About me

I am a Systems Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (CyLab) focussing on computer security. My research interests are in mobile and systems security, web security, and security in online social networks. Before moving to Pittsburgh I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Computer Security Group at the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received my Ph.D. in January 2011 from the Vienna University of Technology under my advisors Christopher Kruegel and Engin Kirda. In 2006 I received my Dipl.-Ing. (Master's equivalent) in computer science also from the Vienna University of Technology.

Prior to my post-doc appointment I visited the Computer Security Group at UCSB as part of my Ph.D. studies. I also spent six months visiting the iSeclab's research lab in France (i.e., Institute Eurecom). I was very fortunate to meet and work with interesting and smart people at all these locations, many of whom became good friends.

From 2009 to 2011 I helped organizing UCSB's iCTF. Based on my initiative iCTF 2010 was the first CTF competition that featured a challenge with effects on the physical world a.k.a. cyber-physical system. More specifically, the teams had to control a foam missile launcher. In 2011 we took this concept one step further and teams from around the globe could remotely pilot an unmanned areal vehicle in the conference room of UCSB's Computer Science Department.

If you want to contact me, just drop me an email or stop by in my office.

Email: megele@cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon University
CIC Building, Room 2120
4720 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213