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Phone: (208) 885-6592
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9052
Email: csinfo@uidaho.edu

Janssen Engineering (JEB)
Room 236

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

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Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Axel Krings, Ph.D.

Office: JEB 320
Phone: (208) 885-4078
Email: krings@cs.uidaho.edu

College of Engineering
Computer Science Department

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Biography

    Axel received his Ph.D. (1993) and M.S. (1991) degrees in computer science from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, and a Dipl. Ing. (1982) in electrical engineering from the FH-Aachen, Germany. During 1993-1994, he was on the faculty of the Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany, then joined the University of Idaho Computer Science faculty in 1995. While on sabbatical leave from the University of Idaho during 2004-2005, he served as a visiting professor at the Institut d'Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble, at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.

    His research interests are in the area of computer and network survivability, fault tolerance and security. In short, it is all about how to design, defend, attack, model and analyze networked computer systems operating in hostile environments. Current research ranges from algorithms and analysis mechanisms for surviving attacks on wireless ad hoc networks, to design of inherently attack-resilient embedded systems, to fault tolerant scheduling algorithms. He has published extensively in his research domain, has organized and chaired conferences and tracks in the area of system survivability, and has been on numerous conference program committees.