Mike Burmester joined FSU as a professor in Computer Science in 2001. He is also a director of the Center for Security and Assurance in IT (C-SAIT), which is responsible for making Florida State University a NSA/DHA Center of Academic Excellence in IA education (CAEIAE) and Research (CAR-R). Before that he was a Reader in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rome (La Sapienza). Mike has worked in Information Security since 1989, with focus on cryptography, and has received over 4 million dollars in grant awards. He serves as editor of four Journals in Information Security, and has chaired and/or organized several Workshops and Conferences. He has published two Books, five Book Chapters and over 120 journal and refereed conference publications covering a wide range of security topics.
Main research interest is securing distributed applications.
Particular topics include: privacy/anonymity, pervasive/ubiquitous systems,
lightweight cryptographic applications, RFIDs and sensor applications,
trust management, and group key exchange. Recent work focuses on modularity
and composability for secure lightweight cryptographic applications.
- Mike Burmester, Tri van Le and Alec Yasinsac. "Adaptive gossip protocols: managing security and redundancy in dense ad hoc networks". J of Ad hoc Networks, Elsevier, 5(3):313--323 (2007)
- Mike Burmester, Prasanta Das, Martin Edwards and Alec Yasinsac. "Multi-Domain trust management in variable threat environments ---a user-centric model". IEEE Proc Military Communications Conf MILCOM 2009, Boston, 2009
- Mike Burmester and Breno de Medeiros. "Towards provable security for MANET applications", IEEE Trans Mobile Computing (TMC), 8(9): 1180-1188 (2009)
- Mike Burmester, Tri van Le, Breno de Medeiros and Gene Tsudik. "Provably Secure Ubiquitous Systems: Universally Composable RFID Authentication Protocols", ACM Trans Inf and System Security (TISSEC), 18(2):1-33 (2009)
- Mike Burmester, Breno de Medeiros, Jorge Munilla, and Alberto Peinado. "Secure EPC Gen2 compliant Radio Frequency Identification". Intern Conf on AD-HOC Networks & Wireless ADHOC-NOW 2009, LNCS #5973, Springer, pp. 227-240
- M. Burmester and Y. Desmedt. "Is hierarchical public-key certification the next target for hackers?" Communications of the ACM 47(8), pp. 68--74 (2004)
- Amos Beimel, Mike Burmester, Yvo Desmedt and Eyal Kushilevitz. "Computing Functions of a Shared Secret", SIAM J of Discrete Math, 13(3), pp. 324-345 (2000)