Dr Wills is an Associate Professor, in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in electromechanical engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial hypermedia systems. Dr Wills currently carries out research in to secure information systems. Gary work cross-discipline with colleagues from industry, and academia. His research can be grouped under a number of themes: Security, Data Protections, Cloud Computing, information systems, and ICT4D.

Dr Peter Hillmann is a postdoctoral researcher and laboratory supervisor at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany. He received a M.Sc. in Information-System-Technology from Dresden University of Technology (2011) and a Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D. in science) degree in Computer Science (2018) from the Bundeswehr University Munich. His areas of research are system security with focus on cryptography as well as operational modeling and optimization. He is a member of the research institute Cyber Defence (CODE).

Dr Ina Taralova is an Associate Professor at the Control and Robotics Department of Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, and a Researcher at LS2N – Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes. She was awarder her Ph.D. by the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Toulouse, France. Her previous positions include a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University College Dublin, Ireland with Marie-Curie EU Grant and a Research Officer at UMIST – University of Manchester Institute of Science and Techniology- under EPRSC Grant. Dr Taralova has been invited as a visiting researcher at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2018. Her research interests lie in the field of Nonlinear system dynamics, chaos and bifurcations in discrete-time systems, synchronization of chaotic systems, and chaos-based secure information transmission. She has been leading many national, bilateral and international research projects. Dr Taralova is currently the leader of the research axis “chaotic systems” at LS2N.