Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger

Twitter @chwress
Telephone +49 721 608-41330
Room 162
Address Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Information Security and Dependability
Am Fasanengarten 5, Geb. 50.34
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger

About me

I am a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) heading the "Intelligent System Security" research group. I am holding a PhD from TU Braunschweig and graduated from Graz University of Technology where I majored in Computer Science.

My research revolves around combining the fields of machine learning and computer security. I develop methods in the area of system security and application security, for instance, approaches for attack detection or vulnerability discovery in software and embedded devices.


A complete list of my publications is available here.


  • USENIX Security Distinguished Paper Award 2022
  • WWW Honorable Mentioned PC Member 2022
  • WWW Best Paper Award 2022 (Runner-up)
  • Best CS Lecture at KIT 2021 (Summer Term)
  • ARES Best Reviewer Award 2021
  • CVPR-SAIAD Best Paper Award 2021 (Runner-up)
  • WWW Best PC Member 2021
  • DIMVA Best Paper Award 2019 (Runner-up)
  • ARES Best Paper Award 2019 (Runner-up)
  • Best Lecture at TU Braunschweig 2019
  • Best Practical Course at TU Braunschweig 2019
  • CAST/GI Dissertation Award for IT-Security 2019 (Runner-up)
  • DIMVA Best Paper Award 2016
  • German Prize for IT-Security 2016 (2nd Place)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • General and PC Chair: GI Sicherheit 2022
  • PC Chair: International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security 2020
  • Publication chair: EuroSec Workshop 2021
  • Publicity chair: EuroSec Workshop 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Web chair: Deep Learning and Security Workshop 2019
  • General chair: myPhD Workshop 2016

Program Committee Memberships

  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland") 2022, 2023
  • USENIX Security Symposium (SEC) 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) 2021, 2022, 2023
  • IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning (SatML) 2023
  • The Web Conference (WWW; International World Wide Web Conference) 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2022
  • International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security (ARES) 2020, 2021, 2022
  • European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Deep Learning and Security Workshop (DLS) 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISEC) 2021, 2022
  • GI Sicherheit 2020, 2022
  • ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR) 2022
  • ACM Workshop on Robust Malware Analysis (WoRMA) 2022
  • International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS) 2021
  • International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP) 2020
  • NIPS Workshop "Machine Learning Open Source Software" 2018
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland") Student PC 2018

Artifact Evaluation Committee Memberships

  • USENIX Security Symposium (SEC) 2020, 2021
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PoPETs/PETS) 2020, 2021
  • USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT) 2019
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2017, 2018, 2019

Sub-Reviewing for Conferences & Workshops

Reviewing for Journals

  • ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
  • ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
  • EURASIP Journal on Information Security (JIS)
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research: MLOSS Track (JMLR/MLOSS)
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA)
  • International Journal of Information Security (IJIS)
  • Computers & Security (COSE)
  • Computer Communications (COMCOM)


I do love open-source software and I enjoy writing code as well which I glady make public. Some of the tools I've contributed to in the course of my research are: Harry, Sally and Salad