Home   |   Contact
WWSMC WWSMC WWSMC Call for Papers Venue


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. Ashok Erramilli 
Dr. Ashok Erramilli
CTO of Optessa

Ashok Erramilli has been a serial entrepreneur, founding several startups that specialize in developing solutions that apply the latest research to solve real world engineering problems. He has been the Chief Technical Officer of Optessa Inc since 2003, designing an optimization engine that can be applied to a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems with applications in networking and manufacturing. The Optessa scheduling system has been implemented at some of the world¹s largest manufacturers, including Honda, Ford and Chrysler, delivering significant operational efficiencies.

He served as an expert witness in an important patent case involving MPLS and developed feature specifications for broadband and 3G network performance management systems.

Prior to that he was the founder and President of Qnetworx Inc, a network consulting company that worked with numerous start ups and Fortune 500 companies to develop broadband and wireless network engineering and management solutions.

He worked at Bellcore (now Telcordia) for 9 years, specializing in the engineering of  networking technologies and products. He also pioneered  the applications of emerging mathematical methods such as chaotic maps, fractal processes and combinatorial optimization in network analysis. He headed Bellcore's research program in network analysis and design in 1994 to 1996.

Prior to this, he worked at ITT Advanced Technology Center between 1983 to 1986, designing high speed packet switching systems.

Ashok obtained his M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1981 and 1984 respectively, and before that his B.E. in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in 1980. He has authored over 45 papers and has over 1546 citations.  in the field of networking, He  worked as a Visiting Professor at KTH Sweden in 1993, and at RMIT in 1999.

Dr. Krishna RanghunandanDr. Krishna Ranghunandan
Construction Administrator, MTA / New York City Transit

Krishnamurthy Raghunandan (RAGHU) is a Construction Administrator in MTA / New York City Transit. His current responsibilities include bringing latest wireless technologies into Transit, including piloting new products / systems. Prior to joining MTA, he worked on cellular technology for over a decade in Bell labs, developing handsets and network products, field trials methods and standards for cellular handsets and infrastructure. Earlier he worked on satellite and launch vehicle systems for about 15 years that provide him with a strong background in systems reliability and test methods.

Cellular security is an ever changing area that originated during mid 1990s in response to wide spread fraud. Over the years Raghu was involved in cellular standards that developed methods and procedures to be implemented and tested by vendors. Having been a team leader for Radio Access Network (RAN) in 3GPP standards, Raghu plans to provide an overview of how security in a highly mobile environment is perceived from a transit agency perspective.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Reichert
Dean and Professor Frank Reichert
University of Agder, Norway

Prof. Frank Reichert has been working for over 20 years on technology and strategies for fixed and wireless communication systems both on national and international level. Since July 2005 he is with UiA (University of Agder, formerly Høgskolen i Agder) in Norway, undertaking research in wireless communication networks and services. Cooperations include projects with Ericsson on wireless residential networks. He is the Dean of the "Faculty of Engineering and Science".

From 1995 he was with Ericsson Sweden, guiding investigations on, e.g., Future Service Layer Architectures, Wireless Internet technologies, and 3G applications and terminals. Assignments included creating and managing European Research projects (e.g. EUREKA Subproject PRO-COM, ACTS OnTheMove).

Frank established Ericsson Cyberlab Singapore in 1999, focusing on user centric, ethnographic application and terminal design, as well as rapid prototyping of new HW/SW products exhibited at fairs like CeBIT 2001 and COMDEX (e.g. Ericsson Cordless WebScreen, Delphipad, Nanorouter). He was board member for Singapore CWS (Centre for Wireless Communications). He has been working as an expert, evaluator and auditor for the European Commission in industrial R&D frameworks such as RACE, ACTS, 5FP, 6FP, and Celtic Calls 1-3.

Dr. Reichert holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Aachen University of Technology, Germany.

