UMass Dartmouth has selected Qualtrics as our Internet survey tool. All Faculty and Staff have access to create and publish their own surveys. Students may also use Qualtrics under the direction of a Faculty or Staff member. This workshop covers the authoring and administration of surveys, as well as data collection. Question types are covered in detail. No previous survey experience is necessary. Note that access to Qualtrics is managed by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Please contact Jonathan Bonilla at JBonilla1@umassd.edu at least three business days prior to this workshop to request access. Students must have a Faculty or Staff advisor request access on their behalf. This workshop will take place via Zoom teleconference. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants via email the morning of the workshop. For more information about Zoom, visit http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/zoom .
This workshop is intended for Zoom users who already know the basics and are ready to learn more. Topics covered include adding a profile picture, using virtual backgrounds, enabling recoding, downloading recorded meetings, creating a custom personal meeting ID, polling, breakout rooms, and using Zoom's security features. Be sure to bring any questions you may have about Zoom! This workshop will take place via Zoom teleconference. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants via email the morning of the workshop. For more information about Zoom, visit http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/zoom .
Italian Film Series: "The Bandit of Tacca del Lupo" [Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo] (1952) Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM Place: Virtual (Zoom) Description: Join us for our 6th Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. This year commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Vittorio Emanuele II and the 150th anniversary of the capture of Rome! This fall, we will be taking a look at the Unification (Risorgimento) period in Italy. These films reflect on the experience of 19th century Italy and the Risorgimento (Unification). For our third and final film, we will show "The Bandit of Tacca del Lupo" [Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo] (1952) is set "[i]n 19th century southern Italy (near Melfi, Basilicata), [where] a small force of soldiers fight in the hills against the bandits who are holding their country to ransom" (IMDB). All films have English subtitles and will be screened via Zoom. To join our mailing list and/or receive the Zoom link, please contact: Prof. Rose Facchini - email@example.com Prof. Matthew Sneider - firstname.lastname@example.org
This information session is for any prospective students interested in graduate business programs at UMass Dartmouth. This event will include information on the following programs: - MBA - MS Accounting - MS Finance - MS Healthcare Management - MS Technology Management This is a virtual zoom event designed to answer questions about the various degree and certificate programs.
Topic: Probabilistic Reliability and Security Risk Assessment Zoom Teleconference: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/94834229550 Abstract: With advances and globalization of information technology such as big data and cloud computing, topics about potential risks with security vulnerabilities have been brought to the forefront. Considerable efforts have been made to estimate security risks with an unlimited cycle of disclosed vulnerabilities in the form of threats or attacks and management strategies to mitigate these risks. On the other hand, reliability is often considered as one of the most vital factors that affect functioning of critical computing systems. Existing works on risk analysis have mostly focused on either security or reliability, but not both. In addition, the existing approaches for quantifying risks are mostly based on simple multiplications of frequencies and quantitative consequences of hazard occurrence without considering dependencies among the hazards. In this dissertation research, an integrated framework is explored for simultaneously and systematically modeling and quantifying both reliability and security risks of modern technological systems. Under the framework, we advance the state of the art in quantitative security risk assessment by modeling sequential cyber-attacks, where multiple sequence-dependent hazardous actions are performed to launch a successful attack. Continuous-time Markov chain (CTMC) and semi-Markov process (SMP) based methods are proposed to estimate the occurrence probability of a security risk for systems undergoing the sequential cyber-attack. While the CTMC-based method is limited to the exponentially distributed state transition time, the proposed SMP-based approach is applicable to analyzing attacks with arbitrary types of transition time distributions. Both methods are illustrated using case studies where Trojan attacks in the banking application are modeled and analyzed. In this dissertation research, we make another contribution by modeling and analyzing survivability and vulnerability of a cloud RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) storage system subject to disk faults and cyber-attacks. The cloud RAID survivability is concerned with the system's ability to function correctly even under the circumstance of hazardous behaviors including disk failures and malicious attacks. The cloud RAID invulnerability is concerned with the system's ability to function correctly while occupying a certain state immune to malicious attacks. A CTMC-based method is suggested to perform the time-dependent disk level survivability and invulnerability analysis and an SMP-based approach is implemented to analyze the steady-state disk survivability and invulnerability. Combinatorial methods are suggested for the cloud RAID system level analysis, which can accommodate both homogeneous (based on combinatorics) and heterogeneous (based on multi-valued decision diagrams) disks. A detailed case study on a cloud RAID 5 system is conducted to illustrate the application of the proposed methods. Impacts of parameters modeling different attack, recovery and rescue behaviors on the disk and system survivability and invulnerability are also investigated. Note: All ECE Graduate Students are ENCOURAGED to join the zoom teleconference. All interested parties are invited to join. Advisor: Dr. Liudong Xing Committee Members: Dr. Hong Liu and Dr. Honggang Wang, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Dr. Yan Sun, Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Rhode Island. *For further information, please contact Dr. Liudong Xing via email at email@example.com.