ISTeC Distinguished Lectures continue in October

This semester’s ISTeC Distinguished Lectures continue during October with talks on tracing the arc of smartphone application security and large scale machine learning and AI.

On Oct. 16, Patrick McDaniel, director of the Institute for Network and Security Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss “Tracing the Arc of Smartphone Application Security.” The presentation will explore security and privacy issues in today’s mobile devices.

McDaniel, a Fellow of IEEE and ACM, previously worked as a senior research staff member for AT&T Labs-Research. His current research topics follow computer and network security and technical public policy.

On Oct. 30, Ashok Srivastava, vice president of big data and artificial intelligence systems and chief data scientist for Verizon, will use his experience in the internet, banking, finance, securities, and more to talk about “Large scale machine learning and AI: a cross-industry perspective.” He will provide an overview of key issues that have arrived from the algorithmic, organizational, and technological perspective.

Srivastava is also editor-in-chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, as well as a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and the AIAA.

Portrait Patrick McDaniel

Patrick McDaniel

Ashok Srivastava

Ashok Srivastava

All ISTeC Distinguished Lectures are held 11 a.m.-noon in the Morgan Library Event Hall, and include a pre-talk reception at 10:30 a.m.

These lectures are organized by CSU’s information science and technology center. ISTeC is a university-wide organization promoting, enhancing, and facilitating research, education and outreach activities related to the application of computer, communication, and information systems.