Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a three-month programming project during their break from university. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis and Shreyas Srinivasa will be mentoring an external student from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), which is studying MSc in information systems.
benefits to AAU and society
Having AAU-researchers mentoring the GSoC will benefit AAU in the sense that it will contribute to one of the core research areas in the Department of Electronic Systems, i.e. Honeypots.
-With the support of this year’s GSoC program, we are able to significantly improve our mobile honeypot (called HosTaGe) and therefore advance our research capabilities, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis explains
Furthermore, the GSoC brings back a lot to society as it is a project that significantly contributes to the global open source community. This is of great benefit for students who learn a lot about open source programs and contribute a significant amount of work to them while also receiving a stipend from Google.
Mentor in GSoC
To be a mentor in GSoC you need to be part of an open source organization that participates in it. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis is a member of the Honeynet project; a non-profit security international organization that focuses on honeypots and cyber security. Moreover, you need to request a project to be part of this year’s GSoC.
-Students from all over the world will search for projects that are of interest to them and apply. After a rigorous selection process from Google, we are happy that our project was approved and that a student from the Athens University of Economics and Business will work with us for the next months, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis says
Read more about the GSoC
The Honeynet project
The project is a leading international 501c3 non-profit security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve internet security. With Chapters around the world, volunteers have contributed to fight against malware (such as Confickr), discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by businesses and government agencies all over the world. The organization continues to be on the cutting edge of security research by working to analyze the latest attacks and educating the public about threats to information systems across the world.
Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
Camilla Klindt Thorup, Communication Officer, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University