Dr. Haitham Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK
Dr. Haitham Cruickshank, is a senior lecturer at the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, Guildford UK.
He is an experienced researcher and worked several UK, EU and ESA security related projects. He has been the main author on several ETSI specifications on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) security/privacy and broadband satellite network security architectures.
His main research interests are network, user and information security/privacy, future network architecture in mobile, satellite and Internet. He also teaches in the security, Internet networking and satellite courses at University of Surrey. He is a member of the IEEE Satellite and Space Communications Committee. Also he is a chartered engineer and corporate member of the IEE in UK.
He also has over 135 publications, including 25 refereed journals, 102 conferences, 3 books chapters and 5 IETF/ETSI standards
Dr. Leonardo Goratti, CREATE-NET, Italy
Dr. Leonardo Goratti received his Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications from the University of Oulu (Finland) and his M.Sc. in Telecommunications engineering from the University of Firenze (Italy). Since 2013 Dr. Goratti is with the research Centre CREATE-NET, Trento (Italy), where he works on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) principles applied to 5G technology. Dr. Goratti worked also with the European funded Joint Research Centre of Ispra (Italy) from 2010 to 2013. From 2003 until 2010 he worked at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) of Oulu (Finland). His research interests include also Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for mobile radio networks (LTE/LTE-A), public safety communications, wireless personal/body area networks and wireless sensor networks. Device-to-Device communications and millimeter wave communications also fall within his research interests. Dr. Goratti is further interested in cognitive MAC protocols for spectrum agile mobile networks. Dr. Goratti authored and co-authored several international journal and conference publications as well as he was a co-author of patents. Dr. Goratti currently works on several industry driven and H2020 projects such as the SESAME, COHERENT and 5G-Crosshaul.
Pr. Stathes Hadjiefthymiades, University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Emmanouil Kafetzakis, ORION Innovations, Greece
Emmanouil is the CEO of ORION INNOVATIONS P.C. Since 2002 he holds the B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens, Greece, he also received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same university, in 2004 and 2011. Emmanouil has more than 10 years of experience working with operators, enterprises, and academics across Europe. His primary areas of specialisation include performance modeling, forecasting techniques, resource allocation protocols and management for communication networks, simulation of data networks, with recent emphasis on Future Internet and SDN/NFV Architectures.
Before establishing ORION, Emmanouil was a senior member with the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of National Centre of Research “Demokritos”, where he participated in numerous European and national R&D projects. Other previous experience includes lecturing as Adjunct Lecturer at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, and the Business College of Athens (BCA).
He has more than 15 publications and more than 50 citations. He serves as reviewer in leading IEEE/ACM Journals and conferences. He holds Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications and he is a biographee in several lists (e.g., Marquis Who’s Who, etc.).
Dr. Georgios Karopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Georgios Karopoulos received a Diploma of Information and Communication Systems Engineer in 2003, a M.Sc. in Information and Communication Systems Security in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Computer Network Security in 2009, from the department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece. Currently, he is a Marie Curie fellow researcher at the Communication Networks Laboratory of the University of Athens, Greece. His research interests are in the areas of network security, Smart Grid security and Critical Infrastructure protection, and he has published in conferences and scientific journals in the above areas. In the past, he has held positions as a postdoctoral researcher at IIT-CNR (Italy) in 2010-2011 and JRC (Italy) in 2012-2014, as well as an adjunct lecturer at the University of the Aegean (department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering) in 2010. He is a reviewer of international journals and conferences and has served as a technical program committee member in international conferences in security and networking; he has also been a guest editor in Elsevier’s Computer Communications.
Dr. Anastasios (Tassos) Lyratzis, EETT, Greece
Dr. Tassos Lyratzis is an Electrical & Computer Engineer, member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
He graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (1990) and holds a PhD in the field of Telecommunications & Computer Networks (1994). During his PhD studies, he worked as a specialist in Telecommunications in various European research projects.
He has worked in IMF ltd as Network Equipment engineer (1991-1995) and in INFORMER S.A. as Telecommunications Infrastructure consultant (1995-1996).
He has worked in OTE S.A. as Telecommunications Engineer (1996-2001) in the Network Management Department and participated in standardization activities as well as in European research projects related to Network Management and Fraud detection.
Since 2001 he is working in EETT, in the Spectrum Directorate. He has been the Head of the Spectrum Management Department (2003-2006) when EETT was involved in the Spectrum Management of the Olympic Games of Athens in 2004.
Since 2011 he is Head of Spectrum Directorate of EETT.
He participates in international activities in European Union Regulatory bodies like the Radio Spectrum Committee and the Radio Spectrum Policy Group.
Dr. Louis Marinos, ENISA, Greece
Dr. Louis Marinos is senior expert at ENISA in the area of Risk and Threat Management with extensive experience in the management and operation of security and the coordination of European expert groups. Currently, he is responsible for Projects in the area of Emerging Threat Landscape. He is the author and main responsible of the ENISA Threat Landscape. His expertise is on:
Threat Landscaping/Threat Intelligence, Threat Analysis, Risk analysis, Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning, including SMEs, Member States and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.
- Assessment and management of Emerging and Future Risks, Threats and trends hereof.
- Integration of Risk Management with operational and governance processes.
- Strategic consulting in the area of security for major firms in the financial, telecommunication and commercial sectors.
- Security management with regard to critical business areas, such as financial institutions, B2B and telecommunications.
Mrs. Anna Matsouka, OTE, Greece
Mrs. Anna Matsouka holds a B.SC. degree in Physics, a M.Sc degree in Electronics and Radio-Communications from the University of Athens, and a DEA (Diplome d’etudes approfondies) on Microwaves and Optical Transmission from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), France.
From 1998 to 2003 she worked in the Switching Department of the Engineering in Vodafone Greece. From 2004 onwards she works as a Telecomm Engineer at OTE S.A. in the Strategic Analysis & Regulatory Relations Department. In the meanwhile, she obtained an Executive MBA from the Athens University of Economics & Business. Mrs. Matsouka is also a member and chair of the “Spectrum Policies” working group of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ (ETNO) Association.
Dr. Michael Parker, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Dr. Michael Parker received his BA (first-class) degree in electrical and information sciences from Cambridge University, UK in 1992, and also his PhD from Cambridge University in 1996. In 1997 he joined Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, Ltd., Colchester, UK, and from 2000-2003 he was also with the Photonics Networking Laboratory, Fujitsu Network Communications, Richardson, Texas, USA. From 2003 to 2007, he was with Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Ltd. He was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, UK in 2004. Since 2008 he has been associated with Lexden Technologies Ltd. and the University of Essex. Over his research career, Dr. Parker has conducted extensive research into arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) design and theory, aperiodic photonic crystals and photonic band-gap structures, chromatic dispersion and polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) compensation techniques, novel microstructured (zoned and hollow-core) fibre designs, cryptographic transmission techniques, and next-generation optical networking (WDM-PON, RoF and converged wireless technologies), flexgrid (maximum entropy) architecture design, and 5G networking. He has filed over 20 patents, and has authored more than 150 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been involved with the e-photon/ONe and BONE European FP7 Networks of Excellence, as well as the FP7 OASE, STRONGEST FIVER, SODALES, and IDEALIST projects. Currently he is working in the NIRVANA (EPSRC), H2020 iCIRRUS, and 5G-PPP CHARISMA (as Technical Manager) research projects.
Ms. Eleni Trouva, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Dr. Eleni Trouva received her diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece in 2006 and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics of Athens University of Economics and Business in 2009. In September 2009 she joined the i2CAT Foundation, where she initially contributed in the FP7 GEANT3 project and then in the FP7 IRATI project. In 2013 she joined the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos, where she is currently working on the T- NOVA FP7 and CHARISMA H2020 projects. Her current research interests include future network architectures, NFV orchestration and management and SDN and NFV security challenges.