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Oct 3, 2019
C4DT workshops

C4DT launch workshop on IoT security

On Thursday October 3rd the C4DT will kick off the IoT Security workgroup with its launch workshop held at the EPFL. Nine C4DT partner companies will develop an understanding of each other’s challenges and needs in IoT Security and share insights on such projects. Prof. David Atienza and Dr. Amir Aminifar from the C4DT-affiliated Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) provide insights into their state-of-the-art research.

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Oct 2, 2019
C4DT conferences

C4DT event on Facebook’s Libra project

Facebook’s Libra project continues to fuel the news headlines and stirs passionate discussions, for example, on its technological robustness, its macro-economical and societal impact as well as the FINMA’s regulatory response.

The C4DT organises a panel discussion this topic on Wednesday the 2nd of October from 16h to 18h @ EPFL room BC 420, A networking aperitif until 19h30 will round off the event. Please note that this event is by invitation only.

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Sep 24, 2019
C4DT seminars

C4DT Distinguished Lecture : Hidden Backdoors in Deep Learning Systems

by Prof. Ben Zhao, Univ. of Chicago
The lack of transparency in today’s deep learning systems has paved the way for a new type of threats, commonly referred to as backdoor or Trojan attacks. In this talk, Ben Zhao will describe two recent results on detecting and understanding backdoor attacks on deep learning systems.
September 24th, 2019 @ 14:15, room BC 420

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Sep 5, 2019
other conferences

Swiss Crypto Day

The Swiss Crypto Day is an informal event to promote research in cryptology in Switzerland. It will take place at irregular intervals. The first edition takes place in September 2019 and is hosted by the crypto group at the University of Bern. Please save the date.

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Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2019
other conferences

CYD-Campus Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security

The Cyber-Defense Campus holds its inaugural Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security on the 5-6 September 2019 at the SwissTech Center in Lausanne. Speakers will be drawn internationally from all defence and security areas of industry, academia, military and government. The discussed AI topics will range from new scientific findings to the benefits and usability of AI techniques. For more information please click here…

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Sep 4, 2019
C4DT seminars

C4DT Distinguished Lecture : Talk by Dr. Dan Bogdanov, Cybernetica, Estonia

In this talk, Dan Bogdanov will start by introducing secure computing technologies and their potential in enterprise and government use. He will then look at a focus group study of the barriers of adopting such technologies based on interviews in many industries.

September 4, 2019 @ 14:15 in BC 410

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Sep 3, 2019
other conferences

digitalswitzerland’s 3rd Digital Day

For its 3rd Digital Day, digitalswitzerland organises a debate on gaming, e-commerce and cyber-risques. 4 experts discuss at the Café Saint Pierre in Lausanne the risks and opportunities of our digital society, answer your questions and give some tips for moving safely in the digital world.

September 3, 2019, 17-19h @ Café St. Pierre, Lausanne

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Jul 23, 2019
other seminars

All Your Clicks Belong to Me: Investigating Click Interception on the Web

By Prof. Wei Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Click is the prominent way that users interact with web applications. Attackers aim to intercept genuine user clicks to either send malicious commands to another application on behalf of the user or fabricate realistic ad click traffic. In this talk, Prof. Wei Meng investigates the click interception practices on the Web.
Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 @10:00, room BC 420

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Jul 3, 2019
C4DT seminars

DataShare: Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Search Engine for Investigative Journalists

Kasra Edalatnejad presents DataShare, a decentralized and privacy-preserving global search system that enables journalists worldwide to find documents via a dedicated network of peers. This work stems from the need of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for securing their search and discovery platform.
Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 @16:15, room BC 410

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Jun 20, 2019
C4DT seminars

Helen: Maliciously Secure Cooperative Learning for Linear Models

by Prof. Raluca Popa, UC Berkeley
Many organizations wish to collaboratively train machine learning models on their combined datasets for a common benefit (e.g., better medical research, or fraud detection). However, they often cannot share their plaintext datasets due to privacy concerns and/or business competition. In this talk, Helen will be presented, a system that allows multiple parties to train a linear model without revealing their data, a setting we call coopetitive learning.

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Jun 20, 2019
other conferences

Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference

This conference, organized by the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aims at presenting selected legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity in a crosscutting approach. C4DT’s Sotiria Kechagia participates in this event via a talk on “Liability, privacy and security in medical data sharing: The Swiss experience”.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 @ 9h00-17h00 University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1204 Genève, Room MR080

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Jun 19, 2019
C4DT seminars

Improving Wide-Area Data Store Availability and Responsiveness with Crux

Wide-area data stores enhance fault tolerance and response times, and they enhance scalability. Yet even in the absence of failures, these wide-area deployments can degrade the interaction latency between nearby clients. Cristina Basescu presents Crux, the first general framework that addresses these issues by building locality-preserving data stores.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 @16:15 room BC 410

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