Nowadays, a large part of our lives takes place in the digital world, whether professionally or privately. We use our smartphones and a variety of apps, which creates more and more data every day. The Queryella team aims to protect our data from misuse by analyzing software for possible security or privacy issues that would allow third parties to intercept our data and use it for unauthorized purposes.
For this reason, we at Queryella are working on a platform that enables in-depth code analysis of mobile apps for security vulnerabilities and privacy breaches, helping to protect users and businesses.
Our team has been involved in many successful research projects in the area of code analysis, such as OPAL or CogniCrypt, and therefore brings extensive expertise in the following areas: static and dynamic code analysis, library detection, metadata analysis, and analysis of masked or hidden code
We have been successfully using our code analysis skills for several years in various research projects, e.g., ACCEPT or ATHENE (formerly known as CRISP) to develop technologies and tools that detect and expose security or privacy issues in software. The objective is to improve security for the operators and users of software.
One main research focus of our team members at the Software Technology Group at TU Darmstadt is the development of technologies that improve the quality and security of the software we all use in our everyday lives.
Dr. Leonid Glanz has a great deal of expertise in the area of security and privacy of obfuscated apps, which he deepened in his doctoral thesis. As the idea generator for Queryella, he is responsible for managing the project, benefiting from his experience in coordinating several large projects.
Patrick Müller has already worked on (de)obfuscation methods for Android apps in his master thesis and has a lot of experience in native code analysis, which he gained in the context of the LOEWE project 'Software Factory'. He supports Queryella in developing new analyses and product optimization.
Florian Breitfelder has already dealt with obfuscation as well as static and dynamic analysis in his studies and in his master thesis he dealt with the design and implementation of a static analysis framework. Our team benefits from his five years of IT project experience as a developer, as he develops new analyses and contributes to the optimization of our existing product.
Carola Heyn-Benedikt can draw on her expertise from a business degree with a focus on value creation management and is a certified project management specialist. She also has extensive sales experience, which she accumulated during her many years as a business development manager, key account manager and project manager. She takes over the transfer management at Queryella.
Dr. Lars Baumgärtner focuses on the security of distributed systems and the secure communication of apps and cloud systems. Through his involvement in many successful projects in the area of IT security, development and networked communication, he brings the necessary expertise for security analysis of software and project management. His expertise supports Queryellas security and privacy analyses including the development of our analysis platform.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini heads the Software Technology Group at the Technical University of Darmstadt and has almost 30 years of experience in researching technologies to improve software quality. She supports Queryella through her extensive subject matter expertise and future collaborations with her field and associated enterprises.
Dr. Annette Miller can draw on her expertise from a business degree with a focus on marketing and corporate management and has extensive experience in supporting research-based innovation projects thanks to her more than 15 years of work in research transfer. She supports Queryella in the context of knowledge transfer and assists in establishing contacts with potential partners or investors as well as in operational and legal tasks.