Tiago Heinrich

PhD Tiago Heinrich

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
E1 4 - 505
+49 681 9325 3544
+49 681 9325 3599

Personal Information

I am a Postdoc researcher at the MPI. I am mainly interested in security and measurements. In the last four years, I have also worked on applying machine learning to computer security and on data representation for ML models.

In my PhD, I was working with Carlos A. Maziero on a strategy for anomaly detection in the WebAssembly sandbox. My research uses categorical data for machine learning models for intrusion detection. Since my second year, I have worked with master's and undergrad students in the use of categorical representation and machine learning in different security topics.

During my master's, I worked with Rafael R. Obelheiro on a honeypot infrastructure for collecting data about DRDoS attacks. In this research, we focused on the measurement and evaluation of attack behavior. The research continues, and we are currently investigating the use of ML models to automatically identify attacks in traffic observed by honeypots and other intermediate vantage points.


Previous publications

Research Interests

  • Computer Networks
  • Network Monitoring and Measurements
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Computer and Network Security

Honours & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM'21)

Reviewing Activity & Workshop / Conference positions

  • Artifact Evaluation Committee: CoNEXT'23, SIGCOMM'23, USENIX'23 '24

Recent Positions

2024 - today
Postdoc researcher, INET group, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany


2019 - 2023
PhD in Informatics at Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil

2017 - 2019
MSc in Applied Computing at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil

2013 - 2017
BS in Computer Science at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil