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CECS Seminar

Title: “Safety Verification and Training for Learning-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems”

Speaker: Jyotirmoy Vinay Deshmukh, Assistant Professor in the Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Donald Bren Hall 4011

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Rainer Doemer Selected as Deans’ Honoree

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CECS Professor Rainer Doemer has been selected as a Deans’ Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award is selected based on campus wide nominations from peers, colleagues, and students.

Professor Rainer Doemer is loved by both students and faculty alike, and this award portrays that to this award’s nominees. Over 300 lecturers and TAs have received this award.

Congratulations, Professor Rainer Doemer!

CECS Seminar

Title: “Poly-Logarithmic Side Channel Rank Estimation via Exponential Sampling”

Speaker: Liron David, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 5204

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Al Faruque: Eavesdrops on DNA Synthesizer to Steal Genetic Blueprint

CECS Professor Mohammad al Faruque, along with a group of graduate students (Arnav Malawade, John Chaput, and Sina Faezi), discovered that it is possible to record subtle sounds of a DNA synthesis machine, then reverse-engineering whatever genetic materials the machine is making. In other words, it is possible to hack such a machine by listening to it. Faruque’s accomplishments are featured in the New York Times and Wired. To read more, please see here (Wired), here (NY Times) or here (IEEE).

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