ICCWS Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Richard L. Wilson is a Professor in Philosophy at Towson University in Towson, MD. Professor Wilson Teaches Applied Ethics in the Philosophy and Computer and Information Sciences departments at Towson while also serving as Senior Research Scholar in the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore. Professor Wilson’s interest’s are directed towards applying phenomenology to issues with emerging and innovative technologies.

Key Note Speakers

Mini Track Chairs

Dr. Jawad Hussain Awan is Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, Gharo Campus, Sindh, Pakistan. He is a member of IFIP WG 9.10: ICT Uses in Peace and War, and an active researcher with the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research Group. His research interests are ICT, Data Science, Cyber security, Security challenges in Smart and Physical Systems. He has published his research in several national and international research journals. He is the member of Editorial Review Board of a number of journals including of IEEE Access, Egyptian Journal of Informatics and the Journal of Information Warfare. He performed his duties as Committee member in ICCWS & ECCWS 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He is also Microsoft Certified Professional in Web Programming, and has won research awards with the collaboration of HEC, Pakistan and the British Council. He also worked as Lab Manager, Lecturer, and Research Fellow.

Dr. Zakariya Belkhamza is currently a member of faculty at the computer information Systems department, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Doha, Qatar. His area of expertise is information systems, strategic information systems, system design and architecture. Dr. Zakariya Belkhamza holds a Ph.D. in Information systems. He has published several papers in International journals and has authored and edited several books in the area of information systems.

Dr. Jason C. Brown is a research scientist and assistant professor at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He teaches risk management and organizational security, and as a futurist, he studies emerging threats, technological and social trends, and responses to those threats. A currently serving officer with the U.S. Army, Dr. Brown has worked within the intelligence, information operations, and cyber career fields. He has authored technical reports on the future of extremism, information warfare, cyber enabled financial crimes, and Chinese soft power.

Dr. Jessica Dawson is the Information Warfare Division Chief at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. She holds a Ph.D. from Duke Sociology and teaches social inequality and social theory. Her research focuses on the digital disruption of social processes. She serves as a special advisor to Army senior leaders on social media threats and information warfare.

Christoph Lipps, graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, where he meanwhile lectures as well. He is a Senior Researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, heading the Cyber Resilience & Security Team of the Intelligent Networks Research Department. He is not only a member of the committee of the ICCWS and ECCWS, but also scientific committee member of various international conferences, and reviewer of several journals. His research focuses on Physical Layer Security (PhySec), Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), entity authentication, Security in the Sixth Generation (6G) Wireless Systems and all aspects of network and cyber security.

Dr. Char Sample is a researcher with ICF. Dr. Sample also teaches at Boise State University. She has given guest lecturers at Bournemouth University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and Royal Holloway University. Dr. Sample has over 20 years’ experience in the information security industry. Dr. Sample’s research focuses on deception, and the role of cultural values in cybersecurity events. More recently she has begun researching the relationship between human cognition and machines. Presently Dr. Sample is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, other areas of research are data resilience, cyber-physical systems and industrial control systems.


Dr. Pardis Moslemzadeh Tehrani, is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, the University of Malaya. She was a Senior Lecturer at the same university from 2015 to 2022. Her research interests span the area of Information Technology Law, International Humanitarian Law and legal research methodology. Pardis has made scholarly contributions in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers in several national and international conferences and served on many conferences and workshop program committees.

Dr. Pardis Moslemzadeh Tehrani, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya where she has been since 2015. Her research interests span in the area of Information Technology Law and International Humanitarian Law. Pardis has made scholarly contributions in peer-reviewed Journals and presented papers in a number of conferences and served on many program committees. She is an International Scientific Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and currently a member of Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics.

Workshop Facilitators