Speaker Biographies

The following leading researchers on smart grid security, privacy and resilience presented their research at the symposium.

György DanGyörgy Dán, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

György Dán is an Associate professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He received the M.Sc. in computer engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary in 1999, the M.Sc. in business administration from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary in 2003, and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from KTH in 2006. He worked as a consultant in the field of access networks, streaming media and videoconferencing 1999-2001. He was a visiting researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in 2008, a Fulbright research scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012-2013, and an invited professor at EPFL in 2014-2015. He was co-chair of the Cyber Security and Privacy Symposium at IEEE SmartGridComm 2014, and is an area editor of Elsevier Computer Communications. His research interests include the design and analysis of content management and computing systems, game theoretical models of networked systems, and cyber-physical system security in power systems.

Home Page: https://people.kth.se/~gyuri/
Ivo FriedbergIvo Friedberg, Queen's University Belfast and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Ivo Friedberg is currently pursuing his PhD at Queen's University Belfast and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in the area of resilient control of Smart Grids during cyber-attacks. He received his MSc from the Vienna University of Technology where he was working on intrusion detection through anomaly detection in correlated log files. His research interests include the relationship between cyber security and safety, resilience of cyber-physical systems and intrusion response based on sensor fusion.

Home Page: http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/ and http://www.ait.ac.at
Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Peter Fröhlich is a Senior Scientist at AIT, where he leads a team of researchers dealing with Mobile and Ubiquitous Experiences. His research interests include user experience and mobile spatial interaction, as well as persuasive technologies for sustainable and privacy-aware behavior. Peter holds a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Salzburg (2001) and a PhD in Applied Psychology from the University of Vienna (2007). He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and he is a regular organizer, editor and reviewer for renowned conferences and journals, such as the Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile HCI, Automotive UI, and CHI.

Home Page: http://www.ait.ac.at
Oliver Gehrke, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Oliver Gehrke received a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in 2003. In the same year he started working on the simulation of modular supervisory controllers for hybrid power systems at the Wind Energy Department of Risø National Laboratory in Denmark and has been one of the main architects of the SYSLAB experimental facility at Risø. He received a PhD degree in informatics from the Technical University of Denmark in 2009. He is currently a Senior Researcher with the Technical University of Denmark. His main research interests are related to the embedded and distributed control of power systems with a high penetration of distributed energy resources, with an emphasis on experimental research.

Home Page: http://www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/about/organisation/energy-system-operation-and-management
Antonios GouglidisAntonios Gouglidis, Lancaster University

Antonios Gouglidis is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, and currently involved in the EU funded project HyRiM. In the past, he worked in the industry as a software engineer, and in the public sector as an educator. He received his PhD in Applied Informatics from University of Macedonia, Greece; MSc in Mathematics from Aristotle University, Greece; MSc in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK; and, BSc in IT Engineering from the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests include security, resilience, access control, and formal methods.

Home Page: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/about-us/people/antonios-gouglidis
Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University Nijmegen

Jaap-Henk Hoepman studied computer science at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam based on work done at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). For several years he worked for the security group of KPN Research, the research division of one of the main Dutch telcos. He then returned to academia as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Twente. From 2006 to 2013 he was senior scientist in the security group of TNO ICT, Groningen. Currently he is an associate professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is also scientific director of the Privacy and Identity Lab. His research interests focus on privacy by design, and privacy friendly protocols for identity management and the Internet of Things.

Home Page: http://www.cs.ru.nl/~jhh
Maarten Hoeve, European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)

Maarten Hoeve is manager of the technical team at the ENCS. In this position is responsible for the testing, training, and research activities. He has been working on smart grid cyber security at ENCS since 2012, in a variety of projects: including the development of trainings, research into SCADA intrusion detection, supporting grid operators in procuring secure systems, and testing RTUs, smart meters, and SCADA systems.

Home Page: https://www.encs.eu/
Marie-Theres Holzleitner, The Energy Institute at JKU Linz

Marie-Theres Holzleitner is a research fellow at the legal department of the Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. She studied law with focus on international law at Johannes Kepler University. She is currently writing her PhD thesis for "Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector" and she is a master student for web sciences. At the Energy Institute she examines legal provisions facing new challenges in the Energy Sector. Currently she is researcher in the Horizon 2020 project “Personal Energy Administration Kiosk application” (PEAKapp), and in the FP 7 project “Smart Grid Protection Against Cyber Attacks” (SPARKS). Together with her colleague Johannes Reichl she has organized a policy maker workshops “Smart Grids Security Requirements: Economic, Legal and Societal Aspects” in the European Parliament, Brussels.

Home Page: http://www.energieinstitut-linz.at/
Martin HutleMartin Hutle, Fraunhofer AISEC

Martin Hutle is senior scientist and deputy head of department "Product Protection and Industrial Security" at Fraunhofer AISEC. He received his master and PhD degree in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna in 2002 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010 he was holding a post-doctoral position at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne. His current research interests include various topics in applied information security, in particular security in industrial computing, critical infrastructures, and the smart grid.

Home Page: https://www.aisec.fraunhofer.de/
BooJoong-KangBooJoong Kang, Queen's University Belfast

BooJoong Kang is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) in Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and computer engineering from Hanyang University, Korea, in 2007, 2009, and 2013 respectively. His research interests include malware detection/analysis, threat analysis, intrusion detection/prevention, cyber-physical resilience measures, and cloud security.

Home Page: http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/
oliver-jungOliver Jung, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Dr. Oliver Jung is a Scientist at the AIT, Austrian Institute of Technology. His research interests are on network security mechanisms, and security and robustness for Smart Grids. He studied electrical engineering with a major in telecommunications at the University of Siegen, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 2003. Before joining AIT in 2016 he was with the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW) as a senior researcher and project leader in the field of telecommunications security. He was involved in several national and international research projects on network and power grid security and is currently coordinating the JPI Urban Europe project IRENE.

Home Page: http://www.ait.ac.at/
Nuno-MedeirosNuno Medeiros, EDP Distribuição

Nuno Medeiros holds an MSc degree on Electrical and Computers Engineering from the University of Porto and an MSc degree on Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS) from Carnegie Mellon University. Before December 2011, he was responsible for managing and leading projects for the SCADA/DMS infrastructure of the EDP Distribuição. He is currently working as a Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer for SCADA/DMS and Smart Grid projects. He is also an industry representative in several European working groups and projects, and is frequently invited as speaker in European Conferences on the topics of security and privacy.

Home Page: http://www.edp.pt/
Nuno NevesNuno Neves, University of Lisboa

Nuno Neves is Professor at the Dept of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa. Currently, he is Head of the Department. He leads the Navigators´s research group (www.navigators.di.fc.ul.pt) and he is on the executive board of the LASIGE research unit (www.lasige.di.fc.ul.pt). His main research interests are in security and dependability aspects of distributed systems and networks. Currently, he is principal investigator at the SEGRID and SUPERCLOUD European projects, addressing security and dependability concerns in future smart electric grids and heterogeneous multi-cloud infrastructures. He is involved as researcher in the European project DiSIEM and participates in the Erasmus+ partnership ParIS. He also coordinates the local team in a cooperation project in secure smart grids with Brazilian colleagues. His work has been recognized in several occasions, for example with the IBM Scientific Prize and the William C. Carter award at IEEE FTCS/DSN. He is past PC Co-chair of IEEE Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks. He currently has more than 120 publications in journals and conferences.

Home Page: http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~nuno
Niamh O'MahonyNiamh O'Mahony, Dell EMC Research Europe

Dr. Niamh O’Mahony is a senior research scientist with Dell EMC Research Europe, based in the Centre of Excellence in Ireland. Her primary research interests include data analytics, machine learning and digital signal processing. She completed a PhD in Verification Strategies for CDMA Acquisition, with a focus on GPS Signals, in 2010, under joint supervision from University College Cork, Ireland and the University of Calgary, Canada. She then went on to join Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as a post-doctoral researcher, focusing on health-related applications of inertial sensors. Prior to joining Dell EMC, Niamh led the team responsible for wearable sensor data processing algorithms and applications at Shimmer, Dublin, Ireland. She has participated in various EU-funded and national research projects, such as SPARKS (FP7), uService (ITEA 2) and COMONSENS (CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010).

Home Page: https://www.delltechnologies.com
Panagiotis Paschalidis, P3 group, Berlin

Panagiotis Paschalidis is a senior consultant at P3 group, Berlin. He holds an Dipl.-Ing/MSc on Electrical Engineering, from the RWTH Aachen and an Dr.-Ing./PhD from the TU Braunschweig. Before joining P3 in 2015, he has worked as a researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, authoring a number of scientific publications, leading national and international projects regarding reliable communication systems predominantly in the automotive area and representing the respective research group in scientific and industrial pre-standardization bodies such as COST or C2CC. Within P3, his research activities focus on critical communications with an emphasis on critical infrastructure and security.

Home Page: https://www.p3-group.com/
Ewa PiatkowskaEwa Piatkowska, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Ewa Piatkowksa received the MSc degree in Computer Science in 2011 from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Currently, she works at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. Ewa is working on projects that are related to the cybersecurity of the smart grid, including the EU-funded Nobel Grid and SPARKS projects. Her main research interests include smart grid security, with a focus on secure architecture specification, and privacy assessment.

