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Dr. Parag PruthiDr. Parag Pruthi
Founder, Chairman & CEO, NIKSUN

Dr. Pruthi brings over twenty-five years of expertise in network security, surveillance, data warehousing / mining, and systems performance management.

Deeply committed to his vision of helping businesses and governments realize the potential of the Internet, Dr. Pruthi’s visionary leadership and focus on innovation has guided NIKSUN from a small start-up to a global leader in advanced network analysis and visibility (NAV) solutions. Based upon his doctoral research to model high variability phenomenon in networking, Dr. Pruthi, along with notable colleagues in the industry, developed unique methods of analyzing network traffic. Integrating disparate scientific disciplines such as chaos theory, data warehousing, data mining, parallel processing, and hierarchical distributed computing, Dr. Pruthi expanded his research to develop a revolutionary approach for advanced control of network systems and services ensuring the highest levels of security, performance, and compliance.

Recognized as one of the foremost experts in advanced cyber security technologies, Dr. Pruthi advises on cyber defense strategies with some of the highest levels of governments and enterprises around the world. He is a frequent speaker on cyber security issues which include his speech, Cyber Security Defense Challenges, Trends & State-of-the-Art, to delegates from across 28 NATO nations, agencies, and strategic commands at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium 2010. Dr. Pruthi has published over 30 industry papers and articles including Delivering a Long-Term Vision for Software, part of the critically acclaimed Inside the Minds, a series that provides readers with proven business intelligence from top executives at some of the world's most respected companies.

Prior to founding NIKSUN, Dr. Pruthi was at Bellcore, Telcordia and other research institutions, where he focused on his passion of solving important problems in security, telephony, broadband, and wireless network management. During this period, Dr. Pruthi was instrumental in developing leading edge tools for large-scale collection and analysis of data from production carrier and enterprise networks. He holds 30 patents issued and pending.

Dr. Pruthi holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He also has a Doctorate in Telecommunications from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where his thesis, "An Application of Chaotic Maps to Packet Traffic Modeling," was the first to apply chaotic and fractal or self-similar systems to accurately model the seemingly erratic nature of network traffic.

Secretary Michael ChertoffThe Honorable Michael Chertoff
Co-founder and Managing Principal, Chertoff Group

Areas of Focus:
• Risk identification, analysis and mitigation
• Crisis management – prevention, preparation,   response and recovery
• Strategic counsel on global security solutions Previous

Government Service:
• Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2005 – 2009)
• Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  (2003 – 2005)
• Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Criminal Division   (2001 – 2003)

As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines – because the important news is what didn’t happen.

At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff will provide high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. “Risk management has become the CEO’s concern,” he says. “We help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business.”

Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.

In addition to his role at Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

Mr. Vimal SolankiMr. Vimal Solanki
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Intel Office McAfee, Inc.

Vimal Solanki is a successful Silicon Valley executive with 20-year career spanning security, networking, software, hardware, SaaS and managed services. He brings deep expertise in strategy, products, marketing, and operations.

Vimal is a key architect of McAfee's acquisition by Intel for $7.68 Billion, largest ever in security industry as well as the largest in Intel's 42-year history. He currently leads Corporate Strategy for McAfee and Intel Office at McAfee. Intel Office is focused on driving all business and technology synergies between McAfee and Intel.

He works with McAfee & Intel executive team to shape and execute strategic direction for the company including M&A. Over the past few years, he has helped transform the organization from just an anti-virus company to a dynamic entity with industry’s largest security portfolio. In parallel to expanding the portfolio, McAfee consistently gained market-share too. Even during the worst financial meltdown of 2008 and 2009, McAfee registered 20%+ growth - one of the highest among publicly traded security and software companies.

Prior to his current role, Vimal led worldwide product & solution marketing for McAfee. He orchestrated company’s entry and subsequent leadership in several high-growth areas. He spearheaded global marketing team for $1 Billion+ portfolio focused on marketing strategy, solution marketing, go-to-market planning & execution, product marketing, competitive intelligence, analyst relations and product reviews. Prior to McAfee, he built and led marketing for IntruVert Networks. He established strong market position in a very short time which led to $100 Million acquisition of the company in less than a year after company launch. Prior to IntruVert, Vimal spent a decade in networking & telecom industry where his work focused on building world’s first commercial Internet backbone and launching industry’s first managed IP security services.

Vimal conducted his undergraduate studies at MS University in Baroda, India and graduate studies at Columbia University in New York.

Col Fellers retired from the US Air Force with 24 years of service in a variety of leadership roles and diverse career fields. He served most recently as Deputy, Cyber Integration Division, Electronic Systems Center (ESC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The Cyber Integration Division is the program management office for the AF Intranet, Information Transport System and Theater Deployable Communications programs, valued at over $6 billion. Col Fellers directed the execution of a $500 million annual budget and led 400+ government and contractor personnel, delivering integrated operations and defense capabilities for classified and unclassified data and voice networks to over 850,000 users. He previously served at ESC as the deputy commander for the Mission Planning program office, led $1.1 billion of modernization for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and directed the ESC Commander’s Action Group. He also served as a laser effects engineer, performing tests on downed Gulf War SCUD missiles that led to the sizing of the Airborne Laser weapon system. Col Fellers later led the procurement and modification of the first Airborne Laser aircraft, a 747-400 designated YAL-1A. While assigned to the Pentagon, Col Fellers was responsible to the AF Program Executive Officer for the $3 billion Small Diameter Bomb program. He also directed the $3.5 billion Joint Air-to-Surface-Standoff Missile through a successful production and fielding decision. Col Fellers served six times in Southwest Asia, most recently as the Chief of Requirements for Multi-National Corps-Iraq and has over 2000 flying hours as an air battle manager aboard the E-3 AWACS aircraft. Col Fellers is a Level III Certified member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. His awards include Air Force Material Command’s Outstanding Technical Leadership Award, Electronic Systems Center Program Manager of the Year and Air Force Program Manager of the Year.

Dr. Peter R. StephensonDr. Peter R. Stephenson
Director, Norwich University Advanced Computing Center Chief Information Security Officer, also technology editor for SC Magazine

Dr. Peter Stephenson is a writer, researcher and lecturer on information assurance and risk, information warfare and counter-terrorism, and digital investigation and forensics on large-scale computer networks. He has lectured extensively on digital investigation and security, and has written, edited or contributed to 16 books and several hundred articles in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications.

He teaches information assurance, cyber warfare, digital forensics, and cyber investigation. He is the Chief Information Security Officer for the University and the Director of the Norwich University Advanced Computing Center. Dr. Stephenson has been named a Distinguished Faculty Member in the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.

He has lectured or delivered consulting engagements for the past 35 years in eleven countries plus the United States and has been a technologist for over forty years. He operated a successful consulting practice for over 20 years and has worked for such companies as Siemens, Tektronix and QinetiQ (UK). Dr. Stephenson began his information assurance career in 1964 as a crypto tech in the US Navy.

Dr. Stephenson obtained his PhD in computing at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England where his research was in the structured investigation of digital incidents in complex computing environments. He holds a Master of Arts degree (cum laude) in diplomacy with a concentration in terrorism from Norwich University.

He is on the editorial advisory board of the Norwich University Journal of Information Assurance among several others. Dr. Stephenson is technology editor for SC Magazine and the editor-in-chief for Norwich University Press. He is a pro bono information assurance advisor for Combined Endeavor (the world’s largest international joint interoperability exercise including over 40 countries) and the state of Vermont. He serves as a foundational memberof the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance, an initiative of the Futures Exploration Directorate of the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center.

Dr. Stephenson is a CISSP, CISM, a Fellow of the Institute for Communications, Arbitration and Forensics in the UK, an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science, a Special Member of the Vidocq Society, and is a member of Vermont InfraGard. His research interests are cyber crime assessment, theoretical digital forensics, and computer network attack and defense.

