Pekka Abrahamsson
Pekka Abrahamsson, PhD
Professor of Information Systems & Software Engineering, University of Jyväskylä
Email: pekka.abrahamsson@protonmail.ch
 
Dr. Pekka Abrahamsson works as a full professor of information systems and software engineering at University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He received his PhD on Software Engineering in 2002 from University of Oulu. His research is in the area of new & emerging software technologies, empirical software engineering, software startups, and ethics of artificial intelligence. Prior to his current position he has served as full professor in University of Helsinki (Finland), Free University of Bolzano (Italy), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). He worked also at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland as a research professor of software technologies. He has published broadly in his fields of expertise and received many awards and recognitions. he received the Nokia Foundation Award in 2007, Aminer.org selected him as Top-100 Most Influential Scholar in software engineering in 2016 and he co-authored the best paper of 2018 in Journal of Systems and Software. He is the co-founder of the Software Startup Research Network (SSRN) and a seasoned expert in leading large research projects.

Robert Sungsoo Ahn
Robert Sungsoo Ahn
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: robert.sungsoo.ahn@utdallas.edu
 
Robert Sungsoo Ahn, is a PhD student in department of computer science at the University of Texas, Dallas, working with Dr. Lawrence Chung. His research areas include conflict analysis of non-functional requirements, requirements engineering, machine learning, knowledge representation and model-driven software engineering. Mr. Ahn performed and presented research work at NSF Net-centric & Cloud Software & Systems (NCSS) Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Before entering academia, he had participated in several industrial/governmental projects, such as development of an information retrieval system, management of biodiversity data, and design of a decision support system. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Hanyang University, Korea.

Paul Buis
Paul Buis, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: 00pebuis@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Paul Buis is an Associate Professor and the Department Chairperson in the Department of Computer Science at Ball State University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1991, a M.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University in 1986, and a B.S. in Physics and Math from Hope College in 1984. Dr. Buis published book chapters on security for the Internet and the Web in both Internet Security: Professional Reference, published by New Riders, and Internet Security: Professional Reference, published by New Riders. He has also taught courses at Ball State on Programming Languages, Programming for the Internet, and Systems Administration.

Eric Burger
Eric Burger, PhD
Co-Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Email: eric.burger@georgetown.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He established the Georgetown site of the S2ERC in 2012. Until October 2019, he was on IPA at the Federal Communications Commission serving as its Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Georgetown he worked in the communications, enterprise software, and semiconductor design industries. He holds an SBEE, MBA, and CS PhD from MIT, Catholic University of Leuven, and IIT.

Ulrico Celentano, PhD
Faculty Researcher, University of Oulu
Email: ulrico.celentano@oulu.fi
Research Projects
 
Ulrico Celentano holds a dott.ing. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, a doctoral degree in technology from the University of Oulu, Finland, and has completed a block of studies in psychology at the University of Oulu. He currently is with the Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group at the University of Oulu, where he has been doing research on adaptive systems and interacting natural and artificial intelligent entities. His present research interests encompass dependable systems (including data privacy and information security), as well as networked artificial intelligent systems, human cognition and the social interaction of the above.

Tam Chantem
Tam Chantem, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
Email: tchantem@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Tam Chantem is an assistant professor in ECE at Virginia Tech. Her primary areas of research are embedded systems and cyber-physical systems, with focuses on the hardware/software co-design of real-time embedded systems, integrated security, energy-aware and thermal-aware system-level design, and intelligent transportation systems. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and her Bachelor’s degrees from Iowa State University in 2005. Before joining Virginia Tech, Chantem was an assistant professor in ECE at Utah State University. Chantem received a U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship, Utah State University’s 2016 ECE Advisor of the Year, and 2011 Outstanding Research Assistant Award from University of Notre Dame. She has also served as the TPC co-chair (ICESS 2017, RTSOPS 2017, and LPDC 2015) and technical program committee for several conferences such as RTAS, ECRTS, and RTSS.

