Prof. Gerhard Petrus HANCKE

BEng (Pretoria), MEng (Pretoria), PhD (Cambridge), LLB (UNISA)


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429341

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


I am currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. I obtained B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2002 and 2003 respectively, and a PhD in Computer Science with the Security Group at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory in 2009. Before joining CityU I worked for the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London as a researcher/engineer at the ISG Smart Card Centre (2007-2011) and as a Teaching Fellow (2011-2013).

Research Interests/Areas

  • Information and System Security
  • RFID and Smart Cards
  • Industrial Internet-of-Things

Services in CityU


  • Jan 2015 - May 2022, CS4286 Internet Security and e-Commerce Protocols.
  • Sep 2014 - Dec 2022, CS5285 Information Security for eCommerce.
  • Jan 2014 - May 2014, CS4293 Topics Computer Security.
  • Jan 2014 - May 2014, CS5293 Topics on Information Security.
  • Sep 2013 - Dec 2013, CS3282 E-Commerce Technology.