Christina Pöpper
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Cyber Security & Privacy Lab (CSP-lab)
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
P.0. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, UAE

E-Mail: christina.poepper@nyu.edu, christina@poepper.net
Tel: +971 2 6284360
PGP-Key: 0x7A939D38

Recent News

6/2020: New paper to appear at Usenix Security’20: “Timeless Timing Attacks: Exploiting Concurrency to Leak Secrets over Remote Connections” [PDF].

6/2020: Teaser Video for Ala’s ACM WiSec’20 paper presentation (“MAVPro: ADS-B Message Verification for Aviation Security with Minimal Numbers of On-Ground Sensors“, PDF)

6/2020: Pratyush Tiwari is joining our group for a virtual summer research stay. Welcome Pratyush!

5/2020: ACM WiSec’20 will take place virtually from Jul 8-10 this year. Early bird registration of conference participation for 20 EUR will expire on June 6 – do register!

3-5/2020: Learning about and experiencing social distancing and e-working …

3/2020: Paper accepted at USENIX Security’20: “Call Me Maybe: Eavesdropping Encrypted LTE Calls with ReVoLTE“. [PDF]

2/2020: The submission deadline for ACM WiSec’20 is approaching: Feb 28. CFP.

1/2020: Our group has been selected for funding from the ADEK Award for Research Excellence (AARE) 2019.

1/2020: Raluca-Georgia Diugan is joining our group. Welcome Raluca!

12/2019: Proceedings of the 7th OpenSky Workshop 2019 have been published. Thanks to all authors and contributors to the workshop!

12/2019: Paper accepted at NDSS’20: “IMP4GT: IMPersonation Attacks in 4G NeTworks” [PDF]

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I am an assistant professor at NYUAD where I head the Cyber Security & Privacy (CSP-) Lab. I am also affiliated with the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany, where I have been heading the Information Security Group as part of the HGI, the Horst-Görtz-Institute for IT-Security, since 2013.

My research interest is information security and privacy. One focus area is wireless and communication security, in particular securing wireless radio transmissions against jamming as well as securing localization techniques. I like to combine systems and security mechanisms in different application settings. We address secure systems where cryptography alone is often not enough.

Before joining RUB, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Security (D-INFK) at ETH Zurich. I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich with my Ph.D. thesis entitled “On Secure Wireless Communication under Adversarial Interference”. Prior to that, I worked at the European Space Agency (ESA). I hold a diploma in Computer Science from ETH Zurich; in my diploma thesis, I worked on information flow analysis and the automatic detection of information leaks during program execution.