Lawrence Chung
Lawrence Chung, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: chung@utdallas.edu
 
Lawrence Chung has been working in Requirements Engineering, System/Software Architecture and Systems Engineering. He was the principal author of the research monograph “Non-Functional Requirements in Software Engineering”, and has been involved in developing “RE-Tools” (a muiti-notational requirements tool) , “HOPE” (a smartphone app project for people with difficulties), and “Silverlining” and “IRIS” (respectively a cloud computing and big data project). He has been a keynote speaker, invited lecturer, co-editor-in-chief for International Journal of Innovative Software (IJIS) and International Journal of Big Data Intelligence and Applications (IJBDIA), editorial board member for Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ) and International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing (IJNDC), editor for ETRI Journal, and program co-chair for various international events. He is currently on the faculty of Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1993 from University of Toronto.

Charles Clancy
T. Charles Clancy, PhD
Co-Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Vice President for Intelligence Programs, MITRE
Email: tcc@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Charles Clancy is vice president for Intelligence Programs in MITRE’s Center for Programs and Technology. In this role, he leads the organization’s technical strategy and priorities in support of the intelligence community. This includes ensuring technical quality, affordability, and timely delivery of work products; nurturing a developmental culture for MITRE employees; and accelerating technical innovation to anticipate and meet the future demands of government sponsors. He is an internationally recognized expert on topics at the intersection of wireless, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. Before joining MITRE in 2019, Clancy served as the Bradley Professor of Cybersecurity at Virginia Tech, and executive director at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. There, he led Virginia Tech’s research and experiential learning programs in defense and intelligence. Clancy started his career at the National Security Agency, filling a variety of research, engineering, and operations roles, with a focus on wireless communications. Clancy has co-authored more than 250 patents and academic publications, as well as five books. An avid entrepreneur, he co-founded several venture-backed security startup companies that apply commercial innovation to national security challenges. Clancy has also been heavily involved in wireless security protocol standardization and held leadership positions within the Internet Engineering Task Force, Wireless Innovation Forum, and Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers. In 2015, he was elected to the prestigious AFCEA Intelligence Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland College Park.

Todor Cooklev
Todor Cooklev, PhD
Harris Associate Professor of Wireless Communications and Applied Research, Indiana/Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Email: cooklevt@ipfw.edu
Research Projects
 
Todor Cooklev’s research interests include most aspects of modern wireless systems. He has contributed to the development of a number of communications standards, including Bluetooth, DSL, Wi-Fi, cellular, and military radio systems, serving at times in leadership positions in standardization organizations such as ITU-T, IEEE 802, and 3GPP. He has several years of experience working in Silicon Valley, California. Dr. Cooklev has contributed to more than 100 publications and numerous patents. He currently serves as an editor of the wireless and radio communication series of the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine.

Huseyin Ergin
Huseyin Ergin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: hergin@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Huseyin is an assistant professor of the Computer Science Department at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, his M.Sc. at Sabanci University – Turkey, and his BS.C. at Yeditepe University – Turkey, all in computer science degrees. His expertise areas are software engineering, model-driven engineering, and model transformation. He worked in various industries as a software developer including the R&D department at Huawei Telecommunications, the IT department at Mercedes-Benz US International, a smart shopping assistant startup called Mona, and a wedding ring manufacturing company called Benchmark. His software projects in these companies gave him an extensive look at the software development practices in various settings. He has been in the organization committee of successful local programming, scientific, and robotics competitions and camps. Lately, he is closely working with industry partners on software engineering techniques and practices. He is teaching software engineering classes and supervising software projects for local community partners, including startups, non-profits organizations, university branches, and local companies. He is also the director of Capstone Connector, which is a program under the Innovation Connector of Muncie to connect industry partners with student Capstone teams.

Mazen Farhood
Mazen Farhood, PhD
Associate Professor in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
Email: farhood@vt.edu
 
Before joining Virginia Tech in 2008, Dr. Farhood was a Scientific Researcher with the Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Georgia Tech’s School of Aerospace Engineering. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His current research interests include security aware control and reliability analysis of unmanned aircraft systems, motion planning and tracking along trajectories, cooperative control of multi-vehicle systems, and model complexity reduction. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2014.

