Keynote Speakers

Keynote1: İlkay Altintaş: Challenges and Opportunities for Composable AI-Integrated Applications at the Digital Continuum
keynote1  lkay Altintas is a Turkish-American data and computer scientist, and researcher in the domain of supercomputing and high-performance computing applications. Since 2015, Altintas has served as chief data science officer of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she has also served as founder and director of the Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence (WorDS) since 2014, as well as founder and director of the WIFIRE lab. Ikay Altintas is also the co-initiator of the Kepler scientific workflow system, an open-source platform that endows research scientists with the ability to readily collaborate, share, and design scientific workflows.

Born in Aydın, Turkey, lkay Altintas attended Middle East Technical University before embarking on a research career. While pursuing her career as a research scientist, she completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2011. In addition to her work as a research scientist, she is a computer science lecturer at the University of California, San Diego. lkay Altintas is also a co-founder and board member of the Data Science Alliance non-profit. She serves on the advisory board of several national agencies and companies, and as an editor of peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Keynote 2: Prof. Dr. ir. Bart Preneel: Big data against corona: mass surveillance or privacy by design?
keynote2  Prof. dr. ir. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and a member of IEEE since 1986. He heads the COSIC research group, which has 100 members. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of five patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel has served as president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He is a member of the Advisory Group of ENISA, of the Academia Europaea and of the knowledge center of the Belgian Data Protection Authority. He has been invited speaker at more than 120 conferences in 50 countries. He received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics (2014) and the ESORICS Outstanding Research Award (2017). In 2015, he was elected as fellow of the IACR. He frequently consults for industry and government about security and privacy technologies. He is co-founder and Board Member of the start-up nextAuth and member of the Advisory Board of Tioga Capital Partners. 
Keynote 3: Elias P. Duarte Jr.: Leveraging In-Network Computing with Network Function Virtualization
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Elias P. Duarte Jr. is a Full Professor at Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, where he is the leader of the Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Lab (LaRSis). His research interests include Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, their Dependability, Management, and Algorithms. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewer papers and has supervised more than 130 students both on the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Prof. Duarte is currently Associate Editor of the Computing (Springer) journal and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and has served as chair of more than 20 conferences and workshops in his fields of interest. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 1997, M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain, 1991, and both BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1987 and 1991, respectively. He chaired the Special Interest Group on Fault Tolerant Computing of the Brazilian Computing Society (2005-2007); the Graduate Program in Computer Science of UFPR (2006-2008); and the Brazilian National Laboratory on Computer Networks (2012-2016). He is a member of the Brazilian Computing Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE.