Nikos Tsikoudis
Nikos Tsikoudis
PhD student - Research assistant
Computer Science Department
Brandeis University

About/Contact  Work Experience  Work in Progress  Publications  Education  Distinctions and Awards  


I am currently a PhD student at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts working with Prof. Liuba Shrira. I hold a B.Sc. (2010) and a M.Sc. (2013) from the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete, Greece.

From 2010-2013 I was a Research Assistant at Distributed Computing Systems Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH-ICS).

My research interests include:
Databases, File Systems, and Distributed Systems
Systems and Network Security

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Postal mail address:
Nikos Tsikoudis
Department of Computer Science, MS 018
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA, 02454, USA

Volen Center, Room 111
Here is maps and directions to campus

Work Experience

Research Assistant
Brandeis University
Development of novel storage system approaches for scalable high-performance snapshot analysis.
ICS-FORTH  (2010-2013)
Development of tools for File Systems and Distributed Systems.
Participated in EU-funded projects.

Teaching Assistant
University of Crete
TEM 101 - Introduction of Computer Science (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)
M 206 - Introduction of Computer Science (Spring 2009)
CS 345 - Operating Systems (Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
CS 380 - Algorithms and Complexity (Spring 2011)
CS 457 - Introduction to Secure Systems (Spring 2012)
CS 455 - Network Attacks and Defense Techniques Laboratory (Spring 2013)
Brandeis University
COSI 31A - Computer Systems Structure and Organization (Fall 2013)
COSI 147A - Distributed Systems (Spring 2014, Spring 2018)
COSI 131A - Operating Systems (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
COSI 12B - Advanced Programming Techniques (Spring 2015)
COSI 146A - Principles of Computer System Design (Spring 2017)

Work in Progress


Conference Publications

Journal Publications


Information about my publications is also available online at DBLP and Google Scholar.


Ph.D Student
Brandeis University, Computer Science Department
September 2013 - present

M.A. in Computer Science
Brandeis University, Computer Science Department
September 2013 - December 2016
GPA: 3.963/4.0
Selected Graduate Courses Attended:

M.Sc. in Computer Science
University of Crete, Computer Science Department
September 2010 - June 2013
GPA: 9.2/10.0
Thesis: LEoNIDS: a Low-latency and Energy-efficient Network Intrusion Detection System (
pdf) (slides)
Selected Graduate Courses Attended:

B.Sc. in Computer Science
University of Crete, Computer Science Department
September 2005 - September 2010
GPA: 7.72/10.0
Thesis: Kernel support for efficient per-flow selective packet discarding

Distinctions and Awards

Gerondelis Foundation, Inc. Grant for Academic Excellence (2014)

ICS-FORTH Fellowship to conduct graduate research (September 2010 - June 2013)

Certificate of the Gold Prize of the malware-analysis competition at the 7th International Workshop on Security (IWSEC 2012), in Fukuoka, Japan.