Karl Aberer is a full professor for Distributed Information Systems at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2000; from 2005 to 2012 the director of the Swiss National Research Center for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS, www.mics.ch); since September 2012 he is Vice-President of EPFL responsible for information systems; member of the editorial boards of VLDB Journal, ACM Transaction on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and World Wide Web Journal.
Claudio A. Ardagna is a Full Professor and Vice Director of the Data Science Research Center at Università degli Studi di Milano. He has been visiting scholar at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA and at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. His areas of interest include Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service, Edge/Cloud security and performance, security assurance and certification of distributed and cyber-physical systems, machine learning model verification. In these areas, he published more than 30 journal papers, 100 book chapters and refereed articles in proceedings of international conferences, and 10 books as an author or editor. He is co-author of the book “Open Source Systems Security Certifications” (with E. Damiani, N. El Ioini, Springer, 2008), co-inventor of the European Patent titled “Method, System, Network and Computer Program Product for Positioning in a Mobile Communications Network”, and co-founder of Moon Cloud (www.moon-cloud.eu), a spin-off of the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is an IEEE Senior Member, has been a recipient of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award “in recognition of outstanding services to IFIP” in 2013, and has been recipient of the ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) WG STM 2009 Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis on Security and Trust Management.
Lora Aroyo is a Full Professor at the Web & Media group, Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Within the framework of the Network Institute, she is involved in several research projects focussed on crowdsourcing and human computation, collecting data, data quality, and especially hybrid human-AI systems for video understanding. She has led major research projects in semantic search, recommendation systems, event-driven access to online multimedia collections, and through these has become a recognized leader in digital humanities, cultural heritage, and interactive TV.
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities. Reserch centered on the management of scientific data and eScience, in particular involving agro-environmental planning, biodiversity, workflow systems and geographic information.
I received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.
Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing more than 60 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering, and re-engineering, with a particular interest in software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as a reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data and process mining, software engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, and the application of computational intelligence approaches in the above fields.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University, holding the courses of "Foundations of Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.
M. Brian Blake, PhD is Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Drexel University. As the highest ranking academic officer, he oversees all academic programs across the 15 schools and colleges and over 26,000 students. Blake came to Drexel from the University of Miami, where he set research and teaching priorities and led faculty enhancement efforts as vice provost for academic affairs, and oversaw 155 graduate programs serving more than 5,700 students as dean of the Graduate School. Previously he was associate dean for research and graduate studies in the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering, and chaired the Georgetown University Department of Computer Science as it launched its first graduate program. Blake has directed computer science labs funded by more than $10 million in sponsored research awards; authored 170-plus publications and chaired six conferences; edited major journals including his current service as editor-in-chief of IEEE Internet Computing. Blake is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM Distinguished Scientist. Blake’s industry experience includes six years as a software engineer and architect at Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and The MITRE Corporation before entering academia full time. Blake also holds appointments in the College of Engineering (as professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and in the College of Medicine (as professor of neuroengineering).
I graduated at the Computer Science Department (DI) of the University of Milano.
Presently I am an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Milano. My current research interests are: Distributed systems, anonymity, Sense of direction, Models of computation over the reals, Concurrency theory, Applied graph theory, Web crawling and indexing, Web graphs
Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Professor at the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. Research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology languages, description logics, conceptual data modeling, data integration, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. In 2012-2013 visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". Program chair of PODS 2015 and KR 2020, and general chair of ESSLLI 2016. ACM Fellow, EurAI Fellow.
Licia is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Dept of Computer Science at University College London. She conducts research in the area of ubiquitous computing. Specific topics include: crowd-sourcing and crowd-sensing, urban computing, location-based services, recommender systems, data mining for development. The aim of her research is to provide developers with abstractions and algorithm to ease application development, and end users with better experiences when interacting with technology.
Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin, Italy. Scientific Director of ISI Foundation, Italy.
Interested in Data & Network Science, Computational Social Science, Web Science, wearable sensors, Digital Epidemiology. SocioPatterns.org co-founder. Past: Sapienza University of Roma, Centro Enrico Fermi, RIKEN Frontier Research Systems, University of Michigan, University of Perugia.
Chi-Hua Chen is a professor at Fuzhou University. He has published over 300 journal articles, conference articles, and patents. He serves as an editor for several international journals (e.g. IEEE Access, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Scientific Reports (Nature), Scientific Data (Nature), PLOS ONE, PeerJ Computer Science, Journal of Applied Statistics, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Information Technology and Control, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Mobile Information Systems, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, etc.). His recent research interests include the Internet of things, big data, deep learning, cloud computing, cellular networks, data mining, intelligent transportation systems, network security, healthcare systems, augmented reality, e-learning systems, and digital marketing. He is a senior member (M'17─SM'19) of IEEE and a member of ACM.