2023-05-31 Proficiency evaluation

  • Aakanksha Saha
  • Thies Oelerich
  • Patrick Indri

March 2023

2023-03-23 Presentation

SecInt PhD student Aakanksha Saha will introduce a novel techniques for the authorship attribution of targeted malware attacks at the Women in Science Seminar at King’s College London, UK. ADAPT, a static machine learning-based approach to APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) attribution, automates and standardizes the attribution process across heterogeneous file types. Aakanksha will present the findings and insights obtained from applying ADAPT to a newly crafted APT dataset consisting of 5,989 real-world APT samples from approximately 162 threat groups, spanning from May 2006 to October 2021


SecInt PhD student Sophie Rain has been awarded by the Christiana HÖRBIGER Award

December 2022


5 fundamental research projects submitted by SecInt faculty members are the winners of the ICT22 WWTF competition in the field of information and communication technologies. The сommission of international experts selected 9 projects from 66 short and 26 full applications. The total amount of funding is € 6,606,000


SecInt PhD student Marcel Moosbrugger has been awarded by “Radhia Cousot Young Researchers Best Paper Award 2022” for the paper “Solving Invariant Generation for Unsolvable Loops” (joint work with Daneshvar Amrollahi, Ezio Bartocci, George Kenison, Laura Kovács, Miroslav Stankovič)

2022-12-05 Proficiency evaluation

  • Eleonora Nesterini: Specification mining for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Marton Hajdu: Scaling Induction in Saturation
  • Andrey Kofnov: Multivariate continuous signal modelling with applications in Probabilistic Programming

November 2022


At TEDxSalzburg 2022, Marcel Moosbrugger delivered a talk titled “Künstliche Intelligenz: Ein Duell zwischen Mensch und Maschine?” on the role of artificial intelligence in modern society and the challenges of human interaction with these systems. The talk offers a valuable perspective on the future of technology, particularly in the fields of data analysis and AI development. With in-depth knowledge and exciting insights into these areas, Marcel provides a captivating look into the cutting-edge world of technology. →Video


SecInt member Sophie Rain is awarded by Netidee 2022 Stipend (Call 17). Her research “Automated Verification of Game-Theoretic Security Properties for Decentralized Protocols” became one of 13 interesting and innovative projects selected by the jury to promote and further develop the Internet in Austria through opensource

September 2022

2022-09-19 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Calculating Sensitivity by Parametricity
Lecturer: Alejandro Russo


SecInt members Andrey Kofnov, Marcel Moosbrugger, Ezio Bartocci and Efstathia Bura were awarded with the Best Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2022) held in Warsaw (Poland) for the paper “Moment-based Invariants for Probabilistic Loops with Non-polynomial Assignments”

July 2022


Patrick Indri was selected for a long talk and poster presentation at EvoStar 2022 and for poster presentation at Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School (EEML 2022)

June 2022

2022-06-15 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

How Dark is the Forest? On Blockchain Extractable Value in Decentralized Finance
Lecturer: Arthur Gervais →Video


Marcel Moosbrugger became an Awardee of the Christina Hörbiger Prize of TU Wien and was among the 30 “TUW Under 30” who have proven their potential in a variety of areas and distinguished themselves by special achievements


Sophie Rain presented her research on gender balance in Informatics at 1st International EUGAIN Summer Training School (EUGAIN-STS 2022)

May 2022

2022-05-13 Proficiency evaluation

  • Lorenzo Veronese: Computer-Aided Formal Security Analysis of the Web Platform
  • Marcel Moosbrugger: Automated Analysis of Probabilistic Programs
  • Sophie Rain: Automated Verification of Game-Theoretic Security Properties for Decentralized Protocols

April 2022

2022-04-13 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Learning from the People: Responsibly Encouraging Adoption of Contact Tracing Apps
Lecturer: Elissa Redmiles →Video →Slides

March 2022

2022-03-09 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

How to Commit to a Private Function
Lecturer: Dan Boneh →Video →Slides

February 2022

2022-02-09 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Attacking the Brain: Security and Privacy Case Studies in Online Advertising, Misinformation, and Augmented Reality
Lecturer: Franziska Roesner →Video

January 2022

2022-01-12 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Quantifying Privacy Risks of Machine Learning Models
Lecturer: Yang Zhang →Video

December 2021

2021-12-15 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

A Stab in the Dark: Blind Attacks on the Linux Kernel
Lecturer: Herbert Bos →Video


Eleonora Nesterini presented the paper “Mining Shape Expressions with ShapeIt” at International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods 2021 (SEFM)

November 2021

2021-11-24 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Cascade: Asynchronous Proof-of-Stake
Lecturer: Roger Wattenhofer →Video

October 2021

2021-10-13 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Digital Personhood: Towards Technology that Securely Serves People
Lecturer: Bryan Ford →Video →Slides


Sophie Rain presented the first results of game-theoretical security properties and models at Dagstuhl seminar “Rigorous Methods for Smart Contracts” (Dagstuhl seminar)


Marton Hajdu presented “Induction with Recursive Definitions in Superposition” at Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design 2021 (FMCAD)

September 2021


Aakanksha Saha presented a lightning talk on her current research at Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC)

July 2021


Sophie Rain presented paper “Summing Up Smart Transitions” at the 33rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV 2021)

May 2021

2021-05-12 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Fuzz Testing and Beyond
Lecturer: Thorsten Holz →Video

April 2021

2021-04-14 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Privacy and Verifiability in Certificate Transparency
Lecturer: Sarah Meiklejohn

March 2021

2021-03-10 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

Proximity tracing with Coronalert: lessons learned
Lecturer: Bart Preneel →Video

February 2021

2021-02-10 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

SafetyPin: Encrypted Backups with Human-Memorable Secrets
Lecturer: Henry Corrigan-Gibbs →Video

January 2021

2021-01-13 Distinguished Lecture Series with ViSP

SandTrap: Securing JavaScript-driven Trigger-Action Platforms
Lecturer: Andrei Sabelfeld →Slides