Kirill Belyaev
Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Office: CSB 248
Phone: (970) 491-7773
kirill AT cs DOT colostate DOT edu

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Computer Science Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. I received my M.S. in Computer Science in the Fall of 2011 from Colorado State University. My M.S advisor was Dr. Dan Massey.

My Ph.D. advisor is Dr. Indrakshi Ray. I am a member of DBSEC Research group. This is a link to my Google Scholar profile.

This is a copy of my CV.

I validate research ideas through experimental prototypes to understand, model and verify them. My research interests span several areas. More specifically, I am interested in the following topics (to name a few):
  • Secure and Dependable Systems, Protocols and Services
  • Access Control and Audit
  • Information Flow Control
  • Filtering and Dissemination of XML Streams
  • Publish-Subscribe Architectures
My main line of research is focused on Access and Information Flow Control framework for secure deployment of services. With the advancements in contemporary multi-core CPU architectures and increase in main memory capacity, it is now possible for a server OS, such as Linux, to deploy a large number of concurrent services on a single server instance. Individual components of such services may run in different isolated runtime environments -- OS-level containers, such as chrooted jails. Service components may need restricted access to system resources and the ability to share data and coordinate with each other in a regulated and secure manner across such environments. We developed such a component-oriented access control framework that permits policy formulation, management, and enforcement of complex service workflows.

As part of future work, I plan to extend my component-oriented access control to security of monolithic server-oriented applications through compartmentalization. Such applications could be decomposed into a set of service compartments -- independent modules based on functionality. I also plan to investigate the applicability of developed technology to services which components are distributed across different nodes in cloud datacenters, akin to Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Consequently, I am also interested in future research on problems in service orchestration and its security.

Prior to embarking on Graduate Studies in US, I held several industry positions in my beautiful home country of Tajikistan. My last industry position in Tajikistan before coming to US in 2009 was the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the VoIP division within MegaFon Tajikistan Telecommunications Operator, where I delivered complete international mobile VoIP service solution for MegaFon’s cell phone customers base (1.5 million subscribers) using open-source Linux based software that included VoIP billing service running on top of PostgreSQL DB, Cisco switches, routers and VoIP gateways, Linux-based VoIP softswitch appliance and service monitoring system all deployed on the cluster of Sun blade servers running Slackware Linux OS.


Copies of my publications are easily accessible at my ResearchGate profile.

Research projects

Other software

Awards and Honors

  • Best Student Paper Award. SECRYPT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program Alumni (2009-2011)

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