Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Jacques Blanc-Talon
Université Paris XI, France

Jacques Blanc-Talon received the Ph.D. degree from Paris XI (Orsay) University in 1991. After a postdoc during 1991-1992 at the CSIRO of Canberra, Australia, he joined the Ministry ofDefence procurement agency (DGA) in France. He worked as department Scientific Manager, Head of the "Information Engineering and Robotics" scientific domain at the DGA/MRIS and is currently with the Integrated Navigation Systems department.

Over the years, he has conducted and supervised more than 50 industrial and research contracts. He was the French Delegate of several NATO Groups and of the Horizon 2020 Security ResearchProgramme Committee.

J. Blanc-Talon has conducted the review of around 400 Ph.D. and postdoc grant applications, has participated in more than 80defencejurys and has supervised some 40 Ph.D. students. He was author or co-author of about 90 scientific papers and the editor or co-editor of 17 books and special issues of international journals. He served as Associate Editor for IOS Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering from 2000 to 2006, and IEEE TIP from 2005 to 2008; he was a reviewer for IEEE PAMI, IEE Electronics Letters, SIAM on Applied Mathematics and IAPR Pattern Recognition. He has been involved in the organization of about 100 international conferences.

J. Blanc-Talon was with the SEE (Société desElectriciens et Electroniciens) and the Australian Computing Society (ACS). He received the Outstanding Paper Award from the SCS in 1993; he was promoted "Officier del'ordre des Palmes Académiques" in 2017, and IEEE Senior Member in 2015. He served the IEEE Chapter Chair for the French Signal Processing Chapter for 14 years.

 

Prof. Salah BOURENNANE, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

Salah Bourennane is currently a full Professor and he held also the position of the Dean of Research at the Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France. He is also the head of the Multidimensional Signals Group at Institut Fresnel, Marseille. He has over 35 years of research experience in the field of signal and image processing. His current research interests include statistical signal processing, array processing, image processing, remote sensing, tensor signal processing, and performance analysis. He authored over 350 research papers in various top-tier international journals and conferences, and edited many books and served as a guest editor of several special issues. He served on the editorial boards of many international journals and proceedings. He has served on the technical program committees for numerous premier conferences and workshops including Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, International conference on latent variable analysis and signal separation, International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, and many others. He was an organizer of several international conferences. He received a Ph.D. degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in multidimensional signal processing..

 

Prof. Krzysztof Szczypiorski, 
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Krzysztof Szczypiorski is Professor of Telecommunications at Institute of Telecommunications (IT), Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology (FEIT), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. Head and Founder of Cybersecurity Division at IT FEIT WUT. His research interests include: theory of observing change, network security, digital forensics, opensource intelligence, and wireless communications. He holds a M.Sc. (1997, with honours), a Ph.D. (2007, with honours) and a D.Sc. (a habilitation, 2012) all in Telecommunications from FEIT, WUT. He also finished the postgraduate studies in Psychology of Motivation (2013) at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Budapest Tech (now Óbuda University), Hungary in Advanced Networking (2003) and from Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (2013). Visiting researcher at: University of California, Berkeley (2013) and George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (2014). Founder and Head of International Telecommunication Union Internet Training Centre (ITU-ITC– http://itu-itc.pl/) established in 2003. Co-founder and Head of Creative People Lab X-lab.PW (http://X-lab.PW) established in 2015. Since 2002 a research leader of Network Security Group at WUT (http://secgroup.pl/). He was a principal investigator leading R&D projects funded by: US Armed Forces (including US Army and US Air Force), European Union (FP7), The National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) and Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg). He is the author or the co-author of 150+ papers, 2 patents (one is pending) and 50+ invited talks. For 20+ years he also serves as the independent consultant in fields of network security, telecommunications and computer science for many entities including: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Ministry of Finance (Poland), Oracle, Orange, Parliament of Republic of Poland, Polish Energy Group, Polkomtel (Polish mobile operator), PwC, T-Mobile. Senior Member of the following organizations: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ASR (American Society for Research).