↬ I'm Ivan Krstić (@radian). This is a personal site; I speak for no one but myself.


People evidently like to hear me blab. This is a selection of recent talks I’ve given, or will be giving, in reverse chronological order.

Please note: I am not available for speaking engagements until further notice.


invited Harvard Computer Society Speaker Series
March 5, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA


keynote DeepSec IDSC Europe
November 14, Vienna, Austria

invited UOC UNESCO Chair in E-Learning Fifth International Seminar
November 12, Barcelona, Spain

keynote T2 Information Security Conference
October 16-17, Helsinki, Finland. Voted best speaker.
» The bitter tale of desktop security: our 35-year war.

keynote 20th Annual FIRST Conference
June 22-27, Vancouver, Canada
» The dark future of desktop security, and how to stop it

invited Boston Lisp meeting
May 27th, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
» On the uncomfortable relationship between programming languages and security

keynote Web.Start
May 8-9, Zagreb, Croatia

invited ITA software technical talk series
April 9, Cambridge, MA, USA

invited TRUST seminar series
March 20, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

keynote PyCon, the Python community conference
March 14-16, Chicago, IL, USA

invited Lockheed Martin Information Technology Trends Conference (ITTC)
February 19, Orlando, FL, USA, via videolink
» One (secure) Laptop per Child and related tales of innovation


keynote CARNet users conference
November 19-21, Rijeka, Croatia, via videolink

keynote GOVCERT.NL symposium
October 18-19, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands

keynote SciPy, the scientific Python conference
August 16-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
» OLPC, Science, Awesome

paper ACM Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)
July 18-20, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
» The One Laptop per Child security model (Paper)

keynote Mass. Tech. Leadership Council Open Source Summit
June 19, Waltham, MA, USA
» The One Laptop per Child initiative (Video)

keynote AusCERT Asia Pacific Security Conference
May 20-25, Gold Coast, Australia
» Everything you know about desktop security is wrong or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virtual Machine (Slides, video interview)

invited Google technical talk series
April 12, Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
» The technology behind One Laptop per Child (Video)

keynote ShmooCon security conference
March 23-25, Washington DC, USA

invited MIT MAS.964
March 20, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

invited Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society
March 7, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Privacy and Security Seminar series
» A security model for One Laptop per Child

keynote PyCon, the Python community conference
February 23-25, Dallas, TX, USA. Voted favorite presentation.
» The power of dangerous ideas: Python and One Laptop per Child

invited RSA Conference
February 5-9, San Francisco, CA, USA
» How do you secure 100 million laptops?

invited HLS Cyberlaw: Internet points of control
January 19, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA

2006 and older

invited World Affairs Seminar
February 2006, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
» Steam, cannons, and digital freedom

invited FER Wireless Jam
December 2005, EECS Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
» Design and architecture of the Roofnet wireless mesh network

teaching S3 Summer School of Science
July 2005, Višnjan astronomical observatory, Višnjan, Croatia
→ Taught a 10-day, highly compressed version of a Harvard University graduate course in modern distributed systems and wireless sensor networks to a class of advanced high school students. Voted best lecturer.
» Building a wireless sensor network

invited Kult.ivator debate series
May 2005, Varaždin, Croatia
→ Debated the merits of free and open source software with a Microsoft Director for Europe, Middle East and Asia.
» Open Source: the end of the software industry as we know it today?