Anna-Katharina Wickert

Anna-Katharina Wickert

I am a doctoral researcher in the Software Technology Group. My research interests are focused on static code analysis, API mining and security. Currently, I focus on the security of cryptographic APIs.

A well-known problem of cryptography in software is that cryptographic APIs are used in an insecure way. An example is that developers use ECB as a block mode for encryption which is known to be insecure. Within my research we want to develop tools to support developers to write secure code.


I am a researcher in the project E1 – Secure Integration of Cryptographic Software of the SFB 1119 CROSSING. Within this project, our aim is to support software engineers to integrate cryptographic software components in a correct and secure way.

During my master, I was part of the GoRETech: Go Runtime Enforcement Techniques project. One of the aims of the project was to develop a static analysis for the programming language Go which can detect security threads in a distributed Go program. We proposed our idea in a paper and presented preliminary results of my master thesis at NWPT'16.

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Wickert, Anna-Katharina ; Reif, Michael ; Eichberg, Michael ; Dodhy, Anam ; Mezini, Mira :
A Dataset of Parametric Cryptographic Misuses.
In: 2019 IEEE/ACM 16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR). IEEE
[ Conference item] , (2019)


I Pun, Ka ; Steffen, Martin ; Stolz, Volker ; Wickert, Anna-Katharina ; Bodden, Eric ; Eichberg, Michael
Larsen, Kim G. ; Srba, Jiří (eds.) :

Don't let data Go astray - A Context-Sensitive Taint Analysis for Concurrent Programs in Go.
In: Nordic Workshop on Programming Theory (NWPT'16). Aalborg
[ Conference item] , (2016)

Bodden, Eric ; Pun, Ka I. ; Steffen, Martin ; Stolz, Volker ; Wickert, Anna-Katharina
Margaria, Tiziana ; Steffen, Bernhard (eds.) :

Information Flow Analysis for Go.
In: Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation: Foundational Techniques. Springer International Publishing , S. 431-445. ISBN 978-3-319-47166-2 ISSN 0302-9743
[Book section] , (2016)

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