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Nikolay Kaleyski

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2021
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Lilya Budaghyan
Links: Cristin
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Properties of optimal Boolean functions

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Luca Tosoni

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Lee Andrew Bygrave
Links: Cristin
Research area: Law and Regulations
Project title: Regulating Cybersecurity: Challenges, Limits and Regulatory Options

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Worku Gedefa Urgessa

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Lee Andrew Bygrave
Links: Cristin
Research area: Law and Regulations
Project title: The Role of IGOs and International Law in Securing Cyberspace

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Kyle Porter

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2021
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Slobodan Petrovic, Katrin Franke
Links: Cristin
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Detecting Dynamic Attack Patterns in Large and Diverse Data Sources

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Ogerta Elezaj

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Sule Yildirim-Yayilgan
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Intelligent techniques to improve data pre-processing

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Cristina Heghedus

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Chunming Rong, Antorweep Chakravorty
Links: Cristin
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Dara driven energy informatics

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COINS/SWITS Ph.D. student seminar 2017 (Oslo)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Oslo, together with the annual seminar of SWITS, the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD Students. Wednesday 7 June is mainly planned for COINS, Thursday+Friday are SWITS/COINS. Registration forms: Registration for … Continue reading

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Isaac Canales Martinez

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Igor A. Semaev
Links: DBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Algebraic analysis of Stream ciphers

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Flávia Dias Casagrande

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Evi Zouganeli, Jim Tørresen
Links: Cristin
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Self-learning systems for Assisted Living Technologies

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Ramtin Aryan

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Paal Engelstad
Links: Cristin
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Software-Defined Networking Policy Conflict Detection: a holistic approach

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Pawel Drozdowski

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch, Christian Rathgeb
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Efficient privacy-preserving identification in large-scale multi-biometric systems

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Elahe Fazeldehkordi

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Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Christian Johansen
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Semantic Modelling and Measuring of Privacy for IoT in Smart Home

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Irene Villa

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Lilya Budaghyan
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Optimal Boolean Functions

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Jens-Petter Sandvik

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Katrin Franke, Habtamu Abie, Stefan Axelsson, Andrè Årnes
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Digital forensics and resource-constrained, Internet-connected systems

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Andrea Tenti

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Igor A. Semaev, Tor Helleseth
Links: Cristin
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Analysis of Macaulay matrices over finite fields

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Jan William Johnsen

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Katrin Franke, Stefan Axelsson, Thomas Walmann
Links: Cristin
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Data Mining and Network Analysis for Financial Crime Detection and Investigation

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Gunnar Alendal

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stefan Axelsson
Links: DBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Security vulnerability research for use in digital forensic acquisition

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Navid Ghaedi Bardeh

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Tor Helleseth, Sondre Rønjom
Links: Cristin
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Cryptographic Primitives

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Stig Andersen

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stefan Axelsson, Hallstein Hansen, Katrin Franke
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Investigative quality in digital forensics

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Ashish Rauniyar

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Paal Engelstad, Boning Feng, Do Van Thanh
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Towards a Secure, Energy Efficient and Resilient Internet of Things

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Desta Haileselassie Hagos

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Paal Engelstad, Øivind Kure
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Machine Learning Techniques for Computer Security Attack Analysis

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Vasileios Mavroeidis

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Audun Jøsang
Links: Cristin
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Cyberthreat Detection and Analysis

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Shukun Tokas

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Olaf Owe, Martin Steffen, Toktam Ramezanifarkhani
Links: CristinGoogle Scholar
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Security For Communicating Object Systems

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Romina Muka

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Sule Yildirim-Yayilgan
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Legal and ethical considerations for transmission and storage of shared e-health data

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Yao Jiang

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Kristian Gjøsteen
Links: Cristin
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Cryptographic Tools for Cloud Security

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Kamer Vishi

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Audun Jøsang
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Multimodal Biometrics in Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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Adam Szekeres

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes, Laura Georg
Links: Cristin
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Human motivation and the security of Internet of Things

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Siri Bromander

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Audun Jøsang, Christian Johansen, Martin Eian, Katrin Franke
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: TOCSA

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2016 (Bergen)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Bergen, followed by NISK, the Norwegian Information Security Conference. Agenda Sunday 27/11-2016, UiB Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlensgate 55 – be there on time, because the building is locked on Sunday How to … Continue reading

