Courses and Seminars
Stanford Security Seminar


The focus of the Stanford Security Seminar is on communication between Stanford and the outside world on any and all topics pertaining to computer security.  Typically, a speaker from industry or elsewhere in academia presents their current work in an informal setting on the Stanford campus. These symposia are open to the public and are generally accessible and interesting to experts and laypeople alike.

A secondary focus is the sampling of the various delectable junk-food goodies indigenous to supermarkets everywhere.

Mailing List

There is a mailing list on which announcements of upcoming seminars are posted, and which may be used for discussion of the seminars either before or after they occur.  The address of the list itself is  security-seminar@lists.stanford.eduAnyone may join the list by sending a message to  majordomo@lists.stanford.edu  with "subscribe security-seminar" in the body of the message.

Time and Place

Seminars occur on approximately alternate Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the 4B center area (opposite office 490) of the Gates building at Stanford University.  For various maps showing both how to reach the campus and how to find the Gates building, see  http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html


Thursday 08/16/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Jason Franklin, Computer Science Department, CMU
Securely Using Untrusted Terminals and Compromised Computers with Human-Verifiable Code Execution

Friday 08/04/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Charanjit Jutla, IBM Watson
Provably Good Codes for Hash Function Design

Thursday 07/20/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Amit Sahai, Computer Science Department, UCLA
New Techniques for Zero Knowledge

Thursday 05/25/2006 at 4:30 pm.
George Varghese, UCSD and Cisco
Rethinking Network Security

Tuesday 05/16/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Victor Miller, Center for Communications Research at Princeton
The Weil Pairing and its efficient calculation

Wednesday 04/26/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Ken Birman, Cornell
Issues of trust in a wireless platform for mobile mapping, search and rescue

Thursday 03/16/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Gary McGraw, Cigital
Software Security: Building Security In

Thursday 03/14/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Alain Mayer, Redseal
Security Risk Quantified

Tuesday 02/28/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Ambarish Malpani, Cenzic
Hard Problems with Automated Penetration Testing

Monday 02/27/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Sachin Lodha, Tata Research Development and Design Centre
Data Privacy

Friday 02/24/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Nikita Borisov, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Client Puzzles and Sybil Attacks

Tuesday 02/21/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Peter Szor, Symantec
The Art of Computer Virus Research

Thursday 01/26/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Augustin J. Farrugia, Apple
Code Protection and Robustness

Tuesday 01/17/2006 at 4:30 pm
George Cox, Intel
Trustworthy Platforms - Problems, Promises, Concepts, Practical Realities and Research Opportunities

Tuesday 11/15/2005 at 4:30pm.
Jeremiah Grossman, WhiteHat Security
Phishing with Super Bait: An Examination of Next-Generation Phishing Attacks

Tuesday 10/25/2005 at 4:30pm.
Kanna Shimizu, SonyToshibaIBM Design Center
Cell Broadband Engine Security Architecture

Tuesday 10/04/2005 at 4:30pm.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Hasso-Plattner-Institut an der Uni Potsdam
Security Engineering - Contribution to Civilize Internet and WWW

Thursday 09/22/2005 at 4:30pm.
Andre Scedrov, University of Pennslyvania
Breaking and Fixing Public Key Kerberos

Wednesday 09/21/2005 at 4:30pm.
Yevgeniy Dodis, New York University
On Extractors, Error-Correction and Hiding All Partial Information

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