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Sebastian Banescu, Dr. rer. nat.

Technical University of Munich

Institute of Informatics

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 17838

About me

I am a  PhD student at the Chair of Software Engineering at TU Munich headed by Prof. Alexander Pretschner. Previously, I received a MSc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering “cum laude”, from Eindhoven University of Technology and a BSc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering, from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. More details on LinkedIn and XING.


Research interests

My research interests include several topics in the area of software security. Currently, I am working on developing methods for protecting client-side software against Man-At-The-End (MATE) attackers and malware. My focus is on using obfuscation and software diversity for protection and evaluating such mechanisms via automated analysis and reverse engineering.

You can find my publications on:

Google Scholar,

Research Gate or

our chair's homepage


Bachelor and Master Thesis Topics

Please contact me if you are interested in doing your Bachelor thesis, Master thesis or guided research project in the field of software protection under my supervision. If you have your own idea for a thesis topic which is related to the ones below, please feel free to contact me.

Open topics

Ongoing topics

Completed topics


Teaching Assistence

Winter Semester 2016/2017: Secure Coding

Winter Semester 2015/2016: Secure Coding

Summer Semester 2015: Security Engineering

Winter Semester 2014/2015: Secure Coding

Summer Semester 2014: Einführung in die Softwaretechnik

Winter Semester 2013/2014: Praktikum Grundlagen der Programmierung