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Felix Schuckert

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Hanno Langweg, Basel Katt
Links: DBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Opportunities of Insecurity Refactoring for Training and Software Development

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Sergii Banin

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn
Links: Cristin
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Advanced Machine Learning Techniques in Malware Analysis Applications

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Jayachander Surbiryala

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Chunming Rong, Chunlei Li
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Information Security in Cloud Computing

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Songpu Ai

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Chunming Rong, Antorweep Chakravorty
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Smart Energy System using (Big-)data Analytics and Prognostics

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Manish Shrestha

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Christian Johansen, Josef Noll, Davide Roverso
Links: Cristin
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Measurable security and privacy for services on the Smart Electricity Grid

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COINS@SWITS Linköping 2016

SWITS is in several aspects like COINS, or, more precisely, COINS continues to learn a lot from SWITS – the Swedish IT Security Network for Ph.D. Students. We visited the annual SWITS seminar, this time in Linköping. Bo Sun participated … Continue reading

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Siddhartha Kumar

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Eirik Rosnes, Alexandre Graell i Amat, Oyvind Ytrehus
Links: Cristin
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Secure and Reliable Distributed Storage Systems

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Patrick Schuch

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2021
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch
Links: DBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Representation Learning for Fingerprint Recognition

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Ilir Bytyci

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Colin Boyd, Poul Heegaard
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Securing emerging network technologies with homomorphic encryption

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Pankaj Wasnik

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch, Raghavendra Ramachandra
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Presentation Attack Detection for Smartphone Based Biometric Authentication System

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Shao-Fang Wen

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stewart Kowalski, Rune Hjelsvold
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Hyper Contextual Information Security Management

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Dimitra Anastasopoulou

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Links: Cristin
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Secure control of smart thermal grids

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Shahram Rasoolzadeh

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Ph.D. started in: 2016
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Håvard Raddum
Links: DBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Key Primitives

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Srimathi Varadharajan

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Håvard Raddum
Links: Cristin
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Application of BDD to Cryptography

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Bjørn Greve

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Oyvind Ytrehus, Håvard Raddum, Tor Helleseth
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Secure and low voice communication, and other cryptographic aspects

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Dmytro Piatkivskyi

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Mariusz Nowostawski, Stefan Axelsson
Links: Cristin
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Anonymity of the off-chain transactions in Bitcoin

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Martin Stokkenes

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch, Raghavendra Ramachandra
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Secure and Privacy Preserving Biometrics for Transaction Authentication

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Herman Galteland

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Kristian Gjøsteen
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: On the usage of cryptography in malware

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Kyrre Wahl Kongsgaard

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Federico Mancini, Nils Agne Nordbotten
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: data exfiltration detection and prevention

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Xiaojie Zhu

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Roman Vitenberg
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: ConSeRNS

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Harsha Sandaruwan Gardiyawasam Pussewalage

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Vladimir Oleshchuk
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Attribute based Methods to Enforce Security and Privacy in E-health Solutions

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Samson Yoseph Esayas

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Lee Andrew Bygrave, Inger Berg Ørstavik
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Law and Regulations
Project title: Data Privacy and Competition Law in the Age of Big Data: The Commercialization of Personal Data and its Theoretical and Practical Implications on the Foundations and Policy Boundaries of Data Privacy Law and Competition Law

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Håkon Gunleifsen

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Ph.D. started in: 2015
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Thomas Kemmerich
Links: Cristin
Research area: Network Security
Project title: A communication model of distributed Network Controllers in a virtualized environment

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Martin Strand

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Kristian Gjøsteen
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Fully homomorphic encryption

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Yan Li

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Ketil Stølen, Ragnhild Kobro Runde
Links: Cristin
Research area: Security Management
Project title: A lightweight security risk management approach for web applications and an industrial guideline

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2015 (Stockholm)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Stockholm, followed by NordSec and the CySeP winter school. Agenda Sunday 18/10-2015, KTH main campus Valhallavägen, building Osquars Backe 2, 5th floor, room 1537 – be there on time as … Continue reading

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First COINS summer school completed in Metochi 2015

The first COINS summer school on cloud security is over. It was held successfully at the Metochi Study Centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, operated by University of Agder, one of the consortium members of COINS. The topic of … Continue reading

