is a full professor in the COSIC research group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, former president of International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and manager of the ECRYPT project. He is also the principal investigator of numerous research projects funded by European programs. With more than 28K citations and h-index over 80, prof. Preneel is one of the most significant researchers in cryptography and information security.
has worked as a sports commentator for Eurosport, a moderator of conferences, sporting and cultural events since 1998. Since 2016, he serves as the press secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
employed at the National Cyber and Information Security Agency since 2021, his primary focus lies in the cooperation in the realm of cybersecurity research and development on the national and European level. He coordinates the establishment of the National Coordination Center, which is part of a network of centers collaborating with the European Competence Center for Research and Development in the area of Cybersecurity.
works in the Security Research Unit of the Department of Security Research and Police Education as a senior analyst for research, development and innovation. She mainly deals with program management of security research at the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. Her areas of interest are the preparation and evaluation of security research programs, the correlation of security research and science policy of the Czech Republic, and the implementation of security research results. She is a member of the Horizon Europe program committee, Cluster 3 Civil Security for Society. She studied security and strategic studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University.
is Adjunct Professor of IT Law, Bologna University Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, since 2004 and Lecturer on data protection at Graduate Master courses in IT Law, Cybersecurity and big data privacy, Bologna Business School. She has worked as legal and ethical expert in numerous European projects and she serves as Ethics and Innovation expert for the European Commission. She also serves as Senior consultant for privacy, legal and contractual issues of innovative businesses, and technical consultant of the Bologna Tribunal. Her main areas of interest include IT law, ethics, privacy and data protection, AI & law, big data, IPR, software legal protection, contracting and licensing, exploitation of innovation.
is full professor and Head of the Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology. He serves as managing director of BUT Speech@FIT research group. His research interests include artificial intelligence, signal processing and speech, speaker and language recognition. In the past 20 years, he led and participated in numerous research projects funded by US DARPA, IARPA, European framework programs, Czech funding agencies and industry. At FIT, he is responsible for signal and speech processing courses. In 2006, he co-founded Phonexia. He was general chair of Interspeech 2021 in Brno.
works as an associate professor and secretary at the Department of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Technologies, Brno University of Technology. Research activities include communication technologies, cybersecurity and cybersecurity certification. Assoc. Prof Číka is team leader of national applied research projects dealing mainly with cybersecurity and communication in critical infrastructure. In addition to research activities, he teaches in the field of communications technologies and multimedia services.
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is working for ENISA since 2017 and is currently leading the activities in ENISA on cyber skills development for highly skilled people, with the development of the European cybersecurity skills framework. He is also responsible for developing skills in the EU member states and EU institutions through trainings and exercises for cybersecurity professionals. Fabio has worked more than 15 years in public and private organizations and has a master and a PhD in telecommunication engineering. He is a frequent speaker to conferences and events and an advocate in order attract new talents to cybersecurity.
is a professor of physics and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Science of the Palacký University in Olomouc. He achieved his PhD in 1994 at the Charles University in Prague. His scientific interests cover quantum optics, foundations of quantum theory, quantum cryptography, quantum information processing, and quantum technologies. In the 1990s, he was involved in the development of a laboratory prototype of a fully functional device for quantum key distribution.
has been with the National Cyber and Information Security Agency since August 2017 and previously worked at the National Security Authority since its inception. He is the head of the Cryptology and Cryptologic Resource Development Unit of the NCISA and therefore he primarily works on applied cryptography and development of cryptographic resources. His main focus is on the practical application of cryptography, information and communication security and on the protection of communication and mobile technologies. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Technical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
is working in department of strategic studies of the Technology Centre CAS as an analyst and project manager. He concentrates primarily on information and communication technologies, security and foresight issues. In the Technology Centre he works since 2006. Previously Martin was engaged in computer programming and database applications development. Afterwards he entered IDG Czech publishing house, where he gradually occupied positions of expert editor and editorial director of Computerworld weekly and Business World monthly. Martin graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague in field of mathematical informatics, theoretical cybernetics and system theory, with focus on automatic computers and programming.
employed at the National Cyber and Information Security Agency since 2018, currently as the Head of the Department of Education, Research and Projects. In the area of research, he focuses on the involvement of the Agency in national and international projects, and has also participated in the creation of the National Plan of Research and Development in Cyber and Informational Security.
