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Artificial Adversarial Intelligence
Una-May O’Reilly
AAAI-19, 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Honolulu HI USA





Computer Systems Arms Races
Una-May O’Reilly
Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada
Keynote Speaker: The ACM Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing, Halifax Canada



*Outstanding Poster Award: Machine Learning and Malware Arms Race
Abdullah Al-Dujaili, Alex Huang, Erik Hemberg, Una-May O'Reilly
2018 Horizons Colloquium, awarded on behalf of IBM Research
MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Medium Article: Inaugural AI Research Week Highlights Collaboration and Future of AI
We welcome Carl Im, CEO, Solomon Strategic Consulting Limited, Seoul South Korea visiting to oberserve ALFA research



Data-driven Bug Hunting - Tales From Hunting Down Bugs in Ethereum's Solidity
Shashank Srikant
Systems That Learn @ CSAIL Annual  Meeting, Cambridge MA USA
Towards Robust and Scalable Generative Adversarial Networks
Una-May O’Reilly
Systems That Learn @ CSAIL Annual  Meeting, Cambridge MA USA
Computer Systems Arms Races
Una-May O’Reilly
Emtech MENA, Dubai UAE
Abdul Latif Jamell International, Dubai UAE
Parsons, Dubai UAE

We welcome a new group member, Jamal Toutouh, Post-doctoral Fellow from Universidad de Malaga, Spain



The Rise of Deep Learning
Una-May O’Reilly
Accenture, Webinar


Analyzing Educational Data With MOOC-Learner-Project
Erik Hemberg
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Akashi City Japan
ASICS Corporation, Kobe Japan
Toshiba Corporation - Corporate Research & Development Center, Kanagawa Japan
Center for Information Technology (CITE), Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
LearnLab Summer School, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA USA


Proactive Cyber Security
Erik Hemberg
Hitachi Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory, Kanagawa Japan
Konica Minolta, Tokyo Japan


We welcome Yanbang Wang and Ignavier Ng, undergrad students from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the HKUST-MIT IROP exchange program

We welcome Gili Rusak, undergraduate from Stanford University and Joseph Ortiz, graduate student from Oxford for a summer research internships



STEALTH: Modeling Coevolutionary Dynamics of Tax Evasion and Auditing
Una-May O’Reilly
Fidelity Investments hosted by MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA USA


Anticipating the Worst: How Adversarial Modeling Can Harden Network Designs
Una-May O’Reilly
Keynote: Computer Systems Arms Races
Waveform Trajectories: Prediction via Model-based and Model-Free Machine Learning
Una-May O’Reilly
BP, London UK
We welcome Tom Schmiedlechner, graduate student from University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austra, Hagenburg Austria for a research internship



Computational Thinking: How Evolutionary Biology Inspires Algorithms
Una-May O’Reilly
Accenture, Bangalore India




ALFA welcomes Yuanzhe "Aaron" Chen, a visiting PhD student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, working on a collaborative MOOC project with ALFA and Infolab.



ALFA hosts Marc Schoenbauer of INRIA French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control  for a talk titled: Getting Hints From Random Walks in Optimization and Deep Learning.

ALFA hosts Crosswords Cybersecurity London for a Workshop in CyberSecurity AI at MIT

ALFA welcomes new UROPS, SuperUROPs, and MEng students to the group!



ALFA bids farewell to Mucong "John" Ding from HKUST.

ALFA welcomes Shashank Srikant, MIT PhD candidate and new member of ALFA Group.

ALFA celebrates their teamwork and summer efforts with a Group Retreat to Sunapee, NH



ALFA welcomes Dr. Edilberto Amorim as Research Affiliate. Dr Filho is a clinical fellow from MGH Boston and recipient of an MIT-Philips research award. He will be mentored by Una-May in his project: Dynamic EEG signatures underlying coma recovery after cardiac arrest: a machine learning approach.

ALFA bids farewell to Mahek Maheshwari and Robert Gold, high school summer interns



ALFA bids farewell to Post-doc Stjepan Picek, we wish him the best of luck and hope to see him again soon!

ALFA welcomes Dennis G Wilson, ALFA UROP alum and PhD canidate from the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse as a guest speaker at CSAIL.

ALFA welcomes summer UROPS Carina Quiroz and Alyssa Weiss for Hacker'sHeaven.

ALFA welcomes Steven Rivera and Dennis Garcia as summer Research Assistants!

ALFA welcomes visitors Alessandro DePalma and Ruggiero Dargenio from Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland for a 6 month stay to work on their theses.

ALFA welcomes M. John Ding, undergrad from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, who will work with ALFA in collaboration with the "Understanding and improving student enagagement in MOOCS and designing technology enablers for scaling MOOC data research" project sponsored by HKUST under the MISTI China Award.

ALFA welcomes Mahek Maheshwari from Harmony School of Advancement in Houston, TX for a sumer internship!

Congratulations to Bryce Kim on his promotion to Research Associate with ALFA!



Congratulations to MIT undergrads with the completion of their undergrad degrees: Abigail Choe, Hugo Zul, Marcos Pertierra, Alex Huang, Tiange "Alice" Zhan.

Congratulations to ALFA MEng Seniors, Steven Rivera, Austin Liew, Anthony Erb Luogo and Dennis Garcia on completing their theses!

Congratulations to Bryce Kim on his successful PhD thesis defense and completion of his PhD thesis!

ALFA welcomes Clara Li and Alex Chang from Weston High School for a 3 week internship.



New UAP projects to be added soon. In the meantime, please visit the EECS website for more info.

We welcome Stjepan Picek from KU Leuven, Belgium to his new position as post-doctoral associate with ALFA.



Congratulations to Dr. Erik Hemberg for his promotion to Research Scientist!



ALFA bids farewell to visitors Pasquale Salza of University of Salerno and Dr. Sarah al Hamoud of Saudi Arabia. We wish them the best of luck!