Ivan Martinovic

Official Fellow

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science


Ivan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Security Research Lab, UC Berkeley (2011) and at the Secure Computing and Networking Centre, UC Irvine (2009/2010). From 2009 until 2011 he enjoyed a Carl-Zeiss Foundation Fellowship and he was an associate lecturer at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany.  He obtained his PhD from TU Kaiserslautern under supervision of Prof. Jens B. Schmitt and MSc from TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Most of my research interests are in the area of cyber-physical system security and wireless networks. Some of my concrete research topics include authentication and intrusion detection using physical-layer information, robust wireless communication, and the analysis of trade-offs between system security and performance. In this respect, I work with various technologies, such as software-defined radios, wireless sensors, and NFC/RFIDs. As another incarnation of cyber-physical security, I’m also intrested in behavioural biometrics and their applications, such as continuous authentication using physiological signals captured by, e.g., eye-tracking and EEG devices. Previously, I also worked on other non-functional aspects of distributed systems like network performance (network calculus), resource management, and decentralized coordination in wireless networks.