The JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy presents:
2019 Workshop on Assured Autonomy

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Monday, April 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

*This event is limited to JHU and APL employees only.

REGISTER NOW

An EDAS account is needed to register. Please create an account at edas.info if you do not have one.
We are offering a shuttle service between JHU and APL. If you are interested in using the shuttle service, please sign up using the link for the shuttle service when you register for the conference. The shuttle will be leaving JHU from Mason Hall.
There is also an option for reception at the registration link, we want folks to indicate their preference for the reception at the registration link.

Overview

The JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA) will be a national center of excellence ensuring that autonomous systems and their integration into society will be safe, secure, and reliable by covering the full spectrum of research and development across IAA’s three pillars: technology, ecosystem, and policy and governance.

The Workshop on Assured Autonomy (WAA) will provide a venue to foster collaboration, networking and the sharing of expertise between scientists, engineers, and researchers from APL, Whiting School of Engineering, and other divisions of JHU.

The workshop will cover:

  1. AI safety, security and privacy
  2. Robustness, reliability, and resilience
  3. Human-machine collaboration
  4. Testing, verification, and validation
  5. Law, policy, ethics, and governance

This workshop will be a full-day event with research presentations, lightning talks, demos, posters, breakout sessions, and a reception. There will be transportation provided between JHU’s Homewood Campus and APL to support broader JHU faculty and student attendance.

The WAA will serve as a networking opportunity for JHU scientists, engineers, and researchers to find potential collaborators ahead of the release of the IAA’s call for proposals, which will require research teams with members from schools and affiliates across the university.

Agenda

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:30–10:00 a.m.
Welcome Address

10:00–10:45 a.m.
Overview Session I

Session Chair: I-Jeng Wang

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Louis Whitcomb
Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Russ Taylor
Autonomy and Semi-Autonomous Behavior in Surgical Robot Systems

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Galen Mullins
Frameworks for Autonomy Testing, Evaluation, Verification and Validation

10:45–11:15 a.m.
Networking Break

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Overview Session II

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Alan Yuille
Attacking and Defending Deep Networks for Visual Tasks

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Erin Hahn
How Trust and Ethics are Shaping the International Debate on Autonomous Systems

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phil Burlina
Deep Learning for Novelty Detection

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break and Affinity Groups

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Lightning Talks I

Session Chair: Anna Buczak

1:30-1:35 p.m.
Chris Eaton
Safe Testing of Autonomy

1:36-1:41 p.m.
Dave Handelman
Adaptive Human-Robot Teaming

1:42-1:47 p.m.
Julie Marble
Building Autonomous Systems We Can Trust

1:48-1:53 p.m.
Nathan Drenkow
Adversarial ML in the Physical World

1:54-1:59 p.m.
Sanjeev Khudanpur
Human Language Technology

2:00-2:05 p.m.
Peter Kazanzides
Semi-Autonomous Teleoperation for Surgery and Space

2:06-2:11 p.m.
Tuan Phamdo
MVA – A Study of Vehicle Autonomy

2:12-2:17 p.m.
Ariel Greenberg
Moral Scene Assessment

2:18-2:23 p.m.
Ashutosh Dutta
Scalable Monitoring and Management System To Support Assured Autonomy in 5G and IOT Networks

2:24-2:29 p.m.
Jeff Chavis
Machine Learning to Secure the IoT

2:30–3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break and Speed Networking

3:00–3:30 p.m.
Demo and Poster Session

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Lightning Talks II

3:30-3:35 p.m.
Raman Arora
Understanding and Improving Robust Learning against Adversarial Attacks

3:36-3:41 p.m.
Mark Dredze
Bias, Fairness and Ethics of AI Assistants

3:42-3:47 p.m.
Soudeh Ghorbani
Verification of Mission Critical Networks

3:48-3:53 p.m.
Karl Siil
Cyber-Resilience in Automated and Autonomous Systems

3:54-3:59 p.m.
Aurora Schmidt
Verified Collision Avoidance using Hybrid Systems Theorem Proving

