Prof Michael Pecht (25,000+ citations, 70+ H-Index) has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for six years, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, and editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. FDA. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is also a Chair Professor. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management. He has also written a series of books of the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and 10 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronics reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
James Bailey is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne and was previously an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is a researcher in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, including interdisciplinary applications and operational frameworks. His interests particularly relate to the assurance, certification and safety of systems based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has over 200 publications, including 6 "best paper” awards and has supervised over 30 PhD students. He has served as Associate Editor for venues such as Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and ACM Transactions on Data Science.
Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Dr. Abraham is the Director of Machine Intelligence
Research Labs (MIR Labs), a Not-for-Profit Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence connecting Industry and Academia. The Network with Head quarters in Seattle, USA has currently more than 1,000 scientific members from over 100 countries. As an Investigator / Co-Investigator, he has won research grants worth over 100+ Million US$ from Australia, USA, EU, Italy, Czech Republic,
France, Malaysia and China. Dr. Abraham works in a multi-disciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, cyber-physical systems, Internet of things, network security, sensor networks, Web intelligence, Web services, data mining and applied to various real world problems. In these areas
he has authored / coauthored more than 1,300+ research publications out of which there are 100+ books covering various aspects of Computer
Science. One of his books was translated to Japanese and few other articles were translated to Russian and Chinese. About 1000+ publications are indexed by Scopus and over 800 are indexed by Thomson
ISI Web of Science. Some of the articles are available in the ScienceDirect Top 25 hottest articles. He has 700+ co-authors originating from 40+ countries. Dr. Abraham has more than 33,000+ academic citations (h-index of 84 as per google scholar). He has given
more than 100 plenary lectures and conference tutorials (in 20+ countries). For his research, he has won seven best paper awards at prestigious International conferences held in Belgium, Canada Bahrain, Czech Republic, China and India. Since 2008, Dr. Abraham is the Chair of IEEE Systems Man and
Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing (which has over 200+ members) and served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society representing Europe (2011-2013). Currently Dr. Abraham is the editor-in-chief of Engineering
Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) and serves/served the editorial board of over 15 International Journals indexed by Thomson
ISI. He is actively involved in the organization of several academic conferences, and some of them are now annual events. Dr. Abraham received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2001) and a Master of Science Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1998). More information
Director, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, Auburn, DC 98071, USA
Ken Barker is a professor of computer science at the University of Calgary. He holds a PhD in computing science from the University of Alberta (1990) and has many years of experience working with industrial computer systems. He has interest in system integration, distributed systems and the privacy and security of data repositories. He has served as the dean of the faculty of science and as head of computer science at the University of Calgary. He is the director of the University of Calgary’s Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance and the president of the Alberta body of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS Alberta). He is a past president of the Canadian Association of Computer Science (CACS/AIC) and has served on the Computer Science Accreditation Council. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Science and as the Department Head of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. As the director of research laboratories at the University of Calgary and University of Manitoba he has supervised over 60 graduate students, in addition to several postdoctorates and research assistants. Dr. Barker has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications.
Professor, Department of Computer Science,University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada
Gautam Biswas is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the EECS Department, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Michigan State University in E. Lansing, MI.
Prof. Biswas conducts research in Intelligent Systems with primary interests in hybrid modeling, simulation, and analysis of Cyber Physical systems, and their applications to diagnosis, prognosis, and fault-adaptive control. As part of this work, he has worked on fault diagnosis and fault-adaptive control of secondary sodium cooling systems for nuclear reactors, automobile engine coolant systems, fuel transfer systems for aircraft, Advanced Life Support systems and power distribution systems for NASA. He has also initiated new projects in health management of complex systems, which includes online algorithms for distributed monitoring, diagnosis, and prognosis. More recently, he is working on data mining for diagnosis, and developing methods that combine model-based and data-driven approaches for diagnostic and prognostic reasoning. This work, in conjunction with Honeywell Technical Center and NASA Ames, includes developing sophisticated data mining algorithms for extracting causal relations amongst variables and parameters in a system. For this work, he received the NASA 2011 Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Technology and Innovation Group Award for Vehicle Level Reasoning System and Data Mining methods to improve aircraft diagnostic and prognostic systems.
