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Andre Weimerskirch

Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) 

Weimerskirch-Andre-editAndré Weimerskirch is an associate research scientist in University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s (UMTRI) Engineering Systems Group, leading UMTRI’s cybersecurity and privacy research. His research focuses on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication security and privacy and transportation security, with a special focus on connectivity, infotainment systems, secure hardware and trustworthy computing platforms, key management, privacy and in-vehicle electronics.

Prior to joining UMTRI, Weimerskirch co-founded the automotive cybersecurity company ESCRYPT, where he was in charge of ESCRYPT’s American and Asian operations with offices in the United States, Japan and Korea.

Weimerskirch earned a doctorate degree in applied data security from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and a master’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has published numerous articles on automotive and embedded cybersecurity, and is co-founder of escar USA, a global conference on embedded security in cars.