Update: Thank you for making NSRC Industry Day 2012 a success! Faculty talks, keynotes and photos from Industry Day have been posted and will continue to be updated.

Wednesday, April 25 Reception (6:30 PM)
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn

  • 6:30 PM: Reception
Thursday, April 26 Industry Day (8 AM - 4:30 PM)
Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn
  • 8:00 AM: Coffee and Danishes

  • 8:30 AM: Welcome
    Tom La Porta
    Director, NSRC

  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM: Keynote Talk - Network Protection Sciences in Extreme Environments
    Rob Kehlet
    Division Chief, Collaboration and Transition Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

    Abstract: It is well known that nuclear weapon detonations can have large geographic area impacts. For decades we've been protecting key assets and infrastructure on a system basis. With increased dependency on multiple network-based systems, it is now necessary to consider WMD impacts on interdependent networks—accounting for the possibility that a non-“fatal” event in one network may generate a cascading failure across multiple networks. DTRA basic research explores this concept with end state of more cost-effective solutions leading to WMD-robust and resilience networks.

    Mr. Robert Kehlet is the Division Chief for the Collaboration and Transition Division at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He serves as one of the principle managers for basic and early applied science to support high payoff, long range Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) needs. In particular, research on the response, resilience, and recovery of interconnected networks to the extreme conditions generated by WMD is one of the research areas under Rob’s Division. Rob has broad Science and Technology research background throughout his career; exploring the impacts of WMD on personnel and military systems, leading the development of US and NATO radiation guidance to commanders, conducting demonstration projects for enhanced WMD protection of buildings, and creating tools to assist with consequence management. In his spare time Rob is out growing the next generation of leaders with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Keynote Talk - Discovery and Invention in Cyber Security & Complex Software at ONR
    Karno Mertoguno
    The Office of Naval Research

    Dr. J. Sukarno Mertoguno manages basic and applied sience research in cyber security and complex software for The Office of Naval Research (ONR). Before joining ONR he worked as a system & chip architect and entrepreneuer in the Silicon Valley. He has worked on embedded processors, switching fabric, network processors, and various other hardware accelerators, including TCP/IP, NFS, mobile anti-malware, etc. He received a Ph.D. In electrical engineering from SUNY-Binghamton.

  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Break

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Keynote Talk - Cyber Security Challenges in Next Generation Systems and Networks
    Bill Glodek
    Computer Scientist, ARL Computational & Information Sciences Directorate (CISD), Network Sciences Division, Network Security Branch

    Bill Glodek is a computer scientist at the US Army Research Laboratory. Bill earned a MS in Computer Science from Florida State University as a DoD/NSA Information Assurance Scholarship Program student. He currently supports ARL's computer network defense operations and basic research programs. His research focus includes network forensics, malware analysis and advanced cyber threat detection. Bill has also been a speaker at the US Air Force's Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp and the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) DoD Cyber Crime Conference.

  • 12:15 PM: Presentation of Cisco Innovation Challenge Award
    Tom La Porta

  • 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Lunch and Student Posters

  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: NSRC Research Overview
    Tom La Porta
    Director, NSRC

  • 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: SIIS Lab Research Overview
    Patrick McDaniel
    Director, SIIS Lab

Friday, April 27 Faculty Talks (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Room 222, IST Building
Boxed lunches will be provided.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Adam Smith (Computer Science and Engineering)

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Steve Fast (PSU ARL)

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Guohong Cao (Computer Science and Engineering)

  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Trent Jaeger(Computer Science and Engineering)

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Break

  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Aylin Yener (Electrical Engineering)

  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Eileen Kane (Dickinson School of Law)

  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Phil La Plante (Penn State Great Valley Campus)

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM - Mike Hohnka (PSU ARL)

Student Posters (by advisor)
Photos from Industry Day




Cisco Innovation Challenge Winners

Grand Prize Winners: Xin Chen, Wenhui Hu, Max Freilich
With Carla Gajdosik and Luis Morales from Cisco, and Tom La Porta


Third Place: Alexander Shovlin, Ernie Lehman
Second Place: Justin Kellett, Fangfei Chen, Christian Pastor (not pictured), Elorm Yador (not pictured)
With Carla Gajdosik and Luis Morales from Cisco, and Tom La Porta