Prof. Wojciech Mazurczyk

is a WUT Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, Division of Software Engineering and Computer Architecture, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland where he is a head of the Computer Systems Security Group (CSSG). Till September 2019 he was an Associate Professor at the Cybersecurity Division, Institute of Telecommunications (IT) at WUT where he co-founded Cybersecurity Division and was a head of the Bio-inspired Security Research Group (BSRG). From 2019 member of the Committee for Development of Research Excellence at Warsaw University of Technology for the scientific discipline: Computer Science and Telecommunications. Senior researcher at the Parallelism and VLSI Group at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at FernUniversitaet, Germany.

Holds B.Sc. (2003), M.Sc. (2004), Ph.D. (2009, with honours) and D.Sc. (habilitation, 2014) all in Telecommunications from WUT. Author or co-author of 2 books, over 150 papers, 2 patent applications and over 35 invited talks. Involved in many international and domestic research projects as a principal investigator or as a senior researcher. A guest editor of many special issues devoted to network security (among others: IEEE TDSC, IEEE S&P, IEEE Commag). Serving as Technical Program Committee Member of (among others): RAID, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE LCN, IEEE CNS, ACSAC, ARES and ACM IH&MMSec. From 2016 Editor-in-Chief of an open access Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility. From 2018 Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. From 2018 to 2020 a Mobile Communications and Networks Series Editor, and from 2013 Technical Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine.

From 2016 an Accredited Cybercrime Expert, Trainer, and a member of the Academic Advisory Network for Europol EC3 (European Cybercrime Center). A founder and a coordinator of the Criminal Use of Information Hiding (CUIng) Initiative launched in cooperation with Europol EC3. A founding member of EURASIP "Biometrics, Data Forensics and Security" (B.For.Sec) Special Area Team. IEEE Senior Member (2013-) and EURASIP member (2015-). Certified PRINCE2 Foundation / PRINCE2 Practitioner project manager.

For over 15 years has been serving as the independent consultant in the fields of network security and telecommunications. Between 2003 and 2007 he was also a deployments specialist for the telecom company Suntech.

His research was covered by worldwide media numerous times including in "IEEE Spectrum", "New Scientist", "MIT Technology Review", "The Economist", "Der Spiegel", etc. (a full list of press releases is available here). For more information follow me on Twitter and ResearchGate.

In 2020, I have been indicated as one of the Top 2% of Scientists of their main subfield discipline in the Stanford List of Top Scientists in 2019.

News
  • [2021.02.22] I am delighted to annouce the publication of my Communication of the ACM paper entitled "Cyber Reconnaissance Techniques"
  • [2021.01.14] I am delighted to soon start a new international project DISSIMILAR: Detection of fake newS on SocIal MedIa pLAtfoRms (2021-2024) - funded by National Centre for Research and Development under the EIG CONCERT-Japan Programme
  • [2020.12.18] I have given a keynote entiled "Trends in Stegomalware: Techniques and Countermeasures" at the 3rd International Conference on Frontiers in Cyber Security (FCS 2020), Tianjin, P.R. China
  • [2020.11.10] I have been included in the Stanford List of Top Scientists (prepared by a team of scientists led by Dr John PA Ioannidis) - see: https://lnkd.in/diRaigr
  • [2020.07.03] The paper I co-author entitled "Cyber Reconnaissance Techniques" has been accepted for publication in Communications of the ACM magazine!
  • [2020.06.28] Four of the papers I co-author have been accepted for ARES 2020 workshops!
  • [2019.12.20] I have been appointed as a WUT Professor.
  • [2019.10.07] I have became a certified project manager in PRINCE2 methodology as I passed PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams.
  • [2019.10.01] I have moved to Institute of Computer Science to the Division of Software Engineering and Computer Architecture. My new office is 313.
  • [2019.06.01] I have started my research visit at IMATI, CNR, Genova, Italy under the The Bekker Programme thanks to NAWA (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange).
I am looking for self-motivated PhD students interested in cybersecurity. If you are one please send me an email (see Contact section).

Publication entries:
- Scholar Google Profile
- DBLP Computer Science Bibliography Server
- WUT Base of Knowledge Profile


Research interests

  • Information hiding in communication networks: network steganography, traffic morphing and flow watermarking
  • Bio-inspired offensive/defensive techniques for cybersecurity
  • Moving Target Defense (MTD) and Cyber Deception (CD) techniques
  • Malware analysis and countermeasures
  • Network traffic measurements for cybersecurity
  • Network and computer forensics
  • Network traffic anomalies detection

Projects Involvement


Current projects

  • DISSIMILAR: Detection of fake newS on SocIal MedIa pLAtfoRms (2021-2024) - funded by National Centre for Research and Development under the EIG CONCERT-Japan Programme framework (role: Principal Investigator at WUT) [NEW]
  • H2020 - Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced RecoGnition of malware and stegomalware (SIMARGL) (2019-2022) - funded by EU (role: Senior Researcher)
  • CoCoDe: Covert Communication Detection - R&D project funded by US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2017-2020) - Contract No. FA9550-17-1-0254 (role: co-PI at WUT)
  • Detection and countermeasures against information hiding-based malware (DeCoIMa) (2017-2019) - project funded by German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (role: Senior Researcher)
  • Network Information Hiding Patterns
  • Bio-Inspired Cybersecurity Project - cybersecurity.bio

Past projects

  • H2020 - IoRL (Internet of Radio Light) (2017-2020) - funded by EU (role: Principal Investigator at WUT)
  • 5G@PL: Deployment of 5G network in Polish market (2018-2020) - funded by National Centre for Research and Development under the Gospostrateg Programme framework, Contract no. 1/383021/19/NCBR/2018 (role: Senior Researcher)
  • International Virtual Lab on Information Security (IVLIS) (2017-2019) - project funded by FernUniversitaet within Foerderprogamm Innovative Lehre (FILeh) (role: Senior researcher)
  • E2S2E: Energy Efficient and Secure Smart Environment (2016-2018) - project funded by German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), No. 01DS16014 (role: PI at WUT)
  • H2020 - microMole: Sewage Monitoring System for Tracking Synthetic Drug Laboratories (2015-2018) - H2020 project funded by EU (role: Senior researcher)
  • MobiTraff: Cooperative Way to Mobility and Traffic Efficiency (01.2013-06.2015) - funded by National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) and Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg) - POLLUX programme (role: Senior researcher)
  • New Network Anomaly Detection Method (12.2011-12.2014) - funded by National Science Centre (role: PI)
  • Steganographic Methods for IP Networks (01.2012-01.2014) - funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (role: PI)
  • Methods for Information Hiding in Network Traffic: Analysis and Detection (2012) - funded by Warsaw University of Technology (role: PI)
  • Methods for Network Steganography Detection in IP Networks (12.2010-12.2011) - funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (role: PI)
  • New Methods for Information Hiding in Telecommunnication Networks (2011) - funded by Warsaw University of Technology (role: PI)
  • Methods and Evaluation Environment of Network Steganography (2009-2011) - funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (role: Researcher)
  • FP7 – Prosense: Promote, Mobilize, Reinforce and Integrate Wireless Sensor Networking Research and Researchers: Towards Pervasive Networking of WBC and the EU (2008-2010) – funded by EU (role: Researcher)
  • Detecting Frauds in 2G/3G Networks (2008-2009) - funded by Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa - PTC
  • FP7 - QoEWeb: Quality of Experience and User Behaviour Modelling for Web Traffic - EuroNF, Network of Excellence (2008-2009) - funded by EU
  • Steganography in IP Telephony - Supervisor (research) grant No. 3968/B/T02/2008/34 funded by Polish Goverment (2008-2009)
  • TrustMAS: Trusted Communication Platform for Multi-Agent Systems - R&D project funded by US Army and US Air Force (2007-2008) - Contract No. N62558-07-P-0042
  • FP6 - SecMon: Design and Evaluation of End-to-End Quality and Security - EuroFGI - Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet, Network of Excellence (2007-2008) - funded by EU
  • Wireless Security - including IEEE 802.16 (2006), and Sensor networks (2008-2010) - grants funded by Polish Government

Professional Activities


Conference involvement:

2021

Technical Program Committee Member of the:

2020

Track Chair of the:
  • 6th International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking (MSPN 2020), Track: "Security of new Generation Networks and Systems Track", Paris, France, July 1-2 2020
Steering Committee Member of the: Co-chair of the: Technical Program Committee Member of the:

2019

Co-general Chair of the:
  • 13th WISTP International Conference Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP'2019), Paris, France, December 2019
Steering Committee Member of the: Co-chair of the: Technical Program Committee Member of the:

2018

Co-chair of the: Technical Program Committee Member of the:

Conference involvement:

2017

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Current Editorial & Scientific Activities:

Past Editorial & Scientific Activities:

Memberships in organizations:


A guest editor for the special issues of:

    (in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List)     Other journals

Reviewer for the following journals and conferences:


JCR journals: Other journals:

