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Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

Aleksandar Milenkoski

Dr. rer. nat. Aleksandar Milenkoski

 

Chair of Computer Science II

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg
Informatikgebäude

Phone: 0931/31-83859

Email: aleksandar.milenkoski@uni-wuerzburg.de

Former homepage at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology




News

 

[July 2016] Paper accepted at ISSRE 2016.

[April 2016] Won DFG grant for research in IT security.

[March 2016] Paper on NFV/SDN security published (in collaboration with the CSA Virtualization WG).

[January 2016] Won SPECtacular award for Outstanding Research.

[December 2015] Held a guest lecture at the University of Stuttgart on the topic of Intrusion Detection Systems [slides].

[August 2015] Paper accepted at RAID 2015.

[July 2015] Accepted an invitation for a guest lecture at the University of Stuttgart on the topic of Secure and Dependable Software Systems.

[June 2015] Paper accepted at ACM Computing Surveys.

[June 2015] My work with the CSA Virtualization WG on NFV/SDN security has kicked off! Stay tuned for a paper release in November 2015.

[May 2015] The Dagstuhl Report from the Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 is now published.

[Apr. 2015] CSA's report on Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments published.

[Apr. 2015] Fast abstract accepted at DSN 2015.

[Sept. 2014] Our work providing technical information on hypervisor vulnerabilities is now available at exploit-db.com and PacketStormSecurity.

[August 2014] Paper accepted at ISSRE 2014.




Research Interests

  • Network and system security
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Intrusion detection
  • Evaluation of intrusion detection systems

Technology domains:

  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Virtual machine introspection
  • Intrusion detection systems for virtualized environments




 

Publications




Awards - Recognitions - Grants - Fellowships

  • Grant for research in IT security (in the area of intrusion detection), awarded by DFG, April 2016.
  • Aleksandar Milenkoski. SPECtacular Award for Outstanding Research, awarded by SPEC President, January 2016.
  • Aleksandar Milenkoski. SPECtacular Award for Outstanding Service to SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation), awarded by SPEC President, March 2014.
  • Aleksandar Milenkoski. Recognition of Service Award, awarded by SPEC President, March 2013.
  • Aleksandar Milenkoski. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, September 2011.




Projects and Invited Talks

 

Projects

FP7 RELATE
Trans-European Research Training Network on Engineering and Provisioning of Service Based Cloud Applications

Invited Talks

Intrusion Detection Systems. At University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, December 15, 2015. [html]

Evaluating Security Mechanisms in Dynamic Virtualized Environments. Dagstuhl Seminar "Model-driven Algorithms and Architectures for Self-Aware Computing Systems", Dagstuhl, Germany, January 20, 2015. [html]

Benchmarking Intrusion Detection Systems for Virtualized Environments at SPEC RG. European Workshop on Dependable Computing (EWDC), Coimbra, Portugal, May 15, 2013. [.html]

Benchmarking VMM-based Intrusion Detection Systems and Cloud Research at SPEC. INRIA Seminar "Software Engineering for Adaptive and Cloud Systems", Rennes, France, April 10, 2013. [.html]

Ensuring Dependability of Virtualized Cloud Infrastructures Through Reliable Intrusion Detection. At Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, June 21, 2012.




Teaching

  • Teaching assistanceUndergraduate obligatory course "Basics of programming", Winter Semester 2015/2016, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Software Engineering Practicum. Winter Semester 2015/2016, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Software Design and Quality Advanced PracticumWinter Semester 2015/2016, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Teaching assistanceUndergraduate obligatory course "Basics of programming", Winter Semester 2014/2015, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Software Engineering Practicum. Winter Semester 2014/2015, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Software Design and Quality Advanced PracticumWinter Semester 2014/2015, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.
  • Software Engineering PracticumSummer Semester 2013/2014, at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Würzburg.

Supervised Theses

  • Stefan Geissler. Mining Vulnerability Databases for Information on Hypervisor Vulnerabilities: Analyses and Predictions (eng.). Master's Thesis. University of Würzburg, 2016.
  • Christoph Sendner. Analysis and Demonstration of Local Attacks Against Hypervisors (eng.). Master's Thesis. University of Würzburg, 2016. [ongoing]
  • Alexander Leonhardt. Quantifizierung des Einflusses des Zeitverhaltens eines IDS auf IDS-Benchmarking-Metriken (orig., ger.), Quantification of the Impact of Transient Behaviors of Intrusion Detection Systems on Evaluation Metrics (eng.). Bachelor's Thesis. University of Würzburg, 2015.




Professional Training




Selected Organization and Review Activities

 

Organization Activities

Review Activities

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Special Issue "Security and Dependability of Cloud Systems and Services"
  • IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering ISSRE 2015
  • ACM SIGMETRICS 2012
  • IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine
  • International Conference on Autonomic Computing ICAC 2013
  • International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques SIMUTools 2012/2013
  • ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering ICPE 2012/2013/2015
  • European Workshop on Performance Engineering EPEW 2013/2015
  • Workshop on Formal Engineering approaches to Software Components and Architectures FESCA 2011
  • Software and Systems Modeling, Springer
  • Winter Simulation Conference 2012




Professional Functions & Memberships

 

Professional Functions

Memberships




Resume/Curriculum Vitae

since Sep. 2014Doctoral Researcher at University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Sep. 2011 - Sep. 2014Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Descartes Research Group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sep. 2009 - Apr. 2011Master Studies at University American College Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia (GPA: 3.92/4)
Sep. 2005 - Jun. 2009Undergraduate Studies of Computer Science at Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Skopje, Macedonia (with honors, average grade: 9.62/10)

Visiting Researcher 

March 2013 - May 2013University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Last update: April 11, 2016