Keynote Speakers


Biography: Somesh Jha received his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Prof. Edmund Clarke (a Turing award winner). Currently, Somesh Jha is the Lubar Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His work focuses on analysis of security protocols, survivability analysis, intrusion detection, formal methods for security, and analyzing malicious code. Recently, he has focussed his interested on privacy and adversarial ML (AML). Somesh Jha has published several articles in highly-refereed conferences and prominent journals. He has won numerous best-paper and distinguished-paper awards. Prof Jha also received the NSF career award. Prof. Jha is the fellow of the ACM and IEEE.

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Title: From artifacts to systems to people: evolving directions in computing research and education

Computing is now “old enough” as a discipline that we can already detect broad trends in research directions. We discuss these trends, with an emphasis on both current and future directions in computing research, which we see reflected locally (at my own university, UMass Amherst) nationally and internationally. We’ll discuss recent national computing research and education programmatics and trends in the US, and the role of computing in the larger R&D enterprise.

Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts, where he has been on the faculty since receiving his PhD in computer science from Columbia University. He has held visiting scientist positions at IBM Research, Technicolor, INRIA and the Sorbonne University. His research interests include computer network architecture and protocols, network measurement, sensor networks, and multimedia communication. From 2015 to 2019, Jim served as Assistant Director at the US National Science Foundation, where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and in 2018 served as the Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He received the IEEE Infocom Award, ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, and IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the best-selling textbook, Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (Pearson), now in its 8th edition.

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Title: Cloud, Fog, Edge Computing for Industrial Internet of Things

The keynote deals with Cloud continuum and its employment for innovation in manufacturing, also motivated by the fact that in our area many companies work both in manufacturing and automotive. We start from the main distinctions within Cloud continuum, from Cloud (multicloud). Fog, and Egde to support new interactions toward Industrial IoT or Industry 4.0. We show several examples of potential innovative solutions, integrating also NFV, containerization, and crowd sensing stressing the architecture support solutions. A short illustration of a local Competence Center Bi-REX is described. Finally, some evolutions an future trends are illustrated.

Antonio Corradi is with the University of Bologna as a full professor of computer engineering, in the area of Distributed Systems and Computer Networks since 2000. His research interests span from middleware for pervasive and heterogeneous computing, from multi cloud solutions to IoT, Fog, and Edge, from innovation services for smart cities to manufacturing innovation design, from pub/sub QoS supports to optimized RDMA access, from new serverless architectures and FaaS to crowdsourcing for evolved sensors, from performance evaluation to system monitoring and management. He has always given basic and advanced courses in all above areas also for IT professional to build a solid view of computing infrastructures. He has also intervened for the Universities of Bologna in many areas, such as in internationalization of the University of Bologna, by serving as the Department chair since few months ago, in promoting new connections and relationship with European and worldwide organizations. In the last decades, he is deep involved in new innovation initiatives in public engagement. and also moved his research into service integration and technology transfer in the area of innovation, becoming president of the CLUST-ER ‘Innovation in Services’. Antonio is part of IEEE and ACM, and is active in publishing more than 350 contributions in journal, magazines and international conferences.

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