Dr. Phil Legg is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security and Programme Leader for MSc Cyber Security at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK. His research intersects across Cyber Security, looking at how machine learning, visual analytics, and human-computer interaction are adopted within cyber security, to improve interpretability and understanding of risk, and to improve robustness and trust of modern security technologies. His early research addresses the robustness of machine learning and computer vision systems, as well as how such models can be utilised for insider threat detection and cyber situational awareness. More recently, he is interested in how human-machine teaming can help to establish confidence and trust in human-machine agents, and how active learning techniques can be used to interrogate model robustness and identify security vulnerabilities such as adversarial learning cases. At UWE Bristol, he is an active researcher within the Computer Science Research Centre in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies. He studied at Cardiff University for both his BSc Computer Science and his PhD Computer Science. After completing his PhD in 2010, he went on to post-doctoral research and teaching roles at Swansea University and the University of Oxford, working with a variety of stakeholders in industry and government. He then joined UWE Bristol in 2015. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education (Distinction), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a professional member of the IEEE and the BCS. He also holds a Security+ professional certification from CompTIA. Further details available at: http://go.uwe.ac.uk/phil
Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss
Technical Director, InterWork Alliance & Co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative
Dr. Ramesh RamadossTechnical Director, InterWork Alliance & Co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative
Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss is the Technical Director at the InterWork Alliance. He is a co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. He leads the IEEE Blockchain Standards Committee.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA in 2003. Between 2003 and 2007, he was employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.
In 2008, he moved to Silicon Valley and has over a decade of industrial experience in technology companies. He has conducted R&D projects for DARPA, NASA, US Army, US Air Force, Sandia National Labs, and Motorola Labs.
Ramesh is the author or co-author of 1 book, 3 book chapters and 55 research papers (Google Scholar Citations: 900). He has delivered talks at over 90 international conferences in 40 countries.
Prof. Martin Jaatun
Adjunct Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Martin JaatunAdjunct Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
Martin Gilje Jaatun is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Digital in Trondheim, Norway and Adjunct Professor at the University of Stavanger. Formerly, he was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE). Previous positions include scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Senior Lecturer in information security at the Bodø Graduate School of Business. His research interests include software security, security in cloud computing, and security of critical information infrastructures.
Martin received an MSc in telematics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He’s vice chairman of the Cloud Computing Association and a senior member of IEEE.
His research interests include security in cloud computing and security of critical information infrastructures (power, water, oil, …) — Most of his papers are (eventually) available at: http://jaatun.no/papers — ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7127-6694
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Smart Grid Misuse Case Scenarios
Inger Anne Tøndel, Ravishankar Borgaonkar, Martin Gilje Jaatun and Christian Frøystad
- An Empirical Study of CERT Capacity in the North Sea
Martin Gilje Jaatun, Lars Bodsberg, Tor Olav Grøtan and Marie Elisabeth Gaup Moe
- Federated Identity Management – We Built It; Why Won’t They Come?
Jostein Jensen and Martin Gilje Jaatun
- Towards Strong Accountability for Cloud Service Providers
Martin Gilje Jaatun, Siani Pearson, Frederic Gittler and Ronald E. Leenes
Dr. Annabel Latham
Chair IEEE Women in Engineering (UK & Ireland)
Dr. Annabel LathamChair IEEE Women in Engineering (UK & Ireland)
Dr Annabel Latham is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Mathematics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the Chair of the IEEE UK & Ireland Women in Engineering Affinity Group, and also, Chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Graduate Student Research Grants Committee and a host of other associations.
Annabel is the Unit Leader of Information Systems Strategy (Level 6), her teaching engagements include both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and she has supervised many PhD students.
Annabel is a recipient of the Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award, Elsevier: Computers & Education: Awarded Apr-18 (award dated Dec 2016) for begin in the top 10th percentile of reviewers for Computers and Education journal. She has also taken part in expert reviewing of external funding bodies, including the National Foundation of Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED), and National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development, Croatia.
