Web3 Cyber Security Workshop

Web3 Cyber Security WorkshopProactive Threat Detection in an AI Era10:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-07:00) View in my time28oct10:00 am1:00 pm


    • october 28, 2023
    • 10:00 Introduction and Overview
    • 10:10 Cyber Security and AI
      Speakers: Dr. Hongyang Zhang
    • 10:40 Web3 Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Assets, Products, and Code in the Decentralized World
      Speakers: Stephen Pimentel
    • 11:20 Cyber Security and Machine Learning
      Speakers: Dr. Alfa Nyandoro
    • 12:00 Fireside Chat
    • 12:45 Closing Comments

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Alfa Nyandoro

    Dr. Alfa Nyandoro

    Regent University - Professor

    Regent University

    Over his 22+ years career in computing, Dr. Alfa Nyandoro has lived and worked in four countries namely Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, and the United States. He has worked in industry as a systems administrator for Diamond Insurance (now NICOZ Diamond Zimbabwe) and as a systems administrator for Anglo American Corporation Services (Zimbabwe). He has also worked in R&D as a research scientist at SIRDC (Zimbabwe) and as a senior research associate with NICTA/UNSW (Australia).

    In South Africa, Nyandoro was a senior lecturer in IT at the University of Johannesburg, following which he joined ACU in Abilene Texas as an assistant professor of Computer Science and IT. He earned tenure and elevation to associate professor of Computer Science and IT at Abilene Christian University, before joining Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he recently served as the interim associate dean in the College of Computing & Technology and as chair of the Information Technologies Department.

    Nyandoro’s research interests are in medium access control protocols in communication networks, particularly in wireless networks. He is also passionate about technology for development and healthcare informatics.

    URL https://www.regent.edu/faculty/alfa-nyandoro/

    Regent University - Professor

  • Dr. Hongyang Zhang

    Dr. Hongyang Zhang

    University of Waterloo - Professor

    University of Waterloo

    I am a tenure-track assistant professor at University of Waterloo, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, a member of AI Institute and Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and a faculty affiliated with Vector Institute for AI. I am interested in the problems where beautiful theory and practical methodology meet, which broadly include theories and applications of machine learning and algorithms with emphasis on robustness, security, and trustworthiness.I completed my Ph.D. degree in 2019 at Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, where I was fortunate to be co-advised by Maria-Florina Balcan and David P. Woodruff. Before joining Waterloo, I was a Postdoc fellow at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), hosted by Avrim Blum and Greg Shakhnarovich. I graduated from Peking University in 2015, working with Zhouchen Lin and Chao Zhang. I had long-term visiting experiences in Simons Institute and IPAM.

    URL https://hongyanz.github.io/

    University of Waterloo - Professor

  • Stephen Pimentel

    Stephen Pimentel

    Dragonscale AI - CTO

    Dragonscale AI

    Stephen is a technologist, visionary, and public speaker who enjoys getting his hands dirty to make ideas a reality. Working on the data-science platform at Apple, Stephen helped Apple leverage ML, building systems that impact the experience of billions of users. With deep experience in solving large-scale data problems, he has a passion for using his knowledge to build powerful user-centric crypto applications.

    URL https://www.dragonscale.ai/

    Dragonscale AI - CTO


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