Mert D. Pesé

Mert D. Pesé

Assistant Professor

Clemson University

About Mert

Mert D. Pesé is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the TigerSec Laboratory in the School of Computing at Clemson University. He received two B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2022.

His current research focuses on autonomous vehicle security, adversarial machine learning, as well as automotive data privacy. In particular, he focuses on in-vehicle network security, Android security, as well as attacks against the AI stack of autonomous vehicles. He has several peer-reviewed publications in top security and privacy venues, such as CCS, PETS and ACSAC. He has worked and collaborated with several automotive companies, such as General Motors, Ford, Audi, and Harman.

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  • Autonomous Vehicle Security
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Automotive Data Privacy
  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, 2022

    University of Michigan

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, 2016

    Technische Universität München

  • Dual BSc in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Computer Science, 2015

    Technische Universität München

Recent News

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[01/23] One paper on Android Automotive privacy has been accepted by SAE WCX 2023.

[01/23] Two students, Mehmet Ali Acikbas (PhD) and Bulut Gozubuyuk (Master’s), have joined TigerSec Lab!

[12/22] I gave seminar talks at Koc University, Istanbul Technical University, Bogazici University and Middle East Technical University.

[10/22] I will serve both on the TPC and the organizing committee of VehicleSec 2023.

[09/22] I will serve both on the TPC and the organizing committee of SAE WCX 2023.