Mariella Mischinger


PhD Student

  • Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (U3CM)
    • BSc & MSc: Computer Science - Technical University of Munich. Munich, Germany
  • Former position: IT Product Owner / Project Manager at UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Joining date: November 2021


Mariella Mischinger is a PhD student at the IMDEA Networks Institute working on the investigation of cybercrime activity on the dark web. Before that, she graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a M.Sc. in computer science. During her studies, the main focus was on IT security and networks. In her bachelor thesis and research seminars, she examined different blockchain systems. Moreover, she is also familiar with microcontroller and sensor technology, as this was the focus of her master’s thesis. After completing her studies, she initially worked as a certified SCRUM product owner and project manager at UnternehmerTUM GmbH in Munich. Therefore she has the ability to apply agile working culture in companies and transform existing processes to more efficiency. Her choice to eventually enroll in the PhD program comes from her desire to learn and investigate technical details, as well as from her strong interest in the research topic.