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Christopher Kruegel

Christopher Kruegel

is key researcher at SBA-K1 (current center) and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research Interests

His research interests include most aspects of computer security, with an emphasis on network security, intrusion detection and vulnerability analysis.


Christopher is a Professor and holder of the Eugene Aas Chair in Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and closely cooperates with SBA Research (Pathfinder project, Ph.D. seminars, etc.).

Before that, he was working as a research post-doc for the Reliable Software Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD with honors in computer science from TU Wien while working as a research assistant for the Distributed Systems Group.

Christopher has published more than 89 papers related to applied computer security and regularly serves on program committees of international security conferences. He founded Lastline, later acquired by VMware.  Christopher has made significant contributions to the field of computer security and continues to be an influential figure in academia and industry.