Max Christman

Masters Student at UNC Chapel Hill


I’m a Masters student in the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My current research area is microarchitectural side-channel attacks, but I’m also interested in computer security more broadly. I am advised by Andrew Kwong.

I previously worked both in computer vision and in computational robotics with Roni Sengupta and Ron Alterovitz respectively. I did my Senior Thesis on a threshold moderation scheme with Saba Eskandarian.

In my free time, I enjoy long-distance running, cycling, and playing jazz piano.


Aug 14, 2023 I began the Masters program advised by Andrew Kwong.
Jun 30, 2022 My work with the Computational Robotics Group was accepted to IROS 2022.

latest posts


  1. A Metric for Finding Robust Start Positions for Medical Steerable Needle Automation
    Janine Hoelscher, Inbar Fried, Mengyu Fu, Mihir Patwardhan, Max Christman, Jason Akulian, Robert J. Webster, and Ron Alterovitz
    In 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022