Conference speakers

Our 2020 speakers represent some of the best minds in the AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity communities.

Roger Dingledine

Director, Researcher and Co-founder, Tor Project

Tor Project

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Roger Dingledine

Director, Researcher and Co-founder, Tor Project

Roger Dingledine is president and co-founder of the Tor Project, a nonprofit that develops free and open source software to protect people from tracking, censorship, and surveillance online. Wearin...

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Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Avast Security Ambassador

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Avast Security Ambassador

Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses...

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Clive Thompson

Journalist

Wired

Clive Thompson

Journalist

Clive is a computer geek from way back. He got interested in them as a child in the early 80s in Toronto, when machines like the Commodore 64 arrived. His parents wouldn’t get their family a compute...

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Michal Pechoucek

CTO at Avast and AI Professor at CTU

Avast & Czech Technical University in Prague

Michal Pechoucek

CTO at Avast and AI Professor at CTU

Michal Pechoucek is Chief Technology Officer at Avast. He is also a professor at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, his alma mater, where he gained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Mic...

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Hany Farid

Professor

EECS & I School, UC Berkeley

Hany Farid

Professor

Hany Farid is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information. His research focuses on di...

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Carmela Troncoso

Professor

EPFL Switzerland

EPFL

Carmela Troncoso

Professor

Carmela Troncoso is an assistant professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. Her research focuses on security and privacy. Carmela holds a Master's degree in Telecommunication E...

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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security)

King’s College London

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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security)

Lorenzo grew up on pizza, spaghetti, and Phrack, first. Underground and academic research interests followed shortly thereafter. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Milan (2008),...

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Viliam Lisy

Senior Research Scientist at Avast and Assistant Professor at CTU

Avast & Czech Technical University in Prague

Viliam Lisy

Senior Research Scientist at Avast and Assistant Professor at CTU

Viliam Lisy is a senior research scientist in the Technology and Innovation Office at Avast. He also works as an assistant professor at the Artificial Intelligence Center at the Department of Computer...

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Avast

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Rajarshi Gupta is VP and the Head of AI & Network Security at Avast, one of the largest consumer security companies in the world. Prior to joining Avast, Rajarshi worked for many years at Qualcomm...

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Conference panellists

Samir Kumar

Managing Director

M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund

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Samir Kumar

Managing Director

Samir Kumar is managing director at M12 - Microsoft’s Venture Fund, providing technical leadership for the recently announced AI Fund. He will also lead investment activities in other key frontier t...

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Noel Sharkey

Emeritus Professor of Robotics and AI

The University of Sheffield

Noel Sharkey

Emeritus Professor of Robotics and AI

Noel Sharkey PhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010). He h...

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Celeste Fralick

Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist

McAfee

McAfee

Celeste Fralick

Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist

Celeste Fralick is the Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist for McAfee. She is responsible for McAfee's technical analytic strategy that integrates into McAfee consumer and enterprise pr...

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Sandra Wachter

Associate Professor

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Sandra Wachter

Associate Professor

Professor Sandra Wachter is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Law and Ethics of AI, Big Data, and robotics as well as Internet Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute at the Uni...

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Avast

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Rajarshi Gupta is VP and the Head of AI & Network Security at Avast, one of the largest consumer security companies in the world. Prior to joining Avast, Rajarshi worked for many years at Qualcomm...

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Workshop speakers

Hyrum Anderson

Principal Architect

Microsoft

Hyrum Anderson

Principal Architect

Hyrum Anderson is a Principal Architect of the Trustworthy Machine Learning Group at Microsoft, which aims to elevate the security of critical machine learning systems to a first-class security concer...

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Jan Brabec

Lead ML Researcher

Cisco

Jan Brabec

Lead ML Researcher

Jan is a machine learning researcher at Cisco, where he leads a team with focus on detecting threats in network telemetry and email data. They deal with very interesting and difficult datasets with ma...

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Luca Demetrio

PhD Student

Università degli Studi di Genova

Luca Demetrio

PhD Student

Luca Demetrio is a third-year Ph.D. student of the "Università degli Studi di Genova", in Italy. His main interests focus on the application of Adversarial Machine Learning techniques for Malware ...

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Bobby Filar

Lead Data Scientist

Elastic Security

Bobby Filar

Lead Data Scientist

Bobby Filar is a Lead Security Data Scientist at Elastic where he employs machine learning and natural language processing to drive cutting-edge detection and contextual understanding capabilities in ...

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Amanda House

Data Scientist

McAfee

McAfee

Amanda House

Data Scientist

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Sherin Mary Mathews

Senior Data Scientist

McAfee

McAfee

Sherin Mary Mathews

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Sherin Mathews is a Senior Data Scientist within the Office of the CTO for McAfee. In this role she creates and develops new machine learning models to improve and increase the effectiveness of cy...

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Filip Mazan

Software Engineer

ESET

Filip Mazan

Software Engineer

Filip Mazán is a Software Engineer at ESET. Initially, he worked as a Malware Analyst. Since 2013, he has worked on various automated threat detection systems and helped to design several machine lea...

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Feargus Pendlebury

PhD Researcher

King’s College London

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Feargus Pendlebury

PhD Researcher

Feargus is a PhD cybersecurity student with the Systems Security Research Lab at King's College London and the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London where his research exp...

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Fabio Pierazzi

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

King’s College London

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Fabio Pierazzi

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Fabio Pierazzi is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at King's College London, where he is also a member of the Cybersecurity (CYS) group and of the Systems Security Resear...

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Paul Prasse

Postdoc

University of Potsdam

Paul Prasse

Postdoc

I am a Postdoc at the University of Potsdam. I received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (Diplominformatiker) in 2010 and a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2016 from the University of Potsdam. I am in...

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