Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place in the 6th floor conference room of Donald Bren Hall (DBH 6011). Refreshments will be served at 10:50am, and the seminar talks will run from 11:00am until noon.
For additional information, please contact CS Seminar Administrative Coordinator, Mare Stasik, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 824-7651.
November 1, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Donald Bren Hall 6011
Inclement weather is one of the most persistent threats to Internet reliability. I will present the results of our eight year student that provides the first conclusive evidence that most weather conditions are accompanied by a statistically significant increase in the probability of Internet outages, and I will describe how weather has a disproportionate effect on specific regions and Internet link types.
Although embedded systems are designed to make our lives easier, unfortunately criminals have repurposed our embedded technology for nefarious activity. Notably, criminals have created custom circuits inside point of sale terminals (namely gas pumps) that use Bluetooth to covertly steal payment card information from unsuspecting patrons. I will describe a tool we designed to evaluate if we can detect the Bluetooth signature of these devices with off-the-shelf smartphones. We provided the tool to federal (i.e., US Secret Service) and state inspectors (e.g., Weights and Measures Agencies) who used the tool at over 1,000 gas stations, and I will present the results of this large-scale study of its effectiveness.
Science from University of Maryland where he studied Internet reliability, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan where he designed a tool to measure energy mobile device energy efficiency, and he was a Postdoc at Stanford where he found bottlenecks in cellular infrastructure and founded a company that helped Google improve the battery life of the Chrome web browser. He received the 2013 ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award.