Dr. Siva Raj RajagopalanDr. Siva Raj Rajagopalan
Scientist, HP Labs

Dr. S. Raj Rajagopalan is a scientist at the Cloud and Security Labs in HP Labs, located in Princeton, New Jersey, which is charged with creating technology and analytics for security situational awareness. Raj's main research interests are in innovative methods for intrusion detection/forensics and scalability of security solutions.

Mr. Barry LyonsMr. Barry Lyons
CISSP, Cyber Architect for Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Mr. Lyons is a leading edge Cyber/ Information Assurance (IA) security expert whose experience has focused on the architecture, design, implementation, management and operations of mission critical enterprise systems, airborne solutions, cross domain information sharing solutions, comprehensive identity management solutions (IdM), including the development of leading edge “Need to Know/Need to Share” On Demand Information Delivery solutions used across Intel/DoD markets. Mr. Lyons is also highly skilled in all critical disciplines and activities required for management and oversight of enterprise network and application systems, supporting such customers as the DoD (CCERT, Army, Air Force, JCOS), Intel community (IC), NSA, NRO, DIA, DISA, DHS, DOS, DOJ, DOI, and other agencies. Mr. Lyons is a much sought after, frequent guest speaker at security conferences across the nation. His dynamic, up-beat presentation style makes for an engaging session.

Mr. Tyson MacaulayMr. Tyson Macaulay
Director, Security Liaison Office, Bell Canada

Tyson Macaulay is the Security Liaison Officer (SLO) for Bell Canada. In this role, he is responsible for security and risk management solutions for Bell’s largest enterprise clients. In this role, he leads worldwide engagements involving multinational companies and international governments.

Tyson’s experience includes many industrial sectors and involves regulation and governance, operational and technical security. Tyson has successfully served as the security lead for enterprise-class telecommunications implementations, managing both direct reports and matrixed teams of dozens of individuals and contractors.

Tyson is a researcher with lectureship, books and periodical publications dating from 1993 and multiple patent applications from 2001. Tyson supports the development of engineering and security standards through the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the International Standards Organization (ISO), the International Society of Automation and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) – Canada.

Dr. Rebecca MercuriDr. Rebecca Mercuri
President and Lead Forensic Expert, Notable Software, Inc

Although access to digital data is ubiquitous to everyday business life, P2P and file sharing applications can pose serious problems from a risks and information security standpoint. Often, when a legal issue arises where such information transfer modalities are involved, the lines between simple possession, knowledgeable possession, and intent to possess may become blurred, leaving companies and their employees open to serious and costly liabilities. This talk will also overview some of the caveats that IT and computer security professionals should keep in mind when they are dealing with computers that could contain potential evidence material. Managers and IT staff will benefit from learning about the ways that computer forensics involves much more than simply recovering and reviewing files found on electronic media. Issues related to triage processes, chain-of-custody, and the Federal Rules of Evidence will be described in detail, using illustrative examples from actual casework.

Rebecca Mercuri is the lead forensic expert at Notable Software, Inc., the company she founded in 1981. Her caseload has included matters involving contraband, child endangerment, murder, computer viruses and malware, wrongful work termination, class-action suits, business disputes, copyright and patent infringement, and election recounts (most notably Bush v. Gore). Consulting work also includes standards and compliance efforts using Common Criteria, FIPS and Suite B requirements. Dr. Mercuri has provided formal testimony and comment to the House Science Committee, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Election Assistance Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, the U.K. Cabinet, and numerous state legislatures and municipal bodies. She has authored over 50 technical papers, including numerous Inside Risks and Security Watch columns for the Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery.


Prof. H. Vincent Poor, DeanDr. Ashutosh Dutta
Senior Scientist, NIKSUN

Dr. Ashutosh Dutta is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He obtained BS in EE from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.

