full Professor (Leibniz University Hannover).


Leibniz University Hannover

Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy

Paderborn University

CISPA Helmholtz-Center for Information Security