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
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
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:
G. Kesidis (PSU PI), in collaboration with G. de Veciana of U.T. Austin.
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
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
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)
IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (associated editor until 2007-2012)
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (associate editor until 2007-2010)
Graduated Ph.D. students:
* 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)
* Chu-Fang (Bamboo) Lin
Aditya Kurve (Pindrop Security)
Fatih Kocak (Maxim Integrated)
Current Ph.D. students:
Arnab Das (APL)
* woman Ph.D. graduate in CE, CS or EE