Prof. Chiara Petrioli, University of Rome 

Chiara Petrioli is full professor and Director of the PhD program at University of Rome “La Sapienza” Computer Science Department, where she leads the Sensor Networks and Embedded Systems laboratory (SENSES lab). She also leads the Cyber Physical System lab of “La Sapienza” center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security, and is a founding partner of “La Sapienza” spinoff WSENSE S.r.l. Her research interests focus on the design and optimization of future wireless, embedded, IoT and cyber physical systems. Prof. Petrioli is member of the steering committee of IEEE SECON, program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2016, workshop co-chair of ACM MobiCom 2014, general chair of ACM SenSys 2013. She has been member of the steering committee and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, member of the steering committee of ACM SenSys, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, member of the executive committee of ACM SIGMOBILE, associate editor of Elsevier Computer Communications, guest editor of special issues for IEEE Access, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Physical Communications, and has been program co-chair of leading conferences in the field, such as ACM MobiCom and IEEE SECON. Prof. Petrioli has published over a hundred fifty papers in prominent international journals and conferences (4700+ citations, h-index 36). She has also been PI of over twenty national and international research projects, serving as coordinator of two EC projects (FP7 projects GENESI and SUNRISE) highlighted as success stories on Digital Agenda of Europe and featured by international mass media (RAI SuperQuark and Presa Diretta, Wired USA, the Guardian, Bild magazine, National Geographics). Her research has  resulted in international patents and  in award-winning innovative technologies. She is a pioneer of the Internet of Underwater Things, an area on which she has led the development of breakthrough technologies listed in  the NT100  Top "Social Global Techs changing our lives 2016". Prof. Petrioli was a Fulbright scholar.

Prof. John C.S. Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong

John C.S. Lui is currently the Choh-Ming Li Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. After his graduation, he joined the IBM Laboratory and participated in research and development projects on file systems and parallel I/O architectures. He later joined the CSE Department at CUHK. He has been a visiting professor in computer science departments at UCLA, Columbia University, University of Maryland at College Park, Purdue University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Universit degli Studi di Torino in Italy. Currently, he and his research students and post-docs are working on research problems which span both in network science, applied machine learning, system security, and algorithmic design of large scale networking/computing systems. His current research interests are in network sciences which have large data implications, machine learning on large data analytics, network/system security (e.g., cloud security, mobile security, ...etc), network economics, cloud computing, large scale distributed systems and performance evaluation theory.  John is currently the senior editor in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has been serving in the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Performance Evaluation, Journal of Network Science and International Journal of Network Security. He is a member of the review panel in the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award committee, and has served at the IEEE Fellow Review Committees. John served as the chairman of the CSE Department from 2005-2011. He received various departmental teaching awards and the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award. John also received the CUHK Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2011-2012). He is an elected member of the IFIP WG 7.3, Fellow of ACM, Fellow of IEEE, Senior Research Fellow of the Croucher Foundation and was the past chair of the ACM SIGMETRICS (2011-2015). His personal interests include films and general reading.

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, CEO, Telefonica Research

Pablo Rodriguez (PhD Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2000; MSc King´s College, London) is the CEO of Telefonica Alpha, Telefonica´s long term disruptive research unit to solve social problems through technology (Moonshots). Prior he led Telefonica´s corporate research lab and incubator. He has also worked in several Silicon Valley startups and corporations such as Inktomi, Microsoft Research, Bell-Labs, and as a faculty at Columbia University. At Microsoft Research he helped re-architect the Windows Updates system to distribute security patches to millions using P2P networks. At Telefonica he launched Telefonica´s Content Delivery Network to more than 40M viewers. In 2009, he co-founded the Data Transparency Lab to drive data privacy and transparency. He is on the advisory board of Akamai, EPFL, the Catalan Foundation for Research, LaBoral Art Center, Microsoft Innovation Program, and IMDEA Networks. Pablo´s current interests are privacy and personal data, re-thinking the Internet ecosystem and network economics. He also works with chef Ferran Adria (El Bulli) on computational gastronomy and with the F.C. Barcelona applying network science to soccer.  He received the “Prix de la Recherche” for research excellence in France (2000), has keynoted at WIRED and TEDx, and is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow.