About SCy-Phy

SCy-Phy was a research group at SUTD in Singapore, led by Asst. Prof Nils Ole Tippenhauer. After Nils' move to CISPA, the group was discontinued, more information on Nils new position here. The group focused on applied security research in the domain of cyber-physical systems: industrial control systems (ICS), embedded systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT). The group was fortunate to have access to several existing and planned Industrial Control System testbeds in the domain of Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Electrical Power Grid.

SCy-Phy's research was part of iTrust at SUTD.

Selected Projects

Here are some of our projects.

  • MiniCPS

    MiniCPS is a toolbox to integrate network emulation, system simulations, and physical process simulation for Cyber-Physical Systems with networks, for example Industrial Control Systems. article paper slides

  • Bro and Scapy extensions for EtherNet/IP

    We are extending a number of open source tools to understand the industrial protocols which are spoken by our testbeds.

  • SWaT Attack: Exploit tool

    We developed SwaT Attack, a custom exploit tool to allow easy attack reproduction in our testbed.

Group members


  • Dr. Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Asst. Prof.

    Nils was leading the SCy-Phy group between 2014 and 2018, his personal page can be found here.

  • Dr. Rajib Ranjan Maiti, PostDoc (IIT Kharagpur)

    Rajib is a PostDoc on the ResilIoT project since July 2016.

  • Dr. Yan Lin Aung, PostDoc (NTU)

    Yan Lin is a PostDoc on the ResilIoT project since March 2017.

  • Dr. Wang Xueou, PostDoc (NUS)

    Xueou is a PostDoc working on location privacy, she joined SUTD in August 2017.

  • Hamid Ghaeini, PhD student

    Hamid is a PhD student since January 2015, see his personal page.

  • Daniele Antonioli, PhD student

    Daniele is a PhD student since September 2015, see his personal page.

  • Francesco Scandola, Research Assistant

    Francesco is a Research Assistant since October 2016 (currently working on the NSE project).

  • Ragav Sridharan, Research Assistant

    Ragav is Research Assistant since January 2017.

  • Dominik Breitenbacher, Research Assistant

    Dominik is Research Assistant on the ResilIoT project since March 2017.

  • Amit Tambe, Research Assistant

    Amit is Research Assistant on the ResilIoT project since Sept 2016, currently working on our IoT Honeypot using real devices.

  • Swetha Rajagopalan (Research Intern)

    Swetha supported the IoTScanner project with experimental work in the lab in 2017. She is currently IB Year 2, graduating in May 2018, and plans to attend university afterwards.

  • Aymen Fakhreddine (Visiting PhD Student from IMDEA Networks Institute)

    Aymen focuses his research on pervasive localization systems.

  • Ahnaf Siddiqi, Research Assistant

    Ahnaf was Research Assistant from November 2016 to October 2017, now at MicroSec.

  • Sandra Siby, Research Assistant

    Sandra was a Research Assistant between June 2016 and August 2017. Now: PhD student at EPFL.

  • Giuseppe Bernieri, Visiting PhD student'17 (Roma Tre University)

    Giuseppe was working on anomaly detection on SWaT and WDS testbeds. Now: PostDoc with Mauro Conti

  • Anand Agrawal, Research Assistant

    Anand was a Research Assistant in 2016. He is now Research Assistant at NUS.

  • Dr. Marco Rocchetto, PostDoc (U. Verona)

    Marco was a PostDoc at the SCy-Phy group in Oct/15 to Sep/16. He is now with the ALES, United Technologies Research Center.

  • Naman Govil, research intern'16 (IIIT Hyderabad)

    Naman was with SCy-Phy March-June 2016, see his personal page. Now: Master's student at Georgia Tech.

  • David Urbina, Visiting researcher'15 (UT Dallas)

    David worked on attack and detection in the Fieldbus, author of SWaT attack. He is now working with Intel.

  • Pierre Gaulon, Research student'15 (ENSEIRB-MATMECA, Bordeaux)

    Pierre worked on Bro extensions for attack detection for EtherNet/IP.

  • Nicolas Iooss, Research student'15 (with Akheros/Corps des mines, Paris)

    Nicolas worked on Scapy tools and MitM attacks for EtherNet/IP in SWaT.