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Philip Yaffe

Philip Yaffe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1942 and grew up in Los Angeles, where he graduated from the University of California with a degree in mathematics and physics. In his senior year, he was also editor-in-chief of the Daily Bruin, UCLA's daily student newspaper. He has more than 40 years of experience in journalism and international marketing communication. At various points in his career, he has been a teacher of journalism, a reporter/feature writer with The Wall Street Journal, an account executive with a major international press relations agency, European marketing communication director with two major international companies, and a founding partner of a specialized marketing communication agency in Brussels, Belgium, where he has lived since 1974. He is author of 14 books, which can be found easily in Amazon Kindle.

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Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis is a retired professor of Computer Science interested in network science, social media, and emerging technologies, and has published over 30 books on topics ranging from personal computing to complexity theory.

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Peter Denning

Peter Denning

Peter J. Denning (pjd@nps.edu) is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cebrowski Institute for information innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Ubiquity, and is a past president of ACM. The author’s views expressed here are not necessarily those of his employer or the U.S. federal government.

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Gil Press

Gil Press has worked as a research and marketing executive at NORC, Digital Equipment Corporation, and EMC Corporation. He is Managing Partner of gPress, a social sciences and market research consultancy.

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Espen Andersen

Espen Andersen is Associate Professor of Strategy and Director of the Technology Strategy Center with The Norwegian Business School in Oslo, a frequent speaker and writer on technology and business strategy issues. He is also an Associate Editor for Ubiquity Magazine.

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Sharad Sinha

Sharad Sinha

Sharad Sinha s a Research Scientist with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also a corresponding editor with IEEE Potentials and an associate editor with ACM Ubiquity. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from NTU (Singapore) and thereafter worked at HKUST (Hong Kong) and NUS (Singapore). He is fascinated with the developments in a wide range of topics related to computing but sees all this from a non-research perspective as well. His primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of embedded systems, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing and high performance computing as well as their intersection with other application areas like medical devices and machine vision.

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Kevin Fu

Dr. Kevin Fu, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan and CEO and co-founder of healthcare cybersecurity startup Virta Laboratories, Inc. His research investigates how to achieve trustworthy computing on embedded devices with application to health care, commerce, and communication. He teaches computer science courses in security and privacy. Virta Labs provides hospitals a managed cybersecurity service called BlueFlow to assure continuity of clinical operations despite medical device security risks. Fu received his Ph.D. in EECS from MIT where his research pertained to secure storage and how web authentication fails. His participation in the provocative 2008 IEEE research paper analyzing the security of a pacemaker/defibrillator led to a wake-up call for cybersecurity in medical device manufacturing. Fu has given nearly 100 invited talks on medical device security to industry, government, and academia—including U.S. Senate and House hearings, the Institute of Medicine, and National Academy of Engineering events. He directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security at the University of Michigan. He co-chaired the AAMI Working Group on Medical Device Security, which led to the AAMI TIR57 document that advises medical device manufacturers on how to incorporate security engineering into medical device product development. Fu co-authored the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board recommendations to U.S. HHS on how the federal government must adapt to risks of medical device security. His medical device security efforts were recognized with a Fed100 Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, MIT TR35 Innovator of the Year award, and best paper awards on medical device security by organizations such as IEEE and ACM. Fu served as a visiting scientist on cybersecurity research at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, Microsoft Research, and MIT CSAIL. He was a member the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. ISPAB is a Federal Advisory Committee that identifies emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy in Federal Government information systems.

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Paolo Rocchi

Paolo Rocchi

Upon retirement in 2010 Paolo Rocchi has been recognized as an Emeritus Docent at IBM for his scientific achievements; he is also an Adjunct Professor at Luiss University of Rome. Rocchi is currently involved in a variety of theoretical and applied fields of research including the methodologies of software engineering, the properties information, the Boltzmann-like entropy, the forecast of cancer tissues growth, the interpretation of probability and the teaching methods of informatics. Further details may be found at: http://www.edscuola.it/archivio/software/bit/eauthor.html.

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James B. Morris

Jim Morris is a software developer, computer systems architect, businessman, and serial entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience, most recently at FullSecurity Corporation researching solutions for microservices architectures and secure data-storage systems that are immune to external infection by malware and resistant to theft by malicious insiders. He has started and sold a successful technology company, did very early research (1970s) in OO programming languages at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and was an associate professor of computer science at Purdue. His areas of interest are cryptography, software development, operating systems, and hacking methodology. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin

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Alessio Malizia

I am a Professor of User Experience Design at University of Hertfordshire and a distinguished speaker of the ACM (the international Association for Computer Machinery); I live in London but I am a “global soul” and have been living in Italy, Spain and US. I am the son of a blacksmith, but thereafter all pretensions of manual skills end. I began my career as a bearded computer scientist at Sapienza – University of Rome and then, after an industrial experience in IBM and Silicon Graphics, moved on with my career in research. I was visiting researcher at the Xerox PARC where I was appreciated for my skills in neural networks (Multilayer Perceptrons) and as peanut butter and chocolate biscuits eater. I worked as associate professor (and Spanish tapas aficionado) at the University Carlos III of Madrid. I was senior lecturer at Brunel University London for five years where I was teaching and playing videogames. From 2017 I joined the University of Hertfordshire. My research and teaching interests focus on Human-Centred Systems. I am interested in the design of Ubiquitous Interactive Systems with a special focus on the End-User Development community. I am particularly interested in systems where the physical and digital become seamlessly intertwined producing a new hybrid landscape and the study of problems arising from designing such complex hybrid environments involving collaboration of various disciplines and stakeholders. In my role at Hertfordshire, I am keen to develop novel approaches and attract funding for improve scientific methods to design almost invisible interfaces embedded in a physical environment naturally exploited by users’ innate interaction modalities.

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Vivek Chaturvedi

Vivek Chaturvedi

Vivek Chaturvedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Palakkad India. Previously he has worked as Research Scientist in Nanyang Technological University Singapore. His research interests are in areas of computer architecture, cybersecurity and energy-efficient embedded systems. He is passionate about computing and is always curious to learn new technologies that can transform the world for better.

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Kemal Delic

Kemal Delic

Kemal A. Delic is a senior technologist with Hewlett-Packard Co. He is also an Adjunct Professor at PMF University in Grenoble, Advisor to the European Commission FET 2007-2013 Programme and Expert Evaluator for Horizon 2020.

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Andrew Odlyzko

Andrew Odlyzko is a mathematician and a former head of the University of Minnesota’s Digital Technology Center and of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Before that he was a researcher and research manager at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs. His recent works are available at his home page http://www.dtc.umn.edu/~odlyzko.

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Albert Borgmann

Albert Borgmann (German-born American philosopher) a Regent Professor has been teaching philosophy for last four decades at The University of Montana. His latest publication is Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country (Chicago, 2006). His main interests include philosophy of technology, ethics and philosophy of society.

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Arunasalam Sambhanthan

Arunasalam Sambhanthan (aka Sam) is a Ph.D. Research Scholar attached to the School of Information Systems, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia. His current primary research focus is on ICT business sustainability and green IT. He can be contacted at asambhanthan@acm.org

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Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke. His most recent book is "The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure."

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