The Texas A&M Cybersecurity center sponsors a Cybersecurity Seminar Series that features talks by experts in cybersecurity from the Texas A&M community as well as invited speakers.
November 11, 2020
Dr. Lucas Davi
“Finding and Exploiting Bugs in Intel SGX Enclaves”
Lucas Davi is assistant professor for computer science at University of Duisburg-Essen. He studied IT-Security at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and received his PhD from TU Darmstadt in computer science in 2015. His research focus includes aspects of system security and trusted computing, particularly software exploitation techniques and defenses. He received best paper awards at DAC, ACM AsiaCCS, and IEEE Security & Privacy. His PhD thesis on code-reuse attacks and defenses has been awarded with the ACM SIGSAC Dissertation Award 2016.
Faculty Host: Dr. Jeyavijayan “JV” Rajendran
September 30, 2020
Dr. Yupeng Zhang
“Zero Knowledge Proofs and Their Applications”
Yupeng Zhang is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on applied cryptography, particularly on zero knowledge proofs, verifiable computations, privacy-preserving machine learning and searchable encryptions. He received the ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award Runners-up, Distinguished dissertation award at University of Maryland and the Google PhD fellowship. Before joining Texas A&M, he was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, and obtained his PhD at the University of Maryland.
September 2, 2020
Dr. Moti Yung
“Privacy Integrated Computing”
Moti Yung is a Security and Privacy Research Scientist with Google. He got his PhD from Columbia University in 1988. Previously, he was with IBM Research, Certco, RSA Laboratories, and Snap. He has also been an adjunct senior research faculty at Columbia, where he has co-advised and worked with numerous PhD students.
Faculty Host: Dr. Juan Garay
February 26, 2020
Dr. Chia-Che Tsai
“Secure Systems in the Era of Cloud Computing”
Chia-Che Tsai is an assistant professor in the CSE department of Texas A&M University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2017 at Stony Brook University, M.S. at Columbia University and National Taiwan University. Prior to joining TAMU in 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the RISE Lab of UC Berkeley, working on runtime design for trusted execution. He is the main developer and maintainer of the Graphene library OS (https://grapheneproject.io/), a research prototype turned commercial software for lightweight virtualization and compatibility for trusted execution hardware such as Intel SGX. He has so far published in many top system conferences including SOSP, OSDI, EuroSys, USENIX ATC, HotOS, and USENIX Security, and has won the best paper award at EuroSys’16. For more info: https://www.chiachetsai.com/
February 7, 2020
Dr. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
“Gains and Pains of Hardware-Assisted Security”
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi is a professor of Computer Science at the TU Darmstadt, Germany. He is the Speaker of the Profile Area Cybersecurity & Privacy at TU Darmstadt that includes 31 faculty members and 270+ researchers. He is also the director of the Intel Research Institute for Collaborative Autonomous Resilient Systems (ICRI-CARS) at TU Darmstadt. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Saarland, Germany. Prior to academia, he worked in R&D of Telecommunications enterprises, amongst others Ericsson Telecommunications. He has been continuously contributing to security and privacy research.
Faculty Host: Dr. Jeyavijayan “JV” Rajendran
January 15, 2020
Dr. Nikita Borisov
“Privacy, Integrity, and Fairness of Machine Learning Models using Meta-Neural Analysis”
Nikita Borisov is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are online privacy and network security, with recent work on anonymous and metadata-private communication, censorship resistance, and privacy in machine learning. He is the designer of the widely-used Off-the-Record (OTR) secure instant messaging protocol, and was responsible for the first public analysis of 802.11 security. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and several best-paper awards. He has served as the chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium and the ACM Workshop on Privacy in Electronic Society. Prof. Borisov received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in 1998.
Faculty Host: Dr. Guofei Gu