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  • CS Colloquium: Reza Shokri (Cornell) - Data Privacy: How to Survive the Inference Avalanche

    Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Reza Shokri , Cornell University

    Talk Title: Data Privacy: How to Survive the Inference Avalanche

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    Underestimating the power of inference attacks is the major reason why data privacy mechanisms fail. In this talk, I will describe my general approach to quantifying privacy and illustrate its applications by showing how to rigorously measure privacy risks of location data and machine-learning models. I will then discuss my current research at the junction of privacy and data science in two important practical scenarios: generating privacy-preserving synthetic data and building accurate deep-learning models that respect privacy of the training data.

    Biography: Reza Shokri is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech. His research focuses on quantitative analysis of privacy, as well as design and implementation of privacy technologies for practical applications. His work on quantifying location privacy was recognized as a runner-up for the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET Award). Recently, he has focused on privacy-preserving generative models and privacy in machine learning. He received his PhD from EPFL.

    Host: Aleksandra Korolova

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD, Director of USC Digestive Health Center, Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine

    Talk Title: Technical Advances in Clinical Medicine

    Biography: Dr. Van Dam is an internationally recognized expert in therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy. He specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancer but also manages patients with benign conditions such as common bile duct stones, large colon polyps, Barrett's esophagus, and acute/chronic pancreatitis. Professor Van Dam has been invited to give lectures and/or live demonstrations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. An expert in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) he was one of the first to perform endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). He teaches these and other advanced procedures as part of USC's ACGME-approved fellowship training program.

    Collaborating with American industry partners and the Chinese Ministry of Health, Dr. Van Dam is currently leading an international effort to train Chinese physicians in these very same life-saving procedures. Professor Van Dam is an active clinical researcher who has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers, reviews and editorials, books, book chapters and abstracts. He holds more than 20 patents and has won numerous awards including the AMA's Inspirational Physician Award (2014) and the ASGE's Distinguished Service Award (2015). Dr. Van Dam is Past President of both the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has been named TOP DOCTOR by Pasadena and Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Van Dam was recently honored by USC by being named a "Clinical Scholar" in the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine.

    Host: Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Qi Zhu, Assistant Professor , University of California, Riverside

    Talk Title: Addressing Time and Security in Cyber-Physical Systems

    Abstract: Cyber-physical systems such as autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, and industrial automation systems, are poised to bring immense economic and societal benefits. However, the design and operation of these systems faces tremendous challenges, many of which center around two factors -“ time and security. In this talk, I will discuss some of the unique timing and security challenges for cyber-physical systems, and introduce our work in addressing them. These include 1) a software synthesis framework that addresses timing holistically throughout task generation and task mapping, and enables trade-offs with emerging design metrics such as security and extensibility, 2) a contract-based framework that quantitatively explores timing constraints for multiple conflicting design metrics and across multiple abstraction layers, and 3) co-design of control layer and embedded platform for cyber-physical security and its application in automotive electronic systems and vehicular networks.

    Biography: Dr. Qi Zhu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining UCR, he was a research scientist at the Strategic CAD Labs in Intel from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Zhu received a Ph.D. in EECS from University of California, Berkeley in 2008, and a B.E. in CS from Tsinghua University in 2003. His research interests include model-based design and software synthesis for cyber-physical systems, CPS security, energy-efficient buildings and infrastructures, and system-on-chip design. He received best paper awards at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2006, DAC 2007, International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2013, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) 2016. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2016. Dr. Zhu has served on the technical program committees and as session organizer and chair for a number of international conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, CODES+ISSS, RTSS, RTAS, SAC, SIES, MEMOCODE, etc. He is the education committee chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems. He received the ACM SIGDA Service Award in 2015.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez