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Job title:  Thesis - Automotive Security - Anomaly detectio6

Posting Date:  Nov 4, 2022
Company:  AVL List GmbH

Graz, AT, 8020

Job ID:  26898

AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines and their integration into the vehicle.

We offer a thesis with the topic of

Thesis - Automotive Security - Anomaly detectio6

Master Thesis

Connected vehicles are the driving force of many mobility innovations for improved efficiency, comfort and safety. Changing vehicle architectures and upcoming regulatory requirements require efficient ways of collecting security relevant logs and performing anomaly detection for the identification of cyber security incidents.





  • Identify security relevant log sources inside a modern vehicle
  •   Define a logging concept including the characteristics of a modern vehicle architecture
  •   Analyze the potential of different anomaly detection approaches (machine learning / AI versus pattern based)  considering the potential limitations of embedded systems with regards to computing power and memory
  •   Define a concept for distributed anomaly detection architectures in combination with backend / cloud  infrastructures
  •   Proof-of-concept implementation and demonstration




  •  Experiences in embedded systems, Log Management, SIEM
  •  Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  •  Strong programming skill in Python, C
  •  Knowledge in automotive security a plusFill in the Requirements of the Thesis




  •  Informatics/Computer Science
  •  IT / Information Security


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR €2.600,00 before tax.

According to the Austrian Employment of Foreign Nationals Act it is unfortunately not possible to assign graduate work to third-country citizens (Non-EU citizens) who study at a university abroad


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