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.

Projects and Publications

The full list of publications is here. I have occasionally acted as an external reviewer to several conferences and journals (including IEEE S&P, IEEE TDSC, NDSS, and ACM CCS). Some recent project examples:


since '19Postdoctoral Researcher at the Secure Systems and Software Laboratory of Professor Michael Franz
'16 to '19Research Assistant and PhD student at the System Security Lab of Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
'14 to '16Computer Science (M.Sc.), focus on InfoSec, at TU Darmstadt
'13 to '14developed trade-workflow and performance-analysis tools at 360T for their OTC/FX-trading platform
'10 to '13Computer Science (B.Sc.) at HSRM
'09 to '10studied Mathematics at Gutenberg Universit├Ąt