SFI Prinicpal Investigator in CONNECT
Professor Utz Roedig is Full Professor of Computer Science at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. Before moving to Cork he was Professor at Lancaster University, UK, where he led the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). Prior to his work in Lancaster he held research positions at UCC and Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He holds a Dr.-Ing and Dipl.-Ing from Darmstadt University of Technology. His research interests are computer networks and security and he has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in this field. His research collaborations with industry partners has resulted in several patents. Over the last number of years his research has been supported by a number of research grants funded by EU, EPSRC and Industry. He frequently serves as TPC member of international conferences such as DCOSS, EWSN, IPSN, and he is a grant reviewer for international funding bodies such as EPSRC (UK), ESF (EU) and FWO (Belgium).
My research interest is computer networks and security. Within this area my work focus is on distributed embedded systems; this domain may also be described as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), or the Internet of Things (IoT). Most computer systems surrounding us in our daily life are no longer the traditional personal computers but embedded devices. Recently, these embedded devices have become increasingly networked together to form distributed embedded systems. Examples of networked embedded systems are home automation systems, physical intrusion detection systems, smart cities or wireless sensor systems for factory automation. Embedded devices are used to build critical infrastructures and we depend on their reliable operation. It is therefore essential to provide mechanisms which protect these infrastructures against human error, system faults and attacks. My work looks at communication mechanisms and the software used to construct these systems; with particular focus on constructing them in a secure fashion. An important aspect of my work is to deploy and test systems in real-world application scenarios.