Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



The research at our department is connected to our 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.

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 Internet of Things (NINOT) Laboratory

Focuses on research and development of technologies supporting the engineering and deployment of systems based on the Internet of Things with particular focus on functional correctness, robustness, safety, efficiency, and the users security and privacy.

NTNU Quantitative modelling of dependability and performance (QUAM) Laboratory

Focuses on quantifying dependability and performance in complex digital ecosystems with applications in smart grids, clouds, communication systems, transportation, healthcare, and financial systems.

NTNU Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory

Focuses on research and development of technologies to support safe, efficient, secure, and environment-friendly transportation systems with particular emphasis on system engineering and networking aspects.

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. 

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.

Kai Torgeir Dragland

Research Projects

Research projects

Internationally funded projects

Our Horizon 2020 (H2020), Erasmus, and IARPA projects.
Project Description Framework Contact
2017 – 20yy
Sokratis Katsikas
CyberSec4Europe Cyber Security Network of Competence Centres for Europe H2020
2019 – 2023
Sokratis Katsikas
DELTA   H2020
2018 – 2021
Sokratis Katsikas
BATL Biometric Authentication with a Timeless Learner IARPA
2017 – 2021
Raghavendra Ramachandra, Christoph Busch
SOTAMD State of the art of Morphing Detection ISFB
2019 – 2020
Kiran Bylappa Raja
ESSENTIAL Evolving Security SciencE through Networked Technologies, Information policy And Law H2020
2017 – 2020
Katrin Franke
GHOST   H2020
2017 – 2020
Sokratis Katsikas
SMILE A Smart Mobility Approach of European Border Security H2020
2017 – 2020
Sule Yildirim Yayilgan
COST RECORDIS Resilient Communication Services Protecting End-user Applications from Disaster-based Failures H2020
2016 – 2019
Bjarne Emil Helvik

National projects

Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR),
and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
Abbreviation Project Framework Contact
  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
  Lightweight Cryptography for Future Smart Networks NFR IKT+
2019 – 2021
Colin Boyd
CPSEC Cyber-Physical Security in Energy Infrastructure of Smart Cities NFR IKT+
2018 – 2021
Sokratis Katsikas
COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security NFR Forskerskole
2013 – 2020
Hanno Langweg
CloudCrypto Cryptographic tools for cloud security NFR IKT+
2016 – 2019
Colin Boyd
  Data-drevet og brukervennlig autentisering på mobile enheter NFR BIA
2016 – 2019
Patrick Bours
  Delautomatisering av digital trusseletterretning NFR BIA
2016 – 2019
Katrin Franke
Ars Forensica Computational Forensics for Large-scale Fraud Detection, Crime Investigation and Prevention NFR IKT+
2015 – 2019
Katrin Franke
IoTSec Security in Internet-of-Things for Smart Grids NFR IKT+
2015 – 2019
Einar Snekkenes

Industry collaboration

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

National laboratories

National centres

Strategic Research Areas at the IE faculty

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Photo: Nils K. Svendsen

For information on research, contact head of department Nils Kalstad.


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

Mini calevent portlet

Defence of thesis