Her research expertise is in Artificial Intelligence in Education, particularly learner profiling, natural language tutoring and adaptive systems. She has also worked in the following areas:
- Computational Intelligence
- Conversational Agents
- Intelligent Tutoring Systems
- Agent Intelligence
- Knowledge Engineering
- Intelligent Systems
- Affective Computing
- Semantic Clustering of Social Media Text (Twitter)
- Information Systems Strategy: Strategic Use of Social Media
- Ethics and Trust of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Annabel is widely published and some of her featured publications can be found here https://www.mmu.ac.uk/computing-and-maths/staff/profile/index.php?id=2382
Prof. Ross Anderson
Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
Prof. Ross AndersonProfessor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. He was one of the founders of the discipline of security economics, and leads the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, which collects and analyses data about online wickedness. He was one of the designers of the international standards for prepayment electricity metering and powerline communications; he was also a pioneer of peer-to-peer systems, hardware tamper-resistance and API security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Physics, and a winner of the Lovelace Medal – the UK's top award in computing. He is well known as the author of the textbook "Security Engineering – A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems".
Dr. Donna O’Shea
Head of Department of Computer Science, Cork Institute of Technology
Dr. Donna O’SheaHead of Department of Computer Science, Cork Institute of Technology
Donna O’Shea is Head of Department of Computer Science at Cork Institute of Technology, Funded Investigator at the SFI research centres CONNECT and ENABLE and group lead of Ríomh – Intelligent Secure Systems research group and member of Nimbus Research Centre.
Donna’s research expertise lies in the area of enterprise security (i.e. SDN and NFV security) and network and service management with a specific focus on the design, analysis and optimisation of wired and wireless communication systems, networks and services. During her PhD she made a significant contribution in the area of service provisioning for Beyond 3rd Generation (B3G) networks. On completion of her PhD she spent five years working for IBM and this work exposed her to the rigorous design discipline that is a prerequisite for the successful development of large, complex systems across several sites, multiple design teams and various target platforms. The work in IBM also deepened her technical knowledge in the area of network and service management for mobile and Cloud based services.
Donna has been a central figure in establishing the IDA funded National Cybersecurity Cluster called Cyber Ireland the goal of which is to ensure that Ireland is well positioned both to service the already significant activities in the area of cybersecurity research and innovation and to build excellence and talent that will enable further growth in this expanding field.
Donna is director of IT@Cork a not-for-profit independent business organisation representing the interests of the IT industry in Cork, is chair of the Computing Department’s research studies committee and is a committee member of IEEE UK Ireland Women in Engineering and is an IEEE Senior Member.
Dr. Phil Legg
Associate Professor in Cyber Security, UWE, Bristol, UK
Dr. Phil LeggAssociate Professor in Cyber Security, UWE, Bristol, UK
Dr. Eliana Stavrou
Assistant Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Dr. Eliana StavrouAssistant Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Dr. Eliana Stavrou is an Assistant Professor and the Course Leader of the MSc Cybersecurity at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Cybersecurity (2014), an MSc in Advanced Information Technologies (2006) and a BSc in Computer Science (2003) from the University of Cyprus. She is the founder of the Applied Cybersecurity Research Lab with a focus on contacting applied research on cybersecurity capabilities development, cyber situational awareness, cybersecurity education and training and security in the IoT. She is coordinating and delivering training workshops on specialized cybersecurity topics across primary, secondary, higher and vocational level education. She is also a member of the expert advisory panel at the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre at Oxford University (UK) and a mentor at the Doctoral School of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC). She has also been involved in a number of national and European telecommunication and security related R&D projects (e.g. 2BeConnected, IDEALVis, SKINIKO, DITIS, e-Minder, PKI pilot, etc.).
Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University, England.
Dr.Hongmei HeSenior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University, England.
Dr Hongmei He is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University. Dr He has expertise in both AI and Cyber Security. Her research focuses on AI for Robots and Autonomous Systems, especially for the safety and security of autonomous systems. She has done sustainable research on cognitive cyber security with machine learning techniques, such as spam detection, web-robot detection and cybersecurity of embedded systems. She proposed a paradigm of Human-Centred AI for Trustworthy Robots and Autonomous Systems. Also, she is interested in transferring her research outcomes towards practice. She is the senior member of IEEE in Computational Intelligence, Cybersecurity, RAS and Women in Engineering Societies, and the chair of task force on "AI and Edge Computing for Robots and Autonomous Systems" in the Adaptive Dynamic Programming & Reinforcement Learning Technic Committee in IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and she is actively serving for IEEE UK & Ireland RAS chapter as the chapter secretary.