66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)
Winter Term 2018/2019: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Foundations of Cybersecurity 1", Saarland University
Summer Term 2018: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Web Security", Saarland University
2015/2016: Finalist for Best Dissertation Award (CAST e.V.)
2009/2010: Best German Bachelor Thesis (CAST e.V.)
I am a tenure-track faculty at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Prior to that, I was a research group leader and previously postdoctoral researcher at the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability at Saarland University in the group of Michael Backes. Before joining CISPA, I was a PhD student and research fellow at the Security Research Group of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, supervised by Felix Freiling. During that time, I was fortunate enough to join Ben Livshits and Ben Zorn at Microsoft Research in Redmond for an internship.
My research interests lie within Web Security, Network Security, Reverse Engineering, and Vulnerability Notifications. In addition, I enjoy the challenges provided in Capture the Flag competitions and am always trying to get more students involved in them (especially in our local team saarsec).
Proceedings of the 2021 Network and Distributed Systems Security SymposiumNetwork and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2021
Proceedings of the 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications SecurityACM CCS 2020
Proceedings of the 29th USENIX Security Symposium
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2019)
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2019)
NDSS Symposium 2019
Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA '18)
Proseminar: Influential papers in Web Security
This proseminar is meant to provide students an overview over influential papers in the area of Web security. As a proseminar’s primary purpose is to learn presentation skills, the seminar will feature two presentations from each student.
Advanced Lecture: Web Security
Basic Lecture: Foundations of Cybersecurity 1
Students learn foundational security principles, basics of cryptography, network and network security, as well as privacy-preserving mechanisms. They learn to define security goals and are familiarized with the most common attack scenarios.
Seminar: Joint Advances in Web Security
In this seminar, students will learn to present, discuss, and summarize papers in different areas of Web security.