Sebastian Schäfer

Sebastian Schäfer Copyright: Research Group IT-Security, RWTH Aachen
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet IT-Sicherheit


Building: UMIC Research Centre (2165)

Room: 204

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 15

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 20788
Fax: +49 241 80 22731

Research Interest

  • Software fingerprinting based on Network traffic
  • NAT Detection and de-NATing
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Privacy and Sharing in Intrusion Detection Systems


  • SS20: Security Lab
  • SS20: Seminar (Master)
  • SS19: Seminar (Bachelor): Kryptographie und IT-Sicherheit
  • SS19: Seminar (Master): Advanced Topics in Cryptography and IT-Security
  • SS17: Security Lab

BA/MA Theses

  • Available Theses:
    • currently no open thesis
  • In Progress:
    • Software specific network traffic generation by automation of the graphical user interface (BA)
    • Application of Process Mining in Software Fingerprinting (MA)
  • Finished Theses:
    • 2020, Olav Lamberts, Laying Ground Truth in Network-based Software Fingerprinting (BA)
    • 2019, Emildeon Thevaraj, Developing a Web-based User Interface for DONUT (BA)
    • 2019, Mario Fuhrmann, DNS-based Network Fingerprinting using Machine Learning (MA)

If you are interested in writing a thesis related to network fingerprinting or traffic analysis feel free to .