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COINS@ENISA 2015

ENISA is the European Network and Information Security Agency. Their objective is to provide input to the European Commission on policy level and to coordinate activities of member states with respect to information security. Most of the COINS students attending … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Västerås 2015

Like in the past two years, we attended the SWITS seminar with a COINS delegation this year. SWITS is the Swedish IT Security Network for Ph.D. Students, in many ways a network of Ph.D. students and faculty like COINS. Samson … Continue reading

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Christian Otterstad

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Oyvind Ytrehus, Kjell Hole
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Low-level exploitation mitigation through dynamic code mutation and selected low-level attacks

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Joseph Twayigira

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Vladimir Oleshchuk
Links: Cristin
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Using Mobile Cloud Computing for Crisis and Emergency Management: Securty and Privacy Aspects

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New t-shirt design

Britta Hale volunteered to come up with new design proposals for the next release of COINS t-shirts. Students: Answer her poll on http://foodl.org/foodle/COINS-Design-Change-54f47 and email your suggestions to Britta. (The picture shows the current 2013 version of t-shirts.)

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Dat Le Tien

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Frank Eliassen, Audun Jøsang
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Trade-off between performance and security in networked systems

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Antonio Gonzalez Burgueño

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Peter Ölveczky, Audun Jøsang
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Formal analysis for security ceremonies

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Ijlal Loutfi

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Audun Jøsang
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Secure and Robust Network-based Systems

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Stian Fauskanger

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Igor A. Semaev, Tor Helleseth
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: New properties of DES and linear cryptanalysis of lightweight cipher with multiple linear approximations

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Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Tromsø
Supervised by: Johan Gustav Bellika, Anders Andersen, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Fred Godtliebsen, Gro Berntsen, Stein Olav Skrøvseth
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Snow Stat: Secure Multi?party Statistical Computations in Health Environments

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Vasileios Gkioulos

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stephen Wolthusen, Slobodan Petrovic
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Distributed security policy mechanisms for tactical Service oriented Architectures

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Ambika Chitrakar

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2019
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Slobodan Petrovic, Katrin Franke
Links: Cristin
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Approximate search techniques for big data analysis

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2014 COINS Ph.D. student seminar in Tromsø: 13-15 October

Agenda (Note that order of presentations might change) Monday, 13th of October 2014 (location: UiT, Nedre lysthus, Auditorium) 1200-1300 Lunch [served at cafeteria Teorifagsbygget] 1300-1315 Welcome to COINS Ph.D. Student Seminar 2014 [Ragnar Soleng] 1315-1400 Session 1: Speed dating [chair: … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Uppsala 2014

We attended the SWITS seminar with a COINS delegation also this year. SWITS is the Swedish Network of IT Security Students, in many ways a network of Ph.D. students and faculty like COINS. Berglind Smaradottir, Vivek Agrawal, and Yi-Ching Liao … Continue reading

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Seraj Fayyad

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Josef Noll, Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Measurable Security for Sensors in the Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS)

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Vivek Agrawal

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Cloud Based Conflicting Incentives risk analysis

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Tetiana Yarygina

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Kjell Hole
Links: Cristin
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Robust and secure cloud services

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COINS around the world

Upload your pictures where you have a public appearance with your COINS t-shirt! A trophy will be awarded to those sending us pictures from the highest number of places, most exotic location, largest audience, or most embarrassing place to wear … Continue reading

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Chris Carr

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Colin Boyd, Kristian Gjøsteen
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Protection in Complex Cyber Systems

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Britta Hale

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Ph.D. started in: 2014
Expected year of graduation: 2018
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Colin Boyd
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Modelling and Analysis of Real-World Cryptographic Authentication and Key-Exchange Protocols

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Berglind Smaradottir

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Vladimir Oleshchuk
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Usability evaluation and security management of health care information systems

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Andrii Shalaginov

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Katrin Franke
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Application of soft computing for information security

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Bikash Agrawal

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk, Chunming Rong
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Secure data storage and sharing in the cloud

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Nabeel Albahbooh

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Patrick Bours
Links: DBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Enhancement of Authentication Protocols through Biometric Authentication on Mobile Devices

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Antorweep Chakravorty

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Chunming Rong
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Safer@Home Analytics: a Big Data Analytical Solution for Smart Homes

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Dijana Vukovic

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Danilo Gligoroski
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Increasing the performance, robustness, reliability and security of web services

