External Advisory Board Members

Patrick Schaumont, Associate Professor in Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, US

Patrick Schaumont is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2004, and the MS degree in Computer Science from Ghent University in 1990. From 1992 to 2000 he was a staff researcher at IMEC, Belgium. From 2001 until 2005 he was a graduate-level and post-doctoral researcher at UCLA. He joined Virginia Tech in 2005. From 2012 to 2014 he served as Director for the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) at Virginia Tech. In 2014-15 he is a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Information and Telecommunications Technology (NICT) in Japan. His research interests are in design and design methods of secure, efficient and real-time embedded computing systems. He served as program co-chair for several conferences in this field, including CHES, HOST, WESS and RFIDsec. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2007. He was named Outstanding New Assistant Professor in 2007, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, and was named Dean’s Faculty Fellow in 2013.

Professor Nick Veck, Head of CEO Office, Satellite Applications Catapult, UK

Professor Veck has worked in the space sector since 1977 and is respected as an ambassador between the satellite industry, government research and policy-making, academia and the geo-information sector. He has worked within government at the previous British National Space Centre (BNSC) and was Chairman of UK Space, the national trade association for the space industry. He sits on or chairs a number of other industrial, government and academic committees and boards, offering advice for various policy and funding matters related to Earth observation science and its exploitation. He is presently Head of CEO Office in the Satellite Applications Catapult, where he is responsible for the development of partnerships with all key stakeholders in industry, government and academia, and for all of the Catapult’s activities in knowledge exchange. Prior to joining the Catapult, Professor Veck was, for over 20 years, a member of the executive management board of Astrium Geo-information Services in the UK.

Dr Shiho Moriai, Director of Security Fundamentals Laboratory, Network Security Research Institute, NICT, Japan

Biography to follow.

Robert Szerwinski, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

Robert Szerwinski received his Diplom engineer degree in IT-security from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2008. He joined Robert Bosch Corporate Research in the same year, where he mainly worked on efficient implementation of cryptography mechanisms in embedded devices and key distribution infrastructures. He has been a visiting researcher both at Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA, and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany, where he focused on random number generation in reconfigurable hardware, and side-channel attacks and countermeasures in the automotive domain, respectively. During the latter activity, he worked in the BMBF-funded project Side Channel Analysis for Automotive Security (SCAAS). Robert has served at the program committee of D-A-CH Security 2015.

William Whyte, Chief Scientist, Security Innovation, US

Dr. Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind the company’s activities in vehicular communications security and cryptographic research. Before joining Security Innovation, he was CTO for NTRU Cryptosystems, a leading provider of embedded security solutions and previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98.

Dr. Whyte led the implementation of 1609.2 for the USDoT-sponsored VII Proof of Concept project and is responsible for development of the NTRU Aerolink™ product. Dr. Whyte holds a D. Phil from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He has presented on cryptography and security at numerous industry and government events on four continents.

Tom Sorell, Professor of Politics and Philosophy, Warwick University, UK

Tom Sorell is Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Head of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group in PAIS. He is an RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow (2013-2016). Previously, he was John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham. In 1996-7 he was Fellow in Ethics at Harvard. He was Co-ordinator of the FP7 DETECTER project and is leader of two Work Packages in the FP7 SURVEILLE project.
He directs the major AHRC project, FinCris, and is a participant in the FP7 ICT ACCOMPANY project on care robotics. Formerly, he was Co-Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. He has published extensively in moral and political philosophy, including four books, and many journal articles. His current research is in the moral and political issues raised by emergencies, including terrorist emergencies. He has led a project on ethics and border guarding for FRONTEX, and advises the FP7 security projects INDECT,FOCUS, MOSES, and FASTPASS. He is advisor to the FP7 ICT project FROG and has also worked as a consultant on security-sensitive material in UK universities. He has also worked on the committee advising the AHRC on the Internet of Things.

Claire Vishik, Trust & Security Technology & Policy Director, Intel, US

Dr. Claire Vishik’s is Trust & Security Technology & Policy Director at Intel. Her work focuses on issues associated with hardware security, Trusted Computing, privacy enhancing technologies, some aspects of cryptography and related policy environment. Claire is active in standards development and is on the Board of Directors of the Trusted Computing Group and on the Council of the Information Security Forum. She is an adviser to a number of R&D and policy organizations and projects in cybersecurity, including Permanent Stakeholders Group (Advisory Board) of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency. Claire is active in developing R&D and curriculum/skills strategy in cybersecurity & privacy through participation or leadership in the initiatives at the European level and in the US, UK, Germany, and other countries. Claire received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Intel, Claire worked at Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science and AT&T Laboratories . She is the author of numerous papers and reports and an inventor on 30+ pending and granted US patents.