June 1, 2009: Seminar - Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Ph.D.: " Towards a Secure Middleware for Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing"

Seminar Announcement


Towards a Secure Middleware for Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Ph.D.
Director, Ubicomp Research Lab
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Marquette University
Friday, June 5, 2009
2:00 p.m., 1000 SEO


Abstract:

As portable devices (cell phones, smart phones, or PDAs), sensors, and RFIDs have become a part of our everyday lives, most of us are living in a more pervasive/ubiquitous computing environment. People engage not with a single device for a specific purpose but with many devices interacting with each other in the course of ordinary activities. In the wake of such prevalence of pervasive technology, the interaction among portable devices, sensors, and RFIDs needs to be continuous and imperceptible. Pervasive/ubiquitous computing requires a scalable and robust network which relies heavily on the middleware to resolve communication and security issues. In this presentation, we introduce a secure middleware which incorporates device validation, resource discovery, privacy preservation, secure search and authentication for pervasive/ ubiquitous computing.



Brief Bio:

Sheikh I. Ahamed is an associate professor in the Department of Math., Stat., and Computer Science at Marquette University, USA. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Ahamed received the B.Sc. in computer science and engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1995. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University, USA in 2003. His research interests include security in ad hoc networks, middleware for ubiquitous/pervasive computing, sensor networks, and pervasive healthcare. He is a recipient of Way-Klinger Young Scholars Award 2007. He has received two best paper awards in 2007. One of them was selected the best from 325 submitted papers. Dr. Ahamed serves regularly on international conference program committees in software engineering and pervasive computing such as COMPSAC 08, PERCOM 08, and SAC 08. He is the Workshops Chair of COMPSAC 2009. He is the Program Co-Chair of WPS 2009 and SPTSA 09. He is the Guest Editor of Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier. He directs the Ubicomp Research Lab Ubicomp Research Lab in the Department of Math., Stat., and Computer Science at Marquette University, USA. Dr. Ahamed can be contacted at iq@mscs.mu.edu; http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~iq.



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