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

Dr. Pruthi brings over twenty-five years of expertise in the network security, wireless and applications analysis industry. Dr. Pruthi is the founder of NIKSUN which he has built from a startup to a highly successful global company leading the way in the cyber security, wireless and network monitoring markets.

Dr. Pruthi is widely recognized as the founding father of packet capture, stream to disk, bit vacuum, and other similar technologies which he brought to market in 1997 as NetVCR. He is also widely accepted as one of the leading innovators in the field of cyber security. In 2001 he introduced the NetDetector as the only device in the world capable of multi gigabits per second line rate recording and simultaneous analysis, reconstruction and replay in order to discover the source of security incidents and identification of potential information leakage. This invention led to the creation and growth of the field of network forensics.

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, including keynotes to delegates from across 28 NATO nations, agencies, and strategic commands at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Pruthi holds a Bachelor's degree 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, Stockholm, Sweden, and 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.

Dr. Pruthi has received many honors, is interviewed frequently by news and media and asked to write various articles on a diverse set of topics. Notable were his interview with General Norman Schwarzkopf on Cyber Security which aired on CNBC and various other media outlets; cover story "Securing You Against The Unknown" in Silicon India Magazine's September 2011 issue; feature cover story in CIO Review's inaugural issue (April-May 2012); and a chapter on "Delivering a Long-Term Vision for Software" in the "Inside The Minds" series on "Growth Strategies For Software Companies." In 2012 SmartCEO magazine awarded Dr. Pruthi CEO of one of the BEST-RUN COMPANIES in the Mid-Atlantic. In the same year, Network Products Guide named Dr. Pruthi Outstanding Leader of the Decade in the Information Technology Industry. In addition to a host of awards, his most cherished award is that from his peers at the IEEE who honored him with the IEEE Region 1 Award of Managerial Excellence for his Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Cybersecurity Vision.

Dr. Anand R. PrasadDr. Anand R. Prasand
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. H. Vincent Poor 
Prof. H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor is with Princeton University, where he is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests are in the areas of stochastic analysis, statistical signal processing, and information theory, and their applications in wireless networking and related fields such as social networks and smart grid. Dr. Poor is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering and the U. S. National Academy of Sciences. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the U.K., and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. He received the IEEE Education Medal in 2005, and the ComSoc’s Marconi and Armstrong Awards in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2010 IET Ambrose Fleming Medal for Achievement in Communications, the 2011 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, and honorary doctorates from Aalborg University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Edinburgh.

Roger LiuRoger Liu
Sr. Researcher Information & Communication Security Laboratory, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, Taiwan Ph.D. candidate for the Department of Information Management, National Central University, Taiwan

Over 10 years research experiences in Information Security for Malware Analysis, APT, and Digital Forensic Technologies.

Mr. Steven (Yi-Lang) TsaiMr. Steven (Yi-Lang) Tsai
Master, Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan RHCE、CCNA、CCAI、CEH、CHFI、ACIA、ITIL Foundation、ISO 27001 LAC、ISO 20000 LAC、BS10012 LAC

Currently working as the Senior Researcher at National Center for High-performance Computing of National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL).

Mr. Tsai is the The Honeynet Project Taiwan Chapter Leader, Cloud Security Alliance Taiwan Chapter Founder and Director of Research. His works include the research projects for the detection、the analysis and the honeypot related information security technologies and also in the clould security technologies for industry、government and academy. He is the Director of major security projects and leader of an Information Security Incident Response Team to work for Taiwan Academic Network (TANet) to handing security incident. He is the expert in UNIX/Linux、Windows OS、communication network technology、network security、ISMS、digital forensics. He is also know as the famous IT commentator and author in Taiwan. He published 33 books and many columns on the professional IT publications.

Dr. Rasmus NielsenDr. Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen
Senior Researcher at CTIF-USA

Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen is an assistant professor at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF) at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark and is currently working as a senior researcher at CTIF-USA, Princeton, USA. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Aalborg University in 2005 and 2009 respectively. He has been working on a number of EU- and industrial funded projects primarily within the field of next generation networks where his focus is currently security and performance optimization. He has a strong background in operational research and optimization in general and has applied this as a consultant within planning of large-scale networks. His research interests include security, IoT, WSNs, virtualization and other topics related to next generation converged wired and wireless networks.

Dr. Ashutosh DuttaDr. Ashutosh Dutta
CTO Wireless Solutions, 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 CTO, Wireless 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. Ramjee PrasadProfessor Ramjee Prasad
Director CTIF, Aalborg University
Founding head and program director: The International Research Centre for Telecommunications-Transmission and Radar (IRCTR) at Delft University of Technology (DUT), The Netherlands

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.

Stanley LinStanley Lin
System Engineer of NiKSUN APAC Team

Mr. Stanley Lin is currently the System Engineer of NIKSUN APAC Team leading the technical pre-sales support for the customers in the Asia Pacific region. Stanley has broad interest in networking and security. He has over 10 years’ experiences for consistent on-time execution of complex, leading-edge technology projects. Prior to join NiKSUN, Stanley was the Technical Manager of Network Engineering at Unionisme, Taiwan, where he had managed a technical support team for NiKSUN & GigaMon products that have generated substantial revenues over 6 years. Before Unionisme, Stanley was the of Senior Customer Support Engineer for network behavior analysis and intelligent network management solutions to ensure IP networks' efficiency, accuracy and quality, where he was in charge of the customer services for Service Providers/Carriers, Government Agencies, Universities, and Enterprises (Financial Services, Manufacturing, etc.). Stanley holds a Master of Msc Project Management from the University of Sunderland in the UK and a B.S. from the St. John's University in Taiwan.

Dustine Chen
Dustine Chen
NIKSUN Regional Sales Director, Southeast Asia/Greater China Region

Bio coming soon.

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