In other research projects, he is involved in developing simulation-based environments for learning and instruction. He has also developed innovative educational data mining techniques for studying students’ learning behaviors and linking them to metacognitive strategies. His research has been supported by funding from ARL, NASA, NSF, DARPA, and the US Department of Education. His industrial collaborators include Airbus, Honeywell Technical Center, and Boeing Research and Development. He has published extensively, and has over 600 refereed publications. Dr. Biswas a Fellow of the IEEE and the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, and member of the ACM, AAAI, AIED, and the Sigma Xi Research Societies.
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235-1824, USA
After a period spent at the TU Delft, The Netherlands, he received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2015. He is currently Adjunct Professor and Post-doctoral Researcher with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna, in Cesena, Italy. His research activity focuses on security, privacy, probabilistic data structures and smart cities. He has published on location privacy, border controls, secure and privacy-preserving tracking and monitoring technologies, location-aware applications and urban ICT infrastructures.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Chenwei Deng (M’09-SM‘15) received the Ph.D. degree in signal and information processing from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, in 2009. Since 2012, he has been an associate professor and then a full professor at the School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has authored or co-authored over 50 technical papers in refereed international journals and conferences, and co-edited one book. His current research interests include video coding, quality assessment, perceptual modelling, feature representation, object recognition, and tracking.
Professor, School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology,5 Zhongguancun St, Haidian Qu 100081, Beijing, China
Lawrence A. Gordon (Ph.D. in Managerial Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is the EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He is also an affiliate researcher in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Dr. Gordon’s research focuses on economic aspects of cybersecurity, corporate performance measures, and capital investments. He is the author (or co-author) of over 100 articles in such journals as: The Accounting Review, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Journal of Computer Security, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Communications of the ACM, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Management Accounting Research. Dr. Gordon is also the author of several books, including MANAGING CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES: A Cost-Benefit Analysis and Managerial Accounting: Concepts and Empirical Evidence. Dr. Gordon has been cited as one of the world's most influential/productive accounting researchers and is considered one of the pioneers in the area of cybersecurity economics (i.e., applying economics to cybersecurity). He has provided Congressional Testimony on his cybersecurity economics research and is the coauthor of the Gordon-Loeb Model. This Model provides an economic framework for deriving an organization’s optimal level of cybersecurity investments and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. In 2017, the Model was recommended by the Better Business Bureau as a guide to help small businesses make cybersecurity investment decisions. Dr. Gordon’s work on cybersecurity economics has been supported by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, and is currently being supported by the National Science Foundation.
Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland,College Park, MD 20742, USA
Debiao He received his Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University in 2009. He is currently a professor of the School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Wuhan University. His main research interests include cryptography and information security, in particular, cryptographic protocols.
Professor, School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Qiong Huang is a professor and vice dean of College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University. His main research interest is cryptography and information security. He has published nearly 100 research papers in well known international conferences and journals. He is a receiver of Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, Guangdong Program for Special Support of Top-notch Young Professionals, Pearl River Nova Program of Guangzhou. He has served as a program committee member of several international conferences, and as a peer reviewer of more than 30 international journals. He won the 15th Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation Award for Young Teachers in Higher Education Institutes, and 2017 ACM China New Star Award of Guangzhou Branch.
Professor, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510330, Guangdong, China
Dr. S.S. Iyengar is currently the Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. He is also the founding director of the Discovery Lab. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Iyengar was the Roy Paul Daniel’s Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science department for over 20 years at Lousiana State University. He has also worked as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Satish
Dhawan Professor at IISc and Homi Bhabha Professor at IGCAR, Kalpakkam and University of Paris and visited Tsinghua University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) etc. His research interests include High-Performance Algorithms, Biomedical Computing, Sensor Fusion, and Intelligent Systems for the last four decades.
Distinguished Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University (FIU), 11200 S.W. 8th Street • Miami, FL 33199, USA
Nathalie Japkowicz is a Professor and Chair in the Computer Science at American University. She was previously with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa where she lead the Laboratory for Research on Machine Learning for Defense and Security. Over the years, she has supervised over thirty graduate students, received funding from Canadian Federal and Provincial institutions (NSERC, DRDC, Health Canada, OCE, MITACS, CITO), worked with private companies (Girih, Larus Technologies, Weather Telematics, TechInsights, Ciena) and published over 100 articles, papers and books including Evaluating Learning Algorithms: A Classification Perspective, with Mohak Shah (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Big Data Analysis: New Algorithms for a New Society, with Jerzy Stefanowski (Springer, 2016).
