Background and activities


Ph.D. in Software Engineering (NTNU) (2006)

Industry experience

  • IBM: Software specialist (2001-2002)
  • DNV GL Research and Innovation: Principal Researcher (2010-2016)

Research visits

  • University College London (2005)
  • University of Washington (2009)

Research interests

  • Empirical software engineering
  • Software security and data privacy
  • AI security
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Safety of intelligent systems
  • Smart city
  • Big data analytics

If you are interested in applying for ERCIM postdoc fellowship related to AI security or Blockchain Security and Privacy, please contact me.

Recent research projects

  • Platform as Service Technologies for High-performance Blockchain-based Supply Chain Management Systems (PaaSforChain) (2020-2023) (PI)
  • A Smart Mobile App to Facilitate Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients (SmartRehab)(2020-2021)(PI)
  • CyberSmart - Cybersecurity, Safety, and Resilience of Smart cities (2017-2020) (PI)
  • Management of Safety and Security Risks for Cyber-Physical Systems (2017-2020) (PI)
  • IPIT: International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research in Information Technology (2018-2020)(Co-PI)
  • CIRCit - Circular Economy Integration in the Nordic Industry for Enhanced Sustainability and Competitiveness (2017-2020) (Work Package leader)
  • SAREPTA - Safety, Autonomy, Remote Control and Operations of Industrial Transport Systems (2017-2020) (Key Scientist)
  • SafeCop – Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication (2016-2019) (Key Scientist)
  • Model-Based Testing of Spacecraft Control Software (2011-2013) (Key Scientist)


  • Software security (TDT4237)
  • Advanced software engineering (TDT4242)

Current Postdoc and Ph.D. students

  • Jin Zhang (Ph.D. student)
  • Nektaria Kaloudi (Ph.D. student)
  • Jakob Notland (Ph.D. student)
  • Mathias Lundteigen Mohus (Ph.D. student)
  • Tianyuan Hu (Visiting Ph.D. student)
  • Mohammed L. K. Alsadi (Postdoc)
  • Hui Han (Postdoc)
  • Michail Sidorov (Postdoc)

Previous Postdoc and Ph.D. students

  • Weifeng Liu (Postdoc)
  • Zhe Li (Postdoc)
  • Hong Guo (Postdoc)
  • Bing Zhang (Visiting Ph.D. student)
  • Eivind Kristoffersen (Ph.D. student)
  • Elnaz Namazi (Ph.D. student) 

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Publications and Citations

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