Dr.ir. S.E. (Sicco) Verwer

profiel

Biografie

I am assistant professor in machine learning with applications in cyber security and software engineering at TU Delft since 2014. Before this, I have been a postdoctoral researcher for several years at RU Nijmegen, KU Leuven, and TU Eindhoven. I have worked on several topics in machine learning and am best known for my work in grammatical inference, i.e., learning state machines from trace data. I have researched and implemented several algorithms for learning such models including RTI, which is one of the first that is able to learn timed automata. In 20130, I received a VENI grant from STW to extend this work and apply it in cyber security. Other recent work includes several methods for declarative modelling of machine learning problems using mathematical solvers, and making classifiers discrimination-aware.
I teach two courses in the cyber security master at TU Delft: Cyber Data Analytics and Automated Software Testing and Reverse Engineering.

Expertise

I am an assistant professor in machine learning with applications in cyber security, software engineering, and mathematical optimization. My broad interest is in the development of new machine learning technology, in particular, state machine learning. 
I focus on using machine learning for tasks other than prediction, such as analysis, optimization, control, and verification. 
My main research line is to learn interpretable models from software logs such as network traces. To this aim, we have developed the open source   flexfringe tool (  automatonlearning.net), an implementation of flexible learning of state machines from trace data. We have used flexfringe for learning behavioral profiles of  malware, learn models for  intrusion detection in industrial control systems, and  discover bugs in payment systems.

publicaties
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2016 - Cyber Data Analytics
2015 - Software Testing and Reverse Engineering
2015 - Cyber Data Analytics
2018 - Software Testing and Reverse Engineering
2018 - Introduction to Biometrics
2018 - Cyber Data Analytics
2017 - Software Testing and Reverse Engineering
2017 - Cyber Data Analytics
2016 - Software Testing and Reverse Engineering