Collin Mulliner is a systems security researcher with focus on software components close to the operating system and kernel. In the past, he spent most of his time working on mobile and embedded systems with an emphasis on mobile and smart phones. Collin is interested in vulnerability analysis and offensive security as he believes that in order to understand defense you first have to understand offense. Collin received a PhD from the Technische Universitaet Berlin in 2011, and a MS and BS in computer science from UC Santa Barbara and FH-Darmstadt. Lately, Collin switched his focus to the defensive side to work on mitigations and countermeasures. Collin is also co-author of The Android Hacker's Handbook.