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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

Khalid Elgazzar
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Scott Sanner
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Wesley Willett
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Borhan M. Sanandaji
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Arslan Munir
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Jinsub Kim
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
M. Zubair Shafiq
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Sriraam Natarajan
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Munawar Ha z
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Rakesh Bobba
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am