Hello! I am Mohammad Hamad, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things group in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Before attending Prof. Sebastian Steinhorst group, i worked as research staff member at Embedded Computer Security at the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering at TU Braunschweig, Germany, where I finished my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Vassilis Prevelakis. I hold a bachelor's degree in software engineering from the faculty of Informatics Engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria in 2009. My reseach interests are in the area of Autonomous vehicle Security and IoT security. .

I like history! Thus, I try to discover the historical places in any place I visit. In addition, I try to use my phone to take some pictures; some times the results seem to be nice. I used to listen to music while I am working. Classical music is my favorite. In my spare time, I try to help children or pre-university students to learn how-to programming. So, if you can speak Arabic, have a passion for learning C programming language, and do not have an issue with bad audio recording, you can find some lessons here.

Basic Information
mhh@mhamad.me, mohammad.hamad@tum.de
Arcisstr. 21, D-80333 M√ľnchen
English, German (B1), Arabic

Mohammad Hamad, "A Multilayer Secure Framework for Vehicular Systems", phd thesis, TU Braunschweig, 2020.

Mohammad Hamad and Vassilis Prevelakis, "SAVTA: A Hybrid Vehicular Threat Model: Overview and Case Study", MDPI Information, 2020.


Marinos Tsantekidis, Mohammad Hamad, Vassilis Prevelakis und Mustafa R. Agha, "Security for Heterogeneous Systems", Heterogeneous Computing Architecture Challenges and Vision, chapter 10, pp. 221-232. Taylor & Francis Ltd, 1st Edition ed., 2019.

Vassilis Prevelakis, Mohammad Hamad, Jihane Najar, and Ilias Spais, "Secure Data Exchange for Computationally Constrained Devices" in International workshop on Information & Operational Technology (IT & OT) security systems (IOSec 2019), Luxembourg, 2019

Mohammad Hamad, Marinos Tsantekidis, and Vassilis Prevelakis, "Red-Zone: Towards an Intrusion Response Framework for Intra-Vehicle System" in the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS), Crete, Greece, May 2019. (Acceptnece rate 31%)


Mohammad Hamad, Zain A. H. Hammadeh, Selma Saidi, Vassilis Prevelakis and Rolf Ernst, "Prediction of Abnormal Temporal Behavior in Real-Time Systems" in The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2018), Pau, France, 2018. (Acceptnece rate 25%)

Mohammad Hamad, Mustafa R. Agha and Vassilis Prevelakis, "ProSEV: Proxy-Based Secure and Efficient Vehicular Communication" in 2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Taipei, Taiwan, IEEE, 2018.

Muhammad Ali Siddiqi, Robert M. Seepers, Mohammad Hamad, Vassilis Prevelakis , and Christos Strydis, "Attack-tree-based Threat Modeling of Medical Implants" in The 7th International Workshop on Security Proofs for Embedded Systems (PROOFS), 2018.


Mohammad Hamad, Marcus Nolte, and Vassilis Prevelakis, "A Framework for Policy Based Secure Intra Vehicle Communication" in 2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Italy, Turin, November 2017. (Acceptnece rate 36% (27/75))

Mohammad Hamad and Vassilis Prevelakis, "Secure APIs for Applications in Microkernel-based Systems" in 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, vol. 1, 2017. (Acceptnece rate 21%)


Mohammad Hamad, Marcus Nolte, and Vassilis Prevelakis, "Towards Comprehensive Threat Modeling for Vehicles" in 1st Workshop on Security and Dependability of Critical Embedded Real-Time Systems (CERTS), November 2016.

Mohammad Hamad, Johannes Schlatow, Vassilis Prevelakis, and Rolf Ernst, "A communication framework for distributed access control in microkernel-based systems" in 12th Annual Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications (OSPERT16), Toulouse, France, pp. 11-16, July 2016.


Mohammad Hamad and Vassilis Prevelakis, "Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Embedded IPsec on Microkernel OS" in The 2nd World Symposium On Computer Networks and Information Security 2015, 2015.

Vassilis Prevelakis and Mohammad Hamad, "A Policy-Based Communications Architecture for Vehicles" in International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, France, 2015. (Acceptnece rate 18%)

Vassilis Prevelakis and Mohammad Hamad, "Extending the Operational Envelope of Applications" in 8th International Conference on Trust & Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2015), 2015.

Work Experience

April 2020 - Present

TU Munich
Postdoctoral Researcher

January 2014 - April 2020

TU Braunschweig
Research Assistent
  • Developed a light-weight distributed access-control framework for in-vehicle communications.
  • Developed an efficient host-based intrusion detection mechanism for in-vehicle systems.
  • Developed effective intrusion response framework to react to the security violation for in-vehicle systems.
  • Developed a framework to formulate the security policy for intrusion detection and response systems gradually by integrating it through the design and life cycle of software components.
  • Revised the existing vehicle-related threat modeling efforts to develop a comprehensive threat model.

August 2011 - November 2013

Fluid Dynamix
Software Engineer
  • Developed a Graphic package for Fluid Dynamix: The package contains drawing 2D and 3D contour plots. It implemented wired and filled contour by different color scheme.
  • Developed the Guido 7 (Released in April 2013) Commercial User Interface for the OOC model using the C# language.
  • Developed graphical user interface for oil spill model MEDSLIKII Global, open source code 3D oil spill model for windows 7.
  • Education

    2014 - 2020

    Ph.D. Student
    Ph.D Student

    Technical University of Braunscweig


    Thesis: A Multilayer Secure Framework for Vehicular Systems


    2004 - 2009

    Bachelor's Degree
    BSc. of Software Engineering and Information Technology

    University of Aleppo


    • Five-Year Bachelor Degree Program.
    • Ranked as 2nd best graduate in the department.