Speaker: Prof. Gyungho Lee
Title: Trusting Program Behavior
Date: August 24, 2010
Hosted by: FNC and WCU-FNOT
Abstract: With proliferation of computing in virtually every aspect of modern society (i.e., smart grid, robotic surgery systems, smart phones, etc), trusting program behavior goes with much more profound side effects beyond mere malfunctioning of the system. Trustworthiness of program behavior that controls such critical systems and devices is an essential aspect we need to measure, evaluate and establish. With bugs and intentional compromises possible through the process of software design, development, deployment and use, program behavior trustworthiness is shaky in terms of empirical basis as well as in terms of theoretical basis. This talk ponders upon trustworthiness of program behavior and introduces a couple of techniques to enhance the trustworthiness.
Gyungho Lee’s research and teaching interests are in computer architecture, working on technical issues in the areas of memory architecture, microprocessor design, computer/network system security, parallelizing compiler and code optimization. His current research activity is mostly on Trusted Computing, developing architectural support and program hardening tools to secure program behavior trustworthiness. He was a co-recipient (with C. Kruskal and D. Kuck) of the 1986 Outstanding Paper Award from the 15th IEEE Int’l Conf. Parallel Processing for the work on "combining switch" and also (with Lan Li) of the 2003 Best Paper Award from the 12th IEEE Int'l Conf. Computer Communications and Networks for the work on denial-of-service attack detection in Internet. Gyungho Lee was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor from Jan. 2000 to Dec. 2002. He has been an editor for several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and currently serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Information Security and also for the Circuits and Systems. Gyungho Lee is elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006 and designated as a “University Scholar”, the highest honor the University of Illinois bestows upon its faculty, in 2007.