4:00-4:05 p.m.
Ivan Papusha
Affine Multiplexing Networks

4:06-4:11 p.m.
Thomas Rid
A New MA in Intelligence and Cybersecurity at Hopkins/SAIS

4:12-4:22 p.m.
Lauren Gardner & Jonathon Ehsani
Demonstrating Automated Mobility as a Public Health Intervention through a JHU-based Testbed

4:23-4:28 p.m.
Antwan Clark
Analyzing Threats in Supercomputing Environments: A Reliability Analysis Perspective

4:30–5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Speakers


Arora, Raman
Assistant Professor
arora@cs.jhu.edu


Chavis, Jeff
Project Manager/Chief Engineer
Jeffrey.Chavis@jhuapl.edu


Drenkow, Nathan
Project Manager
Nathan.Drenkow@jhuapl.edu


Dutta, Ashutosh
Senior Wireless Research Scientist
Ashutosh.Dutta@jhuapl.edu


Eaton, Chris
Project Manager
Chris.Eaton@jhuapl.edu


Ehsani, Johnathon
Assistant Professor
Johnathon.Ehsani@jhu.edu


Greenberg, Ariel
Research Scientist
Ariel.Greenberg@jhuapl.edu


Hahn, Erin
Group Supervisor
Erin.Hahn@jhuapl.edu


Handelman, Dave
Project Manager
David.Handelman@jhuapl.edu


Kazanzides, Peter
Research Professor
pkaz@cs.jhu.edu


Khudanpur, Sanjeev
Associate Professor
Khudanpur@jhu.edu


Marble, Julie
Project Manager
Julie.Marble@jhuapl.edu


Mullins, Galen
Mechanical Engineer, IR Signature Analyst
Galen.Mullins@jhuapl.edu


Phamdo, Tuan
Project Manager
Tuan.Phamdo@jhuapl.edu


Rid, Thomas
Professor of Strategic Studies
Rid@jhu.edu


Schmidt, Aurora
Project Manager
Aurora.Schmidt@jhuapl.edu


Siil, Karl
Chief Engineer
Karl.Siil@jhuapl.edu


Taylor, Russ
Professor of Computer Science
rht@jhu.edu


Whitcomb, Louis
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
llw@jhu.edu


Yuille, Alan
Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science
Alan.Yuille@jhu.edu

Organizing Committee

Steering Committee

John Forte, APL Chair
Anton Dahbura, JHU Chair
David Silberberg, APL
Ashley Llorens, APL

Technical Program Committee

Yinzhi Cao, JHU Chair
Tamim Sookoor, APL Chair
I-Jeng Wang, Overview Session Chair
Anna Buczak, Lightning Talks Chair
Cara LaPointe, Speed Networking Chair
Max Zinkus, Affinity Groups Chair

Logistics Chair

Sherri Haines Cosby, APL Chair

Web Committee

Chris Rouff, APL Chair

Publicity Committee

Brian Hayes, APL Chair
Jeff Chavis, JHU Chair

Finance Committee

Ashutosh Dutta, APL Chair
Antwan Clark, JHU Chair

General Chairs

Lanier Watkins, APL Chair
Ralph Etienne-Cummings / Amy Foster, JHU Chair

Poster and Demo Committee

Paul Wood, APL Chair
Marin Kobilarov, JHU Chair

Registration Committee

Sherri Haines Cosby, APL Chair

Venue

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Campus Map and Directions

Contact Info

Lanier Watkins
Lanier.Watkins@jhuapl.edu

*This event is limited to JHU and APL employees only.

REGISTER NOW

An EDAS account is needed to register. Please create an account at edas.info if you do not have one.
We are offering a shuttle service between JHU and APL. If you are interested in using the shuttle service, please sign up using the link for the shuttle service when you register for the conference. The shuttle will be leaving JHU from Mason Hall.
There is also an option for reception at the registration link, we want folks to indicate their preference for the reception at the registration link.