M. Sc. Max Hoffmann

  • Research Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Hoffmann, Max

Address

LS Embedded Security
ID 2/645
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Room
ID 2/645
Phone:
(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 23802
Email:
max.hoffmann@rub.de PGP key

Vita

  • Since 10/2016: Researcher at the Embedded Security Group at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2015 - 10/2017: Master of Science in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • 10/2012 - 10/2015: Bachelor of Science in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University of Bochum

Research

  • Hardware Reverse-Engineering
  • Hardware Trojans
  • Hardware Obfuscation

Projects

  • Implementing provably secure and privacy preserving protocols for constrained devices.

Courses

Publications

2019
Highway to HAL

Sebastian Wallat, Nils Albartus, Steffen Becker, Max Hoffmann, Maik Ender, Marc Fyrbiak, Adrian Drees, Sebastian Maaßen, Chris­tof Paar - CF'19 Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers Pages 392-397

Towards Cognitive Obfuscation - Impeding Hardware Reverse Engineering Based on Psychological Insights

Carina Wiesen, Nils Albartus, Max Hoffmann, Steffen Becker, Sebastian Wallat, Marc Fyrbiak, Nikol Rummel, Chris­tof Paar - ASPDAC '19 Proceedings of the 24th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference Pages 104-111 (presentation at ASPDAC 2019, Tokyo, Japan, January 21–24, 2019)

2018
Stealthy Opaque Predicates in Hardware - Obfuscating Constant Expressions at Negligible Overhead

Max Hoffmann, Chris­tof Paar - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems ISSN 2569-2925,Vol. 2018, No. 2, pp. 277–297

HAL—The Missing Piece of the Puzzle for Hardware Reverse Engineering, Trojan Detection and Insertion

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Pawel Swierczynski, Max Hoffmann, Sebastian Hoppach, Mathias Wilhelm, Tobias Weidlich, Russell Tessier, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (to appear)

2017
BBA+: Improving the Security and Applicability of Privacy-Preserving Point Collection

Gunnar Hartung, Max Hoffmann, Matthias Nagel, Andy Rupp - ACM CCS 2017 on Oct. 30–Nov. 3, 2017, Dallas, TX, USA

New Techniques for Structural Batch Verification in Bilinear Groups with Applications to Groth–Sahai Proofs

Gottfried Herold, Max Hoffmann, Michael Klooß, Carla Ràfols, Andy Rupp - ACM CCS 2017 on Oct. 30–Nov. 3, 2017, Dallas, TX, USA