Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Yinug represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis.
University Research Manager and Scientist
Richard Chow is University Research Manager and Scientist in the University Research and Collaboration office within Intel Labs. He guides several of Intel’s academic research centers in the areas of security, networking, autonomous systems, and machine learning. In the past, Richard held positions as Research Scientist at PARC, Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics R&D, and Security Architect at Yahoo and Motorola. His work concentrates on privacy, big data, mobile, and machine learning. He has over 25 granted US patents and over 40 peer-reviewed conference papers, journals, and book chapters. He was awarded runner-up for the 2010 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. He has given invited talks at academic conferences and industry venues such as the RSA Conference, BlackHat, and OWASP. Richard has a Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
General Manager, Security Center of Excellence
Debra Delise is a seasoned technology leader, with experiences ranging from analyzing Space Shuttle flights and developing precision navigation systems for aircraft to designing security solutions for airports and microelectronics. Throughout her career, Debra’s focus has been to successfully balance business results and innovation achievement with the development of empowered, energized teams.
Debra is currently the General Manager of Analog Device’s Security Center of Excellence, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. Analog Devices (ADI) solves the world’s toughest challenges by intelligently bridging the gap between the digital and the physical in ways never before possible. In her role, Debra leads the team responsible for developing and deploying security solutions across the breadth of ADI’s product portfolio as the “intelligent edge” emerges.
Lead Security Research Architect
Hugo Vincent is the Lead Security Research Architect in Arm Research, based in Cambridge, UK. Hugo has been with Arm since 2011 and has contributed to a wide range of Arm technology, from embedded operating systems and trusted execution environments to instruction set acceleration of cryptographic operations. He holds 24 US patents and has lead Arm’s work on two DARPA funded security research projects.
Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Thorsten Holz is a professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His research interests include technical aspects of secure systems. Currently, his work concentrates on reverse engineering, automated vulnerability detection, and studying latest attack vectors.
Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Computer Science
University of Washington
Pardis Emami Naeini received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2015 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 and 2020 respectively. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Computer Science at the University of Washington. As part of her doctoral research, Pardis developed a usable privacy and security label for smart devices to inform consumers’ Internet of Things-related purchase decisions. She was selected as a Rising Star in electrical engineering and computer science in October 2019, and she was awarded the CMU CyLab presidential fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Dr. Josiah Dykstra
Subject Matter Expert in Cybersecurity
National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center
Dr. Josiah Dykstra is a subject matter expert in cybersecurity at the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and previously served at NSA as a cyber operator and researcher. His interests include digital forensics, cloud computing, network security, and human factors. Josiah is the author of one book and numerous research papers, and in 2017 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dykstra is a Distinguished Member and Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and presents frequently including at Black Hat and RSA Conference.