Book reviews


Reviewer of the following PhD & DSc theses


  • J. Furtak - Metody podnoszenia poziomu bezpieczeństwa bezprzewodowych sieci sensorowych, DSc thesis, Military University of Technology (Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna), Warsaw, Poland (2020)
  • M. Pawlicki - Zastosowanie metod uczenia maszynowego do wykrywania ataków sieciowych, PhD thesis, UTP University of Science and Technology (Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy), Bydgoszcz, Poland (2020)
  • B. Abd-El-Atty - Quantum Cryptography Protocols based on Quantum Walks, PhD thesis, Menoufia University, Egypt (2020)
  • K. Sawicki - Sposób skrytego zarzadzania heterogenicznymi sieciami teleinformatycznymi oraz metoda przeciwdziałania skrytym transmisjom, PhD thesis, Military University of Technology (Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna), Warsaw, Poland (2019)
  • R. Kozik - Techniki analizy i klasyfikacji danych dla celow zwiekszania bezpieczeństwa aplikacji i sieci teleinformatycznych, DSc thesis, West Pomeranian University of Technology (Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Techniczny), Szczecin, Poland (2019)
  • M. Leslous - Highlighting and Executing Suspicious Paths in Android Malware, PhD thesis, University Rennes, France (2018)
  • K. Mazur - Multilevel Modeling of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in the Internet of Things Newtorks / Wieloaspektowe modelowanie rozproszonych atakow odmowy usługi dla architektury Internetu Rzeczy, PhD thesis, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (Polsko-Japonska Akademia Technik Komputerowych), Warsaw, Poland (2018)
  • P. Bereziński - Entropy-based network anomaly detection / Detekcja anomalii w ruchu sieciowym z wykorzystaniem miar entropijnych, PhD thesis, AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo Hutnicza), Cracow, Poland (2015)

Awards


Awards and scholarships

  • Researcher Travel Scholarship in the Bekker Programme (06-09.2018), Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej, NAWA), November 2018, Poland
  • First degree Individual Rector's Award for Scientific Achievements 2016/2017 (10.2018), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • First degree Rector's Award for Scientific Achievements for the Research Team in 2014/2015 (10.2016), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Team: W. Mazurczyk, K. Szczypiorski, A. Janicki, E. Rzeszutko)
  • Internship of the Foundation for Polish Science SKILLS Programme (07-08.2015), Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), June 2015, Poland [acceptance rate: 14/142]
  • First degree Rector's Award for Scientific Achievements for the Research Team in 2012/2013 (10.2014), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Team: W. Mazurczyk, K. Szczypiorski)
  • Researcher Travel Scholarship (06-07.2014), Center for Advanced Studies Warsaw University of Technology, December 2013, Poland
  • Polish Minister Of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for Outstanding Young Researchers (2013-2015), November 2012, Warsaw, Poland
  • Polish Prime Minister's Award for PhD Thesis, November 2010, Warsaw, Poland
  • First degree Rector's Award for Scientific Achievements for the Research Team in 2009/2010 (10.2011), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Team: W. Mazurczyk, K. Szczypiorski)
  • First degree Rector's Award for Scientific Achievements for the Research Team in 2007/2008 (10.2009), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Team: W. Mazurczyk, K. Szczypiorski)
  • Young Researcher Scholarship (2011-2012), Center for Advanced Studies Warsaw University of Technology, December 2010, Poland
  • ACM SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant (08.2009) - funded by supporting organizations of ACM SIGCOMM 2009, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mazovia PhD Scholarship (2008-2009) - funded by Mazovia Voivodeship, Polish Goverment

Fellowships


Trainings


  • Certified project manager in PRINCE2 methodology, passed PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams, October 2020
  • Research Team Management Training, Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), June 2015
  • Effective Negotiations Training, Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), December 2014
  • Future Internet Summer School 2009 (FISS 09), Bremen, Germany, 20-24.07.2009
  • IPT Update Training, Kosice, Slovakia, 1-8.07.2006

Reviewer of grants for the following research agencies


Past activities

  • August 2011 - October 2013 - Cisco certified Networking Associate Instructor Trainer at ITU-ITC Cisco Regional Academy
  • October 2004 - October 2013 - Cisco certified instructor at ITU-ITC Cisco Regional Academy
  • October 2006 - December 2007 - leader of the project Instant Messaging over MSRP in BRAMA (Laboratory for Mobile Applications and Systems Research and Development)
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • FWL (Fundamentals of Wireless LANs)
  • NS (Network Security)
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) - Workshop

Contact

Address
Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology
Institute of Computer Science
15/19 Nowowiejska Str.
00-665 Warszawa, Poland

E-mail: wmazurcz@(NOSPAM)elka.pw.edu.pl
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