The General Chair of the conference was Quanyan Zhu of NYU and he deserves a big congratulations on the success of the conference as do the steering board and all the organizers. This focused conference, with the elegantly produced conference proceedings, had a single stream of presentations, a panel with experts from the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Agency, industry and academic reps, and two plenary talks given by George Cybenko of Dartmouth and me.
The special session on validating models and the panel were alone worth coming to the conference!
Panel Discussion - Panelists Include:
- Capt. Tom Morkan (US Coast Guard)
- CDR Brian Murphy (US Coast Guard)
- Nathaniel Gleicer (Illumio; Former Director for Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council)
- Dr. Pratyusa Manhadatta (HP Labs)
- Ron Sartini (Transportation Security Administration)
e Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the port of Boston. Hearing how research that one engages in can make a difference is very inspiring, motivating, and energizing, and I will be sharing some of the insights when I teach my class on Tuesday at the Isenberg School of Management!
Below are additional photos taken at the conference.
the conference program, the talks described many creative theoretical frameworks that add to our understanding of the strengths of game theory in a wide range of security settings, including: cybercrime and cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, auditing elections, Internet of Things (IoT), denial of service attacks, strategic cybersecurity investments, voting systems, compliance, denial of service attacks (DOS), and more! I know that I will be reading the proceedings edited by Quanyan Zhu, Tansu Alpcan, Emmanouil Panaousis, Milind Tambe, and William Casey, from cover to cover, and will be citing the papers in this very valuable volume.
this conference, which was started in 2010, was the global participation, with speakers from, besides the US (including California), France, Austria, England, Australia, Greece, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, and other countries. The quality of the research and science was inspiring and the conversations and discussions throughout the conference made for very enjoyable networking as well as scientific exchanges.
I was so honored to be introduced by Tamer Basar of the University of Illinois, whom I last saw at the great NETGCOOP conference in Paris, France. Professor Basar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and his work on game theory and security is truly innovative and, if I may say, beautiful.
My friend, Rae Zimmerman of NYU also stopped by to say hello before flying out to speak at a conference in Portland. Below is a photo of Quanyan Zhu with Rae and me after my plenary talk. My plenary talk slides can be downloaded here.
A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, Anna Nagurney, Ladimer S. Nagurney, and Shivani Shukla, in Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security, N.J. Daras and M.T. Rassias, Editors, Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2015) pp 381-398.