International Cybersecurity Research Made in Hamburg

Our Team

Dr. Mischa Hansel

Senior Researcher

Mischa Hansel leads the International Cybersecurity research focus at IFSH. Previously, he spent several years outside academia at the Development and Peace Foundation and at the German Aerospace Center. Between 2013 and 2018, he worked as postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in International Relations at RWTH Aachen University and the University of Giessen. Mischa studied political science, history, and German language and literature at the University of Cologne, where he completed his PhD on conflict and cooperation in international cybersecurity.

Dr. Jantje Silomon

Senior Researcher

Jantje Silomon joined IFSH as a researcher in April 2019 and became part of the International Cybersecurity team in January 2021. Previously, Jantje was based at the University of Oxford, where she conducted her doctoral research on the topic of malware weaponisation.

She completed her BSc in Computer Science at King's College London, before spending some time in South East Asia, predominantly China. Upon returning to the United Kingdom, she worked in academia and industry, while also gaining an MRes in International Security and Global Governance.

Lena Pollmann

Project Coordinator

Lena Pollmann studied political science and peace and conflict studies in Würzburg and Magdeburg. She is the ICS project coordinator since January 2021. From July 2017 until October 2020, she was a researcher at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, focusing on African security governance and norms linked to military missions in Africa. Before returning to an academic career, she worked in humanitarian aid in South Sudan and Iraq.

Kathrin Moog

Research Assistant

Kathrin Moog studied political science at the University of Mannheim. She is currently in the final stages of her master's degree in political science and economics at the University of Heidelberg. In her studies and practice, she focused on political sociology, international relations, democracy research, and cyber security policy. Since May 2022 she is part of the ICS team.

Previous Team Members:

Fabiola Schwarz
Research Assistant

Emilia Neuber
Research Assistant