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Matthias Matousek

I have been studying Computer Sciene in Media at the University of Ulm until the summer of 2015. I also spent one year of my studies (2013-2014) in the Netherlands where I visited lectures at three different universities: University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Radboud Unversity Nijmegen. The lectures were part of the Kerckhoffs Institute for Computer Security. For my Master's Thesis I was working on a secure processor called Secure Execution PUF-based Processor (SEPP). In summer 2015 I joined the Institute of Distributed Systems, where I am now working as a research assistant.


I am generally interested in security and privacy of IT systems. Specifically, I am working on the privacy of interconnected vehicles. Furthermore, I am interested in enabling private communication (such as cryptography in messenger services) in a user-friendly way.





I gladly supervise bachelor's, master's and diploma theses that fit into my research interests. My currently available topics for thesis and projects are listed below. Ongoing and completed thesis can be viewed here.

Available Thesis Topics

Matousek, Matthias
Neural Network Prototyping
Bachelor Thesis, Project
Institute of Distributed Systems, Ulm University,
in preparation

Keywords: AA,

Abstract: Machine learning with Neural Networks — especially Deep Learning — is currently booming. In order to test the potential of such algorithms for specific use cases, it is necessary to be able to quickly prototype and evaluate neural networks. In this thesis or project, the student shall compare different neural network frameworks, such as TensorFlow or Caffe, and implement an exemplary use case. Such a use case could be an anomaly detection mechanism for connected cars.



Berlin, Olga; Held, Albert; Matousek, Matthias; Kargl, Frank
POSTER: Anomaly-Based Misbehaviour Detection in Connected Car Backends
2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
October 2016
Matousek, Matthias; Bösch, Christoph; Kargl, Frank
Using Searchable Encryption to Protect Privacy in Connected Cars
Proceedings of the 4th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication


Kleber, Stephan; Unterstein, Florian; Matousek, Matthias; Kargl, Frank; Slomka, Frank; Hiller, Matthias
Design of the Secure Execution PUF-based Processor (SEPP)
Workshop on Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices, TRUDEVICE 2015
September 2015
Kleber, Stephan; Unterstein, Florian; Matousek, Matthias; Kargl, Frank; Slomka, Frank; Hiller, Matthias
Secure Execution Architecture based on PUF-driven Instruction Level Code Encryption
July 2015


Nikolov, Vladimir; Matousek, Matthias; Rautenbach, Dieter; Draque Penso, Lucia; Hauck, Franz J.
ARTOS: System Model and Optimization Algorithm
Document number: VS-R08-2012
Institute of Distributed Systems, University of Ulm,
December 2012
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