Mariella Mischinger is a PhD student at the IMDEA Networks Institute investigating cyber-crime activity in underground hacking forums using modern NLP techniques. Before that, she graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a M.Sc. in computer science. During her studies, the main focus was on IT security and networks. In her bachelor thesis and research seminars, she examined different blockchain systems. Moreover, she is also familiar with microcontroller and sensor technology, as this was the focus of her master’s thesis. After completing her studies, she initially worked as a certified SCRUM product owner and project manager at UnternehmerTUM GmbH in Munich.
Mariella’s choice to eventually enroll in the PhD program comes from her desire to learn and investigate technical details, as well as from her strong interest in the research topic.