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 coauthored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications related to applied computer security and regularly serves on program committees of international security conferences. In 2005, he was the conference chair of the Conference on the Detections of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA). In 2006, he will be the program chair of the Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID).