Visual/Human-Centered Computing Seminar with guest speaker Amir Houmansadr, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, January 17 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

McAdams Hall, 119 821 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Visual/Human-Centered Computing Seminar with guest speaker Amir Houmansadr, University of Texas at Austin

The Cyberspace Battle for Information: Combating Internet Censorship presented by Amir Houmansadr, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract:

The Internet has become ubiquitous, bringing many benefits to people across the globe. Unfortunately, Internet users face threats to their security and privacy: repressive regimes deprive them of freedom of speech and open access to information, governments and corporations monitor their online behavior, advertisers collect and sell their private data, and cybercriminals hurt them financially through security breaches.

My research aims to make Internet communications more secure and privacy-preserving. In this talk, I will focus on the design, implementation, and analysis of tools that help users bypass Internet censorship. I will discuss the major challenges in building robust censorship circumvention tools, introduce two novel classes of systems that we have developed to overcome these challenges, and conclude with several directions for future research.

Bio:

Amir Houmansadr is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2012. Amir’s research revolves around various network security and privacy problems, including Internet censorship circumvention, network traffic analysis, and anonymous communications. He has received several awards for his research, including the Best Practical Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2013.

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Event Type

Lectures, Seminars

Department

School of Computing, CES, College of Engineering and Science (College-wide events)

Target Audience

Students, Faculty

Contact Name:

Kris Coleman

Contact Phone:

656-5403

Contact Email:

kcolem3@clemson.edu

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