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Secure and Robust Data Services

Event Date: June 2, 2016
Speaker: Professor Chunming Rong
Speaker Affiliation: Head, Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI), University of Stavanger, NORWAY Chair, IEEE Computer Society Cloud Computing Special Technical Community (CS CC STC)
Time: 10:30am
Location: EE 317
Contact Name: Professor Yung-Hsiang Lu
Contact Phone: 765-49-42668
Contact Email: yunglu@purdue.edu
Priority: No
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cloud Computing makes resources such as data available anywhere at anytime, by enabling IT- related capabilities to be provided as services, accessible without requiring detailed knowledge of the underlying technology. Many mature technologies are used as components in Cloud Computing, but still there are many unresolved and open problems. Security in the cloud domain is considered as one of the top challenges. Cloud and IT service providers should be responsible for the data of their customers and users. However, accountability frameworks for distributed IT services is needed but still absent; hence it is difficult for users to understand, influence and determine how their service providers honor their obligations. It is important to support users in deciding and tracking how cloud service providers use their data. By combining methods of risk analysis, policy enforcement, monitoring and compliance auditing with tailored IT mechanisms for security, assurance and redress. In any cloud service model, multiple stakeholders are involved. One service provider can be the consumer of another service. The complex stakeholder relationships require precise monitoring and accounting. Monitoring can be performed in multiple layers with different granularities. In the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model, a customer has a set of virtual machine instances that are reachable by each other. Instances can be located in different geographical regions. A variety of technologies are capable of providing instances’ connectivity, including network virtualization. From the network monitoring perspective, distinguishing customers’ activities in a multi-tenant network is crucial. There are recent studies to improve architecture of the networking services for cloud platform using Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Prof. Chunming Rong is head of the Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway, where his work focuses on data-intensive (big-data) analytics, cloud computing, security and privacy. He is an IEEE senior member and is honored as member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2011. He is also an advisor for SINTEF ICT and has extensive contact network and projects in both the industry and academic. He was visiting chair professor at Tsinghua University (2011 – 2014) and served also as an adjunct professor at the University of Oslo (2005-2009). He is co-founder and chairman of the Cloud Computing Association (CloudCom.org) and its associated IEEE conference and workshop series. He is chair of IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community (STC) for Cloud Computing since April 2014, and is representative of the IEEE Computer Society in steering board of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative. He is also the co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Cloud Computing (ISSN: 2192-113X) by Springer and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). He received award as Editor's Choice in Discrete Mathematics for 1999, ConocoPhillips Communication Award for 2007, and Sparebank-1 SR-bank Innovation Award for 2011. He coauthored a book titled "Security in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks" published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009. Prof. Rong has extensive experience in managing large-scale R&D projects funded by both industry and funding agencies, such as the Norwegian Research Council and the European Framework and Horizon2020 Programs.