dr. Anna Sperotto

dr. Anna Sperotto

Associate Professor of Proactive Network Security

University of Twente

Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at the University of Twente.

My research interests lays in the field of Internet Security and Internet measurements. On Octber 14, 2010, I defended my thesis “Flow-based Intrusion Detection”, at the University of Twente.

Interests

  • Network Security
  • Network measurements
  • Attack & Defense mechanisms

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2010

    University of Twente

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2006

    Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2004

    Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy

Projects

Service

I am regularly active in the network measurement and network management communities. In 2019, I have been General Co-Chair of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2019), and in 2020 I was TPC Co-Chair of the Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM 2020) (which was held as a virtual conference due to the Covid-19 outbreak).

I also served as:

  • Steering Committee of TMA
  • Steering Committee of AIMS
  • TMA PhD School Co-Chair, Maynooth, Ireland, June 2017
  • Workshop Chair at the 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2015), Nov 9-13, 2015, Barcelona, Spain
  • Co-chair for the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2014), June 30 – July 3, 2014, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Co-chair for the Ph.D Workshop of the 7th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2013), June 25-28, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
  • Publicity Chair and Technical Programme Committee of the 5th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI 2013), May 27, 2013, Gent, Belgium
  • Technical Programme Committee of the Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM 2017, PAM 2019)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the Traffic Analysis and Monitoring Conference (TMA 2017)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC 2018, AINTEC 2019)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the International Teletraffic Conference (ITC 29)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2015, CNSM 2016, CNSM 2017, CNSM 2018, CNSM 2019)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2014, NOMS 2016, NOMS 2018, NOMS 2020)
  • Technical Programme Committee for the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013, IM 2015, IM 2017, IM 2019)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS 2012, APNOMS 2013, APNOMS 2014)
  • Technical Programme Committee of the 6th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2012, AIMS 2015, AIMS 2016, AIMS 2017)
  • Technical Programme Committee for the Ph.D Workshop of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2011), June 13-17, 2011, Nancy, France.
  • Technical Programme Committee of the 3rd Workshop on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies, September 27, 2011, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Local organization of 5th International Week on Management of Network and Services, (MANWEEK ’09) TelecomItalia Future Centre, Venice, Italy, October 26-30, 2009.
  • Local organization of 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS ’09), University of Twente, The Netherlands, June 30 – July 2, 2009.

I also act(ed) as:

  • Area Editor for the ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) (current)
  • Associate Editor for the International Journal of Network Management (IJNM) (current)
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Network & Systems Management (JNSM) (current)
  • Guest Editor for the Special Issue of the International Journal on Network Management (IJNM): Measure, Detect and Mitigate - Challenges and Trends in Network Security, September 2015
  • Guest Editor for the Special Issue of the International Journal on Network Management (IJNM): Flow-based Ap- proaches in Network Management: Recent Advances and Future Trends, July 2014

I am regularly a reviewer for:

  • Elsevier Computer Networks
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • Journal of Network and Systems Management
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications

Students

Ph.D. Candidates

Current

I am supervising of the following Ph.D. candidates in our group:

  • Ramin Yazdani
  • Raffaele Sommese
  • Olivier van der Toorn

Graduated

  • Mattijs Jonker, DDoS mitigation (Defended October 2019)
  • Jessica Steinberger (in collaboration with the University of Applied Science Darmstadt) Collaborative aspects of DDoS protection (Defended September 2018)
  • Roland van Rijswijk-Deij DNSSEC Security (Defended June 2017)
  • Rick Hofstede Real-time and Resilient Intrusion Detection: a Flow-based Approach (Defended June 2016)
  • Ricardo de Oliveira Schmidt Estimating Required Bandwidth using Flow-based measurements (Defended Nov 2014)

MSc and BSc Students

  • Etienne Kahn (MSc)
  • Olaf Haalstra (MSc)
  • Joost Prins (MSc)
  • Giovanni Ferronato (MSc)
  • Calvin Hendriks (MSc)
  • Raoul Tolud (MSc) - Analysis of malicious domains using active DNS data provided by blacklists, 2020
  • Stan Peters (BSc) - Distribution of advertisements on YouTube among several content categories, 2020
  • Iwan Lukman (MSc) - Complete Characterization of Publicly Available Domain Blacklists, 2020
  • Matthijs Vos (BSc) - Characterizing infrastructure of DDoS attacks based on DDoSDB fingerprints, 2019
  • Metin Açikalin (MSc) - Profiling Recursive Resolvers at Authoritative Name Servers, 2019
  • Ramin Yazdani (MSc) - Detection of Malicious IDN Homoglyph Domains Using Active DNS Measurements, 2019
  • Sem Spenkelink (MSc) - Consumer-deployable network intrusion detection in public clouds, 2018
  • Iwan Timmer (MSc) - Anomaly Detection of malicious TLS traffic, 2018
  • Wietze Beukema (MSc) - Enhancing Network Intrusion Detection through Host Clustering, 2016
  • Kaspar Hageman (MSc) – The Performance of ECC Algorithms in DNSSEC: A Model-based Approach, 2015
  • Justyna Chromik (MSc) - Booters (black)list, 2015
  • Erwin Middelesch (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute) Anonymous and hidden communication channels, 2015
  • Terence Slot (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute), APT malware by comparing external and internal network traffic, 2015
  • Wouter de Vries (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute) How asymmetric is the Internet? – A study to support DDoS Mitigation Approaches, 2014
  • Daniel van der Steeg (MSc), Flow-based DDoS attack detection in Cisco IOS, 2014
  • Mattijs Jonker (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute) Flow-based SSH Dictionary Attack Detection: the Effects of Aggregation, 2014
  • Mark Wierbosch (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute), It is raining packets, 2014
  • Luuk Hendriks (Msc), SSH Compromise Detection using NetFlow and IPFIX, 2014
  • Jarmo van Lenthe (MSc Kerckhoffs Institute), Combining Multiple Malware Detection Approaches for Achieving
  • Higher Accuracy, 2014
  • Gijs van den Broek (Msc),Real-World Analyses of Internet Protocols, 2012
  • Ivo Beckers (BSc) The Distribution of Data Traffic using Flow Data, 2012
  • Rick Hofstede (MSc), IPFIX Export for the Ethernet-Layer, 2011
  • Rick Hofstede (BSc), Investigation of information sources for network monitoring, 2009
  • Gert Vliek (MSc), Detecting spam machines, a Netflow-data based approach, 2009
  • Stephan Roolvink (MSc), Detecting DDoS attacks involving DNS servers, a Netflow-data based approach, 2008
  • Daan van der Sanden (MSc), Detecting UDP attacks in high speed networks using packet symmetry with only flow data, 2008
  • Joris Kinable (BSc), Detection of network scan attacks using flow data, 2008

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