Blast from the Past

22-NOV-2018 14:00
I was doing some cleaning over the Thanksgiving break and I ran across these postcards from the advertising campaign for the C++ book Jim Cohoon and I wrote.
The cards can be found here.

ACM Election Results (Bad News/Good News)

29-MAY-2018 18:00
Bad News: Lost the election for ACM President!
Good News: It was an honor to be asked to run. I wish the best to the new ACM executive committee–ACM is in excellent hands.

Cyber Innovation & Society

16-MAY-2018 11:43:00
The kickoff meeting of the Cyber Innovation and Society was a big success. There were 37 people from across grounds who met and brainstormed about the next steps of CISI. The meeting began with opening remarks by the Vice President for Research, Melur K. "Ram" Ramasubramanian. Many great ideas came out of the meeting and we are moving ahead. For more details see CISI web page.


08-MAY-2018 11:43:00
A contract under the DARPA CHASE (Cyber Hunting at Scale) program was awarded on 08-May-2018. This $7.5M effort seeks to develop techniques to detect advanced threats including DDoS, Ransomware, and Advanced Persistent Threats. The PIs are Malathi Veerraghavan, Jack Davidson, and Don Brown. The project is a collaborative effort with Virginia Tech, Northeastern University, and Commonwealth Computer Research. A project web site is coming soon.

Cyber Innovation & Society

05-JAN-2018 11:43:00
The VIce President for Research has selected the proposal "Cyber Innovation & Society" for funding under the University's Explore-to-Build program. For more information see the CISI web page.

ACM President

01-JAN-2018 09:21:00
Nominated to run for President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). There's no chance I will win (designated loser), but it is an honor to run.

HiPEAC 2018

23-JAN-2017 12:06:19
Jack Davidson will serve as program chair of HiPEAC 2018 to be held in Manchester, UK.

Keynote at China National Computer Conference

16-NOV-2016 12:25:54
Jack Davidson gave a keynote at the China National Computer Conference in Taiyuan, China.

Keynote at NASA Langley Research Center

04-OCT-2016 09:37:22
Jack Davidson gave a keynote, "A League of Extraordinary Machines: The First Steps to Autonomous Cyber Reasoning Systems"' at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. A follow-on interview is here.

Sigma Series: A Forum on Science and Technology

04-OCT-2016 09:37:22
Jack Davidson presented a Sigma Series Lecture at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, VA. The talk, "A League of Extraordinary Machines: The First Steps to Autonomous Cyber Reasoning Systems" discusse the outcome and ramifications of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge.

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

04-AUG-2016 12:25:54
Team TechX (University of Virginia and Grammatech, Inc) finished in second place in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge. The team took home a $1M prize.

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