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Ricardo is currently a PhD student at the [http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/dacs/ Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS)] group, which is part of the [http://www.utwente.nl/en/education/eemcs/ Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)] at the [http://www.utwente.nl/en/ University of Twente]. He holds a MSc in Computer Science (2010) from the [http://www2.cin.ufpe.br/site/index.php Informatics Center (CIn)] of the [http://www.ufpe.br/english/ Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)], Brazil, where he worked for more than two years at the [https://www.gprt.ufpe.br/ Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (GPRT)] in projects such as Ambient Networks. He also holds a BSc in Computer Science (2007) from the [http://www.upf.br/ University of Passo Fundo (UPF)], Brazil.
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Nikolay is a PhD student at the [http://cnds.eecs.jacobs-university.de/ Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (CNDS)] group, [http://www.jacobs-university.de/ Jacobs University Bremen].  He received his Bachelor degree in "Electrical Engineering and Computer Science" in 2008, and a M.Sc. degree in "Communications, Systems and Electronics" in 2010. His current research focuses on understanding the behavioral patterns of the Internet users and the ways of differentiating Internet users with as little privacy intrusion as possible.
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== PhD project description ==
 
== PhD project description ==
  
Find and explore new ways to perform bandwidth estimation with goal of link dimensioning.
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In his PhD project Nikolay tries to differentiate hosts based on their Internet traffic patterns. To achieve this objective he applied a number of methods for differentiation and clustering of users. To date different types of unsupervised and supervised clustering algorithms were applied on sets of hosts. This allowed to separate hosts into similar clusters, however did not provide an individual level of host differentiation. In order to augment the technique, he made use of other statistical techniques trying to isolate as many independent and host-descriptive features as possible. It is the combination of these features that allowed him to achieve the success rates of differentiating a single host in a group of hundreds of hosts. At this stage of his research he tries to find the optimal combination of host-related features in order to carry out the differentiation approach with as few false positive results as possible. All of the investigated traffic traces have NetFlow format, which minimizes the possibility of revealing any private information about the investigated hosts.
  
 
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== Recent publications ==
 
== Recent publications ==
  
# Ricardo de O. Schmidt, R. Sadre and A. Pras, 'Gaussian Traffic Revisited'', 12th IFIP Networking, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2013 (to appear)
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You can find a complete list of publications as [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ophBOsQAAAAJ&hl=en indexed by Gogle Scholar]
# M. Hoogesteger, R. de O. Schmidt, A. Sperotto and A. Pras, "Internet's Traffic Statistics Reports", Student Poster at TERENA Networking Conference (TNC), Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2013.
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# R. de O. Schmidt, A. Sperotto, R. Sadre and A. Pras, "Estimating Bandwidth Requirements using Flow-level Measurements", Student Poster at TERENA Networking Conference (TNC), Reykjavík, Iceland, 2012.
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# R. de O. Schmidt, A. Sperotto, R. Sadre and A. Pras, "Towards Bandwidth Estimation using Flow-level Measurements", 6th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2012.
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1. V. Bashko, N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: BonaFide: A Traffic Shaping Detection Tool for Mobile Networks. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013), May 2013
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2. M. Tauber, S.N. Bhatti, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: The Case for Heterogeneous WLAN Environments for Converged Networks. International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2013), January 2013
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3. V. Bajpai,  V. Bashko,  C. David, S. Kuryla, V. Perelman,  J. Schauer,  N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: Design and Prototype Implementation of the WattsApp Telemetry Platform. IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2012), November 2012
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4. V. Bajpai, N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: Flow-based Identification of Failures Caused by IPv6 Transition Mechanisms. 6th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2012), Springer LNCS 7279, June 2012
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5. V. Perelman, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Flow Signatures of Popular Applications. 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Dublin, May 2011.
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6. N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Cybermetrics: User Identification Through Network Flow Analysis. 4th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2010), Springer LNCS 6155, June 2010.
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7. K. Kanev, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Implementation of a Stream-based IP Flow Record Query Language. 4th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2010), Springer LNCS 6155, June 2010.
  
You can find a complete list of publications [http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/view/author/de_Oliveira_Schmidt,_R.html here].
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~schmidtr/ Homepage] of Ricardo de O. Schmidt
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* [http://cnds.eecs.jacobs-university.de/people/nikolay-melnikov/ Homepage]  
* Publications of Ricardo de O. Schmidt, as [http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/pers/hd/s/Schmidt:Ricardo_de_Oliveira.html indexed by DBLP]
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* [http://de.linkedin.com/in/nikolaymelnikov Linkedin]  
* Publications of Ricardo de O. Schmidt, as [http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/view/author/de_Oliveira_Schmidt,_R.html indexed by the University of Twente]
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Latest revision as of 13:02, 1 July 2013

Summary
Student: Nikolay Melnikov
Title: User identification
e-mail: n.melnikov@jacobs-university.de
Affiliation: Jacobs University Bremen, CNDS group
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schönwälder
Start: 1 September 2010
End: -
Funding: FLAMINGO

Biography

Nikolay is a PhD student at the Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (CNDS) group, Jacobs University Bremen. He received his Bachelor degree in "Electrical Engineering and Computer Science" in 2008, and a M.Sc. degree in "Communications, Systems and Electronics" in 2010. His current research focuses on understanding the behavioral patterns of the Internet users and the ways of differentiating Internet users with as little privacy intrusion as possible.


PhD project description

In his PhD project Nikolay tries to differentiate hosts based on their Internet traffic patterns. To achieve this objective he applied a number of methods for differentiation and clustering of users. To date different types of unsupervised and supervised clustering algorithms were applied on sets of hosts. This allowed to separate hosts into similar clusters, however did not provide an individual level of host differentiation. In order to augment the technique, he made use of other statistical techniques trying to isolate as many independent and host-descriptive features as possible. It is the combination of these features that allowed him to achieve the success rates of differentiating a single host in a group of hundreds of hosts. At this stage of his research he tries to find the optimal combination of host-related features in order to carry out the differentiation approach with as few false positive results as possible. All of the investigated traffic traces have NetFlow format, which minimizes the possibility of revealing any private information about the investigated hosts.

Recent publications

You can find a complete list of publications as indexed by Gogle Scholar


1. V. Bashko, N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: BonaFide: A Traffic Shaping Detection Tool for Mobile Networks. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013), May 2013

2. M. Tauber, S.N. Bhatti, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: The Case for Heterogeneous WLAN Environments for Converged Networks. International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2013), January 2013

3. V. Bajpai, V. Bashko, C. David, S. Kuryla, V. Perelman, J. Schauer, N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: Design and Prototype Implementation of the WattsApp Telemetry Platform. IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2012), November 2012

4. V. Bajpai, N. Melnikov, A. Sehgal, J. Schönwälder: Flow-based Identification of Failures Caused by IPv6 Transition Mechanisms. 6th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2012), Springer LNCS 7279, June 2012

5. V. Perelman, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Flow Signatures of Popular Applications. 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Dublin, May 2011.

6. N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Cybermetrics: User Identification Through Network Flow Analysis. 4th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2010), Springer LNCS 6155, June 2010.

7. K. Kanev, N. Melnikov, J. Schönwälder: Implementation of a Stream-based IP Flow Record Query Language. 4th Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2010), Springer LNCS 6155, June 2010.


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