[Media] IT-security is not prioritized - article in Energi
The study on IT security preparedness exercises in the electric power industry by Maria B. Line and Nils Brede Moe is the object of a 3-page article in this month's issue of the professional magazine Energi.
[Publication] Paper accepted in Computer Networks
The paper “Investigation on MDP-based radio access technology selection in heterogeneous wireless networks” by Elissar Khloussy, Xavier Gelabert and Yuming Jiang, has been accepted for publication in Elsevier Computer Networks.
[Visiting] PhD student Angela Jäschke
Angela Jäschke is visiting the department this week (Aug 10 - 14). Angela Jäschke is currently a PhD student at University of Mannheim, Germany. Her research interests include cryptography, fully homomorphic encryption, security definitions, and operation on encrypted data.
[New employee] Yordanos Tibedu Woldeyohannes
Yordanos Tibedu Woldeyohannes is starting as a PhD student at the department in the EU FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN) project CleanSky. She will work on “Multi-criteria optimization for cloud computing eco-system” under the supervision of Prof. Yuming Jiang.
Yordanos will be sitting in A-275.
[Publication] Book chapter
The chapter entitled “QoE – Defining a user-centric concept for service quality” by Martín Varela (VTT, Finland), Lea Skorin-Kapov (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Katrien De Moor (NTNU) and Peter Reichl (University of Vienna, Austria) will appear in the book on “Multimedia Quality of Experience (QoE): Current Status and Future Trends” edited by C. Wen Chen, P. Chatzimisios, T. Dagiuklas and L. Atzori, and to be published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in January 2016.
[Other] π-Cipher to the 2nd round of the CAESAR competition
The CAESAR selection committee – a team of 18 internationally known cryptographers – has selected π-Cipher as a second-round candidate.
CAESAR stands for “Competition for Authenticated Encryption: Security, Applicability, and Robustness” and will identify a portfolio of authenticated ciphers that (1) offer advantages over AES-GCM and (2) are suitable for widespread adoption. The CAESAR competition is partially funded by the US National Institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST).
π-Cipher is an authenticated cipher with associated data, and it is the only cipher proposed from Norway. It is designed by Danilo Gligoroski (NTNU-ITEM), Hristina Mihajloska (UKIM-FINKI), Simona Samardjiska (NTNU-ITEM alumni), Håkon Jacobsen (NTNU-ITEM), Mohamed El-Hadedy (NTNU-ITEM alumni), and Rune Erlend Jensen (NTNU-IDI).
[Publication] Two papers accepted at IEEE Globecom 2015
The following two papers have been accepted for presentation at the 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), to be held in San Diego, CA, USA, Dec 6-10, 2015:
[Publication] ERCIM News 102 - Special theme: Trustworthy Systems of Systems
Four articles authored or co-authored by people at the Department appear in ERCIM News 102 with special theme “Trustworthy Systems of Systems“, for which Poul E. Heegaard was one of the two guest editors:
- “Open, autonomous digital ecosystems – How to create and evolve trustworthy systems of systems?” by John Krogstie, Dirk Ahlers and Bjarne E. Helvik,
[Media] Mobile surveillance devices - Interview of MSc student Torjus Retterstøl in Aftenposten
In the wake of Aftenposten's revelations on mobile phone surveillance devices – or IMSI-catchers – in Oslo, MSc student Torjus Retterstøl built an IMSI catcher using a Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) for his master's thesis and studied the data collected by Aftenposten. Aftenposten came last week to the department and publishes today an interview of Torjus Retterstøl (in Norwegian).
Torjus Retterstøl submitted his master's thesis in June and with this completed our 5-year integrated master's programme in Communication Technology, specializing in information security. Torjus Retterstøl did his master's thesis under the supervision of Prof. Stig Frode Mjølsnes.
[PhD graduation] Congratulations to Shuna Yang
Shuna Yang successfully completed her trial lecture and PhD thesis defence on Wed Jul 1 2015 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Telematics).
The title of her thesis is “Performance evaluation and improvement of next-generation optical switching architecture” and the given topic for her trial lecture was “The impact of SDN on the technological development and usage of future optical networks?”.
The following committee had been appointed to evaluate her thesis, trial lecture and defence:
- Prof. Mosche Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong
- Assoc. Prof. Sarah Renée Ruepp, Technical University of Denmark
- Prof. Bjarne E. Helvik, Department of Telematics, NTNU
Prof. Bjarne E. Helvik, Department of Telematics, NTNU, had been appointed as the administrator of the assessment committee.