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Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Speaker: Balagurana Chidambaram (Boeing) Bala's Photo

Title: Tactical Networking Applications from Aerospace


Biographical Information: Bala Chidambaram manages a Cyber Security and Network Technology organization in Boeing Research and Technology. His group develops advanced cyber security and networking technologies for commercial and military applications, e.g., embedded system (software) security, mobile device security, mobile ad hoc networking protocols for the tactical edge, simulation/emulation environments for networks, networking infrastructure for soldier handhelds, and reliable networking for commercial aviation. Prior to his current assignment, Bala managed a Networked Decision Systems group. His team developed software and mathematical modeling techniques for rotorcraft and other platforms in areas varying from logistics to sensor network optimization. He has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India), a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A from the University of California at Los Angeles. He recently completed an Advanced Cyber Security certificate at Stanford University.