Research

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research

Research groups

Research groups

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Group (CISaR)

Focuses on research to help support the private and public sector to prepare for and respond correctly to security incidents involving critical infrastructure in Norway. 

Networking Research Group

Focuses on communication networks and networked services, ​and how they impact the economy, society, and human factors. To address the multidisciplinary research challenges, we have established a group with expertise in system architecture and engineering, dependability and performance quantification, digital economics, and human centered design.

NTNU Applied Cryptography Laboratory (NaCl)

Focuses on secure telecommunications and networked services with functionality for authenticity, confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, and verifiability of communications.

NTNU Digital Forensics Group

Focuses on research and development of advanced computational methods to establish and prove the scientific basis of forensic investigative procedures, with the objective to support forensic examiners in their daily casework.

System Security (S2G)

The mission of the System Security research group (S2G) is to ensure that systems in our society are resilient against cyber-attacks and fulfill a set of essential security (and privacy) requirements.

Research Projects

Research Projects

EU and international projects

Our Horizon 2020 (H2020), Erasmus, EEA and IARPA projects.
Project Description Framework Contact
  Blockchain Forensics EEA
2020 – 2024
Katrin Franke
iMARS image Manipulation Attack Resolving Solutions H2020
2020 – 2024
Christoph Busch
SECTECH   H2020
2017 – 20yy
Sokratis Katsikas
LITHME Language In The Human-Machine Era COST
2020 – 2023
Sule Yayilgan
METICOS A Platform for Monitoring and Prediction of Social Impact and Acceptability of Modern Border Control Technology H2020
2020 – 2023
Sule Yayilgan
PhDICTKES The development and implementation of a PhD Program in ICT for the Kosovo Education System  
2020 – 2023
Sule Yayilgan
CyberSec4Europe Cyber Security Network of Competence Centres for Europe H2020
2019 – 2023
Sokratis Katsikas
DIREKT-Intel Digital Forensic Knowledge Integration and Intelligence (India-Norway collaboration) SPARC
2019 – 2021
Katrin Franke
MODUS 2 Mobility project EEA
2019 – 2021
Sule Yayilgan
THEUSUS   EEA
2019 – 2021
Katrin Franke
  Digital forensics: evidence analysis via intelligent systems and practices COST
2018 – 2021
Katrin Franke
DELTA   H2020
2018 – 2021
Sokratis Katsikas
MULTIFORESEE MULTI-modal Imaging of FOREnsic SciEnce Evidence (MULTI-FORESEE)- tools for Forensic Science COST
2017 – 2021
Katrin Franke
BATL Biometric Authentication with a Timeless Learner IARPA
2017 – 2021
Raghavendra Ramachandra, Christoph Busch
ESSENTIAL Evolving Security SciencE through Networked Technologies, Information policy And Law H2020
2017 – 2021
Katrin Franke
GHOST   H2020
2017 – 2020
Sokratis Katsikas

National projects

Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR),
and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
Abbreviation Project Framework Contact
AI4CiTiZEN Responsible AI for Citizen Safety in Future Smart Cities NFR
2021 – 2025
Katrin Franke, Lasse Øverlier
THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES Manuscript Forgeries, Digital Imaging, and Critical Provenance Research NFR
2019 – 2024
Sule Yayilgan
CINELDI Center for intelligent electricity distribution NFR
2016 – 2024
Sule Yayilgan
MAAS Multiparameter Active Antenna Sensor NFR
2020 – 2023
Sule Yayilgan
  Lightweight Cryptography for Future Smart Networks NFR IKT+
2019 – 2023
Colin Boyd
ECODIS Engineering and Condition monitoring in Digital Substation NFR
2019 – 2022
Sule Yayilgan
InterSecure Security of supply in smartgrids with interacting digital systems NFR
2019 – 2022
Sule Yayilgan
  Smartgrid NFR IKT+
2018 – 2022
Stephen Wolthusen
Health Democratization Reinforcing the Health Data Infrastructure in Mobility and Assurance through Data Democratization NFR IKT+
2018 – 2022
Einar Snekkenes, Bian Yang
CPSEC Cyber-Physical Security in Energy Infrastructure of Smart Cities NFR IKT+
2018 – 2021
Sokratis Katsikas
Ars Forensica Computational Forensics for Large-scale Fraud Detection, Crime Investigation and Prevention NFR IKT+
2015 – 2021
Katrin Franke
COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security NFR Forskerskole
2013 – 2021
Hanno Langweg

Industry collaboration

Industry collaboration

Research in collaboration with the industry
Position Area Period Company
PhD Fellowship NæringsPhD 2021 – 2024 Statnett
PhD Fellowship NæringsPhD 2017 – 2020 Eidsiva Bredbånd

National laboratories

National centres

Strategic Research Areas at the IE faculty

Laboratories

Laboratories

Two researchers soldering componentsNorwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL)

Focus on biometric research covering various physiological and behavioral biometrics including recognition of face in 2D and 3D, fingerprint, finger vein, ear, signature, gait, keystroke and gesture in addition to dental biometrics and mouse dynamics.

Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab)

Bridges information and cyber security related research including biometics, cyber defence, critical infrasturcture protection, digital forensics, E-health and welfare security, and information security management.

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Publications

Publications

Cristin (Current Research Information system) is a nationwide database system for research results and documentation.

PhD studies

PhD studies

Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees that the University awards for research. The research is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided result in graduates with the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

For students enrolled in Communication Technology, the department also offers an integrated PhD starting from the 4th study year.

Vacant positions in Trondheim

Vacant positions in Gjøvik

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Defence of thesis