Designing Trustworthy Systems
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Abstract: In this talk, I give an overview of some of my research over the years in analyzing both widely-deployed and emerging systems for adversarial robustness and designing systems for improved security. I then discuss some of the emerging challenges with significant societal implications that we are likely to face in the computing field.
Biography: Atul Prakash is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan with research interests in computer security and privacy. He received a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His research has contributed to better understanding of vulnerabilities and improved security of Internet of Things platforms, systems that support millions of users in accessing financial services, and, most recently, AI systems. He has received an outstanding achievement award in the department twice for his contributions and also is a recipient of several awards for his research. At the University of Michigan, he has served as Director of the Software Systems Lab, led the creation of the new Data Science undergraduate program, and is currently serving as the Senior Associate Chair of the CSE Division.