Ashutosh currently works as a senior scientist at Niksun Innovation Center in Princeton, New Jersey where he is leading the research and development efforts in the area of 4G networks and service oriented networks (SON). Most recently, he worked as a senior scientist and project manager in Telcordia Technology's Applied Research, Piscataway, NJ for 13 years. Prior to joining Telcordia, Ashutosh was the Director of Central Research Facilities at Columbia University, from 1989 to 1997, and worked as a computer engineer with TATAs (Telco), India, from 1985 to 1987. As a senior scientist and project manager at Telcordia Applied Research, Ashutosh has led commercial and government projects as the principal investigator (PI), co-principal investigator (Co-PI) and technical lead. He was recipient of Telcordia CEO awards. As technical director, Ashutosh led the IT operations at Computer Science Department at Columbia University. His research interests include IMS, IPv6, Session control protocols, Streaming multi-media, and Mobile wireless Internet. He currently holds 11 patents and 12 patents pending.

Ashutosh has published more than 80 conference, journal papers, book chapters and IETF drafts in the area of multimedia and mobile networking. He is recipient of Telcordia CEO Awards and Best Paper awards for IEEE EIT 2005, IMSAA 2009 and SAIC. He is the past Chair of IEEE's Princeton / Central Jersey Section and currently serves as the Industry Relations Chair for IEEE Region 1 and IEEE MGA (Membership Geographic Activities), and is the public visibility chair for the IEEE Communication Society. Ashutosh has served as TPC co-chair and general co-chair for IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, IEEE IMSAA and organizing committee member for ACM Multimedia, ACM Mobicom and served as TPC member for many IEEE and ACM conferences. He serves as the associate technical editor for IEEE Communication Magazine. In the past, Ashutosh has given mobility related tutorials in Sarnoff Symposium, Globecom, and WCNC. Ashutosh was awarded 2005 PCJS leadership award, 2009 IEEE Region 1 award, prestigious IEEE MGA award for 2009 and most recently 2010 IEEE-USA Professional Leadership award. He currently serves as the vice chair for GISFI's(Global ICT Standardization Forum for India) Service Oriented Networking (SeON) WG.

Prof. H. Vincent Poor, DeanProf. H. Vincent Poor
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

In addition to his role as dean, H. Vincent Poor (Ph.D. in EECS, Princeton, 1977) is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, where his interests lie in the areas of statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, and their applications in wireless networking, finance and related fields. He is also affiliated with Princeton’s Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics and its Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. From 1977 until joining the Princeton faculty in 1990, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also held visiting appointments at a number of universities and research institutions in the USA and abroad, including recently Imperial College (London), Stanford and Harvard.

Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Optical Society of America, and other scientific and technical organizations. He has served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and currently as Chair of Section 7 (Electronics) of the NAE. In 2005 he received the IEEE Education Medal, and in 2008 he was named an Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2007 Marconi Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Communications Society, the 2007 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2008 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Information Theory. He has also recently received Best Paper Awards at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications (Beijing) and at the 2008 IEEE Global Communications Conference (New Orleans).

Prof. Ramjee PrasadProf. Ramjee Prasad
Director CTIF, Aalborg University

Professor Dr Ramjee Prasad has been holding the Professorial Chair of Wireless Information and Multimedia Communications at Aalborg University, Denmark (AAU) since June 1999. Since 2004 he is the Founding Director of the Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTIF), established as large multi-area research center at the premises of Aalborg University. Ramjee Prasad is a Fellow of IEEE, the IET and IETE is a world-wide established scientist, which has given fundamental contributions towards development of wireless communications. He achieved fundamental results towards the development of CDMA and OFDM, taking the leading role by being the first in the world to publish books in the subjects of CDMA (1996) and OFDM (1999).

He is the recipient of many international academic, industrial and governmental awards and distinctions of which the most recently is the cross of the order of chivalry (Ridderkorset af Dannebrogordenen) from the Danish Queen due internationalization of top-class telecommunication research and education. He has published a huge number of books (more than 25), journals and conferences publications (together more than 750), more than 15 patents, a sizeable amount of graduated PhD students (over 60) and an even larger amount of graduated M.Sc. students (over 200). Several of his students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.

He is the founding chairman of the Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and was the founding chairman of the European Center of Excellence in Telecommunications known as HERMES of which he is now the honorary chairman. Recently, under his initiative, international M.Sc. and PhD programmes have been started with the Sinhgad Technical Education Society in India, the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia and with the Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Greece.

Ramjee Prasad has a long path of achievements until to date and a rich experience in the academic, managerial, research, and business spheres of the mobile and wireless communication area. Namely, he played an important role in the success that the Future Radio Wideband Multiple Access Systems (FRAMES) achieved. He was the leader of successful EU projects like the MAGNET and MAGNET Beyond, among others, as well as the driver of fruitful cooperation with companies in projects, like Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Telenor, among others. He is advisor to several multinational companies. He started as a Senior Research Fellow (1970-1972) and continued as an Assistant Professor (1972-1980) at the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi, India. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1980-1983 and head of the Microwave Laboratory there. From 1983-1988 Ramjee Prasad worked at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania, where he became Full Professor of Telecommunications in the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1986.

From February 1988 till May 1999 Ramjee Prasad worked at the Delft University of Technology (DUT), The Netherlands at the Telecommunications and Traffic Control Systems Group. He was the founding head and program director of the Centre for Wireless and Personal Communications (CWPC) of the International Research Centre for Telecommunications-Transmission and Radar (IRCTR) at DUT, The Netherlands. Prior to founding CTIF, Ramjee Prasad was the Co-Director of the Center for PersonKommunikation until December 2002. He became the research director of the department of Communication and Technology in 2003. Prof. Prasad has authored or co-authored more than 700 high cited scientific articles published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and international journals. Since 1999, he has published 8 monographs, 22 books, 18 book chapters and more than 70 and 190 articles in journals and conference proceedings. Furthermore he has 15 patents within his research areas.

Mr. Debasis BandyopadhyayMr. Debasis Bandyopadhyay
Vice President – CTO, TCS, India

Debasis Bandyopadhyay (Debasis) joined TCS in the late eighties and since then has taken initiative in building many business around new technologies for TCS. He took charge of the TCS infrastructure and gave it the current shape to accommodate a fast growing organization. Debasis has always been a forerunner in nurturing emerging technologies and creating new market space for TCS business.

He started his career in Indian Explosive Limited (IEL), Kanpur, India a sister concern of Imperial Chemical Industry, Bellingham, UK as an Instrumentation Engineer. After five years of working as a field engineer in the Fertilizer Plant of IEL, he joined M.N. Dastur & Co. (P) Ltd. an engineering consulting organization in Kolkata, in 1982 as a Design Engineer in Process Engineering Automation and computerization of the Steel Plant. He joined TCS in the year of 1987.

He started his career in TCS as an associate of Infrastructure management. During his tenure in TCS he led a group of engineers to run the in-house IT Infrastructure facility, and introduced several new technologies to modernize the IT Infrastructure which forms the very backbone of TCS.

He is instrumental in tracking emerging technologies for TCS business. He initiated many new practices in TCS. Embedded System Group and RFID are two such major areas introduced by him. Both these groups under his tutelage have become independent business units in TCS. He contributed immensely in creating the hosted infrastructure of TCS Small and Medium Business.

Currently as a Vice President of the organization he leads research work in TCS under the CTO organization with a major focus in Ubiquitous Computing which enriches end user’s experience. He has also become the new Head for Co-Innovation Network (COIN), a noble initiative in TCS.

Some of his interest areas are Internet of Things, Open Storage and Complex Event processing. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) and is also a member of the “Industry Advisory Council” of CTIF, at Aalborg University, Denmark. He was also selected as an honoured member of International Who’s Who of Information Technology for the year 1999. A Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1977 and Bachelor of Science in Physics, Debasis has been an active member of the TCS family since last 24 years and is still driving to greater thresholds of achievements.

Dr. Anand R. PrasadDr. Anand R. Prasad
Senior Expert at NEC Corporation, Japan

Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Ph.D. & Ir. (MScEngg), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Senior Member IEEE and Member ACM, is a NEC Certified Professional (NCP) and works as a Senior Expert at NEC Corporation, Japan, where he leads the security activity in 3GPP. Anand is Member of the Governing Council of Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI) where he also chairs the Green ICT group and founded the Security SIG. He has several years of professional experience in all aspects of wireless networking industry.

