Stephen Kowel, Ph.D.


Stephen Kowel, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has held faculty positions at Syracuse University, the University of California, Davis, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Cincinnati, where he also served as Dean of the College of Engineering. He was Director of Research Development for Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 2012 to 2015.

Professor Kowel has contributed to more than 100 papers and patents in the fields of acoustooptics, electro-optics, liquid crystal adaptive lenses and 3D autostereoscopic displays. Among his professional recognitions are appointment as Professor and Dean Emeritus of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati and election as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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Cyber Insecurity

Attack by Internet

Cyber warfare poses an existential threat. It attacks our privacy, our finances, our security and our democracy. It is already changing how we behave in almost every aspect of daily activity. As individuals, we must protect ourselves against identity theft and invasion of privacy. Our corporations must contend with theft of intellectual property and network hacking. Our country risks compromise of telecommunications and critical civilian and military infrastructure. The world suffers the effects of fake news that evokes resentment and hatred.

Usually the victim gets no warning and often doesn’t even realize what damage has been done, let alone know how to respond. The attack can come from anywhere, lurking in any electronic system. Even if detected, we may not want the enemy to know because it will escalate.

How is this happening? What can we do about it? How can we fight back? This lecture will discuss the current extent of hacking and the options for defensive and offensive measures.

  • What is a cyber attack?
  • What attacks have we already seen and how did we cope?
  • What defensive strategy do individuals need?
  • What offensive and defensive strategy does our country need?
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1R2 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Thursday, November 7 2019
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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