The College of Applied Science & Technology, along with Illinois State University is proud to host Charlie Miller on April 12, 2016, as our keynote speaker.
Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include:
Tim Gunn - television host and Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc.
Charlie Trotter - chef
Bill Nye - science guy
Brian Greene - theoretical physicist
Professional Development Dinner - Monday, April 11, 5:00 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Keynote Speaker - Charlie Miller - Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Neon at Night 5K Fun Run - Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Women in Leadership - Thursday, April 14, 9:00 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club Room
Academy of Achievement - Friday, April 15, 8:30 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club Room
The Cinderella of Psychology - Friday, April 15, 2:00 p.m., DeGarmo 551
Attend this event to learn formal dining skills and conversational practices for interview and work settings, while meeting College of Applied Science and Technology alumni.
Dr. Charlie Miller is "one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth", according to Foreign Policy. After receiving his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Miller was a computer hacker for the National Security Agency for five years.
Since that time he has been a consultant and worked for the Twitter information security team. He has won the "Super Bowl" of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition four times. Dr. Miller has found countless vulnerabilities in a number of Apple products including their laptops and phones. Perhaps the most notorious of these issues was the ability to remotely compromise an iPhone by merely sending it a malicious text message. He also has the privilege of having been the first to remotely exploit the iPhone when it was released as well as the first Android phone when it was released (on the day it came out). After that, he began focusing on embedded security and has done research in the fields of laptop battery security as well as near field communications (NFC) of cellular phones. Lately, Dr. Miller has spent considerable time in the field of automotive security along with his research partner Chris Valasek. Originally he showed that with direct access to a vehicle, the physical systems of a Ford and Toyota could be controlled by an attacker. Recently, he expanded this research to show that these attacks could be done remotely. Dr. Miller demonstrated that a variety of Fiat Chrysler vehicles could be remotely hacked from anywhere in the county and he could control the radio, brakes, wipers, transmission, and even the steering of the target vehicle. The demonstration of these vulnerabilities led to the recall of 1.4 million vehicles. Dr. Miller has been featured on the Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR, CNBC, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, etc.
Enjoy a 5K run through Illinois State's campus at night. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation.
Spend the morning meeting CAST alumni and learning tools for women to succeed in the workplace.
Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction to the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni that are "thought leaders" in their fields, who, through their life work, serve as an inspiration to others to pursue similar career paths.
Dr. David A. Rosenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Psychology Pennsylvania State University
If you come to this talk, it will be a miracle! You'll surprise yourself by going to a presentation on what sounds like the most boring topic ever: How you control simple motor acts like reaching for objects and walking through rooms. If you come to the talk, it will be a miracle in another way as well: What you'll do to arrive at the lecture room, make your way to your seat, take off your coat, and sit down is something that no existing robot can do and probably won't be able to do for a long time to come. Why has the study of motor control been a kind of Cinderella in psychology? You'll hear about this, some things my colleagues and I have discovered in our attempt to marry motor control and (cognitive) psychology, and possibly leave with a fresh appreciation of the enormous intelligence that you and others bring to bear in even the simplest tasks.
This event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund, as well as the Department of Psychology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Institute for Prospective Cognition, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Contact Kara Pool Snyder at kepool@IllinoisState.edu with any questions or requests for accommodations.