Malicious-and Accidental-Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications
IST Research Project IST-1999-11583
1 January 2000 - 28 February 2003

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MAFTIA involved experts from 5 countries and 6 organisations. The Industrial Advisory Board provided valuable feedback on the work of the project.

Research was organised into six workpackages.

Find out more about the key scientific results and achievements, and the benefits of this research collaboration.

Brian Randell and Robert Stroud were the principal researchers at Newcastle.

Paulo Veríssimo and Nuno Ferreira Neves led investigations at Lisboa.

QinetiQ's research was led by Colin O'Halloran and Sadie Creese.

Birgit Pfitzmann (now at IBM Zurich), Michael Steiner (now at IBM Thomas Watson), and André Adelsbach led the research at Saarland.

Research at LAAS was led by David Powell and Yves Deswarte.

IBM Zurich
Michael Waidner, Marc Dacier (now at Institut Eurécom), Andreas Wespi and Christian Cachin led the work at IBM Zurich.

Michael Waidner

Michael Waidner is Head of the Network Security and Cryptography research group at IBM Zurich.

He was awarded the Diploma and Doctorate in Computer Science (Univ. Karlsruhe 1986 and 1991, respectively). From 1986 - 1994 he was a researcher at the Univ. of Karlsruhe (Inst. for Computer Design and Fault Tolerance) and lecturer at the Univ. of Karlsruhe and Darmstadt.

From 1993 - 1994 he was a researcher in the EU ESPRIT Project CAFE (involved in the development of a privacy-protecting, smartcard-based payment system). Since 1994 he has worked with IBM Research, since 1996 as research manager. He was one of the main designers of iKP, IBM’s contribution to the SET secure payments protocol standard.

He is (co)author of 56 published research articles in cryptography, network security, and dependability and a member of several scientific programme committees.