Dr. -Ing. Michael Pehl



Email: m.pehl@tum.de
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Dr.-Ing. Michael Pehl received his Dr.-Ing. degree in 2012 from the Technische Universität München. His thesis with title “Discrete Sizing of Analog Integrated Circuits” was carried out at the Institute for Electronic Design Automation and focused on the development of optimization algorithms for yield-aware analog sizing considering discrete design parameters. For this piece of work he received the Kurt-Fischer Prize of TUM in 2013. In 2012, he became researcher and teaching associate at the Chair for Security in Information Technology or TUM, and has been teaching several courses in the field of circuit design and hardware security. Today, he is senior researcher leading a research group on Hardware Intrinsic Security with strong focus on Physical Unclonable Functions.


  • Physical Unclonable Functions and Hardware-Intrinsic Security
  • Efficient Hardware Implementation of Security Primitives
  • Side Channel and Fault Injection Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Tools for Secure Design


  • F. Wilde, B. M. Gammel, M. Pehl: “Spatial Correlation Analysis on Physical Unclonable Functions,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2018
  • L. Tebelmann, J.-L. Danger, M. Pehl: “Self-Secured PUF: Protecting the Loop PUF by Masking,” International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design, 2020
  • E. Strieder, C. Frisch, M. Pehl: “Machine learning of physical unclonable functions using helper data: Revealing a pitfall in the fuzzy commitment scheme,” IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, 2021
  • J. Ruchti, M. Gruber, M. Pehl: “When the Decoder Has to Look Twice: Glitching a PUF Error Correction,” IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, 2022
  • L Tebelmann, JL Danger, M Pehl: „Interleaved Challenge Loop PUF: A Highly Side-Channel Protected Oscillator-Based PUF,“ IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 2022

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