Dr. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis

nameEmmanouil Vasilomanolakis

Senior Researcher

Postdoc (Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (SPIN))

phone+49 (6151) 16 - 23199

+49 (6151) 16 - 23202


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postal address

TU Darmstadt - FB 20
FG Telekooperation
Hochschulstraße 10
D-64289 Darmstadt

Short Bio

I am a senior researcher (post-doc) at Technische Universität Darmstadt. My research interests include collaborative intrusion detection, honeypots and alert data correlation.

I received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2016 for my dissertation "On Collaborative Intrusion Detection". Heretofore, I received my diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and MSc from the University of the Aegean (Greece) in 2008 and 2011 respectively. My master thesis, in the area of honeypots, was conducted in cooperation with the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Lastly, I worked as a researcher for AGT International, on the field of IoT security, from 2014-2015.

For an updated overview of my activities, have a look at my personal website.


Additional Attributes


On Collaborative Intrusion Detection

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
July 2016
[Online-Edition: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5596/]

BoobyTrap: On Autonomously Detecting and Characterizing Crawlers in P2P Botnets

Shankar Karuppayah, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Steffen Haas, Mathias Fischer, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE ICC Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, p. 1-7, May 2016
[Online-Edition: http://icc2016.ieee-icc.org/]

Multi-stage Attack Detection and Signature Generation with ICS Honeypots

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Shreyas Srinivasa, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT), p. 1227 - 1232, April 2016
[Online-Edition: http://www.dissect.vcu.edu/2016]

Towards the creation of synthetic, yet realistic, intrusion detection datasets <b>(best paper award)</b>

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Nikolay Milanov, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT), p. 1209 - 1214, April 2016
[Online-Edition: http://www.dissect.vcu.edu/2016/]

SkipMon: a Locality-Aware Collaborative Intrusion Detection System

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Matthias Kruegl, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Mathias Fischer, Max Mühlhäuser
In: International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), p. 1 - 8, December 2015

Probe-response attacks on collaborative intrusion detection systems: effectiveness and countermeasures

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Michael Stahn, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), p. 699 - 700, September 2015

Did you really hack a nuclear power plant? An industrial control mobile honeypot

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Shreyas Srinivasa, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), p. 729 - 730, September 2015

ID2T: a DIY dataset creation toolkit for Intrusion Detection Systems

Carlos Garcia Cordero, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Nikolay Milanov, Christian Koch, David Hausheer, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), p. 739 - 740, September 2015

On the Security and Privacy of Internet of Things Architectures and Systems

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Jörg Daubert, Manisha Luthra, Vangelis Gazis, Alexander Wiesmaier, Panagiotis Kikiras
In: International Workshop on Secure Internet of Things (SIoT) 2015, ESORICS, p. 49 - 57, September 2015

A Survey of Technologies for the Internet of Things

Vangelis Gazis, Manuel Görtz, Marco Huber, Alessandro Leonardi, Kostas Mathioudakis, Alexander Wiesmaier, Florian Zeiger, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
In: International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Machine - to - Machine Communications (M2M) & Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop, p. 1090 - 1095 , August 2015

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Posters, Demos and Talks

  • 10-11.06.2014 Collaborative Intrusion Detection using Mobile Honeypots
    Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Shankar Karuppayah, Mathias Fischer, Max Muhlhauser
    Intel Workshop on Cyberphysical and Mobile Security, Darmstadt, Germany (poster)
  • 21.04.2013 A short introduction to honeypots
    FOSSCOMM 2013, Athens, Greece (invited talk)

Summer/Winter Schools & Workshops

  • European Intensive Program on Information and Communication Security (IPICS), University of Regensburg, Germany, 2008
  • 4th Summer School on Network & Information Security (NIS): The Challenge of the Changing Risk Landscape, jointly organized by ENISA and FORTH, Greece, 2011
  • Honeynet Project Workshop (Under a full scholarship offered by the Honeynet Project), Warsaw Poland, 2014

Topics for Bachelor and Master Theses

Please check the list bellow for open Bachelor or Master thesis topics. Our group always offers a selection of challenging topics in the area of intrusion detection and Cyber Security. If you see an open topic that appears to be interesting for you, kindly drop me an email.


2 Entries found


Reverse engineering of sophisticated malware

Master Thesis


• Knowledge in reverse engineering is a must!

• Understanding of C and Assembly languages

• General understanding of network protocols


Semantic/statistical analysis of hacked & leaked passwords

Master Thesis

in progress

Regardless of advances in biometrics and other alternatives, good old passwords are still the main authentication medium nowadays. At the same time, hacked/stolen passwords are sold in the dark web for trivial amounts of money (or even for free). Now, imagine a massive leaked password database: how much can we learn from it?


Winter Term 2017/2018

Winter Term 2016/2017

  • Seminar Telekooperation
  • Protection in Networked Systems ‒ Trust, Resilience, and Privacy (course web page)

Winter Term 2015/2016

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum
  • Oberseminar TK (link)

Winter Term 2014/2015

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topics: "Analysis of collaborative data correlation algorithms with a focus on alert data correlation", "A survey of the security features of IoT platforms and architectures", "A Survey on Security in the Internet of Thing’s Machine-to-Machine Platforms"
  • Projectpraktikum
    Supervision: HosTaGe

Summer Term 2014

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topic "
    Alert Correlation and Aggregation for Collaborative Intrusion Detection"
  • Simulation und Evaluation von Computernetzwerken (SECoN) (course web page)

Winter Term 2013/2014

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topics "Mobile Honeypots: A survey" and (Co-advisor) "Mobile Live Forensics"
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum
    Co-supervision "HOsTaGe: 2.0"
  • Projectpraktikum
    Co-supervision "HOsTaGe: Arm and Loaded"

Summer Term 2013

Winter Term 2012/2013

  • Seminar Security, Privacy, and Trust
    Advisor for topic “Attacks on Intrusion Detection Systems
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