Speakers & Organizers 2021


Marc-Oliver Pahl
Marc-Oliver Pahl

Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Cybersecurity)

Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl heads the Chair of Cybersecurity for Critical Networked Infrastructures (https://cyberni.fr/) at the Technical University IMT Atlantique in Rennes, France. He is an adjunct professor of Carleton University in Canada. He is also heading the IoT Smart Space research team at the Chair for Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. Marc-Oliver’s research focus is on a holistic approach to cybersecurity. He is an experienced teacher and an eLearning pioneer, holding several teaching awards.

Nicolas Montavont

Nicolas Montavont, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Nicolas Montavont is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree, and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. Hi received his HDR in 2015 from Université Rennes 1. His research topics during these first years of research were mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks. He chaired the Mobile Node with Multiple Interfaces (Monami6) working group at the IETF from 2005 a 2007 and contributed to several standards, with a strong experience in horizontal and vertical handovers. Dr. Nicolas Montavont participated to several national (Cyberté, Remora) projects, as well as European projects (Anemone, Sail). From 2007, Dr. Nicolas Montavont chaired an internal working group at Telecom Bretagne to work on energy efficiency in communication networks. His research topics evolve toward sensors network, smart grids and green communication infrastructure and protocols. His is currently involved in three main projects: interface and network selection algorithm, relaying in ad hoc networking for green and efficient communication and monitoring and control system for building energy consumption.

Speakers (alphabetical given name)

Tiago Gasiba

Tiago Gasiba, Security Consultant and Trainer at Siemens

Tiago Gasiba has been awarded the Engineering degree in Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers from the Oporto University in 2002. In 2004 he completed his Master of Science in Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He is currently finalizing his PhD (Dr.rer.nat) at the Universität der Bundeswehr München. Tiago Gasiba has published more than thirty papers on the topics of channel coding and serious games for Cybersecurity in international scientific conferences. He holds several patents in the field of cyber security, and he has more than twenty years of experience in the industry. Tiago Gasiba has been invited as a guest lecturer at the University of Passau, Iscte in Portugal, and UniBW in Germany. In his current role, Tiago Gasiba works as a security trainer and is responsible for several workshops on security awareness and secure software development, as part of his role on secure software enablement at Siemens.

Josephine Hubert

Josephine Hubert, Academic Alliance Manager at Celonis

Josephine is responsible for the global education and research cooperation program at Celonis. She graduated from Maastricht University with a Master in Psychology as well as from the Technical University of Munich with a Master in Education.

Fabian Rhein

Fabian Rhein, PhD, University Relations Manager at Siemens

Fabian Rhein started at Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) as a PhD candidate in the department of Material Design and Manufacturing Technologies in 2013. After 3 years, he joined the University Relations Department as a strategic consultant and is now shaping Siemens’ global strategic partner programs with universities and research institutes. Inside the Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) he is responsible for the TU Munich and for the Principal Partner University KIT and LMU. Further Fabian Rhein is coordinator of the Campus Automation and Digitalization, and the contact person for the Siemens PhD network and the PostDoc@Siemens program.

Santiago Suppan

Santiago Suppan, PhD, Security Consultant and Engagement Manager at Siemens

Santiago Suppan was awarded the grade of Master of Science in business informatics with honors by the University of Regensburg and the Bavarian Elite Network in 2012. In 2018, he finished his doctorate studies (Dr. rer. pol.) within the University of Regensburg and after being granted a doctorate scholarship by Siemens AG Corporate Technology, where he accompanied several funded research projects and researched security in industrial systems, the smart grid, privacy by design and privacy-enhancing technologies in the area of the Internet of Things (focus area), holding academic publications and industry patents. Today, he advices, trains and coaches business units worldwide as a security consultant and as an engagement manager at Siemens AG.


Christian Lübben

Christian Lübben, M.Sc., TU München, Germany (Expert IoT)

Christian Lübben is a research associate and PhD student at the chair of Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. Within the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Space Orchestration (S2O) team his research focus lies on optimizing IoT smart spaces using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based advanced data analytics. The S2O team works on new ways of taming the complexity of the IoT. The goal is making a joint orchestration as simple as writing a smartphone App. Challenges include security, usability, resilience, scalability, and performance.

Erkin Kirdan

Erkin Kirdan, M.Sc., TU München, Germany

Research Associate at the IOT Smart Space Team at TU München.

Georgios Papadopoulos

Georgios Papadopoulos, IMT Atlantique (Associate Professor)

Prior to joining IMT Atlantique, Georgios was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol, and a Postdoctoral Researcher Engineer at the University of Strasbourg. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2015 from the University of Strasbourg. His research interests span primarily in the area of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Deterministic Wireless Networks, Moving Target Defense (MTD), Wireless Battery Management System (BMS).

Hélène Le Bouder

Hélène Le Bouder, PhD, IMT Atlantique

2017 – Senior Lecturer ITM-Atlantic, IRISA OCIF Team
2015 – 2017 Post-doctorate in Computer Science
Host laboratory: INRIA Rennes High-Security Laboratory (LHS), TAMIS team, ANR Cogito project.
2014: PhD in Microelectronics applied to cryptology.

Lars Wuestrich

Lars Wuestrich, M.Sc., TU München, Germany

Research Associate at the IOT Smart Space Team at TU München.

Laurent Toutain
Laurent Toutain

Laurent Toutain, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Laurent Toutain is an associate professor at IMT Atlantique in the SRCD department and member of the OCIF Team (Communicating objects – Future Internet), which focuses on the evolution of Internet protocols and architectures linked to the design of new services (Smart Grid, smart clothes, etc.). After working on IPv6 and transition mechanisms in various environments, he currently focuses on their integration in the Internet of Things, mainly over LPWAN networks. He is the author of several RFCs and reference books on networks.

Olivia Pahl

Olivia Pahl, M.A., Web Chair

Olivia Pahl is the coordinator for the PhD Schools of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA) at IMT. Before moving to France she was heading the communications department at the institute for societal development (FGW) in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sandrine Frouin

Sandrine Frouin, IMT Atlantique

Assistante du Département SRCD

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