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Spring 2024

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Quantum Networks, Distributed Computing, and Post-quantum Cryptography

Date: June 11 - 12, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Virginia Tech, Arlington Research Center in Arlington, Virginia
Organizers: Ed Barnes (, Jason LeGrow (

Securing the Road Ahead: Exploring Cybersecurity and Human Factors in Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual 
Organizers: Xiaojian Jin (, Mark Zachos
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This 2-hour virtual workshop delves into the dynamic landscape of automotive cybersecurity, exploring design principles and strategies to mitigate human errors. Representatives from the cybersecurity industry, regulatory agencies, and academia will share their insights. This interactive session aims to foster collaboration, address key challenges, and shape the future of secure heavy-duty vehicle operations.

Privacy-Preserving and Trustworthy Ubiquitous Computing: Challenges and Countermeasures

Date: May 3, 2024 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hybrid (Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus & Zoom)
Organizers:  Thang Hoang (
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Cyber-Resilience of the Power Grid

Date: April 30, 2024 
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 310 Kelly Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Organizers: Chen-Ching Liu (
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Secure & Trustworthy Data & Technology 

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC) - Room 370, Corps Leadership and Military Science Building 
Organizers: Gretchen Matthews (, Bimal Viswanath (
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AI for Social Good: Empowering Youth to Be Resilient Against Cybergrooming 

Date: April 12, 2024 
 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Faculty meeting room in Gilbert, Blacksburg Campus
Organizers: Jin-Hee Cho (, Lifu Huang (, and Sang Won Lee ( 
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Use & Abuse of Personal Information: An OSINT Tool supporting Multi-Domain Academic Research

Date: April 10, 2024 
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: 1311 Research Center Drive, Blacksburg VA 24060 
Organizers: Alan Michaels (, Madison Boswell (
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