M. Sc. Nils Albartus

  • Research Assistant - Chair Embedded Security


Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

ID 2/645
(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 25734
nils.albartus@rub.de PGP key


  • Since 09/2018: Researcher at the chair for Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2016 - 10/2018: Mas­ter of Sci­ence in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2013 - 10/2016: Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University Bochum


  • Hard­ware Re­ver­se-En­gi­nee­ring
  • Hard­ware Tro­jans
  • Hard­ware Ob­fu­s­ca­ti­on



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)

Teaching Hardware Reverse Engineering: Educational Guidelines and Practical Insights

Carina Wiesen, Steffen Becker, Marc Fyrbiak, Nils Albartus, Malte Elson, Nikol Rummel, Chris­tof Paar - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Wollongong, NSW, 2018, pp. 438-445. (presented in December 2018 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia)

On the Difficulty of FSM-based Hardware Obfuscation

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Jonathan Déchelotte, Nils Albartus, Russell Tessier, Chris­tof Paar - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, Vol. 2018, No. 3, pp 293-330, 2018. (presentation at CHES 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 9 – 12, 2018)