Nils Ole Tippenhauer

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Assistant Professor

Telephone: +65 6499 4869
Office #: 1.502.14
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design
Research Areas:Cyber Security, Wireless, Networking and Computer Systems


Nils Tippenhauer joined CISPA, Saarland University, as a faculty member in August 2018. Before that, Nils was an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Technology and Design Pillar (SUTD) from April 2014 to July 2018. He was also a adjunct research scientist with the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore. Nils earned his Dr. Sc. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2012. Before coming to ETH, Nils received a degree in Computer Engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from the Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) in 2007.

Research Interests

Together with his Secure Cyber-Physical Systems (SCy-Phy) group, Nils is working on information security aspects of practical systems. In particular, Nils is currently working on security analysis of large heterogeneous systems such as (smart) power grids. In addition, Nils is interested in physical layer security aspects of wireless and embedded systems, for example secure ranging, distance measurements and communication using wireless signals.

Research Projects

Security Assessment and Forensic Examination (SAFE)SUTD-ASPIRE: Design of Secure Cyber Physical Systems, Resilient IoT, National Science Experiment (NSE), Cyber-Physical System Protection, Advancing Security of Public Infrastructure with Resilience and Economics


I have several PhD-positions available in my new group at CISPA (Germany). Please write me a mail with a motivation letter and CV to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


Building 1, Floor 5,  (room 1.502.14)