Today, after teaching my Transportation and Logistics class at the Isenberg School, I was off to the College of Information and Computer Sciences (newly named) to take part in the New England Security Day (NESD 2015). The program was fantastic with individual talks, a keynote by Jeremy Epstein of the National Science Foundation, and several panels. Plus, in the afternoon, there was a poster session.
The day began with welcoming remarks by Dr. Brian Levine of Computer Science, who has been spearheading cybersecurity initiatives at UMass, and by our Povost, Dr. Katherine Newman.
recently received an EAGER grant. Epstein is a rotator at NSF, has had the position for 4 years, and is stepping down in January. His will be big shoes to fill.
There were 115 registrants for NESD and faculty and students came not only from many New England academic institutions (including Harvard, Dartmouth, WPI, Brown University, UConn, UMass Lowell, Northeastern) but also from New York (SUNY Stony Brook) and New Jersey (Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology). This speaks to the timeliness and importance of cybersecurity research.
Below are photos of the speakers this morning and of the audience.
Dr. Susan Landau of WPI was the first speaker in the afternoon.
The refreshments were also perfect - Atkins cider donuts, fresh fruit, veggies, and cheese and crackers.
a paper of ours just published today in the new book, Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security, edited by N.J. Daras and M.T. Rassias. Dr. Rassias co-edited another book with John Nash, which will be John Nash's last book.
this event happen.