Title: 6G for Information Security and Information Security for 6G

Date and Time: March 30, 2022 at 11AM ET

Registration Process: Please register at https://tinyurl.com/fh2w9meu

Abstract: 6G is envisioned as the next wireless revolution, introducing novel materials and devices, metrics and requirements, designs and applications of wireless communications, as well as better integration of communications, computing, sensing and learning/AI. Accordingly, new physical layer and network design paradigms are coming into the picture, with the potential of accommodating foundational design advances that can innately secure information. This talk will provide an overview of the directions for information security and privacy relevant to the 6G connected world vision. We will be covering approaches providing information theoretic guarantees and argue their renewed role in the 6G vision. In addition to utilizing the wireless medium for improving communication security, the information theoretic security and privacy lens extends to securing in-network/edge storage. In the former, applications range from networks of devices with heterogeneous capabilities to large sensor or IoT networks. For the latter, applications include content delivery, edge computing and edge learning. We will summarize efforts in these directions and outline future research opportunities.

Bio: Aylin Yener is the Roy and Lois Chope Chair Professor at The Ohio State University and a Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Integrated Systems Engineering. Previously, Dr. Yener was a Distinguished Professor and a Dean’s Fellow at Penn State and during which she also held visiting professor appointments at Stanford, and Telecom Paris Tech. Her core expertise areas are in wireless communications, information theory and learning, with interests ranging from physical layer optimization, resource allocation and algorithmic design for wireless, wireless AI, to information security, energy conscious communications, content delivery and edge computing. She received the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Communication Theory Technical Achievement Award, 2019 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, 2018 IEEE Communications Society Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Outstanding Achievement Award, 2014 IEEE Communication Society Marconi Paper Award, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications Best Paper award, and several other research and technical awards. She is a fellow of the IEEE.

An active volunteer of the IEEE, Dr. Yener served as the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2020. She has served on the board of governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society since 2012, as the society treasurer, elected member, vice president, and presently as past president. In 2008, she co-founded the North American School of Information Theory which grew to be the largest outreach activity of the society that runs annually in university campuses in North America. Her previous service record includes editorship in ComSoc flagship journals and organization at the track and symposium chair level at ComSoc conferences. She is presently on the senior editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory. She serves as an area editor for Security and Privacy for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and is the technical program committee chair for the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.

About the Monthly Virtual Seminar Series:

The IEEE TCCN Security Special Interest Group conducts a monthly virtual seminar series to highlight the challenges in securing the next generation (xG) wireless networks. The talks will feature cutting edge research addressing both technical and policy issues to advance the state-of-the-art in security techniques, architectures, and algorithms for wireless communications.