Meet the Candidates for 2020-2022 Board of Governors
The opinions expressed in the statements are those of the individual candidates and do not necessarily reflect Computer Society positions or policies.

(11 Nominees — Vote for 6)

(Listed alphabetically)


Nils Aschenbruck


Position statement. Thanks to the hard work of many people the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is one of the leading societies in computing for technical and conference activities. Many great events have been sponsored by the CS, fostering quality of research and building fascinating communities. I have been participating in (and co-organizing) CS sponsored events for the last decade. Many of them were great events providing feedback to my own research, showing me new ideas, introducing new topics, and connecting me to colleagues from all over the world. It would be an honor for me to serve on the CS BoG. I will support existing and new events enabling them to provide outstanding experiences to their attendees. The mid- and long-term success of the Computer Society depends on how well we provide value to our members and especially to attendees of the sponsored events.

If elected, my objectives are to (1) maintain and enhance the scientific quality of the sponsored events, (2) find reasonable solutions for new opportunities like open access, J1C2, etc. within sponsored events, (3) promote CS membership, especially for students and young professionals, and (4) strengthen the relationship with industry to promote scientific results that solve real-world problems.

Biography.  Nils Aschenbruck is a Full Professor for Computer Science at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. His research interests include mobile and wireless networks, IT security, and scenario modeling. Dr. Aschenbruck has received over 30 external grants from both government funding agencies and industry. In total, his projects have received over 3 million euros in external funding. He has published over 60 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Aschenbruck served as reviewer for the Humboldt Foundation as well as the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. From 2013 to 2017 he was the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) and from 2016 to 2017 the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Activities Committee (TAC). He is a Steering Committee member of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing as well as IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN).

Dr. Aschenbruck received his graduate diploma and PhD in computer science from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He continued as a senior researcher and head of the research area “tactical wireless multi-hop networks” at the communication systems group at the University of Bonn. In spring 2010, he worked at the Colorado School of Mines for a term, co-funded by the DAAD short term lectureship program. Since 2012 he holds a full professorship for distributed systems at the University of Osnabrueck.

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Position statement.  I have demonstrated the work ethic to move my technical community forward through leadership roles in its premier conferences and journals, serving as mentor to many younger colleagues, and through leading cross-disciplinary centers at Purdue. If elected, I will work tirelessly to increase the relevance of IEEE CS to its members worldwide and to increase the cooperation among members because I believe our technical community is strongest when all of us participate in making the key decisions. I will stress on the board connecting with our members so that we can make our activities be relevant, innovative, and cost-effective. Here are the 4 initiatives that I will drive, of which, I have already had demonstrable accomplishments in items 2 and 4.

First, I will contain our conference costs, including aggressively expanding travel grant programs. Second, I will revitalize our mentoring program between successful professional CS members and students, together with energizing competitions for our students. Third, I will work with our Technical and Conference Activities Board to make our conferences have greater impact for academics as well as industrial practitioners. Finally, I will strengthen our international relevance, aided by my ongoing collaborative activities with India, Germany, and elsewhere.



Biography.  Saurabh Bagchi is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is the founding Director of a university-wide resilience center at Purdue called CRISP (2017-present). He is the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award (2018), the Adobe Faculty Award (2017), the AT&T Labs VURI Award (2016), the Google Faculty Award (2015), and the IBM Faculty Award (2014). He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2013), a Senior Member of IEEE (2007) and of ACM (2009). He is a co-lead on a center-scale grant at Purdue (WHIN) and is the co-founder of a company innovating in secure and reliable IoT.

IEEE activities: Saurabh currently serves on the Computer Society Board of Governors. He is a core member of the dependability and the computer systems technical communities, represented by TCFT (Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance) and TCDP (Distributed Processing). He serves on the Steering Committee of DSN, the flagship conference of TCFT and has been PC chair or Organizing Committee member 15 times of conferences representing the above communities. He serves as the chair of the Global IEEE CS Student Challenge competition to be held in 2020.

Research: Saurabh’s research interest is in dependable computing and distributed systems. He is proudest of the 21 PhD students who have graduated from his group. In his group, he and his students have way too much fun building and breaking real systems for greater good. Along the way, this has led to 10 best paper awards or nominations at IEEE/ACM conferences. Saurabh received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, all in Computer Science. He was honored to be selected as the inaugural International Visiting Professor at IIT Kharagpur (2018).





Position statement. Since I served as a student volunteer in the conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Processing in June 1978, I have felt at home in the Computer Society. Over the past four decades, I have seen the growing impact of computing on many fields such as computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and graphics. Based on my nearly four decades of experience as an educator, researcher and a volunteer, I will help the Computer Society Board of Governors to promote integrative scholarship, innovations and educational activities in the fields mentioned above. I will also work on enhancing the involvement of students and young professionals in the activities of the Computer Society.

Biography.  Rama Chellappa is a Distinguished University Professor and a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maryland (UMD). He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his M.E. degree with Distinction in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. His current research areas are computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. Dr. Chellappa has served as Director of the Center for Automation Research and as Chair of the ECE Department at UMD. Prior to joining UMD, he was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of EE-Systems at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has received the K.S. Fu Prize from International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the Society, Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Computer Society. He also received four IBM Faculty Development Awards and the Leadership Award from the IEEE Biometrics Council. At UMD, he received college and university level recognitions for research, teaching, innovation and mentoring of undergraduate students. He received the Outstanding ECE Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University and the Indian Institute of Science, respectively.

Dr. Chellappa is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, AAAI, IAPR and OSA. He served on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors, as Vice President for Awards, and as the President of IEEE Biometrics Council. He served as the EIC of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has been the general co-chair (1989, 2012 and 2017) and program co-chair (2004) of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is a golden core member of the IEEE Computer Society.



ernesto-cuadros-vargas candidate


Position statement.  The IEEE Computer Society (CS) is one of the largest professional organization in computing with a mission to serve both researchers and practitioners.

Our Society is well known around the world, but many countries have few members because the IEEE is seen as an American institution only.

I studied in Brazil, USA and Germany and appreciate the different educational emphases on a worldwide basis. I also work in Peru and I am serving IEEE-CS as a volunteer since 2006: EAB, Steering Committee of Computing Curricula for Computer Science (CS2013) and also for Computing Curricula CC2020. This exposure allowed me to understand several challenges and needs that different countries encounter for their professional growth.

We have to create strategic links with other societies like the Latin American Center for Informatics, which, since 1975, has organized the most important computer science conference in Latin America. I also propose to increase our budget to bring important documents such as the Computing Curricula to more regions. This document needs to undergo only minor changes to be applicable to other countries.

Biography.   Prof. Cuadros-Vargas received his PhD (2004) in CS at the USP-Brazil in common projects with CMU (USA) and TU-Berlin (Germany). He was a founder member of Peruvian Computer Society and president 8 years. He was also Executive Secretary of the Latin American Center on Computing (CLEI) until 2016. He was member of the IEEE-EAB (2006-2009) and the only latin american member of the Steering Committee of ACM/IEEE-CS Computing Curricula for CS (CS2013) and Computing Curricula (CC2020). Prof Cuadros has been Head of the School of Computer Science at UCSP en Arequipa Peru (2005-2016) and also at UTEC (Lima) since 2016. His main research areas are Higher Education in Computing Programs, Similarity Information Retrieval, Access Methods and Neural Networks.





Position statement.  The Computer Society must be a leader in our connected, evolving world and provide value to our members. We need to harness our membership’s world-class expertise and innovation to provide international IT leadership, guidance, and direction. We must maintain our core values and the highest quality of our products and services while innovating to be market leaders in the delivery of our products and services. While on the Board of Governors, and a Computer Society Vice President, we started this process by introducing new products, improving member engagement, and strategically focusing our products and services, while streamlining our operations. We have become fiscally sound and now need to target strategic growth to continue leadership, innovation, and member service. If elected, I will continue to actively engage young professionals world-wide as active Society volunteers to provide creative and responsive ideas, products, and services for our membership. Our goal must be to provide innovation, service, and value to our membership throughout their careers and keep the Computer Society as both a technical leader and service leader to our profession and members. Further information is available at

Biography.   David S. Ebert has been actively engaged in the Computer Society Board of Governors, conference, technical committee, and publication activities for over twelve years. Ebert has been Treasurer, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, VP of Publications, and Secretary of the Board of Governor’s Executive Committee. He has also been an Associate Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Ebert has been a member of the Computer Society and IEEE Publications Board, Computer Society Integrity Chair, Executive Committee member of the Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (vgTC), member of the IEEE Products and Services Committee, Computer Society representative to the Computer Research Association, and also on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. He has been conference co-chair, program co-chair, and papers co-chair of nine Society co-sponsored conferences and chaired the IEEE Visualization and Analytics Science and Technology conference advisory board.

Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE), a Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence, and Interim Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), one of the oldest university cybersecurity centers in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from The Ohio State University and performs research in visualization, visual analytics, and computer graphics. Ebert is an IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of the IEEE vgTC Technical Achievement Award, for seminal contributions in visual analytics, and a recipient of both the Golden Core member and Meritorious Service Award for his Computer Society activities.




Position statement.  The IEEE Computer Society (CS) continues to enhance its global membership diversity as we play a central role in the unprecedented digital revolution and lead exciting new IEEE initiatives, such as Rebooting Computing, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things. These rapid developments involve several important challenges, amongst which more efficient professional communications via social networks and systematic support and training for young professionals. Nowadays, the introduction of such new initiatives and approaches can only be successful as part of a truly global collaboration reaching around the world—from California, Brazil, and India, to Japan, China, and Europe.

Over the years, I have developed an extensive and unique track record of international achievement and recognition, involving an increasing number of strong professional contacts in various parts of the world. I have been actively involved in the portfolio review of our periodicals and conferences and am committed to contributing further towards their close collaboration and integration as some of the differences between journal and conference papers will disappear with the transition to e-publications. I will be honored to represent the professional community as CS BoG member and will work with enthusiasm and dedication to address these important challenges.

Biography.  An active IEEE CS volunteer since the mid-1990s, Vladimir Getov is professor of distributed and high-performance computing and research group leader at the University of Westminster, London. He was a member of the IEEE CS Board of Governors (2016–2018), and secretary of the CS Publications Board. Getov has been Computer’s area editor for high-performance computing since 2008 and has served as general and program chair of several IEEE conferences. He is also Standing Committee member and publications co-chair for the IEEE CS flagship conference COMPSAC as well as Executive Committee member of the IEEE CS Technical Consortium on High-Performance Computing while also contributing as an active member of the IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems and the IEEE Quantum Computing Initiative.

Getov’s career spans both industrial research and academia. After earning his PhD in Computer Science from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Getov was project manager of an IBM PC/XT-compatible computer (1984). In 1989, he moved to England to join the Concurrent Computations Group at the University of Southampton. Since 1995, Vladimir has been an academic staff member at the University of Westminster, where he was awarded the titles Reader (1999) and Professor (2001). He has an extensive track record of international collaboration and achievements, such as founding contributions to the PARKBENCH Committee, the Java Grande Forum, and the Open Grid Forum.

Getov is recognized by his peers for his commitment to service, leadership skills, and dedication to research and related professional activities. He has received several prestigious awards, such as IEEE CS Golden Core Award (2016), Honorary Professor (TU-Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012), IBM Faculty Award (2010), Bulgarian “Pythagoras” Science Award (2009), Outstanding Executive Committee Contribution Award (EU CoreGRID, 2008). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a BCS Fellow, and was Governor of ICCC (2004–2007).





Position statement.  The Computer Society is first and foremost a society and a community. The job of the leadership of the Computer Society is to build and improve on the framework of that society to ensure that it meets the needs of its members and our profession. This is a challenging time for the Computer Society, which needs to examine what it means to be a professional society in the 21st century and how to adapt in order to thrive in this changing environment. One of the most valuable resources that we provide to our members is conferences, and these are a great way to create and sustain communities. As a past general chair of SC (“Supercomputing”), the largest conference sponsored by IEEE-CS, I know the challenges and opportunities of conferences. As a member of the Board of Governors, I will work to ensure the continued success of all IEEE-CS conferences, including looking for ways that conferences can learn from each other and that the Computer Society can improve services and reduce costs. I will advocate for greater participation by the HPC community in the activities of the Computer Society and for greater support of HPC. See


Biography.  William Gropp is the Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Gropp is a member of the IEEE-CS board of governors, where he has served on committees for awards and for growth. As the 2019 VP for Technical and Conference Activities of the IEEE Computer Society, he is working with the technical committees to improve communication, share best practices, and develop ways to improve the diversity and inclusion of conference attendees and committees, which builds on his experience as general chair, finance chair, technical program chair, or program committee member for many IEEE-CS conferences in parallel and distributed computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982. He was on the faculty of the Yale University’s Computer Science Department from 1982-1990. From 1990-2007, he was a member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received the IEEE Computer Society’s Sidney Fernbach award in 2008 and the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award in 2016, the latter “for highly influential contributions to the programmability of high-performance parallel and distributed computers, and extraordinary service to the profession.” His research interests are in parallel computing, software for scientific computing, and numerical methods for partial differential equations. His IEEE-CS activities include leadership positions in the SC and Cluster conferences, including SC13 general chair, and membership in many technical program committees. He has co-authored five books and over 80 journal and 200 conference papers. He recently co-chaired a national academy study on the future of advanced computing for NSF. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. See for more information.





Position statement.  IEEE CS is one of the most influential computer societies worldwide. Today, when computer technology changes every area of society and civilization, and the ways we work and live, IEEE CS plays a key role through its publications, conferences, standards setting and services. At the same time, the development of information technology is unbalanced in the world. Asia is the region with the fastest developing computer technology and industry, and I believe IEEE CS should attract more members and organize more activities in Asia. While some current trends are to isolationism, I believe this is unhelpful to people everywhere, and we should strive to progress together for mutual benefit. IEEE CS should also pay attention to its development in South America and Africa, so that IEEE CS has a global presence worldwide. I also believe that IEEE CS should give more consideration to providing opportunities for young researchers, providing help for students’ professional growth, and providing support for IEEE CS members in emerging computer technology companies. As a candidate from China, I will serve IEEE CS with a unique perspective and do my best in working for the Board, aiming to make significant contributions to the Society and its members everywhere.

Biography. Shi-Min Hu is a professor in Computer Science at Tsinghua University. His research areas are computer graphics, image & video processing, and system software. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conferences, including 45 IEEE Transactions papers. Professor Hu is Principal Investigator of a Science Fund Grant for Creative Research Groups, NSFC, and has led the Tsinghua-Tencent Joint Laboratory for Internet Innovation Technology since 2010. He has served as a co-chair and PC co-chair of various international conferences, including IEEE ISMAR, Pacific Graphics, GMP, SGP, SPM, and CASA, and as a PC member of over 70 international events, including IEEE VR, ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, and SGP. He has Masters and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University in Computational Geometry and Graphics.

IEEE activities: Shi-Min has been on the Publication Board of the IEEE Computer Society since January 2019. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) since 2013 and served as Associate Editor-in-Chief from 2015 to 2018. He served as a Scientific and Technical chair of IEEE ISMAR 2019, a Program Member of IEEE Virtual Reality 2018, 2019, and also as PC chair or member in various IEEE cooperative conferences. To help promote IEEE TVCG in China, he organized an IEEE TVCG workshop in Beijing in 2016.

Other activities: he has served as a Vice Chair of the Asia Graphics Association (AG), and helped the IEEE to form a cooperation agreement with AG for promoting IEEE TVCG in ASIA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Visual Media (Springer), and an Associate Editor of both CAD (Elsevier) and Computer & Graphics (Elsevier). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, a Fellow of the CCF, and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. More information is available at




Position statement.  The Board of Governors is responsible for providing guidance, at the policy level, to all of the organizational entities within the Society. I would like to contribute to this mission by playing an active role not only in supporting existing sub-committees and working groups, but also in identifying and creating links to new and promising areas of research within the Society. For IEEE CS it is important to stay connected to these new areas and to bring in active junior researchers and practitioners that will continue the work in these areas as they build their careers. In addition, I will identify mechanisms for increasing industry participation in all IEEE CS activities in order to create awareness and synergies between researchers and practitioners. Taking advantage of my relationship with industry, academia and the government I can help to organize and promote events that showcase important advances in computer science in these three communities and create opportunities for synergy between them. Finally, as a more personal goal, I would like to create stronger links between IEEE CS and Latin America, a community full of vibrant and enthusiastic researchers and practitioners that do not have the resources that other countries have.

Biography. Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is a Principal Investigator for the High-Assurance Software-Defined IoT Security project that is developing a software-defined IoT infrastructure that enables the integration of IoT devices into systems, regardless of provenance. She is also the lead for the Tactical Technologies Group (TTG) initiative that focuses on developing technologies that support personnel operating in tactical environments. Her current interests and projects are in IoT security, edge computing, software architecture, and technology evaluation. Grace is an IEEE Senior Member, the Treasurer of the IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities Board (T&C) Executive Committee, and the Executive Vice-Chair for the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE). As a Member-at-Large of the IEEE CS T&C Executive Committee she led an ad-hoc committee on ethics, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The resulting EDI statement, and an associated code of conduct, have been propagated to all TCs and conference organization committees. She also led an ad-hoc committee on identifying activities to increase industry engagement in academic conferences (results are published as guidance for conference organizers). As a re-appointed Treasurer for IEEE CS T&C she is working with IEEE Computer Society Staff to improve the budgeting process for TCs, and creating data visualizations that better reflect the financial health of the TCs. In addition, she is a Member of the Executive Committee for the Carnegie Mellon University Master of Software Engineering and an ABET Program Evaluator in the Computing Accreditation Commission. Grace holds a B.Sc. in Software Systems Engineering and a Post-Graduate Specialization in Business Administration from Icesi University in Cali, Colombia; a Master in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.





Position statement.   IEEE Computer Society (CS) provides engineers, scientists, professionals, researchers, and students with networking and interaction opportunities to advance research and technologies and share ideas and visions in hundreds of publications, technical meetings, conferences, workshops, and tutorials.

As an IEEE volunteer, I aim to inspire future generations of engineers and scientists through leadership and contributions in IEEE societies and committees. I am deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at all IEEE levels. With my extensive experience as an IEEE volunteer, and if elected as member of CS BoG, I would provide valuable guidance for strategies and tactics for effective strategic planning, financial accountability of boards and committees.

Focusing on quality, innovation, and emerging technologies is critical for the sustainability and long-term evolution of CS. To be able to respond to the needs of our rapidly changing professions, CS must be agile and adaptive in its operations to champion conferences and publications. Fostering diversity and inclusion, mentoring future leaders, supporting life-long learning, engaging young scientists and engineers is of paramount importance for CS’s future. I am ready and happy to take on and fulfill the responsibilities as a BoG member. Thank you for your support.

Biography.  Hausi Müller is Professor of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada. He was Associate Dean Research for Faculty of Engineering for the past decade. He is Co-Chair of IEEE Quantum, Future Directions Initiative that launched in 2019 and will serve as IEEE’s leading community for projects and activities on quantum computing and technologies. He serves on the 2019 IEEE Conferences and Conference Publications committees. He served as VP of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical and Conferences Activities (T&C) Board (2016–2018), was an elected member of the CS Board of Governors (2015–2017). He was chair of CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (2011–15). He received an IEEE CS Golden Core Member Award (2016) and IEEE TCSE Distinguished Service Award (2016). In 2011, Dr. Müller’s research team won the IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year Award. With his research group, he collaborates extensively with industry as an international expert in software engineering, software evolution, quantum computing, adaptive systems, IoT, and intelligent cyber-physical systems. Müller is steering committee chair of the SEAMS conference series—ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. He was general chair of 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2001) and 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2014), and program co-chair of IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2015 & 2018). He served on the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering editorial board for 12 years. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a CS Golden Core member, and received the 2016 TCSE Distinguished Service Award. Müller received a BS in electrical engineering from ETH Zürich, Switzerland and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Rice University in Houston, USA. He enjoys, singing, playing guitar, hiking and skiing.





Position statement.  The Computer Society needs to improve both in how we serve the needs of our members, and in how we serve the needs of the academic and industrial community, and of society at large.

We must empower our members to be the driving force of the technology changes that are moving humanity forward. To empower the members, we must dramatically change the benefits and services we offer; in particular, the offering of publications needs to tackle the open access revolution and spearhead it. We need to be at the forefront of novel publication processes and technologies.

We must continue in the effort to streamline and simplify the procedures for interacting with the Society, its website and staff.

We must also address the societal needs for development and growth, leveraging and enabling education, invention, research and advancement of all regions, each according to their own needs. We must become, and be recognized, as a global force of change and improvement. We must continue the work to establish the Computer Society as a trusted source of information for policymakers and business decision makers.

Biography.   Stefano Zanero received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently an associate professor with the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. His research focuses on cyberphysical systems security, malware analysis, and cybersecurity in general. Stefano has an extensive speaking and training experience in Italy and abroad. He co-authored over 90 scientific papers and books. Besides being a Senior member of the IEEE and the Computer Society, he is a senior member of the ACM, and a fellow of ISSA (Information System Security Association), for which he sits in the International Board of Directors. In the Computer Society, Stefano has been a member of the Board of Governor for 6 years, and is currently the Secretary of the Publications Board. In the IEEE Stefano has been a member of the MGA and is currently a member of the Future Directions Committee and the European Public Policy Committee. Stefano is also a co-founder and chairman of Secure Network, a leading information security consulting firm based in Milan and in London; a co-founder of 18Months, a cloud-based ticketing solutions provider; and a co-founder of BankSealer, a company applying artificial intelligence techniques to prevent banking fraud.