About CSng

Site for young researchers to increase knowledge and expertise in the Netherlands in the area of cybersecurity 



Zeki Erkin
(TU Delft)

Dr. Z. Erkin is an associate professor in the Cyber Security Group, Delft University of Technology. He received his PhD degree on “Secure Signal Processing” in 2010 from Delft University of Technology where he has continued his research on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, particularly on Computational Privacy. His interest is on protecting sensitive data from malicious entities and service providers using cryptographic tools.

Dr. Erkin has been involved in several European and national projects. He is serving also in numerous committees including IEEE Informaton Forensics and Security TC; is an associate editor for the IEEE Trans. on  Informaton Forensics and Security and IEEE Open Journal on Signal Processing, and area editor in Eurasip Journal on Information Security. 

Andreas Peter
(TU Twente)

Andreas Peter graduated with a M.Sc. in mathematics at both the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Subsequently, he received the Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) in 2013. His Ph.D. thesis deals with the topic of secure outsourcing of computation with a special focus on homomorphic encryption. Since 2014, he is employed as an Associate Professor at the chair of ''Services, Cybersecurity and Safety'' at the University of Twente (NL). His current research interests include both fundamental and applied security and privacy aspects in IT systems with a focus on privacy-enhancing technologies, cryptographic protocol design and analysis, as well as the application and theory of functional and homomorphic encryption. He served on the program committees of several workshops and conferences devoted to information security and privacy. Since 2015, he serves on the Editorial Board of the MDPI Open Access Journal on Cryptography and the SpringerOpen EURASIP Journal on Information Security.

Nicola Zannone
(TU Eindhoven)

Nicola Zannone received his Ph.D. in 2007 at the University of Trento. Since 2016 he is an Associate Professor in the Security group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2006-07 academic year. He was awarded of Most Influential Paper Award at RE 2015. His research interests include computer security, data protection, access control and formal methods. He serves as a program committee member of several international workshops and conferences devoted to information security and privacy. He is Associated Editor of Computer and Network Security (specialty section of Frontiers in ICT).

Keywords: Data protection, access control, auditing, data analytic for security.

Cristiano Giuffrida
(VU Amsterdam)

Cristiano Giuffrida is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests span across several aspects of computer systems, with a strong focus on systems security. He received a Ph.D. cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam under the supervision of Andy Tanenbaum in 2014. He was awarded the Roger Needham Award at EuroSys and the Dennis M. Ritchie Award at SOSP for the best PhD dissertation in Computer Systems in 2015 (Europe and worldwide). He was awarded a VENI grant (the Dutch Equivalent of a NSF CAREER Award, PhD+3) in 2017. He has served on the program committee of a number of top systems and security venues, such as SOSP, EuroSys, S\&P, CCS, and USENIX Security.

Keywords: Systems Security, Exploitation, Software Hardening
Webpage: http://cristianogiuffrida.com

Luca Allodi
(TU Eindoven)

Luca Allodi is an Assistant Professor at the faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology. He obtained his PhD from the University of Trento, Italy, on vulnerability risk management with a Best Thesis award. Luca’s research focuses at economic aspects of IT risk, and in particular on the relation between attacker economics, cybercrime activities, and attack realization. Luca has multiple publications in top academic and industry venues, including ACM TISSEC, Risk Analysis, ACM CCS, and BlackHat, and has served as invited reviewer for multiple top-tier journals. Luca is the only academic authoring member (next to CMU) of the NIST worldwide standard for vulnerability measurement (CVSS), and the only European representative in the standard body.

Webpage: http://www.win.tue.nl/~lallodi/


Simona Samardjiska
(Radboud University Nijmegen)

Simona Samardjiska is an assistant professor at the Digital Security Group at Radboud University, The Netherlands. Her expertise and research interests are in the mathematics of post-quantum cryptography, especially multivariate and code-based cryptography. She has been actively involved in the current NIST standardization process
for Post-Quantum Cryptography as a principal submitter of the Second round candidate MQDSS.
She has published on several IACR conferences and IEEE Symposiums, and has been a program committee member of various cryptography related conferences and workshops.

Anna Sperotto
(University of Twente)

Anna Sperotto is an Assistant Professor at the Design and Analysis of Communication System group, University of Twente, Netherlands. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Twente in 2010 with a thesis on the topic of flow-based intrusion detection. She conducts research on the topic of network monitoring and Internet security, with a focus on emerging security threats as Denial of Service Attacks.


Andreas Hulsing
(Technical University Eindhoven)

Andreas Hulsing is an assistant professor in the Coding Theory and Cryptology group at TU Eindhoven. His research focuses on post-quantum cryptography – cryptography that resists quantum computer-aided attacks. His works range from theoretical works, like how to model quantum attacks or formal security arguments in post-quantum security models, to applied works, like the analysis of side-channel attacks or the development of efficient hash-based signature schemes. In many of his works he tries to combine the theoretical and the applied perspective. This is especially reflected in his work on standardizing post-quantum cryptography. Before his current position, Dr. Hulsing was a postdoctoral researcher in the Coding Theory and Cryptology group, working with Tanja Lange in the PQCRYPTO project. Before he was a postdoctoral researcher in the cryptographic implementations group at TU Eindhoven, working with Daniel J. Bernstein. He did his PhD in the cryptography and computer algebra group at TU Darmstadt under the supervision of Johannes Buchmann. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a research fellow at Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt. He holds a Diploma in computer science from TU Darmstadt.

Webpage: http://huelsing.net/

Jair Santanna
(University of Twente)

Jair Santanna is an assistant professor in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at University of Twente (NL). In 2010, he graduated in computer engineer from Federal University of Pará (BR). In 2017, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Twente (NL). A number of solutions proposed in his Ph.D. thesis were deployed by network operators worldwide and some methodologies are used by the Dutch High Tech Crime Unit. During his Ph.D., he also acted as technical advisor to the Dutch National Cyber Security Center and to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. DDoS attacks and multi-disciplinary data-driven research for cyber security are his main fields of interest. Besides his researching career, in less than six months as assistant professor (2018), he was voted by students as one of the best lectures of the EEMCS faculty. He also won (2018) the regional and national competition for the best science communicator (FameLab).


Seda Gürses
(TU Delft)

Seda is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management, an affiliate at the COSIC Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven and a member of the Institute for Technology in the Public Interest. Previously she was an FWO post-doctoral fellow at COSIC/ESAT, and a research associate at Princeton University and NYU. Her work focuses on privacy enhancing and protective optimization technologies (PETs and POTs), privacy engineering, as well as questions around software infrastructures, social justice and political economy as they intersect with computer science.


Jaap-Henk Hoepman
(Radboud University Nijmegen)

Currently, I am an associate professor of privacy enhancing technologies and identity management at the Radboud University Nijmegen, working for the iHub, the interdisciplinary research hub on Security, Privacy, and Data Governance. I am also an associate professor in the IT Law section of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen. Moreover, I am principal scientist (and a former scientific director and co-founder) of the Privacy & Identity Lab, and member of The Internet of People.

I used to be a columnist for the Financieele Dagblad (FD, a major Dutch newspaper), a regular guest on the Dutch national radio news show Nieuws en Co, a member of the Executive Board of Trust in Digital Life, chair of the IFIP working group 11.2 on "Pervasive System Security", and coordinator of the Kerckhoffs Institutethat offered a master programme in Computer Security, among others.

In my free time I enjoy making my own music, designing visuals, and practice Okinawan Goju Ryu karate-do.





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