Professor Müller-Quade is head of the research group “Cryptography and Security” at the KIT and director at the FZI. He is spokesman and initiator of the KASTEL competence centre. His research interests include secure cloud computing, secure multi-party computing, security definitions and models, and hardware trust anchors.

The voting procedure “Bingo Voting” developed by him and his group was awarded the German IT security prize in 2008 and the software protection method “Blurry Box Cryptography” in 2014.