[Publication] Paper accepted at IFIP SEC 2015

The paper “Understanding collaborative challenges in IT security preparedness exercises” by  Maria B. Line and Nils Brede Moe has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC), to be held in Hamburg, May 26-28, 2015.

2015/03/02 14:36

[New employee] Kirati Sutthikulphanich

Kirati Sutthikulphanich is starting as a PhD student at the department in the EU FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN) project CleanSky. He will work on “Robust cloud service provisioning and management” under the supervision of Prof. Yuming Jiang.

Kirati will be sitting in A-275.

2015/03/02 13:42

[New employee] Gianfranco Nencioni

Gianfranco Nencioni is starting as post-doc at the department under the Telenor-NTNU collaboration. He will work on dependability of coumpound systems.

Gianfranco will be sitting in B-220.

2015/03/02 12:24

[PhD graduation] Congratulations to Huaiyuan (Michael) Ma

Huaiyuan (Michael) Ma successfully completed his trial lecture and PhD thesis defence on Thu Feb 26 2015 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Telematics).

The title of his thesis is « Scalability and stability of IP and compact routing » and the given topic for his trial lecture was « Optical Transport Networks (OTN): motivation, challenges and possibilities ».

The following committee had been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defence:

  • Prof. Sarah Renée Ruepp, Technical University of Denmark
  • Prof. Rolf Winter, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
  • Prof. Poul E. Heegaard, Department of Telematics, NTNU

Prof. Poul E. Heegaard, Department of Telematics, NTNU, had been appointed as the administrator of the assessment committee.

Huaiyuan (Michael) Ma carried out his PhD work at Q2S and at the Department of Telematics, NTNU. His main supervisor was Prof. Bjarne E. Helvik.


2015/02/26 21:46

[Open position] PhD research fellowship within power system protection in a smartgrid perspective

A Ph.D. research fellowship within power system protection in a smartgrid perspective is available at the Department of Telematics.

Smartgrid communication for protection purposes

Communication in advanced power system protection systems requires flexible and robust communication architectures, protocols and services. The entities in the protection system must be partly autonomous, partly coordinated in real time, but also communicate information to a central control centre. Different existing and upcoming (such as Software Defined Networking (SDN)) architectures, protocols and services must be studied and evaluated with respect to features such as their ability to dynamically (re)configure and adapt to the protection algorithms, and to detect anomalies anomaly and apply the corresponding countermeasures in real-time.
In order to address these topics it is necessary to understand the interaction between control algorithms and communication protocols. The candidate must be able to develop a solid understanding of power systems how they interact with the communication subsystem.

A master's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, or data and tele communication. The preferred background of the candidate is either a solid knowledge in:

  • power system protection combined with a good knowledge of communication technology,
  • industrial control system combined with a good knowledge of communication technology, or
  • communication technology combined with good knowledge of industrial control systems.

Application deadline: March 17 2015

Contact: Prof. Øivind Kure


2015/02/26 10:51

[Talk] Two presentations accepted at the NIST Workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World

The following two presentations have been accepted at the Workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and to be held in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, April 2-3, 2015.

This workshop will be co-located with the IARC International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptograph (PKC).

2015/02/23 15:49

[Other] Moderator at Visjon2030

Bjørn J. Villa will serve as moderator for the workshop on “ICT for Development” at the Visjon2030 Conference to be held in Trondheim, Norway, March 2-3, 2015.


2015/02/23 15:27

[Committees] Special session co-chair for QoMEX 2015

Katrien De Moor serves as special session co-chair and TPC member for the 7th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), to be held in Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece, May 26-29, 2015.

2015/02/19 13:59

Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

The paper « Approximate consensus in stochastic networks with application to load balancing » by Natalia Amelina, Alexander Fradkov, Yuming Jiang, and Dimitrios J. Vergados, has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

2015/02/17 09:04

[Visiting] Veena B. Mendiratta

Veena B. Mendiratta is visiting the department Feb 16 - Feb 26, 2015. Dr. Mendiratta is a Practice Leader in the Network Reliability and Analytics department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University where she teaches a course on data visualization in the Master of Analytics program.

Veena B. Mendiratta will be visting the QUAM-lab under the Fulbright Specialist Program, which is an appointment for a 5-year period where she can visit a foreign university every 2 years.

2015/02/16 14:13