Martin Henze
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I am a tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University where I head the Security and Privacy in Industrial Cooperation (SPICe) group. My research focuses on security and privacy challenges of industrial networks and industrial data sharing, especially in the energy and production sectors. I continue to be affilliated with the Cyber ​​Analysis & Defense (CA&D) department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE. Before, I headed the Security and Privacy research group at the chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (COMSYS) at RWTH Aachen University. I was a research intern at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. I studied computer science at RWTH Aachen University, where I obtained a Diploma degree (equiv. M.Sc.) and a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.). My advisor was Klaus Wehrle. My academic achievements were awarded with the Nachwuchsförderpreis Verbraucherforschung NRW, the Borchers-Plakette and the ICT Young Researcher Award.


  • 2024-05: Humbled to be invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2025!
  • 2024-04: Joining the TPCs of NDSS 2025 and RAID 2024.
  • 2024-03: Awarded as a distinguished reviewer at NDSS 2024.
  • 2024-01: Serving on the TPC of ACM CCS 2024.
  • 2023-11: My student Olav was awarded the ICT Young Researcher Award 2023. Congratulations!
  • 2023-10: Honored to be named an especially noteworthy reviewer (top 20% of reviewers) at RAID 2023.
  • 2023-08: Papers accepted for publication at ESORICS 2023 and USENIX Security 2024, stay tuned!
  • 2023-05: After years of hard work, we finally open-sourced Wattson, our research testbed for investigating and analyzing the effects of cyberattacks on power grids (corresponding IEEE EuroS&P 2023 paper).
  • 2023-03: Joining the TPCs of NDSS 2024 and PETS 2024.
  • 2023-03: Our interdisciplinary paper on privacy-preserving industry benchmarking has been accepted at CAiSE 2023 (leading venue in information systems engineering).
  • 2023-02: Paper accepted at IEEE EuroS&P 2023 on Wattson our open source simulator to comprehensively analyze the impact of cyberattacks on power grids. Great work, Lennart!
  • 2023-01: Serving on the TPC of ACM WiSec 2023 and RAID 2023.
  • 2023-01: Congratulations to my student Antoine for being awarded the ICT Young Researcher Award 2022!
  • 2022-07: Konrad strikes again, paper on intentionally simple and easy to understand industrial intrusion detection approaches accepted at ESORICS 2022!
  • 2022-06: Upcoming RAID 2022 paper on making industrial intrusion detection more broadly applicable!


  • My Erdős number is (at most) four. Please let me know if you know about any shorter path. Some notable paths of length four include:
    • Martin Henze Thomas Engel Gianluca Rizzo Shmuel Zaks Paul Erdős
    • Martin Henze Bernhard Rumpe Alan Hartman Ronald C. Mullin Paul Erdős
    • Martin Henze Oliver Hohlfeld Bruce M. Maggs D. Frank Hsu Paul Erdős
  • Four papers I co-authored are listed in Free Haven’s Selected Papers in Anonymity
  • I won the inaugural Hüttengolf tournament of the Fraunhofer Center Digital Energy (with only 18 strokes)