Christina Pöpper

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, NYU Abu Dhabi
Christina Pöpper, a tenure-track professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, heads the university’s Cyber Security & Privacy (CSP) lab and serves as director of research at its Center for Cyber Security. With a personal research goal of enhancing the security and privacy of current and future IT/communication systems, she is currently working towards the security of wireless systems and applications by investigating topics like secure localization, mobile-, protocol- and system-level security, as well as on aspects of privacy. With her group she is combining systems and security mechanisms in various application settings to determine where cryptography alone may not be enough.
Prior to joining NYUAD in 2016, Christina Pöpper was an assistant professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, where she headed the Information Security Group for the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Department. She received her doctoral and graduate degrees in computer science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and has worked at the European Space Agency (ESA).