Bio: Professor Elisa Bertino's research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Her current research includes: access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML data; advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models; trust negotiation languages and privacy; data mining and security; multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites; security for grid computing systems; integration of virtual reality techniques and databases; and geographical information systems and spatial databases. Professor Bertino serves or has served on the editorial boards of several journals - many of which are related to security, such as the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. She is currently serving as program chair of the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2010). Professor Bertino is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of ACM. She received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award in 2002 for outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems, and received the 2005 Tsutomu Kanai Award by the IEEE Computer Society for pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems. She is recently served in the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and as Chair of ACM SIGSAC.
Corporate governance and the roles and responsibilities of the corporate officers and the board of directors have received an increasing interest since the Enron scandal of the early 2000s. This scandal resulted in enacting policies, laws and regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley and others. More recently, with almost every corporation focusing on the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS) for their businesses in numerous industries including finance and banking, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing and retail, and defense and intelligence, it is critical that these corporations take a serious look at the roles and responsibilities of the corporate officers and the board with respect to the governance of the AI and DS operations. The presentation will discuss the issues and challenges for AI and DS governance focusing on the following aspects: (i) Accountability, (ii) Explainability, (iii) Fairness, (iv) Safety, (v) Usability, (vi) Trustworthiness, (vii) Transparency, and (viii) Liability. It will also discuss the role of AI and DS governance on Information Reuse and Integration and emphasize the need for a Chief AI Officer (CAIO) to ensure the governance of AI and DS.
Bio: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Founders Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, University of London and an elected Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, the AAAS, and the NAI. Her research interests are on integrating cyber security and artificial intelligence/data science for the past 34+ years. She has received several awards including the IEEE CS 1997 Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGSAC 2010 Outstanding Contributions Award, the IEEE Comsoc Communications and Information Security 2019 Technical Recognition Award, the IEEE CS Services Computing 2017 Research Innovation Award, the ACM CODASPY 2017 Lasting Research Award, the IEEE ISI 2010 Research Leadership Award, and the ACM SACMAT 10 Year Test of Time Awards for 2018 and 2019 (for papers published in 2008 and 2009). She co-chaired the Women in Cyber Security Conference (WiCyS) in 2016 and delivered the featured address at the 2018 Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford University and has chaired several conferences for ACM and IEEE. Her 39+ year career includes industry (Honeywell), federal research laboratory (MITRE), US government (NSF) and US Academia. Her work has resulted in 130+ journal articles, 300+ conference papers, 160+ keynote and featured addresses, six US patents, fifteen books as well as technology transfer of the research to commercial and operational systems. She received her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and the prestigious earned higher doctorate (D. Eng) from the University of Bristol, UK.