Goitom Kahsay Weldehawaryat graduated

Goitom Kahsay Weldehawaryat successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Thursday, the 6th of April 2017 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The title of his thesis is “Resilience of Infrastructure Networks: Byzantine Consensus, Interdependencies, and Optimisation in Sparse Networks” and the given topic for his trial lecture was “Software Defined Networking and complex networks”.

The thesis investigates topics regarding the fact that our growing dependence on critical infrastructure systems demands highly available systems that provide an efficient, reliable, and secure service, even in the presence of malicious attacks.

The following committee has been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense:

  • First external opponent: Researcher Dr. Gilles Tredan, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, France.
  • Second external opponent: Associate Professor Rebecca Montanari, Department of Informatics, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Internal opponent: Professor Sokratis Katsikas, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik.
  • Administrator for the assessment committee: Associate Professor Sokratis Katsikas, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik.
  • Dean Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik, led disputation.

Goitom Kahsay Weldehawaryat carried out his PhD work at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik. His supervisor was Professor Stephen Wolthusen, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik and co-supervisor was Professor Slobodan Petrovic, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik.

Congratulations!

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