Fall Security Speaker Series

The Cybersecurity Institute runs a Fall Security Speaker Series. We are in the process of inviting speakers for 2019, which will start in September. All talks will be on Tuesdays at 230pm and take place in CS151 - except the Stefan Savage talk (different time). Current speakers for 2019 include:

  • 9/10 Prof. Tongping Liu, ECE UMass Amherst
  • 9/18 Prof. Stefan Savage, UC San Diego. [CICS Distinguished Lecture Series] a Wednesday@4pm in CS151
  • 9/24 Dr. Ahmad Bashir, Northeastern Univ (and soon UC Berkeley) 
    On the Privacy Implications of Real Time Bidding 
  • 10/1 Dr. Arthur H. House, Cybersecuity Chief, State of Connecticut.
  • 10/8 Dr. Markus Hofmann, Bell Labs.
    Reshaping Our Interactions and Communications
  • 10/22 Pardis Naeini (CMU) [CICS Rising Star Series]
  • 10/29 Dr. Reinier Broker, Center for Communications Research
  • 11/12 TBA
  • 11/13 Caroline Lemieux (Berkeley) [CICS Rising Star Series] 
  • 11/19 Prof. Adam Bates, UIUC
  • 12/3   Prof. Elaine Shi, Cornell Univ.
  • 12/10 Prof. Michelle Mauzek, Univ Maryland College Park.

We have a few more speakers in progress. Titles and abstracts will be posted as we receive them. This page is easily linked to as http://infosec.cs.umass.edu/speakers.


The following speakers were scheduled in 2018.  A list of previous speakers is available as well. 


 Tony Martin, Intel
Ghost in the Shell


 Prof. Chip Weems, UMass Amherst, CICS
"Meltdown and Spectre: Exploiting Abandoned State in the Microarchitecture"


 Dr. Simson Garfinkel, U.S. Census
Issues Encountered Deploying Differential Privacy


 Prof. Subhransu Maji, UMass Amherst, CICS
 Adversarial Attacks Against Machine Learning Systems


 Prof. Dan Holcomb, UMass Amherst, ECE
 Hardware Security


 Prof. Natallia Katenka, University of Rhode Island
Epidemiological Study of Browser-Based Malware for University Network with Partially Observed Flow Data


 Prof. Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Northeastern University
 Automated Attack Discovery for TCP Implementations


 Prof. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan
Cybersecurity and U.S. Elections


 Christopher Kelly, Dir., Digital Evidence Lab, Office of the Attorney General, MA
 TBA [Cybercrime]


 Dr. Zheni Utic, UMass Amherst, Statistics
 "Machine Learning Methods for Network Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems"


 Jeff Long, MITRE
 "Software Defined Radio and Cyber Security"


  Dr. Paula Donovan, Lincoln Labs
  "Quantitative Evaluation of Moving Target Technology"