Samuel Weiser

Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Secure Systems, PhD Candidate

Samuel Weiser is doing his PhD studies on computer science since 2016. He started his Bachelor studies on Information and Computer Engineering at Graz University of Technology back in 2010, and graduated to Dipl.Ing. (MSc) in 2016. He visited the Systems Security Lab at TU Darmstadt in 2018 for researching security architectures.
Samuel Weiser


My research interests are two-fold. On the one hand, I am interested in software-based side-channels. Although we also demonstrate real attacks, my passion is more on the defensive side. In particular, I co-developed a practical tool for analyzing programs with respect to address-based side-channel leakage (e.g., used in cache attacks). Our tool helped uncover several issues in OpenSSL, and is open-source. On the other hand, I research security architectures such as Intel SGX, which allow secure code execution even in the presence of powerful kernel-level attackers.


I give practical classes on Security Aspects in Software Development, with a focus on security against runtime attacks.