Prof. Dr. Johannes Kinder

was appointed Professor for IT-Systems Hardening on January 1, 2019. He is a member of the Research Institute CODE and the Institute for Systems Security at the Department of Computer Science.

In his research, he works on the automatic hardening of applications and systems using static and dynamic program analysis. He focuses on the detection of software vulnerabilities and malware, and on instrumenting software to prevent exploitation. Hailing from a background in formal methods, he enjoys applying well-founded theory to concrete problems in systems security.

Before coming to the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Johannes Kinder was Professor of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he had been leading a research group for five years. After graduating with a Diplom from Technische Universität München, he earned his doctorate at Technische Universität Darmstadt. During this time, he also was a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond. From 2011 until moving to London, he was a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Professor Kinder is General Chair of ACM CCS 2019 in London and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is the recipient of a Google Faculty Award, and author of the open source analysis tools Jakstab and ExpoSE.

Research Institute CODE (Cyber Defence)