University of Minnesota
Computer Science & Engineering

Cybersecurity: Opportunities and Challenges

Cray Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday, October 08, 2007

Presenter: Pradeep Khosla
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: EE/CS 3-180
Sponsor: CRAY
Host: Nikos Papanikolopoulos
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This talk will address the current state of cybersecurity and argue that this is one of the fields that requires an integration of technologies from various disciplines to create a solution.  We will describe some results from the areas of software attestation, biometrics, packet tracing and bring these all together to show how no single technology can result in security but rather an integration of several technologies may offer the opportunity to create a solution.  The talk will be motivated by several questions, such as, why can we not reduce spam, etc.  In addition, the talk will make the case that cybersecurity is one of the few areas that require technology, policy, business, and legal issues to be addressed simultaneously in order to be effective.

Speaker Bio

Pradeep Khosla is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Founding Director of CyLab.  CyLab is a university wide effort that involves 30 faculty and 100 PhD students and the research portfolio in CyLab spans technology, policy, and business issues.

Prior to occupying his current position, Dr. Khosla served as the Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Information Networking Institute.  He is the recipient of several awards including the McDowell award from IEEE Computer Society, the George Westinghouse award for education from ASEE, and the Cybersecurity education award from the Business Software Alliance.  Dr. Khosla is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAI, and AAAS and was elected as member of the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to research and education.

Dr. Khosla serves on the advisory boards of several universities, and venture capital funds.  He is a member of the board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, The Childrens Institute, and Quantapoint Inc.

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