Promotion lecture by Alejandro Russo, Computer Science and Engineering

​Title: A tale of three cities: carrying out security research across several communities

Abstract: Protecting privacy of data is a long standing problem. Today, we can easily install software (apps) which might be written by literally anyone. We gladly grant apps access to our personal information like pictures and messages while also providing them with unrestricted Internet connection -- otherwise, apps cannot deliver their promised functionality! Regular users are often poorly equipped to understand the privacy implications of granting access to such sensitive resources.

In this talk, I will describe the core ideas of my research on protecting privacy of data using (strongly-typed and pure) functional languages. Besides describing the main concepts, I will show how this research has captured the attention of several research communities (security, functional programming, and operating systems) and the lessons I have learned from that. I will conclude describing the next steps on my research agenda and the new directions that I am pursuing.

Alejandro Russo will be promoted to Professor (biträdande professor). He belongs to the Information security division of Computer Science and Engineering.
Category Public lecture
Location: Room EB, floor 4, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg
Starts: 25 September, 2017, 15:00
Ends: 25 September, 2017, 16:00

Published: Tue 12 Sep 2017. Modified: Wed 13 Sep 2017