Berkeley Security Seminar: Fall 2019

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 12:00pm to 1:00pm in 380 Soda Hall, followed by individual meetings with students, postdocs, and faculty.
Please see the Current Seminar Schedule for this semester's talks. We also have a public Google calendar you can subscribe to for up-to-date changes and talk reminders.

Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Sept 20 Sarah Meiklejohn, UCL Privacy in Cryptocurrencies [LINK]
Oct 11 Danny Huang, Princeton Empirically understanding consumer-facing security/privacy problems in situ and in the wildCancelled due to outage [LINK]
Oct 14 Mathias Lecuyer, MSR Privacy Accounting and Quality Control in the Sage Differentially Private ML Platform [LINK]
Oct 17 Sameer Wagh, Princeton The Rise of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies [LINK]
Nov 8 Rajarshi Gupta, Avast Software Using Real AI to Protect Real Users (435M of them) [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 Jean-Luc Watson (jeanluc.watson@)!

Past Seminars

Spring 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019


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