Research Group

NTNU Digital Forensics

The research group focuses on research and development of advanced computational methods to establish and prove the scientific basis of forensic investigative procedures, with the objective to support forensic examiners in their daily casework. 

Vacant positions 

NTNU Digital Forensics Group has two vacant research project positions as PhD researchers within the ESSENTIAL EU MSCA-ITN project, Evolving Security SciencE through Networked Technologies, Information Policy And Law:

Deadline for applications: 2 January 2019. 

Key Academic Staff

Part-time Academic Staff

Affiliated Academic Staff

Inger Marie Sunde, Professor, The Norwegian Police University College (PHS)

Hallstein A. Hansen, PhD, Oslo Police District (OPD)


André Årnes, Adjunct Associate Professor

Jefferey D. Hamm, Lecturer, Mandiant/FireEye

Jul Fredrik Kaltenborn, PhD Research Fellow, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Research News and Events


Current research projects

  • “ACT"
  • "Ars Forensica”, Professor Katrin Franke
  • “Blockchain Technology”, Associate Professor Mariusz Nowostawski
  • “Dark Web”, Professor Katrin Franke
  • “ESSENTIAL”, Professor Katrin Franke
  • “Forensic Methodology”, Professor Katrin Franke
  • “Hansken”, Senior Researcher, Dr. Carl Stuart Leichter
  • “Malware Analytics”, Professor Katrin Franke, Associate Professor Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn
  • Financial Fraud Forensics and Simulation, Dr. Edgar Lopez-Rojas, Post-doctoral researcher


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PhD Research Fellows


Academic partners

  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
  • University California Santa Cruz, USA
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) , Norway
  • Norwegian Police University College (PHS), Norway
  • University in Oslo, Norway
  • University of Malta, Malta
  • National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • National Intelligence Academy, Romania
  • Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Fraunhofer Society, Germany
  • Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Japan
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ellinki Aeroporiki Viomichania Anonymi Etairei, Greece
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany

User partners from public sector

  • Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD), Norway
  • Kripos, Norway
  • Økokrim, Norway
  • Oslo Police District (OPD), Norway
  • Netherlands Forensics Institute (NFI), Netherlands
  • Advance Technology Institute, Romania
  • Fraunhofer Society, Germany
  • Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Japan
  • NorSIS – Norsk Senter for Informasjonssikring, Norway
  • Misa SA, Norway
  • Raufoss Technology AS, Norway
  • SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing, Norway

Security-service providers

  • FinansCERT, Norway
  • mnemonic AS, Norway
  • Synergetics N.V. Group, Belgium
  • Xensics, USA
  • KraftCERT AS, Norway
  • National Sikkerhetsmyndighet (NSM), Norway
  • REALITY NET System Solutions, Italy
  • Ericsson AB, Sweden
  • C 3 M d.o.o., Slovenia
  • Promon, Norway
  • RD&T Technology AB, Sweden