Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Brunthaler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Brunthaler
INF 6 Institut für Systemsicherheit
brunthaler@unibw.de

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Brunthaler

Short bio and research interests

In February 2011, I received a Dr. techn. degree in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Jens Knoop. For the following couple of years I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine, working with Prof. Michael Franz. After a brief stint with SBA Research in Vienna, I joined Paderborn University's computer science department.

My research focuses on software systems: I build new systems that solve challenging and important problems in the intersection of computer security and programming language implementation. Specifically, I have been working in language-based security, focusing on automated software diversity and information-flow tracking for JavaScript.

I also have extensive experience in implementing and optimizing dynamic programming languages — in particular Python: my most recent advances lead to performance improvements of up to more than five-fold when compared to standard Python. Recently, I have been making inroads towards verifying semantic preservation of my interpreter optimizations using Coq.

At the moment, I am working tirelessly to build a new research group and am looking for qualified and motivated students. Send me an email if all of the following hold true:

  • getting a PhD sounds interesting
  • you have read a couple of my papers and are excited by this type of work
  • you speak German (funded positions typically come with a light teaching load)

 

In case you are looking for Master's thesis topic, please stop by my office. (I have several topics that I am not advertising publicly.)

Publications

You may find a more current list of publications on either DBLP, ACM portal, or Google Scholar.

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Refereed Journals and Conferences