Before joining NEC he led the network security team in DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany, as a manager. He started his carrier as a researcher developing embedded solutions like MAC and ARQ for WLANs and later project leader of software modem team at Uniden Corporation, Japan. Subsequently he worked as systems architect for IEEE 802.11 based WLANs (WaveLAN and ORiNOCO) in Lucent Technologies, The Netherlands, and as technical director at Genista Corporation, Japan, with the focus on perceptual QoS. He has also provided business and technical consultancy to several start-ups. Anand has applied for over 30 patents, has published 6 books and authored over 50 peer reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. His recent 3 books published by River Publishers are on "Security in Next Generation Mobile Networks: 3GPP SAE/LTE and WiMAX", "Advances in Next Generation Services and Service Architectures" and "Future Internet Services and Service Architectures". He is also active in several conferences as program committee member.

Prof. Dipankar RaychaudhuriProf. Dipankar Raychaudhuri
Rutgers University

Dipankar Raychaudhuri is Professor-II, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Lab) at Rutgers University. As WINLAB's Director, he is responsible for an internationally recognized industry-university research center specializing in wireless technology. WINLAB's current research scope includes topics such as RF/sensor devices, cognitive radio, dynamic spectrum access, 4G systems, wireless security, future Internet architecture, and pervasive computing. His research group at WINLAB has been working on design and implementation of next-generation wireless networks covering a number of emerging usage scenarios such as ad hoc mesh, vehicular, cognitive radio, 4G and mobile Internet. He is the principal investigator for several multi-institutional projects funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) including: "ORBIT" open-access next-generation wireless network testbed, “CogNet” cognitive radio network, and most recently, the “MobilityFirst” future Internet architecture (FIA) project. He also helped to initiate the ongoing GENI program for deployment of a global-scale experimental infrastructure for Internet research, and is currently leading the “Open GENI Base Station” project aimed at deploying programmable 4G wireless networks at several university campuses across the US.

He has previously held progressively responsible corporate R&D positions in the telecom/networking industry including: Chief Scientist, Iospan Wireless (2000-01), Assistant General Manager & Dept Head-Systems Architecture, NEC USA C&C Research Laboratories (1993-99) and Head, Broadband Communications Research, Sarnoff Corp (1990-92).

Dr. Raychaudhuri obtained his B.Tech (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from SUNY, Stony Brook in 1978, 79. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Mr. TR DuaMr. TR Dua

An engineering graduate with diploma in Business Management and export Marketing. Have an experience of over 35 years in the telecom sector. Experience includes all facets of telecom be it Product Development, Business Development, Telecom Licensing, Regulatory, Spectrum Management & Spectrum Related Issues Like Spectrum Pricing, Efficient Utilization etc. Have also been involved very closely with number of Joint Ventures / Technical Collaborations.

All these years I have held very prestigious positions as Director in leading telecom companies like Bharti Airtel Ltd., Shyam Telecom Ltd., Cellular Operators Association of India, & presently I am working as Vice Chairman, Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India. Besides other consulting assignments.

Very actively involved with various professional institutions / associations to promote the interest of telecom sector and published many papers in telecom.

Presently holding the following position in various Professional Institutions:

  • Vice Chairman - GISFI
  • Vice President – ITU APT
  • Vice President – PTC India
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecom Engineers
  • Member – Computer Society of India
  • Member – Indian Science Congress
  • Member – Optical Society of India
  • Individual Member – Wireless World Research Forum

Presently a member of no of committees:

  • Member steering committee regarding implementation of IPV6
  • Vice Chairman of WP5D meeting in India
  • Chairman drafting group for Spectrum & National frequency allocation plan
  • Member committee FICCI regarding Cloud Computing & Convergence.
Prof. fredric j harrisProf. fredric j harris
Signal Processing Chair
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University

Prof. fredric j harris holds the Signal Processing Chair of the Communication Systems and Signal Processing Institute at San Diego State University where since 1967 I have taught courses in Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems. He holds a number of patents on digital re-ceiver and DSP technology and lecture throughout the world on DSP applications. He also consult for organizations requiring high performance, cost effective DSP solutions. He is also a adjunct member of the IDA-Princeton Center for Communications Research.

