Dr.-Ing. Aurore Fass

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, in the Empirical Security Research Group, led by Zakir Durumeric. 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.

In 2021, I was a postdoctoral researcher at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Prior to that, I was a PhD student at CISPA (2017-2020), 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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