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Martin Strohmeier

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Dr Martin Strohmeier

Research Officer

Junior Research Fellow, Kellogg College




General research interests: security and privacy in wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, future air traffic control communication, crowdsourcing, UAV, ADS-B, ACARS, and more generally all wireless technologies used in aviation, navigation and critical infrastructures. Recently, I have also been interested in privacy issues in complex global systems such as aviation, open source intelligence, and data mining.

I am also contributing a bit to the OpenSky project, featured in the departmental magazine. For always up to date information on our work on aviation security, please see Aviation Security at Oxford.


  1. Two papers recently accepted at top systems conferences! Our paper A View from the Cockpit: Exploring Pilot Reactions to Attacks on Avionic Systems was accepted to The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2020 and our paper A Tale of Sea and Sky: On the Security of Maritime VSAT Communications was accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2020!
  2. It was a pleasure to be General Chair of this year's 7th OpenSky Workshop in Zurich on November 21/22! Check out for the workshop proceedings, covering selective works from the whole OpenSky community.
  3. We have further had an amazing conference on Aviation Cyber Security in Zurich on November 19/20, bringing together many excellent aviation security experts for an exciting event.



Martin Strohmeier (PGP key) is a Junior Research Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford and a Senior Scientist at the Swiss Cyber Defence Campus. His main research interests are currently in the area of network security, including wireless sensor networks and critical infrastructure protection. During his DPhil at Oxford, he has extensively analyzed the security and privacy of wireless aviation technologies of this generation and the next . His work predominantly focuses on developing cyber-physical approaches which can improve the security of air traffic control quickly and efficiently. He is also a co-founder of the aviation research network OpenSky and responsible for coordinating research activities there. Before coming to Oxford in 2012, he received his MSc degree from TU Kaiserslautern, Germany and joined Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Lufthansa AG as a visiting researcher.  

His work on aviation security received several awards from the aviation and computer security communities, including the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship. His dissertation was further highly commended by the British Computer Society.


Recent Professional Activities

  • 6th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2020), TPC member
  • 1st CYD Campus Conference on Aviation Cyber Security (AvCS 2019), General Chair
  • 7th OpenSky Workshop (OpenSky 2019), General Chair
  • International Workshop on Cyber Security for Intelligent Transportation Systems (CSITS 2019), TPC member
  • 38th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2019), Co-Chair of Security Track
  • 15th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SECURECOMM 2019), TPC member
  • CPS-IoT Week 2019, Aircraft Localization Competition, Organizer
  • 10th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility & Security (NTMS 2019), TPC member
  • 5th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2019), TPC member
  • 6th OpenSky Workshop (OpenSky 2018), TPC Chair
  • The 8th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec 2015), Publication Chair


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