IAA Monthly Lecture:

Protect Yourself in the Internet

Thursday Oct. 18, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
By: Mehdi Kalantari, PhD.



In this talk we will discuss the major security threats that computer users may be facing in the conduct of their daily online businesses. Such threats may include: identity theft, theft of personal or financial information, computer worms and viruses, trojan horses, spasm, etc. As a part of the talk, we give major steps that users can be protected in the internet work.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Mehdi Kalantari is an assistant research scientist at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Maryland (UMD). He received his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 1996, and 1998, respectively. After gaining several years of industry experience in control and communication systems during 1996-2000, he started his PhD studies at UMD in 2000, where he received PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005, and since then he has worked there as an assistant research scientist. His research interests include Communication Theory, Internet Security and in particular Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense, and modeling and analysis of Wireless Networks. Dr. Kalantari received Dean’s Honor Award of the Sharif University of Technology in 1996, Business Plan Competition Award of UMD in 2004, and Award for Entrepreneurship of UMD in 2006.

Location: Tony Lin’s Kitchen

12015 Rockville Pike # G
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-5858
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Dues: $15 per person, $5 for students (including dinner)

If you plan to attend please send an email to monthlylecture@iaa-dc.org for reservation.