Announcement / February 2018

CLTC Announces 2018 Spring Seminar Series

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce our 2018 Spring Seminar Series. We are honored to welcome four distinguished speakers from the UC Berkeley community and beyond.

On March 8, Catherine CrumpAssistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, and Andrew Ferguson, from the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, will discuss issues related to surveillance and policing in the era of “big data.” In his talk, “The Rise of Big Data Policing,” Ferguson will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. Catherine Crump will present “Surveillance Policy Making By Procurement,” focused on how federal funding for surveillance equipment disrupts local accountability mechanisms that typically regulate policing. The two scholars will engage in an interactive “fireside chat” discussion around these topics. RSVP here.

On March 22, Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, will speak about her research on the impact of giving machines human-like voices. Treating a human mind like a machine is an essential component of dehumanization, whereas attributing a humanlike mind to a machine is an essential component of anthropomorphism. Schroeder recently conducted experiments showing that “people are more likely to infer a human (vs. computer) creator when they hear a voice expressing thoughts than when they read the same thoughts in text.”  She will explain her research and discuss implications for dehumanizing others through text-based media, and for anthropomorphizing machines through speech-based media. RSVP here.

On April 26, Doug Tygar, Professor of Computer Science and Information Management at UC Berkeley, will present “Adversarial Machine Learning.” Tygar works in the areas of computer security, privacy, and electronic commerce. His current research includes privacy, security issues in sensor webs, digital rights management, and usable computer security. His awards include a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Okawa Foundation Fellowship, a teaching award from Carnegie Mellon, and invited keynote addresses at PODC, PODS, VLDB, and many other conferences. He has written three books; his book Secure Broadcast Communication in Wired and Wireless Networks (with Adrian Perrig) is a standard reference and has been translated to Japanese. RSVP here.

All three of our CLTC Spring Seminars take place from 12:00-1:00pm in South Hall, Room 205 on the UC Berkeley campus (map). A light lunch is included for attendees who RSVP in advance. Stay tuned to the CLTC newsletter and social media channels for updates.

Please visit this page to access RSVP links for these events.