ECCWS Biographies

Below are the ECCWS Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Dr. Mark Scanlon

Dr Audun Jøsang is professor in cybersecurity at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on big-data security analytics, trusted computing, intelligence analysis, subjective logic and reasoning under uncertainty.  He has worked as Associate Professor at QUT in Australia, as telecommunications engineer for Alcatel in Belgium and for Telenor in Norway. He holds a Master's degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a PhD from NTNU in Norway.

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Niels Nagelhus Schia is a senior research fellow at NUPI. He is a former fellow of the NSSR (New School for Social Research) and holds a PhD degree in social anthropology from the University of Oslo. Schia has worked on numerous topics within international organizations, peacebuilding and statebuilding over the previous years. He has acted as an adviser to governments and international organizations on issues pertaining to capacity building, institution building and global governance. He has participated in international discussions and working groups in the United Nations and regularly participates at international conferences. He is a former Fulbright scholar and head of the scientific committee for the annual Fulbright award. Schia's research focuses on the role of cybersecurity in international relations. He conducts academic studies and provides expert analysis and strategic policy advice with regard to cybersecurity. Current studies are concerned with state-behavior norms, development assistance, societal vulnerabilities, and sovereignty in cyberspace, which in turn affect deterrence, and the dilemma of security vs. freedom.


Mini-Track Chairs

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Nasser S. Abouzakhar is a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Currently, his research area is mainly focused on critical infrastructure security, cloud security and applying machine learning solutions to various Internet and Web security and forensics related problems. He received PhD in Computer Sci Engg in 2004 from the University of Sheffield, UK. Nasser worked as a lecturer at the University of Hull, UK in 2004-06 and a research associate at the University of Sheffield in 2006-08. He is a technical studio guest to various BBC World Service Programmes such as Arabic 4Tech show, News-hour programme and Breakfast radio programme. Nasser is a BCS chartered IT professional (CITP), CEng and CSci and is a BCS assessor for the accreditation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK. His research papers were published in various international journals and conferences.

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Tiago Cruz is Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. His research interests cover areas such as management systems for communications infrastructures and services, critical infrastructure security, broadband access network device and service management, internet of things, software defined networking and network function virtualization (among others), being the author of more than 60 publications, including chapters in books, journal articles and conference papers.

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Dr. Sandeep Joshi was born in Rajasthan, India. He received the Ph.D. degree from Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan, India.  He is working as a professor at Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), Jaipur, India. He has more than 20 years of teaching and industrial experience. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM. He was awarded with best paper at conference conducted by Kumamoto University, Japan. He has presented and published more than 30 papers in reputed Journals and Conferences of international repute. His research interest covers Networks, Security & Communication.

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Dr. Char Sample is a researcher focused on Threat Intelligence at MITRE and a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick. Dr. Sample has most recently focused her studies on the role of culture in cyber-attack and defence behaviours.  Additionally, she has interest in metrics, traffic analysis, risk management and measurement, and predictive models.  Dr. Sample’s background encompasses commercial, government and most recently academic environments.  She continues to try to merge the best features of all three environments.

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Paulo Simões is Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. His main research interests are Security, Network Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has been involved in several European research projects. He has been involved in several European- and industry-funded research projects, with both technical and management activities. He was also co-founder of two technological spin-off companies in these areas.