Kyriakos Manousakis Dr. Kyriakos Manousakis
Senior Scientist, Applied Communication Sciences

Kyriakos Manousakis is a senior scientist with Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) since 2005. He has earned his MSc and PhD degrees from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Maryland, College Park in 2002 and 2005, respectively. His expertise is in the areas of network protocols and network optimization. His recent interests involve content distribution for mobile networks, cognitive radios networking and interference mitigation. He has been a primary investigator (PI) for many US government funded programs like the ARL Collaborative Technology Alliance (Advanced Structures for Tactical Networks), the CERDEC NetMining (Dynamic Network Management for MANET), CERDEC Network Design (Offline and real time network planning tool) and the DARPA Fixed Wireless At a Distance (Content Distribution in Challenging Environments).

Dr. Manousakis has patents and numerous publications in high profile conferences, journals and magazines in the areas of optimization techniques and algorithms for resource constrained mobile wireless networks. He has organized and chaired multiple IEEE sponsored conferences.

Dr. Manousakis is the recipient of Award of Excellence in Telecommunications by Ericsson and in 2009 he has been awarded the IEEE PCJS Leadership Award.

Dr. Selim Aissi
Dr. Selim Aissi
Senior Business Leader & Global Chief Architect, GIS Visa Inc.

Selim has 20 years of computer industry experience, and was named by the IT Security Magazine as one of the "Top 59 Most Influential Security Experts". He co-authored the book "Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms” and published over 30 journal and conference papers.

Selim has over 90 Patents filed, both US and International. His Patents are referenced by more than 60 International Patents.

Dr. Selim currently works at Visa as the Senior Business Leader for Global Security Architecture., Selim established and staffed a new Security Architecture Group. This group is chartered with leading the definition of architecture across Visa for protecting big data, networks, digital wallet, mobile applications/devices, and other core capabilities both for Visa's corporate network and its consumer products/services.

Before joining Visa, Selim spent over 11 years at Intel. His last role at Intel was Chief Security Strategist for Mobile Commerce, Security, Manageability, DRM, Content Protection, Enterprise and Virtualization for Atom-based Smartphones. Before this role, he was Chief Security Architect for the Mobile Platform Group, where he was responsible for defining security technologies for next-generation the Intel(R) Centrino(R) and vPro(TM) platforms.

Selim was one of the originators and the Chief Architect for the Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology (AT-p). AT-p is Intel's first security service. During his long tenure at Intel, he held several management and senior product architecture positions. He also played several senior technical evangelist and chief architect roles on software, mobile, security, and IT-related technologies.

Before joining Intel, Selim held senior engineering positions at General Dynamics - Land Systems Division (M1A2 Battle Tank Vehicle Electronics), General Motors (Embedded Software Center of Excellence), and Applied Dynamics International.

Selim earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Senior Member of IEEE, and member of ACM and ISACA. Selim had served on the editorial and technical boards of over 20 technical journals and conferences.

As a recognized global expert in Mobile Communications and Security, Selim is often consulted by Government, investment, and technology entities about mobile business and technical trends.

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

Northrop Grumman’s Barry Lyons IV,  is a Senior Cyber Security Architect, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with extensive, wide ranging, leading edge Cyber/ Information Assurance (IA) security expertise and systems engineering experience focusing on the architecture, design, implementation, management and operations of mission critical enterprise systems.  He has worked on airborne solutions, cross domain information sharing solutions, comprehensive identity management solutions, “Need to Know/Need to Share” On Demand Information Delivery solutions, in addition to performing Certification & Accreditation of  IT systems.  Mr. Lyons is well known as a knowledgeable Cloud and Application security expert,  frequently speaking on these subjects.  Currently, one of his tasks includes teaching and developing curriculum at Northrop Grumman’s Cyber Academy.  Barry also writes a blog is a result of his many students requesting that he share his IT security tips.  Barry lives by the adage: “Just because the river is quiet doesn’t mean the crocodiles have left.”

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.

Chris Mac-StokerChris Mac-Stoker
Distinguished Engineer and ED, Product Management

Chris "Skip" Mac-Stoker is a twenty-year technology industry veteran with depths in the large-scale networking, infrastructure, high-performance & super-computing industry sectors. As Distinguished Engineer and Executive Director, Product Management, Chris steers the technical direction of NIKSUN's product portfolio. Together with the Product Management and NIKSUN Innovation Centre teams, Chris executes prototypes of future product releases with a hands-on, practical approach. Prior to NIKSUN, Chris began his career on Wall St. as a NOC Manager, becoming a consulting design engineer for trading infrastructures generating billions in revenue at tier one banks and hedge funds, specializing in high availability, data integrity / security issues, and multi-discipline failure analysis. Chris also maintains a non-profit service provider, keeping ties to the FOSS, OSDN, *BSD and cybersecurity communities.

Prof. Albena MihovskaDr. Albena Mihovska
Associate Professor Aalborg University

Albena Mihovska is an Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems. She obtained the PhD from Aalborg University in 2008. She has a ten year experience as a researcher in the area of mobile telecommunication systems. She contributed to the design of a next generation radio communication system through her work as the AAU research team leader in the FP6 EU funded projects WINNER/WINNER II, and CELTIC-funded WINNER+, with the research laying the foundations for the current Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE Advanced, the latter recently approved as an IMT-Advanced standard in ITU-R.

She has conducted research activities within the area of advanced RRM, cross-layer optimization, and spectrum aggregation, the results of which were put forward as IMT-A standardization proposals to the ITU-R. She was lecturer in Advanced Communications and Internet of Things (2010). She has about 86 publications including four books published by Artech House in 2009 on the next generation mobile communication systems. Her research paper on IMT-A was voted at number 51 of the top 100 IEEE papers for July 2009. Related research and teaching experience was gained at the CTIF-Japan. There, she participated in numerous technical meetings with leading Japanese industries and institutes. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the IEEE Communication Society President in July 2009.

bhumip Dr. Bhumip Khasnabish
IPTV Interop Forum's Test and Interop (IIF T&I) Committee Co-Chair at ATIS; Senior Specialist, Service Standard Development at ZTE USA, Inc.; Adj. Faculty, TSM, Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern University

Bhumip Khasnabish, PhD, AMCPM, is a Senior Member of IEEE and an emeritus Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). He initiated cloud and data center activities in the IETF and co-chaired ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF). He is currently a Senior Director in the Standards Development and Industry Relations Division of ZTE USA.

Bhumip's current research interests and focus include next-generation networking, platform and services that use cross-domain virtualized computing and communication entities, and tighter cross-layer communications. Before that, he worked in Verizon/GTE next-generation laboratories, Waltham, MA on specifying and prototyping VoIP, VoATM, MPEG video distribution, IPTV, and Converged Services NNI, and in BNR Ltd. in Ottawa, Canada, designing and implementing multi-service frame-cell switch.

Dr. Khasnabish has published numerous articles, books, and book chapters, and has been awarded several patents in a variety of areas related to converged services and new generation networking. His recent contribution "Next Generation Technologies, Networks, and Services," appeared as a chapter in the book "Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management," (Wiley-IEEE Press, April 2010). His recent book "Implementing Voice over IP" is currently in second printing. Previously he edited/co-edited a Book on "Multimedia Communications Networks: Technologies and Services," and many Special Issues of IEEE Network, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazines, and the Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM).

Bhumip has been an Associate Editor of the Computers & Electrical Engineering: An International Journal, and currently a member of the Board of Editors of the JNSM, and an adjunct faculty member of Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

bhumip Professor Ruby B. Lee
Professor of Electrical Engineering, 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 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 PARISC architecture and instrumental in the design of several generations of PARISC 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

Mr. W. Ralph Basham 
Commissioner William Ralph Basham, Jr.
Command Consulting Group, Former U.S. Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Director of the United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations

Mr. W. Ralph Basham features one of the most distinguished and diverse backgrounds in law enforcement and homeland security in the world today. Over the course of his 38 year career in federal law enforcement, he served in senior leadership positions at four of the eight operational components in what is now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and did so as a Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

Most recently, Mr. Basham led an agency of over 53,000 employees as Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the nation's largest law enforcement agency and the largest operational component of DHS with overall responsibility for the border security of the United States. During his tenure as Commissioner, CBP embarked on an ambitious initiative to secure the border using state of the art technology such as ground based radar systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and an increased intelligence infrastructure.

