Biography

Shankar Karuppayah is a currently a Senior Lecturer at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2016.

He obtained his B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2009 and his M.Sc. Software Systems Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) in 2011. In 2016, Shankar Karuppayah obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from TU Darmstadt with his dissertation titled “Advanced Monitoring in P2P Botnets”.

Interests

  • Malware Analysis
  • Botnet Monitoring
  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet of Things

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science (Cyber Security), 2016

    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

  • MSc in Software Systems Engineering, 2011

    RWTH Aachen, Germany & King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

  • BSc in Computer Science (Networking), 2009

    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Recent Publications

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Poster: Challenges of Accurately Measuring Churn in P2P Botnets

A Brief Review on MQTT's Security Issues within the Internet of Things (IoT)

Advanced Monitoring in P2P Botnets - A Dual Perspective

This book presents current research in the area of advanced monitoring in P2P botnets, and uses a dual-perspective approach to discuss …

Next Generation P2P Botnets: Monitoring Under Adverse Conditions

I Trust my Zombies: A Trust-enabled Botnet

Accomplish­ments

BJIM-USM Fellow

Appointed as USM-BJIM (Division of Industry & Community Network) Fellow

CEO@Faculty 2.0 Fellow

An industrial attachment fellowship with Huawei (Malaysia) for a period of six months

TRANSITS I

TRANSITS-I course is aimed at new or potential computer security incident response team (CSIRT ) personnel who wish to gain a good grounding in the main aspects of working in such a team.

Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) Fellowship

A full scholarship offer to pursue Ph.D. and thereafter join USM as a faculty member

DAAD Scholarship

A full scholarship to pursue M.Sc. in a twinning programme between RWTH Aachen, Germany and Thai -German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB, Thailand

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Area Head - Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (SPIN)

Telecooperation Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Jan 2021 – Jun 2021 Darmstadt, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • Managing (2) postdocs and (4) Ph.D. students within the area
  • Contribute towards improving efficiency of the area as a whole
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Researcher / PostDoc

Telecooperation Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Jul 2019 – Jun 2021 Darmstadt, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • Research in Malware Analysis and Botnet Monitoring
  • Grant and project acquisitions
  • Scientific coordination of both national and international research projects
  • Teaching and supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Lecturer

National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Jun 2016 – Present Penang, Malaysia
Responsibilities include:

  • Research in Cyber Security and Internet of Things
  • Grant and project acquisitions
  • Teaching and supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
  • Carry out industrial consultation projects
  • Carry out national/international security trainings and workshops
 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

Telecooperation Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Oct 2012 – May 2016 Darmstadt, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • Ph.D. thesis in Advanced Monitoring of P2P Botnets
  • Teaching (B.Sc./M.Sc. courses)
  • Supervising B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses
 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

COMSYS, RWTH Aachen

Jun 2010 – May 2011 Aachen, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • M.Sc. thesis in Securing Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs)
  • Conducting simulation and evaluation of WMNs

Teaching

and Supervision

2020 @ TU Darmstadt

  • PNS: Protection in Networked Systems ‒ Trust, Resilience, and Privacy
  • Seminar: Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (PIN)
    • Topic supervisor
  • Thesis Supervision
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum
  • Internet Praktikum

2019

  • Introduction To Real Time Operating Systems And Applications
  • Internet Governance
  • Internet Security
  • Dissertation

2018

  • Introduction To Real Time Operating Systems And Applications
  • Special Topics in Next Generation Internet
  • Dissertation
  • Final Year Project - CS@USM
  • Internship / Research Project

2017

  • Introduction To Real Time Operating Systems And Applications
  • Special Topics in Next Generation Internet
  • Internet Communications Protocol
  • Dissertation
  • Final Year Project - CS@USM
  • Internship / Research Project

2016 @ USM

  • Internet Communications Protocol
  • Final Year Project - CS@USM
  • Internship / Research Project

Prior to 2016 @ TU Darmstadt

  • Simulation and Evaluation of Computer Networks (SECoN)
  • Seminar Telekooperation
  • Seminar Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • Projectpraktikum
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum

Projects

and Trainings

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An advanced network manipulation method to (re)establish Peer to Peer botnet overlays within isolated Internet emulation testbeds

A USM short-term research grant to investigate methods to bootstrap real-life P2P botnets in an isolated testbed for further analysis.

NAHRIM Environmental Sensor System (NUESS)

A NAHRIM funded project to design, develop and deploy a water/soil/air quality environmental monitoring system.

ATHENE - Collaborative Botnet Analysis and Detection

A project named Collaborative Botnet Analysis and Detection within the Mission ABC (Analytics Based Cybersecurity) that is focused on research on botnets with a special emphasis on data analytics.

Novel p2p Botnet Detection and Endpoint Mobilization

An international industry-funded project to carry out research on aspects of P2P botnet detection and countermeasures.

SecureAsi@ v2.0

An EU funded-project to conduct a 5-day Hands-on Ethical Hacking Workshop for members of National Research Education Networks within AsiaConnect.

Detecting Sensor Nodes Deployed in P2P Botnets Using Graph-Theoretic Approaches

A USM short-term research grant to investigate the usage of graph-theoretic approaches to detect sensor nodes deployed within P2P botnets.

DISTRIBUTED AND CLOUD-BASED NETWORK DEFENSE SYSTEM FOR NRENS

An EU funded-project to setup a distributed botnet monitoring mechanism as well as conduct capacity building for the NREN members.

Sense@USM - Smart Environmental Sensing With Low-Cost Iot Sensors

A USM Bridging research grant to investigate the feasibility of setting up a smart environmental sensing with low-cost IoT sensors

Manufacturing Industry Automation Using IoT Devices

An industry-funded project to automate some of their existing workflows using IoT devices alongside Big Data Analaysis.

SecureAsi@

An EU funded-project to conduct a 3-day Hands-on Ethical Hacking Workshop for members of National Research Education Networks within AsiaConnect.

Services

Journal Reviewer

TPC/Reviewer

  • Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI), Aalborg University - 2019
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication & Automation (ICACCA) - 2018
  • International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC) - 2018
  • International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) - 2017, 2020
  • International Conference on Computing and Informatics (ICOCI) - 2017
  • IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT) - 2017, 2020

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