Mathias Payer


Assistant Professor 



Doctor of Science ETH and Master of Science ETH in Computer Science 

Prior Appointments

Post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley 

Research Areas

System Security, Binary Translation and Dynamic Recompilation, (Application) Virtualization, Defense Mechanisms and Attack Vectors 

Key Areas

Systems Security, Operating Systems, Information Security, Programming Languages 



Mathias Payer is a security researcher 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)

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).