Der-Yeuan Yu

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ETH Zurich

Institut f. Informationssicherheit

Der-Yeuan Yu

CNB F 101

Universitätstrasse 6

8092 Zürich


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I am a doctoral student in the Institute of Information Security at ETH Zurich. I obtained my BSc in Computer Science from National Taiwan University and MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich.

I have experience in robotics, critical infrastructure security, and system security research topics. My master thesis explores the attacks on USB communication and ways of improving its authentication and confidentiality. My current research topic surrounds the security applications of wireless localization.

I did an internship at IBM Global Business Services in Taipei, where I assisted in client database migration. During my Master program, I did an internship with ABB Corporate Research in Baden, where I developed building automation solutions using multi-agent systems and a web-based interface for their Smart Grid Demo Lab.


  • Exploring Website Location as a Security Indicator
    Der-Yeuan Yu, Elizabeth Stobert, David Basin, Srdjan Capkun
    Technical Report, 2016 [URL]
  • SALVE: Server Authentication with Location VErification
    Der-Yeuan Yu, Aanjhan Ranganathan, Ramya Jayaram Masti, Claudio Soriente and Srdjan Capkun
    22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2016 [PDF | DOI]
  • W-SPS: Designing a Wide-Area Secure Positioning System
    Der-Yeuan Yu, Aanjhan Ranganathan, Ramya Jayaram Masti, Claudio Soriente, Srdjan Capkun
    Technical Report, IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive, 2015 [URL]
  • ICS Threat Analysis Using a Large-Scale Honeynet
    Alexandru Vlad Serbanescu, Sebastian Obermeier, Der-Yeuan Yu
    3rd International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research [ICS-CSR] [DOI]
  • A Flexible Architecture for Industrial Control System Honeypots
    Alexandru Vlad Serbanescu, Sebastian Obermeier, Der-Yeuan Yu
    12th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications [ICETE] [URL]
  • Short Paper: Detection of GPS Spoofing Attacks in Power Grids
    Der-Yeuan Yu, Aanjhan Ranganathan, Thomas Locher, Srdjan Capkun and David Basin.
    In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), 2014 [PDF (PDF, 256 KB) | bibtex (BIB, 374 Bytes)]
  • An Intelligent Building that Listens to Your Needs
    Der-Yeuan Yu, Ettore Ferranti, Hadeli Hadeli
    28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2013 [DOI]


Master Theses Supervision

  • Alexandru Serbanescu, Analysis of Adversarial Behaviour in Critical Infrastructures using Honeypots, 2015
  • Mathias Jostock, ongoing research on web browsing privacy, 2017
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