Home Page: http://www.ait.ac.at
Johannes Reichl, The Energy Institute at JKU Linz

Johannes Reichl is an applied statistical researcher who develops advanced econometric methods while investigating the challenges facing society in the fields of energy and resource economics. Currently he is the scientific coordinator and principal investigator of the Horizon 2020 project “Personal Energy Administration Kiosk application” (PEAKapp), a Task Manager of the Horizon 2020 project “Innovative Large Scale Energy Storage Technologies & Power-to-Gas Concepts after Optimisation” (STORE & GO), and is the Legal, Ethical, Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP 7 project “Smart Grid Protection Against Cyber Attacks” (SPARKS). Furthermore, he was the vice-coordinator of the FP7 project “Securing the European Electricity Supply Against Malicious and Accidental Threats” (SESAME), and was the chief developer of the software tool www.blackout-simulator.com. He has organised and moderated a number of high level policy maker workshops on energy related topics, such as the 2016 workshop “Smart Grids Security Requirements: Economic, Legal and Societal Aspects” in the European Parliament, Brussels, and the 2012 workshop “Emerging Malicious Threats to Electricity Infrastructure: Awareness and Preparedness of Professionals in TSOs and National Security Agencies” in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, Brussels.

Home Page: http://www.energieinstitut-linz.at/
Judith RosseboJudith Rossebø, ABB Norway and University of Oslo

Judith is currently a Cyber Security Specialist in ABB’s Industrial Automation division, where she supports product development teams as well as teams in project execution and service. Judith has a strong background in cyber security, and solid experience in international standardization. Currently, she is the ABB representative to the ISA 99 / IEC 62443 committees. She is the work package leader for WP2 Threat and Risk Assessment in the SEGRID EU project (www.segrid.eu). She is also associated with University of Oslo.

Home Page: http://new.abb.com/
Karl Christoph Ruland, University of Siegen

Karl Christoph Ruland studied mathematics, computer science and physics. He received the Diploma and Dr.-degree in mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany. After 6 years in the industry he became professor for Data Communications at the University for Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany, in 1982 and a full professor at the University of Siegen, Germany in 1992. His research focus is the integration of cryptography based security into communications systems, preferably real-time and industrial oriented systems. He served as Co-Chair of the Security WG of the eSafety Forum (for automotive security and safety) of the EU commission. For the last years he specialized in Smart Grid control security.

Home Page: http://www.eti.uni-siegen.de/dcs/mitarbeiter/professoren/ruland/
Stefano Salsano, University of Rome Tor Vergata / CNIT

Stefano Salsano is an Associate Professor in the Electronic Engineering Dept. of University of Rome Tor Vergata. He received his Laurea degree in 1994 (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata) and his PhD in 1998 (Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza”). From 1997 to 2000 he has been with CoRiTeL, a research institute on telecommunications, where he has been coordinator of the research activities in the IP related area. In November 2000 he has joined the University of Rome Tor Vergata as Assistant Professor. His current research interests include Network Function Virtualization, Cybersecurity, Software Defined Networking, Information-Centric Networking, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Seamless Mobility. He has participated in several research projects funded by the EU (INSIGNIA, ELISA, AQUILA, FIFTH, SIMPLICITY, E2R, SMS, PERIMETER, CONVERGENCE, OFELIA, OPENLAB, GN3PLUS/DREAMER, SCISSOR, GN4, SUPERFLUIDITY), by the European Space Agency and by the Italian Ministry of Research. He is currently the technical manager of the EU project SCISSOR ("Security in Trusted SCADA and Smart Grids").

Home Page: http://netgroup.uniroma2.it/Stefano_Salsano/
Henrik SandbergHenrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Henrik Sandberg is Professor at the Department of Automatic Control, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He received the M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, Cambridge, USA. He has also held visiting appointments at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests include security of cyberphysical systems, power systems, model reduction, and fundamental limitations in control. Dr. Sandberg was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2004 and an Ingvar Carlsson Award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research in 2007. He is Associate Editor of the IFAC Journal Automatica and the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Home Page: https://people.kth.se/~hsan/
Stefan Schauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Dr. Stefan Schauer is an experienced researcher in AIT’s Center for Digital Safety & Security. He studied Computer Science at the University of Klagenfurt and received his PhD in Theoretical Physics, working on Quantum Cryptography, at the Technical University Vienna. Since 2005 he is working for the AIT in several projects related to the fields of classical security and risk management. Currently, his main focus lies in the field of risk management and risk assessment as well as security architectures for critical infrastructures. In this context, he is interested in risk assessment using game theoretic approaches and the identification and handling of threats coming from the human factor. He is coordinating the FP7 project “Hybrid Risk Management for Utility Networks” (HYRIM).

Home Page: http://www.ait.ac.at
Dimitrios Serpanos, University of Patras and Industrial Systems Institute

Dimitrios Serpanos is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras and Director of the Industrial Systems Institute in Greece. He has worked at IBM Research, on the faculties of the University of Crete and the University of Patras, as Principal Scientist at QCRI, as President of the University of Western Greece, and has served another term as Director of the Industrial Systems Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. His research is in embedded systems, industrial systems and security. Professor Serpanos has co-authored several books and published research work extensively. His research has been funded by both the European Commission, the Greek Government and industry in the EU and the USA. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society.

Home Page: http://www.ece.upatras.gr/serpanos/bio.html