Professor Ross J. Anderson

Ross J. Anderson in Brno – The Honorary Doctorate Awards Ceremony
and "The Sustainability of Safety, Security and Privacy" Lecture

Ross J. Anderson in Brno

The Honorary Doctorate Awards Ceremony

March 19, 2020, 10:00, Mendel's Museum Augustian Abbey Refectory, Mendel Square 1A.

Welcome to Masaryk University honorary doctorate awards ceremony to Professor Ross J. Anderson

Ross J. Anderson is a Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the Churchill College, Cambridge. As he puts it, “Security Engineering is about building systems to remain dependable in the face of malice, error or mischance. As a discipline, it focuses on the tools, processes and methods needed to design, implement and test complete systems, and to adapt existing systems as their environment evolves.”

He is an author of the widely cited book “Security Engineering – A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems”, co-author of the ‘Serpent’ cipher that was a finalist in the Advanced Encryption Standard contest, and a contributor to various security subsystems installed in (at least) hundreds of millions installations. Ross has also been also been a chair of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, an elected member of Cambridge University’s Council, and the Principal Investigator of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre.

He has been working with various staff members of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, since 1996, hosting several staff members for longer research stays, as well as PhDs and staff for research visits, and visiting Brno for cybersecurity events like Security Protocols Workshop several times.

Ross J. Anderson at Wikipedia

"The Sustainability of Safety, Security and Privacy" Lecture
by Ross J. Anderson

March 19, 2020, 13:00, Mendel's Museum Augustian Abbey Refectory, Mendel Square 1A.

Abstract

Now that we’re putting software and network connections into durable safety-critical goods such as cars and medical devices, we’ll have to patch vulnerabilities, as we do with phones and laptops. But we can't let vendors stop patching after three years! So last year, the EU passed Directive 2019/771, which gives the right to software updates for goods with digital elements, for the time period the consumer might reasonably expect. In my talk I'll describe the background, including a study we did for the European Commission in 2016, and the likely future effects. As sustainable safety, security and privacy become a legal mandate, this will create real tension with existing business models and supply chains. It will also pose a grand challenge for computer scientists. What sort of tools and methodologies should you use to write software for a car that will go on sale in 2023, if you have to support security patches and safety upgrades till 2043?

The information about lecture at MUNI Seminar Series webpage

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Week with Turing prize laureates

October 8–11, 2019

Oct 8th, 14:00 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, lecture hall D1.
Q&A session by Donald Knuth: Computer Programming as Art – Views and responses to any related question and comments
Come with prepared questions about Computer Programming for "unprepared" professor Knuth (session inspired by Feynman's All Questions Answered talks). facebook event
event landing page with archive and photogallery

Oct 9th, 12:30 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, lecture hall D3+D1.
Q&A session by Donald Knuth: Boundless Interests – Computer programming is an art form, like the creation of poetry or music
Come with prepared questions not only about Computer Programming for "unprepared" professor Knuth (really All Questions Answered, including music ;-). facebook event
event landing page with archive and photogallery

Oct 9th, 16:30 Masaryk University's Mendel Museum, Augustinian Abbey Refectory at Mendel's Square, Brno.
Lecture by Dana Stewart Scott: Enumeration Operators, Probability, Type Theory
Lecture by the holder of Turing prize ("Nobel Prize for Computer Science") as part of Masaryk University's lecture series in Mathematics, Physics, & Computer Science. facebook event
photogallery on the FI website
video recording and photogallery on the Seminar Series website

Oct 11th, 19:00, Brno, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Multimedia performance of oratorium Fantasia Apocalyptica.
The Czech première of Knuth's musical opus, with personal presence of the author, first doctor honoris causa of FI MU Donald E. Knuth. Organist Jan Rotrekl will play on new Hermann Mathis pipe organ. facebook event and YouTube recording
event landing page with archive and photogallery

Download leaflet about all four events
The Schedule of celebrations 2019–2020