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Keynote Lecture


New Directions for High-throughput and High-security Communication

Adrian Perrig
ETH Zürich

Brief Bio
Adrian Perrig is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he leads the network security group. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at CyLab, and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2002 to 2012, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science (courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University, becoming Full Professor in 2009. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the technical director for Carnegie Mellon's Cybersecurity Laboratory (CyLab). He earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from EPFL. Adrian's research revolves around building secure systems – in particular his group is working on the SCION secure Internet architecture. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, IBM faculty fellowships in 2004 and 2005, the Sloan research fellowship in 2006, the Security 7 award in the category of education by the Information Security Magazine in 2009, the Benjamin Richard Teare teaching award in 2011, the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award in 2013. He is an IEEE senior member and became an ACM Fellow in 2017.

Recent research in future Internet architectures has enabled several new opportunities that enable not only high security for communication, but also higher performance than traditional Internet approaches. In particular, new global symmetric key derivation systems can enable high-speed packet authentication at routers and firewalls at less than 100 ns on commodity hardware. The Path Aware Networking (PAN) concept empowers end hosts to obtain information about end-to-end network paths and select the optimal path for each packet, enabling multi-path communication which can further speed up communication. We will discuss these and other directions to move toward a highly secure and efficient next-generation academic research network.