Postdoctoral Supervision

  • Hendarmawan (PhD, Kumamoto University Japan), Postdoc Fellow, RISE
    [April 01, 2024 - April 01, 2025]
  • Mazaher Kianpour (PhD, NTNU Norway), Postdoc Fellow, RISE
    [Feb. 01, 2023 - Feb. 01, 2024]
  • Nicolas Harrand (PhD, KTH Sweden), Postdoc Fellow, RISE
    [Aug. 15, 2022 - Aug. 15, 2023]
  • Mohammad Ramadan (PhD, UESTC China), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [Jan. 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023]
  • Asreen Rostami (PhD, Stockholm Uni.), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [May 01, 2020 - May 01, 2021]
  • Simon Bouget (PhD, KTH Sweden), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [Feb 01, 2019 - July 31, 2020]
  • Sileshi Demesie (PhD, KTH Sweden), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [Jan 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019]
  • Mudassar Aslam (PhD, MDU Sweden), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [November 01, 2018 - November 01, 2019]
  • Chayan Sarkar (PhD, TU Delft), Postdoc Fellow, RISE, Stockholm
    [June 01, 2016 - November 30, 2016]

PhD Supervision

Main Supervisor
  • Asrin Abdollahi, Mälardalen University, Sweden. Topic: Automated Cybersecurity Certification for IoT
    January 2024 - January 2028
  • Reethika Ambatipudi, Karlstad University, Sweden. Topic: AI and Cybersecurity
    July 2024 - Autumn 2028
  • Arlette Houndji, Karlstad University, Sweden. Topic: 6G Security
    March 01, 2024 - Spring 2028
  • Rikard Höglund, Uppsala University. Topic: Group communication and IoT Security
    March 2021 - Spring 2025
  • Han Wang, Uppsala University. Title: Robust and Efficient Federated Learning for IoT Security
    Completed November 02, 2023 [Download] [Photo]
  • Joel Höglund, Uppsala University. Title: Public Key Infrastructure and its applications for Resource-constrained IoT
    Completed: March 15, 2023 [Download] [Photo]
  • Anum Khurshid, Uppsala University. Title: Towards Trustworthy and Secure Internet of Things Devices: Using hardware-assisted Trusted Execution and Automated Certification
    Completed: December 13, 2022 [Download] [Photo]
Co-supervisor
  • Bostan Khan, Mälardalen University. Topic: Trusted Federated Learning at Scale
    April 2024 - March 2029
  • Zhitao He, Uppsala University. Title: Enabling Scalable Security in Internet of Things
    Completed December 13, 2023 [Download]
  • Kasun Hewage, Uppsala University. Title: Towards Secure Synchronous Communication Architectures for Wireless Networks.
    Completed: September 18, 2023 [Download]
  • Anass Sedrati, INPT Rabat, Morocco. Topic: Internet of things Governance.
    Completed: September 2022

