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Sep
16
Thu
IAA & CS Seminar Series: Thomas Longstaff, CMU Software Engineering Institute (SEI) – “The US National Agenda for Software Engineering Research & Development: Architecting the Systems of the Future”
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/Tom-Longstaff | Password: 673596

In April 2021, the Software Engineering Institute concluded a study consisting of a panel of leaders in the Software community to develop
a research roadmap for software engineering. The report expected out in the Summer of 2021 identifies future challenges in engineering
software-reliant systems and identifies necessary advances in foundational software engineering principles across system types such as intelligent, autonomous, safety-critical, and data intensive systems. The goal of the report is to raise the visibility of software so the research portfolio can receive sustained recognition commensurate with its importance for national security and competitiveness and to provide a framework for strategic partnership and collaboration that drive innovation among industry, academia, and government.
The study found the current notion of software development will be replaced by one where the software pipeline consists of humans and
AI as trustworthy collaborators that rapidly evolve systems based on user intent. This will be accomplished with advanced development and advanced architectural paradigms. Areas of focus for the research roadmap are AI-augmented software development, assuring continuously evolving systems, software construction through composition, engineering societal-scale software systems, engineering AI-enabled software systems, and engineering quantum computing software systems. This overview will review the findings of the study and stimulate a discussion on how early results of the research might change the nature of software development and acquisition for government and industry.

Bio

Thomas Longstaff is Chief Technology Officer of the SEI. As CTO, Longstaff is responsible for formulating a technical strategy and leading the funded research program of the institute based on current and predicted future trends in technology, government, and industry.
Before joining the SEI as CTO in 2018, Longstaff was a program manager and principal cybersecurity strategist for the Asymmetric
Operations Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where he led projects on behalf of the U.S. government, including nuclear command and control, automated incident response, technology transition of cyber R&D, information assurance, intelligence, and global information networks. He also was chair of the Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Information Systems Engineering Programs and co-chair of Data Science
in the Whiting School at Johns Hopkins. His academic publications span topics such as malware analysis, information survivability, insider threat, intruder modeling, and intrusion detection. He maintains an active role in the information assurance community and regularly advises organizations on the future of network threat and information assurance. He is an editor for Computers and Security, and has previously served as associate editor for IEEE Security and Privacy; general chair for the New Security Paradigms Workshop and Homeland Security Technology Conference; and numerous other program and advisory committees.
Prior to joining the staff at APL, Longstaff was the deputy director for technology for the CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute. In his 15-year tenure at the SEI CERT Division, he helped create many of the projects and centers that made the program an internationally recognized network security organization. His work included assisting the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to use response and vulnerability data to define and direct a research and operations program in analysis and prediction of network security and cyber terrorism events.
Longstaff received his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Boston University and his master��s degree in applied science and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Davis.

Hosts

Institute of Assured Autonomy and Computer Science

Sep
23
Thu
CS Seminar Series: Krishan Sabnani, Columbia University – “My Research Journey: Softrouter, Protocols, and Wireless DDoS”
Sep 23 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Krishan Sabnani will present a summary of his networking research. His work on Softrouter is a breakthrough in Internet re-design. The main idea behind this work was to separate control functions and complex software from the forwarding portions on Internet routers. This work made it possible for forwarding technologies (e.g., different link layers and switching protocols) to evolve and be deployed independently from control protocols (e.g., routing, security). This contribution is a precursor to the current Software Defined Networking (SDN) revolution. Sabnani will also summarize his work on protocol conformance testing and a new class of DoS attacks that can be launched against cellular networks.

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/99513327388
Meeting ID: 995 1332 7388

Bio

Krishan Sabnani is a networking researcher. He has made many seminal contributions to Internet infrastructure design, protocol design, and wireless networks. Krishan was Vice President of Networking Research at Bell Labs from Jan. 2000 to Sept. 2013. In that role, he managed all networking research at Bell Labs, comprising nine departments in seven countries: USA, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Belgium, and South Korea. Krishan is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has won many awards such as the 2005 IEEE Sumner Award and the 2005 IEEE McDowell Award. He is a fellow of IEEE & ACM and a Bell Labs Fellow. He was inducted into the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

Sep
30
Thu
Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series: Omer Reingold, Stanford University – “TBD”
Sep 30 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/95472507416
Meeting ID: 954 7250 7416

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

Oct
5
Tue
Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series: Gregory Abowd, Northeastern University – “TBD”
Oct 5 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/97320685420
Meeting ID: 973 2068 5420

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

Oct
7
Thu
CS Seminar Series: Kexin Pei, Columbia University – “TBD”
Oct 7 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/94272825614

Meeting ID: 942 7282 5614

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

Oct
19
Tue
IAA & CS Seminar Series: Xiaofeng Wang – “TBD”
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom

Hosts

Institute of Assured Autonomy and Computer Science

Oct
21
Thu
Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series: Nadya Bliss, Arizona State University – “TBD”
Oct 21 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/99953392281

Meeting ID: 999 5339 2281

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

Oct
28
Thu
Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series: Genevera Allen, Rice University – “TBD”
Oct 28 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Zoom – See link in Abstract

Abstract

Zoom link: https://wse.zoom.us/j/91392423371
Meeting ID: 913 9242 3371

Host

Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science

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