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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.

Charles KolodgyCharles Kolodgy
Research Vice President - IDC Security Products

Mr. Kolodgy is a Research Vice President for IDC's Security Products service.  He has been with IDC for over 10 years.  In this role, he executes primary research projects, and analyzes markets for both vendors and user customers.

Mr. Kolodgy's research is concentrated in endpoint security (both consumer and enterprise), vulnerability assessment and management, and encryption.  Within the vulnerability assessment area he is deeply involved in application and software security.  Research areas that cut across product markets include product certification, website security, threats and security policy.  He has taken an innovative approach to the security markets and is best known for the naming of the Unified Threat Management market.

Mr. Kolodgy's perspective on security products and security markets was shaped during his 16 year career with the National Security Agency (NSA). While employed within the nation's intelligence community, he held a variety of analyst and managerial positions within both information assurance and signals intelligence organizations. He was certified under the Agency's Information Security Professionalization program.  Among his accomplishments are the codification of business processes under which commercial products were approved for government use, the management of a Business Affairs Branch, and contributions to the export control policies on encryption.

Popular press and trade publications frequently call on Mr. Kolodgy.  His comments appear in Time, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, Information Security Magazine, BusinessWeek, eWeek, ComputerWorld, Network World, CSO, USA Today, Information Week, and others.  He also has been a speaker at a number of conferences within the United States, including the RSA Security Conference, Government CIO Conference, and CEIC.

Mr. Kolodgy holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security from Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Lowell (MA).

LTC Per Lyse RasmussenLTC Per Lyse Rasmussen
Defense Industrial Cooperation at Royal Danish Embassy Washington D.C.

Lieutenant Colonel Per Lyse Rasmussen is Assistant Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché and responsible for Defense Industrial Cooperation at the Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C. LtCol Rasmussen has a background in the Danish Army and rose through the ranks of working mechanized infantry. After completion of the senior Staff Officers’ Course he returned to Defense Command where he worked with procurement. After one-and-a-half years at Defense Command he was appointed to serve at the Danish Ministry of Defense. After four years at the Danish Ministry of Defense where he held the position as Deputy Head of Procurement and Logistics, he was offered the position as Assistant Defense Attaché at the embassy in Washington D.C. in 2003. After working policy related issues for there-and-a-half years he took on a new position at the embassy working Defense Industrial Cooperation. This position requires cooperation with the US material commands as well as the US defense industry.

Special Agent Sarah CoreySpecial Agent Sarah Corey
United States Secret Service

Sarah has been an agent of the United States Secret Service since March 2008. After completing her Criminal Investigator training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia and Special Agent training at the Secret Service Academy in Beltsville, Maryland Sarah began her Criminal Investigative career.

Sarah has been in the Newark Field Office in New Jersey since her graduation from Special Agent training. She spent the last three years in the Financial Fraud Squad working bank fraud case types. As part of the Financial Fraud Squad, she is also part of the Electronic Crimes Task Force that involves investigating crimes in all areas of computers and online actions.

Dr. Peter R. StephensonDr. Peter R. Stephenson
CISO Norwich University and Chief Technology Officer, 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. Warren CopeDr. Warren Cope
Senior Manager, Core Technology Strategy and Architecture at Sprint

Warren leads the architecture and strategy group under the Sprint Chief Technology Officer.  The group is divided into key and core areas for strategy and architecture design.  Included among the areas of study are security, identity, commerce and transactions for mobile operations.

Warren and the team have been working development and strategy on services with security since 2006 and have launched several eCommerce and security based transaction systems.  Current work has the team focusing on combining security, trust and identity to best solve consumer and business space requirements Warren joined Sprint in 2000 and has lead groups in network development, advanced technology development, product development (devices) prior to his current role in the CTO organization.  Prior to Sprint, Warren worked at Honeywell designing avionics for radio and advanced sensor systems.

Warren holds 53 issued patents with 72 patents pending, in various fields including communications, security, identity in both wire-line and wireless networks.  He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Engineering, Bachelor’s degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada).

Dr. Gaston OrmazabalDr. Gaston Ormazabal
Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University Department of Computer Science

Gaston Ormazabal is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University Department of Computer Science where he is working on a Pervasive Mobility and Security for Next Generation Networks project. He was previously a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Verizon Laboratories, from where he retired after a 27-year career. He holds a B.A from Harvard University, and M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, all in Physics. While at Columbia he conducted research in particle physics at both the Fermi and Brookhaven National Accelerator Laboratories. After graduation, he went to work at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) where he spent most of his time developing packet switching technology. From Bellcore, he went, as one of the founding members, to NYNEX Science and Technology where he has worked in various projects ranging in areas from speech recognition, video compression, data warehousing and data mining, to Fast Packet, SONET and IP technologies.

As a former particle physicist, Dr Ormazabal has recently been also involved investigating cosmic rays as the source of single event upsets (SEU) in router memory chips, and has provided briefings to Department of Homeland Security national infrastructure protection officials. Plans for the next year include the setting up of a Security Testing Lab in the Verizon Laboratories Pearl River facility to perform exploratory research on new security technologies such as, Intrusion Detection Systems, Deception Technologies, Perimeter Protection Technologies and Integrated Attack tools.

Dr Ormazabal is Verizon’s representative to the VoIP Security Alliance (VoIPSA), has been a contributor to ANSI standards committees; and has twenty patents (some pending) on VoIP and Optical technologies. Dr Ormazabal has ample experience as an internationally known presenter and lecturer to both highly technical academic audiences as well as Senior Management of technology companies and government.

DPaul VeneziaPaul Venezia
Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld

Paul Venezia is an InfoWorld senior contributing editor and a veteran consultant with over a decade in the trenches. Perl, PHP, SQL, FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, high-end internetworking - he's been there, done it, and has the scars to prove it. Paul is also a contributor to many open source projects including NeDi, Cacti, and relay delay.

Prof. Wenke LeeProf. Wenke Lee
Professor Computer Science, Georgia Tech University

Dr. Wenke Lee is a Professor in the School of Computer Science, College of Computing, the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in the City of New York in 1999. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the North Carolina State University from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Lee works in systems and network security. His current research projects are in the areas of botnet detection, malware analysis, virtual machine monitoring, and Web 2.0 security and privacy, with funding from NSF, DHS, and DoD. Dr. Lee has published over 100 articles with more than 20 of them cited more than 100 times. In 2006, Dr. Lee co-founded Damballa, Inc., a spin-off from his lab that focuses on botnet detection and mitigation.

Dr. Remzi SekerDr. Remzi Seker
Chair, Computer Science Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)

Dr. Seker is the director of Center for Excellence for Assurance, Security, and Software Usability, Research, and Education (ASSURE) and the Chair of Computer Science Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). His research areas are security and safety-critical computer systems. He has co-authored of one of the very first papers published on mobile phishing and possible techniques for preventing it. Aside from serving on technical panels and publishing in professional venues, Dr. Seker participates in variety of activities to increase  awareness on cyber security. He has also taught several continuing education classes for legal professionals in Arkansas.

Dan Di IulioDan Di Iulio
Engineering Director, NAFS Cyber Security Solutions

Mr. Di Iulio is currently the Director of Engineering within the Navy/Air Force (NAFS) Cyber Security Solutions group at General Dynamics Information Technology. He manages wide-ranging cyber-security and enterprise management design and implementation efforts for the Air Force and Navy and has served as the lead engineer and chief architect for the Air Force Network Increment 1 program (AFNET INC 1).

A native Bostonian, Dan Di Iulio began his IT career in 1991, working with Audio Production and MIDI software development within the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music. After gaining interest and experience in IT networking, Dan joined International Network Services (INS) in 1998 where he led large enterprise IT infrastructure and managed services projects at a major International Airport, and Fortune 500 Financial Institutions within the Boston area by designing and implementing enterprise management and IA solutions. Additionally, Dan architected and deployed EMS solutions for a major VOIP service provider within the Boston area and conducted IA security and compliance audits, vulnerability and penetration assessments, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) IT compliance audits for major Biotechnology firms in Cambridge, MA helping customers deploy IA solutions to comply with regulatory requirements.

Dan’s experience in enterprise management and IT business solutions incorporates the very best of standards and best practices with respect to FCAPS, TMN Management Model, ITIL, and Six Sigma concepts. He’s authored a variety of technical documentation and client deliverables with respect to Enterprise Management and Information Assurance. Dan has studied Computer Science at Boston University and his current hobby is in MIDI application software development for Apple iPad/iPhone Tablet and PDA technology. Dan’s an active member of the Boston Chapter of the National Information Security Group (NASIG) and holds certifications in Cisco Networking and Microsoft Server OS Technologies.


Prof. H. Vincent Poor, DeanDr. Ashutosh Dutta
CTO, Wireless, 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.

Charles E. Perkins is a technical Fellow at the Mobile IP division of Tellabs, investigating mobile wireless networking and dynamic configuration protocols, in particular WiMAX and LTE. He is serving as document editor for the mobile-IP working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and is author or co-author of standards-track documents in the mip4, mext, manet, dhc, and autoconf working groups. He is an editor for several ACM and IEEE journals for areas related to wireless networking. While at Tellabs, he has continued strong involvement with performance issues related to Internet access for billions of portable wireless devices as well as actitivies for ad hoc networking and scalability.

Charlie has authored and edited books on Mobile IP and Ad Hoc Networking, and has published a number of papers and award winning articles in the areas of mobile networking, ad-hoc networking, route optimization for mobile networking, resource discovery, and automatic configuration for mobile computers. Charlie was also one of the creators of MobiHoc, the premier conference series that has provided the forum for many of the most important publications in the field of ad hoc networking. He has served as general chair and Program Committee chair for MobiHoc, MASS 2006, ICWUS 2010, and other conferences and workshops. Charlie has served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the IETF and, at last count, has authored or co-authored at least 25 RFCs. He has made numerous inventions and been awarded dozens of patents; he was recently nominated for Inventor of the Year by the European Patent Office.

Dr. James KempfDr. James Kempf

Dr. James Kempf graduated from the University of Arizona with a PhD in Systems Engineering in 1984 and promptly moved to Silicon Valley to catch the wave of innovation in the information technology industry that started with the IBM PC and Apple II. He has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Docomo Labs USA. From 1997 until 2007, Dr. Kempf was active in the IETF, chairing 3 working groups involved in developing standards for the wireless Internet, and from 2002-2004 he served on the Internet Architecture Board. In 2008, Dr. Kempf was one of the founding members of Ericsson Research's Silicon Valley Lab, where he continues to work today. Dr. Kempf's research interests include cloud computing, software defined networking, and mobile network security.

Prof Prasant MohapatraProf. Prasant Mohapatra
Chairman Computer Science Department, UC Davis

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is currently the Tim Bucher Family Endowed Chair Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. He has been on the faculty at Iowa State University and Michigan State University. He has also held Visiting Scientist positions at Intel Corporation, Panasonic Technologies, Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, and National ICT Australia (NICTA), and Visiting Professorship at the University of Padova, Italy and Yonsei University, South Korea. He was/is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM WINET, and Ad Hoc Networks. He has been on the program and organizational committees of several international conferences. He served as the General Chair of IEEE SECON 2011, Program Vice-Chair of INFOCOM 2004 and the Program Chair of SECON 2004, QShine 2006, WoWMoM 2009, and IEEE MASS 2010. He has been a Guest Editor for IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Computer.

Dr. Mohapatra is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received his doctoral degree from Penn State University in 1993, and received an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2008. He has also received an Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award from UC Davis.

Dr. Mohapatra's research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, security, Internet protocols, and QoS in both wired and wireless networks. Dr. Mohapatra's research has been funded though grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Intel Corporation, Siemens, Panasonic Technologies, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, and EMC Corporation.

Dr. Gustavo De Los ReyesDr. Gustavo De Los Reyes
Executive Director, AT&T Security Research

Gus is an Executive Director of Technology Security in AT&T.  Gus leads the AT&T Security Research Center under the AT&T Chief Security Officer.   The Center was created by the AT&T CSO, Dr. Edward Amoroso, to invent the secure future of communications and computing.  Our researchers work on very large scale problems in dynamic areas such as mobility and cellular, cloud computing, networking, and data mining. In particular, we search for ways to leverage the power of the network for new security architectures and mechanisms.

