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Colloquium Series

Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Inter-Flow Consistency: A Novel SDN Update Abstraction for Supporting Inter-Flow Constraints

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Rakesh Bobba
Assistant Professor
School of EECS
Oregon State University

Software Defined Networks (SDNs) have opened up a new era for networking by decoupling the control and data planes. With a centralized controller, the process of updating networks becomes much more convenient when compared to traditional networks. However, even with SDNs, transitional network states during network updates may still cause problems. Such states may result in a breakdown of isolation guarantees or other critical constraints and this could lead to incorrect behavior or even security vulnerabilities.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Rakesh Bobba specializes in security for distributed and networked systems. His research interests include access control models and mechanisms, key management, cryptographic protocols, and applied cryptography among others. His current research focus is on the security for critical cyber-physical infrastructures such as smart grids, cloud computing infrastructures and real-time systems. Prior to joining Oregon State he was at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a Research Scientist at the Information Trust Institute (ITI) from 2010 to 2011, and as a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering from 2012 to 2014 with appointments in ITI and ECE departments. His research is funded by NSF, DOE, ONR and AFOSR/AFRL.

Past Colloquia

Ross Tate
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 9:40am to 11:00am
Barry Jay
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dr. Jeffrey Kaye
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dmitri Nikonov
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Alan X. Wang
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
James Fogarty
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
David J. Allstot
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dr. Tawfik Arabi
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am to 10:50am
Christian Kästner
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

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