Stavros Shiaeles, Ph.D.

Reader, Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth

Dr Stavros Shiaeles is a Reader in Cyber Security at University of Portsmouth, UK, Visiting Prof. at University of Peloponnese, Greece and Bharath University, India. He worked as an expert in cyber-security and digital forensics in the UK and EU, serving companies and research councils. His research interests span in the broad area of Cyber Security such as OSINT, Social Engineering, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Cloud Security, Insider Threats, Digital Forensics, Network Anomaly Detection and Malware mitigation.

He authored more than 100 publications in academic journals and conference, he chaired many workshops in IEEE well-known conference such as IEEE Service and NetSoft, he is a member of IEEE TCIIN Group and IEEE TCHS and currently he is co-chairing IEEE International Conference on Security and Resilience Series (IEEE CSR). He has co-edited two Cyber Security books, published by CRC Press on April 2021 and he is involving as Principal Investigator, leading University of Portsmouth research team, in European and local grants.

Further to his academic qualifications, he holds a series of professional certifications named EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Advance Penetration Testing (CAST611), ISACA Cobit 5 Foundation and a Cyberoam(Now acquired by Sophos) Certified Network and Security Professional (CCNSP), and he is an EC-Council accredited instructor providing professional certifications training on Cybersecurity and Penetration testing. It is worth mentioning, prior entering academia, he was in the industry, in which he has more than 10 years of experience, and he worked on various IT aspects and Cybersecurity.

Derek Mohammed, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science, Saint Leo University

Derek Mohammed holds the academic rank of full Professor in Cybersecurity, in the College of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science at Saint Leo University. Dr. Mohammed is the founding Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education at Saint Leo University. Dr. Mohammed has over twenty-five years of professional and academic experience in the information systems field. Dr. Mohammed holds several industry certifications, which include CISSP, CISA, CISM, and PMP. Dr. Mohammed is a reviewer for the Journal of Information Security: A Global Perspective. His research interest includes Cybersecurity, Network Security, and Cyber Risk and Compliance.

Jamal Al-Karaki, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Zayed University

Jamal Al-Karaki is currently a full professor at CIS, Zayed university. He has a rich University career in education, service, and research. He holds a PhD degree (with Distinction) in Computer Engineering from the Iowa State University, USA, with Research Excellence Award. He has a proven record of progressive responsibility including leadership positions as a college Dean, Director of IT, Co-Founder and Dept. Head at various institutes. He has a mixture of qualifications backed up with professional certifications. significant journey of experience with systematic mindset of an Engineer, visionary mindset of business evangelist, and achieving mindset of a project manager. He led the development of some national centers in cyber security as well as undergraduate and graduate computing programs. As an active researcher, he develops plans to advance the research agenda at CIS. He Published 100+ refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of IEEE and Tau Beta Pi. He is a member of Mohammad Bin Rashid Academy for Scientists in UAE and recently listed among the top 2% highly cited researchers in his field worldwide. He has a notable experience in the design and implementation in quality assurance processes as a certified reviewer for CAA of UAE, and certified Pearson EDI verifier/assessor, and QM Certified Peer Reviewer. I adore working within a multi-cultural environment.

Previous Speakers

Marwan Omar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Omar's Academic career has consistently focused on applied, industry-relevant cyber security, Data Analytics, machine learning, application of AI to cyber security and digital forensics research and education that delivers real-world results. He brings a unique combination of industry experience as well as teaching experience gained from teaching across different cultures and parts of the world. He has an established self-supporting program in machine learning application to cyber security. He has established a respectable research record in AI and cyber security exemplified in the dozens of published papers and book chapters that have gained recognition among researchers and practitioners (more than 272 Google scholar citations thus far). He is actively involved in graduate as well as undergraduate machine learning education including curriculum development and assessment. Dr. Omar has recently published two books with Springer on Machine Learning and Cyber Security and has also published research with IEEE conference on Sematic Computing. Additionally, Dr. Omar hold numerous industry certifications including Comptia Sec+, ISACA CDPSE, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, and SANS Advanced Smartphone Forensics Analyst. Dr. Omar has been very active academia and the industry and he is currently serving as an associate professor of cyber security at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Roman Bauer, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey

Roman received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computational Science and Engineering from ETH Zuerich, Switzerland. Afterwards, he did his doctoral studies at the Institute for Neuroinformatics (INI) at ETH Zürich and University of Zürich, working on simulations of cortical development. He then joined Newcastle University in September 2013 as a postdoctoral research associate and afterwards started his MRC fellowship project in September 2016 as an independent principal investigator. In June 2018 he took up an EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship at the School of Computing and a joint affiliation with the Institute of Genetic Medicine, both at Newcastle University. In August 2020 he then became a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey.

Michael Harre, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sydney

Dr. Harre's research combines the psychology of decision theory with artificial intelligence to understand complex social dynamics. Currently he's working on how to replicate a 'theory of mind' for AI and how AI communities co-create knowledge and can cooperate with humans. More generally Dr. Harre is interested in the psychology of AI: how can we use what we know of the mesoscopic scale of human cognition to advance our understanding of machine intelligence, i.e. beyond what is being done at the micro-scale of modelling neurons. He also has extensive experience in agent based modelling, economics, big data analytics, and game non-linear dynamics.

Richa Gupta, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jamia Hamdard

Dr. Richa Gupta, is working as Assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. She has a total of 15 years of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology from UPTU in 2004. Her interest in interdisciplinary work took her to University of Skovde,Sweden to pursue MS in Bioinformatics and completed in 2006. She has PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jamia Hamdard, India. She has been on working on areas where various fields of computer science can be implemented in healthcare. She is an active member of IEEE since 2001. She is also member of Institute for Engineering Research and Publication (IFERP) and life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).

She has published number of research papers in SCI indexed and scopus indexed journals. She is also in reviewing committee of reputed journals. Her research areas are Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Healthcare, Data mining etc.

Festus Adedoyin, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Informatics, Bournemouth University, U.K

Festus is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Management and Business Educator, and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing and Informatics, Bournemouth University, U.K. His current research interest is in the application of Machine and Deep Learning, and Econometrics tools to research stories in Energy and Climate Change as well as Digital Health. Festus has contributed to several thematic areas in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and he is open to international research collaborations. Festus has taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels the following modules: Business Information Technology (Quality Assurer), Data Management (Quality Assurer), Economics of Information Security, Smart Systems (teaching team), and Research methods and Professional Issues

Anil Fernando, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Strathclyde

Prof. Anil Fernando received his PhD in video processing from the University of Bristol-UK in 2001 and MSc in telecommunications from the Asian Institute of Technology-Thailand in 1997 and BSc(Honours-First Class) from the University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka in 1995. He joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, UK in August 2021 as a professor in video coding and communications and currently leading the video communications research group. Prior to that he has been in the University of Surrey, Brunel University in UK and the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand as an associate and assistant professor. He has a very strong research and academic profile and is a world leading expert on video processing, coding and communications. He has published more than 400 international refereed journal and conference publications mainly in IEEE. He graduated more than 100 PhD students in video processing and communications and is currently supervising over 15 PhD students. Due to his major contributions to the video communications research, he was invited by many IEEE leading conferences in disseminating his research to a wider community through plenary, keynote and invited talks at professional meetings, workshops and conferences. His work has been highly recognised by the international research community and has won IEEE International Shall award and NAB 2020 award.

Christopher Windmill, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Mathematics, University of Derby

Dr. Christopher Windmill is a Lecturer in Computer Science and Computer Games Programming at the Department of Computing and Mathematics, College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby. He completed his EngD. In System Level Integration at the University of Glasgow in 2013, and his undergraduate MEng (Hons) in Electronics and Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Edinburgh. He currently lectures in: project management; game design and development; and networked and distributed systems. He has current research interests and projects in data visualisation using games engines, data management in digital twins, and games technologies in healthcare, with a particular focus on VR and AR visualisation devices.