Raffaele Sommese

(Ph.D. candidate, 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

(Associate Professor, 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

(Associate Professor, 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.

DR. KC Claffy

(Director, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA))

KC Claffy is director of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), which she founded at the UC San Diego Supercomputer Center in 1996. CAIDA provides Internet measurement tools, data, analyses and research to promote a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure. As a research scientist at SDSC and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at UCSD, her research interests include Internet (workload, performance, topology, routing, and economics) data collection, analysis, visualization, and enabling others to make use of CAIDA data and results. She has been at SDSC since 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego. A full CV is available at https://www.caida. org/home/staff/kc/kclaffy.xml

DR. Alberto Dainotti

(Research Scientist, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA))

Alberto Dainotti is a research scientist at the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), SDSC, UC San Diego, USA. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Com- puter Engineering and Systems at the Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy. His main research interests are in the field of Inter- net measurement and network security, with a focus on the analysis of large-scale Internet events. In 2012 (main recipient) and 2017 (co-author) he was awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize. A full CV is available at