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Constantine Katsinis

Teaching Professor

Computer Science

Dr. Katsinis' research interests include: Computer Security, Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing Systems, Fault Tolerant Systems, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. Dr. Katsinis received his B. S. from the Polytechnic University of Athens, Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI., all in Electrical Engineering. He has held positions at the University of Denver and the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has been with Drexel since 1998. He is currently Associate Professor of Computer Security at the College of Computing and Informatics. Dr. Katsinis has specialized in computer and network security, parallel computer architectures, fault tolerant systems, image processing and performance analysis. He has been the PI or Co-PI of several research projects supported by NSF, US ARMY MICOM, DARPA, ONR, NASA, IBM, Motorola, and other companies totaling more than $3,000,000. He has supervised 12 MS Students and 5 Ph.D. students. Recently, Dr. Katsinis has been the Co-PI of a one-year contract awarded by the US Army. The purpose of this effort was research and development of computer network capabilities for various mobile devices (such as cell phones) with focus on mobile computing, computer security, information assurance and evaluation of distributed intelligent systems. Currently, Dr. Katsinis is a Co-PI (with faculty from the College of Engineering and the College of Computing & Informatics) of a three-year grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.


  • PhDEE, University of Rhode Island
  • MSEE, University of Rhode Island
  • BSEE, Polytechnic University of Athens, Greece

Research/Teaching Interests

Computer Security, network security, parallel computer architectures, mobile computing, information assurance, fault tolerant systems, image processing and pattern recognition

Select Publications

  • C. Katsinis, "Performance Analysis of the Simultaneous Optical Multiprocessor Exchange Bus", Parallel Computing Journal, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 1079-1115, July 2001.
  • C. Katsinis, "Models of Distributed-shared-memory on An Interconnection Network for Broadcast Communication", Journal of Interconnection Networks, v. 4, n. 1, March 2003.
  • C. Katsinis, "Hot-Spots on an Interconnection Network for Broadcast Communication", Computer Systems Science and Engineering, v. 19, n. 1, Jan. 2004, pp. 49-56.
  • B. Kumar and C. Katsinis, "A Network Based Approach to Malware Detection in Large IT Infrastructures", 9th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, IEEE NCA10, 15-17 July 2010, Cambridge, MA.
  • C. Katsinis, B. Kumar, "A Security Mechanism for Web Servers Based on Deception", the 2012 International Conference on Internet Computing, ICOMP'12, July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
  • C. Katsinis, B. Kumar, "A Framework for Intrusion Deception on Web Servers", the 2013 International Conference on Internet Computing, ICOMP'13, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Grant Awards

  • NSF, $888,491. Kapil Dandekar, Rachel Greenstadt, Constantine Katsinis, Steven Weber, Christopher Yang. “Capacity Building: Development and Dissemination of the Drexel University Cybersecurity Program” (Drexel University). 2012-2015.
  • NSF, $66,000. Constantine Katsinis. “Postdoc: An Interconnection Network Architecture for Petaflops Computing”, (Drexel University). 2001-2005.
  • NSF, $76,440. Constantine Katsinis, Bahram Nabet. “CISE Research Instrumentation: Prototype development of the Simultaneous Optical Multiprocessor Exchange Bus computer” (Drexel University). 2000-2004.
  • NSF, $200,000. Richard Cairncross, Bakhtier Farouk, Constantine Katsinis, Antonios Zavaliangos, Aspasia Zerva. “Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer: Multi-Disciplinary Need to Advance Computing in Engineering” (Drexel University). 1999-2003.