Martina’s research focuses on systems security and privacy, with a special interest in static and dynamic malware and app analysis, as well as mobile system vulnerabilities.
Before that, she was a Postdoc in the Computer Security Group (SecLab) at University of California, Santa Barbara, working with Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna. She received her doctorate in 2016 with honors of the Austrian president (Promotio Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis), as well as the ERCIM Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award in 2018. During her PhD, she was advised by Edgar Weippl and worked as a research assistant at the International Secure Systems Lab (iSecLab).
In addition to her PhD, Martina holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and Internet Computing from TU Wien and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Media Security from the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.