about me.

I am researcher at the Digital Systems division at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. I received a Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering at the Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. My research focuses on cybersecurity and resilience for cyber-physical systems, especially in transport (e.g., automotive systems).

Cybersecurity in this area is particularly interesting as one needs to consider the entire system consisting of the vehicle itself (in-vehicle functions), cooperative driving functionality, cloud-based services, and infrastructure services like the charging infrastructure. So far, I have been working on contributing to questions such as:

  • How to express security demands and requirements when designing and developing automotive systems?
  • Can specific security requirements be generalised to cover basic security needs?
  • What are suitable security and resilience techniques for automotive systems?
  • How can these techniques be organised to aid practitioners in selecting them?
  • How to identify and detail suitable reaction techniques to anomalies and intrusions?

Moreover, in pursuit of answering these research questions, I have been working on specific mechanisms, such as

  • improving a freshness mechanism for authenticated messages,
  • trust-based solutions in VANETs, and
  • designing of a framework for anomaly detection utilising peer-assessments of vehicles.

I pursued my Master Degree at the Salzburg University of Technology, Austria and the Halmstad University, Sweden. During my study in Halmstad I participated together with five other students in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2016. Here are also some videos about the competition and our team.