Berkeley Security Seminar: Spring 2018

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 11:30am to 12:30pm in 373 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
Feb 2 John Whaley, UnifyID Real-world challenges and opportunities in implicit authentication [LINK]
Feb 23 Travis McPeak, Netflix Least Privilege: Security Gain without Developer Pain [LINK]
Mar 5 (Mon)
12pm in 380 Soda
DATE + TIME CHANGE
Brian Witten, Symantec Internet of Things Security [LINK]
Apr 9 (Mon)
12pm in 380 Soda
DATE + TIME CHANGE
Elissa Redmiles, UMD College Park User Demand for Spam and Dancing Pigs: Measuring Security Behavior [LINK]
Apr 13 Tudor DumitraČ™, UMD College Park Measurements, predictions, and the puzzle of machine learning: what data from 10 million hosts can teach us about security [LINK]
Apr 18 (Wed)
11am
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Mirko Manske, BKA TBA
Apr 20 Steven Englehardt, Princeton No boundaries: Data exfiltration by third-party tracking scripts [LINK]
Apr 27 Kat Joyce, Google TBA
May 4 Nicholas Weaver, ICSI Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies: Burn It With Fire

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
Fall 2017
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