M. Sc. Julian Speith

  • Research Assistant - Chair Embedded Security


Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
Universitätsstr. 140
44799 Bochum

Due to restricted access to the office building meetings are only possible by appointment.

julian.speith@rub.de PGP key


  • Since 08/2019: Re­se­arch as­sis­tant at the Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty group, Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te for IT-Se­cu­ri­ty, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny
  • Since 08/2019: Associated researcher at the Embedded Secuity group of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum, Germany
  • 04/2018 - 11/2020: Mas­ter of Sci­ence in IT-Se­cu­ri­ty at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny
  • 04/2019 - 06/2019: Ex­chan­ge stu­dent at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
  • 10/2014 - 03/2018: Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in IT-Se­cu­ri­ty at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny


  • Real-World Hard­ware Tro­jans
  • Hard­ware Re­ver­se En­gi­nee­ring



LifeLine for FPGA Protection: Obfuscated Cryptography for Real-World Security

Florian Stolz, Nils Albartus, Julian Speith, Simon Klix, Clemens Nasenberg, Aiden Gula, Marc Fyrbiak, Chris­tof Paar, Tim Güneysu, Russell Tessier - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, Vol. 2021, No. 4

A survey of algorithmic methods in IC reverse engineering

Leonid Azriel, Julian Speith, Nils Albartus, Ran Ginosar, Avi Mendelsohn, Chris­tof Paar - Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN)

Towards Practical Microcontroller Implementation of the Signature Scheme Falcon

Tobias Oder, Julian Speith, Kira Höltgen, Tim Güneysu - The Tenth International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography, Chongqing University, Chongqing, May 8-10, 2019, to appear

Evaluation of Lattice-Based Signature Schemes in Embedded Systems

Tim Güneysu, Markus Krausz, Tobias Oder, Julian Speith - 25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems, Bordeaux, France, 9-12 December 2018

A Lattice-based AKE on ARM Cortex-M4

Julian Speith, Tobias Oder, Tim Güneysu - BalkanCryptSec 2018, Iasi, Romania, Sep­tem­ber 20-21, 2018.