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 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.
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 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.