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2019

May

Spatial Coevolutionary Deep Neural Networks Training
Jamal Toutouh
Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo Uruguay
 

An Artificial Coevolutionary Framework for Adversarial AI
Jamal Toutouh
Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo Uruguay
 

An Artificial Coevolutionary Framework for Adversarial AI
Erik Hemberg
MIT - Lincoln Lab, Cambridge MA USA
 

Artificial Adversarial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
Una-May O'Reilly
IBM, Tokyo Japan
 

We welcome Dhruv Sumathi and Alexander Shushkov, Interns from Weston High School
 

April

Spatial Evolutionary Generative Adversarial Network
Erik Hemberg
SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL, Research Update Report, Cambridge MA USA
 
 

We welcome a new Postdoctoral Fellow to the group Dr. Behnaz Bostanipour, from University of Lausanne, Switzerland, sponsored by the Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

 

March

Flipping Sign Bits is All You Need to Craft Black-Box Adversarial Examples
Abdullah Al-Dujaili
IBM Research, Cambridge MA USA
 

Technology Trends in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Una-May O'Reilly
Canadian Embassy of the USA, Washington DC USA
 

Adversarial Dynamics; Anticipicating The Next Move
Una-May O'Reilly
AI/ML Cyber Defense Ops, Workshop on Implications of AI and Cybersecurity, R&D and Emerging Areas Panel
NASEM AI and CyberSecurity Workshop, Washington DC USA
 

We welcome Sagar Biswas, visiting student from Manipal University, Jaipur India in collaboration with Hong Kong University, Hong Kong HK

 

January

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

 

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November

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

 

October

*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

 

September

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

 

August

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

July

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

 

June

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

February

Anticipating the Worst: How Adversarial Modeling Can Harden Network Designs
Una-May O’Reilly
BBVA, Tampa FL USA
 
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

 

January

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

 

2017

October

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.

 

September

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!

 

August

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

 

July

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

 

June

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!

 

May

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.

 

March

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.

 

February

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

 

January

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!