NSRC Industry Day 2009 was held on 13-14 October, 2009. Reception was held on 12 October, 2009.


Monday, October 12

• 6:30 PM : Reception, Nittany Lion Inn

Tuesday, October 13

HUB Auditorium :

        • 8:15 AM : Registration and Breakfast

        • 8:50 AM : Welcome - Thomas La Porta, Director, NSRC

        • 9:00 AM : Overview of the Industrial Research Office - John Siggins, Associate Director, IRO

        • 9:30 AM : Keynote, Frank Siebenlist, Argonne National Laboratory
    Frank Siebenlist is a senior security architect at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago. Frank has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has extensive experience with distributed computing and security. He has worked for major financial institutions (VP at Citibank and Senior Consultant at J.P. Morgan) in Hong Kong and New York. He has also worked for a number of technology companies, including start-ups in Silicon Valley (Chief Architect at DASCOM and Chief Security Architect at Eazel), and at IBM as a Senior Security Architect. He currently works on the security aspects of various DOE/NSF/NIH-funded Grid projects that deal with cancer research, climate modeling, astronomy, elementary particles, etc. Furthermore, Frank authored, influenced and contributed to numerous of security related standards at X/Open, Open Group, IETF, OMG, OGF, and OASIS.

    Title: Security, Trust, Liability... "Foggy" Challenges for Cloud Computing

    Abstract: The virtualization technologies that underly the cloud computing infrastructures pose challenges on enforcing security policy when we have a sense of ambiguity concerning the actual physical properties of the resources. Furthermore, many legal issues concerning the accountability and associated liability with outsourcing IT to a virtualized environment are ill-understood. On the other hand, the underlying technology like virtual machine managers provide us with better sandboxing, detailed monitoring capabilities and fine-grained access control on the resource usage. As we expect the whole world to virtualize over the next 5-10 years, the presentation will present a forward-looking view on the cloudy road ahead with a focus on the challenges and opportunities of the security aspects as seen from a DOE perspective.

        • 10:30 AM - 11 AM : Break

        • 11 AM - 12 PM : Keynote, Robin Burk, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    Thrust Area Manager: Cognitive, Information and Network Science,
    Basic and Applied Sciences Directorate

    Robin Burk spent 27 years in industry in roles ranging from software engineer to Chief Operating Officer of early and mid-stage high technology firms. In 2001 she joined the faculty at the U.S. Military Academy, where she taught in both the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and the Systems Engineering Departments. She currently manages the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's basic research thrust in cognitive, information and network science.

    Robin is the author of a number of well-selling technical books for practitioners, including TCP-IP Blueprints and several editions of UNIX Unleashed, and has served as technical editor for several books on networking and network administration. She holds an MBA in finance and operations from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. and is currently a PhD candidate in Information Science at the State University of New York (Albany) with a focus in artificial intelligence/machine learning, knowledge representation and natural language capability for robots.


    Title: Network Science Challenges

        • 12 PM - 12:30 PM : Overview of the Networking and Security Research Center, Thomas La Porta, Director, NSRC


IST Building Atrium and 3rd Floor :

        • 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM : Lunch, Student Posters and Demonstrations

Cybertorium :

        • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM : Smart Grid - Patrick McDaniel, Co-Director, SIIS Lab

        • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM : Network Sciences Collaborative Technology Alliance: Communication Networks Academic Research Center - Thomas La Porta, Director, NSRC

        • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM : Center Details

6:00 PM : Dinner at the Tavern

Wednesday, October 14

333 IST Building :

• Faculty Talks

        • 9:00 AM : Thomas La Porta - Mobility and Wireless
        • 9:20 AM : Patrick McDaniel - SIIS Lab
        • 9:40 AM : Adam Smith - Security
        • 10:00 AM : Aylin Yener - EE
        • 10:30 AM : Break
        • 11:00 AM : Eileen Kane - Law School
        • 11:20 AM : Christopher Griffin - ARL
        • 11:40 AM : Sencun Zhu - Security


Demos


Posters