I am Professor of Information Security at Politehnica University of Timisoara. My current research interests are in the area of car and mobile systems security. In the past I was preoccupied with more theoretical/formal aspects of cryptography and security which are still of interest to me.

  •   Habil., Politehnica Timisoara, 2016
  •   PhD., Politehnica Timisoara, 2008
  •   Dipl.Ing., Politehnica Timisoara, 2004
Research interests:
  •   in-vehicle network security
  •   embedded and mobile systems security
  •   cryptography, formal methods


I have contributed to more than 100 publications addressing in-vehicle network security, embedded and mobile systems security, cryptography, formal methods, etc. As a brief overview, I'll list here some papers that are more representative for my current research:

You are welcome to check my complete publication list at the link below:


Recently, I have directed two national research projects concerning the security of smartphones and vehicles: PRESENCE (PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-1317, 2018-2020) and CSEAMAN (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1501, 2015-2017)

PRESENCE (PRivacy-Enabled, SEcured iNteractions between vehiCles and smart Electronic devices)

A project dedicated to the security of the emerging ecosystems formed by smartphones and cars

PRESENCE's Webpage

CSEAMAN (Cryptographic Security for Automotive Embedded Devices and Networks)

A project dedicated to the security of in-vehicle networks and components

CSEAMAN's Webpage

Nonetheless, I have also contributed as a member in several national and international research programs: SEVEN (UEFISCDI, PD-2018-2020), COST Action IC1306 (COST 2014-2018, management committee), AVANTSSAR (EU FP7 2007-2010), DISSIS (UEFISCDI, PN2-IDEI 940/2008), and others


I have participated in several international conference program committees and have served as reviewer for various competitive journals in the field. Some of these are listed below:


Last but not least, I am responsible with teaching activities inside UPT. For the moment you can access my old teaching page below. Hopefully I'll find time to update it soon.

  Get In Touch

You can write me at:   bogdan.groza   at   upt.ro