The Internet of Things (IoT): Computational Modeling in Congested and Contested Environments


Jacobs Hall, Room 2512

Sponsored By:
Prof. Tara Javidi

Dr. Nandi Leslie


Increasingly, objects—previously unidentified as requiring networked communications—are becoming a part of what is known as the “Internet of Things (IoT)”.  On the battlefield, future warfighter operations and missions will rely more heavily on networked devices designed with autonomous cognitive decision-making capabilities to perform a broad range of tasks, including cognitive sensing, communicating with human warfighters, conducting operations in congested environments, and securely processing and communicating data to other autonomous agents.  The breadth and magnitude of the challenges facing computation on the IoT and Internet of Battle Things (IoBT) is staggering.  In this talk, we will narrow our focus to the computational modeling challenges related to autonomous cyber defense of IoT/IoBT security in contested and congested environments.

Speaker Bio:
Nandi Leslie earned her Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in applied mathematics in 2005 and her B.S. degree from Howard University in mathematics in 1999. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Maryland in mathematics from 2005 to 2007 with a focus on dynamical systems and complex systems. Since 2007, she has served as an applied mathematician and program manager on Army, Navy, and joint projects related to sensor performance, including sonar, non-acoustic, and cyber sensors. Currently, she is a Senior Principal Engineer at Raytheon serving as a researcher at the Army Research Laboratory focusing on cyber security and machine learning.

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