Dr.-Ing. Aurore Fass

I am a Tenure-Track Faculty at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security My research broadly focuses on Web security and privacy, Web measurements, and machine learning. Specifically, I design practical approaches to protect the security and privacy of Web users. I build systems to proactively detect malicious JavaScript code and suspicious browser extensions. I analyze data to understand how people spend time on the Web, and I want to use the resulting perspective to prioritize defense strategies.

Before that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University (2021–2023), in the Empirical Security Research Group, led by Zakir Durumeric. Prior to that, I was a PhD student at CISPA (2018-2021), in the Secure Web Applications Group, jointly supervised by Ben Stock and Michael Backes. My PhD thesis revolves around studying JavaScript security through static analysis.

Before joining CISPA, I was a master student at the French Grande Ecole TELECOM Nancy, where I had the honor to give the valedictorian speech (2017). In particular, I wrote my master thesis at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) under the supervision of Isabelle Chrisment and Robert Krawczyk.

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