27. August 2019 - 15:30 till 16:30
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Meet the Professors – 27 August | UNSW GATE 9 | Tuesday, 27. August 2019

The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for students and staff to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers.

Professor Catherine Greenhill, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Science
Lecture: Simple questions about complex networks
We live surrounded by networks: biological networks, transportation networks, energy networks, financial networks and social networks. Mathematical objects known as "graphs" are very good at modelling these kinds of complex discrete systems. My research aims to provide tools, such as formulae and algorithms, to help researchers answer fundamental questions about complex networks. These questions, though simple to state, are often challenging to answer. My talk will describe some solutions that I have obtained, together with my co-authors, by combining ideas from mathematics, computer science and, occasionally, statistical physics.
Please see Professor Catherine Greenhill webpage HERE

Professor Salil Kanhere, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Engineering
Lecture: Blockchains for Cyber-Physical Systems 
In a Cyber-Physical System (CPS), computing elements coordinate and communicate with sensors, which monitor cyber and physical indicators, and actuators, which modify the cyber and physical environment where they are run. Current CPS ecosystems rely on centralised, brokered communication models, otherwise known as the client-server paradigm. While this model has connected generic computing devices for decades and will continue to support small-scale CPS networks as we see them today, it will not be able to respond to the growing needs of the large-scale CPS ecosystems of tomorrow with billions of connected devices. Other important considerations such as cybersecurity and data privacy also need to be addressed. This talk will explore how blockchain technology with its inherent combination of consensus algorithms, distributed data storage, and secure protocols, has the potential to overcome these challenges. 
Please see Professor Salil Kanhere webpage HERE


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