|Title||:||Security Analytics - The New Frontier in Cyber Security?|
|Speaker||:||Rakesh Verma (University of Houston, USA)|
|Details||:||Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 11:00 AM @ BSB 361|
|Abstract:||:||Techniques from Data Analytics, by which I mean: Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistics, are being applied increasingly to security challenges such as phishing, intrusion and malware detection, among others. This talk will cover the unique challenges posed by the cyber security domain to data analytics with illustrative examples, and some of the progress that has been made so far in addressing key challenges. Many challenges remain and there is a broad scope for future research, some of which will be outlined.
Speaker Bio: Rakesh Verma is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Houston (UH) and Director of the of the ReDACS (Reasoning and Data Analytics for Cyber Security) Laboratory. He was the colead on National Security Agency's designation of UH as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in 2009. His research interests are on formal methods and data analytics with applications to natural language understanding and cyber security. Rakesh was a visiting professor at CRIN-INRIA Lorraine in France and at Stony Brook University. He has served on several conference program committees and workshops. In 2015, he served as the TPC Chair and editor of the proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics. In 2013, he received the UH Lifetime Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research, a career award given annually to only one faculty member.
A long-standing ACM member, he received his PhD and MS in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Catacosinos Fellow, and his Bachelor's in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi with highest honors and a gold medal.