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Distinguished Lecture Series 2016/17 - Prof. Kui Ren
Prof. Kui Ren from the State University of New York visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “My Smartphone Knows What You Print: Exploring Smartphone-based Side-channel Attacks Against 3D Printers” on 14 December 2016. Prof. Ren introduced 3D printing (additive manufacturing) and raise up a question: is it possible that smartphones access the side-channel signals of 3D printer and then hack the IP information? He answered the question by performing an end to-end study on exploring smartphone- based side- channel attacks against 3D printers. The lecture was full of constructive interaction and well received.
Professor Kui Ren is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the director of UbiSeC Lab at State University of New York at Bu_alo (UB). He received his PhD degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Kui's current research interest spans Cloud & Outsourcing Security, Wireless & Wearable Systems Security, and Mobile Sensing & Crowdsourcing. His research has been supported by NSF, DoE, AFRL, MSR, and Amazon. He received UB Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement in 2016, UB SEAS Senior Researcher of the Year Award in 2015, Sigma Xi/IIT Research Excellence Award in 2012, and NSF CAREER Award in 2011. Kui has published 180 peer-review journal and conference papers and received several Best Paper Awards including IEEE ICNP 2011. His total citation exceeds 15,000, and his h-index is 49. He currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Kui is a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE, a member of ACM, and a past board member of Internet Privacy Task Force, State of Illinois.