Tech Talks: Big Data, Privacy and Security, Friday, February 2, 2018

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Presented by Dr. Scott Tilley and Dr. Tauhida Parveen

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, Room 118
Florida Tech Campus
February 2, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.

The TV show Person of Interest featured a powerful computer that could predict terrorist activity based on analysis of past behavior and real-time data streaming into the machine from thousands of camera and sensors. It was deployed in New York City, but its reach was much broader. If the machine spit out your Social Security number, you became a “person of interest” to the government. The show was fictional, but the machine’s abilities are not. We already live in a world where we can be traced, analyzed and surveilled without our knowledge. Is online privacy an oxymoron? How secure is your personal data today? How much is it worth? Who owns it?

Tauhida Parveen is University Department Chair of Software Engineering at Keiser University. She is also Lead Instructor at Thinkful, a NYC-based startup focused on the online education experience for tomorrow’s developers. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. She is a co-founder of Big Data Florida. Her recent books include “Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution” (Springer, 2012)

Scott Tilley is a professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society (CTS), president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, vice president of the Space Coast chapter of INCOSE, and a SCWG Fellow. His recent books include “Systems Analysis & Design” (Cengage, 2016), “Perseverance” (Anthology Alliance, 2017), and “Surreal Technology” (CTS Press, 2017). He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today (Gannett). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Victoria.

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