M.Sc. Stefan Machmeier

Phone: +49 6221 54 14537
Room: 1/232


Office address/Post address

Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL)
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

Short Biography

I studied applied computer science at the DHBW Stuttgart Campus Horb (2015-2018) and the University Heidelberg (2020-2022). During my masters, I focused on cybersecurity with a master's thesis on "Honeypot Implementation in a Cloud environment". Additionally, I worked as a research assistent at bwInfoSec, where I have been a permanent team member since April 2022.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Deep Packet Inspection
  • Machine Learning


In Preparation


At University Heidelberg

Supervisor of BA theses (2022):

  • Using Deep Packet Inspection to Analyse and Reduce DDoS Attacks on Servers and Applications
  • Functionality and limitation of DPI circumvention software
  • Analysing schemes for secure and memorable password generation
  • Flow-based Traffic Classification Using Deep Vision

Supervisor of BA theses (2023)

  • Analyzing the BrakTooth family of experimental attacks on specific Bluetooth chipsets

Supervisor of MA theses (2022):

  •  Adding Interpretability to an Anomaly-Based Method for Deep Packet Inspection in Intrusion Detection Systems

Supervisor of MA theses (2023):

  • Implementing an exploit as a Metasploit module and investigating the exploit ranking
  • Schutz-Prinzipien für Softwarearchitekturen mit erhöhtem Schutzbedarf


  • M. Schroeder, S. Machmeier, V. Heuveline (2023). Vtable hijacking: Object Type Integrity for run-time type information.Preprint Series of the EMCL.
  • Machmeier, S. (2023). Honeypot Implementation in a Cloud Environment. arXiv preprint arXiv:2301.00710.

Conference Contributions and Talks

  • In Preparation