PGCS symposium – Keynotes

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Keynote & guest speakers:


Dr. Matthew Craven - Plymouth University (Big Data: Machine Learning, Heuristic Methods and the Future of Cybersecurity in HPC Environments)

Matthew Craven is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in SOCeM at the University of Plymouth. In addition, he is the director of the NVIDIA GPU Research Center at Plymouth, specialising in HPC and GPU technologies. His research interests and publications encompass interdisciplinary pursuits including mathematical modelling, simulation, cybersecurity and evolutionary algorithms. He has held lectureships in the UK and abroad and holds membership of the AMS, IMA and LMS. In addition, he regularly reviews for journals in interdisciplinary mathematics disciplines and forms part of the workshop and programme committees for the top-tier applied mathematics and computer science conferences.

Dr. Ron Poet - University of Glasgow (Mobile Authentication)

Ron Poet gained his MA and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge where he developed the Temkim - Poet model in Atomic Physics.  He then switched to Computing Science at the University of Glasgow where he has worked ever since, apart from a year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Fred Brooks.  His main research interest is Information Security and he was Chair of the 7th International Conference in the Security of Information and Networks (SIN’14) which was held at the University of Glasgow in September 2014.

Mr. Vincent Lamb - IT Security Training Ltd (Incident Response)

Vincent Lamb is managing director of IT Training Ltd a company he founded in 2002 to be a specialist information security training company. The first course he wrote was the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He introduced the CEH course to the UK. He has written many certifications including, Certified Enterprise Security Professional (CESP), Certified Web Application Security Tester (CWAST,) and ITST-Certified-Computer Forensic-Investigator-CCFI. During the nineties He ran his own company operating as a freelance instructor and consultant specializing in networking. His network certifications include Master Certified NetWare Engineer as well as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has written computer-based training courses on OSPF, BGP, dial-on-demand, Frame Relay, and LAN troubleshooting and protocol analysis for Learning Tree International.Recently he has been working new courses on Malware analysis , Incident Response and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He currently lives and works in Midothian Scotland.

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