V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College (USA)
V.S. Subrahmanian is The Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth Collage with tenure in the Computer Science Department. Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth Collage. Prior to joining Dartmouth, he was a tenured Professor in the [University of Maryland's Computer Science Department] (www.cs.umd.edu). He served a 6.5 year stint as Director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies where he co-founded the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics and founded the Center for Digital InternationalGovernment. His work stands squarely at the intersection of big data analytics for increased security, policy, and business needs. Prof. Subrahmanian has been an invited speaker at the United Nations, Capitol Hill, the Mumbai Stock Exchange, and numerous other prestigious forums.
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University (Japan)
Toshiharu Sugawara is a professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan, since April, 2007. He recieved his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mathematics, 1980 and 1982, respectively, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering, 1992, from Waseda University. In 1982, he joined Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher in Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherest, USA. His research interest are: multi-agent systems, distributed artificial intelligence, machine learning, internetworking, network management, information media technology and computer kernel. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, AAAI, Internet Society, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST), and Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).