Berkeley Security Seminar: Fall 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 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
Aug 31 Ethan Cecchetti, Cornell University One File for the Price of Three: Catching Cheating Servers in Decentralized Storage Networks [LINK]
Sep 7 Devdatta Akhawe, Dropbox How I learnt to play in the CSP Sandbox [LINK]
Sep 28 Sam King, UC Davis Stopping fraudsters by changing products [LINK]
Oct 5 Mathias Lécuyer, Columbia University Certified Robustness to Adversarial Examples with Differential Privacy [LINK]
Nov 16 Weidong Cui, Microsoft Research Triaging and Debugging Failures in Deployed Software by Reverse Execution [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), Jean-Luc Watson (jeanluc.watson@), or Chawin Sitarwin (chawins@)!

Past Seminars

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


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