Bogdan Groza

Politehnica University of Timisoara
Faculty of Automatics and Computers
E-mail: bogdan.groza at

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Scientific interests: embedded systems security, automotive & industrial systems security, provable security, applied cryptography

Lectures: cryptography and systems security, embedded systems security, artificial intelligence

Publications: some recent papers below and (almost) complete list here

Journals (selected, complete list available here)

Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Security solutions for the CAN bus - bringing authentication to in-vehicle networks , accepted for publication in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 2017. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Anthony van Herrewege, Ingrid Verbauwhede, LiBrA-CAN: a Lightweight Broadcast Authentication protocol for Controller Area Networks, in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 2017. [pdf]

Stefan Murvay, Bogdan Groza, Source Identification Using Signal Characteristics in Controller Area Networks, in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2014. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Bogdan Warinschi, Client puzzles and DoS resilience, Revisited, in Designs Codes and Cryptography, Springer-Verlag, 2014. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Efficient protocols for secure broadcast in Controller Area Networks, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2013. [pdf]

Marius Cristea, Bogdan Groza, Fingerprinting Smartphones Remotely via ICMP Timestamps, in IEEE Communication Letters, 2013. [pdf]

Proceedings (selected, complete list available here)

Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Tudor Andreica, Evaluating SRAM as Source for Fingerprints and Randomness on Automotive Grade Controllers, 13th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2016), full paper, 2016. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Horatiu Gurban, Stefan Murvay, Designing security for in-vehicle networks: a Body Control Module (BCM) centered viewpoint, The 2nd International Workshop on Safety and Security of Intelligent Vehicles (SSIV 2016, affiliated to DSN 2016), full paper, 2016. [pdf]

Paula Vasile, Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Performance analysis of broadcast authentication protocols on CAN-FD and FlexRay, 10th Workshop on Embedded Systems Security (affiliated to ESWEEK'15), 2015. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Marius Minea, Bridging Dolev-Yao Adversaries and Control Systems with Time-Sensitive Channels, Proc. 8th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS'13), Springer-Verlag, LNCS, 2013. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Rene Mayrhofer, SAPHE - Simple Accelerometer based wireless Pairing with HEuristic trees, Proc. 10th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM'12), ACM, 2012. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Stefan Murvay, Anthony van Herrewege, Ingrid Verbauwhede, LiBrA-CAN: a Lightweight Broadcast Authentication protocol for Controller Area Networks, Proc. 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS'12), Springer-Verlag, LNCS, 2012. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Bogdan Warinschi, Revisiting difficulty notions for client puzzles and DoS resilience, Proc. 15th Information Security Conference (ISC'12), Springer-Verlag, LNCS vol. 7483, pp. 39-54, 2012. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Marius Cristea, Mihai Iacob, Some Security Issues In SCALANCE Wireless Industrial Networks. Proc. 6th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES'11), IEEE Comp. Soc., pp. 493 - 498, 2011. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Marius Minea, Formal modelling and automatic detection of resource exhaustion attacks. Proc. 6th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'11), pp. 326-333, ACM, 2011. [pdf]

Bogdan Groza, Marius Minea, A formal approach for automatic detection of off-line and undetectable on-line guessing. Proc. 14th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'10), Springer-Verlag, LNCS vol. 6052, pp. 391-399, 2010. [pdf]

Research projects: cSEAMAN ( PN-II 2015-2017, director), COST Action IC1306 (COST 2014-2018, management committee), DISSIS (PN2 2008-2011, member), AVANTSSAR (EU FP7 2007-2010, member), TD 122/2007 (TD 2007, director), TD 90/2006 (TD 2006, director)

PC Member: ARES'17, CRiSIS'17, SIoT'17, ARES'16, CRiSIS'16, BalkanCryptSec'16, SIoT'16, AQTR'16, RCD'15, BalkanCryptSec'15, SIoT'15, ARES'15, SIoT'14, ARES'14, BalkanCryptSec'14, ARES'13, ARES'12, CRiSIS'12, CRISIS'11, SECURWARE'10, ICIMP'10, CRiSIS'10, ICIMP'09, IWSSI'07

Reviewer: Designs Codes and Cryptography (Springer), Security and Communication Networks (Wiley), Wireless Communications (IEEE), Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier), IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine (IEEE), Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IEEE), Telecommunication Systems (Springer), Information Security Technical Report (Elsevier), Computer Standards & Interfaces (Elsevier)

PhD Students: I also work with the following PhD students and(or) friends Marius Cristea, Stefan Murvay

(Last updated: 10/2017)