Gus has been working on security since 1998 starting with AT&T WorldNet security – AT&T’s first consumer Internet service.

Gus has had responsibility for defining the security architecture and security requirements for key AT&T IP Services such as AT&T Business and Consumer VoIP Services.

Gus began working at AT&T Bell Labs (later AT&T Labs) in 1988 doing design and development of automatic photonic manufacturing systems.  He has also contributed to AT&T in the areas of robust design of wireless devices and systems.

Before joining AT&T, Gus designed digital control systems for General Electric Aircraft Engines.

Gus has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.  He has a BSME and MSE from MIT. 

Prof. Dipankar RaychaudhuriDr. Pramod Jamkhedkar
Princeton University

Dr. Pramod Jamkhedkar received his M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of New Mexico. Dr. Jamkhedkar's doctoral work includes the design of an interoperable policy framework for distributed systems. He has published number of papers in the areas of digital rights management, policy language design, cloud computing and application of game theory to information security. Dr. Jamkhedkar is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University, where he is involved in developing a software-hardware architecture for self-protecting data.

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.

Dr. Seshadri MohanDr. Seshadri Mohan
Prof. and Chair of Systems Engineering Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Seshadri Mohan is currently a professor and the chair of Systems Engineering Department at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). Prior to the current position he served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Acting CEO of IP SerVoniX, where he consulted for several telecommunication firms, venture firms, and served as the CTO of  Telsima (formerly known as Kinera).  At Telsima, he carried out extensive business development with telecommunications and wireless carriers both in the US and India. Prior to launching IP SerVoniX, he was with Comverse, Wakefield, Massachusetts, as Chief Technology Officer. At Comverse, he was responsible for starting and guiding an advanced development center, developing architectures and solutions to facilitate the development of wireless and next generation messaging products, enhancing the patent portfolio, and evaluating  technology strategies to pursue and providing recommendations to upper management. Besides these positions, his industry experience spans New Jersey-based Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) and Bell Laboratories. At Telcordia, as a Senior Research Scientist, he led many projects in the area of wireless and next generation technologies, including advancing a multimedia-capable softswitch, in which areas he holds several patents. Prior to joining Telcordia, he was an associate professor at Clarkson and Wayne State Universities, where he developed the communications curriculum and conducted research in computer networking and source coding algorithms.

Dr. Mohan has authored/coauthored over 100 publications in the form of books, patents, and papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored the textbook Source and Channel Coding: An Algorithmic Approach. He has contributed to several books, including Mobile Communications Handbook and The Communications Handbook (both CRC Press). He holds several patents in the area of wireless location management and authentication strategies as well as in the area of enhanced services for wireless. He is the recipient of the SAIC Publication Prize for Information and Communications Technology. He has served or is serving on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Personal Communications, IEEE Surveys, IEEE Communications Magazine and has chaired sessions in many international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a Guest Editor for several Special issues of IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM MONET.  He is currently serving as a guest editor of March 2012 IEEE Communications Feature Topic titled “Convergence of Applications Services in Next Generation Networks” and as a moderator and organizer of the Industry Forum Session at IEEE Globecom 2011 titled “Social Computing Applications and Mobile Networks: A Convergence Scenario.”  In April 2011, he was awarded 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. He received the best paper award for the paper “A Multi-Path Routing Scheme for GMPLS-Controlled WDM Networks,” presented at the 4th IEEE Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems conference.

Dr. Mohan holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University, Canada, the Masters degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and the Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Madras, India.

NIRWAN ANSARI received the B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude with a perfect gpa) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, the M.S.E.E. degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He joined NJIT’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as Assistant Professor in 1988, tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1993, and has been Full Professor since 1997. He has also assumed various administrative positions at NJIT. He authored Computational Intelligence for Optimization (Springer, 1997) with E.S.H. Hou, and edited Neural Networks in Telecommunications (Springer, 1994) with B. Yuhas. His current research focuses on various aspects of broadband networks and multimedia communications. He has contributed over 400 technical papers, over one third of which were published in widely cited journals. He has also guest edited a number of special issues, covering various emerging topics in communications and networking.

