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Mathias Ekstedt

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About me

Mathias Ekstedt is Professor of Industrial Information and Control Systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1999 and 2004 respectively.

Mathias' research interests include information security and cybersecurity in combination with software and systems architecture modeling and analysis. In particular the research is applied in the power industry and information systems related to physical process monitoring and control, such as SCADA and Industrial Control Systems. Much of the research revolves around developing formalisms for analyzing security vulnerabilities of system-of-systems architectures trough the means of probabilistic attack/defense graphs. A corenerstone in this work is the Meta Attack Language (MAL).

Mathias is the  co-founder and director for KTH Master programme in Cybersecurity, a member of the Trust Working Group in the Digital Futures research center, and a faculty member of the Center for Cyber Defense and Information Security (CDIS)

Mathias is a co-founder of foreseeti, a company developing cybersecurity management software, started within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, InnoEnergy. He is also running Energiforsk's cybersecurity network for small and medium-sized energy utilities. 

Organizationally he is a member of the Software Systems Architecture and Security (SSAS) research group within the Division of Network and Systems Engineering (NSE) at the Department of Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at KTH.

Commitment in larger projects

Work pacakge leader in the EU ERA-Net project HONOR (Holistic flexibility market integration of cross sectoral energy sources)

Co-inititator of the EU H2020 project SOCCRATES (SOC & CSIRT Response to Attacks & Threats based on attack defense graphs Evaluation Systems) 

Work package leader in the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) centre RICS (Resilient Information and Control Systems)

Project leader for Threat modeling for digitalized power systems within the Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)

--Finished--

Work package leader in EU FP7 project SEGRID (Security of smart electricity grids)

Project supervisor for Cybersecurity for future Power System Operation within the Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)

Work package leader in EU ERA-Net project SALVAGE (Cyber-phySicAl security for Low-VoltAGE grids)

Technical coordinator EU FP7 project VIKING (Vital Infrastructure, Networks, Information and Control Systems Management)

Manger of the program IT Applications in Power System Operation and Control within the Swedish Centre of Excellence in Electric Power Engineering (EKC2)

Ph.D. student supervision

Ongoing

Engla Ling. Main supervisor
Asif Iqbal. Main supervisor.

Viktor Engström. Co-supervisor
Matus Korman. Co-supervisor.
Evelina Ericsson. Co-supervisor.

Finished

Waldo Rocha-Flores. Main supervisor.
Hannes Holm. Main supervisor
Teodor Sommestad. Main supervisor.
Per Närman. Main supervisor.

Margus Välja. Co-supervisor
Markus Buschle. Co-supervisor.
Johan König. Co-supervisor.
Zhu Kun. Co-supervisor.
Enrique Silva. Co-supervisor.
Leonel Plazaola. Co-supervisor.
Magnus Gammelgård. Co-supervisor.

Post Docs

Ongoing

Zeeshan Afzal
Ashish Dwivedi
Giuseppe Nebbione

Finished

Wojciech Widel
Preetam Mukheerje


Courses

Advanced Enterprise Modeling: Holistic Systems & Software Modeling (FJP3310), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Cyber Security Analysis (EP279V), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Cybersecurity in a Socio-Technical Context (DD2510), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Engineering, First Cycle (II142X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA231X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA239X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specialising in Communication Systems, Second Cycle (DA246X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specialising in Cybersecurity (DA237X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Industrial Management, Second Cycle (DA235X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Machine Learning, Second Cycle (DA233X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Systems, Control and Robotics, Second Cycle (DA236X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA238X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Embedded Systems, Second Cycle (EA248X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Information and Network Engineering, Second Cycle (EA260X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electronics and Computer Engineering, First Cycle (IL142X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Information and Communication Technology, First Cycle (II143X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Information and Communication Technology, First Cycle (IA150X), examiner | Course web

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (EP278U), examiner | Course web

Digital forensics and incident response (EP2780), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Security Analysis of Large-Scale Computer Systems (EP2790), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Seminar on Advanced Topics in Communication Networks 1 (FEP3316), examiner | Course web

Seminar on Advanced Topics in Communication Networks 2 (FEP3317), examiner | Course web

The Cybersecurity Engineer's Role in Society (DD2302), examiner, course responsible | Course web

The Cybersecurity Engineer's Role in Society (DD2303), course responsible | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science) (AK2030), teacher | Course web

Theory of Science and Scientific methods in Cybersecurity (DA2215), teacher | Course web

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