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Professor Ivan Martinovic, Oxford 

Ivan MartinovicIvan Martinovic is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Security Research Lab, UC Berkeley and at the Secure Computing and Networking Centre, UC Irvine. From 2009 until 2011 he enjoyed a Carl-Zeiss Foundation Fellowship and he was an associate lecturer at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany.    

Most of Ivan’s research interests are in the area of cyber-physical system security and network security. Some of his concrete research topics include authentication and intrusion detection using physical-layer information, RF reactive jamming (such as Wireless Firewalls), traffic analysis, and the analysis of trade-offs between system/network security and performance. In this respect, he works with various technologies, such as software-defined radios (SDRs), wireless sensors, and NFC/RFIDs.   

Ivan is also interested in behavioral biometrics and their applications, such as continuous authentication using physiological signals captured by, e.g., eye-tracking and EEG devices. Previously, he also worked on other non-functional aspects of distributed systems like network performance (network calculus), resource management, and decentralized coordination in wireless networks.  

Ivan’s group at Oxford is a founding member of OpenSky, a participatory sensor network which aims at collecting real-world air transportation communication data, such as ADS-B/Mode-S at large scale (covering over 720,000 km² in Europe). It offers insights into the ADS-B communication channel, characterising typical reception quality and loss patterns in the real world. It is intended to serve researchers from different areas as a solid basis for realistic evaluations and simulations.  

Ivan obtained his PhD from TU Kaiserslautern under supervision of Prof. Jens B. Schmitt and MSc from TU Darmstadt, Germany.  

Dr Richard Baker  

Richard BakerRichard is a Research Associate in the Systems Security Lab, Department of Computer Science, Oxford. Richard’s work involves attacks and defences at the physical-layer in a range of technologies, with published work on aircraft localisation, UAV detection and charging security in electric vehicles.   

Richard was awarded a DPhil in Cybersecurity from University of Oxford in 2019 and previously an MEng in Computing from Imperial College London in 2010. He is an alumnus of the CDT in Cybersecurity (2014 - 2019) and a founding member of Oxford’s Competitive Computer Security Society / Ox002147.  

 

 

Danette Allen, PhD, NASA 

Danette AllenDr Danette Allen has been building complex automated and autonomous aerospace systems at NASA for over twenty years. She is the Senior Technologist (ST) for Intelligent Flight Systems and as Deputy Lead of the Agency’s Systems Capability Leadership Team (SCLT) for Autonomous Systems (AS-SCLT). She recently served as co-PI of NASA ARMD’s ATTRACTOR (Autonomy Teaming & TRAjectories for Complex Trusted Operational Reliability) project, focused on trust and trustworthiness of autonomous systems.   

Danette earned her B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, MBA from Manchester University (UK), M.E. in Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of multiple NASA awards including the astronauts’ “Silver Snoopy” award for achievements related to human flight safety and mission success, the "Systems Engineering Excellence Award" medal, and the “Outstanding Leadership” medal. Danette is as AIAA Associate Fellow and a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee.  

Dr Vincent Lendersarmasuisse   

Vincent LendersDr Vincent Lenders is the founding Director of the Cyber-Defence Campus and the head of the Cyber Security and Data Science Department at armasuisse Science and Technology. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the executive boards of the OpenSky Network and Electrosense Associations.  

He earned his PhD degree and MSc in electrical engineering and information technology both at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He was also postdoctoral research faculty in 2007 at Princeton University in the USA. Vincent’s interests lay at the intersection between cyber security, data science, networking, and crowdsourcing. He has a particular focus on system-oriented research and the transfer of research results to real-world solutions. His work is documented in more than 130 internationally peer-reviewed research publications and has been implemented in various operational systems at the Swiss Armed Forces. Troughout his whole career, he has been highly dedicated to supporting and developing the cyber talents of the future. He was industrial director at the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC) at ETH Zurich from 2012 to 2016 and has served as scientific advisor and mentor of more than fifty Master/PhD students from various universities around the world including ETH Zurich, EPFL, University of Oxford, Princeton University, TU Kaiserslautern, KU Leuven, and others. Since 2020, he serves as the chair of the Cyberdefence Fellowship program.  

Sreedhar Chittamuri, HCL Technologies   

Sreedhar ChittamuriSreedhar Chittamuri is Vice President & Head of engineering for HCL’s Aerospace & Defense business unit, a position he has held since December of 2014. Prior to his current assignment, Sreedhar led various HCL teams that work with our OEM customers and also as a Multi Services Delivery head for HCL’s engagement with Boeing covering engineering, R&D and IT. He was also the Program Director for HCL’s 787 program overseeing work performed across Boeing and various Tier-1 partners. He was instrumental in incubating HCLs relationship with Boeing in 2004 and contributed significantly in growing and scaling this relationship to one of the largest in HCL.  

Prior to leading the 787 program, Sreedhar has led several key engineering programs and engagements with other leading aerospace companies. Sreedhar has been associated with Aerospace industry for 30 years having started his aerospace career with Indian Air Force, working on high power radars, air to ground and ground to ground communication systems, signals equipment and ATC centers. He also worked for Indian MoD on a strategic initiative to network India's base Air Defense Centers. Subsequently he led the development of India’s first CNS/ATM systems while working with Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. and Airports Authority of India. He also served on the Executive Board of Aerospace Network Research Consortium, and was instrumental in incubating and making this one of the leading A&D research consortiums.  

Sreedhar holds a Master’s Degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Telecommunication, Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Air Force Technical College.  

Dr Paul Gosling, Thales 

Paul GoslingDr  Paul Gosling achieved his PhD in Physics from Oxford University in 1986. He worked for 4 years in communications and radar systems before joining Thales in 1990.  Working for Thales for over 30 years Dr Gosling established himself as a leading expert in sonar and naval systems for which he received an IET achievement medal in 2018.   In recent years his areas of interested have expanded to to wider senior engineering and technical roles applying his knowledge to a variety of defence, security and civil sectors.    

In his current role as CTO of Thales UK Dr Gosling directs the research and innovation activities required for future systems. Dr Gosling is in charge of the Thales UK Research Technology and Innovation group and works with a network of around 50 sponsored PhDs across a range of subjects including  AI, Autonomy, Security  and Complex Systems. Dr Gosling is a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network SAN and supports a number of university advisory commitees including the trustworthy autonomous systems hub.  

Dr Greg Autry (moderator) 

Dr Greg AutryGreg Autry teaches space entrepreneurship and researches the roles that governments play in shaping the environment in which new industries emerge and he works in the context of commercial spaceflight. Greg currently serves as Chair of the Safety Working Group on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. He is the Vice President for Space Development at the National Space Society.   

Greg serves on the editorial boards of the New Space Journal and the Space Force Journal. He publishes prolifically on space related matters in mainstream outlets including Forbes, Foreign Policy and Space News. He is frequently cited or interviewed by leading new organizations including the BBC, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and LA Times.   

Greg served on the Agency Review Team for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2016 and was appointed as NASA’s White House Liaison in 2017. In 2020, Greg was nominated to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of NASA (Senate failed to hold a confirmation vote).    

Greg has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine. He currently teaches a graduate course in space entrepreneurship for the International Space University Center of Space Entrepreneurship at the Florida Institute of Technology. He directs the Pacific Commercial Spaceflight Initiative within the Aldrin Space Institute.    

Greg holds a BA in history from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona as well as an MBA and a PhD from the University of California at Irvine.