Professor Ansari has served on the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of eight journals, including as a Senior Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine (2006–2009). He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as Chair of IEEE North Jersey COMSOC Chapter, Chair of IEEE North Jersey Section, Member of IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors, Chair of IEEE COMSOC Networking TC Cluster, Chair of IEEE COMSOC Technical Committee on Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Chair/TPC Chair of numerous conferences/symposia. He is an IEEE Fellow, and some of his recent recognitions include the NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award in Outstanding Professional Development (2008), IEEE MGA Leadership Award (2008), the NCE Excellence in Teaching Award (2009), a couple of best paper awards, a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award (2010), and designation as an IEEE COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2009).

Pranela Rameshwaris Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School. Prof. Rameshwar received a BS in Medical Microbiology in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a PhD in Biology in 1993 from Rutgers University. She did postdoctoral studies in Hematopoiesis at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, where in 1995 she was appointed Assistant Professor, and moved up the ranks to Full Professor in 2007. Prof. Rameshwar’s research interest is in stem cell biology, including dormancy of breast cancer by cancer stem cells in the bone marrow. Her laboratory also studies neural regulation of hematopoiesis; the immunology of adult human mesenchymal stem cells; and future potential for mesenchymal stem cells in various clinical disorders. Her research is funded by federal, state and other agencies, and she has trained several doctoral students, including those in the dual MD/PhD program.
Prof. Rameshwar has authored over 160 publications, reviews, and book chapters, and won numerous awards such as the UMDNJ Master Educator in 2005 and the Faculty of the Year Award in 2006. Since June 1st Professor Pranela Rameshwar was named the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy”, an international, peer-reviewed journal with a focus on breast cancer research to achieve improved outcomes, enhanced survival and quality of life for the cancer patient.

Jack Brassil Dr. Jack Brassil
HP Laboratories

Dr. Jack Brassil received the B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1981, the M.Eng. degree from Cornell University in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 1991, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Brassil has been with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories since 1999. He currently is a Research Scientist and Program Manager in Princeton, NJ.

Before joining HP he held multiple research positions at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill and Holmdel, NJ.

Dr. Brassil is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the IEEE Communications Society, a member of the ACM, and a member of ACM SIGCOMM.

Dr. Xiaotao WuDr. Xiaotao Wu
Research Scientist, Avayz Labs

Xiaotao Wu is a research scientist at Avaya Labs Research. He received his B.S. and B.E. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, New York, USA. His research is on Internet real-time and multimedia communication services and protocols.

Peter ThermosPeter Thermos
CTO, Palindrome Technologies

Peter is the CTO of Palindrome Technologies where he provides consulting services to government and commercial customers in Information Security and Assurance in various areas including Next Generation Networks (LTE/IMS) and Internet Multimedia Applications.

Peter holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY and he is an active member of IETF/IEEE/ACM.

