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HAIC Talk: Science of Security: Authentication and Predictive Logical Models – with Janne Lindqvist

04/10/2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30


Description: Can we trust the results of security research? Are most published research findings false? How can we improve security research? We will discuss these topics in the context of our recent work. We will show flaws in reporting that we discovered in top security research venues. We will discuss how to avoid these kinds of flaws and how to improve your general understanding of security research. We will also discuss why security research needs predictive logical models.

More information available at and in our recent publications  “Robust Performance Metrics for Authentication Systems” (NDSS’19), “Forgetting of Passwords: Ecological Theory and Data” (USENIX Security’18) and “Recruit Until It Fails: Exploring Performance Limits for Identification Systems” (IMWUT/UbiComp’19).

About the speaker: Janne Lindqvist is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, which is NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty. He is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University and an associate professor of computer science at Aalto University. Janne directs the Rutgers Human-Computer Interaction and Security Engineering Lab. His work has received sustained attention in the global media with over 1000 mentions including Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, NPR, International Business Times, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Fortune, Computerworld, Der Spiegel, London Times, New Scientist, PBS, Slashdot, The Register, Wired (UK), Tietoviikko, Tekniikka ja Talous. Janne’s awards include the Best Paper Award from MobiCom’12, the Best Paper Nominee Award from UbiComp’14, and Sustainable Jersey Creation & Innovation Award 2014. You can find more about his group’s work at


Registration: HAIC Talks are free and open to all but we ask you to register.


17:00 - 18:30


Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity


TUAS buiding, Aalto University
Maarintie 8
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