ENISA-FORTH Summer School on Network and information Security (September 2009, Crete, Greece)


Dr. Panos Papadimitratos

Dr. Panos Papadimitratos

Dr. Panos Papadimitratos is a senior researcher at the EPFL Institute of Communication Systems, and the LCA-1 unit led by Prof. Hubaux. Prior to joining EPFL, he spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Tech. In January 2005, Dr. Papadimitratos received his PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, where he worked with Prof. Haas since 2000.

His research is concerned primarily with:

  • Security for vehicular communication systems
  • Formal verification of wireless security protocols
  • Security for mobile ad hoc networks
  • Sensor network security
  • Ad hoc (mobile, sensor, and vehicular) networking
  • Spectrum-agile systems

He has authored more than 65 technical publications on these topics. He is an Area Editor for ACM MC2R journal and he has served in several technical program committees, including ACM WiSec, ASIACCS, and MobiHoc, and IEEE INFOCOM.

Webpage: http://people.epfl.ch/panos.papadimitratos

Wireless System Security

Wireless devices are becoming pervasive and increasingly versatile, and they enable a multitude of applications closely knitted with the physical world. However, our increasing dependence on wireless systems is a double-edged sword: The nature of wireless communications and the applications of these systems create new vulnerabilities, and attacks can create new dangers for the system users.

This lecture will focus on the unique characteristics and security requirements of wireless systems, covering building blocks and fundamental aspects of wireless system security, as well as methods to reason rigorously on the correctness of wireless security protocols. Topics will include secure neighbourhood discovery, secure communication, and secure localization.