Dr. Tao ZhangDr. Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, U.S., in 1993. He is Chief Scientist and Director of Wireless and Vehicular Networks at Telcordia Technologies, where he directs research and advanced development in vehicular networks and next-generation wireless systems. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the IEEE. He holds 26 U.S. patents, co-authored the book “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004 and the book “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy” to be published by John Wiley & Sons in early 2012. He is Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications and a member of the IEEE ComSoc Ad-Hoc Committee on Cloud Communications & Networking. He is serving, or has served, on editorial boards or as a guest editor for several international journals including the IEEE TVT, IEEE JSAC, IEEE ComSoc Technology News, and the Journal of Wireless Networks. He serves on the Industry Adversary Boards for several research institutes and programs. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, the Polytechnic University of New York, and the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He was an Assistant Professor at the Beijing Jiaotong University (then Northern Jiaotong University) in Beijing, China, from 1987 to 1989.
Sateesh AddepalliSateesh Addepalli
Director of Advanced Architecture, Research and Innovation at Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sateesh Addepalli is currently Director of Advanced Architecture, Research and Innovation at Cisco Systems, Inc. Sateesh is a world-class business and technology leader with 20+ years of experience. He has been leading and driving wide range of research, innovation and business initiatives in various areas including Wireless and Mobile, Security, Smart Connected Vehicles, Smart Connected Health, Intelligent Transportation, Sensor Networks, Managing Big Data and In-Memory Data Management, Edge & Pervasive Computing, M2M, Internet-of-Things, Smart Communities and Cities, Planetary Skin, Human Networks, Human Machine Interface and more. Prior to joining Cisco, Sateesh developed a strong and unique background as a visionary, researcher, entrepreneur, engineer, seasoned executive, venture consultant and international tech-biz strategist, respectively. He founded as well as part of multiple venture backed high-tech start-ups in the area of Optical, Wireless, Mobile, Semiconductor and SoCs, Networking Systems, Software, Multimedia and Advertising, respectively. Sateesh successfully collaborated/collaborating on wide range of topics with universities/research institutes across the world. Moreover, he has been collaborating on several proposals that have been granted by NSF and GENI. Currently, he serves in the advisory board of WiCATT at NYU-Poly, New York as well as advisory board of Quality of Life Lab at University of Texas, Dallas.

Rasmus Hjorth 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.

Milind M. Buddhikot is a Member of Technical Staff in the Networking Research Center at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ.   Milind holds a Doctor of Science (D. Sc.) in computer science (July 1998) from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in communication engineering (December 1988) from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Bombay.   His current research interests are in the areas of systems, protocols, algorithms, and security and end-to-end applications in three main areas: Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) and Cognitive Wireless networks, Green Wireless, and Network Virtualization and sharing.  Milind has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and Elsevier’s Computer Networks Journal and is a co-founder of IEEE DySPAN conference. Milind holds eight patents and has authored over 30 research papers and 20+ pending patent submissions.

Dr. Subir Das Dr. Subir Das
Applied Communication Science (Telcordia ATS)

Dr. Subir Das is a Director and Senior Scientist at the Mobile Networking research department, Applied Communication Sciences (Formerly Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions), USA. Dr. Das is currently leading several commercial and US Government funded research programs in the area of Next Generation Wireless (3G and 4G cellular) networks, ad hoc networks and smart grid security. He is currently the Chair of IEEE 802.21 working group and is a member of IEEE 802 Executive Committee. He also served as the co-chair of IETF PANA WG.

Dr. Das has been the recipient of 2009 IEEE Region-I innovation award for his outstanding contribution to wireless architecture, protocols and Standardization effort. He also received several Telcordia team and individual CEO Awards, He has published more than 70 conference, journal papers, IETF RFCs and is a co-author of two book chapters. Dr. Das has eight US patents to his credit and more than twenty applications are pending.

Prior to joining Telcordia/Bellcore, Dr. Das was a faculty member in the Electrical and Electronics Communication Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is a member of the TPC of several IEEE international conferences and a reviewer of IEEE JSAC, TMC, TON, TOC, Wireless Communication, Communication Magazine and Wiley Network Journal. Dr. Das will serve as the Chair of IEEE SmartGridcomm, 2012, Symposia on “Smart Grid Standards, Test-beds and Field Trials”. Dr. Das is a frequent tutorial and key note speaker in leading conferences. He is an active contributor to IEEE, IETF and 3GPP Standards. He is also a member of IEEE ComSoc and IEEE Standards Association.

Yeheskel Bar-Ness received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Foundation Chair of Center for Communication and Signal Processing Research (CCSPR) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark. He worked for the Nuclear Medicine Department, Elscint Ltd., Haifa, as a Chief Engineer in the field of control, and image and data processing. In 1973, he joined the School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, where he held the position of Associate Professor of Control and Communications. Between September 1978 and September 1979, he was a Visiting Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics, Brown University. He was on leave with the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He came to NJIT from AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1985. Between September 1993 and August 1994, he was on sabbatical with the Telecommunications and Traffic Control Systems Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Between September 2000 and August 2001, he was on sabbatical at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. His current research interests include adaptive multiuser detection, array processing and interference cancellation, and wireless mobile and personal communications.