Mr. Basham led the agency's successful effort to double the size of the Border Patrol and modernized the way in which law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community work together in their efforts to screen passengers and cargo entering the United States. Mr. Basham led CBP through a period of unprecedented growth and intense public scrutiny on issues like immigration and border security, and managed the challenges of securing the global supply chain and enforcing trade laws while facilitating legitimate commerce. He also oversaw the rapid deployment of billions of dollars worth of assets and tactical infrastructure along the nation's borders.

Prior to becoming Commissioner of CBP, Mr. Basham served as the Director of the United States Secret Service (USSS), where he had overall responsibility for the security of the President, Vice President, all living former Presidents and their families. Mr. Basham has also served as Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Chief of Staff of the Transportation Security Administration

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.

Steven M. Bellovin 
Professor Steven M. Bellovin
Professor, Computer Science Department, Columbia University

Steven M. Bellovin is a professor of computer science at Columbia University, where he does research on networks, security, and the conflicts presented. He joined the faculty in 2005 after many years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, where he was an AT&T Fellow. He received a BA degree from Columbia University, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While a graduate student, he helped create Netnews; for this, he and the other perpetrators were given the 1995 Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award (The Flame). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is serving on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and the Technical Guidelines Development Committee of the Election Assistance Commission; he has also received the 2007 NIST/NSA National Computer Systems Security Award.

Bellovin is the co-author of Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker, and holds a number patents on cryptographic and network protocols. He has served on many National Research Council study committees, including those on information systems trustworthiness, the privacy implications of authentication technologies, and cybersecurity research needs; he was also a member of the information technology subcommittee of an NRC study group on science versus terrorism. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1996-2002; he was co-director of the Security Area of the IETF from 2002 through 2004.

Vinay Anand 
Vinay Anand
Senior Director Product Management for Network Security, McAfee

Vinay Anand is presently Senior Director Product Management for Network Security at McAfee. Mr. Anand is a seasoned technology leader with expertise in leading product management, product strategy, business development, and product marketing for software, communications and network security products. Prior to McAfee he was Sr. Manager Product Management for Endpoint Security at Symantec and was the Co-Founder at Healthcare IT startup – iWellCare. Previously he held management positions with Nokia; Cisco Systems and Qualix Group. Mr. Anand hold an MBA from University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business, MS, Computer Science from The University of New Mexico and BE, Computer Science & Engineering from Bangalore University.

Prof. Mung Chiang
Professor Mung Chiang
Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Mung Chiang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, and affiliated faculty in Computer Science and Applied Math. His research on networking received the 2012 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, a 2008 U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, several young investigator awards from NSF, ONR, MPS, and a few paper awards including the 2012 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012. His technology transfer resulted in a few commercial adoptions and a 2007 Technology Review TR35 Award, and he founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009. He serves as an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer 2012-2013, created a new course “Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes”, now on free open access platforms like coursera, and wrote the associated undergraduate textbook “Networked Life: 20 Questions and Answers” to be published in summer 2012.

Dr. Seshadri Mohan
Dr. Seshadri Mohan
Professor and Panel Chair Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas, Formerly CTO/Acting CEO SerVoniX

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.

Dr. Mohan is currently serving as a Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. Recently, he served as a guest editor of March 2012 IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic titled “Convergence of Applications Services in Next Generation Networks” as well as the feature topic “Social Networks Meet Wireless Networks” of June 2012 issue. He is the recipient of 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and 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.

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.

Joe Weinman 
Joe Weinman
SVP, Telx (Cloud Solutions)

Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx's fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx® with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.

Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in summer, 2012.

Mr. Weinman has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents in areas such as line coding, simulation and workflow, consumer goods, wireless technologies, telecommunications, and distributed computing. He has more pending in cloud computing, homomorphic encryption, IP unicast/multicast error correction, Internet search results ranking algorithms, digital imaging, and software applications. He is also a recipient of the AT&T Architecture Award, the AT&T Patent Achievement Award, and multiple AT&T Distinguished Speaker Awards.

