Invited Speakers



Prof. Luca de Alfaro

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Prof. Luca de Alfaro is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at University of California Santa Cruz, where he has been a faculty member since 2001. Prior to that, he was an undergraduate student in Torino, Italy, then a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, and then a postdoc at UC Berkeley.He is currently department vice-chair.
He has worked at the foundations of formal verification, contributing to the connection between game theory, logic, automata theory, and system modeling and verification, and these topics continue to be an interest of mine. Lately, his interests include fairness in AI and ML, and applications of computer science to ecology and biology.
He likes to have an applied streak. He has contributed to the open-source web framework py4web, and has been active in entrepreneurship, and has co-founded two startups: SSB Progetti, lately acquired by Deloitte, and Camio, a pioneering ML-for-video company.


Prof. Huiyu Zhou

University of Leicester, UK

Dr. Huiyu Zhou received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China, and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee of United Kingdom, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr. Zhou currently is a full Professor at School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers in the field. He was the recipient of "CVIU 2012 Most Cited Paper Award", “MIUA 2020 Best Paper Award”, “ICPRAM 2016 Best Paper Award” and was nominated for “ICPRAM 2017 Best Student Paper Award” and "MBEC 2006 Nightingale Prize". His research work has been or is being supported by UK EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC, EU, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, Invest NI, Puffin Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Invest NI and industry. Homepage:


Prof. Uwe Serdült

Ritsumeikan University, Japan

As of 1 April 2017, Uwe Serdült is working as a full professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in the College of Information Science and Engineering while keeping some projects as a principle investigator at the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA), University of Zurich, Switzerland.
In this dual position he is teaching and doing interdisciplinary research in several domains of digital governance systems. He is especially interested in internet based platforms and tools for citizens engagement (e-participation) as well as public administrations (e-government) that enhance transparency, co-creation and deliberation in an information society.
From 2007 to 2017 he used to work at the ZDA as a senior researcher and lecturer. Before joining the ZDA he taught and worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at various universities in Switzerland (ETH Zurich, Uni Zurich, Uni Geneva).


Prof. David Billard

University of Applied Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland

David Billard received a PhD in computer science from the University of Montpellier, France, in 1995.
He worked at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, from 1995 to 2000 as a research fellow, then he headed the University software developments until 2008. Since 2008 he is associate professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Western Switzerland in Geneva. He is also a lecturer at the University of Lausanne (criminal school) and University of Stockholm (DSV).
David Billard is a sworn expert to the courts in France and Switzerland (French speaking cantons) and International Criminal Court in the Hague. He participated in more than 150 criminal investigations and 50 civil litigations. He publishes regularly about cyber forensics and privacy.
David is married with three children, he likes to share his free time with his family by sailing on the Mediterranean Sea, off the Camargue.


Prof. Gabriel Gomes de Oliveira

UNICAMP - Campinas State University, Brazil

Prof. Gabriel Gomes de Oliveira completed his PhD (2022) and Master's (2021) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Since 2018, he has been a researcher at the Visual Communications Laboratory - LCV, located at UNICAMP. He is a member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of several IEEE and Springer Nature Conferences around the world and also a reviewer of several Congresses and Journals such as ACM, Elsevier, SAGE, Hindawi, IEEE, IET, Taylor Francis, Springer, and Wiley.
Now he is a professor at Extecamp, (Unicamp Extension School), teaching in several disciplines and participating in the Teaching Internship Program (PED) at FEEC (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) at UNICAMP from 2019 to 2022.
His research projects are related to: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), Internet of Things (IOT), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Smart Cities, and Sensors. Broad studies also includes the civil engineering segment, mainly in the areas of Urban Infrastructure and Hydraulics and Hydrology.


Assoc. Prof. Shekhar. R

Alliance University, India

Dr. Shekhar. R is a Doctor in Computer Science and Engineering , Professor and HOD in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has 23 years of teaching experience and has held many prestigious positions in academics and administration.Dr. Shekhar has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award”in 2023, “Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Best Professor Award in 2022, “Global Lifetime Excellence Award” a National award in 2021,“ Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar” a National award in 2021,“Techno Guru” a National Award in 2019, “Adarsha Vidya Saraswathi Rashtriya Puraskar” a National award and “Distinguished Faculty” from reputed organizations in the year 2018.
He has authored for International and National Textbooks and Book chapters related to Computer Science and Engineering. He has International and National Patents. He has presented more than 73 papers in National and International forums, published number of articles in journals having high impact factors, and chaired many conferences. He also holds membership of various reputed International organizations. He serves as an Editorial member of International journals and has been a reviewer for several National and International journals. He is also a sitting member of different National and International Associations in the field of computer science.


Dr Thepul Ginige

Esoft Metro Campus, Sri Lanka

Dr Thepul Ginige is the Head of school for computing, Research and Development at ESOFT Metro campus in Sri Lanka. He has received his PhD in Cyber Security from The Thames International Universityin Paris, France. MSc in Computer Science from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. PGD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
He is a Member of IEEE, ACM, BCS and CSSL. He is a member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of several IEEE and ACM Conferences around the world and a reviewer of several Conferences and Journals. He has chaired many international conferences including ICISDM2021, Silicon Valley, USA. MLNLP2021, Copenhagen, Denmark. CCAI 2021, Guangzhou, China. EAET2022, Imperial College London, UK. ICBIM2023, Bangkok, Thailand. He also has won the Asia's Innovative Researcher of the Year Award -Under the category, “Asia's Research & Scientist & Professor & Teaching Academic Awards” at the ASIA Awards 2023.
His research interests are Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IOT), Network / Cyber Security


Dr. Gaoyang Liu

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Gaoyang Liu is a Postdoc in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Electronic Information and Communications at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests encompass Trustworthy Machine Learning, Federated Learning, and AI Security.