Charles Kim is a Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University. Professor Kim’s research includes fault and failure anticipation, detection, and location in aero-, naval-, and ground systems of electrical and electronic devices and networks. In line with his research on fault diagnostics, he has worked for safety and security for safety-critical systems in automotive, energy, aerospace, and nuclear industries. In control system’s cybersecurity, he has extensively published on cyber-robust diversified architectures for fail-operate resilient control systems even under compromised situations. Professor Kim received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and he is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Enrico Malfa is Research and Development Director of the Metal Division of Tenova, a Techint Group company, worldwide partner for innovative, reliable and sustainable solution in the Metal and Mining industries. Before taking the current position in Tenova, he has responsibilities at Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM), now Rina Consulting, as Business Line Manager, Department Manager and Senior Scientist for environment solutions. In this position he worked developing solution for energy intensive industrial processes, including combustion systems with low environmental impact (flameless technology and regenerative system), solid materials gasification process, waste valorization, optimization of chemical energy utilization in Electrical Arc Furnaces (oxy fuel burners/injectors and control system based on off gas measurement, energy recovery). He is inventor or co-inventor in 17 patents and author/co-author of more than 60 publications. From 1996 to 2002, Enrico has held the position of Senior Scientist within the Energy System Technology area in ABB R&D Centre in Italy. Before he worked in the Cement Industry as process engineer within Combustion Department of Technology Division of Italcementi Group and in Aeroespace Industry (Aermacchi) as CFD engineer. Enrico received a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico of Milan, and currently he is:
- Chairman of European Steel Technology Platform Working Group Planet;
- Member of the Technical Group Steel – Steelmaking (TGS2) of the Research;
- Found for Steel and Coal (European Commission Directorate G – Industrial Technologies Research Fund for Coal and Steel);
- Member of the board of Associazione Lombarda Fabbrica Intelligente (AFIL), the cluster of intelligent manufacturing in Lombardy;
- Secretary of “Environmental and health committee” of AIM, the Italian Association of Metallurgy.
Dr Evangelos Pournaras is a senior scientist in the Professorship of Computational Social Science, at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He was earlier at Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he completed his PhD studies. He holds a MSc with distinction in Internet Computing from University of Surrey, UK and a BSc on Technology Education and Digital Systems from University of Piraeus, Greece. Evangelos has also been a visiting researcher at EPFL in Switzerland and has industry experience at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the USA, where he worked for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid demonstration project. He serves the editorial board and the program committees of several international conferences and journals. He has several publications in high-impact journals and conferences in the area of self-managed distributed systems, including a best journal paper award. Smart Grids, Smart Cities and social sensing/mining are some application domains of his expertise.
Gary Wills is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton. His research focuses on secure information systems, this includes information assurance, cloud computing, IoT and distributed ledgers. Gary is part of the Cyber Physical research group in the department of Electronics and Computer Science. Gary is also part of the Southampton‘s GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research. He is chartered engineer with the MIET.
Anne James is Professor and Head of Computing and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. Holding BSc and PhD degrees in computer science and data modelling, she has been engaged in higher education for many years and has focused her research in the area of data and distributed systems. She has co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and has edited books, journals and conference proceedings. She has successfully directed many PhD projects, whilst also being active in international research collaborations and serving on the committees of a number of international conferences. She is currently a member of the Network Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies (NIET) research group at Nottingham Trent University. Her current projects include Cloud Forensics and Biometric Public Key Infrastructure. Formerly Anne held the position of Professor of Data Systems Architecture at Coventry University where she oversaw research degrees across her faculty.
Steven Furnell is a Professor of Information Security and leads the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at Plymouth University. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 290 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System. Professor Furnell is the current Chair of Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security. He is also a board member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and chairs the academic partnership committee and southwest branch.