Invited Speakers

Daniel COLOMA (Data Transparency Lab, Telefonica)

Daniel works for Telefónica Chief Data Office Innovation area, where he focused on Privacy topics. He is also currently serving as CTO at the Data Transparency Lab, which is an organisation focused on shedding light to how people’s data is used when they are online. Before that, amongst many different things, he co-founded FirefoxOS in cooperation with Mozilla and lead the Telefónica Engineering Team that worked on that Operating System.


Alberto CORRAL (Akamai Technologies)

Alberto Corral is in his 12th year in Akamai, where he is currently Partner Enablement Manager, with the mission to ensure Akamai Partners could move Akamai Business as if they were Akamai employees. Among his roles, he delivers several Tech talks and presentations focusing on the Akamai value, depending on the business to be covered (Web Performance, Web Security, Video Delivery).

Alberto is a web performance and security advocate, promoting a strong push for excellence when conducting online business. He gained that excellence when working as consultant at Akamai and based on that experience he is evangelizing Akamai Partners to drive that story to final customers.

Jon CROWCROFT (University of Cambridge, UK)

Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK, since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols. Current active research areas are Opportunistic Communications, Social Networks, and techniques and algorithms to scale infrastructure-free mobile systems. He leans towards a "build and learn" paradigm for research.

He graduated in Physics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1979, gained an MSc in Computing in 1981 and PhD in 1993, both from UCL. He is a Fellow the Royal Society, a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of  the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the IET and the  Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE.

He likes teaching, and has published a few books based on learning materials.

Phillipa GILL (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA, USA)

Phillipa Gill is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts -- Amherst. Her work focuses on many aspects of computer networking and security with a focus on designing novel network measurement techniques to understand online information controls, network interference, and interdomain routing. She currently leads the ICLab project which is working to develop a network measurement platform specifically for online information controls. She was recently included on N2Women’s list of 10 women in networking to watch. She has received the NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Research Award and best paper awards at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (characterizing online aggregators), and Passive and Active Measurement Conference (characterizing interconnectivity of large content providers).

Christos GKANTSIDIS (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)

Christos is a researcher in the Systems and Networking Group in Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. He holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, and a bachelors from University of Patras, Greece, both in computer science. He is interested in network management and cloud computing. In the past, he has worked on data analytics, content distribution networks, analysis and modelling of complex communication networks, and wireless mesh networking. Christos is a member of ACM and Usenix.

Krishna GUMMADI (MPI/CISPA - Max Planck Institute/Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Krishna Gummadi is a tenured faculty member and head of the Networked Systems research group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany. Krishna's research interests are in the measurement, analysis, design, and evaluation of complex Internet-scale systems. His current projects focus on understanding and building social computing systems. Specifically, they tackle the challenges associated with (i) assessing the credibility of information shared by anonymous online crowds, (ii) understanding and controlling privacy risks for users sharing data on online forums, (iii) understanding, predicting and influencing human behaviors on social media sites (e.g., viral information diffusion), and (iv) enhancing fairness and transparency of machine (data-driven) decision making in social computing systems. Krishna's work on online social networks, Internet access networks, and peer-to-peer systems has led to a number of widely cited papers and award (best) papers at ACM's COSN, ACM/Usenix's SOUPS, AAAI's ICWSM, Usenix's OSDI, ACM's SIGCOMM IMC, and SPIE's MMCN conferences. He has also co-chaired AAAI's ICWSM 2016, IW3C2 WWW 2015, ACM COSN 2014, and ACM IMC 2013 conferences.

Matthias HOLLICK (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick is heading the Secure Mobile Networking Lab (SEEMOO) at the Computer Science Department of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the TU Darmstadt. He has been researching and teaching at TU Darmstadt, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research focus is on resilient, secure, privacy-preserving and quality-of-service-aware communication for mobile and wireless ad hoc, mesh, and sensor networks.

Prof. Hollick is the speaker of the LOEWE priority project NICER - Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response. He is co-speaker of the DFG research training group PAT - Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users as well as co-speaker for the integrated research training group of the collaborative research center MAKI - Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet. He further contributes to the collaborative research center CROSSING - Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments and Europe's leading cybersecurity center CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy. For his research, he received the Award of the Adolf-Messer Foundation and obtained best paper awards at ACM WiSec and IEEE WoWMoM. Since 2010, the team of Prof. Hollick has received five awards for excellence in teaching, including the two times the Athene award for teaching excellence by the Carlo and Karin Giersch-Foundation.

Alessandro MEI (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Alessandro Mei received the laurea degree in computer science summa cum laude from the University of Pisa, Italy, 1994, and the phd in mathematics at the University of Trento, Italy, 1999, with Alan A. Bertossi. He was a research scholar at the Department of EE-Systems of the University of Southern California during 1998 and part of 1999. Afterwards, he joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science Department at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he is now a full professor. Since 2015, Alessandro Mei is Head of Department.

His main research interests include distributed and networked systems, social networks, and computer system security. He was presented with the Google Faculty Research Award 2013, the IEEE INFOCOM 2013 and IEEE SECON 2013 best demo awards, the Marie Curie Fellowship 2010-2012, the Best Paper Award of IEEE IPDPS 2002, the EE-Systems Outstanding Research Paper Award of the University of Southern California for 2000, and the Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE/ACM HiPC 1998. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE, a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (2005-2009), and the general chair of IEEE IPDPS 2009, Rome, Italy. During a.y. 2010-11 he was on leave at the CSE Department, University of California at San Diego, USA.

Jarno NIEMELÄ (F-Secure Labs, Helsinki, Finland)

Jarno Niemelä has spent the past 17 years at F-Secure security lab working on analyzing and identifying malware and malicious behavior and planning automatic malware handling systems. His current duties focus on analysis and detection of attacks and planning new cyber-defense systems for F-Secure products and services. Keen on data science and on analyzing APT and malware behavioral patterns, he also teaches cyber defense at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He also speaks often at cybersecurity events.

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Pablo SAN EMETERIO (ElevenPaths/Telefonica, Madrid, Spain)

Pablo San Emeterio (@psaneme) is a computer security enthusiast that has been involved in security software development for the last eight years. He works for ElevenPaths, the Cybersecurity Unit of Telefónica, with two main roles: one as a member of the R&D Lab where we research on security issues and products and other role as ambassador of the security solutions of Telefonica. He has a Computer Engineering degree and a Masters in Auditing and Information Security. He is certificated as CISA and CISM. He is a frequent speaker introducing new bugs and mitigation techniques in RootedCON, Black Hat Shmoocon, No cON Name and many others, mainly focused on mobile apps and hooking tecniques.