Keynote Speakers


Nineta Polemi, Professor, University of Piraeus
Nineta Polemi is a cybersecurity Professor in the University of Piraeus-UNIPI- (Cyber Security Lab, Dept. of Informatics) and CTO/ Co-Founder of trustilio. She established and acted as director of the UNIPI cybersecurity lab. She served (2017-2020) as Programme Manager and Policy Officer in the European Commission DG (CONNECT H1 Unit entitled ’Cybersecurity Technologies and Capabilities’). Her cybersecurity expertise is on: operational risk/conformity assessment, security management, incident management, supply chain security, threat intelligence. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Coding Theory) from The City University of New York (Graduate Center). She held teaching and research positions in The City University of New York (Queens & Baruch Colleges), State University of New York (Farmingdale), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)-Solvay Brussels School-. She has over 150 publications in security has organised numerous scientific and policy international cybersecurity scientific events and trainings e.g. cyberhot. She has received many research grants (NATO, IEEE) and awards (NSA, MSI Army Research Office IEEE, CYNY, Hellenic Ministry of Maritime, Hellenic National Defense General) and has participated as Project and Technical Manager in more than 60 cybersecurity international, EU and national R&D and commercial projects. She serves as external expert/reviewer/consultant in EC, ENISA, FORTH, Focal Point, CodeWeTrust. She is a member of ETSI in the working groups of Cyber and AI.

Symeon Papavassiliou, Professor, NTUA
Symeon Papavassiliou is currently a Professor in the School of Electricaland Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens. From1995 to 1999, he was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories,New Jersey. In August 1999 he joined the ECE Department at the New JerseyInstitute of Technology, USA, where he was an Associate Professor until2004. He has an established record of publications in his field ofexpertise, with more than 400 technical journal and conference publishedpapers. His main research interests lie in the area of computercommunication networks, with emphasis on the analysis, optimization, andperformance evaluation of mobile and distributed systems, wireless networks,and complex systems. He has received numerous research awards, including theBest Paper Award in IEEE INFOCOM 94, the AT&T Division Recognition andAchievement Award in 1997, the US National Science Foundation Career Awardin 2003, the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2012, the Best Paper Awards inADHOCNETS 2015, ICT 2016, IEEE/IFIP WMNC 2019, IEEE Globecom 2022, as wellas the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications SystemsIntegration and Modeling best paper award (for his INFOCOM 2019 paper). Healso served on the board of the Greek National Regulatory Authority onTelecommunications and Posts from 2006 to 2009.