Daniel Steinmetzer


E-mail: dsteinmetzer(a-t)seemoo.tu-darmstadt.de
+49 6151 16-25478
: +49 6151 16-25471
Office: S4/14 | 4.2.10

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dsteinmetzer
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Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Secure Mobile Networking Lab
Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Mornewegstr. 32
64293 Darmstadt

Research Interests

  • Millimeter Wave Communications
  • IEEE 802.11ad/ay
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network Security
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Software Defined Radios



  • Best Paper Award at WiSec 2017 for "Massive Reactive Smartphone-Based Jamming using Arbitrary Waveforms and Adaptive Power Control", July 2017
  • Best Paper Award at WiSec 2015 for "Lockpicking Physical Layer Key Exchange: Weak Adversary Models Invite the Thief", June 2015
  • CAST-Förderpreis IT-Sicherheit 2014, Third place, Award for the outstanding master thesis "Security Analysis of Physical Layer Key Exchange Mechanisms", November 2014
  • CAST-Förderpreis IT-Sicherheit 2012, Third place, Award for the outstanding bachelor thesis "Special Security Aspects of Mobile Ticketing Systems on Smartphones", November 2012

Research Visits

  • Research Visit at IMDEA Networks Institute, Dr. J. Widmer, Madrid, Spain from March to April 2016.
  • Research Visit at Rice Networks Group, Prof. Dr. E. W. Knightly, Rice University, Houston, USA from January to April 2015.

Associated Projects

  • EC SPRIDE - European Center for Security and Privacy by Design
  • CROSSING - Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments


  • mmTrace: Ray-tracing Based Millimeter-wave Propagation Simulation
  • Talon Tools: The Framework for Practical IEEE 802.11ad Research



I continuously offer different topics in the area of physical layer security and mm-wave communication systems. However, available topics are not restricted to those listed here. If you are interested in my research area and looking for a topic for your final thesis, write me an e-mail and we can discuss possible options in detail.

Ongoing Theses

Open HiWi positions

I am always looking for good students with keen interest in wireless communications, mm-wave systems, and wireless security in general. Tasks vary between implementation, testbed setup and evaluation in both, simulation and experimentation. In particular, I am looking for students with background in MATLAB, FPGA or Linux Kernel driver development (fulfilling one of these skills is sufficient). If you are interested in a HiWi position and aim for practical experience with next-generation wireless communication systems, do not hesitate to write me an e-mail.

Short Biography

Daniel Steinmetzer received his master degree in information system technology from Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2014 with a thesis on "Security Analysis of Physical Layer Key Exchange Mechanisms". He started working at Secure Mobile Networking Lab (TU Darmstadt) in July 2014 and now focuses his research on secure millimeter-wave communications. His other interests are physical layer security and wireless communications in general.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Secure Mobile Networking Lab 

Mornewegstr. 32 (S4/14)
64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: +49 6151 16-25472
Fax: +49 6151 16-25471


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