Dr. Bar-Ness was an Area Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (Transmission Systems) and Editor for Adaptive Processing Systems. He is the Founder and Editor-in Chief for IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. He also was Editor for Wireless Personal Communications, an international journal. He was Chairman of the Communication Systems Committee, and a Vice Chair of the Communications Theory Committee of the IEEE Communication Society. He served as the General Chair of the 1994 and 1999 Communication Theory Mini-Conference. He was also the Technical Chair for the IEEE Sixth International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA 2000). He is a recipient of the Kaplan Prize (1973), which is awarded annually by the government of Israel to the ten best technical contributors, of the IEEE Communication Society Publication Exemplary Service Award, and was selected as NJ 2006 "Inventor of the year" recognized for "System and method to enhance wireless/mobile communication".

Esben Rasmussen is Director of Business Development and co-founder of Dezide. He received his M.Sc. in computer science from Aalborg University in 2002. He co-founded the company Dezide in November 2001, which is a spin-out of research collaboration between Hewlett Packard and Aalborg University department of Machine Intelligence. He has a strong background in applying decision support system in large scale corporations within technical support and network operations for diagnostics and troubleshooting. His focus has been on making Bayesian Networks commercially available for large scale uncertain domains within the telco/network operation for diagnostics and troubleshooting.

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.

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

H. Vincent Poor is Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Princeton University, where he is also the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering. He joined Princeton’s faculty in 1990, and has served as dean of SEAS since 2006. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and he has held visiting appointments at a number of other institutions, including Harvard, Stanford and Imperial College (London).

As dean, Dr. Poor is responsible for the leadership of SEAS, which comprises six academic departments and multiple research centers, and involves approximately 1/6 of Princeton’s faculty, 1/5 of its undergraduates, 1/4 of its graduate students, and 1/3 of its research expenditures. In particular, he is responsible for realizing the SEAS vision of educating leaders for a technological world, with a focus on four major areas of societal need: energy, environment, health and security.

As a faculty member, Dr. Poor’s teaching and research interests lie primarily in the area of wireless networking and related fields. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 publications in these fields, including a dozen books. Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, and the IEEE Education Medal in 2005. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2009 Edwin Howard Armstrong Award of the IEEE Communications Society, the 2010 Ambrose Fleming Medal of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the 2011 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, and an honorary D.Sc. degree from the University of Edinburgh, awarded in June 2011.

Sandeep K. ShuklaSandeep K. Shukla
Virginia Tech

Sandeep K. Shukla is an associate professor and the director of the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical applications, and his lab FERMAT. He is an IEEE Computer Society distinguished visitor, and ACM Distinguished speaker. He is currently associate editors of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Design & Test, and IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, along with two other journals. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics in the past. He has chaired program committees of multiple international conferences and workshops such as ACM/IEEE MEMOCODE, IEEE HLDVT, IEEE ACSD, and EslSyn symposium. He has published 9 books, and over 175 papers in journals and conferences. He also published over 20 book chapters and over 20 editorials at various special issues of journals he guest-edited. He received NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) along with the prestigious CAREER award in 2003. He received Humboldt foundations Bessel award for life-time achievement within 12 years of PhD, and he received Virginia Tech Dean’s Faculty Fellow Award in 2005. He also received a best paper award at the ASP-DAC conference in 2010. His research interests are in formal methods and their applications in system design, formal verification, software and hardware synthesis, low-power design, system level design languages, software security, and smart-grid.

Victor Fajardo Victor Fajardo

Victor Fajardo currently works as an engineering Director at Niksun. He is also one of the leaders in Niksun’s Mobility Solutions. His past work includes being a researcher for Toshiba America Research Inc in New Jersey. His main focus of research is mobility and security. He is involved is standardization work particularly in IETF and is author of 5 RFCs. He has published around 20 papers in conferences and journals and has been awarded 4 patents to his credit. Prior to that he was a senior engineer for Xebeo communications working on protocol development for core networks specifically traffic engineering. He has also worked in startup companies where he developed IP stacks and related protocols.

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