IEEE Miami Section

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December 7th, 2016

 

 

Extending Detection with Forensic Information

Invited Lecture by

Berkay Celik

Date: Dec 7, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM
Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-3350

Abstract:For over a quarter century, security-relevant detection has been driven by models learned from input features collected from real or simulated environments. An artifact (e.g., network event, potential malware sample, suspicious email) is deemed malicious or non-malicious based on its similarity to the learned model at run-time. However, the training of the models has been historically limited to only those features available at run time. This talk covers an alternate model construction approach that trains models using forensic “privileged” information–features available at training time, but not at runtime–to improve the accuracy and resilience of detection systems. In particular, we adapt and extend recent advances in knowledge transfer, model influence, and distillation to enable the use of forensic data in a range of security domains. Such techniques open the door to systems that can integrate forensic data directly into detection models, and therein provide a means to fully exploit the information available about past security-relevant events.

Bio: Berkay Celik is a PhD student in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University working with Prof. Patrick McDaniel and a member of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory (SIIS). His research focuses on solving privacy and security problems using system techniques, machine learning, and probability/statistics. He obtained his MS degree in Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University. During his MS. studies, he worked with Prof. George Kesidis and Prof. David J. Miller on NSF NeTSE Unsupervised Flow-Based Clustering project. His research focused on network security and design of learning algorithms. Moreover, he worked under the direction of Prof. Sema Oktug at Istanbul Technical University focusing on practical security problems.

 

 

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April 25th, 2016

ESRL IAS

The Energy Systems Research Laboratory presents

LLG Micromagnetic Analysis of Perpendicular Recording Heads – Write Head and Spin-Transfer Torque Oscillator in Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording

Invited Lecture by

Dr.Eng.Yasushi Kanai

Date: Aug 09, 2016
Time:  11:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Address Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-3960

Abstract: Microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) is one candidate scheme for next-generation perpendicular magnetic recording and is considered to bridge the gap between current perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR, shingled recording etc.) and heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).We will present spin-transfer torque oscillator (STO) and head configurations that will allow the STO element to operate at a low injected current density for higher reliability. The main points are: 1) Reducing the interaction between the head and STO lowers the injected current, 2) A tilted main pole – trailing shield gap model has a lower injected current compared with the perpendicular gap head, 3) A low anisotropy field (Hk) spin injection layer (SIL) is promising for utilizing both reflection/transmission torques, and 4) Media recording simulations are carried out to determine how the optimized head + STO performs.

 

Short Bio: Dr Yasushi Kanai is a Professor of the Information and Electronics Engineering Department at Niigita Institute of Technology, Kashiwazaki, Japan. He has authored and co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed journal papers, more than 180 international and more than 190 national conference records. He specializes in micromagnetic analysis, both in perpendicular magnetic recording heads and media, and electromagnetic field- heat transfer coupled computations of hyperthermic treatment.

 

 

 

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March 11th, 2016

esrl PES

The Energy Systems Research Laboratory presents

“Innovative Security through Managed Risk in the Electric Industry”

Invited Lecture by

Dr. David W. Whipple

Date: April 11, 2016
Time:  2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Address Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-2300

david whipple 2013Bio: Dr. Whipple has extensive background grounded in security, leadership, and innovative cultures that have an interest in protecting the organizational infrastructure as well as the security and privacy of customers. As a career security practitioner with over 25 years’ experience, his research and practice is focused on reducing organizational risk through innovative security controls that enable the business to accomplish their strategic goals and financial objectives. Currently a security leader with one of the nation’s largest energy corporations, he’s focused on minimizing risk in customer e-commerce to the cloud Paas/SaaS platforms ensuring reliability and long term savings. He also serves on the FBI’s InfraGard board as Energy Sector Chief, SME Board Member for DoE Research, and MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University. Dr. Whipple also has extensive international business experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and doesn’t shy away from any challenges.

