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 of Computer Science at TU Braunschweig and currently the Dean of Studies of Computer Science. Since 2016 I am leading the Institute of System Security. Before 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), although this doesn't help when solving math problems.

Recent Publications

On the Security and Applicability of Fragile Camera Fingerprints.
Erwin Quiring, Matthias Kirchner and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), September 2019.

Misleading Authorship Attribution of Source Code using Adversarial Learning.
Erwin Quiring, Alwin Maier and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 28th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2019.

A Study on the Effectivity of Jailbreak Detection in Banking Apps.
Ansgar Kellner, Micha Horlboge, Konrad Rieck and Christian Wressnegger.
Proc. of 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), June 2019.

TypeMiner: Recovering Types in Binary Programs using Machine Learning.
Alwin Maier, Hugo Gascon, Christian Wressnegger and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 288–308, June 2019.

New Kid on the Web: A Study on the Prevalence of WebAssembly in the Wild.
Marius Musch, Christian Wressnegger, Martin Johns and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 23–42, June 2019.
Best Paper Award Runner-Up


  • DIMVA Best Paper Award Runner-Up 2019
  • LehrLeo: Best Lecture at TU Braunschweig 2019
  • LehrLeo: Best Practical Course at TU Braunschweig 2019
  • DLS Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018
  • German Prize for IT-Security 2016 (2nd Place)
  • DIMVA Best Paper Award 2016
  • RAID Outstanding Reviewer Award 2015
  • Google Faculty Research Award 2014
  • ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award 2012
  • CAST/GI Dissertation Award IT-Security 2010

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, and Ethical Framework
  • Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V. (FIfF)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • Organizer: Dagstuhl Seminar Security of Machine Learning
  • PC chair: 2nd IEEE Workshop on Deep Learning and Security (DLS)
  • PC chair: 11th/12th ACM European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec)
  • PC chair: 10th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware (DIMVA)
  • PC chair: 6th European Conference on Computer Network Defense (EC2ND)
  • Local organization: GI Graduate Workshop on Reactive Security (SPRING)

Recent PC Memberships

A complete list of my community services is available here.

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.

Reviewing Activity

Here are two plots showing my reviewing activity. As you can see, I am writing a lot of reviews per year. Most of the time, this is fun. 

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Email Activity

I am also tracking my email activity. Here are two plots showing the number of incoming and outgoing emails over the last two weeks. 

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Whenever Possible

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

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