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Special Sessions 

Session 1: Hands-on Tutorial Session about Anonymous Network on Monday (6/17) for 3 hours
Jackie Zhang, University of Colorado Colorado Springs/Fort Hays State University, USA  (LinkedIn)
Please bring your laptop to learn.
Session 2: Poster Competition on Monday (6/17) at 3-6 p.m. 
You can make your poster in a 48 x 36 format that shows the content of your poster board. Here are examples.
However, there are no strong restrictions if you can show your research goals and outcomes well. Please put SVCC 2024 logo into your poster. You can bring your poster to the  SVCC 2024 on 6/17. We will provide an instruction to you about the poster competition on 6/17.
Session 3: AI Security on Tuesday (6/18)
  • Talk ​Title #1: Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of LLMs in Security-Critical Applications
    • Ting Wang, Stony Brook University, USA
      Abstract: The recent advances in large language models (LLMs) have led to their increasing use in security-critical applications (e.g., code generation, threat detection, and information forensics). However, our understanding of the potential risks associated with deploying LLMs in these settings is still largely lagging behind. In this talk, I will share two of our ongoing studies aimed at understanding and mitigating the security risks of LLMs in critical environments, including i) detecting and counteracting LLM-based backdoor attacks and ii) developing self-destructive LLMs to prevent malicious modifications. I will also highlight several areas that merit further investigation.
      Bio: Ting Wang is currently an Associate Professor and Empire Innovation Scholar in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University. His research explores the intersection of machine learning, privacy, and security, aiming to develop safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. His recent work focuses on enhancing AI methods and systems across three major areas: security assurance, privacy preservation, and decision-making transparency. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Dr. Wang was an Associate Professor in the College of IST at Penn State. His research has been extensively published in leading computer security and machine learning venues and has received multiple best paper awards and media coverage. Dr. Wang completed his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech and his undergraduate studies at Zhejiang University.
  • Talk Title #2: Improved Time-Series Anomaly Detection from Data Augmentation and Valuation
    • Gihyuk Ko, KAIST, South Korea
      Bio: Gihyuk Ko is a Senior Research Scientist / Leader of the AI Security Research Team at Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC), KAIST. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and his M.S. and Ph.D. candidacy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His research mostly focuses on using formal methods to analyze and enhance security, privacy, and fairness of artificially intelligent systems. He is also interested in improving performance, robustness and privacy of ML systems based on input or neural explanations. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Paper Award in USENIX Security 2023. He served as a co-workshop chair of WiseML 2024. He has also served as External Reviewer in a number of security- and privacy-related symposiums and journals, including IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, PoPETs, IEEE TDSC, and more.
  • Talk Title #3: Sensing and Machine Learning to Secure Networking ​
    • ​Sang-Yoon Chang, University of Colorado, Colorado Spring, USA​
    • Abstract: Sensing and data collection play critical roles in artificial intelligence. The success and effectiveness of the machine learning models and intelligence processing rely on the quality of the data they ingest. In this research talk, I will share how prototype implementations and simulations for sensing and collecting data enable AI and ML research. More specifically, I will share how we adapt our system implementations and simulations to apply ML to secure networking in the contexts of cryptocurrency blockchain (requiring anonymity and distributed computing) and 4G/5G mobile networks (using open-source implementations).
    • Bio: Sang-Yoon Chang is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science (CS) Department at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). My main research interest is in security of networked systems. He is the PI and the Director of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program at UCCS and he is also the board member and part of the executive team at Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Institute (SVCSI). He received my PhD and Bachelor's degrees from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013 and 2007, respectively. . Before joining UCCS CS, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), a UIUC research center at Singapore.
  • Talk Title #4: From Vulnerability to Defense: The Role of Large Language Models in Enhancing Cybersecurity​​
    • Yassine Himeur, University of Dubai, Dubai
    • Bio: Dr. Yassine Himeur is presently an Assistant Professor of Engineering & Information Technology at the University of Dubai. He completed both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Following his doctoral studies, he obtained the Habilitation to Direct Research, which granted him the official authorization to supervise research, in July 2017. His academic journey led him to join the faculty at the University of Dubai after serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Qatar University from 2019 to 2022. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Researcher from 2013 to 2019 at the Algerian Center for Development of Advanced Technologies (CDTA), where he also served as the Head of the TELECOM Division from 2018 to 2019. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in conducting R&D projects and has played a significant role in proposing and co-leading several research proposals under the NPRP grant (QNRF, Qatar). With more than 150 research publications in high-impact venues, he has made valuable contributions to the field. He was honored to receive the Best Paper Award at the 11th IEEE SIGMAP in Austria in 2014 and the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE GPECOM 2020 in Turkey. His current research interests encompass AI/ML/DL, Generative AI, Big Data and IoTs, Healthcare Technologies, Recommender Systems, Building Energy Management, and Cybersecurity.
  • Talk Title #5: DeepVoice Detection: A Practical Approach​
    • ​Souhwan Jung, Soongsil University, South Korea
    • Bio: Souhwan Jung is a professor at the School of Electronic Engineering in Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea since 1997. He has spent about 25 years on the area of information security. He served as a government R&D program director of information security during 2009–2010. He also served as the president of KIISC in 2020. Currently, he leads an AI security research center (AISRC) funded by government since 2020. AISRC focuses on developing robust and trustworthy AI systems. Currently, seven faculty members from three universities and six companies are participating in the consortium. His research interest includes deep voice detection and other AI security issues.

Session 4: Quantum Security on Wed. (6/19)
  • Talk Title #1: Quantum security evaluation and Migration plan for PQC in Korea
    • Yousung Kang, ETRI, South Korea
    • Abstract: With the acceleration of quantum computing development, expectations for its utilization are rising. While there are bright prospects, there also exists a threat that it could break existing cryptographic systems. In response to such threats, many mathematicians and cryptographers are taking the lead in developing Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). This talk introduces a methodology for analyzing the strength of existing cryptographic algorithms and PQC algorithms, along with ETRI's development results. Additionally, it briefly outlines Korea's PQC transition policy and plans. This talk expected to be helpful in understanding a new PQC-based cryptographic infrastructure for preparing for the quantum era.
    • Bio: Dr. Yousung Kang joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in 1999, and he is now the Director leading ETRI’s Cryptography and Authentication Research Section. He was a visiting researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, from 2011 to 2012. Since 2004, he has been the IT international standard expert of Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). He has successfully led several government R&D projects related to cybersecurity, including international collaborative project. He obtained his BS and MS in Electronics Engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea in 1997 and in 1999, respectively. He received his Ph.D in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea in 2015. His research interests include quantum security, drone/IoT security, key-hiding technology, side channel analysis, and the areas of cryptographic engineering.
  • Talk Title #2: Towards an Interoperable Quantum Safe Network
    • Hao Qin, National Quantum Office, Singapore
    • Bio: Hao Qin is a senior researcher in National Quantum-Safe Network, affiliated with Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the co-chair of Quantum Communication Networks Task Force under Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore. He has been contributing to standardization works on quantum communication in ITU-T, ISO and ETSI. He is the NUS focal point for ETSI and ITU. He has more than ten years of academic and industry experiences on quantum communication. His research focus on practical aspects of quantum communication, including implementation security & testing, key managements, use cases, standardization & certification.
  • Talk Title #3: Post Quantum Cryptography for Space based Applications
    • Ayesha Khalid, Queen's University (QUB), UK
    • Bio: Dr. Ayesha Khalid is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), where she leads the research in Post-Quantum Cryptography. She has been co investigator of Innovate UK funded Project Agile Quantum Safe Communications (called AQuaSec), EPSRC funded UK Quantum Communications Hub and the Rolls Royce funded Cyber Technology Research Network project SEQURED with Carnegie Mellon and Purdue. She is a senior member of IEEE and member of the IEEE Technical Committee on VLSI Systems and Applications (VSA). Her expertise lies in the design, optimization, and implementation of quantum secure cryptography hardware targeting embedded devices.
  • Talk Title #4: InterQnet: A System Approach to Realize a Scalable Quantum Network
    • Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Lab, USA
    • Bio: Dr. Rajkumar Kettimuthu is a Computer Scientist and Group Leader at Argonne National Laboratory, a Senior Scientist at The University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at Northwestern University. His research interests include AI for science, advanced wired and wireless communications for science, and Quantum networks. Data transfer tools developed by him and his colleagues are used by numerous scientific communities across the world to move multiple Petabytes of data every day. He has co-authored 150+ peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 award. He is a distinguished member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.
  • Talk Title #5: Quantum Key Distribution: Network System R&D and Use-case Trials
    • Yoshimichi Tanizawa, Toshiba, Japan
    • Bio: Yoshimichi Tanizawa is a chief research scientist at Toshiba Corporation Corporate Research & Development Center. His research interests include QKD (quantum key distribution) and its network system technologies. He is a vice chairperson of Quantum Key Distribution Technology Promotion Committee, Quantum ICT Forum. He was a recipient of the IPSJ Best Paper Award in 2012 and the Best Paper Award at SAINT 2012. He is rapporteur of ETSI GS QKD 014 “Quantum Key Distribution (QKD); Protocol and data format of REST-based key delivery API” in ETSI ISG-QKD.
  • Talk Title #6: Research on Quantum-secured Networking: Network Perspective
    • Chankyun Lee, KISTI, South Korea
    • Bio: Dr. Chankyun Lee is a senior researcher in Quantum Network Research Center at KISTI since June 2019. Before joining the center, he was a senior researcher at Samsung Electronics from Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2017. He received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from KAIST in 2016. He also received his M.S. and B.S. in the same school in 2011 and in 2009. 
Session 5: Industry Security Forum & HackTheon  ICT Industry Exhibition on 6/19
  • Please visit HackTheon conference website.  
  • Note that the four security companies (Coontec, Genians, SOMANSA, and Quad Miners) will share their security product visions on 6/17 during the reception time on 6/17 (Monday).
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