Berkeley Security Seminar: Fall 2017

The Berkeley Security Seminar strives to foster greater discussion and collaboration between researchers at Berkeley and outside researchers and engineers who work on large-scale security and privacy. Once or twice a month, we bring in an external speaker for a technical talk on Fridays from 1pm to 2pm in 380 Soda Hall, followed by individual meetings with students, postdocs, and faculty. Please see the Current Seminar Schedule for this semester's talks.

Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Aug 25 Yupeng Zhang, University of Maryland SecureML: A System for Scalable Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning [LINK]
Oct 13 Nathaniel Popper, New York Times How cryptocurrencies work in the real world [LINK]
Nov 17 Crypto Day at Berkeley [Event Program] [LINK]
Dec 1 Ananth Raghunathan, Google Prochlo: Strong Privacy for Analytics in the Crowd [LINK]

Info for Speakers

The audience for this seminar typically consists of PhD students, postdocs, and faculty in the security group at Berkeley. Given the nature of this audience, speakers should give concrete, technical talks (similar to talks at academic security conferences); expect lots of questions and technical discussion! The most well-received talks have focused on discussing one or two specific projects in depth; broad overview and recruiting talks are not an appropriate fit for this forum. If you conduct work on important security and privacy issues and are interested in giving a technical talk, please contact Grant Ho (grantho@cs)!

Past Seminars

Spring 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
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