Visiting Talk: Opportunities and Challenges in Crowdsourcing, Smart Device Authentication, and Vehicle to Grid Communications

Monday, August 22, 2016 (All day)

at 10-11

Venue: TS 107

Lecturer: Professor Guoliang Xue
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA



Smart devices and smart grids are changing our life style. With the ever increasing popularity of mobile devices interconnected via wireless networks, crowdsourcing has emerged as is a new computing paradigm, which uses collective intelligence to accomplish computing tasks. In this talk, we discuss opportunities and challenges in crowdsourcing, smart device authentication, and vehicle to grid communications.

For crowdsourcing, we will discuss the computing paradigm, truthful incentive mechanisms, Sybil attacks to the winning strategy in the DARPA network challenge, and counter-measures. For smart device authentication, we will discuss opportunities for fingerprint based authentication mechanisms. For vehicle to grid communications, we will discuss the importance of anonymous communications, attacks to an existing system, and a revocable anonymity based solution.



Guoliang Xue is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University. He earned a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1991 from the University of Minnesota, an MS degree in Operations Research in 1984, and a BS degree in Mathematics in 1981, both from Qufu Normal University. His research interests include resource allocation in computer networks, and survivability and security issues in networks. He is a recipient of Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC’2012 and IEEE MASS’2011, as well as a Best Paper Runner-up at IEEE ICNP’2010. He is an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications for the Wireless Networking Area overseeing 12 editors, and an Editor of IEEE Network. He is a past editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks, and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was a TPC co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM2010 and is the vice chair of the INFOCOM Standing Committee. He was a co-General Chair of IEEE CNS2014 and a TPC member of ACM CCS2014 and CCS2015. He was a Keynote Speaker at IEEE LCN2011 and ICNC2014. He is an IEEE Fellow. He currently serves as the VP-Conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), a member of the Fellow Evaluation Committee of IEEE ComSoc, and the IEEE ComSoc representative in the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative.

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