Aida Causevic, Senior Lecturer


Aida Causevic is a senior lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineering division at School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. She received her PhD title at the Mälardalen University in January 2014 defending her thesis entitled: "Formal Approaches for Behavioral Modeling and Analysis of Design-time Services and Service Negotiations" (LINK).

She has defended her licentiate thesis with the title "Formal Approaches to Service-oriented Design: From Behavioral Modeling to Service Analysis", in June 2011 (LINK).

Aida obtained her master degree from University of Sarajevo and Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 2007. The thesis entitled as "Program Evaluation Using Fuzzy Logic with Bad Smells as Inputs" has been done under DAAD-BiHSP scholarship program and in cooperation of University Sarajevo (B&H) and University Paderborn (GER). Link to the conference paper publication that resulted from the theis.

Her current research includes work on addressing the challenges of security informed autonomous cyber-physical systems. This work is done through The Knowledge Foundation funded project SAFSEC-CPS, Process Industrial IT and Automation funded project RAASS (Risk Analysis of Autonomous System of Systems) and ECSEL JU SafeCop (Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication) in close collaboration with industry, with companies such as Volvo Construction Equippment, ABB Robotics and Knightec AB.

She also serves as a program committee member for Embedded Conference Scandinavia since 2016. In 2018 she participated in Science@MDH, an event that aims at presenting research conducted at MDH to high school students in Sörmland och Västmanland. In her presentation she talked about the need for a systematic and structured way of addressing both functional safety and cybersecurity.

In her post doc period she has been involved in research on addressing security challenges in wireless sensor networks for health within ESS-H profile (LINK).

During her PhD studies Aida has been working on developing adequate methods and tools for specification, modeling, and formal analysis of services and service compositions in Service-Oriented Systems (SOS). First part of the doctoral studies has been conducted under FP7 Q-ImPreSS (Quality Impact Prediction for Evolving Service-Oriented Software) project, with aim at bringing service orientation to critical software systems, such as industrial production control, telecommunication, and critical enterprise applications.

The second part of her PhD studies has been carried out within the "Contract-Based Components for Embedded Software - CONTESSE" project. The aim of the project has been to advance state of the art in component- and model-based software development by improving prerequisites for efficient reuse of components via well defined contracts.

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Latest publications:

Systematic False Positive Mitigation in Safe Automated Driving Systems (Nov 2020)
Ayhan Mehmed, Wilfried Steiner , Aida Causevic
2020 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (INDEL 2020)

Data-driven Anomaly Detection for Railway Propulsion Control Systems (Oct 2020)
Ajna Hodzic , Dzenita Skulj , Aida Causevic
46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2020)

Access Control for Smart Manufacturing Systems (Sep 2020)
Björn Leander, Aida Causevic, Hans Hansson, Tomas Lindström
2nd Workshop on Systems, Architectures, and Solutions for Industry 4.0 (SASI4)

An Actor-based Approach for Security Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems (Sep 2020)
Fereidoun Moradi, Sara Abbaspour Asadollah, Ali Sedaghatbaf, Aida Causevic, Marjan Sirjani, Carolyn Talcott
25th International Conference on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS20)

Formal Verification of an Approach for Systematic False Positive Mitigation in Safe Automated Driving System (Apr 2020)
Ayhan Mehmed, Wilfried Steiner , Aida Causevic

Service Realizability Check as a Technique to Support a Service Security Assurance Case (Feb 2020)
Predrag Filipovikj, Aida Causevic, Elena Lisova
21st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT'20)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Ayhan Mehmed
Björn Leander
Fereidoun Moradi