INI Seminar: Adrian Perrig

Time: February 12, 2010 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@Henry


The INI welcomes this week's seminar speaker, Adrian Perrig, INI faculty and professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

The INI Seminar takes place every Friday, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. This week's seminar takes place at the Distributed Education Classroom at Henry Street (The INI Building).

If snow conditions worsen, please check the university alerts system for closings. The INI seminar will take place unless the university closes.



Speaker: Adrian Perrig

Talk Abstract:

Attestation is a promising approach for building secure systems. The recent development of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) that is starting to be deployed in common laptop and desktop platforms is fueling research in attestation
mechanisms. In this talk, I will present approaches on how to build secure systems with advanced TPM architectures. In particular, we have designed an approach for fine-grained attestation that enables the design of efficient secure distributed systems, and other network protocols. We demonstrate this approach by designing a secure routing protocols.


Speaker Bio:

Adrian serves as the technical director for Carnegie Mellon's Cybersecurity Laboratory (CyLab), and he is also a faculty member at INI. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Adrian's research revolves around building secure systems and includes network security, trustworthy computing and security for social networks. More specifically, he is interested in trust establishment, trustworthy code execution in the presence of malware, and how to design secure next-generation networks.  More information about his research is available on Adrian’s web page.  Adrian is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, IBM faculty fellowships in 2004 and 2005, and the Sloan research fellowship in 2006.