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Dr Simon Birnbach

Junior Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Computer Science

Simon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Systems Security Lab of Professor Ivan Martinovic in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He specialises in the security of cyber-physical systems, with a focus on smart home, aviation, and aerospace security.

In the past, Simon has researched topics such as how to detect drone privacy invasion attacks with a single, non-dedicated receiver, and how the occurrence of physical events in smart homes can be verified through collaborating sensors. Most recently, he has developed a transferable fingerprinting scheme to protect legacy data links and onboard data buses used in aviation. He has extensive experience in systems security research and has co-supervised one MSc and five PhD students working on related topics, including satellite security, IoT and wearables security, behavioural biometrics, and network malware detection.