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M.Sc. Mohsen Ahmadvand

Informatik 4 - Lehrstuhl für Software & Systems Engineering (Prof. Pretschner)

  • Tel.: work +49 89 289 17836
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About me

I am a researcher and PhD student at the Chair of Software Engineering at TU Munich headed by Prof. Pretschner. I hold a master's degree (with distinction) in computer science majoring in software security also from TU Munich. Prior to my employment at TUM, I have worked as a software developer and security engineer at several different companies.

Research interests

My research interest lies primarily in the area of software integrity protection against Man-At-The-End (MATE) attackers. I’m also interested in distributed systems (particularly microservices) security, insider threat mitigation, cryptography and trusted computing. Currently, I’m working on a toolchain for software integrity protection and evaluation.


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

  • Currently none.

Ongoing topics

  • Currently none.

Completed topics


Teaching Assistance

Winter Semester 2018/2019: Fundamentals of Programming (IN0002) 

Summer Semester 2018: Microservice integrity protection lab

Winter Semester 2017/2018: Advanced topics in software engineering

Summer Semester 2017: Software integrity protection lab

Winter Semester 2016/2017: Advanced topics in software engineering

Summer Semester 2016: Requirements engineering


  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Below, Daniel; Banescu, Sebastian; Pretschner, Alexander: VirtSC: Combining Virtualization Obfuscation with Self-Checksumming. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Workshop on Software Protection - SPRO'19, ACM Press, 2019 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Fischer, Dennis; Banescu, Sebastian: SIP shaker: software integrity protection composition. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference on - ACSAC '19, ACM Press, 2019 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Pretschner, Alexander; Kelbert, Florian: A Taxonomy of Software Integrity Protection Techniques. In: Advances in Computers. Elsevier, 2018 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Pretschner, Alexander; Ball, Keith; Eyring, Daniel: Integrity Protection Against Insiders in Microservice-Based Infrastructures: From Threats to a Security Framework. In: Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations. Springer International Publishing, 2018 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Hayrapetyan, Anahit; Banescu, Sebastian; Pretschner, Alexander: Practical Integrity Protection with Oblivious Hashing. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference on - ACSAC '18, ACM Press, 2018 mehr…
  • Banescu, Sebastian and Ahmadvand, Mohsen and Pretschner, Alexander and Shield, Robert and Hamilton, Chris: Detecting Patching of Executables without System Calls. Proceedings of the Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, 2017 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Ibrahim, Amjad: Requirements Reconciliation for Scalable and Secure Microservice (De)composition. 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), IEEE, 2016 mehr…
  • Ahmadvand, Mohsen; Scemama, Antoine; Ochoa, Martín; Pretschner, Alexander: Enhancing Operation Security using Secret Sharing. Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, 2016 mehr…