Tapio Frantti
Tapio Frantti, PhD
Co-Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, University of Oulu
Email: tapio.frantti@oulu.fi
 
Tapio Frantti holds degrees of MSc, LicTech and Dr. Tech. from the Department of Automation and Information Technology, University of Oulu. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Oulu. He has worked at the Outokumpu Polarit Oy, University of Oulu, Nokia Telecommunications, and Nokia Mobile Phones as a researcher, senior researcher, chief engineer, and research manager. He has also worked in Technical Research Centre of Finland as a chief research scientist and Research Professor and as Visiting Professor in Tokyo Denki University. Lately he has been working in Renesas Mobile Europe and Broadcom Communications Finland as a distinguished researcher and research leader, in IoLiving Ltd. as CTO and in University of Oulu as a Director of Security and Software Engineering Research Site of Finland. He also works in FRE company doing security and control engineering consultation. He has been on the field about 20 years and he has published +100 scientific and technical papers in journals, magazines, books and international conferences. The most of the publications consider adaptive and intelligent control algorithms in handheld devices, communication, electronic production, power plant, household, and health systems. He has also authored several adaptive and intelligent control patents. Tapio Frantti also acts as a regular reviewer in international conferences and 11 scientific top rated journals and he is a member of Technical Program Committees in tens of international conferences. He research interest are in the adaptive and intelligent control theory, networking technologies and cyber security.

Laura Freeman, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Associate Director, Intelligent Systems Lab, Hume Center
Email: laura.freeman@vt.edu
 
Dr. Laura Freeman a Research Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Intelligent Systems Lab at the Virginia Tech Hume Center. Her research includes cybersecurity, data analytics, machine learning, and developing new methods for test and evaluation focusing on emerging system technology. Previously, Dr. Freeman was the Assistant Director of the Operational Evaluation Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses. In that position, she established and developed an interdisciplinary analytical team of statisticians, psychologists, and engineers to advance scientific approaches to DoD test and evaluation. Dr. Freeman has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Statistics, all from Virginia Tech. Her Ph.D. research was on design and analysis of experiments for reliability data.

Ryan Gerdes
Ryan Gerdes, PhD
Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Virginia Tech
Email: rgerdes@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Ryan M. Gerdes is an Assistant Professor in ECE at Virginia Tech. Dr. Gerdes’ work focuses on designing resilient computing systems, with an emphasis on cyber-physical systems operating in adversarial environments and leveraging the physical layer for defensive and offensive purposes. He is the principal investigator on NSF and DOE projects that examine the security and privacy of cooperative, automated vehicles; unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and next-generation battery electric vehicles and chargers. Recent research topics have included: use of intentional electromagnetic interference for the physical-layer manipulation of sensors and actuators, including radar and electric motors; identification and tracking of cognitive radios; attack detection and prevention for automotive systems; electromagnetic side-channel analysis for code-change detection; machine learning in adversarial environments; and detection of malicious logic in untrusted, integrated circuit designs.

Paul Gestwicki
Paul Gestwicki, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: pvgestwicki@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Paul Gestwicki is a professor of Computer Science at Ball State University, where he leads a games research and development group. His multidisciplinary student teams have been building educational games since 2009, working with such community partners as The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum, and local museums and nonprofits. His previous work with S2ERC includes the cybersecurity education game–Social Startup Game–which teaches security concepts and practices to upper middle school and high school students; see S2ERC TR 318 for complete details on this project. Dr. Gestwicki has written many scholarly articles on software design, development, and evaluation techniques for educational games, focusing on methodologies for multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams. Dr. Gestwicki earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2005 from the University at Buffalo for his work on interactive visualization of object-oriented program execution.

Ronaldo Goncalves
Ronaldo Goncalves
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: ronaldo.goncalves@utdallas.edu
 
Ronaldo Goncalves Junior is a PhD student of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the Requirements Engineering Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas, working with Dr. Lawrence Chung. His research includes Recommender Systems, Interactive Systems, Machine Learning, and Non-Functional Requirements. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science in 2011 from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil, and his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil in 2015. Before joining the University of Texas at Dallas, he participated in research projects on Cloud Computing and worked as a software developer in 2013.

Lauri Haverinen
Lauri Haverinen
Student Researcher, University of Oulu, Secure Programming Group
Email: Lauri.Haverinen@oulu.fi
 
Lauri Haverinen is a Master’s student at University of Oulu and is currently working as a research assistant at Oulu University Secure Programming Group.

Linghuan Hu
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: linghuan.hu@utdallas.edu
 
Linghuan Hu received a M.S. in software engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently a Ph.D. student in software engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Professor Eric Wong. His research interests include testing internet of things, combinatorial testing, symbolic execution, and test generation.

Jari Jääskelä
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: jari.jaaskela@oulu.fi
 
Jari Jääskelä is an MSc student in Computer Science and a research assistant at the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG), Finland. He is currently working on his MSc thesis. The thesis focuses on the evaluation of unsupervised anomaly detection techniques in the context of insider threat detection, and how to incorporate domain knowledge using feedback into the system. In 2017, he received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Centria University of Applied Sciences, where he worked as a research assistant. There his work was mainly related to industrial robots, PLCs, and software development.

Haan Mo Johng
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: haanmo.johng@utdallas.edu
 
Haan Mo Johng is a Ph.D. candidate in Software Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, working with Dr. Lawrence Chung. He has been researching on adopting emerging technologies, such as Microservices, Blockchain, and Cloud Computing, to business in a rational manner in the perspective of non-functional requirements. Recently, he has collaborated with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center regarding microservice change management using DevOps and Service Mesh in a complementary manner.

Taija Kolehmainen
Student Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
Email: taija.s.kolehmainen@jyu.fi
 
Taija Kolehmainen is an MSc student in the IT-Faculty at University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Taija works in the Smart Money research project sponsored by Tieto Corporation and builds a Proof-of-Concept prototype of the Smart Money concept. Her MSc thesis deals with governance in blockchain based innovations. She has a multidisciplinary background, experience as a software developer and as an educator.

Kirthy Kolluri
Kirthy Kolluri
Student Researcher, University of Texas – Dallas
Email: Kirthy.Kolluri@utdallas.edu
 
Kirthy Kolluri, is a fourth year Software Engineering PhD student at The University of Texas at Dallas, working with Prof. Lawrence Chung. Her current research areas include Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Risk Analysis and Intelligent systems. She has been working on performing risk analysis for an Indoor Navigation System for the visually impaired and auto-drive domains. She has given various status presentations at the NSF-Net Centric & Cloud Software & Systems Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). She received her master’s degree in Computer Science in 2010 from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and her undergraduate degree in Information Technology in 2008 from JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University), India.

Tom Krauss
Tom Krauss, PhD
Research Professor, Hume Center for National Security and Technology / Virginia Tech
Email: tkrauss@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Tom Krauss is a senior member of the research faculty at the Hume Center joining Hume in August 2015 with a focus on radar, communications, and software development, specifically Synthetic Aperture Radar, electromagnetic modeling, signal propagation and waveform analysis. Dr. Krauss has more than two decades of experience with space-based and airborne imaging radar systems at Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC), General Dynamics, and ERIM focused on system performance characterization and image quality measurement, improvement, and interference removal. He has also worked radar image quality measurements including algorithm design and code implementation as well as SAR system performance analysis predictions including image quality equation evaluation, requirements flowdown, and subsystem analysis. Dr. Krauss is passionate about mission-critical and high-performance software engineering as well as the languages/environments supporting it. Currently at the Hume Center he is working on machine learning as it applies to radar as well as packetized wireless communications.

Ville Leppänen
Ville Leppänen, PhD
Professor of Software Engineering and Software Security, University of Turku
Email: villep@utu.fi
Research Projects
 
Ville Leppänen is a full professor in software engineering and software security at the University of Turku, Finland. He received his PhD in 1996 (Computer Science) and has now over 200 international conference and journal publications. His research interests are related broadly to software engineering and parallelism, ranging from software engineering methodologies, practices, and tools to security and quality issues, and to programming languages, parallelism, and architectural design topics. His security related research has focused on IoT and cloud security, software based diversification, vulnerability analyses, machine learning based profiling for host intrusion detection systems, introspection mechanisms, and fake service generation. He has supervised over 130 master’s theses and over 100 bachelor theses. His teaching experience covers over 20 different courses, mostly related to various aspects of software engineering. Currently Leppänen serves as vice head of department and leader of 8 research and development projects.

Lan Lin
Lan Lin, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: llin4@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Lan Lin is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ball State University. She earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, respectively. Prior to joining Ball State she worked as a Research Scientist in the Software Quality Research Laboratory (SQRL) at the University of Tennessee. Her research has been focused on rigorous software specification and automated, model-based statistical testing, and funded by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Ontario Systems, through the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center, and most recently by NSF. Her funded project titled “Towards Scalable Modeling for Rigorous Software Specification and Testing” was nominated and selected to be published in the 2016 NSF Industry & University Cooperative Research Center Technological Breakthrough Compendium.

Lauri Lovén
Lauri Lovén
Student Researcher, Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
Email: Lauri.Loven@oulu.fi
Research Projects
 
Lauri Lovén is a doctoral candidate at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing in the Oulu University. With a background in mathematical statistics, his current research concentrates on distributed AI methods. Mr. Lovén currently has 25 accepted peer-reviewed research articles, including 2 patents. Beyond academia, Mr. Lovén has a long experience in ICT business and startups.

Robert McGwier
Robert McGwier, PhD
Director of Research, Hume Center for National Security and Technology
Research Professor, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
Email: rwmcgwi@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Robert McGwier is the Director of Research of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Research Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He leads the overall execution of the Center’s research mission, Blacksburg operations, and lead’s the university’s program development efforts in national security applications of wireless and space systems. His area of expertise is in radio frequency communications and digital signal processing. Before joining Virginia Tech, Dr. McGwier spent 26 years as a member of the technical staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Center for Communications Research in Princeton, NJ, where he worked on advanced research topics in mathematics and communications supporting the federal government. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1988. His work on behalf of the federal government has earned him many awards, including one of the intelligence community’s highest honor in 2002.

Alan Michaels
Alan Michaels, PhD
Director of Electronic Systems, Hume Center for National Security and Technology
Email: ajm@vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Alan J. Michaels serves as the Director for Electronic Systems research at the Hume Center. At Hume, his research covers a variety of topics related to special communications, SIGINT, RF machine learning, cryptography, EW, and non-traditional hardware. Prior to joining VT, Alan spent a decade at the Harris Corporation in roles ranging from research in LPI/D spread spectrum and GPS; PI for 47 R&D projects; technical lead for multiple $30M-$50M DoD programs, and functional manager for more than 100 engineers. Dr. Michaels earned his BS/MS/PhD in ECE, a BS/MS in Applied Mathematics, and an MS in Operations Research from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. He has received 40 U.S. patents, written over 30 conference/journal publications, and holds active clearances.

Mauri Miettinen
Mauri Miettinen
Student Researcher, University of Oulu
Email: mxmvse@rit.edu
Research Projects
 
Mauri Miettinen is working as a research assistant and completing his Master’s Thesis for the University of Oulu. He is currently part of the ProGame project provided by Fingersoft Ltd. He has recently completed the fourth year of his Computer Science and Engineering studies, with a specialization in Applied Computing. Mauri’s Bachelor’s thesis was on the topic of attribute-based network access control. In the future he wants to be involved in research related to artificial intelligence, data analysis, cybersecurity, ubiquitous computing, and/or anything that involves (digital) arts and crafts.

Mehdi Mirakhorli
Mehdi Mirakhorli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mxmvse@rit.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Mehdi Mirakhorli is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology with a research background in software architecture design, requirements engineering, and application of data mining in software engineering. Previously, he worked as a software architect on large data-intensive software systems in the banking, meteorological and health care domains. He has served on the Program Committees for several conferences and as associate editor for IEEE Software Blog or Software Architecture and Requirements. Dr. Mirakhorli has received two ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards at the International Conference on Software Engineering and has engaged in research projects with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Furthermore, Dr. Mirakhorli has been a speaker in several technical venues such as ALTA Distinguished Speaker at Alcatel-Lucent and a technical briefing hold by the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to Security Architecture.

Jukka Pajukangas
Jukka Pajukangas
Student Researcher, University of Oulu, Secure Programming Group
Email: Jukka.Pajukangas@oulu.fi
 
Jukka Pajukangas is a master’s student working as a research assistant at Oulu University Secure Programming Group. He has been working at OUSPG for almost two years and has gained versatile experience about a variety of topics such as REST API testing, hardware security, and digital forensics. In the future, he looks forward to working with topics associated with software security testing and digital forensics.

Ella Peltonen
Ella Peltonen
Research Scientist, Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
Email: Ella.Peltonen@oulu.fi
 
Dr. Ella Peltonen is a research scientist with the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland. She gained her PhD at the University of Helsinki and did her postdoc period at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Cork, Ireland. In addition, she has undertaken research visits to University of California, Berkeley, US, University of Cambridge, UK, University College London, UK, and University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on pervasive everyday sensing, edge-native machine learning, and “from data to actions” including ubiquitous recommendation systems and data analytics. Dr. Peltonen has been granted Marc Weiser Best Paper Award in the IEEE PerCom 2015, Rising Stars in Networking and Communications 2017 by N2 Women, The European Initiative EPIC Grant 2018, and Nokia Foundation Jorma Ollila Grant 2018. She is a member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy.

Pekka Pietikäinen
Pekka Pietikäinen
PhD Student Researcher, University of Oulu
Email: pekka.pietikainen@oulu.fi
Research Projects
 
M. Sc. (Eng.) Pekka Pietikäinen is currently finishing up his PhD at the Oulu University Secure Programming Group a (OUSPG). His thesis concentrates on modeling the behaviour of complex systems. Pekka did his M.Sc. thesis at CERN with the title “Hardware-assisted Networking Using Scheduled Transfer Protocol on Linux”. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the field, in both research and private industry. He was a founding partner of Net People Oy, the first ISP in northern Finland (later merged with Nixu Oy) and Clarified Networks Oy, a pioneer in collaborative analysis, reporting and visualization of events related to abuse, incident and critical infrastructure.

Susanna Pirttikangas
Susanna Pirttikangas, PhD
Lead Researcher, University of Oulu
Email: susanna.pirttikangas@oulu.fi
Research Projects
 
Susanna Pirttikangas, D.Sc. (tech.), 2004, M.Sc. (math), 1998 leads the Interactive Edge research group and several digitalization/data analytics projects for different industries at the University of Oulu. Dr. Pirttikangas made her postdoctoral visits to Waseda University, Japan (2005-2006), Tokyo Denki University, Japan (2008) and Tsinghua University, China (2011), doing research on methodology to de-noise, fuse, segment, and analyse real-time data streams with a focus on creating situation awareness for more informed and ethical decision making. She has worked as a business developer and as a data scientist for industry and consults companies on artificial intelligence maturity and application of AI in their business. She is the community builder for SuperIoT AI DIH.

Jeffrey Reed
Jeffrey Reed, PhD
Professor, Hume Center for National Security and Technology / Virginia Tech
Email: reedjh@exchange.vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed is the founder of Wireless @ Virginia Tech, and served as its Director until 2014. He is the Founding Faculty member of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and served as its interim Director when founded in 2010. His book, Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Design was published by Prentice Hall and his latest textbook Cellular Communications: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide was published by Wiley-IEEE in 2014. He is co-founder of Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), a company commercializing of the cognitive radio technologies; Allied Communications, a company developing spectrum sharing technologies; and for PFP Cybersecurity, a company specializing in security for embedded systems. In 2005, Dr. Reed became Fellow to the IEEE for contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education. In 2013 he was awarded the International Achievement Award by the Wireless Innovations Forum. In 2012 he served on the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology Working Group that examine ways to transition federal spectrum for commercial use. Dr. Reed is a past member CSMAC a group that provides advice to the NTIA on spectrum issues.

Eric Snyder
Researcher, Ball State University
Email: essnyder@bsu.edu
 
Eric S. Snyder is currently aiding Wayne and Dolores Zage on their Code Duplication ++ research project. As an off-shoot to this research, Eric has resolved, with 100% accuracy, the OWASP Benchmark 1.3 test suite with respect to CWE determination and vulnerability detection. It is hoped by the time of the conference that similar results may be obtained for both the OWASP 1.1 test suite and the Juliet 1.3 test suite. Eric has a MS in Software Engineering and a BS in Computer Science both from Ball State University. Eric was recently elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Open Door Health Services, a not-for-profit serving East Central Indiana.

Clare Sullivan
Clare Sullivan, PhD
Professor at the Law Center, Georgetown University
Fellow, Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University
Email: cls268@georgetown.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Clare Sullivan is cyber-lawyer specializing in digital identity, international privacy and data protection, blockchain and cyber security. She is a Visiting Professor at the Law Center, and a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Professor Sullivan is also the Managing Director of both the Security and Software Engineering Research Center and the new blockchain Technology Ecosystem Design Research Center at Georgetown University; and of the soon-to-be-established new multi-discipline research center, Cyber SMART. Professor Sullivan is the author of “Digital Identity” the first text to define and examine digital identity from a legal perspective and its implications for government, business and individuals. She has authored internationally published articles on digital identity, blockchain, privacy, and cyber security and reports for the U.S, U.K. and Australian governments, and for the Commonwealth Secretariat. Professor Sullivan’s recent research involved examination and evaluation of the privacy and data protection laws of 40 countries; the E.U. GDPR, new E.U. e-Privacy Regulation; and comparison of the E.U. model with the APEC cross border data transfer scheme. Professor Sullivan is currently undertaking international cyber security and data privacy research for the World Bank.

Xin Sun
Xin Sun, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: xsun6@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Dr. Xin Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Ball State University. In summer 2014 he was a visiting researcher at IBM Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in 2012. The overarching goal of his research is to create rigorous scientific approaches and automated software tools for managing and securing large and complex cyber-infrastructures, which today are kept running mostly by manual efforts and thus prone to human errors. Dr. Sun is passionate about Computer Science education and loves working with students. He is a recipient of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award from National Science Foundation (NSF), and his research has been funded by NSF, S2ERC, and the State of Florida.

Satu Tamminen
Satu Tamminen, PhD
Research Scientist, University of Oulu
Email: satu.tamminen@oulu.fi
 
Dr. Satu Tamminen has over 10 years of experience in industrial data mining and machine learning. She received her PhD degree from University of Oulu in 2014 (thesis title: “Modelling the rejection probability of a quality test consisting of multiple measurements”). Her research interests cover industrial data mining, real-time quality monitoring, smart decision support and transparent machine learning.

Eli Tilevich
Eli Tilevich, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Email: tilevich@cs.vt.edu
Research Projects
 
Eli Tilevich is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Tilevich’s research interests lie in the System’s end of Software Engineering (mobile/IoT computing, cloud/edge computing, middleware, software refactoring, energy efficiency, and privacy), CS Education, and Music Informatics. He has published over 100 refereed research papers on these subjects. His research awards include a Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award and an IBM Faculty Award. Tilevich chaired the Program Committee of the 15th International Conference on Managed Languages & Runtimes (ManLang 2018) and served as General Chair of the 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile System Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft 2019). Tilevich holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. At Virginia Tech, Tilevich leads the Software Innovations lab. The lab’s research projects have been supported by major US government funding agencies and private industry. Tilevich is also a professionally trained classical clarinetist, with experience in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances.

Teemu Tokola
Teemu Tokola, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, University of Oulu
Email: teemu.tokola@oulu.fi
Research Projects
 
Teemu Tokola has worked at the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG) since 2004. His work at the OUSPG has focused on teaching and dissemination, with latest projects related to Europe-wide collaboration on cybersecurity education and dissemination, Finland-wide collaboration on improving cyber security teaching at universities to better cater to industry needs and on development of cybersecurity courses and making cybersecurity curriculum planning for the University of Oulu. His additional teaching and research interest areas include development of effective systems for providing support for Bachelor level thesis writing, teaching of programming and software engineering skills, black-box modelling, computer architectures, artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Eric Wong
Eric Wong, PhD
Co-Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas
Founding Director of Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Email: ewong@utdallas.edu
Research Projects
 
W. Eric Wong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He is a Full Professor and the Founding Director of Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has an appointment as a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Wong was the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year. He is also the Edit-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability. His research focuses on software testing, program debugging, risk analysis, safety, and reliability.

Shaoen Wu
Shaoen Wu, PhD
Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: swu@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Shaoen Wu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ball State University and the Director of the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC). He also directs the research group of Intelligent Computing and Communication Systems (ICCS). He is a member of the Advisory Council of Scholarship for the Vice Provost for Research and serves on the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Board. He held the role of Assistant Department Chair during the 2018-2019 academic year. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University. He is a senior member of IEEE, the secretary of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), and a member of ACM. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at University of Southern Mississippi; a Staff Scientist at ADTRAN; and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cyber Security, and Wireless Networking. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers on wireless networking, IoT, information security, smart health, and robotics. His research has been generously supported by NSF, NASA, Cisco, NVIDIA, Intel, Dell, ARM, Cypress Inc., and Microsoft. He has received three Best Paper Awards (BPAs) including a recent prestigious IEEE Globecom 2019 BPA, a Faculty Excellence Award, and First Place in a Graduate Student Forum. He has actively served as a Chair/Co-Chair at various international conferences and as an editor for several prestigious international journals.

Dolores Zage
Dolores Zage, MS
Assistant Professor Emerita of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: dmzage@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Dolores M. Zage is an Assistant Professor Emerita of Computer Science at Ball State University where she was a faculty member for 35 years. In addition, she served as the Research Coordinator of the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) since 2001. Dolores’ research interests continue to be in software metrics and models and their application during the design and maintenance phases of software development. She has been a co-principal investigator on over 40 projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Motorola, Telcordia, Northrop Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation, Harris Corporation, Magnavox Electronics Systems Division, GTE Data Services, NASA, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, iconectiv, Beulah Works, the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and the U.S. Army Research Lab.

Wayne Zage
Wayne Zage, DA
George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Ball State University
Email: wmzage@bsu.edu
Research Projects
 
Wayne M. Zage is the George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Ball State University where he was a faculty member for 42 years. He has been conducting research in SERC and in the S2ERC since its inception in 1986 and served as Center Director from July 2001 to July 2019. His research in design metrics and models led to the Zages’ design metrics being used at Center industrial sites as indicators of good software design, to identify error-prone modules during the design phase of development, and as indicators of where to place effort during software testing. During his tenure at Ball State, Wayne won three university-wide awards: the Outstanding Young Faculty Award in the 1980s, the Outstanding Research Award in the 1990s, and the Ball State University Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002. He and Dolores were also the co-recipients of the National Science Foundation I/UCRC Association’s Award entitled the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation for their work in design metrics, which they received in 2007.