[PAST EVENT] Distinguished Speaker Colloquium: Secure and Private Access Control for Systems of Smart Devices
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Distinguished Speaker Colloquium: Secure and Private Access Control for Systems of Smart Devices
Distinguished Speaker: Matt Mutka
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University
Division of Computer and Network Systems
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation
Given that Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and smart devices have crept into almost every aspect of our lives, access control that allows only authorized users to access IoT devices becomes an important problem. The limited capabilities of the devices and the distributed nature of IoT environments have presented unique challenges to the design of an effective access control mechanism. First, it should be lightweight enough for the IoT devices to handle due to their resource constraints. Second, the variety of devices and applications and the arbitrary manners of users require the support of fined-grain, flexible access control policies. Last but not least, traditional access control models that are often centralized may not be suitable for distributed IoT. This talk presents access control solutions that are not only secure and private but also scalable to meet IoT requirements.
Matt W. Mutka received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Professor on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) and is currently serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) within the Division of Computer and Networks Systems (CNS) of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). He served as Chairperson of the MSU Department of Computer Science and Engineering from 2007-2017. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories in Denver, Colorado. He is an IEEE Fellow and was honored with the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award. His current research interests include mobile computing, sensor networking and wireless networking.