Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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Winner of SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2017

Aleksandar Milenkoski from JMU, Würzburg: Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems for Virtualized Environments

The SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is an annual award that aims to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, practical relevance, impact, and presentation. This year, the award committee considered 13 excellent dissertation submissions from universities around the world.

The winning dissertation was authored by Aleksandar Milenkoski of Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev. The selection committee appreciated the novel repurposing of performance evaluation tools for characterizing Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). They were also highly impressed with the very principled and structured approach to research and evaluation. In particular, they commend the careful statistical work in the evaluation experiments and the technically deep investigation of IDS issues in virtualized environments.

The award is to be presented at the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) in Germany in April 2018.

The award selection committee for 2017 was chaired by Prof. Diwakar Krishnamurthy of the University of Calgary and consisted of the following members:

  • Chair: Diwakar Krishnamurthy (University of Calgary)
  • J. Nelson Amaral (University of Alberta)
  • Sergey Blagodurov (AMD)
  • Andre Bondi (Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC)
  • Niklas Carlsson (Linkoping University)
  • Klaus-Dieter Lange (HP Enterprise)
  • David Lilja (University of Minnesota)
  • Raghu Nambiar (Cisco)
  • Petr Tuma (Charles University)
  • Marco Vieira (University of Coimbra)
  • Carey Williamson (University of Calgary)
  • Feng Yan (University of Nevada)

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group. Contributions of interest span the design of metrics for system evaluation as well as the development of methodologies, techniques and tools for measurement, load testing, profiling, workload characterization, dependability and efficiency evaluation of computing systems. Dissertations defended between October 2017 and September 2018 will be eligible to be nominated for the 2018 award.