Rudolf Scheurer is a full time professor in the Computer Science and Communication Systems faculty of the the Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture of Fribourg, Switzerland.

He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bern in 1994 and 1997 respectively. After an interim position as guest researcher at the University of Lübeck he joined the University of Fribourg as senior assistant, responsible for setting up the Telecommunications Group.

Since 2002 he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland in Fribourg, and since 2004 he is also lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern.


  • Computer Networks
  • Web Application Security
  • Web Technologies
  • Programming languages
  • Algorithmes and Data structures


  • Dr.phil.nat Computer Science, 1997

    University of Bern (CH)

  • lic.phil.nat Computer Science, 1994

    University of Bern (CH)

  • Matura Typ C (scientific)

    Gymnasium Biel/Bienne (CH)



WebApp Security








University of Applied Science of Bern / Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)

Feb 2005 – Present Bern, Switzerland
Lectureship for the CAS “IT Principles”, teaching Computer Networks and IT Security


University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland /
Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture (HEIA-FR)

Oct 2002 – Present Fribourg, Switzerland

Bachelor Lectures (details)

  • Web Application Security
  • Information Systems / Web Technologies
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Algorithms and Data structures

MSE Master Lectures (details)

  • Advanced IP Network Design

Member of the Applied Research Institute for Smart and Secure Systems
Member of the Security Academy


Senior Assistant

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Oct 1997 – Oct 2002 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Responsible for establishing the Telecommunications Group
  • VITELS - Virtual Internet and Telecommunications Laboratory (Swiss Virtual Campus)
  • Supervision of diploma and doctoral theses

Guest researcher

Medical University of Lübeck, Germany

Feb 1997 – Sep 1997 Lübeck, Germany
  • Research work in the field of Conformance Testing
  • Special focus on automated test case generation for communication protocols