LASR Colloquia - Panagiotis Papadimitratos/Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, "Secure Wireless Networks," ACES 2.402

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Lili Qiu
ACES 2.402
Oct 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm

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Type of Talk: LASR Colloquia

Speaker/Affiliation: Panagiotis Papadimitratos\Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Talk Audience: Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Outside Interested Parties

Date/Time: 10/29/2012, 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Location: ACES 2.402

Host:  Lili Qiu

Talk Title:  "Secure Wireless Networks"

Talk Abstract: Wireless networks grew immensely over the past decades. Mobile computing is already a commodity and wireless networks are becoming increasingly versatile and present. In fact, they are gradually transforming our business and every-day lives. For example, scores of wirelessly interconnected devices are creating smart environments and they are becoming important parts of manufacturing, power distribution, and transportation. However, these emerging wireless technologies and novel applications raise new security concerns. Open, volatile and resource-limited wireless networks make security a hard, multifaceted problem. In this talk, we will discuss how to secure wireless networks, focusing on how to secure communication. In particular, we will look at how to prove wireless protocols secure, and how to achieve strong protection along with scalability and energy efficiency.

Speaker Bio: Panagiotis (Panos) Papadimitratos earned his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2005. He then held positions at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Politecnico of Torino, Italy. Panos is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. His research is concerned with security of networked systems. He has published and delivered tutorials (including ones at the ACM MobiCom and the ACM CCS) and invited talks on related topics. His web page is: