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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Computer Laboratory

Dr Markus Kuhn

Portrait, July 2012

Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology (the former “Computer Laboratory”) and a Fellow of Wolfson College.

Research interests: computer security, in particular hardware and signal-processing aspects, including in particular compromising emanations, RFID security, and the security of positioning systems (distance-bounding protocols, authentication of navigation signals), hardware tamper resistance, smartcards, network security, intellectual-property protection technology and software-defined radio applications.

Contact information

Dr Markus Kuhn
University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1223 3-34676  (09:30–18:30)
Skype: mgkuhn
Github: mgkuhn
Fax: +44 1223 3-34678
Email: [Javascript required]
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Time zone: UTC+1h in summer (last Sun Mar – last Sun Oct)
UTC in winter

Reachability status: On sabbatical leave, currently travelling until 3 January 2022.

Internships and visits: Since I quite regularly get email applications for internships: please note that I do not usually have any funding available for interships.


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In 2021/22, I'm on sabbatical leave and not teaching any courses. In previous years, I taught second and third-year undergraduate courses in the Computer Science Tripos: Security, Cryptography, Digital Signal Processing. I also prepared online tutorial lectures on Unix Tools, LaTeX and MATLAB. In our masters programme, I also ran a Digital Signal Processing and a Hardware Security Practicals module, and many years ago also a reading class on Forensic Signal Analysis.

Course materials pages: 2021/22, 2020/21, 2019/20, 2018/19, 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11, 2009/10.

PhD students: Shih-Chun You and Dimitrije Erdeljan. Former PhD students of mine that have already graduated: Piotr Zieliński, Steven Murdoch, Gerhard Hancke, Saar Drimer, Andrew Lewis, Marios Omar Choudary, Christian O'Connell.

We organize a Security Seminar Series, which is open to the public.