Prof. Dr. Konrad Rieck


Email k.rieck@tu-bs.de (PGP key)
Telephone +49 531 391-55120
Fax +49 531 391-55130
Room 116
Address Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institute of System Security
Rebenring 56
38106 Braunschweig, Germany

About me

I am a Professor (W3) of Computer Science at TU Braunschweig. Since 2016 I am leading the Institute of System Security. Prior to taking this position, I have been working at the University of Göttingen, Technische Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer Institute FIRST.

My research interests revolve around computer security and machine learning. My group is developing novel methods for detecting computer attacks, analyzing malicious software and discovering vulnerabilities in software. I am also interested in efficient algorithms for analyzing structured data, such as strings, trees and graphs.

My Erdős number is 3 (Müller → Jagota → Erdős) and my Bacon number is ∞. I am a distant academic relative of David Hilbert and Carl Friedrich Gauß. See here.

Recent Publications

Reading Between The Lines: Content-Agnostic Detection of Spear-Phishing Emails.
Hugo Gascon, Steffen Ullrich, Benjamin Stritter and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 21st Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID), September 2018.

ZOE: Content-based Anomaly Detection for Industrial Control Systems.
Christian Wressnegger, Ansgar Kellner and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 48th Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), June 2018.

Forgotten Siblings: Unifying Attacks on Machine Learning and Digital Watermarking.
Erwin Quiring, Daniel Arp and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 3rd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), April 2018.

When Coding Style Survives Compilation: De-anonymizing Programmers from Executable Binaries.
Aylin Caliskan, Fabian Yamaguchi, Edwin Tauber, Richard Harang, Konrad Rieck, Rachel Greenstadt and Arvind Narayanan.
Proc. of 25th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), February 2018.

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  • CAST/GI Dissertation Award IT-Security 2010
  • ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award 2012
  • Google Faculty Research Award 2014
  • RAID Outstanding Reviewer Award 2015
  • DIMVA Best Paper Award 2016
  • German Prize for IT-Security 2016 (2nd Place)
  • DLS Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018

Academic Memberships

  • Editorial board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
  • Guest editor of the special issue "Vulnerability Analysis" in Information Technology
  • Guest editor of the special issue "Threat Detection, Analysis and Defense" in JISA
  • Steering committee of the GI SIG Intrusion Detection and Response (SIDAR)
  • Steering committee of the International Conference DIMVA
  • Plattform Lernende Systeme: WG 3 IT Security, Privacy, Legal and Ethical Framework
  • Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V. (FIfF)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • Program chair: 2nd IEEE Workshop on Deep Learning and Security (DLS'19)
  • Program chair: 11th & 12th ACM European Workshop on Systems Security (EUROSEC'18 & 19)
  • Program chair: 10th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware (DIMVA'13)
  • Program chair: 6th European Conference on Computer Network Defense (EC2ND'10)
  • Local organization: GI Graduate Workshop on Reactive Security (SPRING'06)

Recent PC Memberships

A complete list of my community services is available here.

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Influential Security Papers

I am maintaining a list of top-cited security papers. The list is automatically created based on citations of papers published at the four tier-1 security conferences.

Whenever Possible

I am a member of "Verband der krawattenlosen Wissensträger" (VDKW)

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