Ulrich Rührmair
Research Professor
Vice Director of SCL
Secure Computation Laboratory



  • M.Sc. in Mathematics, Oxford University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, TU Munich
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, TU Berlin

Research Interests

My research interests include PUFs, Physical Cryptography, Disorder-based Security, Nano-Security, Cryptography and Complexity Theory at large.

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist of the Nationwide Mathematics Competition in Germany
  • Scholarship by the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany
  • Scholar of the Stiftung Maximilianeum, Germany
  • Best Paper Award at ISIC 2009
  • Best Paper Candidate at HOST 2011 and CHES 2012

Community Service

  • Founder and Co-Chair of the ASHES workshop at ACM CCS, 2017 until now
  • Associate Editor at IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN) at Springer, Journal of Hardware and System Security (HaSS) at Springer, and EURASIP Journal on Information Security at Springer.
  • PC member at HOST 2011, HOST 2012, HOST 2015, CHES 2015, HOST 2016, AsianHOST 2016, IEEE S&P (“Oakland”) 2016, HOST 2017, AsianHOST 2017, HASP 2017, WISA 2017, ASHES 2017 (PC Chair), IEEE S&P (“Oakland”) 2017, IEEE S&P (“Oakland”) 2018, HOST 2018, AsianHOST 2018, WISA 2018, ASHES 2018, ACM CCS 2018, AsianHOST 2019, WISA 2019, ASHES 2019, ACM CCS 2019, WISA 2020, AsianHOST 2020, ASHES 2020, WISA 2021, AsianHOST 2021, ASHES 2021, CCSW 2021
  • Special session organizer at DATE 2014 on “How Secure are PUFs Really? On the Reach and Limits of Recent PUF Attacks”. Together with Wayne Burleson, Marten van Dijk, Farinaz Koushanfar, Ulf Schlichtmann, and Jean-Pierre Seifert.
  • Guest editor at the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing 2019 on “Emerging Attacks and Solutions for Secure Hardware in the Internet of Things”. Together with Chip-Hong Chang, Marten van Dijk, and Mark M. Tehranipoor.


For a complete and updated list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile

Bachelor’s/Master’s Thesis (2020, at LMU):

  • Roman Anasal
  • Serif Cem Atalay
  • Veronika Bauer
  • Shu Chen
  • Mihnea Creanga
  • Jonas Dellinger
  • Niels Dörre
  • Peter Eder
  • Sebastian Gavra
  • Katja Geirhos
  • Fynn Kappelhoff
  • Michael Lachner
  • Alexander Lankheit
  • Qinzi Li
  • Oliver Linne
  • Fiona Moreno
  • Lara Obrenovic
  • Philip Rebeschini
  • Patrick Schuster
  • Xiao-Ting (Michelle)To