Speaker: Aris Kanellopoulos, postdoctoral fellow (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
When: Wednesday April 19h, 11h CEST
Where: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/94267641533?pwd=MGdxbmprY2FDZFFCL0lpSFViQTBiUT09)
Title: Control and Game-Theoretic Methods for Secure Cyber-Physical Systems
Abstract: In this talk, we will focus on security and resilience issues of cyber-physical systems; platforms with tightly interconnected physical and digital components. By employing tools from control and game theory, the talk will revolve around two main axes: initially, we will approach the security problem from an abstract viewpoint and leverage the theory of bounded rationality to develop realistic models of attacker behavior, facilitating the construction of defending strategies based on historical data. Subsequently, we will focus on control-theoretic methods of proactive and reactive security of physical components in cyber-physical systems via a switching-based Moving Target Defense framework, designed to be used alongside a learning inspired attack detector. Finally, we will showcase our current and future research directions focusing on further investigation of behavioral models for security in multi-agent systems and the use of control-theoretic principles in secure wireless communications.
Short Bio: Aris Kanellopoulos is postdoctoral fellow at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2016. In 2017, he was a Research Assistant with the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2021 from The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked as a Research Engineer in 2022. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Division of Information Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests include cyber-physical security, secure wireless communications, game theory and control theory.