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CYSE Faculty Candidate Seminar: AI for Cyber-Physical Systems: Cyber Security and Efficiency

Speaker:   Dr. Yanhai Xiong, Dartmouth College
When:   April 6, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Where:   Zoom


Cyber-physical systems are transforming the way people interact with physical systems by combining a cyber network. For the successful development of cyber-physical systems, there are multiple important factors, among which I focus on two key factors: cyber security and efficiency. In this talk, I mainly introduce a research work on improving the cyber security of a specific platform, the Android platform. The malware performs malicious behavior on Android devices and puts user privacy and property at risk. To improve the performance and robustness of malware detection, three new techniques for feature transformation are innovated. I will demonstrate how the new features efficiently aid the standard machine learning detectors and improve the robustness. In the rest of the talk, I will briefly present some other studies on cyber-physical systems' cyber security and efficiency and my research plan. Zoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/94046376366

Speaker Bio

Dr. Yanhai Xiong is a postdoc working at Dartmouth College with Professor VS Subrahmanian. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, under the supervision of Prof. Bo An. Her research interests include Game Theory, optimization, and applied machine learning. Her current research focuses on applying AI techniques to cyber-physical systems to enhance cyber security and improve efficiency.