Yilin Ji

Telephone +49 721 608-46190
Room 161
Address Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Information Security and Dependability
Am Fasanengarten 5, Geb. 50.34
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Yilin Ji

About me

I am a doctoral student in the research group of Prof. Wressnegger. I finished my B.Sc at Harbin Institute of Technology in China in 2015. After that I did my M.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. My studies focused on signal processing, especially the interaction of machine learning and image analysis.

My research is concentrated on the intersection of machine learning and IT-Security problem. Now I am working on confidentiality and privacy attacks and defenses for machine learning models, including model stealing and membership inference attacks. Moreover, I am also super interested in how explainability can assist analysis and securing of machine learning methods.


Randomness is the Root of All Evil: More Reliable Evaluation of Deep Active Learning.
Yilin Ji, Daniel Kaestner, Oliver Wirth Christian Wressnegger.
Proc. of 10th IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), January 2023

Committee Memberships


  • Lectures: Security of Machine Learning in Winter 21/22 and Summer 2023
  • Seminar: Adversarial Machine Learning in Winter 21/22, 22/23
  • Seminar: Hot Topics in Explainable Machine Learning in Summer 2023