Category: Research Activities

  • Dimitris E. Simos – Habilitation completed at TU Graz!

    Congratulations to Dimitris E. Simos (Lead of MATRIS Research Group) for completing his Habilitation at Graz University of Technology. As of Jan.1st 2021, Dimitris is now Associate Professor (non-tenured track, venia docendi for Applied Computer Science) with Graz University of Technology, further strengthening the cooperation between his MATRIS Research Group at SBA Research and the Institute of Software Technology at TU Graz.

  • Dimitris E. Simos appointed as Guest Researcher with US NIST

    As of March 13, 2020, Dimitris E. Simos holds a Guest Researcher appointment with US NIST and is affiliated with the Applied Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the Information Technology Lab (ITL) [1]. In his capacity as an off-site collaborator, Dimitris will further strengthen the ties between MATRIS Research Group of SBA Research and ACMD…

  • NIST Researchers from the US Embassy in Vienna visit SBA Research and MATRIS Research Group

    On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, Amy Mahn and Andreas Lerch visited SBA Research on a mission from the US Embassy in Vienna and were welcomed by Markus Klemen. Amy Mahn is an international policy specialist working in the NIST Applied Cybersecurity Division. Amy’s primary focus in this role is support of the international aspects and alignment…

  • Jovan Zivanovic@ AST 2019

    Jovan Zivanovic from SBA’s MaTRIS research group ( attended the 14th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (, in conjunction with ICSE 2019. Jovan Zivanovic presents the paper “Automated Combinatorial Testing for Detecting SQL Vulnerabilities in Web Applications” (Dimitris E. Simos, Jovan Zivanovic, and Manuel Leithner) Contributions from this paper include three new attack…

  • Combinatorial security testing tutorial @ DATAWorks 2019, Springfield, VA, USA

    Combinatorial security testing tutorial @ DATAWorks 2019, Springfield, VA, USA

    Dimitris E. Simos (MATRIS Research Group – SBA Research) and Rick Kuhn (NIST, Computer Security Division) were invited to jointly present a tutorial on Combinatorial Security Testing at the Defense and Aerospace Test and Analysis workshop (DataWorks 2019) on April 11th, 2019. The event takes place at Springfield, VA, USA and is organized by NASA, Institute for Defense…

  • Bernhard Garn successfully defended his Master Thesis

    Bernhard Garn successfully defended his Master Thesis “Algebraic Methods for Experimental Design Theory” advised by Dimitris E. Simos at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation of TU Vienna. Bernhard gave an excellent presentation.

  • MATRIS Research Group, NIST and Adobe @ IWCT 2019

    An ambitious research collaboration between the MATRIS Research Group of SBA Research (Dimitris E. Simos, Ludwig Kampel, Manuel Leithner, Bernhard Garn), NIST (Rick Kuhn, Raghu Kacker) and Adobe (Riley Smith, Darryl Jarman, Jared Bellows, Gabe Gosney) resulted in two published papers (Measuring Combinatorial Coverage at Adobe, Applying Combinatorial Testing to Large-scale Data Processing at Adobe) in IWCT 2019. These two papers showcase successful…

  • Dimitris E. Simos @ INRIA Paris

    Dimitris E. Simos is visiting INRIA Paris during 19 – 22 February. He is hosted by the project team SECRET.

  • Manuel Leithner @ WI2018

    Manuel Leithner (MATRIS Research Group) presented his paper titled “DOMdiff: Identification and Classification of Inter-DOM Modifications” (Joint work with Dimitris E. Simos) at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2018 (WI2018), which took place in Santiago, Chile, from 2nd to 5th of December. The paper was published within the SecWIT project.

  • NIST Grant awarded to MATRIS Research Group

    Computer data breaches cost companies millions of dollars each year. When combined with the damage leaks of private information do to consumers, the total cost of security issues is even greater. Many systems, including blockchains and Internet of Things systems, are created secure at the design level. However, mistakes in their implementation of those systems…