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Bjørn Møller Greve graduated

Bjørn Møller Greve successfully completed his PhD trial lecture on Friday, the 23rd of November 2018 and thesis defense on Friday, the 7th of December 2018 at the University of Bergen and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The … Continue reading

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NordSec 2018

NordSec 2018: The 23rd Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems was held in Oslo, Norway, 28. – 30. November 2018. NordSec addressed a broad range of topics within IT security with the aim of bringing together computer security researchers and … Continue reading

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ITNAC 2018

The 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2018) was an international conference and forum for the presentation of research outcomes covering timely and relevant aspects concerning modelling and simulation of distributed, mobile, cognitive and cloud computing, computer and … Continue reading

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Kashif Habib graduated

Kashif Habib successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Thursday, the 15th of November 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Context-Aware … Continue reading

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International Workshop on Boolean Functions and their Applications 2018

The 3rd International Workshop on Boolean Functions and their Applications (BFA) took place in Loen, Norway during June 17-22, 2018. Boolean functions and more generally all the discrete structures used in error correcting coding, cryptography or communications, are highly active … Continue reading

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Emil Artin International Conference

Emil Artin International Conference was held in Yerevan, the Republic of Armenia, May 27-June 2, 2018 The Conference was dedicated to the memory of Emil Artin, an Austrian mathematician of Armenian descent. He was one of the leading mathematicians of the … Continue reading

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NISK 2018

The 11th annual Norwegian Information Security Conference, NISK 2018, took place at Svalbard 18-20 September 2018, co-located with the NIKT conferences. The aim of the NISK conference series was to be the principal Norwegian research venue for presenting and discussing … Continue reading

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SSIC 2018

SSIC 2018 : Third International Conference on Security of Smart Cities, Industrial Control System and Communications (SSIC’2018) was held on the 18-19 October in Shanghai, China. SSIC’2018 was the third conference in the area of cyber security focusing on the … Continue reading

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CrossFyre 2018

CrossFyre 2018: The 8th international workshop on cryptography, robustness, and provably secure schemes for female young researchers was held on the 13-14 September 2018 in Guildford, UK. CrossFyre aimed to bring together female researchers in cyber security (e.g., in cryptography, … Continue reading

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ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems

This inaugural summer school on advanced topics in systems was held on the 30th anniversary of the renowned Arctic 88 Advanced Course on Distributed Systems. It was held on the picturesque and secluded island of Sommarøy located 36 km (22 … Continue reading

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International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC)

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) 2018 was held on July 16-19, 2018, at the CUNY Graduate Center and Courant Institute, New York, USA. ISSAC 2018 was the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer … Continue reading

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2018 IEEE ComSoc Summer School on Fog Computing

2018 Summer School on “Fog Computing” was held in Shanghai, China, on ShanghaiTech University campus, from June 26 to 29, 2018. The goal of this summer school was to bring together the world-class researchers in Fog Computing with undergraduate, graduate … Continue reading

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Siddhartha Kumar graduated

Siddhartha Kumar successfully completed his PhD trial lecture on Wednesday, the 3rd of October 2018 and thesis defense on Wednesday, the 17th of October 2018 at the University of Bergen and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title … Continue reading

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Seraj Fayyad graduated

Seraj Fayyad successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the University of Oslo on Friday, the 11th of October 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Measurable Security for … Continue reading

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Vivek Agrawal graduated

    Vivek Agrawal successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Friday, the 4th of October 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis … Continue reading

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Tetiana Yarygina graduated

Tetiana Yarygina successfully completed her PhD trial lecture and thesis defence on Monday, the 1st of October 2018 at the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of her thesis is … Continue reading

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Bo Sun graduated

Bo Sun successfully completed her PhD trial lecture on Monday, the 11th of June 2018 and thesis defence on Friday, the 22nd of June 2018 at the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of … Continue reading

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COINS summer school on network security in Metochi 2018

The fourth COINS summer school 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 the summer school was network security. … Continue reading

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EUROCRYPT 2018

EUROCRYPT 2018 was held in Tel Aviv, Israel during  29 April – 3 May, 2018. EUROCRYPT 2018 is the 37th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques. Covering all aspects of cryptology, including theoretical foundations, deployment of … Continue reading

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Global Solutions Summit 2018

Global Solutions Summit 2018 was held in Berlin, Germany during May 28-29, 2018. Over 1,100 participants, official delegates from T20 Argentina 2018 and T20 Japan 2019, Nobel Laureates and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – this was the Global Solutions Summit … Continue reading

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2018 (Svalbard)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Longyearbyen (Svalbard), followed by NISK, the Norwegian Information Security Conference. Agenda Tuesday 18/9-2018, Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen Map 1300-1315 Welcome, introduction, presentation of participants 1315-1415 Lessons learned from doing … Continue reading

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COST Training School on Symmetric Cryptography and Blockchain

COST Training School on Symmetric Cryptography and Blockchain was held in Torremolinos, Spain during February 19-23, 2018. The training school was co-organised with the COST action IC1306 “Cryptography for Secure Digital Interaction” and contained lectures on symmetric cryptography as well … Continue reading

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NISK 2017

The NISK 2017 conference was held in Oslo, Norway during November 27-29, 2017. The Norwegian Information Security Conference (no. Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse – NISK) is a national conference that brings together researchers in IT-security, mainly from national community, but also from the international community. … Continue reading

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Christian Wilhelm Otterstad graduated

Christian Wilhelm Otterstad successfully completed his PhD trial lecture on Wednesday, the 20th of September 2017 and thesis defense on Friday, the 13th of October 2017 at the University of Bergen and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title … Continue reading

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Offensive Security Conference

Offensive Security Conference 2018 was held in Berlin, Germany during February 16-17, 2018. OffensiveCon Berlin was a highly technical international security conference focused on offensive security only. The aim of OffensiveCon was to bring the community of hackers together for high … Continue reading

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Andrii Shalaginov graduated

Andrii Shalaginov successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Friday, the 16th of February 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Advancing … Continue reading

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Vasileios Gkioulos graduated

Vasileios Gkioulos successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Friday, the 9th of February 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Securing … Continue reading

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Martin Strand graduated

Martin Strand successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Thursday, the 1st of February 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Fully … Continue reading

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Ctirad Sousedik graduated

   Ctirad Sousedik successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Tuesday, the 30th of January 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is … Continue reading

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Kyrre Wahl Kongsgård graduated

Kyrre Wahl Kongsgård successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the University of Oslo on Wednesday, the 20th of December 2017 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of his thesis is “Data Loss … Continue reading

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BlockchainUA

BlockchainUA conference was held in Kyiv, Ukraine on September 22, 2017. 22nd of September Kyiv became an epicentre of blockchain-insights and expertise. Leading world and Ukrainian experts shared relevant information on successful applications of advanced blockchain technology in various industries and told … Continue reading

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Britta Hale graduated

Britta Hale successfully completed her PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Tuesday, the 5th of December 2017 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The title of her thesis is “Low-Latency … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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