Keynote Lectures


Prof. P. Nagabhushan
Director, IIIT Allahabad

Prof. P. Nagabhushan is the Director and professor in Computer Science and Engineering in IIIT Allahabad. He has completed his B.E in 1980, M.E. in 1983 and PhD in 1988 . He was a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE) in 2002 and fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (FIETE) in 2010. He worked as a professor in SJ College of Engineering, Mysore and University of Mysore from 1994 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Nagabhushan worked as a Chief Nodal Officer in Choice based Credit Pattern Continuous assessment Education system, University of Mysore. There, he also worked as a Chairman of academic Reformation Committee. Formerly, he was a distinguished professor and chairman in Amrita Vishwavidyapeetam, Amrita University, Coimbatore And worked as director in 2 institutes, in BESTER, i.e. Bangalore Educational Society for Technology Advancement and Research and in BTI, Bangalore Technological Institute, Bangalore.


Prof. Sokratis Katsikas
Professor, NTNU, Norway

Keynote Topic:Towards a secure Industrial Internet of Things: Trends and Challenges

Sokratis K. Katsikas received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1982, the Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, USA, in 1984 and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering & Informatics from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1987. In 2019 he has awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Dept. of Production and Management Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is the Rector of the Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, and Professor with the Center for Cyber and Information Security, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. His research interests lie in the areas of information and communication systems security and of estimation theory and its applications. His research activity over the past 30 years has resulted in the publication of 39 books; 35 book chapters; 86 journal publications (of which 9 invited); and 130 publications in conference proceedings (of which 30 invited). According to Googlescholar, his research work has been cited 3.298 times and his h-index is 29. He has participated in more than 60 funded national and international R&D projects in his areas of research interest. He is serving on the editorial board of several scientific journals, and has served on/chaired the technical programme committee of more than 600 international scientific conferences. He chairs the Steering Committee of the ESORICS Conferences.


Prof. Gaurav Sharma
Professor, University of Rochester

Keynote Topic: Leveraging Old Tricks in A New World: Efficient Generation of Labeled Data for Deep Learning

Gaurav Sharma is with the University of Rochester, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Department of Computer Science , and Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. He is also a Distinguished Researcher in Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the Goergen Institute for Data Science. From 2008-2010, he served as the Director for the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a New York state supported center for promoting joint university-industry research and technology development, which is housed at the University of Rochester. From 1996 through 2003, he was with Xerox Research and Technology in Webster, NY first as a member of research and technology staff and then as a Principal Scientist and Project Leader. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and masters degrees in Applied Mathematics from NCSU and in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received his bachelor of engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly, Univ. of Roorkee).


Prof. Sandeep Shukla
Professor, IIT Kanpur

Keynote Topic: Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures: A C3I Perspective

Prof. Sandeep K. Shukla is the head of the Computer Science and Engineering department of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is an IEEE fellow, ACM Distinguished Scientist, and currently the editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He has been a recipient of the SERB Ramanujan fellowship, Humboldt Bessel Award, Presidential Early Career Award, a distinguished Alumni award from the State University of New York at Albany etc. He was a professor at Virginia Tech until 2015 when he moved to IIT Kanpur as the Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor. He also worked for Intel Corporation, GTE Laboratories and several visiting positions at MIT, INRIA, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany etc. He has published over 250 articles and papers, and has written and edited 10 books. His research interests are in cyber security and blockchain technology.