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Bhavani Thuraisingham gives SSIRI09 keynote on Security Engineering

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Bhavani Thuraisingham will give a keynote talk this week at the The Third IEEE International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI09) in Shanghai, China. Her talk on Security Engineering: Developments and Directions will discuss the developments in security engineering from requirements, to policy to model to design to verification to testing as well as developing CONOPS and conducting certification and accreditation. She will also cover system evaluation, usability and metrics related issues enumerate changes that have to be made to security engineering to support the next generation of secure systems for mission critical applications. Her presentation slides are available online.

The Social Hyperlink: Lada Adamic’s Hypertext’09 keynote

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

AISL CO-PI Lada Adamic gave a keynote talk at Hypertext’09, the 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, held June 29 – July 1 in Trento. Lada’s talk, The Social Hyperlink, covered the influence of social networks on the World Wide Web, peer-to-peer systems, and virtual worlds. You can get her slides here.

Murat Kantarcioglu on Facebook Privacy Issues

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

KDAF-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth did a story on privacy and social media featuring an interview with Murat Kantarcioglu.

“Online Social Networks are redefining privacy and personal security, but how much of your personal life have you already given up? A professor at UT Dallas says chances are you’ve given up more than you know.

Akshay on Twitter in the NYT

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

We were happy to see recent UMBC alumnus Akshay Java’s work on Twitter is mentioned in an article, Utility in the Jumble of Tweets, in yesterday’s New York Times.

“Some developers are creating tools to help companies keep an eye on the buzz. Akshay Java, a scientist at Microsoft, is trying to figure out a way to identify which experts are most influential on given topics by automatically analyzing the content of their tweets and who is in their Twitter network. Companies like Microsoft could use that information to figure out which twitterers they should contact to create buzz about a new product.”