CyLab/INI Seminar: Alvaro Cardenas

Time: April 30, 2009 - 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: DEC@CIC

Description: We are pleased to announce Alvaro Cardenas will be our guest speaker at the CyLab/INI Seminar, on Thursday, April 30th, at 12:15 pm Eastern. (Please note the special time.) He will be presenting "Statistical Models for Anomaly Detection."

Please join us in the INI Distributed Education Center (DEC) on the Lobby level of the CIC building.  Lunch will be provided.
Talk Abstract: In this talk I will describe the Bayesian Receiver Operating Characteristic (B-ROC) curves, and I will explain how they can be used as a tool to interpret the classification accuracy of intrusion detection systems and their relation to the base-rate fallacy. I will also show how statistical methods and game theory can help practitioners understand and design better anomaly detection schemes in the face of intelligent and adaptive attackers.

I will also describe some of my recent work on the security of cyber-physical systems and cybercrime.
Speaker Bio: Alvaro Cardenas received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his B.S. from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Colombia). His research interests include intrusion detection systems, the security of control systems, cybercrime, and the applications of probability, game theory, optimization and machine learning to these fields.