Michel Cukier, Ph.D.

Michel Cukier is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Reliability Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Michel Cukier received a physics engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, in 1991, and the Doctor in engineering degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France, in 1996. During 1991-1992, he was an instructor at the Free University of Brussels. From 1992 to 1996, he was at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France for his doctoral work on coverage estimation of fault-tolerant systems. From 1996 to 2001, he was a researcher in the Perform research group in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests included intrusion tolerance by adaptation in distributed systems, adaptive fault tolerance in distributed systems, the evaluation of fault-tolerant systems combining modeling and fault injection, and the estimation of fault tolerance coverage. As part of this work, he is a co-developer of the AQuA Architecture, an architecture that provides dependable distributed objects. His current research interests include security evaluation, intrusion tolerance, distributed system validation, fault injection, and software testing.

He is member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society.

Daniel Ilkovich

Daniel Ilkovich obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in December 2005. He is currently continuing his education at the University of Maryland and will graduate in May 2006 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Daniel is the current student lead of the Ferret-Windows project under the guidance of Michel Cukier. His technical interests include network security and software development.

Matthew Weinstein

Matt Weinstein is currently attending the American University Washington College of Law, and received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2005. Matt was, along with Matin Tamizi and Michel Cukier, a founder of the Ferret-Windows team. He has a strong background in the information technology industry, including several years of experience in technical and professional services as well as software development. Matt currently serves in an advisory role to the Ferret-Windows project.

Matin Tamizi

Matin Tamizi is one of the two original student researchers to work on Ferret-Windows. Tamizi graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2005 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. While at the University of Maryland, Tamizi worked with Prof. John S. Baras on Server-Based Computing, with Prof. Mark A. Shayman on prevention of Distributed Denial of Service attacks, and with Prof. Michel Cukier on Ferret-Windows. Currently, Tamizi works as the Marketing Manager for JDS Uniphase Test & Measurement Consulting Services and works on a consultative basis for NetImmune -- a start-up formed out of the research of Dr. Mehdi Kalantari and Prof. Mark Shayman.
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