Master Supervision

  • Abin Yusuf Stalin, Stockholm University. Topic: TPM for Low-power IoT
    (January 2024 - Jun 2024)
  • Sijun John Tu, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Adversarial AI
    (August 2023 - January 2024)
  • August Karlsson, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Cyber Threat Intelligence for IoT
    (March 2023 - Present)
  • Iyad AL KHATIB, University of Skövde. Tools and methods for the implementation of EU cybersecurity directives.
    (March 2023 - Present)
  • Sutthilak Saysupan, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Automated penetration testing for IoT devices.
    (June 2022 - Present)
  • Yousef AbdElKhalek, TU Berlin (EIT Student). OCSP Stapling for Certificate Revocation in IoT. [PDF]
    (March 2022 - December 2022) [Cybersecurity Consultant at Knightec]
  • Xuwei Gong, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Automotive Firewall.
    (Jan 2019 - Jun 2019)
  • Samuel Tanner Lindemer, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Certificate Revocation for IoT [PDF]
    (Jan 2019 - Jun 2019) [Security Consultant at Accenture]
  • Simon Carlson, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (Jan 2019 - Jun 2019) [R&D Engineer at yDesign]
  • Alexandros Panagiotis Krontiris, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Certificate Enrollment with Application Layer Security.
    (September 2018) [Software Engineer at Curity]
  • Santiago Aragon, TU Darmstadt, Germany (EIT Student). IPSec Profile for IoT.
    (October 2017) [IT Engineer at ING Group Amsterdam]
  • Arne Maximilian Kaul, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Ransomware for IoT
    [June 2017]
  • Filip Forsby, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Lightweight digital certificates for IoT.
    [September 2017] {Software Developer, Cybercom Group}
  • Alexandre Peyrard, TELECOM Lille, France. Contiki OS Software verification with Frama-C
    (June 2017) [Ingénieur Études et développementIngénieur Études et développement at Overkiz]
  • Johan Gasslander, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    [May 2017] {Programvaruutvecklare, Saab}
  • Argyro Lamproudi, MSc student at Chalmers University of Technology
    (May 2017) [Microwave & Access Design Engineer, VICTUS Networks]
  • Kiki Rizki, Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium & KTH, Stockholm
    (September 2016) [Researcher at Ericsson, Stockholm]
  • Renuka Challa, NTNU, Norway & KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (June 2016) [Research and Development Engineer at Gemalto, Singapore]
  • Rúnar Már Magnússon, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (September 2015) [Software Specialist at Advance Noden, Reykjavík]
  • Tómas Þór Helgason, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (September 2015) [Software Solutions Expert at Nyherji, Reykjavík]
  • Kirill Nikitin, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (June 2015) [PhD Student at EPFL Lausanne]
  • Oriol Piñol Piñol, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (November 2014) [Software Engineer at Yanzi Networks, Kista]
  • Dharmini Shreenivas, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (January 2014) [Software Engineer at Ericsson]
  • Denis Sitenkov, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (June 2014) [Software Engineer at Williams Interactive AB, Stockholm]
  • Hossein Shafagh, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    (August 2013) [PhD Student at ETH Zurich]
  • Linus Wallgren, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (May 2013) [Software Developer at Scypho Stockholm, Sweden]
  • Daniele Trabalza, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (March 2013) [Software Engineer at Mideye AB Stockholm, Sweden]
  • Vilhelm Jutvik, Uppsala University, Sweden
    (January 2013) [CEO at Jutvik Solutions Uppsala, Sweden]
  • Juan Héctor Sánchez, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    (March 2011)
  • Examiner
    Thesis Title: Towards Securing the FPGA Bitstream: Exploiting Vulnerabilities and Implementing Countermeasures
    PhD Student: Michail Moraitis
    Supervisor: Elena Dubrova
    University: KTH, Sweden
    June 12, 2024
  • Opponent
    Thesis Title: Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection in Edge Clouds
    PhD Student: Javad Forough
    Supervisor: Erik Elmroth
    University: Umeå University, Sweden
    February 23, 2024
  • Examiner (Licentiate)
    Thesis Title: Balancing Privacy and Performance in Emerging Applications of Federated Learning
    PhD Student: Samaneh Mohammadi
    Supervisor: Ali Balador
    University: Mälardalen University, Sweden
    December 14, 2023
  • Examiner
    Thesis Title: Towards Privacy Preserving Intelligent Systems
    PhD Student: Md. Sakib Nizam Khan
    Supervisor: Sonja Buchegger
    University: KTH Sweden
    June 02, 2023
  • Opponent
    Thesis Title: Self-Reliance for the Internet of Things: Blockchains and Deep Learning on Low-Power IoT Devices
    PhD Student: Christos Profentzas
    Supervisor: Magnus Almgren
    University: Chalmers University of Technology
    June 13, 2022
  • Examiner
    Thesis Title: Modelling and Analyzing Attack- Defense Scenarios for Cyber- Ranges
    PhD Student: Muhammad Mudassar Yamin
    Supervisor: Prof. Basel Katt
    University: NTNU Norway
    May 19, 2022
  • Examiner
    Thesis Title: AI-enhanced hardware security
    PhD Student: Yang Yu
    Supervisor: Prof. Elena Dubrova
    University: KTH
    February 21, 2022
  • Opponent
    Thesis Title: Securing the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract
    PhD Student: Alberto Giaretta
    Supervisor: Prof. Nicola Dragoni
    University: Örebro University
    January 29, 2021
  • Opponent
    PhD Student: David Samuel
    Title: Dynamic Secret Sharing in Wireless Network for Security Purposes
    Supervisor: Dr. Syed Taha Ali
    University: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad
    September 18, 2020
  • Opponent
    PhD Student: Muhammad Asad Khan Sudozai
    Title: Profiling Social Media Apps from Encrypted Traffic
    Supervisor: Dr Shahzad Saleem
    University: National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
    December 23, 2019
  • Examiner
    Mehdi Nobakht
    Thesis Title: The Internet of Things: Securing Devices and User Data
    University of New South Wales, Australia
    November 02, 2018
  • Examiner
    Jun Young Kim
    Thesis Title: Secure Management Architecture for the Internet of Things
    University of New South Wales, Australia
    October 23, 2017
  • Examiner
    Andrea Azzarà
    Thesis Title: Programming Abstractions for the Internet of Things: from Macroprogramming to Virtual Resources
    Main Supervisor: Dr. Paolo Pagano
    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
    November 19, 2015
  • Examiner
    Matteo Morelli Thesis Title: A System-Level Framework for the Design of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems From Synchronous-Reactive Models
    Main Supervisor: Prof. Marco Di Natale
    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
    November 19, 2015
Full-time Teaching (Current)
I am responsible for the
Full-time Teaching (Past)
Prior to my employment at RISE, I have three years of full-time teaching experience (2004-2007) at COMSATS University Islamabad, the second highest ranked university in Pakistan according to the Time Higher Education (THE) ranking 2020. I have taught computer science courses to the 6th and 7th semester students of the 4-year bachelor’s degree programme.