Professor, Department of Computer Science, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Qi Li is an associate professor of Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace, Tsinghua University. His research interests are in network and system security, particularly in Internet security, mobile security, and big data security.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University,Haidian Qu 100091, Beijing, China
Xiangyang Luo received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the State Key Laboratory of Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Computing, Zhengzhou, China, in 2001, 2004, and 2010, respectively. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 refereed international journal and conference papers. He is currently a professor of the State Key Laboratory of Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Computing. His research interests are Cyberspace and Information Security.
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Computing, Zhengzhou, China
Yashwant K. Malaiya is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. He received his MS in Physics from Sagar University, MScTech in Electronics from BITS Pilani and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. He has published widely in the areas of quantitative security, fault modeling, software and hardware reliability and testing. He has been a receipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the IEEE CS Golden Core Award. His contributions include Antirandom testing concept and the Alhazmi-Malaiya Vulnerability Discovery Model.
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Dr. Saraju P. Mohanty is a Professor at the University of North Texas. Prof. Mohanty’s research is in “Smart Electronic Systems” which has been funded by NSF, SRC, US Air Force, IUSSTF, and Mission Innovation. He has over 20 years of research experience on security and protection of media, hardware, and system. He introduced the Secure Digital Camera (SDC) in 2004 with built-in security features designed using Hardware-Assisted Security (HAS) or Secure by Design (SbD) principle. His the widely credited as the designer for the first digital watermarking chip in 2004 and first the low-power digital watermarking chip in 2006. He has authored 300 research articles, 4 books, and invented 4 US patents. His Google Scholar h-index is 35 and i10-index is 126 with 5200+ citations. He is a recipient of 11 best paper awards, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Outstanding Service Award in 2020 for contributions to the IEEE CE society, the IEEE-CS-TCVLSI Distinguished Leadership Award in 2018 for services to the IEEE and to the VLSI research community, and the 2016 PROSE Award for Best Textbook in Physical Sciences and Mathematics category from the Association of American Publishers for his Mixed-Signal System Design book. He has delivered 9 keynotes and served on 5 panels at various International Conferences. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (MCE). He has mentored 2 post-doctoral researchers, and supervised 11 Ph.D. dissertations, 26 M.S. theses, and 12 undergraduate research projects.
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas,1155 Union Circle, 311277 Denton, Texas 76203-5017, USA
I am Professor of Software Systems Engineering and founding Director of the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS) at the University of Brighton. I am also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a Professional Member of the British Computer Society (BCS). I have been visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan, and a visiting fellow at the British Telecom (BT), U.K and the University College London, U.K. I was visiting professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece and I am visiting professor at the University of Ionian, Greece. I have published more than 150 papers (h-index 30) and I have secured more than £3M to support research and knowledge transfer. My funding portfolio includes grants from the European Union (FP7, Horizon2020), EPSRC, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), and the Japanese National Institute of Informatics. I have also received funding from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership/Technology Strategy Board and the European Regional Development Fund for knowledge transfer and from industrial cources including British Telecom, ELC, Powerchex, and FORD. My 'Powerchex KTP' project was finalist for the best 2012 UK National Knowledge Transfer Partnership TSB award. I have strong experience of acting as evaluator for national and international funding bodies including the EPSRC, HEA, the EU, the Research Council of Norway, the Innovation Fund of Denmark, and the Austrian Research Council, and I have been invited subject expert for events organised by the EU, NATO and TSB.
Professor, School of Computing, Engineering & Maths, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN2 4AT, UK
Dr. Kshirasagar (Sagar) Naik is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Previously, he held faculty positions at Carleton University in Ottawa and University of Aizu in Japan. He worked as a software developer for three years in Wipro, Bangalore – now one of the largest software consultancy companies in the world. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), energy performance testing of mobile applications, detection of anomalous behavior of wireless devices and cyber-physical systems, energy harvesting IoT devices for sustainable monitoring of physical systems, security of communication and cyber-physical systems, communication protocols for smart power grids, and adversarial machine learning. Designing mathematical models and building prototype sensor networks for performing real-life, controlled experiments lie at the core of his research. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals, including: Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He was a co-guest editor of four special issues of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is a co-author of two widely used textbooks, namely, Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice (Wiley, 2008) and Software Evolution and Maintenance: A Practitioner’s Approach (Wiley, 2014).
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, N2L3G1, Canada
Dr. Josef Pieprzyk is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61. His main research interest focus is Cryptology and Information Security and includes design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms (such as encryption, hashing and digital signatures), secure multiparty computations, cryptographic protocols, copyright protection, e-commerce, web security and cybercrime prevention. Dr Pieprzyk is a member of the editorial boards for International Journal of Information Security, Journal of Mathematical Cryptology, International Journal of Applied Cryptography, Fundamenta Informaticae, International Journal of Security and Networks and International Journal of Information and Computer Security. Dr Pieprzyk published 5 books, edited 10 books (conference proceedings published by Springer), 6 book chapters, and more than 300 papers in refereed journals and refereed international conferences.
Professor, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO | Data61, Corner Vimiera & Pembroke Roads, Marsfield NSW 2122, Australia
Prof. Kouichi Sakurai received the B.S. degree in mathematics from the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University in 1986. He received the M.S. degree in applied science in 1988, and the Doctorate in engineering in 1993 from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University. He was engaged in research and development on cryptography and information security at the Computer and Information Systems Laboratory at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation from 1988 to 1994. From 1994, he worked for the Dept. of Computer Science of Kyushu University in the capacity of associate professor, and became a full professor there in 2002. He is concurrently working also with the Institute of Systems & Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies, as the chief of Information Security laboratory, for promoting research co-oporations among the industry, university and government under the theme "Enhancing IT-security in social systems". He has been successful in generating such co-operation between Japan, China and Korea for security technologies as the leader of a Cooperative International Research Project supported by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) during 2005-2006. Moreover, in March 2006, he established research co-oporations under a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of information security with Professor Bimal Kumar Roy, the first time Japan has partnered with The Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI). Professor Sakurai has published more than 250 academic papers around cryptography and information security.
Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
I am a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Southampton, where I hold a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair and lead the University's activities on cyber security. Specifically, I am the Head of the Cyber Security Group (CSG), the Director of the NCSC/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE), and have been the Founding Director of the Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a partnership between Academia, Industry and Government to advance cyber security through research, innovation, education and training.
A computer scientist by training, I have since acquired strong expertise by research on cyber security, including social and human factors, cyber-crime, data privacy (including anonymity and anonymisation), internet-of-things, trust, provenance, blockchain, internet computing, foundations of computation and AI, and developed large networks of collaborators in academia, industry and government. I authored about 250 publications, reaching an h-index of 38 and around 3800 citations (source PoP at the time of writing).
Professor, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, University Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
Houbing Song (M’12–SM’14) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in August 2012, and the M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso, TX, in December 2006.
In August 2017, he joined the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab, www.SONGLab.us). He served on the faculty of West Virginia University from August 2012 to August 2017. In 2007 he was an Engineering Research Associate with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He has served as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and IEEE Network. He is the editor of six books, including Big Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems: Machine Learning for the Internet of Things, Elsevier, 2019, Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2017, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Chichester, UK: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2017, Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Boston, MA: Academic Press, 2016, and Industrial Internet of Things: Cybermanufacturing Systems, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity and privacy, internet of things, edge computing, big data analytics, unmanned aircraft systems, connected vehicle, smart and connected health, and wireless communications and networking. His research has been featured by popular news media outlets, including USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Fox News, WFTV, and New Atlas.
Dr. Song is a senior member of ACM. Dr. Song was a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the 12th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom-2019), the Best Paper Award from the 19th Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance technologies (ICNS 2019) Conference, the prestigious Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) Visiting Faculty Research Fellowship in 2018, and the very first recipient of the Golden Bear Scholar Award, the highest campus-wide recognition for research excellence at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in 2016.
Professor, Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems Engineering Department,Daytona College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
Stefanos Gritzalis is a Professor of Information and Communication Systems Security, at the Lab. of Systems Security, Dept. of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece (06.2019+). Previously, he was a Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece, School of Engineering, Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, and member of the Info-Sec-Lab Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security (2002-2019). He was the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Greece (2014-2018), Head of the Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering (2005-2009), Deputy Head of the Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering (2012-2014), and Director of the Lab. of Information and Communication Systems Security (2005-2009). He has acted as Special Secretary for the Hellenic Ministry for Administrative Reform and Electronic Government (2009-2012). He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Automation, and a PhD in Information and Communications Security from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece. His published scientific work includes more than 43 books or book chapters (including the book "Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices", co-edited by A. Acquisti, S. Gritzalis, C. Lambrinoudakis and S. De Capitani di Vimercati, Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group). Moreover, his work has been published in 310 papers (132 in refereed journals and 178 in the proceedings of international refereed conferences and workshops). The focus of his publications is on Information and Communications Security and Privacy. His most frequently cited papers have more than 6.000 citations, h-index=43, i10-index=137, as measured by Google Scholar. He has acted as Guest Editor in 34 journal special issues, he has been General Chair or Program Committee Chair in more than 45 international conferences and workshops, he has served as a Program Committee member of more than 557 international conferences and workshops. He acts as Research Area Editor for the prestigious "IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials" journal (indexed in Web of Science with IF=22.973 for the year 2018, ranked 1st in Telecommunications and Computer Science domains). He is the Editor-in-Chief or Editor or Editorial Board member in 34 journals and a Reviewer in more than 75 scientific journals. He has supervised 14 PhD dissertations and has acted as external evaluator for more than 45 PhD students from Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Greece, etc. He has acted as External Reviewer for research proposals submitted to: ERC European Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency, ETH Zurich Research Commission, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Slovenian Research Agency, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, Qatar Foundation - Qatar National Research Fund, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, University of Insubria in Italy, The University of Nicosia Research Foundation in Cyprus, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Hellenic Scholarship Foundation, Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development ESF Operational Programme "HR Development, Education and Life Long Learning" etc. Moreover, he has acted as member of the 2015 Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee for the “IEEE Communications & Information Security Technical Recognition Award”. He has been involved in several National and EU funded R&D projects. His professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions. He was elected twice as Member of the Board (Secretary General, Treasurer) of the Greek Computer Society. He acts as member of the Hellenic Association for Information Systems (AIS - Hellenic Chapter), the Association for Computing Machinery ACM, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society "Communications and Information Security Technical Committee".
Professor, Systems Security Laboratory, Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 150 Od. Androutsou St., GR-18532, Piraeus, Greece
Dr. Wenhai Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology and a Faculty member affiliated with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) of Purdue University. He holds two PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and the School of Telecommunications at Xidian University, respectively. His study covers various topics in cybersecurity research with the focus on security and privacy issues in networked information systems and cyber-physical systems, including cloud computing, blockchain, Internet of Things, computer/mobile systems, and wireless network. He publishes papers in premium networking and security conferences and prestigious journals, such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM ASIACCS, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TPDS and IEEE TSC. He won the Distinguished Paper Award in ACM ASIACCS 2013. He also helps to organize or serves as the TPC member of high-quality international conferences of computer/network security. Dr. Sun is the member of IEEE and ACM.
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Athanasios V. Vasilakos is Distinguished Full Professor with Lulea University of Technology,Sweden. 2017,2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. More than 34000 citations, H-index=101. His main research interests : Cybersecurity, IoTs, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Blockchain Technologies, Big Data Analytics for Security. He served or is serving as an editor for many top technical journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
Professor, Institute of Systems and Space Technology, Lulea University of Technology,971 87 Luleå, Sweden
P. Vijayakumar completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in Anna University Chennai in the year 2013. He completed Master of Engineering in the field of Computer Science and Engineering in Karunya Institute of Technology in the year 2005. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering under Madurai Kamarajar University in the year 2002. He was the Dean of University College of Engineering Tindivanam from Feb 2015 to August 2018. He is presently working as Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at University College of Engineering Tindivanam which is a Constituent college of Anna University. He has produced 4 Ph.D. scholars in the field of network and cloud security. He has published various quality papers in the reputed journals like IEEE Transactions, ACM Transaction, Elsevier, Springer, IET, Taylor \& Francis, Wiley, etc. Also, He has written 4 books for the branch of Computer Science and Engineering. His main thrust research areas are Key Management in Network Security and Multicasting in Computer Networks.
Assistant Professor, University College of Engineering Tindivanam, India
Michael N. Vrahatis is a professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece. He is founder of the Computational Intelligence Laboratory of the same department which he has been directing since its beginning in 2004. He has been teaching at the undergraduate level for 35 years. Also, he has been teaching distance learning classes at the Hellenic Open University for 19 years. In addition, he has a teaching experience of 27 years at the post graduate level. Several of his doctoral and/or postdoctoral students serve as full professors, associate professors, assistant professors or lecturers in Greece and abroad.
He has served as an experienced reviewer and evaluator of several proposals for research funding organizations and centers of excellence, including, among others, ERC (EU), ESF (EU), FWF (Austria), GSRT (Greece), HFRI (Greece), IAP (Belgium), MITACS (Canada) and NSF (USA). He has participated in the organization of over 300 conferences serving at several positions, and participated in 247 conferences, congresses and advanced schools as active participant, speaker or keynote speaker. He has served as a reviewer for 73 international scientific journals and 7 books. His editorial activities include work for 21 international scientific journals and journal special issues.
Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Patras, GR–26110, Greece
Ding Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Information Security at Peking University in 2017. He is currently supported by the ``Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship'' in Peking University. His research interests focus on password, authentication and provable security. As the first author (or corresponding author), he has published more than 50 papers at venues like ACM CCS, NDSS, Usenix Security, DSN, ESORICS, IEEE TDSC and IEEE TIFS. Seven of them are recognized as ``ESI highly cited papers''. His research has been reported by over 200 medias like Daily Mail, Forbes and ACM TechNews, appeared in the Elsevier 2017 "Article Selection Celebrating Computer Science Research in China", and resulted in the revision of the authentication guideline NIST SP800-63-2. He has been involved in the community as a TPC member for over 40 international conferences such as ISC、SEC、ACISP、CANS、TrustCom、ICPADS and GlobeCom. He has received the CCF Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award, the Best Paper Award at INSCRYPT 2018, and the First Prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education.
Professor, College of Cyber Science, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
Duminda Wijesekera is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He leads the Laboratory of Radio and RADAR Engineering (RARE), collaboration between academia, industry and govt. located at GMU. His current research addresses three main areas. The first is the security and safety of cyber physical systems. Research in this area includes safety and security of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that includes trains, aircraft, ships and automobiles and creating secure cognitive radio networks that ensure mandated safety guarantees for these transportation modes. He also collaborates on systems and communication security of power grids and electric ship systems. The second area is electronic support for medical procedural safety. These include formulating, validating and verification of safety of medical workflows (now called Care-flows), such as various forms of Dialysis, Surgical procedures and Blood processing and transfusion. He also works on providing law governed privacy and security protection for medical data, including the protection of Personal Health Identifiers, Genomic data and medical consents. The third area is digital forensics. Research in digital forensics include creating potential scenarios from evidence and creating frameworks for argumentations, error management of forensic data and add odds ratio between different scenarios that fit evidence. He is a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a fellow at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies in Arlington, VA. He holds courtesy appointments as and a member of the Center for Command, Control and Coordination (C4I) and as a co-director of the Center for Assurance Research (CARE) at George Mason University.
Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Zheng Xu was born in Shanghai, China. He received the Ph.D. degrees from the School of Computing Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, in 2012. He is currently the tenure professor in Shanghai University, China. His current research interests include wireless communications, surveillance systems, and mobile crowd sensing with over 1,700 citations (H-index 22). He has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications including IEEE Trans. On Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. On Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Trans. On Emerging Topics in Computing, IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Trans. On Cloud Computing, IEEE Trans. on Big Data etc. He is also the associate editor of IEEE Access journal, Intelligent automation& soft computing journal, and Springer ECR journal.
Professor, School of Computer Engineering and Sciences, Shanghai University,266 Jufengyuan Rd, Baoshan Qu, Shanghai, China
Hongyu Yang received the B.S. degree in 1992 from Jilin Institute of Technology, and the M.S degree in 1997 from Harbin Engineering University, and the Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Tianjin University, China, all in Computer Science. He was a senior visiting scholar in the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), meanwhile he was a senior visiting scholar in the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory (TIK) at the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) from 2004 Oct. to 2005 Feb.. Since 1997, he has been with the School of Computer Science at Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC). He is currently a full professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology where he heads the Information Security Research Laboratory. His research interest includes system security situation assessment, intrusion detection, information system security, network security.
Professor, School of Computing and Technology, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin 300300, Tianjin, China
Fangguo Zhang received his PhD from the School of Communication Engineering, Xidian University in 2001. He is currently a Professor at the School of Date and Computer Science of Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is the co-director of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Information Security Technology. His research mainly focuses on cryptography and its applications. Specific interests are elliptic curve cryptography, secure obfuscation, blockchain, anonymity and privacy, etc.
Professor, School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China