MRM & MAC - MARCS Research Meeting and MARCS Afternoon Colloquium 2nd November 2021

Event Name MRM & MAC - MARCS Research Meeting and MARCS Afternoon Colloquium 2nd November 2021
Start Date 2nd Nov 2021 11:00 am
End Date 2nd Nov 2021 1:00 pm
Duration 2 hours

Join us at the next MARCS Meeting as we host an MRM and MAC program with talks from Dr Ali Mehrabi, and invited guest Professor Vijay Varadharajan

NOTE: We are starting to host hybrid (zoom + in-person) MRMs as we return to the campus. You can now attend MRMs in person at Bankstown Campus.

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11am-12pm - MARCS Research Meeting

Topic: Neuromorphic Hardware
Speaker: Dr Ali Mehrabi

Applying deep-learning methods in my research field, “Hardware Security”, to perform successful side-channel attacks, were so inspiring that I was encouraged to focus my research on neuromorphic hardware and its applications in different areas, including cybersecurity.
Low latency computing hardware is the challenge of many modern applications. One of those time-critical applications is Autonomous Driving Vehicles; where, fast message authenticity checking, high-speed machine vision and autonomous decision-making is involved. As a rule of thumb, hazard detection to decide on a proper action must happen in 20 milliseconds. I started my research on accelerating message signature and verification to meet the critical timing constraints in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems). When it comes to autonomous driving vehicles or driverless cars, I noticed that the booming LIDAR technology is not an answer due to its inertial and computationally expensive nature. In contrast, Neuromorphic vision sensors can record millions of events per second. My research focus is on the development of accelerated neuromorphic vision hardware. As a part of this research, I developed hardware modelling of the human retina system. In parallel, I am working on the applications of neuromorphic algorithms in cybersecurity to detect the abnormal activity of IoT devices due to intrusion by an adversary.

12pm-1pm – MARCS Afternoon Colloquium

Topic: Cyber Security at Newcastle and Data Centric Security
Speaker: Professor Vijay Varadharajan (University of Newcastle)

After briefly outlining cyber security scenery and the areas of research at the ACSRC@Newcastle, in this talk, we will focus on data centric security challenges and issues. We will start by outlining the data related challenges in security, privacy and trust in the systems context. Then we will discuss specific research projects that emphasize a data centric approach to security and privacy.

We thank you for your continued attendance at the MRM's and look forward to seeing you again.
MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.

Disclaimer: All the MRM meetings are recorded on Zoom for future access to MARCS members.

The zoom ID is: 839 6390 0819

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