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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

Office hour for undergraduate/masters students: every Friday 15:00–15:30 in full term, Zoom meeting.

Reachability status: Back in Cambridge, catching up with email.

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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This academic year, I'm teaching third-year undergraduate courses in the Computer Science Tripos on Cryptography and Digital Signal Processing. A variant of the latter is also offered as module L314 for Masters students. I also prepared online tutorial lectures on Unix Tools and give brief introductions to LaTeX and Julia (formerly LaTeX and MATLAB). In previous years, I also taught a second-year undergraduate course Security and for Masters students a Hardware Security Practicals module or a reading class on Forensic Signal Analysis.

Course materials pages: 2023/24, 2022/23, 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: Eric Chun-Yu Peng, 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, Shih-Chun You.

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