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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida, USA

sanjaySanjay Ranka is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. His current research interests are energy efficient computing, high performance computing, data mining and informatics. Most recently he was the Chief Technology Officer at Paramark where he developed real-time optimization software for optimizing marketing campaigns. Sanjay has also held positions as a tenured faculty positions at Syracuse University and as a researcher/visitor at IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs and Hitachi America Limited.

Sanjay earned his Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of Minnesota and a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur, India. He has coauthored two books: Elements of Neural Networks (MIT Press) and Hypercube Algorithms (Springer Verlag), 75 journal articles and 125 refereed conference articles. His recent work has received a student best paper award at ACM-BCB 2010, best paper runner up award at KDD-2009, a nomination for the Robbins Prize for the best paper in journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology for 2008, and a best paper award at ICN 2007.

He is a fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, and a member of IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. He is the associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Sustainable Computing: Systems and Informatics, Knowledge and Information Systems, and International Journal of Computing.
He was a past member of the Parallel Compiler Runtime Consortium, the Message Passing Initiative Standards Committee and Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. He is the program chair for 2010 International Conference on Contemporary Computing and co-general chair for 2009 International Conference on Data Mining and 2010 International Conference on Green Computing.

Prof. Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

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Hai Jin is a professor of computer science and engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. He is now Dean of the School of Computer Science and Technology at HUST. Jin received his PhD in computer engineering from HUST in 1994. In 1996, he was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to visit the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. Jin worked at The University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. He was awarded Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2001. Jin is the chief scientist of ChinaGrid, the largest grid computing project in China.

Jin is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Jin is the member of Grid Forum Steering Group (GFSG). He has co-authored 15 books and published over 400 research papers. His research interests include computer architecture, virtualization technology, cluster computing and grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, and network security.

Jin is the steering committee chair of International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC), Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (APSCC). Jin is a member of the steering committee of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid), the IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC), and the International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC), International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC), International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC).

Prof. Amr El-Abbadi, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

amr Amr El Abbadi is currently a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B. Eng. in Computer Science from Alexandria University, Egypt, and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in August 1987. Prof. El Abbadi is an ACM Fellow and was Chair of the Computer Science Department at UCSB from 2007 to 2011.  He has served as a journal editor for several database journals, including, currently, The VLDB Journal. He has been Program Chair for multiple database and distributed systems conferences, most recently SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 and ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) 2011 and COMAD 2012. He has also served as a board member of the VLDB Endowment from 2002—2008. In 2007, Prof. El Abbadi received the UCSB Senate Outstanding Mentorship Award for his excellence in mentoring graduate students. He has published over 250 articles in databases and distributed systems.

Dr. Siani Pearson (HP Cloud & Security Research Lab, UK)

Dr Siani Pearson is a principal research scientist in the Cloud and Security Lab, at HP Labs Bristol, which is HP’s European long term applied research centre. Her current research focuses on accountability, privacy-enhancing technologies, security, trust and the cloud and she holds over 50 patents and is author or co-author of well over 100 papers and technical reports in these fields.

In her work at HP labs Siani is responsible for working with HP’s business units in the area of trust and security in cloud computing and has been technical lead on a number of projects. In particular, she is or was recently principal technical lead in the development of decision support technology used in HP outsourcing operations; HP Privacy Advisor technology that is currently rolled out to all HP employees; innovative technology that underpins a regulatory compliance advisor software suite, developed for the banking sphere; and consent management and accountability technologies currently under development.

Siani received an MA from Oxford University in logic, a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University before joining HP in 1994. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a senior member of IEEE and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology. Siani is also vice president of the UK chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

She was editor and co-author of a book on Trusted Computing published by Prentice Hall, which for many years was the definitive book in this area and also a book on Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing, published by Springer in its Computer Communications and Networks series. She is also associate editor of the International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications.

Siani is active in many international research collaborations in the field of trust, privacy and security. She is the scientific lead of a major European research project on Accountability for the Cloud (A4Cloud), lead collaborator on a joint research project with CMU on “Harmonizing Privacy and Security Requirements Across Multiple Jurisdictions”, member of the steering committees of CSA GRC Stack, NSF project ‘Trust beyond security’, iTrust 2006, ICAACI-2012, SNDS 2012 and IEEE CloudCom 2012, member of CSA OCF WG and is founder member of CSA UK Chapter Board and member of the HP Privacy and Data Protection Board.

She is a member of the advisory board of EU CUMULUS project, EU ABC4Trust project and Warwick University CS department. She was also on the Advisory Board for the Joint Info Systems Committee of “SmartData: Data Protection in the 21st Century” project involving HP, Canadian Privacy Commission, Toronto University and GS1 Canada to enhance privacy in relation to GS1 standards, the Advisory Team for AUB FEA Research Committee, the Advisory Team for EIT ICT Labs 2012 activity proposals, the Editorial Advisory Board for “Privacy Protection Measures and Technologies in Business Organizations: Aspects and Standards” and advisor to the Vinnova project.

Siani was program chair of 1st International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT) 2010, program chair of Secure Virtualised Infrastructures (DOA-SVI) 2012 and program chair of the Privacy and Security track of IEEE CloudCom 2012 and is general co-chair of IFIP TM 2013, as well as being a PC member and reviewer for numerous conferences and journals.

Dr. San-Cheng Chang (Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan, Republic of China, Taiwan)

San-Cheng (Simon) Chang received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and an MS and a PhD degree in Structural engineering from Stanford University and Cornell University, USA, respectively. His professional Interests include Structural Analysis, Computer-Aided Design, and Methodologies for High-Performance Computing and Communication.

Dr. Chang is President of Acer CyberCenter Services, Inc., Taiwan from 2000, was Director General of Planning & Evaluation Division, National Science Council during 1998-2000 and Director of National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC), NSC during 1991-1997. He has also been teaching in the Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University through lecturer to professor from1981 to present. Additionally, he serves as President of Chinese Open System Association and Chairman of Committee on Information Technology Application, Chinese Society of Civil and Hydraulic Engineers.? He also obtained the Security Leadership Award of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, ISC2, 2007, and also Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2008.