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N. Asokan is professor at Aalto University where he co-leads the Secure Systems Group He is principal investigator of ICRI-CARS and was lead academic principal investigator for ICRI-SC in Finland. From 2012 till 2017 he served as a professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. He also directs the Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) whose mission is to attract top students to be trained as experts in information security. He is an IEEE Fellow (2017) and an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2015). He spent seventeen years in industrial research, first with the Security Research Group at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (ZRL) and then at Nokia Research Center (NRC), where he initiated and led several projects including the “On-board Credentials” project, co-designed secure simple pairing protocols deployed in Bluetooth devices from version 2.1 onwards, and jointly conceived and contributed to the GAIN project which led to the design of Generic Authentication Architecture.
Gilles Barthe is a research professor working at the IMDEA Software Institute. Previously, he held positions at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, France; University of Minho, Portugal; Chalmers University, Sweden; CWI, Netherlands; University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. His research interests include programming languages and program verification, software and system security, cryptography, formal methods and foundations of mathematics and computer science. Since joining IMDEA, his research has focused on building foundations and tools for verifying cryptographic constructions and differentially private computations. He has published more than 100 refereed scientific papers. He has been coordinator/principal investigator of many national and European projects, and served as the scientific coordinator of the FP6 FET integrated project “MOBIUS: Mobility, Ubiquity and Security” for enabling proof-carrying code for Java on mobile devices (2005-2009). He has served as PC (co-)chair of several conferences including VMCAI, ESOP, FAST, SEFM, and been a PC member of more than 70 conferences, including CCS, CSF, EUROCRYPT, ESORICS, FM, ICALP, LICS, POPL, and S&P. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Automated Reasoning and of the Journal of Computer Security.
Srdjan Capkun (Srđan Čapkun) is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich and Director of the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC). Prior to joining ETH Zurich in 2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL), University of California Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in the Informatics and Mathematical Modelling Department, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research interests are in system and network security. One of his main focus areas is wireless security. He is a co-founder of 3db Access, a company focusing on secure distance measurement and proximity-based access control, and of Sound-Proof a spin-off focusing on usable on-line authentication. In 2016 he received an ERC Consolidator Grant for a project on securing positioning in wireless networks.
Alexandra Dmitrienko is Professor at the Julius-Maximilians University (JMU) of Würzburg, where she heads the Secure Software Systems Research Group since 2018. Before joining JMU in Würzburg, she worked for about 10 years in renowned security institutions in Germany and in Switzerland: Ruhr-University Bochum (2008-2011), Fraunhofer Institute for Information Security in Darmstadt (2011-2015) and ETH Zurich (2016-2017). She holds a PhD degree in Security and Information Technology from TU Darmstadt (2015). Her PhD dissertation was awarded by the by the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM STM WG 2016 Award) and recognized as outstanding by Intel – she received an Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award. Over past years, her research interests focused on various topics on secure software engineering, system security, and security of cyber-physical and distributed systems.  As of today, topics related to security of IoT are important part of her research agenda.
Daniel Gruss is a research assistant in the Secure Systems group at the Graz University of Technology, Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, where he also obtained his PhD in June 2017. His research interests include software-based microarchitectural attacks and operating system features. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of operating systems and security. During summer 2016 he worked at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He helped exploring the recent Spectre and Meltdown bugs.

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Tim Güneysu is professor and head of the chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Since 2016 he is also affiliated with the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) division of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen. Tim’s primary research topics are in the field of secure system engineering with focus on long-term secure cryptographic implementations, the design of security architectures for embedded systems and related aspects of hardware security. In the area of applied security and cryptography, Tim published and contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.
Boris Köpf is an associate research professor at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. Boris’ research focuses on the foundations of computer security. In particular, he is interested in quantitative notions of security, and in techniques for computing corresponding guarantees for real systems. He applies his research to the analysis of side-channel attacks (and countermeasures) and to privacy-preserving data publishing.
Matteo Maffei is full professor TU Vienna where he heads the Security and Privacy group. He was previously heading the Secure and Privacy-preserving Systems Group at Saarland University.  His main research interests are the design of cryptographic solutions to protect the privacy of users in the digital world and in the development of verification techniques to enforce security and privacy properties in programs, devices, and systems. More specifically, this embraces formal analysis of security and privacy properties in distributed systems as well as formal analysis of mobile apps, program verification, security and privacy by design, privacy-enhancing technologies and privacy in cloud applications.
Frank Piessens is a professor in the research group DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks) at the Computer Science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His main research interests are in the field of software security, where he focuses on the development of high-assurance techniques to deal with implementation-level software vulnerabilities and bugs, including techniques such as software verification, run-time monitoring, type systems, language based security and hardware-software co-design for security. He serves in several program committees including IEEE S&P, Euro S&P, CCS, POST, etc. and held PC chairs  in ESSoS, POST 2016 and Euro S&P 2018.
Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven, where he heads the imec-COSIC research group, which has 80 members. He has authored numerous scientific publications and is inventor of five patents. His research interests are cryptography, cybersecurity and privacy. He is president of LSEC and has been president of the IACR. He has been invited speaker at more than 120 conferences in more than 40 countries. He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the Academia Europaea. He received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics (2014), the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman award (2015) and the ESORICS Outstanding Research Award (2017). In 2015 he was elected as fellow of the IACR and in 2016 he delivered the IACR Distinguished Lecture. He testified in the European Parliament for the LIBE Committee Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens. He frequently consults for industry and government about security and privacy technologies and is involved with several start-ups in the area of cybersecurity.
Andrei Sabelfeld is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University, where he leads a team of researchers, engaged in a number of EU and national projects and collaborations with industry including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and SAP. His research focuses on web security, data and application security, language-based security, and location privacy. He serves on the steering committees of IEEE CSF, POST, and NordSec, editorial board of JCS and (about 80) program committees including IEEE Security & Privacy and ACM CCS. Also, he is recipient of the Facebook Research and Academic Relations Program Gift (2016), Google Faculty Research Award (2016), ERC Starter/Consolidator (2012), Chalmers Research Supervisor of the year (2010), and SSF Future Research Leader (2008) awards.
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi is professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he heads the System Security Lab. He is the Director of Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) at TU Darmstadt. He is a member of the profile area CYSEC of TU Darmstadt. His research tackles Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Trusted Computing, Security Hardware, and Applied Cryptography. He has been serving as general or program chair as well as program committee member of major conferences and workshops in Information Security and Privacy. He is Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, and on the editorial board of ACM Books. He served 5 years on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), and was guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design (Special Issue on Hardware Security and Trust). Sadeghi has been awarded with the renowned German prize “Karl Heinz Beckurts” for his research on Trusted and Trustworthy Computing technology and its transfer to industrial practice. Further, his group received the second prize of German IT Security Competition Award 2010.