What do Resilient Computing and Digital Health have in common?: Dr Paulo Esteves-Verissimo [Dean's Seminar Series]

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3 Dec 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Clayton: 16 Rainforest Walk, Lecture Theatre S3
Caulfield (Video-conferencing): Building B, Level 2, Room 15
IT research seminars


Speaker: Dr Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg, SnT, CritiX


Computing and communications infrastructures have become commodities that transact huge quantities of data and are pervasively interconnected, inside countries, and world-wide. However, there is a mismatch between the protection effectiveness of current industry technologies, and the power of today’s threats, like targeted attacks or advanced persistent threats. The impending risk is thus a grand challenge, which deserves grand solutions.

In the first part of this talk, I will discuss the foundations of Resilient Computing, drawing from the fusion between dependability and security, understanding the need to automatically and simultaneously fight against cyber-attacks, accidental faults, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. The power of the paradigm is illustrated by the several application areas where my lab CritiX has achieved successful solutions. Digital Health (DH) being one of them, the second part of the talk illustrates the hardness of devising the right paradigms to implement DH, in face of the impending threats and risks.

I will illustrate results of some state-of-the-art research in my Lab CritiX, which have already led to a path of potential industrial exploitation, in a very critical area where the mere use of current technology would lead to considerable risks: ensuring the sharing and use of genomic information without endangering the privacy of its owners.

Presenter bio

Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo is a Professor and FNR PEARL Chair at the University of Luxembourg (UL), and head of the CritiX research group at UL's SnT Centre (http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt). He is adjunct Professor of the ECE Dept. of CMU (USA). Veríssimo is Fellow of IEEE and of ACM. He is past Chair of the IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance and past vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the DSN conference. He is also associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. Esteves-Veríssimo is a member of the Scientific Board of the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS-PT), and has an extensive record as project team leader in several EU projects, and of collaboration with large corporations, institutions and public administration bodies, in projects, audits and consulting in resilience, dependability and cybersecurity.

He is interested in resilient, secure and dependable distributed architectures, middleware and algorithms for: resilience of large-scale systems and critical infrastructures, privacy and integrity of biomedical and blockchain data, security and safety of real-time networked embedded systems. He is author of over 200 peer-refereed publications and co-author of 5 books. Check his pubs on GSC:  http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aMHx8aUAAAAJ

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