Prof.Dr. Matthew Smith

Prof. Dr.
Matthew Smith

Principal Investigator Human-centered AI Systems

Matthew Smith is a Computer Science Professor at the University of Bonn and Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE and head of the Behavioural Security and Privacy Group. His research is focused on the human factors of IT security and privacy and how more usable security and privacy systems can be created. His special focus lies on developers and administrators and how AI can assist them.

He has published his work at the top venues of his field including: IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, IEEE ICSE, ACM SIGCHI and USENIX SOUPS the Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy. He has received numerous awards including the Innovation Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Google Security and Privacy Research Awards. In 2016 he received an ERC Starting Grant: Frontiers of Usable Security and Privacy.

Currently he is working on a project in which AI systems are being developed to automate software security, from finding bugs all the way to fixing them, in the context of the AIxCC DARPA Grand Challenge. He is also a principal investigator at the Centre for Cyber Trust and co-founder and scientific advisor of Code Intelligence, a company offering AI assisted software security testing.