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IEEE International Workshop on Privacy and Security for Information Systems (WPS) 2020

The workshop will feature three keynotes given by world leading researchers in the field.

Salim El Rouayhaeb

Salim El Rouayhaeb 

Biography: Salim El Rouayhaeb is an assistant professor in the ECE Department at Rutgers University. From 2013 to 2017 he was an assistant professor at the ECE Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He was a research scholar at the EE Department at Princeton University (2012-2013) and a postdoc at the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011). He received my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2009. He received the Google Faculty Award in 2018 and the NSF CAREER award in 2016. His research interests lie in the area of information theoretic security and privacy of data in networks and distributed storage systems.

Aylin Yener

Aylin Yener 

Biography: Aylin Yener holds the Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering at The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, since 2020, where she is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of Integrated Systems Engineering and professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Until 2020, she was a University Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and a Dean‘s Fellow at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, where she joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2002. She was a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2016-2018 and a visiting associate professor in the same department in 2008-2009. Her current research interests are in information security, green communications, caching systems, and more generally in the fields of information theory, communication theory and networked systems. She received the NSF CAREER Award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in Communication Theory from the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award in 2010, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in 2014, the PSEAS Premier Research Award in 2014, the Leonard A. Doggett Award for Outstanding Writing in Electrical Engineering at Penn State in 2014, the IEEE Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018, and the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2019. She has been a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2019-2020), the IEEE Communications Society (2018-2019) and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2017-2021). Dr. Yener is serving as the president of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2020. Previously she was the vice president (2019), the second vice president (2018), an elected member of the Board of Governors (2015-2018), and the treasurer (2012-2014) of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She served as the Student Committee Chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2007-2011), and was the co-Founder of the Annual School of Information Theory in North America in 2008. She was a Technical (Co)-Chair for various symposia/tracks at the IEEE ICC, PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, and Asilomar in 2005, 2008-2014 and 2018. Previously, she served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (2009-2012), an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING (2017-2018), and an Editor and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2001-2012). She also served a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY in 2011, and the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS in 2015. Currently, she serves as a Senior Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS and is on the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN INFORMATION THEORY.

Salman Avestimehr

Salman Avestimehr 

Biography: Salman Avestimehr is a Professor and director of the Information Theory and Machine Learning (vITAL) research lab at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, he obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003. His research interests include information theory, coding theory, and large-scale distributed computing and machine learning. Dr. Avestimehr has received a number of awards for his research, including the James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award from IEEE Information Theory Society, an Information Theory Society and Communication Society Joint Paper Award, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize, and several Best Paper Awards at Conferences. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a fellow of IEEE. He is also currently a general Co-Chair of the 2020 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT).