School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Speaker: Dr Quanqi Ye
Seminar Date: Thu, 06/02/2020 - 11:00
Venue: 78-622
Host: Prof Ryan Ko

Seminar Type: Guest Research Seminar


From electricity, communication to transportation, our modern society would not properly function without the support of critical infrastructures. Once these critical infrastructures fail, it causes inconvenience, chaos, panic or even disaster to the society. Because the role that they play is so important, the critical infrastructures are gradually becoming the target of adversary. We have already witnessed an increasing number of cyberattack incidents against the critical infrastructures in the past few years. However, the critical infrastructures have an enlarged attack surface which involves not only information network but also the operational network to interact with industrial devices and processes. Therefore, it is necessary to take into consideration the operational network when analyzing the security of the critical infrastructures. In this talk, by firstly reviewing several recent notorious cyberattacks against the critical infrastructures, the speaker proposes approaches that can be used to analyze the security and detect the vulnerabilities of the critical infrastructures.


Dr. Quanqi Ye is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. He received his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018. His research mainly focuses on applying various theoretical and systematic approaches such as formal analysis, fuzzy testing and machine learning techniques to discover vulnerabilities on mobile platform. He has published papers in top-tier journals and conferences including TSE, ICECCS, ICWS and SecureComm.