Xinwen Wu of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences will deliver the next Science Inspires Series lecture, "Achieving Data and System Security While Maintaining Utility," on March 5, 2020, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 247.

In the lecture, Wu will discuss how security can be achieved while data utility and system sustainability are required to be maintained, and how existing techniques be applied to ensure security in emerging applications such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and 3D applications.

The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' Science Inspires Series is offered in collaboration with IUP's Sigma Xi chapter, an honor society of scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in scientific research and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields.

The Science Inspires Series presents lectures by prominent researchers on topics interdisciplinary in nature and of interest to faculty and students from a variety of academic fields and to the general public.

Xinwen Wu received the PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He held research positions at the University of California at San Diego as a post-doctoral researcher and at the University of Melbourne as a research fellow. Before he joined IUP in September 2018, he was a faculty member at Griffith University, South East Queensland, Australia. Wu has been working in the areas of data and cyber security, coding techniques, and information theory. Currently, his research interests include security for networked/distributed systems and teaching approaches for cybersecurity.

Mathematical and Computer Sciences