Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE)

WISE is the first workshop that advocates for women in the field of hardware and systems security (HSS). This workshop, collocated with HOST 2017, is composed of three main themes: 1) experience sharing and visionary view from female role models, 2) discussing research/work/life challenges faced by female students in HSS, 3) exchanging research ideas and prompting potential collaborations. We encourage all women related to the field of HSS and those who are willing to support women in HSS to join this workshop and help grow female workforce in HSS.

Time: May 4, 2017, 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, McLean, VA, USA [Co-located with HOST 2017]

Workshop Program:

  1. Keynote Talks (30 minute)
  2. Two Visionary Talks (20 minute per talk: Total 40 minute)
  3. Panel discussion (75 min in total, 5-10 min per each panelist, and 20 min for Q & A), Moderator: TBD
  4. Student Open Forum and Poster Session (60 min)
  5. Concluding Remarking and Social Networking (10 min)
    • Topics: challenges on research, collaboration, networking, job searching
    • Student panel: 4 female Ph.D. candidates
    • 10-15 posters (HOST technical posters, or work in progress)

Organization Committee

  • General co-chairs: Daniela Oliveira and Swarup Bhunia, University of Florida
  • Program chair: Qiaoyan Yu, University of New Hampshire
  • Vice-program chair: Fareena Saqib, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Industry Liaison: Mark Tehranipoor, University of Florida