I am a researcher and PhD candidate in the Economics of Cybersecurity group headed by Prof. Michel van Eeten at Delft University of Technology. Together with Prof. van Eeten and my colleagues, we examine problems in the cross section of economics, Internet security, privacy and policy. My main research is on developing security reputation metrics with a more specific focus on hosting providers. In short it is about understanding the factors that drive the (in)security of the hosting market and to develop methods by which the levels of (in)security can be externally measured from data. To this aim, I draw techniques and tools from several fields including computer science, Internet measurement, data analytics and social science to examine the complex problem of criminal abuse of hosting providers and ways to mitigate and deal with the problem. I have coauthored several research papers on this topic, a summary of which you can find in my publication list below. I closely collaborate with my colleagues Dr. Maciej Korczynski and Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob on research areas related to my main line of research.
In the past I have been involved in research in game theoretical analysis and design aspects of P2P systems and have also collaborated in research on Agent-based Simulations and AI. In addition to scientific research, I have also gained several years of experience as a professional software developer in multiple small and medium sized companies.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about my research or have questions about my publications. TU-Delft BSc/MSc students looking for a graduation project in my area of research can drop by my office for a conversation or send me an e-mail.
During my work as a researcher and I have contributed to several software projects in the form of code or bug fixes. I have contributed to projects such as pyasn and organizations such as Stopbadware. Some of these projects might come in handy for other researchers, sysadmins and network operations personnel.
During my research I have also helped develop and maintain several datasets that relate to my research which usually involves large scale Internet measurements. These datasets are actively used by our group as the basis of some of our scientific publications and could be beneficial to others. We also make use of other proprietary datasets which researchers might be interested in knowing about.
Below you will find a selection of some of the software projects and datasets that I regularly use for my research. If you are interested in knowing more about them, how they could be useful to you and how to use them contact me directly and I could help you up or put you in touch the with relevant contact person(s).
TU-Delft BSc/MSc students interested in economics of information security, privacy and their policy issues can contact me for further inqueries and exploring options for their graduation work in one of these research areas . Please note that this type of research typically involves 'data analytics' and having some programming experience specially with Python is really helpful.