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WORLDCOMP'11 Invited Lecture - Prof. Peeter Lorents

Last modified 2011-06-20 21:53

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence: the place, which integrates computer science, research, engineering, military, politics and the law in cyber domain
Prof. Peeter Lorents
Research and Development Branch Chief, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Date: July 20, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Ballroom 5


    Initial thoughts and ideas. Why Estonia? Estonia as early cyber-society. The 2007 spring cyber attacks against Estonia. Lessons learned. The project team time. The official start. Mission and vision. The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence – what is it, and what is definitely not. Current structure. Branches and key areas of activities. Program of work. Working relationship. Some examples of the results. Some examples of topics for the future: Artificial intelligence and intelligent systems in cyber domain.


    Professor Peeter Lorents is the Research and Development Branch Chief in the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, established in 2008 by seven NATO nations in Tallinn, Estonia. Peeter Lorents is an active mathematician and computer scientist, working in the field of cyber security and intelligent systems. He also teaches Estonian Business School and IT-College students in a variety of subjects, such as theory of systems, mathematical logic, algebra, theory of algorithms, intelligent systems etc, and has written several books and dozens of scientific papers. He has PhD degree in mathematical logic and theory of algorithm from Leningrad (now St Peterburg) State University.

    In the "Soviet time" Peeter Lorents worked at the Institute of Cybernetics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. During the transition period he worked as adviser to the Minister of Education, and later as the Prime Minister's adviser. Peeter Lorents has been elected twice to the Estonian Parliament, and acted as chairman of the Defense Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia.

    He plays piano and organ, loves to travel by mountain bike, and plays tennis regularly. In 1994 he won the first tennis tournament of the European Parliaments.

Academic Co-Sponsors
The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS)
University of Southern California, USA

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
University of Minnesota, USA

Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS)
University of Siegen, Germany

UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria
BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Supercomputer Software Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences
SECLAB of University of Naples Federico II
University of Naples Parthenope, & Second University of Naples, Italy

Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab)
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M; University (Com./Texas), USA
Model-Based Engineering Laboratory, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA

Corporate Sponsor

Intel Corporation

Altera Corporation

Pico Computing

High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)

International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine

World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies
The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics
The UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Scientific Technologies Corporation

HoIP - Health without Boundaries


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