Prof. Dr. Flavio Junqueira
Flavio Junqueira is a Senior Research Scientist with Yahoo Research and leads the Scalable Computing group in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a PhD degree from University of California San Diego (UCSD) in computer science. His main research interest is distributed systems and algorithms, and he has focused on topics such as dependability, concurrency, and replication. He has additionally worked on projects related to the modeling of failures and vulnerabilities, systems for Web search, and storage systems. He is the recipient of awards and nominations, such as the CSE Department best PhD dissertation award, a nomination to the ACM PhD Dissertation award, and the best paper awards at ACM CIKM 2009 and USENIX ATC 2010. He is an active contributor to open source projects, such as Hadoop, ZooKeeper, BookKeeper, and S4 hosted by the Apache Software Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Paulo Jorge Esteves Veríssimo
Paulo Veríssimo is currently a professor of the Department of Informatics (DI) of the University of Lisboa Faculty of Sciences, and Director of LaSIGE, a research laboratory of the DI. He is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the ACM. He is associate editor of the Elsevier Int’l Journal on Critical Infrastructure Protection, and past associate editor of the IEEE Tacs. on Dependable and Secure Computing. He belonged to the European Security & Dependability Advisory Board. He is past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault Tolerant Computing and of the Steering Committee of the DSN conference, and belonged to the Executive Board of the CaberNet European Network of Excellence. He was coordinator of the CORTEX IST/FET project (http://cortex.di.fc.ul.pt). Paulo Veríssimo leads the Navigators research group of LaSIGE, and is currently interested in: architecture, middleware and protocols for distributed, pervasive and embedded systems, in the facets of real-time adaptability and fault/intrusion tolerance. He is author of more than 150 refereed publications in international scientific conferences and journals in the area, and co-author of five books.
Prof. Dr. Ravishankar K. Iyer
Ravishankar K. Iyer is Interim Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering. He holds appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and he is Co-Director of the Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing at CSL and Chief Scientist at the Information Trust Institute.
Iyer’s research interests are in the area of dependable and secure systems. He has been responsible for major advances in the design and validation of dependable computing systems. He currently leads the TRUSTED ILLIAC project at Illinois, which is developing application-aware adaptive architectures for supporting a wide range of dependability and security requirements in heterogeneous environments. Professor Iyer has a broad outreach to industry and government, both nationally and internationally, having worked with several major vendors.
Professor Iyer is a Fellow the AAAS, the IEEE and the ACM. He has received several awards including the Humboldt Foundation Senior Distinguished Scientist Award for excellence in research and teaching, the AIAA Information Systems Award and Medal for “fundamental and pioneering contributions towards the design, evaluation, and validation of dependable aerospace computing systems,” and the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award “for fundamental contributions to measurement, evaluation, and design of reliable computing systems.”