 

 

 

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February 16th, 2016

 

 

Privacy as a Differentiator: One Privacy Officer’s Perspective

Invited Lecture by

Paul Plofchan

Date: Friday Feb 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-2300

Abstract: Consumer technology comprises a more than US$200billion, highly profitable global industry with customers using their products extensively, anytime, anywhere. But with evidence of stalling consumer interest in spending on both mainstay technologies and IoT devices, companies must develop tactics to ignite their next wave of growth. Growth in new categories will happen, and can happen very quickly. But companies need to fix the fundamental enablers that will help them ramp up when disruptive innovation occurs. What is the role of Privacy here? This presentation provides insights into efforts to move privacy “beyond-compliance” – enabling its integration into core firm values and business line processes to better serve customers and win in the marketplace.

paulShort Bio: Paul Plofchan serves as Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer for ADT, based out of Boca Raton, Florida. Paul leads both ADT’s political engagement and public policy strategy, to include oversight of the company’s political action committee (ADT PAC) and grassroots efforts, and is a leader within the company’s data stewardship and protection program. As Chief Privacy Officer, Paul works with ADT’s senior management team to provide organization-wide privacy oversight to foster customer and employee trust and manage the risks and business impact of privacy laws and policies. Prior to joining ADT, Paul spent 20 years with Pfizer, Inc. in corporate affairs, government relations and sales and marketing. In conjunction with his current role, Paul serves as Chairman of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) government affairs board. Paul has significant experience working withCongressional committees, federal agencies, and state legislatures. He is actively involved in many national business, political and policy organizations, including the U.S Chamber of Commerce, the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and state attorneys general associations. Additional interests include economic development and entrepreneurship. Paul currently serves on the board of Westlake Reinsurance, a privately held insurance captive, and is past Chairman of Bio Nebraska, a life sciences association. Paul is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Economics) and the University of Nebraska (MBA) and holds a privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP-US).

 

 

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February 1st, 2016

 

 

Constructive and Destructive Facets of Computational Problems in Cryptography

Invited Lecture by

Dr. Koray Karabina

Date: Thursday Feb 04, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM– 04:00 PM
Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-3930

Abstract: The security of currently deployed cryptographic schemes rely on the intractability of computational problems. For example, the security of Diffie-Hellman type key exchange protocols, ElGamal type public key encryption schemes, and standardized digital signature algorithms all require that solving the discrete logarithm problem in the underlying group is computationally infeasible. In this talk, I will survey recent developments on some cryptographically interesting computational problems. I will also discuss constructive applications and potentially destructive impacts of these problems in cryptography.

Short Bio: Prof. Koray Karabina’s research interests are in the areas of design of new cryptographic primitives and algorithms, efficient implementation, and cryptanalysis. He received his Ph.D. degree in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo (UW) in April 2010 under the supervision of Alfred Menezes. After completing his Ph.D., Karabina gained experience in both academia and industry. He worked as a cryptographic researcher at Certicom Research, a subsidiary of Research in Motion (RIM) in Canada and he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at UW. Karabina is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He is a member of the Center for Cryptology and Information Security at FAU and a co-founder of the cryptographic soft-ware company ZebraPET LLC. Karabina has served as a panelist and program
committee member for sever-al international conferences on information security and cryptography
including ASIACRYPT, WAIFI, IN-DOCRYPT, and IWSEC

 

 

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January 17th, 2016

The Energy Systems Research Laboratory presents

Characterization and Design Optimization in Efficient and Renewable Energy Applications

Invited Lecture by

Dr. A.A. Arkadan

Date: Jan 21, 2016
Time:  11:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Address Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: EC-3960

Abstract: Much research centered on designing efficient energy conversion devices  and systems is being conducted in order to respond to the energy needs and to secure an environmentally friendly and green economy. In this presentation, we give an overview of the design process and highlight some case studies involving the use of Artificial Intelligence and computational electromagnetics in the characterization and design optimization of energy conversion systems and devices. The case studies include the characterization of high-speed PM synchronous generator for use in micro-grids and an axial-flux PM machine for use as a wind generator. Other case studies are on the design optimization of a Water Activated Device for use in ocean-wave power generation and an Axially-Laminated Anisotropic-Rotor Synchronous Reluctance Motor drive system for use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

Short Bio: Dr. Arkadan is a Research Professor at Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, USA. He is also the Past President of Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi in 1980, his Masters of Science from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia in 1981 and his Ph.D. from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined Marquette University as an Assistant Professor in 1988 where he became an Associate Professor and Professor in 1993 and 1998, respectively. His research interests are in Energy Conversion, Computational Electromagnetics and Design Optimization. Dr. Arkadan is the author of over 100 technical papers. He chaired the First IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEEE-IEMDC, held in Milwaukee, WI in 1997 and IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computations, IEEE-CEFC, held in Chicago, IL in 2010. Dr. Arkadan is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of ACES. Also, currently, he is the chair of IEEE-CEFC International Steering Committee, ACES Journal Associate Editor, and a member of ACES Board of Directors.

 

 

 

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