Anil Kurmus is a security researcher at the IBM Research Zurich laboratory. His interests are mainly on systems security, software security, operating systems as well as CPU microarchitecture, both in terms of offensive and defensive research. He holds a PhD degree (Dr.-Ing) from Technische Universitat Braunschweig (2014), and a Master's degree (Diplome d'Ingenieur) from Telecom ParisTech (2009). Since 2019, he is sub-theme lead at IBM Research, leading various challenges working on system security. His work has received an ACSAC best paper award and been published in major systems security conferences, where he has also been a member of the program committees (such as ACM CCS 21, IEEE S&P 22, USENIX Security 21/22). He is also the author of several patents on systems security.