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Mathias Payer is a security nerd and an assistant professor in computer science at Purdue university. His interests are related to system security, binary exploitation, user-space software-based fault isolation, binary translation/recompilation, and (application) virtualization.
Before joining Purdue in 2014 he spent two years as PostDoc in Dawn Song's BitBlaze group at UC Berkeley. He graduated from ETH with a Dr. sc. ETH in 2012. The topic of his thesis is related to low-level binary translation and security. After developing a fast binary translation system (fastBT) he started to analyze different exploit techniques and wondered how binary translation could be used to raise the guard of current systems (with TRuE and libdetox as a prototype implementation of the security framework).