Anatoli Kalysch, M. Sc.

  • Organization: Department of Computer Science
  • Working group: Chair of Computer Science 1 (IT Security Infrastructures)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 69909
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85 69919
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  • Address:
    Martensstr. 3
    91058 Erlangen
    Room 12.136

PhD candidate at Friedrich-Alexander-University, passionate about IT security with a focus on vulnerability research and malware analysis. I have been teaching and tutoring courses in IT Forensics, as well as offensive and defensive IT Security at the IT Security Infrastructures Lab since 2016. Starting 2017 I have been periodically doing penetration tests for mobile applications with a focus on Android and iOS applications.

Current Research Interests

Mobile Security:

  • Application UI Security and Data Leakage;
  • Application Packers and Protectors;
  • Emulation and Analysis Detection;
  • Security of Cross-Compilation Frameworks;

Program Analysis Techniques:

  • Taint-tracking;
  • Code similarity measures;
  • Symbolic execution;
  • Fuzzing;

Obfuscation Techniques:

  • Virtualization-based Obfuscation;

Machine Learning Approaches:

  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning;
  • Deep Learning;
  • Natural Language Processing;


Professional Activities

Supervised Student Theses

Due to capacity constrains I currently no longer offer any project or thesis supervision.


  • (Master’s Thesis) An Empirical Study of Malicious Native Libraries on Android (WiSe2017)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Machine Learning for Android Packer Detection and Classification (WiSe2017)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Clickjacking Revised: An Automated Framework for Clickjacking Attacks (SoSe2018)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Dismanteling On-Device Android Malware Protection (SoSe2018)
  • (Bachelor’s Thesis) Android UI-Instrumentation for Malware Analysis and Forensic Trace Generation (WiSe2018)
  • (Bachelor’s Thesis) Automated Static Vulnerability Detection for Android Third Party Applications (WiSe2018)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Enhancing Malware Analysis Through Automated IR-based Functionality Extraction (WiSe2018)
  • (Bachelor’s Thesis) Android Inter Process Communication Fuzzing (WiSe2018)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Opaque Predicate and Junk Code resistant Decompilation (WiSe2018)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Automated Entropy-Based Detection of Cryptographic Functions in Binaries (WiSe2018)
  • (Master’s Thesis) A Study on Code and Functionality Reuse among Android Mass Malware Families (WiSe2018)
  • (Bachelor’s Thesis) Code and Vulnerability Reuse in Android 3rd Party Frameworks and Applications (SoSe2019)
  • (Master’s Thesis) Virtualization-Based Android App Obfuscation (SoSe2019)


  • (Master’s Thesis) Deep Learning in Automated Vulnerability Assessments for Android Applications (est. WiSe2019)
  • (Master’s Thesis) A Common Baseline for the Comparison of Code Similarity Measures (est. 2019)


Supervised Seminar Papers


  • Location obfuscation techniques on Android-based devices (WiSe2016)
  • An anonymity conscious analysis of selected available cryptocurrency solutions (SoSe2017)
  • Evolution of Clickjacking on Android (WiSe2017)
  • Malware Analysis for Android – An Overview (WiSe2017)
  • Architecture Centric Security Analysis (WiSe2017)
  • A Post-Quantum Cryptography-based Evaluation of Banking Frontends (WiSe2018)
  • Beyond Record and Replay – UI-based Android Application Testing (WiSe2018)


  • Automated and Machine Learning Approaches at Malware Analysis on Android (SoSe2019)
  • Systematischer Vergleich der Sicherheitsfeatures von Android and iOS (SoSe2019)




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