Cybersecurity Lecture Series with Shang-Tse Chen

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday April 5, 2019 - Saturday April 6, 2019
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building 266 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, Rm 1116E&W
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    Free food


Summary Sentence: Free, open-to-the public discussion about cybersecurity risks, trends, and techniques.

Full Summary: On Friday, April 5th guest speaker, and Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia Tech College of Computing, Shang-Tse Chen will discuss two interrelated problems that are essential to the successful deployment of AI in security settings.

  • Shang-Tse Chen Shang-Tse Chen
  • Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Tech is a free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from Fortune 500 companies, federal intelligence agencies, start-ups, and incubators, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious.



While Artificial Intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential as a defense against real-world cybersecurity threats, understanding the capabilities and robustness of AI remains a fundamental challenge, especially in adversarial environments. In this talk, I address two interrelated problems that are essential to the successful deployment of AI in security settings. (1) Discovering real-world vulnerabilities of deep neural networks and countermeasures to mitigate threats. I will present ShapeShifter, the first targeted physical adversarial attack that fools state-of-the-art object detectors, and SHIELD, a real-time defense that removes adversarial noise by stochastic data compression. (2) Developing theoretically-principled methods for choosing machine models to defend against unknown future attacks. I will introduce a novel game theory concept called “diversified strategy” to help make the optimal decision with limited risk. Finally, I will share my vision on making AI more robust under different threat models, and research directions on deploying AI in security-critical and high-stakes problems. 


Shang-Tse Chen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He works in the intersection of applied and theoretical machine learning. His research focuses on designing robust machine learning algorithms for security-critical applications. He has worked closely with industry and government partners. His research has led to patent-pending cyber threat detection technology with Symantec, open-sourced adversarial attack and defense tools with Intel, deployed fire risk prediction system with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. He is a recipient of the KDD Best Student Paper Runner-up Award (2016) and the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship (2018).

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

IISP Faculty Directory, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Shang-Tse Chen, cybersecurity lecture series, ai
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