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Below, please find a very tentative agenda for MSW 8. For an example of a more complete agenda, please see last year's MSW 7 (2019) agenda.

All events will be held at the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) at Purdue University. The WALC is located at 340 Centennial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907. As the midwest spans two different time zones, please note that Purdue is on Eastern Time.

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9:15a - 10:00aRegistration and Breakfast
Coffee service and light breakfast (bagels, granola bars, yogurt, and fruit) will be provided.
10:00a - 10:15aWelcome and OverviewTBD
10:15a - 11:00aPanel Discussion
Talking About Computer Security and Privacy

Abigail Marsh

Ben Zhao

Chris Clifton

Matt Bernhard
11:00a - 12:00pTown Hall Discussion About Computer Security in the Midwest (for faculty) &
Tutorials (for all others)
Roya Ensafi (Michigan) on Internet Censorship and the Censored Planet
Mohammad Taha Khan (UIC) on User Studies / User-Centered Research
Bo Li (UIUC) on Machine Learning and Security
Zubair Shafiq (Iowa) on Web Tracking and Ad Blocking
Moosa Yahyazadeh (Iowa) on Automated Reasoning Tools/Techniques
12:00p - 1:00pSpeed AdvisingTBD
1:00p - 2:30pLunch and Poster SessionTBD
2:30p - 3:15pKeynote: Cybersecurity and U.S. Elections
Alex Halderman J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan
The unprecedented Russian cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election were a wake up call for American democracy, which is heavily reliant on complex computer infrastructure. In this talk, I’ll explain how attacks on voting systems threaten the integrity of results and stand to undermine public confidence in democratic processes. Computer voting raises serious security risks, from denial-of-service attacks that could disrupt voting to malware that could alter election outcomes. I’ll also discuss ongoing efforts to safeguard U.S. election infrastructure. Despite a recent infusion of funding from Congress, political obstacles and a lack of uniform standards mean U.S. elections are likely to remain at risk in 2020 and beyond.
3:15p - 3:45pCoffee Break
Coffee service will be provided.
3:45p - 4:30pLightning Talks TBD
4:30p - 6:00pBreak-out Discussion Sessions TBD
6:00p - 6:15pConcluding RemarksTBD
6:15p - 6:45pTown Hall on the Future of MSW (faculty only)TBD
Beginning at 6:45pDinner/Social On Your OwnOn your own