Seminario di informatica: “Using AI to enhance security”

Lunedì 26 Novembre 2018, ore 13:00 - Sala Riunioni 701 Aula 1C150 - V. S. Subrahmanian


Lunedì 26 Novembre 2018 alle ore 13:00 in Sala Riunioni 701 Aula 1C150, V. S. Subrahmanian (Dartmouth College) terrà un seminario dal titolo “Using AI to enhance security”.

In this talk, Prof. Subrahmanian will describe 5 broad sets of efforts at the intersection of AI and security. In particular, he will first discuss work on identifying malicious actors in online platforms including bots, trolls, vandals, and sockpuppets. He will then discuss a set of efforts in which his group adapts machine learning techniques to significantly improve security of the Android platform and better understand Android behavior. Third, he will discuss work that uses game models to enhance security. Finally, he will discuss ongoing work on helping fight IP theft and some other works by his colleagues in the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth.

Short Bio
V.S. Subrahmanian is the Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society and Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth. He previously served as a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland from 1989-2017 where he created and headed both the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics and the Center for Digital International Government. He also served for 6+ years as Director of the University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). Prof. Subrahmanian is an expert on big data analytics including methods to analyze text/geospatial/relational/social network data, learn behavioral models from the data, forecast actions, and influence behaviors with applications to cybersecurity and counter-terrorism. He has written five books, edited ten, and published over 300 refereed articles. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and received numerous other honors and awards. His work has been featured in numerous outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, the Economist, Science, Nature, the Washington Post, American Public Media. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including Science, the Board of Directors of the Development Gateway Foundation (set up by the World Bank), SentiMetrix, Inc., and on the Research Advisory Board of Tata Consultancy Services. He previously served on DARPA's Executive Advisory Council on Advanced Logistics and as an ad-hoc member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board.

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