Session 1 (9:15 - 10:30)

9:15 - 9:25: Welcome
9:25 - 9:45: Introduction of the Speakers
9:45 - 10:30 - Session: Wireless and Networks

  • Securing Embedded Networks through Secure Collective Attestation, Ahmad Ibrahim (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
  • Passive Human Sensing with COTS Wi-Fi, Kun Qian (Tsinghua University)

Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)

Session 2 (11:00 - 12:30)

11:00 - 11:45 - Keynote Dirk Kutschner: "Research Directions for Edge Computing and Industrial IoT"
11:45 - 12:30 - Session: Internet of Things

  • Air Quality Friendly Route Recommendation System, Savina Singla (Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh)
  • Internet of Environmental Things : A Human Centered Approach, Sachit Mahajan (Academia Sinica)

Lunch Break (12:30 - 13:30)

Session 3 (13:30 - 15:00)

13:30 - 14:15 - Keynote Aaron Yi Ding: "Riding on the Edge: the Fun, the Risks, and the Lessons"
14:15 - 15:00 - Session: Security and Privacy

  • Toward Privacy Enhanced Solutions For Granular Control Over Health Data Collected by Wearable Devices, Byron Lowens (Clemson University)
  • OS-level Software & Hardware Attacks and Defenses, David Gens (TU Darmstadt)

Coffee Break (15:00 - 15:30)

Session 4 (15:30 - 17:00)

15:30 - 16:15 - Keynote Karthik Dantu: "Musings About Research Process, Research Directions and Research Tools in Mobile Systems"
16:15 - 16:45 - Presentation of Thesis Pitches
16:45 - 17:00 - Closing


Dirk Kutschner - "Research Directions for Edge Computing and Industrial IoT"

Dirk is leading the IoT Networking Research at Huawei German Research Center. He is co-chairing two Research Groups in the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) on Information-Centric Networking (ICNRG) and on Decentralized Internet Infrastructure (Proposed DINRG). Dirk has published several IETF RFCs, books, and research publications on Internet technologies. He has a PhD from Universität Bremen. Previously Dirk was the Chief Researcher for Networking at NEC Laboratories Europe and worked as a Visiting Researcher at KDDI R&D Laboratories in Japan.

Aaron Yi Ding - "Riding on the Edge: the Fun, the Risks, and the Lessons"

Aaron Yi Ding is a postdoc and project lead at the BMW-endowed Chair of Connected Mobility in TU Munich, working with Prof. Joerg Ott since 2016. His research is centered on system networking for edge computing and IoT. Aaron received his MSc and PhD both from the University of Helsinki. Prior to TUM, he has worked at University of Helsinki, Columbia University and University of Cambridge, advised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne and Prof. Jon Crowcroft, respectively. He was awarded ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR in 2014, Nokia Foundation Scholarships in 2012 and 2013, and "Staff Member of the Year" by the Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux) at University of Helsinki.

Karthik Dantu - "Musings About Research Process, Research Directions and Research Tools in Mobile Systems"

Karthik Dantu is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University at Buffalo. His research interests are in mobile systems and robotics. In particular, his recent interests are in systems challenges in designing future mobile systems as well as long-term autonomy in multi-robot systems. He got his Masters and Ph.D. from University of Southern California under the supervision of Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme in 2010 and was a postdoctoral fellow on the RoboBees project at Harvard from 2010-2013. When he’s not involved in research, he is interested in craft beer, and following sports such as American football, basketball and cricket.