Max Noppel

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Telephone +49 721 608-46190
Room 163
Address Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Information Security and Dependability
Am Fasanengarten 5, Geb. 50.34
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

About me

I am a doctoral student in the research group of Prof. Wressnegger. I did my B.Sc. in 2015 at the Hochschule Furtwangen University. After three years as Software Engineer and Software Architect for embedded multiprocessor devices I decided to come back to the university. I finished my M.Sc. in Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Sep 2020. My studies were concentrated on IT-Security, Cryptography, Anonymity and Privacy and Algorithm Engineering.

As a doctoral student my research is focused on machine learning and it's application in IT-Security. This includes for example vulnerability discovery, intrusion detection and malware detection. Therefore I use the explainability and interpretability of machine learning methods. I am interested in, how explainability can lead to better results in classification of virtual artefacts, like emails, images and communications? How can explainability help us to quantify the robustness of a learned model?


In my spare time I founded the hackerspace e.V. in 2016. I love open source software and open hardware projects in general. This includes little arduino projects but also my homebrew relay cpu project, I am currently developing from scratch. In addition I also make mechanical projects, using CNC mills or 3D printers. Or I organize events like CodeGolfings, LightningTalks, Hackathons, Hackerjeopardyparties or GameJams. Let's put it this way: I love (open) projects.