Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley. HHe does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). In 2013, he co-founded Databricks a startup to commercialize technologies for Big Data processing, and in 2006 he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution
Patrik Fältström is Head of Research and Development at Netnod. Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, DNS since 1987, and been involved in Internet related standardisation since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide.Fältström is one of the editors of the standards of Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM) created in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009.
Panos Papadimitratos Panos Papadimitratos earned his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2005. He then held positions at Virginia Tech, EPFL and PoliTo. Panos currently leads the “Networked Systems Security Group at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. His research agenda includes a gamut of security and privacy problems, with emphasis on wireless networks. He leads the ACCESS center Security, Privacy, and Trust thematic area, as well as the ICES center Industrial Competence Group on Security. Panos is a KAW Academy Fellow and he delivered numerous invited talks, keynotes, panel addresses, and tutorials in flagship conferences. He was the program co-chair for the ACM WiSec and the TRUST conferences and will serve as the general chair of the WISec (2018) and PETS (2019) conferences. Panos is a member of the Young Academy of Europe.
Elena Dubrova received the Diploma Engineer degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1993, Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, in 1998. Currently she is a professor in Electronic Systems Design at the School of Information and Communication Technology at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She has authored over 100 publications in electronic system design. Major contributions include new algorithmic techniques for Boolean decomposition, FPGA technology mapping, probabilistic verification, and binary sequence generation. She has co-authored a book Logic Synthesis and Verification which was a best-seller of Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2002. Her current research interests include logic synthesis, formal verification, testing, fault-tolerant computing, cryptography, and systems biology.