Martin Antony Walker's (Ph.D. – 1969, supervisor Sir Roger Penrose) career has spanned research in mathematical physics, and high-performance computing product research, development, and marketing with several leading high-tech firms in Canada, the USA, and Europe. He has evaluated EC research, advised UNESCO programs, and operated a scientific computing consultancy prior to retirement. His current interest is in applications of AI to science.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."