Dr.-Ing. Oliver Mischke

  • Former Assistant - Chair Security Engineering
Mischke, Oliver


Hardware Security Group
Chair for Embedded Security
Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 150
44801 Bochum, Germany

oliver.mischke@rub.de PGP key


  • 10/2004 - 04/2010: Stu­dies of Security in In­for­ma­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gy at the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Germany
  • 08/2007 - 05/2008: Year ab­road at Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty, West Laf­ay­et­te, In­di­a­na, USA
  • 05/2010 - 05/2011: Security Engineer at ESCRYPT GmbH, Bochum, Germany
  • 05/2013 - 08/2013: Intern at the Product Security Group, Office of the Chief Scientist, Qualcomm, San Diego, USA
  • Since 06/2011: Researcher/PhD Po­si­ti­on at the Hardware Security Group, Chair for Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty, Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


  • Side-Channel Cryptanalysis
  • Efficient Implementation of Cryptographic Algorithms


Achieving Side-Channel Protection with Dynamic Logic Reconfiguration on Modern FPGAs

Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Tim Güneysu - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2015, McLean, VA, USA, May 5-7, 2015

Side-Channel Protection by Randomizing Look-Up Tables on Reconfigurable Hardware - Pitfalls of Memory Primitives

Pascal Sasdrich, Oliver Mischke, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - 6th International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design, COSADE 2015, Berlin, Germany, April 13-14, 2015

Fault Sensitivity Analysis Meets Zero-Value Attack

Oliver Mischke, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography - FDTC 2014, Busan, Korea, September 23, 2013.

MicroACP - A Fast and Secure Reconfigurable Asymmetric Crypto-Processor

Christoph Pöpper, Oliver Mischke, Tim Güneysu - International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing - ARC2014, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. To appear.

Comprehensive Evaluation of AES Dual Ciphers as a Side-Channel Countermeasure

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke - International Conference on Information and Communications Security, ICICS 2013, Beijing, China, November 20 - 22, 2013.

One Attack to Rule Them All: Collision Timing Attack versus 42 AES ASIC Cores

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 1786-1798, Sept. 2013.

On the Simplicity of Converting Leakages from Multivariate to Univariate - Case Study of a Glitch-Resistant Masking Scheme

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke - Work­shop on Cryp­to­gra­phic Hard­ware and Em­bed­ded Sys­tems, CHES 2013, Santa Barbara, California, USA, August 20 - 23, 2013.

IPSecco: A Lightweight and Reconfigurable IPSec Core

Benedikt Driessen, Tim Güneysu, Elif Bilge Kavun, Oliver Mischke, Chris­tof Paar, Thomas Pöppelmann - 2012 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2012, Cancun, Mexico, December 5-7, 2012

Side Channels as Building Blocks

Markus Kasper, Amir Moradi, Georg T. Becker, Oliver Mischke, Tim Güneysu, Chris­tof Paar, Wayne Burleson - Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Volume 2, Number 3, pages 143-159, 2012, Springer.

How Far Should Theory be from Practice? – Evaluation of a Countermeasure

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke - Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems - CHES 2012 - 14th International Workshop, Leuven, Belgium, September 9-12, 2012

Glitch-Free Implementation of Masking in Modern FPGAs

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke - 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 3-4, 2012

MicroECC: A Lightweight Reconfigurable Elliptic Curve Crypto-Processor

Michal Varchola, Tim Güneysu, Oliver Mischke - 2011 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2011, Cancun, Mexico, November 30 - December 2, 2011

On the Power of Fault Sensitivity Analysis and Collision Side-Channel Attacks in a Combined Setting

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Chris­tof Paar, Yang Li, Kazuo Ohta, Kazuo Sakiyama - Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems - CHES 2011 - 13th International Workshop, Nara, Japan, September 28 - October 1, 2011

Practical Evaluation of DPA Countermeasures on Reconfigurable Hardware

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Chris­tof Paar - HOST 2011, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 5-6 June 2011, San Diego, California, USA

Correlation-Enhanced Power Analysis Collision Attack

Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Thomas Eisenbarth - Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, CHES 2010, 12th International Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 17-20, 2010. Proceedings