My research focuses on secure management of
large scale socio-technical systems. With a particular
interest on understanding and managing confidentiality,
integrity, trust, privacy, and other security properties and on
studying the computational foundation of self-organizing,
self-healing and self-configuring systems, both in the context
of socio-technical systems. I believe that, in general, the
really interesting research challenges can only be solved by truly
multidisciplinary research that combines expertise from
researchers with a variety of academic backgrounds.
Several application domains are central in my research: the energy
domain, distributed networks such as cloud computing and sensor
networks, and green ICT. The societal impact of trust and privacy
and security is studied in a wide context, ranging from agent
based systems to cloud and grid computing.
Most of my research is funded by
external projects (NWO/STW/EU-FP7) in collaboration with
other academic and industrial partners.
I am involved in the following projects:
The DST-NWO joint research project on "Smart Grids" ADREM: Adaptive clustering for Decentralized Resilient Energy Management, Delft University of technology, CWI,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2015-2019.
The NWO URSES project Stascade: Stable and scalable decentralized power balancing systems using adaptive clustering, Delft University of Technology and CWI, 2014-2018.
The EU FP7 STREP project CIVIS: Cities as drivers of social change, Delft University of Technology and others, 2013-2016.
The EU ISEC funded project CIPHER: Integrated Cyber-security framework for Privately Held information systems and European Roadmap,
Delft University of Technology and others, 2013-2015.
The DIRECT flagship project SHINE: Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment, Delft University of Technology, 2012-2016.
The NWO SES project RobuSmart: Increasing the Robustness of Smart
Grids through distributed energy generation: a complex network approach, Delft University of Technology, 2011-2015.
The AgentScape: Distributed Agent Middleware project, Delft University of Technology and
D-CIS Lab, 2001 (ongoing).
The EIT ICT Labs project European Virtual Smart Grid Lab, Delft University of Technology and others, 2010-2014.
The EIT ICT Labs project Future Scenarios and Smart Energy Systems Experience Labs, Delft University of Technology and others, 2010-2014.
Older (finished) projects
The NL Net project Design and management of networked Autonomous Systems, Delft University of Technology, 2008-2013.
The FES project
Sensor Technology Applied in Reconfigurable Systems (STARS), Delft University of Technology and others, 2011-2012.
The Agentschap NL project Slim Verbinden, Delft University of Technology and others, 2011-2012.
The NGI project Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids:
Sharing the Cost of Reliability, Delft University of Technology, 2010 - 2012.
The NWO project
Agent-based Criminal Court Electronic Support Systems (ACCESS), VU University Amsterdam, together with the VU
Computer Law Institute, 2006 - 2009.
The NWO project
Security Analysis for Multi-Applet Smart Cards (SAMASC), Radboud University Nijmegen and
Eindhoven University of Technology, 2002 - 2006.