Open workshop on security of information and the use of artificial intelligence to preserve access and security.

The industry, government and scientific research workshop titled, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Embedded Information Assurance (IA) Workshop, with the theme “The Nexus of IA & AI” seeks to identify and propose scientific research to resolve issues involving key security questions in building and relying on the Internet of Things as a platform for rapid analysis, exploitation and defense of information to assure US dominance in all aspects of the information domain.

The workshop will consist of Keynote addresses to set the stage, two panels on IA and AI, and a Future Concepts Action Session seeking to outline innovative technologies and actions in developing new, transformational methods of IA in light of current IoT security concerns and the expanding role of embedded artificial intelligence.

The workshop approach uses a presentation and question-answer panel presentation to prepare the participants for investigating and resolving the nexus between Information Assurance and advancing Artificial Intelligence in resolving IA challenges.

The workshop will be held at Florida International University, Modesto Maidique Campus, Computing, Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) building in room 241, with registration, beginning at 8:30am and presentations beginning at 9:00am.

Friday, October 25th, 2019



Frank Wood
Marco Bandanio
Marcus Cole

Detail Agenda

Opening Plenary Session
8:00am Registration
8:45am Administrative Remarks

Mr. Jerry Miller & Ms. Lalliet Vila Rodriguez, Women in Cybersecurity

8:55am Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of the Workshop & SCIS Research Day and Introduction of Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg

Dr. S.S. Iyengar, Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor and Director, School of Computing and Information Science

9:00am Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Mark. B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University

9:15am Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Andres Gil, Vice President of Research, Florida International University

9:25 am Welcoming Remarks

Dr. John Volakis, Dean College of Engineering and Computing, FIU

9:30am Workshop Objectives Overview

Dr. Cliff Wang, Computing Sciences Division Chief, US Army Research Office

9:45am Keynote Speaker

Dr. Angela Landress, Defense Information Systems Agency

10:30am Break
10:45am Keynote Speaker
Mr. Gene Baker, Chief Information Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
11:30am Break
11:45am PANEL I Presentations
11:45am Panel Moderator and Lead: Dr. Mark Finlayson, FIU SCIS AI and Narrative
11:55am Panelist: Senior Special Agent Paul R. Adie, US Secret Service South Florida

Trends in Cyber Crime

12:05pm Panelist: Mr. Gerry LaPorte, Director Research Innovation, Global Forensic Justice Center (FIU) and Former DoJ SME
12:15pm Panelist: Dr. Laurent Njilla, Air Force Research Lab, Rome, NY
12:25pm Panelist: Professor Hannibal Travis, J.D., Professor of Law, FIU College of Law
12:35pm Dr. A. Selcuk Uluagac, Associate Professor, Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, FIU“Security and Privacy of IoT Devices and Applications – A Machine Learning Perspective.”
12:45pm Panelist: Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas
12:55pm Panel Wrap-up and Additional Questions Break
1:15pm LUNCH!
2:30pm Panel II Presentations and Discussion
Panel Lead and Presenter: Dr. M. Hadi Amini, Ph.D., D.Eng. Assistant Professor, solid lab, School of Computing and Information Sciences, FIU

“Distributed Learning and Intelligence for Secure Interdependent Decision Making”

2:40pm Panel Moderator and Speaker: Dr. Osama Mohammed, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU

“The state of cybersecurity research and overview of ongoing research at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing”

2:50pm Panelist: Dr. Lina Bouayad, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, College of Business, FIU, Health Science Specialist, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Service, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

 “AI and the Future of Healthcare.”

3:00pm Panelist: Dr. Javad Khazaei, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, and Dr. M. Hadi Amini, FIU SCIS

“Information Attacks in Cyberphysical Smart Energy Systems: A Hybrid Attacker-Operator Model”

3:10pm Panelist: Dr. Charles Kamhoua, US Army Research Lab

“Partially Observable Stochastic Game for Cyber Deception.”

3:20pm Panelist: Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, FIU
3:30pm Panelist: Brian Fonseca, Director Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Director CYBERSECURITY@FIU, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, FIU
3:40pm Break
& “Lightning Rounds” of SCIS Graduate Research Presentations—PG-6, Room 116
4:20pm Future Actions

All Workshop attendees—open discussion on the way ahead in IA-AI

4:20 pm Presentation by Dr. Hien Nguyen, DynaFLIP Collaborative Software
5:00pm Wrap up Sessions – Breakouts
5:15pm Formal Session Ends
6:30pm Optional No-Host Dinner (depending upon interests)


This event is free of charge but space is limited.

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