Shouhuai Xu

Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

November 1st, 2013, 11am-12pm, DBH 6011


Cybersecurity Dynamics


For decades, Computer and Information Security studies have been driven by core concepts such as Confidentiality, Integrity, and Authentication. What would be the core concepts that will drive the study of the emerging discipline of Cybersecurity? In this talk, I will present the novel concept of Cybersecurity Dynamics, which has a great potential in formulating a foundation for the emerging Science of Cybersecurity. I will discuss some preliminary results toward the ultimate goal as well as some technical barriers that must be adequately addressed before we can achieve the ultimate goal. Please refer to for more information about this exciting research endeavor.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Shouhuai Xu is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio. His research is primarily in making cyberspace more secure and trustworthy. He is especially interested in mathematical modeling and analysis of macroscopic cybersecurity, and devising microscopic practical mechanisms including provably-secure cryptographic protocols to counter advanced cyber attacks (including malware). His research has been funded by AFOSR, ARO, NSF and ONR. He is a PC co-chair of Inscrypt'13, and has served on the Program Committees of 70+ international conferences and workshops. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC) and International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN). He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Fudan University. Please refer to for more information about his research.