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Cukier, Michel Ph.D.

Michel Cukier
Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering
Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES)
Associate Director for Education, Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
2151 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
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301-314-2804
Fax: 
301-314-9477

Research Interests 

  • Fault tolerance
  • Intrusion tolerance
  • Dependability and Security evaluation

Background 

From 1996 to 2001, Michel Cukier was a researcher in the Perform research group in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He joined the University of Maryland in 2001 as Assistant Professor.

He was the Program Chair of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2010) and is the Program Chair of the Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2012). He is the PI of an NSF REU Site on cybersecurity in collaboration with Women in Engineering where over 85% of the participants are female students. He co-advises the UMD Cybersecurity Club with a membership of over 400 students. Michel Cukier is an Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park.

His latest research focuses on the empirical quantification of computer security. He has published over 60 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings in those areas.

Education 

  • Doctorate in Computer SciencePh.D., National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France, 1996
  • Degree in Physics Engineering, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1991

Honors and Awards 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2003)
  • Best Paper Award, Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (2002)

Professional Memberships 

  • Program Chair of the Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2012), June-July 2012.
  • Program Chair of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2010), November 2010.
  • Organizing Committee Co-Chair of the 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting, Arlington, VA, March 2009.
  • Student Chair of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2009), November 2009.
  • Program Chair of the Fast Abstracts of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2009), November 2009.
  • Workshops Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2009), June 2009.
  • Member, IEEE

Selected Publications 

  • G. Salles-Loustau, R. Berthier, E. Collange, B. Sobesto, and M. Cukier, “Characterizing Attackers and Attacks: An Empirical Study,” Proc. 17th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), Pasadena, CA, December 2011.
  • B. Sobesto, M. Cukier, M. Hiltunen, D. Kormann, G. Vesonder, and R. Berthier, “DarkNOC: Dashboard for Honeypot Management,” Proc. 25th Usenix Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA’11), Boston, MA, December 2011.
  • E. Condon, Z. Afoulki, E. Cummins and M. Cukier, “How Secure are Networked Office Devices?,” International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2011), June 2011.
  • R. Berthier, M. Cukier, M. Hiltunen, D. Kormann, G. Vesonder, and D. Sheleheda, “Nfsight: NetFlow-based Network Awareness Tool,” Proc. 24th Usenix Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA 2010), San Jose, CA, November 2010.
  • R. Berthier, and M. Cukier, “An Evaluation of Connection Characteristics for Separating Network Attacks,” International Journal of Security and Networks, Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2009, pp. 110-124.
  • M. Cukier, and S. Panjwani, “Prioritizing Vulnerability Remediation by Determining Attacker-Targeted Vulnerabilities,” IEEE Security & Privacy, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2009, pp. 42-48.
  • R. Berthier, J. Arjona, and M. Cukier, “Analyzing the Process of Installing Rogue Software,” Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2009), June-July 2009.
  • H. V. Ramasamy, P. Pandey, M. Cukier, and W. H. Sanders, “Experiences with Building an Intrusion-tolerant Group Communication System,” Software: Practice and Experience, Vol. 38, No.6, May 2008, pp. 639-666.
  • E. Condon, Angela He, and M. Cukier, “Analysis of Computer Security Incident Data Using Time Series Models” Proc. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2008), Seattle/Redmond, WA, November 11-14, 2008, pp. 77-86.