TDAI to co-host Greg Shannon guest lecture

The College of Engineering, OCIO Enterprise Security, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute invite you to meet Dr. Greg Shannon at a Discovery Themes Lecture entitled “Tempering Trust: Cybersecurity and data science” on Monday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater, 1871 N. High St.

Greg Shannon

About the talk: Daily headlines highlight the roles of cybersecurity and data science in eroding and bolstering trust throughout society. Is my credit information safe? Are the loan rates I’m quoted fair? Who can control my refrigerator? Where will the hurricane’s rain flow? Am I under surveillance? How will we thwart the terrorists? Am I vulnerable to this year’s flu virus?

With the intermediation of digital mechanisms that allow for the efficient collection of vast, high-fidelity, and valuable data and the digital disintermediation of long-standing trust mechanisms, our need to temper digital trust mechanisms with innovative science, technology, policy, and discourse is greater than ever. We’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities through the lens of science and technology for trust. In particular, we explore foundational questions and technologies that enhance cybersecurity, privacy, resilience, and accountability—all essential for building, sustaining, and expanding trust. We’ll consider how formal methods and cryptography-based computations will become the trusted foundation of modern digital infrastructure. We’ll also discuss how this work co-evolved with activities last year at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as expressed in documents such as these:

Shannon is the Chief Scientist for the CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas, and promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity.

He recently completed a stint in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy.  He has served as the first Chair of IEEE’s Cybersecurity Initiative and the General Chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy.  He co-founded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results. Shannon has testified before Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience and cyber threats.

Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, with a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.  He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.

TDAI will host a small reception for Dr. Shannon after the talk. 

Email Diane Van Deusen to RSVP.

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