Andreas Abraham

Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Secure Applications, PhD Candidate

Andreas Abraham joined IAIK in 2016 and is currently working towards his PhD. He is part of the eGovernment Innovation Center (EGIZ), focusing on research in eGovernment and beyond as well as on developing and maintaining software for Austrian citizens and public services.
Andreas Abraham


My main research interests are identity management (IdM), cloud computing and Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). In my PhD, I am focusing on self-sovereign identity (SSI), decentralized public key infrastructure (DPKI), DLT, consensus mechanisms and applied cryptography in these fields. I was involved in several national and international projects including Credential (Secure Cloud Identity Wallet), a Horizon 2020 project focusing on secure data-sharing in the cloud.


I am holding two lectures in winter term’s course AK IT Security I, namely Electronic Signatures, and Blockchain and its Use Cases in eGovernment.


I am a core group member and representative of Austria in the European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF), which is a part of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI).