CS Seminar: Mike Just - On building a usable visual analytics tool for network security professionals

Title:    On building a usable visual analytics tool for network security professionals
In this talk I will discuss our recent work to create a tool to aid with the detection of potential Denial of Service attacks. I will focus on our development and evaluation of a visual analytics tool that includes a component for visualising time series data. Over the years, a number of visual analytics tools have been proposed to improve network security management, though their acceptance has been limited. I will focus on two aspects of our work. First, our attempt to use a user-centred approach to tool development. Second, our study of the graphical perception of time series visualisation data, with a particular focus on the use of different interaction techniques (see http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mj8/Adnan_CHI2016Final.pdf).

Brief Bio:
Mike is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Carleton University in 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he was a Research Scientist at Entrust, Inc., and from 2002 to 2008 he worked on security and technology policy and development for the Government of Canada. He returned to full-time academic work in 2008, with positions at University of Edinburgh, Masaryk University, and Glasgow Caledonian University. Mike's research interests include computer security and human computer interaction, and his research work typically results in critical evaluations of current security solutions, the establishment of new security and usability methodologies, and the design of new security techniques. You can find out more about Mike from his webpage at

Url:   http://www.justmikejust.co.uk/  
Host:  Kirstie Hawkey  (kirstie.hawkey@gmail.com)



Room 430, Goldberg Computer Science Building