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Martin Aastrup Olsen

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLPdissertation
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Fingerprint Image Quaity

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Mohamed Abomhara

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Geir Koien
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Security and Privacy in Context

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Håkon Jacobsen

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Danilo Gligoroski
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Constructing Efficient Multivariate and Code-based Public-Key Algorithm

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Edlira Martiri

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Bian Yang
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Template protection for multi-biometrics

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Ctirad Sousedik

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Fake Resistant Fingerprint Biometrics

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Nils Ulltveit-Moe

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Ph.D. started in: 2009
Year of graduation: 2014
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Vladimir Oleshchuk
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLPdissertation
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Privacy Enhanced Network Monitoring

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Kjetil Kjernsmo

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Martin Giese, Arild Waaler, John Tyssedal
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Data Profiling in SPARQL Federation Optimizations

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Mohsen Toorani

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Oyvind Ytrehus, Tor Helleseth
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Security protocols and related topics

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COINS@FRISC Industrial Advisory Board 2013

Hanno Langweg gave a presentation on COINS for the FRISC Industrial Advisory Board. FRISC is the Norwegian Forum for Research and Innovation in Security and Communications. Feedback from representatives of the Industrial Advisory Board is expected to improve transition of … Continue reading

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Simona Samardjiska

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Danilo Gligoroski
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle ScholarDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Multivariate Public Key Algorithms Produced by Quasigroups

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2013 (Stavanger)

COINS invited 35 active Ph.D. students in information security in Norway to a seminar, and 14 attended (40%). The seminar was co-located as a satellite event with NISK, the annual Norwegian information security conference under the auspices of the FRISC … Continue reading

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COINS@NIK

NIK is the annual Norwegian Computer Science Conference (Norsk Informatikkonferanse). Einar Snekkenes gave a talk in the session on Pedagogy and Teaching on COINS and its contribution to Ph.D. training in Norway. COINS is the only ICT-related national research school … Continue reading

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Gaute Wangen

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Conflicting Incentives Risk Analysis

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Kiran Bylappa Raja

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch, Raghavendra Ramachandra
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Smartphone Based Hand Biometrics

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Sandra Khan

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Expected year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stephen Wolthusen
Research area: Models and Protocols
Project title: Active Adversary Modelling

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Aryan TaheriMonfared

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: University of Stavanger
Supervised by: Chunming Rong
Links: CristinDBLPDBLP
Research area: Network Security
Project title: Building Network Security Services Using Software Defined Networking

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COINS participates in hack.lu CTF 2013, comes in 176th of 708

For 48 hours this week, several COINS students formed a team to compete with 707 teams from all over the world in a contest in applied information security (hack.lu CTF). The goal of this “Capture the flag” competition in information … Continue reading

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Waqas Aman

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Context Aware Risk Analysis for Adaptive Security in Internet of Things

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Yi-Ching Liao

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Hanno Langweg, Katrin Franke
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Process tracking for forensic readiness in OS

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Takashi Watanabe

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Ph.D. started in: 2009
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Katrin Franke, Slobodan Petrovic
Links: Cristin
Research area: Secure Hardware
Project title: Preventing side-channel information leakage from display unit

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Bo Sun

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Ph.D. started in: 2013
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Lilya Budaghyan, Nian Li, Chunlei Li
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Secure Software
Project title: Cloud Computing Security

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Pankaj Pandey

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Using Theories from Economics and Finance to Address Information Security Risk Management

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COINS@MyPhD Hamburg 2013

We attended MyPhD in September to explore their concept of Ph.D. student workshops and to learn from their experience. MyPhD is an informal network of professors and Ph.D. students in applied IT security in Germany. There is no legal entity … Continue reading

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Soumik Mondal

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Patrick Bours
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholardissertation
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Continuous Authentication using Behavioural Biometrics

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Huihui Yang

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: University of Agder
Supervised by: Vladimir Oleshchuk
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Privacy Policies for Online Services

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Break codes and hack systems in Norway’s largest CTF team in October

You are invited to participate in a COINS team in the hack.lu CTF Capture-the-flag competition, starting 11:00 on Tuesday 22 October and lasting 48 hours. The competition is “challenge-based”, i.e. there will be ca. 20-30 challenges of various difficulty. The … Continue reading

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Goitom Weldehawaryat

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Stephen Wolthusen
Links: CristinDBLPdissertation
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Resilient Consensus, Interdependencies, and Optimisation in Sparse Networks

