ICDIS 2018

Gregory Conti, PhD

Director of Research at IronNet Cybersecurity


Speech title

The Weaponization of Information

Gregory Conti ran West Point's cybersecurity research and education programs for almost a decade and is currently Director of Research at IronNet Cybersecurity. He holds a PhD in computer science and served as a faculty member in West Point’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for thirteen years. He is the author of "Security Data Visualization" (No Starch Press), "Googling Security" (Addison-Wesley) and the forthcoming "On Cyber” (Kopidion Press) as well as over 70 articles and papers covering cyber warfare, online privacy, usable security, and security data visualization. Greg has served as Officer in Charge of a forward deployed expeditionary cyber team, acted as a Senior Advisor in the US Cyber Command Commander's Action Group, co-created US Cyber Command's flagship Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course (JACWC), and served as the founding Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, HOPE, ShmooCon, RSA, and the NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict and numerous academic conferences. His work can be found at www.gregconti.com and @cyberbgone.


Tao Li, PhD

Professor, School of Computer Science
Florida International University


Speech title

System Event Mining: Algorithms and Applications

Tao Li received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester in July 2004.  His research interests are in data mining, information retrieval and computing system management.  He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2006-2010) and multiple IBM Faculty Research Awards. In 2009, he received FIU’s Excellence in Research and Creativities Award. In 2010, he received IBM Scalable Data Analytics Innovation Award. He received the inaugural Mentorship Award from the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU in 2011.  He is currently an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE), and Knowledge and Information System Journal (KAIS). More information about him can be found at http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~taoli