Sensing and actuation systems are entrusted with increasing intelligence to perceive the environment and react to it. Their reliability often relies on the trustworthiness of sensors. As process automation and robotics keep evolving, sensing methods such as pressure/temperature/motion sensing are extensively used in conventional systems and rapidly emerging applications. This talk aims to investigate the threats incurred by the out-of-band signals and discuss the low-cost defense methods against physical injection attacks on sensors. Dr. Hei will present the results from her USENIX Security, ACM CCS, and ASIACCS papers. [Zoom]
Xiali (Sharon) Hei is an Alfred and Helen M. Lamson Endowed assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to joining the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she was an assistant professor at Delaware State University from 2015-2017 and an assistant professor at Frostburg State University from 2014-2015. Dr. Hei received her Ph.D. in computer science from Temple University in 2014.
She was awarded an NSF MRI Track 2 award, a Facebook award, an LA BoRSF CEMC Talent Initiative Fund, an LA BoRSF Seed fund, a 20-million NSF ERSCoR RII Track 1 award, an NSF CRII award, and a Delaware DEDO grant, etc. Also, she earned an M.S. in Software Engineering from Tsinghua University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. She got several awards such as ACM 2014 MobiHoc Best Poster Runner-up Award, Dissertation Completion Fellowship, The Bronze Award Best Graduate Project in Future of Computing Competition, etc. Her papers were published at USENIX Security Symp., ACM CCS, IEEE European Symp. on Security and Privacy, IEEE INFOCOM, RAID, ASIACCS, etc. She is a TPC member of the USENIX Security Symp. , IEEE Euro S&P, Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST), IEEE GLOBECOM, SafeThings, AutoSec, IEEE ICC, WASA, etc. She is an IEEE senior member since 2019.