Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis, Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas


  "Security applications of GPUs"


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Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis received a BSc degree in Mathematics and an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 1994 and 1996 respectively. In 1998 he received an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester and in 2005 he received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Ioannidis held a Research Scholar position at the Stevens Institute of Technology until 2007 and since then he is a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas. His research interests are in the area of systems and network security, security policy, privacy and high-speed networks. Ioannidis has authored more than 100 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters, and has both chaired and served in numerous program committees in prestigious conferences, such as ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, etc. Ioannidis is a Marie-Curie Fellow and has participated in numerous international and European projects. He has coordinated several European and National projects (e.g. PASS, EU-INCOOP, GANDALF, etc.), and is currently the coordinator of SHARCS, a H2020 European project.





Modern graphics processors have been traditionally used for gaming, but in the last few years they have been used more and more in the area of high performance computing. In this talk we will explore alternate uses of graphics processors, in the area of security. We will discuss how a defender can use graphics hardware to bolster system defenses, and how miscreants can exploit them to build better and stealthier malware.



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