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Panos Papadimitratos

Associate Professor


I am an Associate Professor at KTH, Stockholm, in the School of Electrical Engineering and its Communication Networks division. I am also affiliated with the ACCESS center. My research is concerned with security for networked systems. Wireless security has been a main work theme, and other research interests are privacy, mobile computing, and networking.  


Short biography

I earned my PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. After being a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, and a scientist at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, I joined the faculty of KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.


Research projects

Recent activities include secure ranging/distance bounding and localization, security and privacy-enhancing technologies for vehicular communication systems, location privacy, formal reasoning on wireless security protocols, and wireless sensor network secruity. Detailed information on past and on-going projects is here.


Teaching and student information

I will be teaching courses on the security of networked systems, open to undergraduate/MSc as well as PhD students. Detailed information is available here. For MSc thesis topics, please see the "Student projects" section. If you are interested in working with me for your PhD, please look at the "Open positions" section.


Other activities

I have been involved in a number of venues, such as IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, and ACM ASIACCS, Mobihoc, WiSec. I am also an Area Editor for the ACM MC2R journal. More details here.


Representative publications

“On the Performance of Secure Vehicular Communication Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, to appear

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“Randomized Countermeasure Against Parasitic Adversaries in Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 1036 – 1045, September 2010

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“Design and Performance of Secure Geo-cast for Vehicular Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 2456-2471, June 2010

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“Castor: Scalable Secure Routing for Ad-hoc Networks,” IEEE INFOCOM 2010, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2010 

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“Effectiveness of Distance-Decreasing Attacks Against Secure Impulse Radio Ranging,” ACM WiSec, Hoboken, NJ, March 2010

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“Privacy-Preserving Relationship Path Discovery in Social Networks,” CANS, Kanazawa, Japan, December 2009

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“Vehicular communication systems: Enabling technologies, applications, and future outlook on intelligent transportation,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 84-95, November 2009

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“Secure Vehicular Communication Systems: Design and Architecture,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 11, pp. 100-109, November 2008

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“GNSS positioning: Attacks and Countermeasures,” IEEE MILCOM, San Diego, CA, USA, November 2008

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“Towards provable secure neighbor discovery in wireless networks,”ACM CCS FMSE,Alexandria, VA, USA, October 2008

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“Secure Neighbor Discovery in Wireless Networks: Formal Investigation of Possibility,” ACM ASIACCS, Tokyo, Japan, March 2008

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“On Data-Centric Trust Establishment in Ephemeral Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE INFOCOM, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 2008                                    

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“Secure Data Communication in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 343-356, February 2006

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“How to Specify and How to Prove Correctness of Secure Routing Protocols for MANET,” IEEE BroadNets, San Jose, CA, USA, October 2006

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“Secure Route Discovery for QoS-Aware Routing in Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, NJ, April 2005

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“Securing the Internet Infrastructure,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Telecommunication Networks Security, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 60-68, October 2002           

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“Secure Routing for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” SCS CNDS, San Antonio, TX, January 2002

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A full list of publications (journals, conferences, workshops, book chapters, demos, technical reports, short papers, and posters), and invited talks is available at the publications page.


  • Networked systems security, wireless networking, mobile computing, privacy


  • Networked Systems Security

  • For details please click here.

PhD Program

  • EE Doctoral School

Open positions

Student projects


  • Tel: +46 8 790 4263
    (on campus, dial 4263)
    Fax: +46 8 790 8400

    Office: KTH Campus
    Osquldas v. 10
    Floor 5, Room A:537

    Map and instructions

Lab administrator

Mailing address

    Osquldas väg 10
    SE-100 44 Stockholm


  • Panos is the short version of Panagiotis (official first name, used in many of my publications).

    Πάνος Παπαδημητράτος is the Greek writing of my name.

    Photo (summer '10) from a promenade in the outskirts of Lausanne (Grazing Swiss cows not visible in this frame).