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Call for election of Ph.D. students representatives for the COINS steering committee

There are two open positions for student representatives on the COINS steering committee (“SC”). The SC is responsible for all the research training issues and for resource management. It consists of the scientific director, one representative from each of the … Continue reading

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Jayson Mackie

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Katrin Franke
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Digital Forensics
Project title: Interactive Evolutionary Computing

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Oleksandr Kazymyrov

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2014
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Tor Helleseth, Oleksandr Kholosha, Lilya Budaghyan
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholardissertation
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Generation Methods of Basic Components for Symmetric Cryptosystems

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Anika Pflug

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholar
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: 2D and 3D Ear Recognition

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Kashif Habib Sheikh

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Expected year of graduation: 2017
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: Cristin
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Risk-based adaptive security for internet of things in eHealth

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Samson Gejibo

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Khalid Mughal
Links: CristinDBLPDBLP
Research area: Privacy
Project title: Security Aspects of Mobile Health system

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Ebenezer Paintsil

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2013
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Lothar Fritsch, Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLPDBLPdissertation
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Privacy and Security Risks Analysis in Identity Management Systems

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Maria B Line

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Danilo Gligoroski, Poul Heegaard
Links: CristinDBLPDBLP
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Managing information security incidents in Smart Grid environments

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Guoqiang Li

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Ph.D. started in: 2012
Year of graduation: 2016
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Christoph Busch, Bian Yang, Patrick Bours
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Authentication and Biometrics
Project title: Biometric indexing

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Jan Roksvold

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Ph.D. started in: 2011
Year of graduation: 2015
COINS consortium member: University of Tromsø
Supervised by: Hugues Verdure, Trygve Johnsen
Links: CristinDBLP
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Matroidal structures

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Chunlei Li

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2014
COINS consortium member: University of Bergen
Supervised by: Tor Helleseth
Links: CristinDBLPGoogle Scholardissertation
Research area: Cryptography
Project title: Secure Boolean Functions for Coding and Cryptography

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COINS Steering Committee meeting 2013-08-15

Kjære styremedlemmer, dere inviteres herved til møte i COINS Steering Committee. Styret er konsortiets øverste organ, og har ansvar for viktige strategiske beslutninger og disponering av ressurser, omdisponering av budsjettmidler mm. Forslag til agenda: Agenda Referat fra epost-møte i juni … Continue reading

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Lisa Rajbhandari

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Ph.D. started in: 2010
Year of graduation: 2013
COINS consortium member: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Supervised by: Einar Snekkenes
Links: CristinDBLPDBLPdissertation
Research area: Security Management
Project title: Risk Analysis Using “Conflicting Incentives” as an Alternative Notion of Risk

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COINS Steering Committee meeting 2013-06-19

Kjære styremedlemmer, dere inviteres herved til epost-møte i COINS Steering Committee. Styret er konsortiets øverste organ, og har ansvar for viktige strategiske beslutninger og disponering av ressurser, omdisponering av budsjettmidler mm. Det finnes åtte forslag til vedtak: møtereferat, logo, aktivitetsmeny, … Continue reading

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Collection of experiences with existing research schools

We wanted to have a good start in the right direction with COINS. Hence, we explored what other research schools had tried before us, what worked and what didn’t. For our first trip, we selected five research schools in the … Continue reading

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University of Agder and University of Stavanger join COINS as new partners

The COINS Steering Committee voted unanimously in favour of accepting University of Agder and University of Stavanger as new project partners in COINS. Welcome.

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COINS Steering Committee meeting 2013-04-23

Kjære styremedlemmer, dere inviteres herved til styremøte i COINS. Styret er konsortiets øverste organ, og har ansvar for viktige strategiske beslutninger og disponering av ressurser, omdisponering av budsjettmidler, endringer av konsortieavtalen, aksept av nye konsortiedeltakere og eventuelle problemer knyttet til … Continue reading

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COINS Academic Advisory Board meeting 2013-04-22

Dear members of the COINS Academic Advisory Board, We hereby invite you to the 2013 meeting, this year at the beautiful Finse 1222 hotel. The advisory board meeting is co-located with the Finse winter school in information security, a Norwegian … Continue reading

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Contracts

COINS is in the phase of formalising its relation among project partners and with the Research Council of Norway.

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