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
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Recent News

09/2022: Two papers accepted at NDSS’23: On Tactics, Threats & Targets: Modeling Disinformation and its Mitigation [PDF] and Hope of Delivery: Extracting User Locations From Mobile Instant Messengers [PDF]. Kudos and many thanks to the authors!

07/2022: The CSP-lab needs to say goodbye to Evangelos Bitsikas. Good luck with starting your PhD at Northeastern University! It has been a pleasure working with you – all the best!

05/2022: Thanks for a number of great talk opportunities this semester: AFO seminar series at MSR, security talks at Ericsson & at Google.

03/2022: Reviewing for all Big-4 security conferences (I am back, CCS’22 ;-)).

12/2021: NYUAD is hiring. Open Rank. Tenured/Tenure-Track. Also in Cyber Security. Application Deadline: Dec 15. https://apply.interfolio.com/92057

11/2021: Team member dynamics II: Sarah Pardo is joining the CSP-lab and HuDa-lab to tackle the thread of misinformation campaigns. Welcome Sarah!

10/2021: Team member dynamics I: Goodbye to Dr. Mathy Vanhoef! Good luck with joining the faculty at KU Leuven. It has been an immense pleasure working with you!

08/2021: Paper accepted at ACSAC’21: “Don’t hand it Over: Vulnerabilities in the Handover Procedure of Cellular Telecommunications” [PDF]

07/2021: Excited to start my term as ACM SIGSAC Treasurer 2021-2023. Looking forward to collaborating with SIGSAC Chair Xiaofeng Wang and Vice-Chair Danfeng Yao.

06/2021: ACM WiSec 2021 is taking place! Excited to welcome everyone virtually to NYUAD/Abu Dhabi. You missed it? Recordings and Material available on YouTube.

6/2021: Keynote on “Wireless Witnessing and Crowdsourcing for Air-Traffic Communication Security” given at CPSS’21, the 7th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop.

05/2021: Labeeba Begum is (re)joining the CSP-lab. Welcome Labeeba!

03/2021: Our view on cyber security research in the Arab region is part of the CACM Arab World Special Issue. Joint article with Mihalis Maniatakos (NYUAD) and Roberto di Pietro (HBKU, Qatar).

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Christina Pöpper is a tenure-track faculty of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) where she is heading the Cyber Security & Privacy (CSP-) Lab. She is the Co-PI of Research of the Center for Cyber Security (CCSAD) at NYUAD and a Global Network Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. She is also affiliated as a visiting professor with Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, where she was previously heading the Information Security Group as part of the HGI, the Horst-Görtz-Institute for IT-Security.

Christina’s research interest is cyber security and privacy. Focus areas are wireless and communication security, including cellular network security, secure localization, and aviation security, as well as privacy and anonymity in communication networks. The research work of her group has been recognized by the Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure program of GSMA, the GSM Association. Christina has been a member of the steering committee of ACM WiSec, the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, since 2018, and was TPC Co-Chair in 2018 and General Chair in 2021. Since 2021, she has been a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGSAC.

Christina holds a Ph.D. and graduate degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. In her diploma thesis, she worked on information flow analysis and the automatic detection of information leaks during program execution. Christina also worked at the European Space Agency in Paris; space rocks.