Innovations in Cyber Security & Cloud Engineering

Learn how the University of Waikato is helping people and organisations protect themselves online and leverage AI-powered clouds

What's it all about?

Cloud technology and cyber security play a crucial role in enabling us to conduct business online in a safe and secure way.


COVID 19 has brought this into sharp focus with a heavy reliance on cloud-based communication tools like Zoom and Google apps, giving us the flexibility to work effectively from the comfort of our own homes.


Waikato is home to some of the world's leading experts in AI, cloud technology and cyber security. This session will provide an overview of some of the state-of-the-art research they are currently leading, like cloud applications they've developed in partnership with local industry and how they are working to improve the performance and sustainability of cloud and edge computing systems more generally.

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Wednesday 29 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

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Dr Panos Patros

Lecturer in Software Engineering

Dr. Panos Patros MEngNZ is a Lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of Waikato and leads the ORCA research lab on Cloud Computing and Self-Adaptive Systems. He holds an Adjunct Professor position at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, where he completed his Masters and PhD degrees in collaboration with IBM. He won the 2016 IBM Project of the Year award and has been granted two patents. Panos maintains active collaborations with NZ industry while leveraging Callaghan funding. He is a member of Engineering New Zealand where he participates in the steering committee of the IT Engineers Technical Group.

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Dr Vimal Kumar

Senior Lecturer (Computer Science)

Dr. Vimal Kumar is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Waikato where he leads the Cyber Security Lab. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science & Technology in the USA and has worked at the University of West Florida before.

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