Ina Berenice Fink

  • Researcher in Computer Science

  • COMSYS, RWTH Aachen University

I am a researcher and PhD student at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (COMSYS) at RWTH Aachen University since September 2019. My research interests cover all aspects of security and privacy in the (Industrial / Infrastructure) Internet of Things, currently focusing on how to retrofit security within the network. Besides, since October 2020, I am working as a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at FH Aachen.

I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University. During my studies, I worked as a research assistant at COMSYS at RWTH Aachen University from 2017 to 2019. Before, from 2016 to 2017, I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Medical Informatics at RWTH Aachen University Hospital.

In June 2020, I received the 1st prize of the Women’s STEM Award 2020 sponsored by Deutsche Telekom AG for my master’s thesis on “Advanced In-Network Security for Smart Devices”. In recognition of my academic performance, I was further awarded the 1st prize of the Female Student Travel Award 2019 by the collaborative research center MAKI in May 2019.

Interests. Security, Privacy, (Industrial / Infrastructure) Internet of Things, In-Network Computing




Ina Fink
Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen
E-Mail: fink(at)