Béla Genge, PhD

I am an Associate Professor at the "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures, Romania. My research interests are: critical infrastructure protection (e.g., power plants, water plants, and the future electricity grid - Smart Grid), anomaly detection systems, and network security in general.


July 2015 - : Associate Professor (and Marie Curie fellow) at the "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures, Romania, working on cyber security and resilience of critical infrastructures.

Febr. 2014 - Aug. 2014: Researcher (part-time) Global Cyber Security Centre, Rome, Italy, on project Security of Energy Systems.

Sept. 2013 - June 2015: Senior Lecturer at the Informatics department of the "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures, Romania.

Sept 2010 - Sept 2013: Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, in the Network and Information Security laboratory.

Febr. 2006 - Sept. 2010: Assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures, Romania.

Febr. 2006 - Sept. 2010: Consultant at Intelligent Building Solutions, Tg. Mures, Romania.

Dec. 2004 - Febr. 2006: Software developer at Integrasoft, Tg. Mures, Romania.


April 25th, 2018

I have been invited to be an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Elsevier.

April 15th, 2018

I have been invited to be an Associate Editor for the Security and Communication Networks, Hindawi.

July 26th, 2017

The "Optimally Scheduled Intervention in the Presence of Vulnerabilities.." paper received the Best Paper Award at INDIN2017, Germany!

February 8th, 2017

Our paper on optimal and resilient design of IDS was accepted in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

November 10th, 2016

I was invited to serve as a member of the TPC of the upcoming IFIP/IEEE Networking 2017 conference, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-15, 2017.

March 29th, 2016

We released the code of OptimalFlow. The code can be freely downloaded under the Apache Software License from the SERENITI project's Web page.

March 22nd, 2016

Our paper entitled Big Data Processing to Detect Abnormal Behavior in Smart Grids was accepted to the 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies.

February 2nd, 2016

Our paper entitled A Framework for Designing Resilient Intrusion Detection Systems for Critical Infrastructures was accepted to the Tenth Annual IFIP Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

July 29th, 2015

Our paper entitled Cyber Security-Aware Network Design of Industrial Control Systems was accepted in the IEEE Systems Journal, the technical journal of the IEEE Systems Council.

July 27th, 2015

We received the Best Paper Award at 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN2015), Cambridge, UK, for the paper A Clustering-based Approach to Detect Cyber Attacks in Process Control Systems.

July 24th, 2015

The paper on Experimental Assessment of Network Design Approaches for Protecting Industrial Control Systems, was accepted in International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Elsevier.

May 27th, 2015

Kiss Istvan won the 1st prize at Positive Hack Days, Moskow, Russia. Congratulations Istvan!

February 10th, 2015

Our paper "A System Dynamics Approach to Assess the Impact of Cyber Attacks in Critical Infrastructures" has been accepted to the Ninth IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Washington DC, USA.

October 24th, 2014

Our contribution "Using Software Defined Networking to Mitigate Cyber Attacks in Industrial Control Systems" (invited book chapter) has been accepted for inclusion in Securing Cyber Physical Systems Book published by CRC Press, USA.

February 12th, 2014

I have been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (48 months). The research under this grant will focus on developing novel techniques for secure and resilient design of critical infrastructures.

November 18th, 2013

The paper on network segmentation for resilient SCADA systems was accepted in Computers & Electrical Engineering, Elsevier.

October 15th, 2013

The paper documenting in detail our experience with EPIC was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. The paper is co-authored by my former colleagues from the JRC.

September 6th, 2013

Together with my colleagues from NIS lab - JRC, Ispra, Italy, we have launched AMICI on SourceForge. "AMICI enables the real-time execution of physical process models developed in Matlab Simulink, in a way that they can interact with real cyber systems."

September 4th, 2013

Starting with the 16th of September I will occupy a position of Senior Lecturer in the Informatics Department at the "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures.

August 30th, 2013

I have changed the style of my home page (some of the pages will require some time to be fully updated).

July 12th, 2013

We have released as open-source the software for anomaly detection in SCADA systems. The software automatically configures Snort to detect traffic anomalies based on connection patterns.

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