Invited Lectures

Gene TsudikYuejin DuMoti Yung
Professor Gene Tsudik
University of California, Irvine, USA
Gene Tsudik's Info Page
Biography: Gene Tsudik is a Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the UC Irvine (UCI). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from USC in 1991. Before coming to UCI in 2000, he was at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (1991-1996) and USC/ISI (1996-2000). His research interests include numerous topics in security, privacy and applied cryptography. In 2009-2015, he was Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security (TISSEC). He's a Fulbright Scholar, a Fulbight Specialist, a Fellow of ACM, IEEE and AAAS, plus a foreign member of Academia Europaea. He is the recipient of 2017 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award. Gene Tsudik is also the author of the first crypto-poem published as a refereed paper.
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Dr. Yuejin Du
Vice President of Technology
Alibaba Group, China
Biography: Yuejin Du, Ph.D. is now working as Senior Researcher and VP of technology at Alibaba Group, focusing on Data Security, IoT security, and other new cybersecurity challenges. Dr. Du has more than 18 years of experience on Internet security, involved in the handling work of nearly all the large scale Internet incidents during 2001 to 2008. Dr. Du contributed a lot on national Internet security capacity building, leaded the project of national Internet intrusion monitoring and warning platform, played a key role on setting up national incident response cooperation framework, did a lot of work on public-awareness-raising, etc. Dr. Du was one of the several top level network security experts during many important events, including Olympic Game in 2008, the World Expo and the Asian Games in 2010, and G20 in 2016.
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Prof. Moti Yung
Snapchat Inc. & Columbia University, USA
Biography: Dr. Moti Yung is a computer scientist whose main interests are in cryptography, security, and privacy. He is currently with Snap Inc. Yung earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1988. He worked at IBM Research, was a vice president and chief scientist at CertCo, and was director of Advanced Authentication Research at RSA Laboratories, and a research scientist with Google. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Columbia University where he co-advised several Ph.D. students over the years. He has served as consultant to leading companies and to open projects with various governments as well. Yung’s major interests are building strong useful foundations for the field based on practical needs and reality of systems, and, on the other hand, transforming theoretical ideas into practice. He has contributed extensively to numerous new cryptographic ideas, foundations, techniques, protocols, and systems, and to new central notions like encryption, signature, and protocols (one example is innovating the notion of public key cryptosystems secure against chosen-ciphertext attack -- currently a major requirement from public-key encryption operating on the Internet). He has also contributed to innovative security and privacy industrial constructions embedded in actual large scale systems and networks. Examples of the latter are IBM’s SNA network authentication, the Greek National Lottery system, the security and privacy aspects of Google’s global systems such as the Ad Exchange (ADX), Google private Ads attribution based on off line user activities, and Snapchat's cloud storage security). He also predicted innovations that were later adopted by business (like "social based authentication for account recovery"). Further, his interest in the subtlety of the notion of "trusted systems" has led to predicting what is known as ransomware, and predicting the crypto subversion attack vector: a deniable algorithm substitution attacks on cryptosystems (which was allegedly mounted within the deployed American Federal Information Processing Standard detailing the Dual_EC_DRBG). He is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, IACR, and the European Assoc. for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), and a recipient of ACM's SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award.
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