Below are the ICCWS Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Prof. Brian K. Payne is the vice provost for academic affairs at Old Dominion University, where he is tenured in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He is a former editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice and past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Payne is the author or co-author of more than 160 journal articles and seven books including White-Collar Crime: The Essentials (Sage), Family Violence and Criminal Justice (Elsevier, with Randy Gainey), Crime and Elder Abuse: An Integrated Perspective (Charles C Thomas), Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Balanced Approach (Sage, with Will Oliver and Nancy Marion). He is the founding Chair of the Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education, Workforce, and Economic Development Alliance (HRCyber). Payne is currently PI or co-PI on three NSF grants totaling $1.6 million.
Prof. Hongyi Wu is the Batten Chair of Cybersecurity and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Old Dominion University (ODU). He is also a Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds joint appointment in Department of Computer Science. Before joining ODU, he was an Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). He received the B.S. degree in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2000 and 2002, respectively. His research focuses on networked cyber-physical systems for security, safety, and emergency management applications, where the devices are often light-weight, with extremely limited computing power, storage space, communication bandwidth, and battery supply. He served on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2004, UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor Award in 2011, and IEEE Percom Mark Weiser Best Paper Award in 2018.