Christian Müller

PhD Student


University of Mannheim
Chair of Practical Computer Science IV:
Dependable Systems Engineering
Christian Müller
B6, 26
68131 Mannheim, Germany

Office: B6 26, Room B2.01

Phone: +49 621 181 25 97
Fax: +49 621 181 34 56

Mail: christian.mueller(at)    PGP-Key

Research Interests

  • Automotive Security
  • Embedded Security
  • IoT Security & Privacy
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


Short Bio

Christian studied IT-Security at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, received his Bachelor of Science in 2013, and his Master of Science in 2015. From April 2012 to October 2012, as well as from April 2014 to September 2014, he worked as a Security Engineer Intern at ESCRYPT Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Christian joined the workgroup Cryptography in July 2015 as a PhD student with a research focus on wireless sensor network security, working on the DFG-Project "Developing and Applying a Sound Security Framework for Sensor Networks", under supervision of Professor Frederik Armknecht. Since September 2017, Christian is part of the Chair of Practical Computer Science IV: Dependable Systems Engineering chaired by Professor Armknecht.


Morgner, P., Müller, C., Ring, M., Eskofier, B., Riess, C., Armknecht, F., & Benenson, Z. (2017). Privacy Implications of Room Climate Data. ESORICS 2017(2), 324-343. [pdf] doi:

Morgner, P., Mattejat, S., Benenson, Z., Müller, C., & Armknecht, F. (2017). Insecure to the touch: attacking ZigBee 3.0 via touchlink commissioning. WISEC 2017, 230-240. doi:

Mikhalev, V., Armknecht, F., & Müller, C. (2017). On Ciphers that Continuously Access the Non-Volatile Key. IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology, 2016(2), 52-79. doi:

Armknecht, F., Benenson, Z., Morgner, P., & Müller, C. (2016). On the security of the ZigBee Light Link touchlink commissioning procedure. Sicherheit 2016, 229-240. [pdf]

Morgner, P., Benenson, Z., Armknecht, F., & Müller, C. (2015). Design Space of Smart Home Networks from a Security Perspective. 14. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Sensornetze, 2015, 41-44. [pdf]