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(last update on 01.04.2022)

IT Security Engineering Team

Senior Researcher, Head of IT Security Engineering Team

  • Dr. rer. nat. Feng Cheng

PhD Students / Postdoc

We are hiring

Master Students

  • open topics (if you are interested, just drop me a line):
    • Big Data Security Analytics (Data Engineering and Data Science for Cybersecurity)
      • Unified and Intuitive Serving for NextGen SIEMs (Data Engineering)
      • High-Performance Event Streaming for Security Analytics (Data Engineering)
      • Deep Learning Architectures for Security Analytics (Data Engineering)
      • Online Signature Matching and Correlation Engine (Data Engineering & Science)
      • In-Stream Advanced Analytics (Data Engineering & Science)
      • Intrusion Detection with Machine Learning (Data Science)
      • Graph Analytics for Threat Detection (Data Science)
      • Deep Learning-based Anomaly Detection (Data Science)
      • Predictive Analytics for Threat Detection (Data Science)
      • Malicious Process (Anomaly) Detection in Windows Process Logs  (Data Science)
      • DGA Detection via Proxy and DNS Logs  (Data Science)
      • Typosquatting Detection  (Data Science)
    • Advanced Cyber Attacks and Defense
      • Zero Day Vulnerability Collection
      • Attack Graph Construction using Unified Data
      • Security of IoT Devices and Applications
      • Next-Gen Authentication and Secure Identity Management
    • Security Awareness
      • Identify and Prevent Password Reuse
      • Advanced Capture the Flags
      • Virtualization for Security Lab Generator

Master Project

  • Vulnerability Database for Cyber Threat Intelligence (SS2022)


