M. Sc. Alexandra Dmitrienko
- Former Research Assistant - Research Group System Security
D - 44801 Bochum
Dept. of Electr. Eng. and Information Sciences
- 1992: Abitur at the secondary school No.158, St.Petersburg, Russia.
- 2001 - 2007: Studies at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia. Diploma ("Master") in Engineering and Technology, with a specialization in Information Security.
- 10.2006 – 07.2007: Affiliated at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering).
- Since 2008: Researche assistant and Ph.D. student at Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
My Master Thesis was focused on security issues of wireless networks and applying ZigBee-based wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for burglar and fire alarm systems.
At the beginning of my PhD study I was involved in the European project Open Trusted Computing (OpenTC), where I was working on the development of Trusted Virtual Domain concept to be deployed for platform independent security policy enforcement in Virtual Data Centers.
Starting from April 2009 I am being sponsored by Erasmus Munds External Co-operation Window Programme of the European Union. My current research interests are focused on incorporating trusted computing technology and new cryptographic primitives such as Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) into Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in order to increase their trustworthiness.
Beside WSNs, I am interested in On-board Credentials concept which leverages general purpose secure hardware extensions like Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and M-shield to protect credentials employed in cryptographic protocols. Particularly secure provisioning, secure storage and secure usage are important aspects that require suitable mechanisms to be provided. To summarize, my research interests include the following topics:
- Secure Operating Systems
- Virtualization Technologies
- Trusted Computing
- Trusted Virtual Domains
- Security of Wireless Sensor Networks
- Physically Unclonable Funcitons (PUFs): Application in WSNs
- On-board Credentials: Secure provisioning, secure storage and secure usage