Hristo Koshutanski
Hristo Koshutanski  
   
Research Doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies (2005)

MSc in Mathematics specialisation Computer Science (2001)
ATOS Research & Innovation Safe Society Labs, S.L.
Intro Research Projects Publications CV (on demand)
 
Research
 
  Research Activities
 
  Research Interests
 
  Reviewer Activities
 
Research Activities
I have developed technical skills and competences in information and system security at different levels of activities:
  • Research activities with publications in international conferences and journals;
  • Research and management of technological development activities as participation to several EU co-funded projects;
  • Evaluation of research results for international conferences and journals;
  • Scientific evaluation of project proposals in Horizon 2020 of the EU.
My research activities have been driven by involvement in EU co-funded collaborative RTD projects. Please refer to section Projects for a summary of my activities and results per project (chronologically ordered) with references to publications co-authored.

I have experience in managing partner-specific work in collaborative projects. I have been involved in technical coordination of local lab activities - Proteus research lab at the University of Malaga - regarding participation and delivery of technical work for several EU projects: FP7-CUMULUS, FP7-ASSERT4SOA, FP7-OKKAM.

I have gained experience in delivering results under strict deadlines and strong inter-dependencies to other activities. I learned to adapt and meet deadlines in changing conditions when taking over work assigned to a partner, or when partners delay (or do not provide) contributions, or when reschedule task leadership or efforts, or when dealing with different (conflicting) perspectives.

Research and Practical Application Interests

  • Models of authorization, access control and trust management;
  • Security architectures and enforcement mechanisms (with a recent focus on honeypot-based cyber-security architectures and IoT security);
  • Security assurance and certification;
  • Identity management and privacy.
      Domains of interest: service-oriented and cloud computing systems, federated systems, Internet of things and cyber-physical systems.

      I have specific technical expertise in:
  • X.509 certificate standard both identity and attribute certificates for authentication and access control;
  • Public-key infrastructure and privilege management infrastructure (PKI/PMI) for user identity and (entity) attribute management in decentralised environments;
  • Federated Identity Management. Technical realisation of Single Sign-On (SSO) concept. Use of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for federated identity information exchange, and X.509 certificates for user authentication.
Reviewer Activities

   Project proposals evaluation for the European Commission's H2020 framework:
  • Digital Security Focus Area (H2020-DS), Work Programme Year: 2016-2017;
  • FET-OPEN - Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies, Work Programme Year: 2014-2015;
  • Ethics screening of project proposals for various calls of H2020 related to Big Data research (2015,2016,2017), high performance computing (2014), and European research infrastructures (2014-2015).

   Journal reviewer:
  • Computers & Security, Elsevier (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012).
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016).
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier (2016).
  • Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer (2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2008).
  • Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley & Sons (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009).
  • World Wide Web Journal, Springer (2014).
  • African Journal of Business Management, AcademicJournals (2013).
  • Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, Springer (2013).
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier (2011).
  • Future Internet, MDPI AG (2011).
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2010).
  • Journal Of Systems and Software, Elsevier (2010).
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Springer (2010).
  • Computer Communications, Elsevier (2008).

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   External reviewer:
  • European Symposium on Research in Computer Security: ESORICS 2016, ESORICS 2015.
  • International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research: (ICTRC-2015).
  • 8th International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Security and Trust (FAST-2011).
  • International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems: ESSoS-2010, ESSoS-2009.
  • 5th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT-2010).