Mohammad S. Obaidat
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/ scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently the Chair and Full Professor of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University, NY, USA. Among his previous positions are Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University and Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology. He has received extensive research funding and has published Thirty Eight (38) books and over Six Hundreds (600) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on three more books. Professor Obaidat has served as a consultant for several corporations and organizations worldwide. Mohammad is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, the FTRA Journal of Convergence and the KSIP Journal of Information Processing. He is also an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications. Between 1991-2006, he served as a Technical Editor and an Area Editor of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulations (SCS) International, TSCS. He also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Simulation. He is now an editor of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal, Journal of Networks, International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, IJITCC, Inderscience. He served on the International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, IGI-global. Prof. Obaidat is an associate editor/ editorial board member of seven other refereed scholarly journals including two IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Kluwer Journal of Supercomputing, SCS Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, Elsevier Journal of Computers and EE, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, The Academy Journal of Communications, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology, International Journal of Information Technology and ICST Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. He has guest edited numerous special is
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Università degli Studi di Milano
Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 230 papers appeared in journals, conference proceedings, and books. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995.
She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA).
She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), and of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Security of the Italian Association for Information Processing (AICA), the Italian representative in the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) on "Security and Privacy". She is a member of the Steering Committee of: ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), and International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS). In 2008, she has received the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman Award. In 2009, she has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist. In 2012, she has been named IEEE Fellow. In 2012, she has received the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award.
She has served on the program committees of various conferences. She has served as Program Chair or co-Chair for: International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS'12), International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT'10 -- SECRYPT'13), International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM'12), International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS'10 and NSS'11), Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices (WISTP'10), Information Security Conference (ISC'09), ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer
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