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Aiko Pras is full professor in the area of Internet Security at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is chair of the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems Group (DACS). In 1995 he received a Ph.D. degree from the same university for his thesis titled "Network Management Architectures" and in 2013 he was appointed as full professor Network Operations and Management. In 2016 he has been honoured with the IFIP/IEEE “Salah Aidarous Memorial Award” for providing unremitting service and dedication to the IT and Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community.

Aiko is interested in questions like Digital Independence and Internet security, with a research focus on DDoS attacks and DNS security. His approach is usually based on measurements. 

He is research coordinator of the EU Concordia project, which is one of the three Cybersecurity Competence Networks within Europe. He is "Beirat" of the  CODE Cybersecurity research institute in München, member of the SURF Scientific Technical Council (WTR) and board member of the Dutch chapter of the Internet Society (isoc.nl). He has chaired the IFIP Technical Committee on "Communications Systems"(IFIP-TC6, 2013-2017), as well as the EU Future Internet cluster (2012-2014). He has been coordinator of the European Network of Excellence on "Management of the Future Internet" (FLAMINGO, 2012-2017).  

He has participated in many European and Dutch research projects, as member, evaluator and as reviewer. He has contributed to research and standardization activities as a founding member of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Network Management Research Group (NMRG) and as RFC author. He has been editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on "Network & Service Management", associate editor of the International Journal of Network Management (IJNM), and Editorial Advisory Board member for the Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM). He is Steering Committee member of the IFIP/IEEE NOMS and IM Symposia (NISC), CNSM, IFIP Networking as well as TMA.

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Research Output 1984 2019

195 Downloads (Pure)

IoT-Botnet Detection and Isolation by Access Routers

Dietz, C., Castro, R. L., Steinberger, J., Wilczak, C., Antzek, M., Sperotto, A. & Pras, A., 3 Jan 2019, 2018 9th International Conference on the Network of the Future, NOF 2018. Idzikowski, F., Kliks, A., Rodziewicz, M., Tuncer, D. & Chemouil, P. (eds.). IEEE, p. 88-95 8 p. 8598138

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Internet of things

Online discoverability and vulnerabilities of ICS/SCADA devices in the Netherlands

Ceron, J. M., Chromik, J. J., Cardoso de Santanna, J. J. & Pras, A., 21 Jun 2019, Enschede: University of Twente. 76 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
Data acquisition
Control systems
Critical infrastructures
Network protocols
Power plants
10 Downloads (Pure)

Passive Observations of a Large DNS Service: 2.5 Years in the Life of Google

de Vries, W. B., van Rijswijk-Deij, R., de Boer, P. T. & Pras, A., 19 Aug 2019, In : IEEE transactions on network and service management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

The dagstuhl beginners guide to reproducibility for experimental networking research

Bajpai, V., Kellerer, W., Smaragdakis, G., Brunstrom, A., Pras, A., Wählisch, M., Feldmann, A., Schulzrinne, H. & Wehrle, K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Computer communication review. 49, 1, p. 24-30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

A First Joint Look at DoS Attacks and BGP Blackholing in the Wild

Jonker, M., Pras, A., Dainotti, A. & Sperotto, A., 31 Oct 2018, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2018. p. 457-463 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1991 2002

  • 5 Oral presentation

Remote MIB Item Look-up Service

A. Pras (Speaker), S. Boros (Speaker), B. Helthuis (Speaker)
15 Apr 2002

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

DSOM 2001 opening speech

Aiko Pras (Keynote speaker)
15 Oct 2001

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Relevance of management for Cassiopeia

Aiko Pras (Speaker)
17 Jun 1992

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Networkmanagement as part of the design process

Aiko Pras (Speaker)
29 Mar 1991

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Design of a distributed NT2

Aiko Pras (Speaker)
29 Mar 1991

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Het is tijd voor digitale dijkverzwaring

Pepijn Pinkse & Aiko Pras


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment