I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Irvine.My interests span a wide range of complex computational systems. Recently, I started looking into systems for self-supervised representation learning and perceptual processing to push the limits of agent-based automation, for example, as applied to problems in the software engineering and safety domain. However, I am also interested in advancing our understanding of cognition and learning and tackling instabilities and failure modes of learning systems. In the past, I worked on compilers, operating systems, and hardware security research, including automated bug finding, memory-corruption attacks and defenses, sidechannel mitigations, as well as remote-fault injection, enabling adversaries to exploit systems even in the absence of software bugs.
|since '19||Postdoctoral Researcher at the Secure Systems and Software Laboratory of Professor Michael Franz|
|'16 to '19||Research Assistant and PhD student at the System Security Lab of Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi|
|'14 to '16||Computer Science (M.Sc.), focus on InfoSec, at TU Darmstadt|
|'13 to '14||developed trade-workflow and performance-analysis tools at 360T for their OTC/FX-trading platform|
|'10 to '13||Computer Science (B.Sc.) at HSRM|
|'09 to '10||studied Mathematics at Gutenberg Universität|