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University of Luxembourg

Peter Y A Ryan has been a Professor of Applied Security at the University of Luxembourg since 2009 and is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. He has over 20 years of experience in cryptography, information assurance and formal verification. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg he was a Professor of Computing Science at Newcastle University. He has worked at GCHQ, the Defence Research Agency, the Stanford Research Institute in Cambridge and the Software Engineering Institute, CMU Pittsburgh. He holds a PhD in mathematical physics from the University of London.

Research topics:

Information assurance/security, Cryptography, Secure voting systems 

Pierre Kelsen is the course director of the Master in Information and Computer Science at the University of Luxembourg, where he has been a professor since 2000. He is also Head of the Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems within the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. He obtained his Master and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany before joining the University of Luxembourg.

Research topics:

Software Engineering, Formal Methods

Alex Biryukov is a Professor at the University of Luxembourg, where he teaches Computer Networks and Cryptology and heads the Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security. He obtained his Master and PhD from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and is actively involved in cryptographic research.

Research topics:

Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, Information Security

Sjouke Mauw is full professor in Security and Trust of Software Systems at the University of Luxembourg in the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. Until 2007 he was associate professor (UHD) in computer science at the Eindhoven University of Technology, with a part time secondment as senior researcher at CWI (Center of Mathematics and Computer Science) in Amsterdam. He received his master's degree in Mathematics and his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Research topics:  Security and Trust of Software Systems

Franck Leprévost was the Vice-president for organisation and international relations at the University of Luxembourg from 2005 to end of 2015 and is currently special advisor to the rectorate. He has been a professor in Computer Science at the University of Luxembourg since 2003. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Grenoble and researcher at the CNRS Paris. He was also a guest at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik (Bonn) and at the Technische Universität Berlin, and a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

Research Topics: Algorithmic Number Theory, Cryptology

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences

Nuno Ferreira Neves is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Currently, he leads the Navigators´s research group and is Director of the LASIGE laboratory. He is principal investigator of the SUPERCLOUD and SEGRID European projects, and he is also involved as researcher in the project BiobankClouds. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems. His work has been recognized in several occasions, for example with the IBM Scientific Prize 2004 and the Best student paper at DISC 2009. He has more than 100 publications in conferences and journals.

Research topics:

Distributed systems security and dependability; Critical infrastructure protection

António Casimiro in an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics of the University of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences, where he joined in 1996. He has a PhD in Informatics (2003), by the University of Lisbon. He leads the Navigators group research line on Timeliness and Adaptation in Dependable Systems. He was the coordinator of the KARYON (FP7) and the TRONE (CMU|Portugal) projects. He has more than 50 publications in the area of distributed, fault-tolerant and real-time systems. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, IFIP WG10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance, and of Ordem dos Engenheiros.

 Research topics:

Dependability in distributed and real-time systems; Adaptative systems; Cloud infrastructure monitoring; Autonomous and cooperative systems.

Alysson Bessani is a Assistant Professor of the Department of Informatics of the University of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences, Portugal, since 2007 and a member of LASIGE research unit and the Navigators research team since 2006. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Maringá State University, Brazil in 2001, the MSE in Electrical Engineering from Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC), Brazil in 2002 and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from the same university in 2006. He spent some time as a visiting professor in Carnegie Mellow University (2010) and as a visiting researcher in Microsoft Research Cambridge (2014). Alysson participated in nine international projects and has around 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Research topics:

distributed systems, dependability and security, storage, coordination and cloud.

Dulce Domingos is the course director of the Master in Information Security. She is a professor of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon and a member of the LASIGE research unit. She obtained her PhD (2007) in Informatics by the same university. She currently teaches information security, operating systems and computer networks.

 Research topics:

Access control models and systems, internet of things and business processes

Ana Respício is Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of the University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Lisboa (2003). She is a Senior Researcher in the CMAFIO Research Unit, is a Vice-chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, and is on the Editorial Board of IJIDS and IDT Journals. She teaches Information Security Risk Analysis and Management.

 Research topics:

Decision Support Systems (theory and technologies), optimization, simulation, and information security risk management.

