Visible to the public KU SoS Lablet Quarterly Executive Summary - October 2018Conflict Detection Enabled

A. Fundamental Research
The University of Kansas Lablet continued work on four projects on resliency, IoT and cloud privacy, preventing side channel communication, and developing semantics and infrastructure for trust.  Specifically, we are: (i) developing a method to enable cloud-assisted, privacy-preserving machine learning classification over encrypted data for IoT devices; (ii) reducing micro-architectural side-channels by introducing new OS abstractions while minimally modifying micro-architecture and OS; (iii) developing an epistemology and ontology for framing resilience; and (iv) formalizing the remot attestation and defining sufficiency and soundness.  As outlined in the full report for each project we are beginning to see publications from our research and are making progress in all areas.  This quarter we also began preparation for adding Search Native Binary Execution to our collection of projects this fall.

B. Community Engagement(s)

We completed preparation for our 2018 Science of Security Workshop to held October 2 on KU’s Edwards Campus located in Kansas City.  We have 3 keynote speakers, a panel of advisory board members, and three PIs scheduled to present.  Our first keynote is Brigadier General Jennifer Buckner Army G-3/5/7 Director of Cyber, Aaron Weissenfluh, CISO Cboe Global Markets, and Brian McClendon, co-inventor of Google Earth, former VP of Research at Google and at Uber.  Our panel session includes members of our advisory board who will discuss various aspects of security the internet of things from a commercial perspective.  Finally, we have a competitive poster session with participants from KU and neighboring Universities.  We will report on the specifics of the workshop next quarter.

We completed preparation for our Fall 2018 Advisory Board meeting to be held October 3 at KU’s BTBC incubator.  Our discussion topics will be related to applicability of the research and identifying gaps in our approach.  We will report on the advisory board meeting next quarter.

We began preparation for supporting an international conference at KU in support of our resilence project to be held during Q2 2019. Computational Methods and the Future of Science ( will feature a keynote and technical presentations focusing on the intersection of science and computation.  Our resilience work will feature prominently in the program.

C. Educational Advances
We have no educational advances specific to this effort to report this quarter.