A Short Course

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Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security

Schedule: January 9-13, 2012; 4 hours lectures/day 4-8PM, ca. 20 lecture hours in total

Credits:, 2 ECTS

Access in Korppi: use course code TJTSS71; pls enroll

Prerequisites: Students with prior knowledge of some Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques and basic concepts of information security are desirable but not essential as they will learn during the course offering. The students are expected to pursue Master or Ph.D. degree in their studies.

Computational Intelligence constitutes an umbrella of techniques, has proven to be flexible in decision making in dynamic environment. These techniques typically include Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Computation, Intelligent Agent Systems, Neural Networks, Cellular Automata, Artificial Immune Systems and other similar computational models. The use of these techniques allowed building efficient online monitoring tools and robust Decision Support Systems (DSS), providing cross-linking solutions to different cyber security applications.  

This short course/workshop will cover some important CI-based techniques in solving various computer and information security problems. The students will learn to apply CI-based technologies in solving various cyber security problems. Taking the course requires attending the lectures and working independently during the days. The students are thus advised to reserve the entire working time for the course during the week in question. The grading is based on four short quizzes during the lectures (Tuesday-Friday) on topics covered on the previous day, The results from the quizzes are aggregated to yield an overall grade (0-5/5) for each participant.

The instructor

The instructor of the course will be Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta. He works as a professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Memphis, USA. He is simultaneously the Director of the Centre for Information Assurance, as well as the Director of the Security Systems Research Laboratory at the same university. He has published ca. 200 research papers in book chapters, journals, and international conferences. Pls consult his home page at http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~dasgupta/ for more information about his g- and h indices, projects, publications, cooperation partners, etc.