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April 11, 2014



Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series: Yong Guan

By Ami Ratzlaff

The Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series will host Yong Guan, from Iowa State University's Information Assurance Center and department of electrical and computer engineering. Guan will present "Toward Accountable Anonymity" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in 126 Nichols Hall.

The lecture abstract is:

The field of digital forensics faces many challenges and difficult problems. We have seen that digital evidence may often be available for a very short period of time and involve large volumes of data that are found locally on a single digital device or spread globally on the Internet. In many cybercrime cases, crime scenes are often found to co-exist in both cyberspace and physical worlds. In this talk, we will first focus on the challenges and research problems in digital forensics - a short briefing about the findings and suggestions from the ARO Workshop on Digital Forensics as well as the Digital Forensics Working Group (DFWG) initiated at the NSA/DHS CAE IA Principals Meetings. In the 2nd part of the talk, we will present our research in digital forensics, in particular, our most recent work on accountable anonymity. Through this talk, we hope to stimulate more interests and potential collaborations on solid work in digital forensics.

Guan is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director for research, Information Assurance Center, at Iowa State University. He is also an Ames Lab associate for Midwest Forensics Resource Center at U.S. DoE's Ames Lab. He received his doctorate in computer engineering from Texas A&M University in 2002, and master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science from Peking University in 1996 and 1990, respectively. With the support of NSF, IARPA, ARO, and Boeing, his research focuses on security, privacy and digital forensics.