Student Corner for SCOTT
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Topics for Master ThesisOpen Master Thesis related to SCOTT
- Network-aware traffic shaping (Supervisor(s): Maghsoud Morshedi, Josef Noll, Elin Sundby Boysen,
Objective: Future Networks need to be application aware in order to provide an appropriate Quality of Service. As an example, 5G networks will start in cities with high-traffic, but people will use the 5G applications also in areas where mobile networks are weak. Given a traffic jam somewhere out in the forest, currently all traffic tries to achieve maximum throughput, without any form of prioritisation. This thesis will analyse the traffic requirements of mobile applications (apps), will create a database containing the traffic characteristics, e.g. port number, encryption, url-specific content, communication protocol. Based on the analysis, the thesis will suggest a method for prioritisation of traffic types, depending on the network characteristics, e.g. throughput.)
- Remote Configuration of Infrastructure (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani, Maghsoud Morshedi,
Objective: Investigation on how to remotely configure equipment. In areas with underdeveloped mobile access, we often face unreliable networks and high costs for the access. By deploying information spots in rural areas with preinstalled broad-band content, like the bandwidth-intensive parts of Digital Public Goods (DPGs). The challenge to be addressed is how remote configuration and update of village information spots containing theses DPGs.)
- Security Library (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: Providing common library supporting basic and especially lightweight security mechanisms (e.g., encryption, authentication, signing, etc.) for communication with hardware is the objective.)
- Secure InterNetwork Architecture (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: Design a secure architecture for the network infrastructure is the main goal.)
- Mobile Edge Computing (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: Edge Computing Controllers make decisions about services based on information retrieved from nodes, and we aim to check the privacy issues in such decisions.)
- Secure communication (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: Identification, authentication, and trust in smart sensors are the major goals.)
- Attribute-based policy specification and enforcement (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: The main aim is to provide context-aware, dynamic and more efficient policy enforcement.)
- Measurable security and privacy (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Toktam Ramezani,
Objective: The objective is to develop metrics for measuring security and privacy of systems in general and in a specific domain of interest.)
- 5G Network Slicing for Free Access to Information (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll,
Objective: In Mobile Communications, 5G Research is focussing on (a) massive mobile broadband, (b) billions of sensors connected to the network, and (c) ultra-reliable and low-latency networks. A promising technology for addressing these issues is network slicing. This thesis will look into network slicing for free access to information, and thus address the challenges of sustainable development. The free access to information (InfoInternet) is answering the needs of digital inclusion, and addresses the needs of 4 billion people currently not using the Internet. InfoInternet means free access to information for all, and addresses directly the SDG goal 9.c of the Agenda 2030. InfoInternet is further the basis ans the catalyst for SDG 3 (health), 4 (education), 5 (gender equality), 8 (decent work), 10 (reduced inequalities), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnership for the goals). The envisaged Thesis will elaborate on the network slicing for InfoInternet, and evaluates the technological and societal aspects.)
- Measurable Security for Sensor Communication in the Internet of Things (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahman Chowdhury, Christian Johansen,
Objective: Internet of Things (IoT) will mean for industrial systems * more sensors * more data * how to ensure that "information" spread from one system to another is secure enough * how to measure the level of security needed to have from a sensor? This thesis will address measurable security as the means for defining the security of an industrial system. Previous work has established the Multi-Metrics method, which will be applied to an industrial system following the security specifications from UNIK4750 for secure industrial systems (see L9 from 2016).)
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Finished Master Thesis related to SCOTT
- Master:Network and network security (Supervisor(s): Knut Øvsthus, Josef Noll)
- Multi Metrics Based Framework (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Seraj Fayyad)
- Assessment of Measurable Privacy for IoT Consumer Products (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, Elahe Fazeldehkordi)
- Security challenges of open low-capacity wifi access (Supervisor(s): Josef Noll, György Kálmán)
- SDN enables networks
Cyber Physical Systems Lab at IFI/UiO
The Cyber Physical Systems Lab (CPS lab) focuses on a number of Enabling Technologies and their Applications having the physical organization divided into several Spaces pursuing the following goals:
(A) Provide a hands-on opportunity to several IFI courses taught at BSc and MSc levels, and MSc projects, inside the topics covered by this Lab. The topics of CPS Lab are meant to complement existing Lab initiatives at IFI and elsewhere, as far as we are aware of them (e.g., the Smart Grid lab of NTNU).
(B) Provide an open space for various MSc Topics offered at IFI by the applicants and others that want to use the Lab.
(C) Provide a platform for Industry to interact directly with IFI students by providing concrete problems through the Lab (e.g., as devices that need some form of investigation).
If you are interested in a Master Thesis related to any of the topics, please contact the supervisor mentioned in the specific thesis. Or have a look at SCOTT:SCOTT for potential supervisors, and tell them what you are interested in.