1. Topic: Data driven security analysis for emerging applications in IoT and 5G
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
IEICE FELLOW and Distinguished Researcher of NICT
Koji Nakao received the B.E. degree of Mathematics from Waseda University, in Japan, in 1979. Since joining KDDI in 1979, Koji has been engaged in the research on communication protocol, and information security technology for telecommunications in KDDI laboratory. He has started to additionally research on the area of cybersecurity for NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) in 2004 and for Yokohama National University in 2015. Since 2000, he has been conducted for several governmental security research projects and involved in International Security Standardization activities. His current interests are IoT security, 5G security and Supply-Chain security and so on. His present positions are "Distinguished Researcher" to manage research activities for cybersecurity technologies in NICT and “Guest Professor” of Yokohama National University on IoT security research. Koji has also been an Advisor of Cybersecurity for CABINET SECRETARIAT in Japanese government since April 2017.
The followings are the major awards received:
Koji received the IPSJ Research Award in 1992, METI Ministry Award and KPMG Security Award in 2006, and Best Paper Award (JWIS) in 2007, the Commendation for Science and Technology award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Technology: Research Category) in 2009, Lifetime Achievement Awards in ASIA-JCIS in 2012, Ministry Award (contributions for cyber security) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2015 and so on. He is a member of IPJS and a fellow of IEICE.
2. Topic: Blockchain overview and its use for decentralized identity
Dr. Heung Youl Youm
Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17, Security., Korea
He began participating in ITU-T SG 17 in 2003 and has actively contributed to the work of SG17 as a core member of security experts for more than 13 years. He was an associate Rap-porteur of SG 17 Question 10/17 from 2003 to 2004. For the Study Period (2005 – 2008), he served as a Rapporteur of Question 9/17. He was a Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17 from 2009 to 2016. He was Chairman of Working Party 2 (Application Security) of SG17 for the Study Period (2009–2012) and was Chairman of Working Party 3 (Identity management and cloud computing security) of SG17 for the Study Period (2013–2016). He has been a Project Editor or Co-editor for 19 approved ITU-T Recommendations or agreed Supplements in the area of IPTV security, home network security, authentication protocol, USN security, mobile security, and cybersecurity.
From 1990, he has worked as a professor for the Department of Information Security Engineering of the Soonchunhyang University, Korea. He is currently the Director of SCH cyber-security research centre in Soonchunhyang University. He was a president of KIISC (Korea Institute on information security and cryptology) in 2011 and is an emeritus president of KIISC. He had worked for ETRI as a senior research engineer from 1982 to 1990. He is active in many (advisory or self-performance evaluation) committees in the area of Information Security and privacy for the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) from 2008 to 2016, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) since 2013, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) since 2015. He is Chairman for the ISMS/PIMS certification committee in Korea since 2007 and chairman for the committee on information security in the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
He received a Bachelor degree in 1981, a Master degree in 1983, and a Ph.D. degree in 1990, all in Electronics Engineering from Hanyang University, Korea.
3. Topic: MACHINE LEARNING ENHANCED SOFTWARE
Prof. GEORGE A. TSIHRINTZIS
Department of Informatics in the University of Piraeus, Greece
GEORGE A. TSIHRINTZIS is Full Professor in the Department of Informatics in the University of Piraeus, Greece, and served as its Head from Sept. 2016 through Aug. 2020. He received the Diploma of Electrical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (with honours) and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His current research interests include Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Decision Theory, and Statistical Signal Processing and their applications in Multimedia Interactive Services, User Modeling, Knowledge-based Software Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. He has authored or co-authored over 350 research publications in these areas, which include 5 monographs and 26 edited volumes.
He is co-Founder and co-Editor of the Springer series on LEARNING AND ANALYTICS IN INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, the Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Decision Technologies (IOS Press) and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies (Inderscience) and a member of the editorial boards of 15 additional journals. He has (co-)authored 6 monographs and guest (co-)edited 11 special issues of internation journals. He has (co-)chaired over 30 international conferences and (co-)edited 26 books.
4. Topic: Attack and Defense of ad hoc Botnets
Prof. Patrick S. Chen
Lifetime Honorary Professor, Tatung University, Taiwan
Patrick S. Chen received the diploma in informatics from the University of Erlangen and the doctorate in informatics from the RWTH Aachen University in 1993. He gained his industrial experiences through his work in the Cheko Co. Ltd. where he served as an engineer and a manager. He got several patents through his practical work. His research interest covers information security, mobile communications, and management information systems. He has also published numerous papers in these fields. He is currently a professor in the Department of Information Management at Tatung University, Taiwan, ROC, and a guest professor at Stuttgart University of Applied Science in Germany.