Robert Schilling

Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Secure Systems, PhD Candidate

Robert Schilling is a university assistant and PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Mangard. He started his Bachelor studies on Information and Computer Engineering at Graz University of Technology 2010 and graduated to Dipl.Ing. (MSc) in 2016. His master thesis with the title "Securing the Communication- and Memory-Interfaces of a Multi-Core Cluster" was done at ETH Zurich at the Integrated Systems Laboratory und der supervision of Prof. Luca Beninni.
Robert Schilling


He is particularly interested in designing systems, which are secure against physical attacks. This research interest includes new software-based countermeasures, security hardened processors, and new compiler enhancements to automatically secure programs against fault attacks.


I teach an undergraduate course offering and introduction to computer and network architectures and a graduate course that focuses on the design of VLSI circuits from architectural until the backend design.

  • Computer Organization and Networks (practicals: winter term)
  • Digital system Design (lecture and practicals: summer term)


Small faults grow up - Verification of error masking robustness in arithmetically encoded programs

Karl, A., Schilling, R., Bloem, R. & Mangard, S.
Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation - 20th International Conference, VMCAI 2019, Proceedings, Springer, 183-204, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11388)

Pointing in the Right Direction - Securing Memory Accesses in a Faulty World

Schilling, R., Werner, M., Nasahl, P. & Mangard, S.
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference

High Speed ASIC Implementations of Leakage-Resilient Cryptography

Schilling, R. & Mangard, S.
Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference - DATE 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Securing Conditional Branches in the Presence of Fault Attacks

Schilling, R., Werner, M. & Mangard, S.
Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference - DATE 2018

Leakage Bounds for Gaussian Side Channels

Mangard, S. & Schilling, R.
16th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference - CARDIS 2017, Springer

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