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CCI Integrated Security Seminar Series

Monday, April 11, 2022, 10 a.m.

Date:  Monday, April 11, 2022

Time: 10 AM

Location: Virtual via Zoom; Link provided upon registration

About the event

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia (CCI SWVA) and The Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC) host a seminar series focusing on integrated security. The third seminar, which will be held via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Monday April 11, 2022, will feature two speakers with Q&A sessions following each presentation.

Session 1: Expanding beyond CTF – developing workforce skills in realistic team scenarios

Speaker: Stephanie Travis is a CCI Fellow and director of the Senior Military College Cyber Institute, Intelligent Systems Lab at Hume Center for National Security and Technology.  While Capture the Flag (CTF) events historically play a central role in developing technical skills for the emerging cyber workforce, it has become increasingly clear that we need to move beyond those events to develop the future cyber workforce. During this talk, Travis will focus on the key attributes of  team-centered, realistic scenario exercises to prepare students for future cyber work roles across the spectrum from technical to leadership positions.

Session 2: Robots that learn to influence humans

Speaker: Dylan Losey is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech. When humans interact with robots or other autonomous systems, their behaviors are personalized: different people have different preferences, expectations, and strategies. In this talk, Losey will focus on how robots can learn to influence a diverse pool of human partners, while highlighting the security concerns that emerge during human-robot collaboration.