is a quantum physicist by training (Ph.D. in 2012 from the U. Innsbruck) with several years of postdoc experience at the U. Geneva. He joined ID Quantique in 2018 to take care of collaborative research projects, mainly with European academic and industry partners. In 2022, he became General Manager of ID Quantique Europe, a Vienna-based company with the mission to protect the European critical infrastructure with QKD.
works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication at Brno University of Technology. He is the head of the Brno Applied Cryptography & Security Engineering group, member of the faculty’s Scientific Committee and the person responsible for the Information Security study programs. The scientific activities of prof. Hajny include research into modern cryptography and privacy protection. Prof. Hajny is the principal investigator of many projects, including Czech grants (GAČR, TAČR, MVČR, MPO, MŠMT) and international projects (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, Digital Europe). He leads the SPARTA WP9 Cybersecurity Training and Awareness group, contributes as a member to the ENISA EU Cybersecurity Skills Framework group, leads the Quantum security lab at BUT and participates on the Czech national quantum infrastructure creation.
is a full professor at the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic. His research interests include computer vision and its applications, mostly focused on surveillance and intelligent traffic systems.
works in the Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building Unit of the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission. He did his PhD at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, and has a background in computer science. After working in industry for several years, he joined the European Commission in 2004. Until 2020 he worked for in the area of Future and Emerging Technologies, including in particular the Graphene Flagship. Today he focusses in particular on the Digital Europe programme and other actions in the area of cybersecurity.
is a member of the Fiber Optic group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication at the Brno University of Technology (BUT) and CESNET a.l.e., Czech Republic . Research activities of Dr. Horvath include the security of fiber-optic infrastructures, high-speed transmission of data over fiber-optic infrastructures, and optical access networks. He is a researcher in several Czech scientific projects focused on cybersecurity and GÉANT EU project.
obtained his PhD in 2004 from Queen Mary, University of London, UK. In the same year he joined the quantum information group at the University of Vienna. After several years in Canada and Sweden, he joined the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in 2015. He currently holds the position of a Thematic coordinator for all Quantum Technology activities at the AIT. As senior scientist he is also responsible for the experimental QKD development at the AIT. He is very much involved in the European Quantum Technology Flagship effort as coordinator of the UNIQORN project as well as the OPENQKD project. Besides his scientific work, he is also consulting the European Commission on the deployment plans for its large quantum communication initiative, the EuroQCI. He furthermore coordinates all QKD developments within Austria and the cross-border activities with neighboring countries for the EuroQCI initiative, as well as participating in the EuroQCI architecture studies QSAFE and SAGA PHASE-A for the terrestrial and satellite part of the European quantum communication network.
has long been involved in supporting the overall development of young technology-oriented companies at the Technology Centre CAS and leads the Scale-up your business mentoring programme. She helps prepare companies for negotiations with private investors and has a broad overview of funding opportunities from national and European programmes. She helps companies to navigate through these programmes, identify suitable sources, including mentoring in the preparation of project plans. Silvia graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Technology at STU in Bratislava. Prior to joining the Technology Centre CAS in 2015, she worked in sales and business development in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, preparing and managing a number of successful educational projects funded by structural funds. Since January 2022, she has been the Head of the Department of Business Development and Coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network Czech Republic consortium.
is a full professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, School of Engineering Science, Finland. Prof. Kälviäinen is a head of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory at the Department of Computational Engineering. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and especially applications of digital image processing and analysis. Besides LUT, Prof. Kälviäinen has worked more than six years in other universities: as a Professor of Computing at School of Information Technology of Monash University Malaysia and as a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology of Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, the Center for Machine Perception (CMP) of Czech Technical University, and the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing (CVSSP) of University of Surrey, UK.
has worked in the area of engineering (from consulting to production and managing) his whole life, particularly in the automobile industry. Graduated from the Brno University of Technology in 1994 (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Quality Control). Afterwards, he studied and worked in Japan for two years, and has continued to return there professionally since then. Spent a part of his career in a multinational company, and afterwards worked in a Czech private company. He has shared his gained experiences for a long time in the area of consulting, especially in the areas of quality control, increasing effectiveness, competitiveness and innovation implementation. Since 2018, he has been the Chairman of the Board and executive director of INDUSTRY CLUSTER 4.0, which focuses its activities towards supporting modernization and digitalization of production processes for small and medium-sized companies. Since 2018, he´s also been a member of the Scientific Council of the National Centre of Competence in Cybersecurity, where he formulates the demands of industry in the area of cybersecurity. Since 2020 he has been the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Brno Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he is responsible for the topics of Industry 4.0, digitalization, cybersecurity and cooperation with clusters.
has gained extensive knowledge of IT solutions architecture and topology, audio processing, speech analytics and voice biometrics deployments, business strategies and subsidy consulting services in his career. Radim participated in several research and development IT projects co-financed by European Commission or national funding. He also gained experience of product management and go-to-market with IT solutions.
is research director at armasuisse Science and Technology where he started the Technology Foresight program, also known as deftech (Defence Future Technologies) – https://deftech.ch . The goal of the program is to identify disruptive technology trends and anticipate their use cases that will have an impact on how Switzerland’s security is defended and preserved. After a PhD in Geomatics from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Quentin joined Safran Vectronix AG to industrialize the pedestrian navigation system developed during his thesis, which would be then selected to be part of the US Land Warrior military program. Prior to joining armasuisse he worked with different start-ups companies helping developing various hardware and software solutions in the fields of Internet mapping, fleet and assets management and the Internet of Things (IoT). In parallel Quentin completed an Executive MBA in management and corporate finance from HEC Lausanne and a diploma in Technology Management from IMD Lausanne.
is Professor of Computer Science (Process-oriented Information Systems) at the Research Group Workflow Systems and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna.
is a lawyer, researcher and head of section at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, where he works within the Centre of Excellence focusing on issues related to cybercrime, cybersecurity and protection of critical information infrastructures. He is also a researcher at the Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University and a lecturer within the Cyber Security study programme at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Technologies, Brno University of Technology. Apart from cybersecurity and cybercrime, his main areas of interest are electronic identification and electronic documents, online consumer protection, online dispute resolution, online platforms, electronic contracting, domain names, eJustice & eGovernment and international aspects related to some of these areas. He has completed a year of studies at the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland and a PhD at the Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University, Faculty of Law. Since 2012, he has been a regular member of selected working groups within the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He is also an external lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
is Director of Scientific Cooperation and a former CTO at the Vlatacom Institute of Technology. He was responsible for one of first eID projects globally, which is the corner-stone of today’s e-government services in Serbia. This experience has been transferred to the protection of data and access authentication in numerous Vlatacom projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa, in the area of national ID, border control, traffic control and secured communication systems. His current cyber-security interests focus on secret key agreement over public channels. He previously worked at various positions with STMicroelectronics, Orange Communications, The European Patent Office and the University of Oxford. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, and received his PhD degree in telecommunications from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL).
is an Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunications at Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic. For more than ten years, he focuses on cybersecurity, applied cryptography, privacy-preserving protocols, and authentication systems. Further, he deals with post-quantum cryptography and system and device security. He has published more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences, and he has provided several invited research and teaching lectures at universities in Europe. Assoc. Prof. Malina is involved as a senior researcher and team leader in several European and Czech scientific projects focused on cybersecurity.
is professor at Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University in Brno, responsible for the study program security and strategic studies. He studied political science (1997) and law (1999) at the MU. He focuses on the research on security policy, extremism and terrorism, namely in the Central and Eastern European context. He was an advisor of the National Security Audit of the Czech Republic (2016) and recently he is a member of expert pool of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE). He is a co-author (with Daniel Novák) of the commentary on the Constitutional Act on the Security of the Czech Republic (Wolters Kluwer 2019).
is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic with focus on computer networks, cyber security, monitoring and analysis of network communication. His research activities include anomaly detection of security incidents in industrial networks, analysis of encrypted communication, monitoring and management of IoT. He participated in the development of the Computer Network Research Lab at FIT. Petr externally teaches for Strathmore University in Kenya.
works in the Strategic Studies Department of the Technology Centre of the CAS as a Senior research analyst and Innovation project manager. She focuses on developing and cultivating internal and external innovation ecosystems. Her working domains are horizon scanning, technology foresight, and design and evaluation of innovation strategies. Kristýna holds a master of science degree in Social Geography and Regional Development from Charles University in Prague.
currently serves as Science and Technology Attache at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC. Ludek graduated in International Area Studies at Charles University in Prague, CZE, holds MSc in Strategic Studies and Intelligence from the University of Aberystwyth, UK. Between 2007 and 2012 worked with the department of security studies, Charles University in Prague and after a short stay with NATO, he transferred to the Ministry of the Interior to support its analytics and programme management efforts in homeland security research. Ludek took over his current assignment in 2017 in order to establish the science diplomacy line of work in the USA, with an emphasis on defense research collaboration. He remains active in homeland security research in an advisory capacity both in CZE and EU.
is an associate professor and head of the Fiber Optic group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication at the Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic. Research activities of Assoc. Prof. Münster include the security of fiber-optic infrastructures, fiber-optic sensors, and transmission of data and non-data services over fiber-optic infrastructures. He is a senior researcher and team leader in several Czech scientific projects focused on cybersecurity. He also participates in the operation of the Quantum security lab at BUT.
is head of the Strategic Studies Department and deputy director for strategy at the Technology centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He specializes in evaluations, analyses and foresight-based design of research and innovation policies. Michal is an author or co-author of numerous analytical and policy studies prepared for the Czech government, European Commission, European Parliament or OECD. Before joining the Technology Centre in 2007, Michal worked as an innovation policy analyst at the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. Michal holds a PhD in economic policy from the University of Economics in Prague.
is an expert at Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Research & Education (L3CE) working in the field of cybersecurity. Experience in cybersecurity was build working in several projects, varying from development of competence communities to constructing comprehensive cybersecurity models. Main areas of expertise include education and training in cybersecurity, innovation uptake issues, cyber component in hybrid threats context. He is also a member of ENISA ad-hock working group for development of European Cybersecurity Skills Framework.
is a professor at Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics where he acts as the Academic Director at Center for Research and Education in IT (CERIT) and Head of the Lasaris Research Lab. Since 2007, he has worked as an external professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at University of Vienna. His research focuses primarily on cybersecurity, critical infrastructures, namely for power grids, e-health applications, enterprise software architectures and technologies. He also deals with the communication aspects of academic and industrial cooperation as well as qualifications and professional growth of experts in IT, particularly in cybersecurity. He leads large-scale applied and contractual research projects and drives the academic activities within the Cybersecurity Innovation Hub under the Digital Europe. He also acts as the Secretary of International Advisory Board at National Competence Centre for Cybersecurity (NC3) since 2019, and he led Research Program at Czech CyberCrime and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center of Excellence (C4e).
is the head of the Department of Law and Technology at the Faculty of Law in the Masaryk University in Brno. As a guest, he regularly lectures at law schools and judicial training institutions in Europe and USA. His research focuses on legal theory, information and communication technology (ICT) law and energy law. He is also arbitrator of the tribunal for .eu and .cz domain names, a founding member of the European Academy of Law and ICT. He has published over 150 professional articles, chapters in professional books, conference papers and monographs in the fields of legal theory, ICT law and energy law.
is Founder and CTO, of Hensoldt Analytics GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria. The company is active in open source intelligence and situational awareness for security and business. Before, he was founder, COO and general manager of SAIL LABS Technology GmbH (that was acquired by Hensoldt in 2021) and software developer and researcher in IBM Austria.
is a seasoned technocrat, cyber expert, educator and innovator. Currently, he is serving as an international cyber expert at Laurea-Finland, co-chair of the European Cybersecurity Organisation working group-5 and European Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA) expert-rapporteur in AHWG (European Cybersecurity Skills Framework) and vice-president IITEDA (UK). His expertise adding values in the European innovation projects and development work including ECHO, CyberSecPro, EU-HYBNET, ECOLHE and many projects. His development work and projects are contributing towards the goals of the European cyber secure societies and European digital single market. Paresh has trained more than 10 thousand students and professionals in the Finland alone. Paresh Rathod’s prime focus of the development includes integration of research, development and innovation projects within higher-professional education, society and businesses.
is an associate professor at the Brno University of Technology. He specializes in cybersecurity and digital forensics. He has led numerous R&D projects and conducted collaboration with industrial partners in the area of system and network security, in particular, security network monitoring, threat detection, and industrial system cybersecurity.
has been working at the National Office for Cyber and Information Security since 2021 as Head of Education. He deals with awareness, education, prevention, professional qualifications and competences in the field of cyber security.
is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science, Founding Director of the UCD Forensics and Security Research Group, Programme Director of the Masters in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation and Principal Investigator at Ireland’s National Centre for Applied AI (CeADAR). He is a Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation. Both his MSc and PhD are in the field of Remote Digital Forensic Evidence Acquisition and Analysis. His research interests include Remote Evidence Acquisition, Evidence Whitelisting & Data Deduplication, Cloud Forensics, File Synchronisation Service Forensics, Network Forensics, and Digital Forensics Education. Dr. Scanlon is an active member of the digital forensics research community and is a keen editor, reviewer and conference organiser across a range of key journals and conferences in the field.
is founder and CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the Cybersecurity Agency for the Luxembourg Economy and Municipalities. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in the main cybersecurity initiatives of the Luxembourg Government, in order to foster and empower CYBERSECURITY Luxembourg, the national cybersecurity ecosystem. Building on his huge experience in cybersecurity, today, among others, Pascal is member of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Board, lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, board member of CLUSIL (the main association representing the cybersecurity landscape of Luxembourg), member of WomenCyberForce, and involved in the curricular board of the BTS cybersecurity. Since February 2022, he is the Chair of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC).
is the Associate Director of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA), which associates companies dealing with research, development, manufacturing, trade and marketing of defense and security technology, material and services. Kristýna Stejskalová is also the Czech defence minister´s nominee to the post of the National Focal Point of the European Defence Fund, is a member of the NATO Science and Technology Board (STO), and the deputy director of the Czech delegation to the NATO Industry Advisory Group (NIAG). She also lectures about international security at the Prague University of Economics and Business.
As a lawyer with large regulatory experiences from working within the Governmental bodies as well as NGO sector, she was among the founders of CzechInno Association in 2011 and currently serves as its Member of the Board and Executive Director. From 2017, she is also coordinator of Central European Platform for Digital Innovations CEEInno grouping stakeholders active in the digital innovation implementation in CEE region – and, among others, also all the currently registered Czech Digital Innovation Hubs. In 2019, within the CEEInno Platform crystallised consortium of Hub for Digital Innovations (H4DI) DIH, where Tereza serves as an executive representative. She also collaborates as an expert with Cybersecurity Innovation Hub as one out of the five selected Czech European Digital Innovation Hub. She has also administrated the Czech DIH Community within DIHNET Project and was inaugurated into position of DIHNET Project and I4MS Initiative Ambassador. She is one of the members of the authors’ team of the Czech National Initiative Industry 4.0, of several governmental advisory bodies for research, innovations and digital agenda, of a research team charged with elaboration of expert studies for the Czech Government in the field of Society 4.0 and a legal expert in the field of data protection in the digital age and regulatory aspects of digital economy. She is an active lecturer and author of expert publications in this field.
works at the Technology Centre CAS as a national contact point for Horizon Europe research and innovation programme (HE). She focuses on security research and the digital area, i.e. Cluster 3 and Cluster 4 sub-programmes of HE. She also has the role of a national delegation member to the HE programme committees in European Commission. Lenka manages the IDEAL-IST and SEREN projects supporting the cooperation of European national contacts. Before joining the Technology Centre CAS she worked as a grant project manager at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. In her previous jobs in Czech Airlines and later Telefónica Global Solutions, she was engaged in several international projects as a data analyst and reporting specialist.
works in the Technology Centre CAS as the Czech National Contact Point (NCP) for researchers applying to European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) calls in the EU’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme. She represents the Czech Republic as a delegate in discussions with the European Commission in the Programme Committees of both parts of Horizon Europe. Previously, she occupied the position of Head of the European Research Area Section at the Czech Academy of Sciences Head Office. In the past, she was also involved in internationalisation of Czech higher education sector and in promotion of international development cooperation in education. She graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, in the field of International Relations.
works as an assistant professor for Computer Networks at Brno University of Technology since 2017. His research involves: 1) cryptocurrencies and practical deployment of blockchain-based technologies; 2) modelling and simulation of complex systems; and 3) large-scale routing/switching networking designs. He regularly assists law enforcement agencies in tracking cryptocurrency assets involved with illicit activities and identifying their owners. He co-founded company called Netsearch, which researches and develops specialized solutions for cryptocurrency forensics, password recovery, traffic interception and decoding.
has been working at the Ministry of the Interior since 2000. He has served as the head of the Department of Security Research of the Ministry since 2008. Jan Vykoukal participated in the creation of crucial conceptual and strategic documents in the area of security research. He is a member of multiple advisory bodies for the Interior minister responsible for the running of programs of public support for security research.
is a Research Scientist and Team Leader at the Cambridge Research Laboratory (UK) of Toshiba Europe Ltd. His research investigates new fibre-based QKD technologies and their integration into existing network infrastructure, alongside working on the development of Toshiba’s new QKD products. Prior to this, he worked in academia in both the UK and Australia, researching nonlinear fiber optics and ultrafast laser physics.
founded Trilateral Research in 2004. David wrote and won his first two EU projects on the topics of ambient intelligence and risk communications respectively, topics that have continued to permeate many of TRI’s other EU-funded projects. David is a prolific writer, continually expanding TRI’s areas of research through his work and thought leadership. He has been the principal author for many of TRI’s winning proposals. He currently co-ordinates the EU-funded (H2020) CC-DRIVER project on the human and technical drivers of cybercrime. He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals; he has co-edited and co-authored four books, including Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer, 2012) and Surveillance in Europe (Routledge, 2015). He coined the term and published the first article on ethical impact assessment. He has participated in several foresight expert groups, including four ENISA expert groups and a DG Research Trust-at-Risk foresight group. He has developed several scenario construction methodologies, including policy scenarios for the EU-funded SHERPA project as well as “dark scenarios”, a term he coined in the SWAMI project. He is a member of the European Foresight Monitoring Network and a freelance member of the faculty of Law Science.
is the dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology. Previously he worked as a head of department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia at the same faculty, visiting professor at PennState, Behrend College, Erie, PA. USA, researcher at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, at University of Surrey, UK, and at University of Bristol, UK. He is interested in research and teaching of image processing, computer graphics, and computer vision as well as their applications, security aspects and acceleration in hardware. He is author or co-author of over 180 scientific publications including papers at renowned international scientific conferences and in international journals. He participated on development of over 30 functional samples and software tools, 5 patents, and products, such as visual inspection systems in industry or traffic enforcement, in which cybersecurity plays an important role.
is a Czech computer scientist, university professor and former politician. He currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University, which he founded before his election as Rector of Masaryk University in 1998, where he was instrumental in the implementation and promotion of the entire University information system and in the preparation of the implementation of the Bohunice University Campus in the form of the then largest investment by the European Investment Bank outside the then EU.
Jiří Zlatuška graduated from the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in 1981 with a degree in Mathematical Computer Science and Theoretical Cybernetics. In 1994, he founded the Faculty of Computer Science at Masaryk University, which he headed until 1998 and then, after the end of his rectorial mandate, in 2004-2011 and again since 2015. He has worked on conceptual modelling of information systems, lambda-calculus, logic programming and computational logic, computer typography and the wider societal implications of informatics and computerisation.
is a staff member of the Economics and Business Administration at Ariel University. He completed his doctoral studies in bio-infotermatics in 2008 at Hebrew University under the guidance of Prof. Shai Arkin of the Biological Chemistry Department, and Prof. Nati Linial of the Computer Sciences Department. In addition, he completed his doctorate in Marketing (which dealt with application of learning algorithms to solve problems in the advertising field) in 2007, under the guidance of Prof. Gila Fruchter of Bar Ilan University, School of Economics and Business Administration. In 2010 he served as a post-doctoral student for one year in the Systems Information Engineering Department at Ben-Gurion University, under the guidance of Prof. Lior Rokach. In the post-doctoral framework, he worked in the research laboratories of Deutsche Telekom in the field of information security, in the project: “Identifying keyboard characteristics and behavior characteristics of Internet surfers” through application of learning algorithms.