ECCWS Biographies

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

Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac i

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.

Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac i

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.

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Filipe Caldeira is an Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal. He is a researcher at the CI&DETS research centre of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu and at the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. His main research interests include ICT security, namely, trust and reputation systems, Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Protection. His research papers were published in various international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been recently involved in some international and national research projects.


Prof. Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC). He teaches officers of rank major to brigadier-general from Canada and about 20 other countries.


Prof. Helge Janicke is the Technical Director of De Montfort University's Cyber Technology Institute. He is a general chair of the International Symposium on SCADA and Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR). He serves on the editorial board and as reviewer for a number of international journals.


Dr. Michael Robinson is a cyber security research engineer at Airbus.  As part of the architecture, innovation and scouting team he provides cyber expertise to the business and supports state of the art research into new and novel cyber security solutions.


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.