Dr. Alessandro Erba

Telephone +49 721 608-46190
Room 163
Address Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Information Security and Dependability
Am Fasanengarten 5, Geb. 50.34
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr. Alessandro Erba

About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher working with Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger in the IntelliSEC group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). I earned my Ph.D. in computer science from Saarland University working at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in the Scy-Phy group led by Dr. Nils Ole Tippenhauer.

My research interest includes Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Anomaly Detection, and Adversarial Machine Learning. I am working on adversarial examples against anomaly detectors for Industrial Control Systems, industrial protocol security (e.g., OPC UA), and autonomous vehicles security (e.g., Drones). During my PhD studies, I was visiting student at the Cyber-Physical Security Lab (CPSec) with Prof. Saman Zonouz at Georgia Institute of Technology.

I hold Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. During my master's, I spent seven months as a visiting student at the iTrust lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design.


A complete list of my publications is available here.

Honors & Awards

  • CPS Rising Star '24
  • ACSAC'22 Distinguished Paper with Artifact Award
  • DIMVA'23 Distinguished Paper Award
  • CPS&IoTSec'22 (co-located with ACM CCS) Distinguished Paper Award