About our research

The Master’s programme in Computing Sciences is offered in close collaboration with the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). On this page, you can read more about the relevant research institute(s) and departments in which our highly renowned research takes place.

Research institutes

Institute for Computing and Information Sciences

The overall goal of ICIS is to improve the security and reliability of computer- based systems and algorithms based on mathematically sound theories. Through its cutting-edge research, ICIS is a forerunner in terms of research and contributes to society, especially in the field of cyber security. ICIS looks beyond its own field as it integrates the know-how with other disciplines such as law, medicine, and neuroscience. Through this approach, ICIS is relevant not only in research, but also tackles the challenges of IT in modern-day society.

Research at iCIS is organised in three different research sections:

  • Software Science
  • Digital Security
  • Data Science


Research groups

The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security is taught by the Digital Security (DS) research group at the Radboud University.

Digital security

Digital Security group

The Digital Security group works on a broad range of topics in computer security, including applied cryptography, security protocols, smartcards and RFID, and the security and correctness of software. We are also interested in societal aspects of digital security, such asprivacy and e-voting, and interaction with disciplines outside computer science such as cryptography and law.

Digital Security works on a broad range of topics in cyber security that includes:

  • Applied cryptography
  • Security protocols
  • Smartcards and RFID
  • Security and correctness of software
  • Privacy
  • E-voting
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber law