/ 02/25 Weekly Lecture Series

02/25 Weekly Lecture Series

February 25, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This Friday, Fariborz Farahmand, research faculty member in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will present his lecture “Achieving Human-Level Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity Research and Education.” Join us from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Coda or virtually!

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As artificial intelligence, AI, permeates our physical world, cybersecurity and human element permeate those areas, as well. To integrate cybersecurity in developing machines that think, that learn, and that create like humans, cybersecurity researchers need to develop realistic computational models of human information processing. In this talk, I discuss research experiences in addressing this need by applying tools and concepts from neuroscience, behavioral economics, causal inference, and quantum cognition. I also discuss an ongoing educational research, initiated by the National Science Foundation. I foster new, previously unexplored, collaborations between the fields of cybersecurity, AI, and education. My Initial results suggest that explaining crosscutting cybersecurity concepts in a computational form can significantly help engineering and computer science students to understand the knowledge area, regardless of the disciplinary lens.

Speaker Bio

Fariborz Farahmand is a research faculty member in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in human-level artificial intelligence, causal and probabilistic reasoning, and at the intersection of computational decision making, human factors, neural engineering, and cybersecurity and privacy. He introduced applications of neuroscience to cyber privacy and started the new field of neuroprivacy, and pioneered applications of Hilbert space and quantum cognition, counterfactual analysis, and behavioral economics to cybersecurity. His research has been funded by major research funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation. Fariborz received his Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech, and several awards for excellence in scholarship and education. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.