Dr. Christian Wressnegger


Email (PGP key)
Twitter @chwress
Telephone +49 531 391-55125
Room 117
Address Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institute of System Security
Rebenring 56
38106 Braunschweig, Germany

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of System Security, TU Braunschweig. I am holding a PhD from TU Braunschweig and graduated from Graz University of Technology where I majored in Computer Science. During the last years I had the opportunity to get to know different sides and aspects of research as well as professional software development. Over various stages I sought to combine the fields of machine learning and computer security, until I eventually ended up in the reserach group of Prof. Rieck.

Research Interests

  • Malware Detection and System Security
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Applied Machine Learning


A complete list of my publications is available here.


  • 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)

Program Committee Memberships

  • The Web Conference (WWW; International World Wide Web Conference) 2020
  • GI Sicherheit 2020
  • European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec) 2019
  • 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
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PoPETs/PETS) 2020
  • 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 Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
  • 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)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • Web chair: Deep Learning and Security Workshop 2019
  • Publicity chair: EuroSec Workshop 2018, 2019
  • General chair: myPhD Workshop 2016


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

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