Prof. George Kesidis

CSE and EE Depts

338J IST Building, CSE Dept (office), 115 EE West (lab)

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 16802, USA

         

Email: gik2 at psu dot edu

                  Phone: 814-865-9190

        

         Degrees:

         Ph.D. (1992) and M.S. (1990) in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), U.C. Berkeley

         B.A.Sc. (1988) in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

 

Teaching Slideware

           

 

Active Research Projects:

 

Cisco Systems URP: Low-latency detection of networks with fast-flux both in IP address proxies

and in domain names.  G. Kesidis (PI) and D.J. Miller (co-PI).

 

NSF SaTC TWC: Towards Securing Coupled Financial and Power Systems in the Next Generation Smart Grid.

G. Kesidis (PSU PI) and D.J. Miller (PSU co-PI); K. Levitt, J. Rowe, D. Raphson, J. Bushnell, A. Scaglioni  (UC Davis PI and co-PIs).

 

NSF EAGER:  GENI Experiments to Explore Adoption of New Security Services.

G. Kesidis (PSU PI), K. Levitt, J. Rowe and S.F. Wu (U.C. Davis PI and co-PIs).

 

NSF NeTS: Collaborative Research: Inter-provider dynamics in neutral and non-neutral networks.

G. Kesidis (PSU PI), in collaboration with S. Sarkar of U. Penn.

 

Cisco System Ltd URP: Unsupervised flow-level clustering in network routers for anomaly detection

D.J. Miller (PI) and G. Kesidis (co-PI)

 

         

Completed Research Projects:

 

NSF NeTS: Collaborative Research: Supporting unstructured peer-to-peer social networking

G. Kesidis (PSU PI), in collaboration with G. de  Veciana of U.T. Austin.

 

NSF NetSE: Unsupervised flow-based clustering

G. Kesidis (PI), D.J. Miller (co-PI)

 

Cisco Ltd URP: Per-flow state management in Internet routers: mass purging and heavy-hitter detection

G. Kesidis (PI), C. Das (co-PI)

 

NSF Cyber Trust and Cyber Infrastructure: Router Models and Downscaling Tools for Scalable Security Experiments

G. Kesidis (PSU PI), in collaboration with S. Fahmy of Purdue and N. Shroff of Ohio State.

 

NSF Cyber Trust: Protecting TCP Congestion Control: Tools for Design, Analysis and Emulation

G. Kesidis (PI), C. Das (co-PI), in collaboration with S. Fahmy and N. Shroff of Purdue

 

NSF NeTS-WN: Management of Secondary Markets in Deregulated Wireless Networks

G. Kesidis (PSU PI), in collaboration with D. Starobinski and M. Alanyali of Boston U. and S. Sarkar of U. Penn.

 

DHS/NSF Cyber Trust: Collaborative Research: Testing and benchmarking methodologies for

future network security mechanisms (EMIST)

            Joint grant with DHS/NSF DETER project

            URLs:  http://emist.ist.psu.edu and  http://www.isi.edu/deter

            PSU and overall PI: G. Kesidis, PSU co-PIs: P. Liu, P. McDaniel, D.J. Miller

 

Cisco Ltd URP Simulation of Secure Internet Routing Protocols

G. Kesidis (PI), D.J. Miller (co-PI)

 

            NSF ITR: Robust ad hoc active vision networks and applications

            PI: O. Camps, co-PIs: M. Sznaier, G. Kesidis

         

NSF ITR Routing of dynamic service-level agreements between inter-domain bandwidth brokers

            PI: R. Acharya, co-PIs: N. Gautam, G. Kesidis

 

            Cisco Ltd URP Diagnostics and real-time traceback of DDoS attacks in the Internet

            PI: G. Kesidis

 

 

Publications

 

 

Recent Service Activity:

 

IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 – Data Management and Grid Analytics Symposium TPC co-chair (Nov. 2014)

 

Intermittent Expert for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program (March 2012 – Jan. 2014)

 

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) technology readiness evaluator (2012 – 2013)

 

SecureComm, London, Sept. 2011 (TPC co-chair)

 

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  (associated editor until 2007-2012)

 

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (associate editor until 2007-2010)

 

ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Large-Scale Attack/Defense (LSAD), August 27, 2007, Kyoto, Japan (TPC co-chair)

 

IEEE INFOCOM, May 6-12, 2007, Anchorage (TPC co-chair)

 

Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models in Wireless Networks, April 16, 2007, Cyprus (TPC co-chair)

 

IEEE JSAC Oct. 2006 Special Issue on Price-Based Access Control and Economics of Networking (co-editor)

 

Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec), Boston, Nov. 6, 2005

 

           Workshop on Economics of Communication Networks, Montreal, July 2004

 

 

 

Graduated Ph.D. students:

Anthony Hung

* Dalia Fayek (Univ. Guelph, Canada)

Athichart (Ink) Tangpong (Cisco Systems)

Pushkar Patankar  (NetApp)

Jisheng Wang (Niara)

Ihab (Ethan) Hamadeh (Cisco Systems)

Yanxin Zhang (Palo Alto Networks)

* Azin Neishaboori  (CMU, Qatar)

Glenn Carl (Lincoln Labs MIT)

Paul B. Jeon (Samsung, Korea)

Rajesh N. Rao (Airvana, Bangalore, India)

* Xidong Deng (Center for Disease Control, Atlanta)

SungwonYi (ETRI, Korea)

* Youngmi Jin (KDDI, Tokyo)

Soranun (TJ) Jiwasurat (National Research Lab, Thailand)

Yaman Aksu

* Chu-Fang (Bamboo) Lin

Aditya Kurve (Pindrop Security)

Fatih Kocak (Maxim Integrated)

 

 

Current Ph.D. students:

Arnab Das (APL)

Jayaram Raghuram

Jianping He

*Neda Nasiriani

Doug Mercer

 

* woman Ph.D. graduate in CE, CS or EE