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Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger

Professor of Computer Science at KIT / Head of the "Intelligent System Security" research group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Christian Wressnegger is an Assistant Professor of computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, heading the "Intelligent System Security" research group. Additionally, he is the speaker of the "KIT Graduate School Cyber Security" and PI at the "KASTEL Security Research Labs," one of three competence centers for cyber security in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. from TU Braunschweig and has graduated from Graz University of Technology, where he majored in computer science. His research revolves around combining the machine learning and computer security. For instance, he develops learning-based methods for attack detection or vulnerability discovery. More recently, he also focuses on machine learning methods' robustness, security, and interpretability. He is particularly visible for his work on the security of "Explainable AI" (XAI). He publishes his work in proceedings of highly prestigious conferences (e.g., IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, and ISOC NDSS) and contributes to the community by serving on program committees and organizing conferences (e.g., PC-Chair at ARES 2020 and the German national IT-Security conference "GI Sicherheit" 2022 and 2024).