2005 Visions of Computer Sciences Research Lecture Retrospective
UTCS hosted the annual Visions Lectures, the latest in a series of lectures by CS faculty who have been recognized by their community for notable achievements in research, teaching, or service. Honorees and speakers were Dr. Alan Cline, who has been accepted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin and Dr. Simon Lam, winner of the 2004 Software System Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
This year's Visions Lectures took place on October 6, 2005, from 5-6 p.m. in the ACES Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302. Speaking to a packed lecture hall, both speakers enjoyed the rapt attention of faculty, staff, students and invited guests. Below is an abstract of each talk.
Speaker: Professor Alan Cline
Title: “The Disregard of Science and the Responsibility of Scientists”
Title: “Opening and Closing Problems in Security Protocols Research”
Abstract:The problem of authentication protocols for computer networks was opened by Needham and Schroeder in a 1978 paper. It was motivated by the ARPANET and by the invention of public key cryptography two years earlier. In the "tree" of security research, Needham and Schroeder initiated what turned out to be a very large subtree. This subtree has two major branches, one on the verification of security protocols and the other on the design and implementation of authentication services for computer networks. In this talk, I review some of our past and current efforts on network security research and place them within the subtree of security protocols research for computer networks.
For more information about the honorees:
Professor Alan Cline is accepted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin, July 11, 2005
Professor Simon Lam receives the 2004 Software System Award
Professor Simon Lam’s web site
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