Warsaw University of Technology

Prof. Zbigniew Kotulski works in the field of cryptography and information security. He is an author of more than 150 papers in dedicated journals, book chapters and conference publications. He is a supervisor in 10 completed PhD theses and more than 90 M.Sc. and Eng. degree theses in the field of information security. He is a member of the Technical Committee 182 on Information Protection in Teleinformatic Systems and the representative of Poland in IFIP TC-11 Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems.

Prof. Mieczyslaw Muraszkiewicz’s work is focused on network information systems, knowledge representation, big data, data mining, and ICT security and privacy; he is also interested in matters of emerging technologies, innovation, network society and relationships between technology and culture. He has to his record over 120 publications that have been published or presented in international journals and/or conference proceedings, and 3 books. He was a supervisor of 16 Ph.Ds in the field of computer and information science. He has been a leader or member of over 55 ICT projects for UNIDO, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, World Bank, and for Austrian, Dutch, German, Polish, and Swedish companies and organizations taking place in 45 countries. He was an evaluator of FP6 and FP7 projects for the EC in the area of ICT applications for risk management and environment, and for the Internet of Things and Future Internet. He is a member of various Polish and international committees in the field of ICT.

Krzysztof Cabaj holds an M.Sc (2004) and a Ph.D. (2009) in computer science from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). He is an Assistant -Professor at WUT. His research interests include: network security, honeypots and data-mining techniques. He is the author or the co-author of over 30 publications, and supervisor of more than fifteen M.Sc. and Eng. degree theses in the field of information security. He is a researcher within the Network Security Group formed at WUT and a instructor of Cisco Academy courses: CCNA, CCNP and NS at International Telecommunication Union Internet Training Centre (ITU-ITC).

National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

Alexander Romanov is a professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI"), where he teaches methods of network management and heads the Centre for Postgraduate Education. Prior to joining the NTUU "KPI", Alexander worked in the Research centre on information security issues in 2001-2004; he headed the department of mathematical methods and software of automated control systems in 2004-2008. Alexander Romanov also worked as Deputy Director for Science Centre of Postgraduate Education in the telecommunication company "Ukrtelecom", where he worked on the development of comprehensive protection of telecommunication servers.

He obtained his PhD from the Military Communications Academy at Saint-Petersburg. He became Professor of Engineering in Management of Telecommunications at the NTUU "KPI" in 2002.

Research topics:

Methods of network management, information security networks 

Ivan Dychka is a professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI"), Dean of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics (since 2005), and Head of the Computer Systems Software Department (since 2008). 

He obtained his Sc.D. (Doctor of Technical Sciences) degree in computer systems and components from the NTUU "KPI" in 2004.

Research topics:

Data Encoding, Infinite Fields

Oleg Chertov is a professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI"), Head of the Applied Mathematics Department.

He obtained his Sc.D. (Doctor of Technical Sciences) degree in information technology from the NTUU "KPI" in 2014.

 

Research topics:

Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing, Data Mining, Soft Computing, Detecting Click Fraud in Online Advertising

Yevgeniya Sulema is an associate professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI"), Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics (since 2005), responsible for international cooperation and methodology of teaching.

She obtained her PhD degree in computer systems and components from the NTUU "KPI" in 1999.

Research topics:

Multimedia Data Security, Steganography

Nikolay Nesterenko is an associate professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI"), where teaches Administration and Security of Telecommunication Servers. He obtained his PhD in information technology degree from NTUU "KPI".

Research topics:

Methods of Calculation and Estimation of Networks, Information Security Networks

Mariia Skulysh is an assistant professor at the Institute of Telecommunication Systems (ITS) of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", where she teaches Mathematical Methods of Analysis and Design of Telecommunication Systems and Networks; and Security of Telecommunication Systems. In 2005 she received her MSc degree in technology of information security at the Institute of Physics and Technology. In 2010 she obtained the PhD degree. Now she is working on her postdoctoral research on the organization control of service delivery management communication, the unfolding of complex systems in clouds and also information security of hybrid communication systems. She has been a guest researcher at the TU Dresden University of Technology.

Research topics:

Billing, Data Centres, Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, SDN, Security as a service