Fall 2004/Spring 2005
Course Name
Programme
CreditHours
Duration
Modern Programming Languages Bachelors of Science in IT - BS(IT)
4
6 Months
Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems
Bachelors of Science in CS - BS(CS*)
3
6 Months

Fall 2005
CourseName
Programme
Credit Hours
Duration
Modern Programming Languages Bachelors of Science in IT - BS(IT*)
4
6 Months
Multimedia Technologies
Bachelors of Science in CS - BS(CS)
3
6 Months

Spring 2006
Course Name
Programme
Credit Hours
Duration
System Programming (Linux) Bachelors of Science in CE - BS(CE*)
4
6 Months
Object Oriented Programming Bachelors of Science in CS - BS(CS)
4
6 Months

Fall 2006
Course Name
Programme
Credit Hours
Duration
System Programming (Linux) Bachelors of Science in IT - BS(IT)
4
6 Months
Introduction to Programming Languages Bachelors of Science in TN - BS(TN*)
4
6 Months

Spring 2007
Course Name
Programme
Credit Hours
Duration
System Programming (Linux) Bachelors of Science in CE - BS(CE)
4
6 Months

* IT - Information Technology
* CS - Computer Science
* CE - Computer Engineering
* TN - Telecom and Networking

Life-long Learning - Courses in Cyber Range
I have founded and leading the RISE Cyber Range where among other activities we teach cybersecurity to IT professionals as well as board members and higher management of organizations. I have supervised the development of cybersecurity courses and engaged in teaching the following courses

Visiting Academic Lectures

  • Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, Uppsala University (During IoT course by Prof. Luca Mottola), May 09, 2022
  • Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, Uppsala University (During IoT course by Prof. Luca Mottola), April 26, 2021
  • Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, Uppsala University (During IoT course by Prof. Luca Mottola), February 17, 2020
  • Cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) [3.0 hours], Malärdalen University, Västerås, April 11, 2019
  • IoT Security I [1.5 hours], Prof. Per Gunningberg’s Computer Networks Course in Uppsala University, Sweden, February 26, 2019
  • IoT Security II [1.5 hours], Prof Thiemo Voigt’s IoT Course in Uppsala University, Sweden, February 25, 2019
  • IoT Security I [1.5 hours], Prof. Per Gunningberg’s Computer Networks in Uppsala University, Sweden, February 12, 2018
  • IoT Security II [1.5 hours], Prof. Per Gunningberg’s Computer Networks in Uppsala University, Sweden, February 19, 2018
  • IoT Security I [1.5 hours], Prof. Per Gunningberg’s Computer Networks in Uppsala University, Sweden, February 06, 2017
  • IoT Security II [1.5 hours], Prof. Per Gunningberg’s Computer Networks in Uppsala University, Sweden,> February 09, 2017
  • Security and Privacy in the Internet of Things, Prof Thiemo Voigt’s IoT Course in Uppsala University, Sweden, January 26, 2015

