Sept. 19: Laurent Njilla to discuss cybersecurity

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between September 18, 2018 and September 20, 2018.

September 14, 2018

The university community is invited to attend a talk by Laurent L. Njilla on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 1-2 p.m. in the Aula Magna room at IST. Njilla is a research electronics engineer with the Cyber Assurance Branch of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He is also the program manager for the Cyber Security Center of Excellence for the HBCU/MI and the Disruptive Information Technology Program at AFRL/RI.

Njilla will talk about cybersecurity and share his ideas for a framework that leverages the blockchain concept to protect confidential information and networked infrastructures from future cyber-attacks.

Njilla received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon, a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2005 , and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Florida International University (FIU) in 2015. He is responsible for conducting basic research in the areas of hardware design, game theory applied to cybersecurity and cyber survivability, hardware security, online social network, cyber threat information sharing, category theory, and blockchain technology. Njilla’s research has resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and multiple awards including Air Force Notable Achievement Awards and the 2015 FIU World Ahead Graduate award. He is a reviewer of multiple journals and serves on the technical program committees of several international conferences. He is a member of the National Society of Black Engineer (NSBE).

Contact Professor Kanwalinderjit Gagneja for more information.