Sebastian Banescu, M.Sc.
Technical University of Munich
Institute of Informatics
85748 Garching b. München
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.
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.
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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.
- Reverse Engineering Virtualization Obfuscation (BSc. thesis)
- iOS Application Hardening via Obfuscation (MSc. thesis)
- Detecting Process Memory Tampering (BSc. thesis)
- Software Protection via Self-Checking (MSc. thesis)
- A Taxonomy of Browser-Hijacking Malware (Guided research)
- Metadata Recovery of Transformations from Obfuscated Software via Machine Learning Techniques (MSc. thesis)
- Software Protection via Virtualization Obfuscation (MSc. thesis)
- A Study on Checking Equivalence of Programs using Symbolic Execution (BSc. thesis)
- Raising the Bar for Automated Attacks on Web Apps using Software Diversity (MSc. thesis)
- Raising the Bar for Automated Attacks on Native Apps with Software Diversity (MSc. thesis)
- Asset Protection via White Box Cryptography (MSc. thesis)
- A Qualitative Study of Indistinguishability Obfuscation (BSc. thesis)
- Towards Testing Malware Detection Systems using Behavioral Obfuscation (BSc. thesis)
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