I am a PhD student associated to the Communications Systems Group under the Electrical and Computer Engineering section at Aarhus University, Denmark. I have obtained a MSc Degree in Information Technoogy and a B.Eng Degree in Electrical Engineering from Aarhus University and the Aarhus University School of Engineering (formerly known as Engineering College of Aarhus), respectively.

My research is primarly target security and privacy issues in data management and communication for the future Smart Grid. It is primarly funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) through the SmartHG project. I am working under the supervision of assoc. prof. Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen.

  • March 2016: Open access book chapter has been accepted for publication in inTech with the title "Securing the Home Energy Management Platform".

  • February 2016: Submitted my PhD dissertation. The full dissertation can be found here.

  • January 2016: The paper with the title: "DB&A: An Open Source Web Service for Meter Data Management" has been accepted for the Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE) 2016 conference. It has been presented as a full paper in Oxford (Online, presentation)

  • September 2015: Attended the International Workshop "Demand Aware Services for Smartgrids" held at IMDEA Energy on 29 September 2015.

  • August 2015: Attended PhD event with focus on dissemination of research to society. My description can be found here.

  • June 2015: A short paper with the title: "Consumer-centric and Service-oriented Architecture for the Envisioned Energy Internet" has been accepted for the Smart Grid session at DSD 2015! It is presented as a poster.

  • June 2015: A paper with the title: "Towards the use of Pairing-Based Cryptography for Resource-Constrained Home Area Networks" has been accepted for the Smart Grid session at DSD 2015 (Online).

  • June 2015: A SmartHG paper with the title: "A Glimpse of SmartHG Project Test-bed and Communication Infrastructure" has been accepted for the Smart Grid session at DSD 2015 (Online).

  • March 2015: Paper with the title: "A Methodology to Evaluate Demand Response Communication Protocols for the Smart Grid" has been accepted for IEEE ICC 2015! (Online).

  • December 2014: Moved back to Aarhus University for a continuation of my research.

  • September 2014: Presentation at IDA conference with the title: "Privatlivets håndhævelse i fremtidens energisystem med mange personlige data" (Online)

  • September 2014: Moved research environment to the Laboratory for Communication Networks, at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

  • June 2014: Paper has been accepted and published in Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) (Online)

  • May 2014: Midterm report published as a technical report (Online)

  • March 2014: Paper accepted and published in Springer Journal Wireless Personal Communications. (Online)

  • July 2013: Presentation of the PhD research at the DATASIM Summer School 2013 at University of Hasselt (Online)

Department of Engineering
Aarhus University
Finlandsgade 22
8200 Aarhus N
Office: E323
E-mail: smik
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Profiles: PhD project and PURE