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Interested in doing research on System security, Internet of Things, trust technology or web security? Then please send me an e-mail. I am always looking for good candidates for PhD, junior or senior researcher and also as a professor.

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  • Dec 2023
    Our paper OAuth 2.0 Redirect URI Validation Falls Short, Literally" has been presented at ACSAC 2023 by Elsevier.
  • July 2023
    Our paper AppBox: A Black-Box Application Sandboxing Technique for Mobile App Management Solutions" has been presented at IEEE ISCC 2023.
  • Feb. 2023
    Our paper "A Survey of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & Natural Habits-based Behavioural Biometric Modalities for User Recognition Schemes" has been accepted at Pattern Recognition Journal published by Elsevier.
  • Dec. 2022
    Our paper "AI-enabled IoT Penetration Testing: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges" has been accepted at Enterprise Information Systems Journal published by Taylor & Francis.
  • Current students

    Past students

  • Mahmoud Ammar
    Dissertation's title: "Software-based Trusted Computing Architecture for Resource-constrained Internet of Things Devices", (awarderd 2021) now at Huawei, Germany.
  • Seyed Ali Mirheidari
    Dissertation's title: " Confused by Path: Analysis of Path Confusion-Based Attacks", (awarderd 2020) now at Splunk, US.
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Dissertation's title: "Next-Generation User Authentication schemes for IoTApplications", (awarderd 2020) now Rsearcher at University of Bolzano, Italy
  • Attaullah Buriro
    Dissertation's title: "Behavioural Biometrics for Smartphone User Authentication", (awarderd 2017) now Rsearcher at University of Bolzano, Italy.
  • Maqsood Ahmad
    Dissertation's title: "Mobile Application Security in the Presence of Dynamic Code Updates", (awarderd 2017), now working in Guardsquare, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Mojtaba Eskandari
    Dissertation's title: "Smartphone Data Transfer Protection According to Jurisdiction Regulations", (awarded 2017), now at Tendermint.com, Germany
  • Yury Zhauniarovich
    Title dissertation Improving the security of the Android ecosystem (awarded 2014), now at assistent professor at TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Muhammad Rizwan Asghar
    Title dissertation "Privacy Preserving Enforcement of Sensitive Policies in Outsourced and Distributed Environments", (awarded 2013, co-advised with Giovanno Russello), now senior lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Mihaela Ion
    Title dissertation "Security of Publisher/Subscriber Systems", (awarded 2013 co-advised with Giovanno Russello), now researcher at Google.
  • Stefano Ortolani
    Title dissertation "Keylogger Detection and Containment", (awarded 2013), now security researcher at Lastline Inc.
  • Gabriela Gheorghe
    Title dissertation "Design and Assessment of Preventive and Reactive Policy Enforcement", (awarded 2012), now Manager GDPR specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxemburg.
  • Fatih Turkmen
    Title dissertation "Exploring Dynamic Constraint Enforcement and Efficiency in Access Control" (awarded 2012), now Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, The Nederlands.
  • Srijith Nair
    Title dissertation "Remote Policy Enforcement Using Java Virtual Machine" (awarded 2010, co-advised with A.S. Tanenbaum), now Chief Strategy Officer at Axiomatic, Dubai, UAE.
  • Melanie Rieback
    Title dissertation "Security and Privacy of Radio Frequency Identification", (awarded 2008, co-advised with A.S. Tanenbaum): now at Radically open Security.
  • Bogdan Popescu
    Title dissertation "Design and Implementation of a Secure Wide-Area Object Middleware", (awarded. 2006 co-advised with A.S. Tanenbaum): now at AIMMS, The Nederlands.
  • Pietro Mazzoleni
    Title dissertation "Multilateral fine grained access control mechanisms for Large Scale Distributed Systems", (awarded 2006, co-advised with Elisa Bertino): now Head of People Data and AI Platform Strategy & Execution, HR at IBM CHQ