IEEE Schenectady Section


Attack-Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems – January 30, 2020

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Fanxin Kong

DATE and TIME: January 30th, 2020, Thursday, 12 to 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch Library, 2400 Nott St E, Niskayuna, NY 12309

LUNCH: Lunch will be provided.

RESERVATIONS: Please contact Supriya Tawde, at by Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 to reserve. This event is free for IEEE members.  There is a $10 fee for non-members.

ABSTRACT: Cyber physical systems (CPS) are smart and distributed systems that tightly integrated computing, networks, and physical components. CPS continue evolving to be more computerized, autonomous, and connected, which transitions from isolated control systems to more open architectures. Meanwhile, this transition comes with a series of crucial issues in terms of security. The tight interaction between information technology and the physical world makes CPS vulnerable to malicious attacks that are beyond the traditional cyber-attacks. Recent incidents and practical experiments have clearly demonstrated easily exploitable vulnerabilities and new attack surfaces in CPS. In this talk, the speaker will discuss Attack-Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems through briefly introducing his three recent works on on detecting and reacting to sensor attacks using data fusion, autoencoder, and recovery techniques.

THE SPEAKER: Dr. Fanxin Kong is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Before that, he worked shortly as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Victoria, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the PRECISE Center at University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at McGill University. Dr. Kong’s research interests include security, sustainability and real-time aspects for Cyber-Physical Systems. His application areas include automobiles and transportation systems, and power and energy systems. He has published over 40 research papers at highly reputable venues, including top conferences such as ICCPS, RTSS, RTAS, IoTDI, ACM e-Energy, INFOCOM, etc and various IEEE/ACM Transactions. He has also authored three monographs. Dr. Kong has served as program committee members and reviewers for many top conferences and journals, including ICCPS 2020, DAC 2020, ACM e-Energy 2020, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), CSUR, COMST, etc.

SPONSORED BY: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society