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Cukier, Michel

Cukier, Michel

Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering
Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
3419 A.V. Williams Building

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France, 1996
  • B.S. Physics Engineering, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1991

BACKGROUND

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

His research covers dependability and security issues. 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.

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

  • Member, IEEE
  • Conference program committee of the Performance and Dependability Symposium of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2008), June-July 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the 5th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2008), September 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2008), November 2008.
  • Student program committee of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2008), November 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the 11th IEEE High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium (HASE'08), December 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the 11th Annual International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ICISC 2008), December 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the Performance and Dependability Symposium of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2009), June-July 2009.
  • Workshop program committee of Workshop on Sharing Field Data and Experiment Measurements on Resilience of Distributed Computing Systems (held in conjunction with the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2008)), October 2008.
  • Conference program committee of the Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC 2009), September 2009.
  • Conference program committee of the 5th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2009), July 2009.
  • Conference program committee of the International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS 2009), October 2009.
  • Conference program committee of the Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2010), June-July 2010.

Fault tolerance Intrusion tolerance Dependability and security evaluation

2009

  • 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.

2008

  • 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.

2007

  • S. N. Rosenfeld, I. Rus, and M. Cukier, “Archetypal Behavior in Computer Security,” Journal of Systems and Software, (special issue on Methodology of Security Engineering for Industrial Security Management Systems), Vol. 80, No. 10, October 2007, pp. 1594-1606.
  • E. Condon, M. Cukier, and T. He, “Applying Software Reliability Models on Security Incidents” Proc. 18th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2007), Trollhtan, Sweden, November 5-9, 2007, pp. 159-168.
  • M. Cukier and S. Panjwani, “A Comparison between Internal and External Malicious Traffic” Proc. 18th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2007), Trollhtan, Sweden, November 5-9, 2007, pp. 109-114.
  • D. Ramsbrock, R. Berthier, and M. Cukier, “Profiling Attacker Behavior Following SSH Compromises,” Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2007), June-July 2007, pp. 119-124.

2006

  • P. Pal, P. Rubel, M. Atighetchi, F. Webber, W. H. Sanders, M. Seri, H. Ramasamy, J. Lyons, T. Courtney, A. Agbaria, M. Cukier, J. Gossett, and I. Keidar, “An Architecture for Adaptive Intrusion-Tolerant Applications,” Software: Practice and Experience, Vol. 36, No. 11-12, September 2006, pp. 1331-1354.

2004

  • R. Chandra, R. M. Lefever, K. Joshi, M. Cukier, and W. H. Sanders, “A Global-State-Triggered Fault Injector for Distributed System Evaluation,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2004, pp. 593-605.

Cukier Named Inaugural Director of Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students

Reliability engineering associate professor to direct nation’s first undergraduate honors program in cybersecurity.

Researchers Explore How Cyber-Attackers Think Like Regular Crooks

In unique collaboration, engineer and criminologist apply criminological concepts and research methods to study of cybercrime.

Cukier advises on wireless security

Password protecting your network is not enough.

Guardian article cites Cukier research

Michel Cukier's 2006 study on harassing messages received by female usernames is referenced in story about blogger's experiences.

Cukier's study: hackers attack computers every 39 seconds

ISR-affiliated assistant professor stresses strong passwords as defense against harm

Study Finds Female-Name Chat Users Get 25 Times More Malicious Messages

Cukier and ECE student find disproportionate level of malice for female chat users.