Andrew L. Kostevich

Position

Head of the Computer Security Laboratory

Education

  • 2000: Ph.D., Belarusian State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; advisor: Yu.S.Kharin.
  • 1996: M.S., Belarusian State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Research interests:

  • analysis of cryptographic algorithms and key management protocols
  • traffic analysis
  • vulnerability assesment
  • multiple hypotheses testing in cryptography
  • statistical testing of true random number generators

Teaching

  • Course "Methods in Cryptography": Faculty of Radiophysics and Computer technologies
  • Course "Methods in Cryptography": Institute of Informational Technologies and Management
  • Laboratory "Testing of random and pseudo-random sequences": Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Scientific guidance of students of thr Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, specialties "Computer Security" and "Applied Mathematics"

Post-graduate students:

  • I.S. Nikitina (specialty 05.13.19 "Methods and systems for information secuirity")
    Thesis: "Analysis of multiple hypotheses testing procedures in cryptography"
  • A.V. Shilkin (specialty 05.13.19 "Methods and systems for information secuirity")
    Thesis: "Development of statistical tests based on predictors for testing of binary sequences in cryptography"

Master students:

  • V.I. Semenov (2010-2011), specialty "Computer Security"
    Master degree thesis: "Analysis of probabilistic and statistical properties of universal predictors"
  • N.I. Vashkevich (2007-2008), specialty "Applied Mathematics"
    Master degree thesis: "Development of robust methods for multiple hypotheses testing under dependency"
  • A.V. Shilkin (2006-2007), specialty "Applied Mathematics"
    Master degree thesis: "Hypotheses testing of Markov chains of large order" 

Some Publications in English

Probability and Statistical Methods in Cryptography

  1. Kostevich A.L., Shilkin A.V. Analysis of tests for randomness based on universal predictors: Bernoulli trials case.- Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference "Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Complex Stochastic Data and Systems" (September 7-11, 2010, Minsk).- Minsk: Belarusian State University, 2010, Vol. 2, pp.36-39. (pdf)
  2. Kostevich A.L., Nikitina I.S. Increasing the power of a two-level chi-square procedure of multiple hypothesis testing.- Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference "Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Complex Stochastic Data and Systems" (September 7-11, 2010, Minsk).- Minsk: Belarusian State University, 2010, Vol. 2, pp. 47-50. (pdf)
  3. Kostevich A.L., Nikitina I.S. Robustness of Two-Level Testing Procedures under Distortions of First Level Statistics.- Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference "Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Complex Stochastic Data and Systems" (September 11-15, 2007, Minsk).- Minsk: Belarusian State University, 2007, Vol. 1, pp. 128-131. (pdf)
  4. Kostevich A.L., Shilkin A.V. On Approach to Randomness Testing on the base of the Universal Predictors.- Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference "Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Complex Stochastic Data and Systems" (September 11-15, 2007, Minsk).- Minsk: Belarusian State University, 2007, Vol. 1, pp.256-259. (pdf)
  5. Kharin Yu., Kostevich A. Discriminant analysis of stationary finite Markov chains.- Mathematical Methods of Statistics, 2004, vol. 13, N 1, pp.235-252. (pdf)
  6. Kostevich A.L., Shmuratko A.S. On accuracy of tests for Bernoulli trials.- Computer Data Analysis and Modeling/Robustness and Computer Intensive Methods: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference,Belarussian State University.– Minsk, 2004, Vol. 1, pp.288-292. (pdf)

Training of specialists

  1. Kharin Yu.S., Kostevich A.L. "Standard Cryptographic Algorithms" Course for Training and Retraining of Specialists on Computer Security // Proceedings of the IFIP TC11WG 11.8 Forth World Conference "Information Security Education" WISE4 (18-20 May 2005, Moscow, Russia). (pdf)

Contact information

Andrew L. Kostevich
Research Institute for Applied Problems of Mathematics and Informatics
Belarusian State University
11 Revolutsionnaya str., Office 206
Minsk, Belarus, 220030
Telephone:+375(017)2095042
Fax:+375(017)2095104
kostevich at bsu by