Five new top researchers to join CISPA
The first hiring season of 2023 is completed concluded, and CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is delighted to welcome new exceptional scientists from various fields.
Dr Franziska Boenisch is coming from Canada to the Saarland. Franziska is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and Vector Institute in Toronto advised by Prof. Nicolas Papernot. Her current research centers around private and trustworthy machine learning with a focus on decentralized applications. Franziska obtained her Ph.D. at the Computer Science Department at Freie University Berlin, where she pioneered the notion of individualized privacy in machine learning. During her Ph.D., Franziska was a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC), Germany. She received a Fraunhofer TALENTA grant for outstanding female early career researchers and the German Industrial Research Foundation prize for her research on machine learning privacy.
Dr Adam Dziedzic is joining CISPA from the same research institution. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and Vector Institute, advised by Prof. Nicolas Papernot. His research focus is on trustworthy machine learning, especially model stealing and defenses as well as on private and confidential collaborative machine learning. Adam finished his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, advised by Prof. Sanjay Krishnan, where he worked on input and model compression for adaptive and robust neural networks. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology. Adam was also studying at the Technical University of Denmark and EPFL. He worked at CERN, Barclays Investment Bank, Microsoft Research, and Google.
Another top researcher joining CISPA is Priyanka Golia. She is completing her Ph.D. at NUS, Singapore and IIT Kanpur, India. Her research interests lie at the intersection of formal methods and artificial intelligence. Her work on scalable automated synthesis
and testing techniques has been recognized with Best Paper nominations at ICCAD-21 and DATE-23. Priyanka was named one of the EECS Rising Stars in 2022.
Dr Maximilian Golla is also among the new senior scientists. He specializes in human factors in computer security. His work supports users in their daily struggles with mobile and online authentication. He is also interested in usable privacy, supporting users in making more informed privacy decisions. Maximilian received his Ph.D. from Ruhr University Bochum and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy.