Plenary Panels

Plenary Panel: Trust, Privacy and Security in the IoT era: Can We Have All

Wednesday, Dec. 2ed, 2020 (US EST, GMT-5) 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM (US EST, GMT-5) Zoom Meeting

Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly evolving from research to development, from technology to applications, and from Academics and industry to governments. IoT inspired real world initiatives include smart planets, smart cities, Internet of smart cameras and drones. One of the most frequently asked questions is about the meaning of trust, privacy and security in the Internet of Things. Are the traditional concepts of trust, privacy and security applicable to IoT of the future? What do we mean when we talk about trust, privacy and security in IoT systems, services and applications? Can we have all in the context of the Internet of everything?

Panel Moderator

Murat Kantarcioglu
Professor, Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Director, UTD Data Security and Privacy Lab

Bio - Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of the Data Security and Privacy Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He received a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2005 where he received the Purdue CERIAS Diamond Award for Academic excellence. He is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley Rise Lab and affiliate at Harvard Data Privacy Lab. Dr. Kantarcioglu's research focuses on the integration of cyber security, machine learning, data science and blockchains for creating technologies that can efficiently and securely store, analyze and share data and machine learning results.His research has been supported by grants including from NSF, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, NSA, and NIH. He has published over 170 peer reviewed papers in top tier venues such as ACM KDD, SIGMOD, ICDM, ICDE, PVLDB, NDSS, USENIX Security and several IEEE/ACM Transactions as well as served as program co-chair for conferences such as IEEE ICDE, ACM SACMAT, IEEE Cloud, ACM CODASPY. Some of his research work has been covered by the media outlets such as the Boston Globe, ABC News, PBS/KERA, DFW Television, and has received multiple best paper awards. He is the recipient of various awards including NSF CAREER award, the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2014 Homer R Warner Award and the IEEE ISI (Intelligence and Security Informatics) 2017 Technical Achievement Award presented jointly by IEEE SMC and IEEE ITS societies for his research in data security and privacy. He is also a Distinguished Scientist of ACM.

Panelists(alphabetical by last name)

Elisa Bertino
Samuel Conte Professor, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, USA
Director, Cyber Space Security Lab (Cyber2Slab)

Bio - Elisa Bertino is the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. She serves as Director of the Purdue Cyberspace Security Lab (Cyber2Slab). In her role as Director of Cyber2SLab she leads multi-disciplinary research in data security and privacy. Prior to joining Purdue, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Telcordia Technologies, and visiting professor at the Singapore Management University and the National University of Singapore. Her recent research focuses on cybersecurity and privacy of cellular networks and IoT systems, and edge analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity. Elisa Bertino is a Fellow member of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS. She received the 2002 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for “For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems”, the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for “Pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems”, the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award with citation “For her seminal research contributions and outstanding leadership to data security and privacy for the past 25 years”, and the 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer Award.

Indrajit Ray
Indrajit Ray
Professor, Colorado State University, USA
Program Director, SaTC, NSF, USA

Bio - Dr. Indrajit Ray is a Professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University. His primary research interests are in computer security and privacy. His major contributions have been in security and privacy models, in particular in security risk modeling, trust model, and access control models, and in security protocol design using applied cryptographic techniques. His research has been well funded through various federal agencies. He has advised and co-advised 10 Ph.D. students many of whom hold tenured positions in academia. Since March 2018, he has been on deputation to the U.S. National Science Foundation where he is a Program Director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. Indrajit has also played leadership roles in the academic community by serving as program chairs in various conferences. In 2015 he served as General Chair of the Annual ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, which is the flagship conference of ACM SIGSAC, and in 2017 as the General Chair of the 5th IEEE Communications and Network Security conference. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Frontiers in Big Data and the International Journal on Security and Networks. He was the founder of the IFIP TC 11, WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics and its first Chair. He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM and a member of IFIP TC-11.

Bhavani Thuraisingham
Bhavani Thuraisingham
Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, NAI
Founders Chair Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
irector of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) Co-Director of the Centers for Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) and Women in Data Science (WiDS)

Bio - Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Founders Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). She is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, University of London and an elected Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, the AAAS, the NAI and the BCS. Her research interests are on integrating cyber security and artificial intelligence/data science for the past 35 years (where it used to be computer security and data management/mining) and she served as a Cyber Security Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation in 2017-8. She has received several prestigious awards including the IEEE CS 1997 Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGSAC 2010 Outstanding Contributions Award, the IEEE Comsoc Communications and Information Security 2019 Technical Recognition Award, the IEEE CS Services Computing 2017 Research Innovation Award, the ACM CODASPY 2017 Lasting Research Award, the IEEE ISI 2010 Research Leadership Award, the 2017 Dallas Business Journal Women in Technology Award, and the ACM SACMAT 10 Year Test of Time Awards for 2018 and 2019 (for papers published in 2008 and 2009). She co-chaired the Women in Cyber Security Conference (WiCyS) in 2016 and delivered the featured address at the 2018 Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford University and serves as the Co-Director of both the Women in Cyber Security and Women in Data Science Centers at UTD. Her 40-year career includes industry (Honeywell), federal research laboratory (MITRE), US government (NSF) and US Academia. Her work has resulted in 130+ journal articles, 300+ conference papers, 160+ keynote and featured addresses, six US patents, fifteen books as well as technology transfer of the research to commercial products and operational systems. She has also given featured addresses on data mining for counter-terrorism at the United Nations in New York and at the White House Science and Technology Policy in Washington DC. She received her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and the prestigious earned higher doctorate (D. Eng) from the University of Bristol, UK.

Cliff Wang
Cliff Wang
Director, Computer Science Division, ARO, Adjunct Professor, North Carolina State University, USA
IEEE Fellow

Bio - Dr. Cliff Wang graduated from North Carolina State University with a PhD in computer engineering in 1996. He has been carrying out research in the area of computer vision, medical imaging, high speed networks, and most recently information security. He has authored over 50 technical papers and 3 Internet standards RFCs. Dr. Wang also authored/edited for 20 books in the area of information security and hold 4 US patents on information security system development. Since 2003, Dr. Wang has been managing extramural research portfolio on information assurance at US Army Research Office. In 2007 he was selected as the director of the computing sciences division at ARO while in the same time managing his program in cyber security. For the past ten years, Dr. Wang managed over $250M research funding which led to significant technology breakthroughs. Dr. Wang also holds adjunct professor appointment at both Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of IEEE.