Alexandr Railean, M.Sc.


I am passionate about computers and technology since early childhood. Throughout the years, I have developed an interest in cognitive psychology and nowadays I likes to hang out at the intersection of these fields (occasionally wandering into adjacent areas). I graduated from Technical University of Moldova and my current research focus at ULD (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz, Kiel) is usable privacy in the Internet of Things. I have a decade of experience as a computer security software engineer and 6 years of lecturing at my alma mater and abroad.

Research interests

  • Privacy
  • Usability
  • Internet of Things


  • A. Railean and D. Reinhardt. OnLITE: Online Label For Internet of Things Transparency Enhancement. In Proceedings of the Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT), 2019. [PDF]
  • A. Railean and D. Reinhardt. Let there be LITE: Design and Evaluation of a Label for IoT Transparency Enhancement. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI Adjunct), pages 103-110, 2018. [PDF]
  • A. Railean and D. Reinhardt. Life-long Privacy in the IoT? Measuring Privacy Attitudes Throughout the Life-cycle of IoT Devices. In Proceedings of the 12th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management --- the Smart World Revolution ---, pages 132-149, 2017. [PDF]