I am an assistant professor in cyber-security at Aalborg University (AAU) in Copenhagen, Denmark, part of the Electronics Department and the Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI). My research interests include (collaborative) intrusion detection, honeypots, botnet monitoring and alert data correlation.
Before joining AAU, I had been working as a senior researcher and lecturer at Technische Universität Darmstadt. More specifically, I led (area head) the Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (SPIN) area of the TK lab. I also served as the work-package leader in the EU H2020 project PROTECTIVE; a large-scale EU attempt to evolve cyber-security alert processing.
I received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2016 for my dissertation “On Collaborative Intrusion Detection”. I received my diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and MSc (IT Security) from the University of the Aegean (Greece) in 2008 and 2011 respectively. My master thesis, in the area of honeypots, was conducted in cooperation with the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Lastly, I worked as a researcher for AGT International, on the fields of cybersecurity as well as IoT security, from 2014-2015.