He has written over 200 journal and conference papers, the most well known being my 1978 paper “On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform”. He is the author of the book Multirate Signal Processing for Communication Systems and has contributed to a number of other books on DSP applications including the “Source Coding” chapter in Bernard Sklar’s 1988 book, Digital Communications and the “Multirate FIR Filters for Interpolation and Resampling” and the “Time Domain Signal Processing with the DFT” chapters in Doug Elliot’s 1987 book Handbook of Digital Signal Processing, and “A most Efficient Digital Filter: The Two-Path Recursive All-Pass Filter” Chapter in Rick Lyons 2007 book Streamlining Digital Signal Processing.

In 1990 and 1991 he was the Technical and then the General Chair of the Asilomar Confe-rence on Signals, Systems, and Computers and was Technical Chair of the 2003 Software Defined Radio Conference and of the 2006 Wireless Personal Multimedia Conference. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, cited for contributions of DSP to communications systems. In 2006 he received the Software Defined Radio Forum’s “Industry Achievement Award”. His 2006 paper to the SDR conference was selected for the best paper award. He served for 3 years as Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier DSP Journal.

The spelling of his name with all lower case letters is a source of distress for typists and spell checkers. A child at heart, he collects toy trains and old slide-rules.

Dr. Debu NayakDr. Debu Nayak

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Mr. Marcus WongMr. Marcus Wong
Wireless Advanced Research & Standards organization of the Huawei North America R&D center

Marcus Wong is in the Wireless Advanced Research & Standards organization of the Huawei North America R&D center. He joined Huawei in 2007 and has been focusing on various aspects of research and standardization in 3GPP and WiMAX Forum security areas. Marcus is also active in the Wireless World Research Forum, contributing to various projects within WWRF.

Before joining Huawei, Marcus had spent more than 15 years in the telecommunication industry with both Bell Laboratories and Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, covering many aspects of security in wireless systems, including 2G/3G cellular networks, Personal Area Networks, and satellite communication systems.

He is currently holding the elected position of vice-chairman of 3GPP Security Group SA3 and bas been the vice-chairman of Wireless World Research Forum Security and Trust Group WG7 since 2007.

Dr. Lalitha SankharDr. Lalitha Sankhar
Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Shannon Laboratories

Dr. Lalitha Sankar received the B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the Ph.D degree from Rutgers University in 2007. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Shannon Laboratories. She is currently a Research Scholar at Princeton University. Her research interests include wireless communications, information privacy and secrecy, and network information theory.

Dr. Sankar was a recipient of a Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University during 2007-2010. For her doctoral work, she received the 2007-2008 Electrical Engineering Academic Achievement Award from Rutgers University.

Mr. Phiroz MadonMr. Phiroz Madon
Telcordia Technologies

Phiroz Madon received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 1977, and his Masters degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1979. He joined the Special Systems division of Perkin Elmer Data Systems in 1979, where he worked on several systems design and software development projects. In 1985, he joined Telcordia Professional Services and was promoted to Director in 1989. Among his activities as Director were:

  • Pioneering work on ATM Network and Operations.
  • Software development Director on TIRKS, the largest provisioning and configuration management OS in the world.

From 1996 to the present, Phiroz has been Senior Scientist in Applied Research at Telcordia Technologies. Work includes:

  • Currently developing configuration management and service activation system, in support of a satellite network NOCC.
  • Software Advisory Panel for the Teledesic network.
  • Architecture and proposal work for NOCC for a major US satellite network provider.
  • Configuration management and service activation system for cable modem systems.
  • Supported a large network provider client on architecture, requirements and software development of service activation, provisioning, and fault management OSs for ADSL.
  • Developed CORBA-based distributed persistent objects platform for support of network topology databases.
  • Work with multiple clients on Next Generation OS architectures.

Phiroz has received the Telcordia Software System's Recognition Award for his work on OSMINE, and the Award of Excellence for work on a Client-specific project.

Dr. Scott AlexanderDr. Scott Alexander

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Prof. Ruby B. LeeProf. Ruby B. Lee
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University

Ruby B. Lee is the Forrest G. Hamrick Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, with an affiliated appointment in the Computer Science department. She is the director of the Princeton Architecture Laboratory for Multimedia and Security (PALMS). Her current research is in security‐aware computer architecture, secure cloud computing, trustworthy and resilient systems, crypto acceleration, secure mobile computing, secure embedded systems and DDoS mitigation. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She is often asked to help or co‐lead U.S. national efforts to improve cyber security research. She is also Associate Editor‐in‐Chief of IEEE Micro and Advisory Board member of IEEE Spectrum. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta honoraries, and various Who’s Who. She has been granted over 120 United States and international patents.

Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, Dr. Lee served as chief architect at Hewlett‐Packard, responsible at different times for processor architecture, multimedia architecture and security architecture. She introduced multimedia instructions into microprocessors, was a founding architect of HP’s PA‐RISC architecture and instrumental in the design of several generations of PA‐RISC processors for commercial and technical systems, and also co‐led an Intel‐HP IA‐64 architecture team. Concurrent with full‐time employment at HP, Dr. Lee also served as Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science, both from Stanford University, and an A.B. with distinction from Cornell University.

Neeli Rashmi PrasadDr. Neeli Rashmi Prasad
IEEE Senior Member, Director of CTIF-USA, Princeton

Neeli Rashmi Prasad, Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member, is head of research at the Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTIF) at Aalborg University and director of CTIF-USA, Princeton, USA. She has over 14 years of management and research experience both in industry and academia. She has gained a large and strong experience into the project coordination of EU-funded and Industrial research projects. She joined Libertel (now Vodafone NL), The Netherlands in 1997 as radio engineer and team leader. Till May 2001, she worked as systems architect and corporate member of architecture team at Wireless LANs in Wireless Communications and Networking Division of Lucent Technologies, The Netherlands. From June 2001 to July 2003, she was with T-Mobile Netherlands, The Netherlands as Senior Core Network architect. Subsequently, from July 2003 to April 2004, at PCOM:I3, Aalborg, Denmark. She has been involved in a number of EU-funded R&D projects, including FP7 CIP-PSP LIFE 2.0, FP7 CIP-PSP ISISEMD, FP7 IP ASPIRE, FP7 IP FUTON, FP6 IP eSENSE, FP6 NoE CRUISE, FP6 IP MAGNET and FP6 IP Magnet Beyond as the latest ones. She is currently the project coordinator of the FP7 IST IP ASPIRE, FP7 CIP-PSP LIFE 2.0 and was project coordinator of FP6 NoE CRUISE. She was also the leader of EC Cluster for Mesh and Sensor Networks and is Counsellor of IEEE Student Branch, Aalborg. Her current research interests are in the area of QoL, SON, IoT, Identity Management, mobility, network management and monitoring; practical radio resource management; cognitive learning capabilities and modelling; Security, Privacy and Trust. Experience in other fields includes physical layer techniques, policy based management, short range communications. Her publications range from top journals, international conferences and chapters in books. She has also co-edited and co-authored two books and has over 50 peer reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. She is also very active in several conferences as chair and as program committee member.

Prof. Christina Comaniciu Dr. Cristina Comaniciu
Stevens Institute of Technology

Cristina Comaniciu received the M.S. degree in Electronics from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2002. From 2002 to 2003 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. She joined Stevens Institute of Technology on August 2003, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. From September 2011 she will be a visiting professor at Princeton University for her sabbatical leave. Cristina is co-recipient of the 2007 Marconi paper prize award, and co-author of a book on cross-layer design for wireless networks, appeared in 2005. She currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Communication letters and she is a member of the IEEE interest group on Green Multimedia Communications. Her research interests focus on energy efficient resource allocation for wireless networks, green wireless design, dynamic spectrum management for cognitive radio networks, game theoretic approaches for cooperative algorithms in wireless networks, cross-layer design, and energy-security tradeoffs..

Prof. Wade TrappeProf. Wade Trappe
Rutgers University

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