Distinguished Visitors – Meet The New 2022 Speakers

IEEE Computer Society Team
Published 04/15/2022
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2022 distinguished lecturersThe IEEE Computer Society has selected a new group of Distinguished Visitors! These visitors are appointed to provide technical talks to our global network of 500+ Professional Sections and Student Branch Chapters. Last year these speakers gave a combined 94 presentations to chapters. Topics ranged from cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and computer architecture among others, as well as offered online webinars through the Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series.

The newly selected Distinguished Visitors include:


David A Fisher – Founder and chief technologist at Reasoning Technology LLC and an emeritus professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has a Ph.D. in computer science from CMU, an M.S.E from Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in mathematics from CMU.  His available presentations are “Why Software Fails and Why AI Cannot Help,” “Omega—A Declarative Programming Language,” and “PBT—A Sound Deductive Logic for Computing.”


Erol Gelenbe – Professor in the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, honorary professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and affiliated with the I3S CNRS Laboratory of the University of Côte d’Azur (Nice), and the CNRS Abraham de Moivre Laboratory, Imperial College (London). He offers the following presentations: “Smart Cognitive Systems are Needed to Feed the QoS, Security, and Energy Consumption Bounds of the Future” and “Energy Consumption by ICT: Facts, Measurements, and Trends.”


Pablo IbargüengoytiaRetired researcher from the Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (Electrical Research Institute) now called National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (INEEL). He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, and his Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ibargüengoytia can present on “Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Energy Sector” and “Uses of Artificial Intelligence for Wind Parks.”


Manish Gupta – Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, and founder of DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Incubation and Guptalab. Dr. Gupta is available to speak on “How to store Elephants,” “A Story of Quantum Error Correction” and “The Magic of DNA.”


Martin Gilje Jaatun  – Senior scientist at SINTEF Digital in Trondheim, Norway, and an adjunct professor at the University of Stavanger. He graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1992 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Stavanger. Dr. Jaatun’s presentations include: “An Introduction to Cybersecurity and Industrial Applications,” “Introduction to Software Security” and “5 things that You Should Not Use Blockchain for.”


Joaquim Jorge  – Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY). A Full Professor at IST, the School of Engineering of Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal, he teaches virtual & augmented reality (VR/AR), computer graphics (CG), and HCI. Dr. Jorge offers presentations on “Approaches and Challenges to Virtual and Augmented Reality in Health Care and Rehabilitation,” “The Future of Media Interfaces,” and “Game Over? New Approaches to Teaching Engineering Courses.”


Raja Jurdak– Professor of distributed systems, chair in applied data sciences, and director of the trusted networks lab at the School of Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology. He has over 18 years of experience in network and mobility modeling, internet of things (IoT), and blockchain, having established and led the world-leading Distributed Sensing Systems Group at CSIRO’s Data61. Dr. Jurdak can present on “Blockchain for Cyber-physical Systems,” “Blockchain for Distributed Energy Management,” and “Mobility and Diffusion in Dynamic Networks.”


Krishna Kant – Professor in the computer and information science department at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he directs the center for research in energy and configuration management. He received his Ph.D. in mathematical sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1981. He offers presentations on “Configuration Management and Diagnosis in Multi-tenant Systems,” and “End-to-End Quality of Service in Networked Cloud Storage.”


Israel Koren – Professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a consultant to companies like IBM, Analog Devices, Intel, AMD, and National Semiconductors. Dr. Koren’s presentations include: “Detecting and counteracting benign faults and malicious attacks in cyber-physical systems,” “Soft and Permanent Errors in CMOS Active Pixel Sensors: Analysis, Detection and Tolerance,” and “Green Computing through Adaptive Multi-core Architectures.”


Yuhong Liu Associate professor in the department of computer engineering at Santa Clara University, received her B.S. and M.S. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications respectively, and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Lui speaks on the following: “Facilitating Security and Trust among Multiple Parties through Blockchain Techniques” and “Trust and Privacy Vulnerabilities of Today’s Online Social Networks.”


Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui – Professor in the department of computer science and software engineering at Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D. from Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2013. He received his MA in women’s studies from CEWS, the University of Karachi in 2005 and his BCS and MCS from FASTICS, Karachi, Pakistan in 1995 and 1999 respectively. He can present on “Community Algorithm and its Tools,” and “Enabling Lab.”


Nick Tredennick – Founder and CEO of Jonetix, technology analyst at Gilder publishing, and president of Tredennick, Inc. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 1976. He offers presentations on “Low-Cost, No-Touch IoT Security,” “Optimal Condition Monitoring and Control for the Electrical Grid” and “Creating Silicon Valley 2.0.”


Wil van der Aalst – Full professor at RWTH Aachen University, leading the process and data science (PADS) group. He is also the chief scientist at Celonis, part-time affiliated with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT), and a member of the board of governors of Tilburg University. Dr. van der Aalst can provide presentations on “Process Mining as the Superglue between Data and Process,” “Hybrid Intelligence: To Automate or Not to Automate, That Is the Question” and “Revisiting Petri Nets: Adding Objects While Enforcing Lucency.”


Isabel Wagner – Associate Professor in Computer Science at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Dr. Wagner received her Ph.D. in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) and M.Sc. in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the department of computer science, the University of Erlangen in 2010 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Wagner offers presentations on “Big Tech’s Hunger for data: the Case for Transparency-and-privacy-friendly Solutions,” “Machine Learning for Quantifying Web Privacy” and “Privacy-enhancing technologies in smart cities.”


Shui Yu – Professor School of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. from Deakin University, Australia, in 2004. Dr Yu’s research interest includes big data, security and privacy, networking, and mathematical modeling. Dr. Yu presents on “Cybersecurity and Privacy: State-of-Art, Challenges, and Opportunities” and “Big Data Privacy: from Networking and Artificial Intelligence Perspectives.”


Stefano Zanero – Currently an associate professor with the dipartimento di elettronica, informazione e bioingegneria. He received a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano. His research focuses on malware analysis, cyber-physical security, and cyber-security in general. Dr. Zanero provides presentations on “Crouching Hacker, Killer Robot? Removing FUD from Cyber-physical Security,” “Making Sense of a Million Samples Per Day: Behavior-based Methods for Automated, Scalable Malware Analysis” and “Breaking the Laws of Robotics: Attacking Industrial Robots.”


To learn more about all of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors or to learn more about becoming a speaker click here.

Chapters interested in inviting a speaker to an upcoming event click here.