Raffaele Sommese

(Ph.D. student, DACS group, University of Twente)

Raffaele Sommese is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Twente. He received his M.Sc. (cum laude) in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2018, with a thesis titled “Boosting the performance of NFV services with SmartNIC” and his B.Sc. (cum laude) in Computer Engineering from University of Naples Federico II, with a thesis titled “An SDN-based setup for active measurements in mobile networks”. His research interests focus on DNS DDoS Security, programmable high-speed dataplanes, SmartNIC technologies, and network measurements. The goal of his Ph.D. research is to analyze and characterize the DNS vulnerabilities and misconfiguration in order to improve the protection and the prevention against DNS DDoS attack.

DR. Anna Sperotto

(Assistant Professor, DACS group, University of Twente)

Dr. Sperotto is assistant professor in the area of Network Security at the DACS Group. She received a Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2010, with a thesis titled “Flow-based Intrusion Detection”. She holds an M.Sc. degree (cum laude) and B.Sc. degree (cum laude) from the Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy. Her research interests focus on Network Security, with a measurement approach. She is involved with the IRTF Network Management Research Group (NMRG). Papers she has co-authored have been awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2017. She was a visiting researcher at the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), University of California, San Diego, USA.

DR. IR. Roland Van Rijswijk-Deij

(University of Twente and NLNetLabs)

Dr. ir. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij is a researcher at the DACS Group. He recently received a Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Twente, with a thesis titled “Improving DNS Security”. He received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente in 2001. His research interests include network security and network measurements, with a particular interest in DNS and DNSSEC. His research has been awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize in 2015 and 2017 and the ACM SIGCOMM IMC Community Contribution Award in 2015. Roland regularly presents at Internet forums such as RIPE, ICANN, NANOG, TNC and others. Roland is one of the driving forces behind the development of the OpenINTEL platform, which will provide the data used in the proposed research.