Sree Harsha Totakura, M. Sc

Research Associate
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Postal address

  • Institut für Informatik der
  • Technischen Universität München
  • Lehrstuhl I8
  • Boltzmannstr. 3
  • 85748 Garching bei München - Germany


  • Tel: +49 89 289 - 18011, SIP:
  • Fax: +49 89 289 - 18033
  • e-Mail:
    (GPG: 1E4F 65F7 1279 BCCB A7FA 1B6D 5B34 C9C7 9172 DC6D)
  • Building/Room: MI Building, 03.05.060

Consultation hours

By arrangement


I'm interested in the following topics:

  • Overlay Networks & Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Privacy & Anonymity
  • Unobservability
  • Network Resilience
  • Content Distribution
  • Crypto-currencies, Digital-Cash, Payment Systems
  • Secure Multi-party Computations
  • High Performance Computing
  • Network Protocol Simulation/Emulation
  • Network Testbeds


  • SafeCloud: Safe and Privacy-Friendly Cloud Infrastructures (2015 – 2018)
  • OpenLab-Eclectic: Eclectic approach towards network experimentations (2013 – 2014)


  • Peer-to-Peer Systems and Security
    • SS 16
    • SS 15
    • SS 14 (lecture on crypto-currencies)
  • Future Internet seminar (Advisor)
    • WS 15/16; Topic: Network Flow Watermarking
  • Innovative Internet Technologies and Mobile Communications seminar (Advisor)
    • SS 14; Topic: Open Mesh Networks
    • WS 13/14; Topic: Open Mesh Networks

Supervised Theses


Title Type Advisors Links
Certificate Monitoring BA, MA Heiko Niedermayer, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Route Monitoring to Detect Anomalies On Your Connection BA, MA Heiko Niedermayer, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf

In progress

Student Title Type Advisors Links
Tobias Brunnwieser A Framework for Detection and Analysis of HTTPS Interception MA Oliver Gasser, Sree Harsha Totakura, Florian Wohlfart
Stefanos Georgiou A Trustworthy Distribution and Logging Mechanism for the 3D Printing Supply Chain based on Blockchain-Technology MA Dr. Holger Kinkelin, Sree Harsha Totakura, Dr. Heiko Niedermayer
Christoph Kowatsch Anonymous Micro-payments for Continuous Service Delivery MA Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Julien Schmidt Active Probing and Deep Packet Inspection Detection Resistant Tunnelling Through HTTPS Connections BA Sree Harsha Totakura
Markus Alexander Teich An Implementation of Privacy Preserving Auction Protocols MA Christian Grothoff, Sree Harsha Totakura
Markus Alexander Teich Group OTR and its Use-Cases IDP Sree Harsha Totakura


Author Title Type Advisors Links
Jan-Philipp Lauinger Evaluating Client Discrimination in Anonymization Networks Using Active Network Scans Forschungspraxis Oliver Gasser, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Fabian Helfert Framework for Informed Route Selection Analysis in Overlay Networks BA Heiko Niedermayer, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Frederic Naumann Enhanced Certificate Protection BA Heiko Niedermayer, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Benedikt Engeser Informed Route Selection Strategies for Multipath Routing MA Heiko Niedermayer, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Hugues Fafard Secure Port-Knocked Communications BA Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Daniel Sel Authenticated Scalable Port-Knocking BA Sree Harsha Totakura, Heiko Niedermayer Pdf
Oliver R. Broome A Digital Wallet Implementation for Anonymous Cash BA Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Julius Bünger Implementation and Evaluation of Brahms in the GNUnet Framework BA Bartolomiej Polot, Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf
Florian Scheibner Control Flow Analysis for Event-Driven Programs BA Sree Harsha Totakura Pdf


2016-09-01 Daniel Sel, Sree Harsha Totakura, Georg Carle, “sKnock: Scalable Port-Knocking for Masses ,” in Workshop on Mobility and Cloud Security & Privacy, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 2016. [Preprint] [Sourcecode] [Bib]