Scientific Committees and Services

Membership
  • ECSO: Member of European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and regularly participates in its meetings.
  • EARTO Member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) - participates in the Security and Defence Research WG.
  • SCCG: Member of EU Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG).
  • CONCORDIA: Member of the H2020 CONCORDIA Management Board
Journal Editor
  • Associate Editor (AE) of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2016-2019)
Conference TPC Member Editor
  • ACM CCS 2023: The 5th Joint Workshop on CPS & IoT Security and Privacy (CPSIoTSec 2023), November 26, 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The 27th Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec 2022), 30 November, 2022, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • The 26th Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec 2021), 29-30 November, 2021, Tampere, Finland
  • IEEE Workshop on Recent Advances of Blockchain Technologies for Cybersecurity, August 02, 2020, Rhode Island, Greece
  • TPC co-Chair IEEE EuroS&P Workshop on Software Security for IoT, June 16 2019, Stockholm
  • The 23nd Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec’18), 28 - 30 November 2018, Oslo, Norway
  • IEEE Globecom 2018 SAC IoT, December 09-13, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • TPC Chair: The 12th IEEE ICOSST conference 2018
  • NDSS DISS 2018 (NDSS Workshop on Decentralized IoT Security and Standards). February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, CA
  • EWSN’18 RED-IOT, February 14-16, 2018 - Madrid, Spain
  • 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 05-08 February, 2018, Singapore
  • 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18), 9-11 July, 2018, Santa Clara, California
  • Third International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security (IoTBDS'18), 19-21 March, 2018, Madeira, Portugal
  • The 3rd Annual IoT Global Innovation Forum (IoTGIF'17 ), June 27-29, 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • The 6th International Symposium on Security and Privacy on Internet of Things (SPIoT2017), December 12-15, 2017, Guangzhou, China
  • 1st Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS 2017), June 6-9, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • IEEE ICC 2017 SAC - Internet of Things, 21-25 May 2017, Paris, France
  • The Third International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet'17), May 10-12, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Second International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security (IoTBDS'17), 22-24 April, 2017, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 12-14 December 2016, Reston, USA.
  • 1st EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Vehicular Network (SPVAN'16), November 17–18, 2016, Madrid, Spain.
  • The 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2016), Aug 24-26, 2016, Paris, France.
  • The 10th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM'16), July 24 - 28, 2016 - Nice, France.
  • IEEE ICC 2016 SAC - Internet of Things, 23-27 May, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • The 5th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI’16), September 21-24, 2016, Jaipur, India
  • The 2015 IEEE 2nd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) - Technologies, Applications and Social Implications, 14-16 December 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • The 12th International IEEE Conference on HONET - ICT, December 21-23, 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • The 2015 International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2015), 19-23 October 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • The 3rd IEEE WiMoB Workshop on Internet of Things Communications and Technologies 2015 (IOT-CT2015), October 19 - 21, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2015), June 8, 2015, London.
  • IEEE ICC 2015 SAC - Internet of Things, 8-12 June, 2015, London, UK.
  • The 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-cube 2015), October 26-27, 2015, Rome, Italy.
  • The 9th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM'15), August 23 - 28, 2015, Venice, Italy.
  • The Seconds International Workshop on Robots and Sensor Clouds (RSC'15), in conjunction with the Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC), August 17-20, 2015, Belfort, France.
  • The 4th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI'15), August 10-13, 2015, Kochi, India.
  • The International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC'15), October 14-16, 2014, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  • The 3rd International Conference on Computing, Management and Telecommunications (ComManTel 2015), December 28-30 2015, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  • The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (IEEE MENS 2014) in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, TX, USA.
  • The 2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2014), 3-7 November 2014, Vienna, Austria.
  • International Workshop on Robots and Sensor Clouds (RSC'14), in conjunction with the Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC), August 17-20, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • The 8th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM'14), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • The Fifth International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE'14), 30th July - 1st August, 2014, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  • The International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC'14), October 15-17, 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • The 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013), 2-6 December 2013, Las Vegas, USA.
  • The 7th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM'13), Barcelona, Spain.
  • The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (IEEE MENS 2013) in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • The 3rd International Multi-topic Conference (IMTIC'13), Jamshoro Pakistan.
  • The Sixth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM'12), Rome Italy.
  • 2012 International Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things (SecIoT 2012).
  • ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces (SESP 2012).
Journal Reviewer
  • Ad Hoc Network (Elsevier) - 2014
  • Computer Communications - The International Journal for the Computer and Telecommunications Industry (Elsevier) - 2014
  • Transaction on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (Wiley) 2017
  • Internation Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) - 2016
  • Security and Communication Networks (Wiley) - 2012
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications (Elsevier) - 2015
  • Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (InderScience Journal) - 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IEEE TII) - 2013
  • IEEE Sensors (IEEE Sensors) - 2013
  • >IEEE Network (IEEE Magazine) - 2013
  • ACM TOSN (ACM TOSN) - 2015

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