I am a PhD student in the Software and Systems Security group of Eurecom, under the supervision of Aurélien Francillon.

I obtained a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2013 and 2011, respectively. During my studies I spent some time at the University of Bath (UK) and at the Security Lab of the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA).

My interests are mostly in security of lower layers than people usually interact with—anything that's low-level and not supposed to be tampered with ;) In my PhD I focus on the security of embedded devices, moving from low-level software to hardware aspects...

Aside from security I'm excited about programming languages, fencing and sailing.

A note on Pöplau vs Poeplau: The original spelling of my name is the former. However, German allows the latter as an alternative for situations when pure ASCII is required, so that's what I use outside Germany.


Sebastian Poeplau, Yanick Fratantonio, Antonio Bianchi, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2014), San Diego, CA, USA
Sebastian Poeplau, Jan Gassen, Elmar Gerhards-Padilla
7th International Conference on Risk and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS 2012), Cork, Ireland


  • Mail: python2 -c "print 'sebastian.%s%seurecom.%s' % ('poeplau', '@', 'fr')"
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