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RGC Public Lectures - Cyber Security

Two leading scholars have been invited to deliver public lectures on Cyber Security organized by the Research Grants Council on 7 May 2017 (Sunday). Details of the lectures are as follows:

Topic Speaker Time
Cyber Security issues in Internet of Things

Dr Lucas Chi-Kwong Hui (Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Beware of Your Location Privacy and Integrity in Social Networks

Dr Haibo Hu (Assistant Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum (Location Map)
Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquires, please contact us at 2524 3987 or rgc@ugc.edu.hk.

First Session

Topic: Cyber Security issues in Internet of Things
Speaker: Dr Lucas Chi Kwong Hui
Time: 7 May 2017 (Sunday) 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Brief introduction:

In the foreseeable future, the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be put in wider use. Huge amount of data will be generated, stored and transmitted in the process. Security breaches in the IoT will pose a significant problem. The speaker will deliver a talk to raise public awareness. He will use examples to illustrate the security problems and potential solutions related to the IoT.

About the Speaker:

Dr Lucas Chi Kwong Hui is the founder and Honorary Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography (CISC) and concurrently an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Hui received his BSc and MPhil degrees in computer science from The University of Hong Kong and his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of California, Davis. Besides actively publishing more than one hundred internationally referred research papers, he is also involved in consultation work in security systems and in industrial collaboration projects. Dr. Hui's research interests include different areas in information security, including authentication services, network security, mobile network security, smart grid security, security system design involving hardware and software, computer forensics, cryptography and electronic commerce. He is steering committee member of AsiaCrypt, organized many international conferences (ICS 2014, ProvSec 2014, ICICS 2012, AsiaCCS 2011, etc) and has been program committee of many international conferences.


Second Session

Topic: Beware of Your Location Privacy and Integrity in Social Networks
Speaker: Dr Haibo Hu
Time: 7 May 2017 (Sunday) 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Brief introduction:

Location-based services have a growing necessity against location cheating by ensuring location trustworthiness. Some online businesses and emergency services require verification of users’ geographic location. Such a requirement generates a new problem named “spatio-temporal attestation”. The speaker will give a talk to introduce novel solutions to “spatio-temporal attestation” while retaining location privacy.

About the Speaker:

Dr Haibo Hu is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Deputy Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) in Information Security. As Principal Investigator, he has received over 6 million HK dollars of external research grants from Hong Kong RGC, ITC, and National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published over 60 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences, and book chapters, including ACM SIGMOD, TODS, IEEE TKDE, TPDS, ICDE, VLDB. He has been awarded 3 US patents and 1 pending patent on security and privacy.


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