He has had a variety of articles and talks published in the print and/or on-line editions of top media magazines . He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Prof. Shweta Jain
Assistant Professor Shweta Jain
Assistant Professor in the Math and Computer Science Department at York College CUNY

Shweta Jain is Assistant Professor in the Math and Computer Science Department at York College CUNY since Fall 2010. Prior to York College, she was a Research Associate at WINLAB Rutgers University from 2008-2010 and Senior Engineer at Staccato Communications from 2007-2008. She completed her PhD from Stony Brook University in 2007. Her research areas include medium access and routing for wireless ad-hoc, mesh and RFID networks. More recently she has been working on protocol design for the future Internet. Specifically she has concentrated on personal content caching and retrieval for mobile users, storage aware routing for the future Internet and path sharing schemes for Internet of Things. She is an area editor for the ICST Transactions on Emerging Internet Infrastructures and an active reviewer for several IEEE and ACM journals.

Tim Kline
Tim Kline
NIKSUN Canada Regional VP

Mr. Kline has 30 years of private and public sector experience in the computer and communications sectors, with 19 years of experience working within Canada's National Security & Intelligence (S&I) and Information Technology Security (ITS) lead agency. Mr. Kline is known within this community for being able to deliver large, difficult, and innovative systems and solutions years before industry or larger partner intelligence organizations.

In 2006 Mr. Kline retired from the Canadian Federal Government. His last executive position was as Director General of SIGINT Technology and Engineering within the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada's high-tech intelligence gathering organization. Mr. Kline has chaired many multinational Intelligence and Information Security bodies, such as the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) where most of the world's nations who produce or purchase computer security products recognize a common set of standards and product evaluation criteria, and the Joint Intelligence Interoperability Forum (JIIF), the most senior technical committee responsible for how signals intelligence is gathered and shared among Canada and it's allied countries. Mr. Kline's recognized leadership allowed him to be the first non US or UK JIIF chairman.

Mr. Kline joined NIKSUN in late 2006 after having deployed NIKSUN solutions for several years at CSE, and realizing the untapped potential for NIKSUN in Canada. Since 2006 NIKSUN's success in Canada has grown exponentially within all levels of government, service providers, the financial sector, and large enterprises.

Mr. Kline holds an Honors Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Certificate in Business Administration, both from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Kline also continues to hold a Top Secret Special Access (TSSA) clearance.

Venkat Rayapati
Founder, President and CEO - SAI Technology

Prior to SAI, Dr. Rayapati worked as Vice President of Design Engineering at Chartered Semiconductor, and served as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Xalted Networks Inc. Rayapati also co-founded Portal Player Inc. (now part of NVidia) as their VP of Engineering & CTO. He has over twenty years of experience in telecom, semiconductor design, audio, H.264, video data compression and transmission. Before that he worked at Lucent Technologies as Director of Product Development, responsible for development of the broadband access products. He held several technical positions at Nortel Networks, National Semiconductor (Chief Architect) and AMD (Architecture Manager of K6). Dr. Rayapati was also on the Board of Directors at Digital Video Systems Inc. and has held various technical advisory board memberships at Zarlink Semiconductor and Cornice Corporation. Dr. Rayapati holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada and also from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. He has also taught several courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz in emerging Wireless technologies, optical technologies, VLSI design, RF IC design, LAN, WAN, IP & MPLS related advanced technologies. Dr. Rayapati has published approximately 35 papers in various reputable International Journals and Conferences.

Sanjai Narain
Chief Scientist in Information Assurance and Security at Applied Communication Sciences

Sanjai Narain is a Chief Scientist in Information Assurance and Security at Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia Research). His current research is on planning secure and reliable cyber infrastructure. For the past three years he has led the ConfigAssure project on a Science of Configuration. The project builds fundamental tools for eliminating configuration errors that cause 50%-80% of vulnerabilities and downtime in cyber infrastructure. The tools exploit modern formal methods based on SAT solvers. They are being transitioned to large enterprises. He has obtained funding from government agencies and organized and led several university-industry teams. He has served on editorial boards and program committees of major journals, conferences or workshops. He joined Telcordia in 1990 when it was called Bellcore. His earlier research at Telcordia was on network management tools for SONET, ATM and DSL networks. From 1981 to 1990 he worked at RAND Corporation where he developed technologies to reason about discrete-event simulation models. His formal training is in mathematical logic, programming languages, and electrical engineering. He studied logic with Professor Alonzo Church at UCLA.
© Copyright 2012 NIKSUN Incorporated. All rights reserved.