Internet Technology Research Center (President), and Dept. of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus.
e-mail: Atilla.Elci@emu.edu.tr; home site: cmpe.emu.edu.tr/aelci.
Dr. Atilla Elçi received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at Purdue University in Computer Sciences with high honors citation. He was a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Sciences & Engineering in Middle East Technical Univ., Turkey, during 1976- 1985. He served in the positions of Chairman (2 years), Asst. Chairman (4 years), and Manager of the University Computer Center (3 years) besides teaching. He was head of Systems and Languages Major for 5 years. He became Associate Professor in Software major in 1983. From 1985 till 1997, he was consultant to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), serving in computerization development projects of UNDP. He held numerous positions as chief technical adviser, senior expert, project designer and project manager in more than 20 countries in five continents. Subsequently he founded and ran his own company in Turkey offering IT and communications solutions (1998-2003). In 2001 he established the Department of Computer Engineering in Haliç University, Istanbul, serving as its Chairman till 2003. He is currently with the Department of Computer Engineering, and the President of the Internet Technologies Research Center, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. Dr. Elçi has extensive experience in semantic Web, Web technology, multi-agent systems, semantic robotics, Internet, systems and languages, software engineering, education and training, and information systems in the telecoms agencies. He published over 100 papers, edited several proceedings, a series of 17 computer-based coursewares, designed several UNDP/ITU development projects in telecoms computerization, and organized several conferences, such as ESAS 2006 & 2007 and SIN 2007. Dr. Elçi is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEEE CS, and Turkish Informatics Association.
S. Berna Ors received the Electronics and Communication Engineering Degree in 1995 and the M.Sc. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1998 from the Istanbul Technical University, in Istanbul, Turkey. She received the Ph.D. Degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium in 2005. She is currently assistant professor at Istanbul Technical University. Her interests include circuits, processor architectures and embedded systems in application domains such as security, cryptography, digital signal processing and wireless applications.
Preneel received the Electrical Engineering degree and the Doctorate in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). He is currently full professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has been visiting professors at the Technical University of Denmark (2007), Graz University of Technology in Austria (1997-2006), the University of Bergen in Norway (1997-2001), Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum in Germany (2001-2002) and at the University of Ghent (1994-2002). He is a scientific advisor of Philips Research (the Netherlands). During the academic year 1993-1994, he was a research fellow of the EECS Department of the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interests are cryptology and information security.
He has authored and co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and is inventor of two patents. He is vice president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cryptology, the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.
He is also a member of the Accreditation Board of the Computer and Communications Security Reviews (ANBAR, UK).
He has participated to more than 20 research projects sponsored by the European Commission, for four of these as project manager. He is currently project manager of the European Network of Excellence ECRYPT (www.ecrypt.eu.org) which groups more than 250 researchers in the area of cryptology and watermarking.
He was program (co-)chairman of 9 international conferences (including Eurocrypt 2000 and SAC 2005) and has been a member of more than 100 international program committees. He has been invited speaker at 25 international conferences and workshops. He has lectured at 30 international Summer Schools in 15 countries.
In 2003, he has received the European Information Security Award in the area of academic research, and he received an honorary Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Since 1989, he is a Belgian expert in working group ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27/WG2 (Security Techniques and Mechanisms), where he has edited five international standards.
He is president of L-SEC vzw. (Leuven Security Excellence Consortium), an association of 50 companies and research institutions in the area of e-security.