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2017 CyLab Partners Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2017 CyLab Partners Conference!

Date: September 25-27, 2017
Place: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (Transportation | Walking Directions)

The conference agenda highlights the latest research in security and privacy with an interactive forum between faculty, students, and industry.

We've expanded the conference to three days with over 35 faculty and students presenting current research. This year we're excited to welcome several industry speaker slots presented by partners. All sessions will include brief presentations followed by active dialog with attendees.

Details on registration and lodging will be emailed directly to CyLab partners.

Not a CyLab partner? Learn how your company can benefit from becoming a CyLab partner. Contact Associate Director of Partnership Development, Michael Lisanti at or 412-268-1870.

The agenda is subject to change.

Monday, September 25, 2017: Cohon University Center Connan Room and Newell-Simon 3305 

8:00am - 8:45 Breakfast and Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Opening Remarks by David Brumley
9:00 - 10:10

Session I: Network and Mobile Security

SpeakersPeter Steenkiste, Sekhar Bhagavatula, Rashad Eletreby

10:10 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 12:10pm Session II: Machine Learning and Security Analytics

Speakers: Kyle Soska, Yang Cai, Mahmood Sharif, Dhivya Eswaran

12:10 - 1:20
Lunch in Connan Room
1:20 - 1:30 Walk to Newell Simon Hall
1:30 - 3:00 Session III: Education and Recruiting

Speakers: Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Lorrie Cranor, Bill Scherlis, Daniel Tkacik

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Session V: Usable Privacy and Security

Speakers: Lorrie Cranor, Alessandro Acquisti, Rahul Telang, Hana Habib, William Melicher

5:00 - 5:15 Break
5:15 - 6:00 Industry Research Talks
"Adversarial Machine Learning: Implications for Security and Privacy"
Saurabh Shintre, Principal Researcher, Symantec Research Labs
"Cyber Challenges, Trends and Complexities in Power Systems"
Max Wandera, Director, Global Products Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Eaton
"Model Driven Security: it’s already here"
Kim Kowalewski, Senior Security Advisor, Aetna
6:00 - 6:15 Closing Remarks
6:15 - 6:30 Transportation to small group dinners

Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Gates-Hillman Center 6115

8:00am - 8:45 Breakfast 
8:45 - 9:00 Opening Remarks by Doug Sicker, Interim Director
9:00 - 9:30 Invited Talk: Bobbie Stempfley, CERT Director
9:30 - 10:20pm Session VI: Hardware and Systems Security

Speakers: Virgil Gligor, Ken Mai, Maverick Woo

10:20 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:10pm Session VII: Software Security

Speakers: Ivan Gotovchits, Jonathan Aldrich, Jan Hoffman, Tiffany Bao

12:10 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:55 Session VIII: IoT

Speakers: Anthony Rowe, Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh, Vyas Sekar, Lujo Bauer

2:55 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 5:10 Session IX: Formal Methods

Speakers: Franz Franchetti, Matthew Fredrikson, Shayak Sen, Yifei Yuan, Bryan Parno, Ryan Wagner

5:10 - 6:00 Industry Panel: "Industry Engaging Academia: What companies really want in relationships with universities"
Dawn Cappelli, VP Global Security and CISO, Rockwell Automation
Paul Conoval, Chief Technologist and Director, Technology Investments, Northrop Grumman
Tom Fletcher, VP of Energy Services (BAS) Engineering & Innovation, Trane NA/EMEA, Ingersoll Rand
Brian Witten, Senior Director of Symantec Research Labs Worldwide, Symantec

Michael Lisanti, Associate Director of Partnership Development, CyLab
6:00 - 6:10 Closing Remarks
6:10 - 6:30 Walk/Ride to Carnegie Museum for Dinner
6:30 - 9:30 Poster Session and Banquet Dinner

Wednesday, September 27, 2017: Gates-Hillman Center 6115 and CIC 2101

8:30am - 9:00 Breakfast 
9:00 - 11:30 Workshops

Ivan Gotovchits, Research Programmer, CyLab

Yang Cai, Senior Systems Scientist, CyLab; Director, Visual Intelligence Studio

11:30 - Lunch