  • Dr. Muhammad Sukmana: Security Improvements For Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing System (PhD Dissertation, March 2022, now with Resility GmbH, Potsdam)
  • Dr. Aragats Amirkhanyan: Methodes and Frameworks for GeoSpatioTemporal Data Analytics (PhD Dissertation, December 2019, now with Yara International, Berlin)
  • Dr. Konrad-Felix Krenz: A Denial-of-Sleep-Resilient medium Access control Layer for IEEE 802.15.4 Networks (PhD Dissertation, November 2019, now with Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin)
  • Dr.-Ing. David Jaeger: Enabling Big Data Security Analytics for Advanced Network Attack Detection (PhD Dissertation, September 2019, now with Airbus Defense and Space, Munich)
  • Dr.-Ing. Marian Gawron: Towards Automated Advanced Vulnerability Analysis (PhD Dissertation, March 2019, now with Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin)
  • Dr. Andrey Sapegin: High-Speed Security Log Analytics Using Hybrid Outlier Detection (PhD Dissertation, March 2019, now with Deutsche Telekom AG, Berlin)
  • Dr.-Ing. Martin Ussath: Analytical Approaches for Advanced Attacks (PhD Dissertation, May 2018, now with Arvato Systems, Potsdam/Gütersloh)
  • Dr. Amir Azodi: Towards Real-time SIEM Based Network Monitoring and Intrusion Detection Through Advanced Event Normalization (PhD Dissertation, April 2016, now with DSGV, Berlin) 
  • Dr. Sebastian Roschke: Towards High Quality Security Event Correlation Using In-Memory and Multi-Core Processing (PhD Dissertation, May 2012, now with Snap Inc., CA, USA) 
  • Balthasar Martin: Evaluating the Security of Cloud-based Remote Access for the Internet of Things (Master Thesis, Feb. 2019, now with SRLabs, Berlin)
  • Daniel Stelter-Gliese: User-centric Realtime Embedded Web Application Firewalls (Master Thesis, Dec. 2016, now with Google Inc., Zurich)
  • Marian Gawron, MSc.: Vulnerability Modeling and Analytics: HPI-VDB (Master Thesis, Sept. 2013, now with Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin)
  • David Jaeger, MSc.: Monitoring in Scenario-based Security Experiments (Master Thesis, Aug. 2012, now with Airbus SE, Munich)
  • Robert Schuppenies, MSc.: Automatic Extraction of Vulnerability Information for Attack Graphs(Master Thesis, Mar. 2009, now with Google Inc, CA, USA.)
  • Sebastian Roschke: IDS Management on Lock-Keeper (Master Thesis, Nov. 2008, now with Snap Inc., CA, USA)
  • Diplom.-Inf. Michael Menzel: Securing Web Services using Lock-Keeper (Diplomarbeit, Aug. 2006, now with Senacor Technologies AG)
  • Christian Liesegang, MSc.: A Network Security Measurement Framework (Master Thesis, Aug. 2006, now with Remerge GmbH)
  • Leana Neuber (Master Project Team in SS2019)
  • Patrick Jattke (Master Project Team in SS2019)
  • Johannes Kroschewski (Master Project Team in SS2019)
  • Nils Strassenburg (Master Project Team in SS2019)
  • BP2017M1: A Big Security Data Analytical Framework (Bachelor Project, cooperated with SAP SE and T-Systems International GmbH, October 2017-July 2018)
  • BP2012-M2: Security Testing and Surveillance for Large-Scale Software (Bachelor Project, cooperated with SAP AG and SAP Innovation Center, Oct. 2012 -- Sept. 2013)
  • BP2008-M3: Lock-Keeper Web Services Gateway for Advanced Management and High Security of Service-oriented Applications (Bachelor Project, cooperated with Siemens and Actisis GmBH, Oct. 2008 -- Sept. 2009)
  • BP2006-B2: Development of a Service-Oriented Architecture for Police Brandenburg's Internetwache based on Lock-Keeper (Bachelor Project, cooperated with Police Brandenburg, Oct. 2006 -- Sept. 2007)
  • BP2006-M2: Database Replication over Lock-Keeper (Bachelor Project, cooperated with Siemens Switzerland, Apr. 2006 -- Mar. 2007)
  • Chris Pelchen (Research Assistant, Apr. 2016 -- Feb. 2022)
  • Christian Tietz (Research Assistant, Jul. 2015 -- Jun. 2020)
  • Tatiana Gayvoronskaya (Research Assistant, Feb. 2016 -- Jul. 2019)
  • Mirko Krause (Work Student, Oct. 2018 -- Mar. 2019)
  • Marcus Konrad (Intern Student, Jan. 2015 -- Dec. 2015)
  • Daniel Stelter-Gliese (Intern Student, Apr. 2012 --  Jul. 2015)
  • Willi Gierke (Intern Student, Jan. 2015 -- Jul. 2015)
  • Carl Ambroselli (Intern Student, Feb. 2014 -- Dec. 2014)
  • Marian Gawron (Intern Student, April. 2012 -- Sept. 2013)
  • Richard Meissner (Intern Student, Oct. 2010 -- Jul. 2013)
  • Florian Westphal (Intern Student, Sept. 2010 -- Apr. 2013)
  • David Jaeger (Intern Student, Jul. 2009 -- Jul. 2012)
  • Hubert Hesse (Intern Student, April. 2012 -- Jul. 2012)
  • Bjoern Groneberg (Intern Student, Sept. 2010 -- Jun. 2011)
  • Thanh Dien Tran (Intern Student, Nov. 2008 -- Sept. 2009)
  • Robert Schuppenies(Intern Student, Jan. 2007 -- Mar. 2009, now with Google Inc.)
  • Ge Zhang (Intern Student, Oct. 2007 -- May. 2008, now with Google Inc.)
  • Sebastian Roschke (Intern Student, Apr. 2007 -- Oct. 2008)
  • Johannes Harungguan (Visiting Researcher from Indonesia, Nov. 2012 -- Jan. 2013)
  • Dr. Yong Zhang (Visiting Researcher from China, Jun. -- Sept. 2011)
  • Piotr Szymanski (Visiting Student from Poland, Feb. -- Sept. 2010)
  • Dr. Lijuan Duan (Visiting Researcher from China, Jun. -- Sept. 2009)
  • Dr. Lichun Wang (Visiting Researcher from China, Jun. -- Jul. 2009)
  • Alberto Diniz Bueno Filho (Visiting Student from Brazil, Jul. -- Sept. 2004)