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Axel Krings, Ph.D.

Axel Krings, Ph.D.



Janssen 320



Mailing Address

Computer Science Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Univ of Nebraska, 1993

  • Fault-tolerant Systems
  • Resilient & Survivable Systems
  • Computer & Network Security

Axel Krings received his doctorate (1993) and master's (1991) degrees in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, a Dipl. Ing. (1982) in electrical engineering from the FH-Aachen, Germany, and joined the University of Idaho Computer Science faculty in 1995. His research interests are in the area of computer and network resilience and 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. The research, which has been funded by DoT, DoE, DoD, NIST and CNRS, has led to over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. Current research, funded by DoT, focuses on the development of algorithms and analysis mechanisms for surviving attacks on vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), as well as designing inherently attack-resilient control systems.

  • Hani Alturkostani, Anup Chitrakar, Robert Rinker and Axel Krings, On the Design of Jamming-Aware Safety Applications in VANETs, in Proc. 10th Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, April 7-9, 2015.
  • Victor Balogun, and Axel Krings, Mitigating Constant Jamming in Cognitive Radio Networks using Hybrid FEC Code, in Proc. 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Victoria, Canada, May 13-16, 2014.
  • Ahmed Serageldin, Hani Alturkostani, and Axel Krings, On the Reliability of DSRC Safety Applications: A Case of Jamming, in Proc. International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo, Dec. 2-6, 2013, Las Vegas, 2013.
  • Axel Krings, Ahmed Serageldin and Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, A Prototype for a Real-Time Weather Responsive System, in Proc. Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 16-19 September, pp. 1465 - 1470, 2012.
  • Zhanshan (Sam) Ma and Axel W. Krings, Dynamic Hybrid Fault Modeling and Extended Evolutionary Game Theory for Reliability, Survivability and Fault Tolerance Analyses'', IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 180-196, March 2011.
  • Samir Jafar, Axel Krings and Thierry Gautier, Flexible Rollback Recovery in Dynamic Heterogeneous Grid Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Vol.~6, No.~1, January-March, 2009.
  • Krings, A.W., and M.H. Azadmanesh, A Graph Based Model for Survivability Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 164, Issue 3, pp.~680-689, August 2005.
  • Azadmanesh, M.H, and A.W. Krings, Egocentric Voting Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol.~46, No.~4, pp.~494-502, Dec. 1997.

  • Visiting scholar Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China, December, 2012.
  • UI College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009.
  • UI College of Engineering Excellence of Research Award, 2008.
  • Visiting professor at the Institut d’Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, 2004/2005.

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Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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