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Cryptography Roundtable Discussion
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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, 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,

Memorial service for Professor Robert Cammarata
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Robert Charles Cammarata II, a professor of materials science and engineering, member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, and leader in the Johns Hopkins University community for nearly three decades, died January 13 from cancer. He was 58.

A picture of Robert Cammarata

Robert Cammarata

To honor his memory and legacy, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are hosting a memorial service from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, in Mason Hall.

In addition, the Robert C. Cammarata Memorial Fund has been established to support student research and activities in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Please consider honoring Prof. Cammarata’s memory through a gift to the fund, thereby helping to ensure that his legacy as a researcher, teacher, mentor, and colleague continues.

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