Selected Topics in Security and Cooperation of Wireless Networks
Speaker: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL
Date: 11 May 2007 Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: "Meditarranean Studies" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete.


In this talk, we will develop some of the chapters of the graduate textbook "Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks", written by L. Buttyan and J.-P. Hubaux, to appear this fall at Cambridge University Press.

The full book can be downloaded from http://secowinet.epfl.ch/

The addressed chapters will be:

- Security of upcoming wireless networks (Chapter 2), with an emphasis on vehicular networks

- Securing neighbor discovery (Chapter 6)

- Privacy protection (Chapter 8)

- Selfish behavior in wireless networks, application of game theory (Part III and Appendix B).


Jean-Pierre Hubaux joined the faculty of EPFL in 1990; he was promoted to full professor in 1996. His research activity is focused on wireless networks, with a special interest in security and cooperation issues.

He has been strongly involved in the National Competence Center in Research named "Mobile Information and Communication Systems" (NCCR/MICS), since its genesis in 1999; this center is often nicknamed "the Terminodes project". In this framework, he has notably defined, in close collaboration with his students, novel schemes for the security and cooperation in multi-hop wireless networks, vehicular networks, and sensor networks; in particular, he has devised new techniques for key management, secure positioning, and incentives for cooperation in such networks. He has also made several contributions in the areas of power management in sensor networks and of group communication in ad hoc networks.

He has recently written, with Levente Buttyan, a graduate textbook entitled "Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks".

He is a member of the steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and an associate editor of Foundations and Trends in Networking. He is the chairman of the steering committee of ACM Mobihoc. He has been serving on the program committees of numerous conferences and workshops, including SIGCOMM, Infocom, Mobicom, Mobihoc, SenSys, WiSe, and VANET. He is a member of the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom), the "Swiss FCC".

He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at the University of California at Berkeley.

He was born in Belgium, but spent most of his childhood and youth in Northern Italy. After completing his studies in electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he worked 10 years in France with Alcatel, where he was involved in R&D activities, primarily in the area of switching systems architecture and software.

More information: http://people.epfl.ch/jean-pierre.hubaux

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