CERIAS Security Seminar: Trusting Autonomous Cars

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
July 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Ashish Kundu

Abstract: Autonomous cars are on the rise. Powered by advances in AI, such systems are the transportation robots expected to solve one of the most challenging problems of computing. The real-time and dynamic conditions of this problem make it so challenging. There is another dimension to it - trust. Can we trust an autonomous vehicle to share the same road, lane, sidewalk or the community where we live? Can we trust such a vehicle not to be a pawn in the hands of hackers? What are the underlying challenges, approaches, and open problems in cyber security, privacy towards developing a holistic trust in such robots? In this talk, we shall discuss some of these pillars of trusting autonomous cars.

About: Dr. Ashish Kundu is a distinguished scientist, a leader in the area of Security, Privacy, Compliance and AI Ethics, and a distinguished speaker. He has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Member and earlier as ACM Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Kundu has been honored with the prestigious Master Inventor recognition multiple times by IBM Research. Dr. Kundu’s doctoral research at Purdue University received the prestigious CERIAS Diamond Award for his outstanding contributions to cybersecurity. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. His research has led to more than 150 patents filed with more than 110 patents granted, and more than 40 research papers. He has led security and compliance of self-driving cars, tele-operated driving, and UAVs across all the stacks. He has also led the security and compliance of cloud-based healthcare, and cloud-based AI-driven education platforms. He has led cybersecurity of Nuro as its Head of Cybersecurity. Dr. Kundu also worked as a Master Inventor and Research Staff Member at IBM T J Watson Research Center. Dr. Kundu received his Ph.D.  from Purdue University and he was affiliated with CERIAS.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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