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撰稿人:郭颖     发布时间:2019年4月23日 16:35
题目: Preventing Your Wi-Fi from Monitoring Your Activities: An Up-and-Coming Security Concern
时间: 2019年5月13日(星期一)上午10:30-12:00
地点: 广州大学行政西楼前座428(学院会议室)
报告人: Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan博士,美国福德汉姆大学(Fordham University, USA)

Currently, wireless radio signals are omnipresent and are around of us; some pass through us and some reflect off us. Tracking these signals gives the limit of ISM band radiometric detection to a new level, including our motion detection, gesture recognition, etc. In this talk, we will focus on answers to questions, without interrupting the data communication, how can radio signals be leveraged passively for various sensing tasks. For example, just raise your hand and finger-swipe into the air, your lights will power down; swipe your hand left-to-right, your TV channel will be changed; just tap your mobile screen to see your heartbeat. More importantly, can we imagine the signal features can also be leveraged to monitor our activities, that is, what are we talking about and what are we doing at home or office, where are we going? All these monitoring tasks can be up-and-coming security concern when these are going to break our security and privacy in daily life. These can be easily done through our mobile or router device by compromising their Wi-Fi signals from a remote place when we are the targets of hackers or some intended authorities. These need no additional sensing or location devices (sensor, GPS, or the like). We will highlight how these tracking can extend our senses, enabling us to track human or objects through walls, behind the closed door, and in the dark where we cannot see, even cameras don’t work well, and security personnel cannot get in. Finally, we will discuss some basic methods, techniques, challenges how Wi-Fi signals are leveraged and possible methods to prevent the leveraging.

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the Fordham University, NY, USA. He is also a Visiting Professor of Guangzhou University, China. Earlier, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Temple University. His research focuses on dependability, cybersecurity, big data, and cyber physical systems. He has over 120 papers published in prestigious venues, including top tier IEEE/ACM transactions/magazines. Two of his papers have been recognized as the ESI Highly Cited Papers in Computer Sciences (as of 01/2018). He has served as a lead guest/associate editor for IEEE TBD, ACM TCPS, IEEE IoT journal, INS, JNCA, FGCS, and so on. He has also received the IEEE TCSC Award for Early Career Research Excellence (2016-2017) and the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Awards (2016, 2017, 2018), and so on. He has served as an organizer, general chair, program chair, workshop chair, and TPC member of various international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM.