Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward

Speech Topic: Security-focused Networks of the Future

Sandra Scott-Hayward received her Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University Belfast, U.K., in 2013, where she is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Member of the Center for Secure Information Technologies. She began her career in industry and became a Chartered Engineer in 2006 having worked as a Systems Engineer and Engineering Group Leader with Airbus. She has published a series of IEEE papers on security designs and solutions for softwarized networks, co-edited a Springer book Guide to Security in SDN and NFV–Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications published in December 2017, and serves on the TPC of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. Her research interests include the development of network security architectures and security functions for emerging networks. She received Outstanding Technical Contributor and Outstanding Leadership awards from the Open Networking Foundation in 2015 and 2016, respectively. She was elected and served as the Vice-Chair of the ONF Security Working Group from 2015 to 2017. Amongst other OC memberships, she was the TPC Co-Chair for IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 and is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Hongxin Hu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award for 2019. His research spans security, privacy, networking, and systems. He has led multiple cross-university, cross-disciplinary projects funded by NSF. His research has also been funded by USDOT, Google, VMware, Amazon, Dell, etc. He has published over 100 refereed technical papers, many of which appeared in top-tier conferences such as CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, SIGCOMM, CHI, INFOCOM, and CSCW, and top journals such as IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE/ACM TON, and IEEE TKDE. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Awards from ACSAC 2020,IEEE ICC 2020, ACM SIGCSE 2018, and ACM CODASPY 2014, and the Best Paper Award Honorable Mentions from ACM SACMAT 2016, IEEE ICNP 2015, and ACM SACMAT 2011. His research has won First Place in ACM SIGCOMM 2018 SRC. His research has also been featured by the IEEE Special Technical Community on Social Networking, and received 50+ press coverage including ACM TechNews, InformationWeek, Slashdot, etc. He is currently associate editors of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), and Computers & Security (COSE).