Dr.-Ing. Bastian Richter

  • Former Assistant - Chair Security Engineering
  • Former Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Richter, Bastian
Bastian.Richter@rub.de PGP key


  • Since 06/2015: Re­se­arch As­sis­tant/PhD Po­si­ti­on at the Chair for Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty, Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te for IT-Se­cu­ri­ty, Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny
  • 04/2013 - 04/2015: Study of Master of Science in IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 10/2009 – 03/2013: Study of Bachelor of Science in IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


  • Side-Channel Cryptanalysis
  • Laser Fault Injection


Lightweight Ciphers on a 65 nm ASIC - A Comparative Study on Energy Consumption

Bastian Richter, Amir Moradi - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI) 2020, Limassol, CYPRUS, July 6-8, 2020.

Template attacks on nano-scale CMOS devices

Bastian Richter, Amir Moradi - Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Volume 10, pages 275–285, 2020.

A Comparison of χ²-Test and Mutual Information as Distinguisher for Side-Channel Analysis

Bastian Richter, David Knichel, Amir Moradi - 18th Smart Card Re­se­arch and Ad­van­ced Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on Con­fe­rence, CAR­DIS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, No­vem­ber 11-13, 2019.

Automated Probe Repositioning for On-Die EM Measurements

Bastian Richter, Alexander Wild, Amir Moradi - International Conference On Computer Aided Design, ICCAD 2019, Westminster, Colorado, USA, November 4-7, 2019.

Static Power Side-Channel Analysis - An Investigation of Measurement Factors

Thorben Moos, Amir Moradi, Bastian Richter - IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2019.

Leakage Detection with the χ²-Test

Amir Moradi, Bastian Richter, Tobias Schneider, François-Xavier Standaert - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, Vol. 2018, No. 1, pp 209-237, 2018. (presentation at CHES 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 9 – 12, 2018)

SAT-based Reverse Engineering of Gate-Level Schematics using Fault Injection and Probing

Shahrzad Keshavarz, Falk Schellenberg, Bastian Richter, Chris­tof Paar, Daniel Holcomb - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2018, McLean, VA, USA, April 30 - May 4, 2018 (short paper, best poster award).

Static Power Side-Channel Analysis of a Threshold Implementation Prototype Chip

Thorben Moos, Amir Moradi, Bastian Richter - De­sign, Au­to­ma­ti­on & Test in Eu­ro­pe Con­fe­rence & Ex­hi­bi­ti­on, DATE 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27 - 31 , 2017 (best paper can­di­da­te).

On the Complexity Reduction of Laser Fault Injection Campaigns using OBIC Measurements

Falk Schellenberg, Markus Finkeldey, Bastian Richter, Maximilian Schäpers, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann , Chris­tof Paar - Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography - FDTC 2015, Saint Malo, France, September 13, 2015.

Microcontrollers as (In)Security Devices for Pervasive Computing Applications

Daehyun Strobel, David Oswald, Bastian Richter, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 102, no. 8, pp. 1157-1173, 2014

Side-Channel Attacks on the Yubikey 2 One-Time Password Generator

David Oswald, Bastian Richter, Chris­tof Paar - RAID 2013, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, October 23-25, 2013.