The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Security and Privacy Research in Taiwan Information Security Center (TWISC)
Date: April 21, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Dr. Yennun Huang
Distinguished Research Fellow
Institute of Information Science,Academia Sinica, Taiwan



The Taiwan Information Security Center (TWISC) was initiated as a research program in April 2005 and funded by the National Science Council for the past few years. TWISC pulls together experts in information security from various universities and research institutes in Taiwan with an aim to boost research and development activities in information security, promote public awareness, and foster partnership among government, academia, and private sector. TWISC has since established three affiliated regional centers respectively in northern, central and southern Taiwan at three major universities. The headquarters (TWISC@AS) is established within and funded by the Research Center of Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, and the three affiliated centers are supported by the Networked Communication Program, one of the National Science and Technology Programs sponsored by the National Science Council. The research activities in TWISC involve cryptology, network security, software security, multimedia security, information security management, among others.In this talk we will first overview some research projects in TWISC. Then, in the second part of the talk, we will focus on our research of the security and privacy issues related to big data. We will also describe some research projects in TWISC using big data techniques to detect zero-day attacks and our on-going research effort to guarantee data privacy in big data applications.



Dr. Huang is a Distinguished Research Fellow in Academia Sinica and an IEEE Fellow (for his contributions on fault tolerance and fault prevention Techniques). Dr. Huang received BS in EE from National Taiwan University and his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland.He Joined AT&T Bell Labs as a researcher in 1989. His SwiFT system was named one of the ten major technology breakthroughs in Bell Laboratories in 1992.He became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff of Bell Labs in 1996, and started the Dependable Computing Research Department in AT&T in 1999.In 2004 he became the Executive Director of Dependable Distributed Computing and Communication Research Department to lead research on Digital Content Management and IPTV programs. In 2007, Dr. Huang returned to Taiwan to serve as the Executive Vice President of Institute for Information Industry (III), a government funded R&D organization with more than 1800 employees.Dr. Huang joined Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI) of Academia Sinica in 2011 as the CEO of Security Research Center in Academia Sinica.Between February 2011 and August 2015, he was appointed by Taiwan government as the Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of Science and Technology of Executive Yuan, helping Minister of Science and Technology on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and R&D funding allocation (about 3 billion US dollars per year), and supervising a number of nationwide projects on Internet of Things (IoT), smart city, cloud computing and its applications, and open big data.


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