Dr. Alin Anton

Engineer with passion
programmer, PhD, CEO

Interview by TeleUniversitatea TV

Contract BC27/27.03.2018 titled "Software Module for Efficiency Assessment of the Hydraulic Pumps in Service for Drinkable Water Systems" has led to the substantial improvement of the pumping algorithm for the hydraulic pumps in service at SC AQUATIM SA, the ones that provide drinkable water for the city.

I was interviewed after improving the cost-efficiency of the drinkable water pumping systems in my hometown, long after my hydraulic pump monitoring project has finished. The research contract BC27/27.03.2018 lasted until December 2018, so I made efforts in my spare time together with Dr. Eng. Adrian Cococeanu in order to figure out a better solution for daytime and nighttime service. This shows that I am tenacious, and that I value my work. I care the most about the actual outcome and the very applied nature of my work.

Places where I have given talks

This is a map with places where I have given talks and presented my work. I have vivid memories of those places and I never asked for somebody else to present my own work and ideas.
Places where I have given talks map

Projects

"Software Module for Efficiency Assessment of the Hydraulic Pumps in Service for Drinkable Water Systems" where I worked as project director @ Uni.

Business Contract between Politehnica University Timisoara and SC AQUATIM SA

Research interests

Cybersecurity

Privacy engineering

Scientific computing

Short list: computer security, computational science and engineering, large-scale high performance numerical computing, supercomputing, numerical simulations, computational fluid dynamics, privacy engineering, free (libre) software, social and ethical implications of technology, reverse engineering, anonymity, covert communication, subversive and disruptive technology;

I'm a computer security, privacy and free software fanatic, with a proven interdisciplinary record track in computational fluid dynamics and scientific computing.

I am know "voodoo" programming (the kind that hurts), computational science and engineering, large-scale high performance numerical computing & supercomputing, numerical simulations, computational fluid dynamics, privacy engineering, free (libre) software, social and ethical implications of computer technology, reverse engineering, more reverse engineering, tough operating system and general security problems, anonymity, covert communication, subversive and disruptive technology... the good news is I'm still with the Jedi 100%. If you think I can help or want to join forces in an interesting project let me know!

If you wonder how voodoo programming looks like, try mixing some badass programming (part Voodoo part Santeria) with some really dark art potions where nobody knows the recipe

Selected papers

PhD Thesis

I don't have a problem making the original full text of my PhD thesis available online in digital form. I think it's my responsibility.

Proven, solid interdisciplinary experience. I am an IT guy. My PhD thesis is titled "Space-Time Window Reconstruction in Parallel High Performance Numerical Simulations: Application for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)" where I showed, for the first time, that it is possible to capture space-time boundary conditions for regions of interest in big data numerical CFD simulations for later reconstruction on commodity hardware.

My PhD thesis is freely available here.

I also invented Bunker jails, a hardened isolation enhancement for lightweight secure virtualization devices on some unix operating systems. This allows for any Internet service daemon, including a web server, to be connected to the world from within a highly compact and secured environment without using networking sockets. The trick is done via reverse local file proxying. This way remote exploits can not succeed as long as the proxy stays true to not doing more than simple proxying.

My article on Bunker jails is freely available here.

  • Alin Anton, Sebastian Muntean, Romeo F. Susan-Resiga, SWIRL2D: An interface tracking algorithm for computing the two-dimensional swirling flows with stagnant region, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Volume 17, Number 4/2016, pp. 366–373, ISSN 1454-9069, WOS:000394189900012.
  • Alin Anton, Vladimir-Ioan Creţu, Albert Ruprecht, Sebastian Muntean, Traffic Replay Compression (TRC): a highly efficient method for handling parallel numerical simulation data, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Volume 14, Number 4/2013, pp. 385–392, ISSN 1454-9069, WOS:000328441500016.
  • Alin Anton, Razvan Cioarga, Bunkers: Jail Application Level Firewall for the Mitigation and Identification of Service Takeover Attacks on HardenedBSD, ESORICS 2019 International Workshops, IOSec, MSTEC, and FINSEC, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, in conjunction with the 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), September 26–27, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42051-2.
  • Alin Anton, Reconstruction of a space-time window in a transient simulation of the breaking of a dam, In Proc. of the 6th Intern. Symp. on Applied Comp. Intel. and Inform. (Timisoara, May 2011), pp. 335–340.
  • Alin Anton, Vladimir Cretu, Fast algorithm for the extraction of a space-time window in finite volume meshes, In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (Timisoara, May 2011), pp. 327–330.

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