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Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?
To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.
The event will be streamed live at https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/jhuisicrypto/, and also will be posted online following the event.
NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Gray, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering, will present his Inaugural Professorial Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in Mason Hall Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
The title of Gray’s lecture is “How Proteins Dance with Their Partners.”
A reception will be held in the Mason Hall lobby following the lecture.
Gray’s lecture continues a Whiting School tradition begun in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors through this special lecture series. Professor Don Giddens, originator of the series, served from 1992 to 1997 as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Sharon Gerecht, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar and associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will present the Inaugural President’s Frontier Award Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Mason Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Gerecht is a bioengineer whose research focuses on using engineering fundamentals to study basic questions in stem cell biology in order to regenerate and repair damaged blood vessels and halt the spread of cancer.
Alumna Anita Samarth, BS ’95, CEO and Co-founder of Clinovations Government + Health, will review the basic job search and interview process involved in securing an entry-level position in a management consulting firm.
Register by Monday, Feb. 22.