Prof Subrahmanian

EVENT: 13th Annual Public Boole Lecture July 3 UCC, Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, Northwestern University, USA 

Submitted on Wednesday, 26/06/2024

13th Annual Public Boole Lecture

Wednesday July 3rd 2024 at 6:30 pm

Preceded by light refreshments at 6:00 pm

Lecture Theatre G05, Western Gateway Building, UCC

Western Road, Cork, T12 XF62

Adventures in AI for Global Security



Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, Northwestern University, USA 


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Abstract: In this talk, I will briefly describe how AI techniques can help make the world a safer place by anticipating threats in advance and proactively preparing for and deterring them. I will describe 4 pieces of research on how AI can improve cybersecurity: the detection of deepfakes, deterring intellectual property theft by generating fake documents, improving malware detectors by anticipating how malware may evolve over time, and by developing cyber-early warning systems. I will then describe three efforts on AI for counterterrorism: methods to model the behavior of terror groups and predict attacks by them, methods to assess the risk to schools of attacks by Boko Haram, and methods to understand how drone swarm attacks might evolve in the future and how we might counter them.


Bio: V.S. Subrahmanian is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and Buffett Faculty Fellow in the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern University. He was previously the Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society and Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth. Earlier, served as a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland from 1989-2017 where he also served for 6+ years as Director of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Prof. Subrahmanian is one of the world’s foremost experts at the intersection of AI and security issues. He pioneered the development of machine learning and AI-based techniques to analyze counterterrorism, cybersecurity, text, geospatial, and social network-based data in order to generate forecasts of various types of outcomes. He has written eight books, edited ten, and published over 300 refereed articles. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and received numerous other honors and awards. His work has been featured in numerous outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Science, Nature, the Washington Post, American Public Media and more. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including Science. He previously served on the Research Advisory Board of Tata Consultancy Services, on the Board of Directors of the Development Gateway Foundation (set up by the World Bank),  DARPA’s Executive Advisory Council on Advanced Logistics and as an ad-hoc member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board.Web:


This event is organised by Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Sponsored by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, UCC Boole Centre for Research in Informatics,

UCC Department of Computer Science, UCC School of Mathematical Sciences.