We offer a Diploma Thesis:

Automotive Security – Anomaly detection


  • 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

Fields of study

  • Informatics/Computer Science
  • IT / Information Security


  • Experiences in embedded systems, Log Management, SIEM
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong programming skill in Python, C
  • Knowledge in automotive security a plus


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR 2,600 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.


Thomas Schober
Lead Engineer Cyber Security / DSF
Tel.: +43 664 6109826
E-Mail: thomas.schober2@avl.com