Keynote Speakers

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):



Alexander Glaser, Princeton University

Title: Hardware Security at the Limit: Nuclear Verification and Arms Control

Abstract: TBA.

Biography: Alexander Glaser is associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he co-directs the Program on Science and Global Security.  He is the co-editor of the journal Science & Global Security and a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.  For his work on nuclear disarmament verification, Glaser was selected by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014.”


Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich

Title: Secure Positioning and Location-Based Security for IoT and Beyond

Abstract: In this talk I will review security issues in today’s navigation and close-range positioning systems. I will discuss why GNS systems like GPS are hard to fully secure and will present novel solutions that can be used to improve the robustness of GNS systems to attacks. I will then show how a different design of a positioning system can enable secure positioning, but also that this requires solving a set of relevant physical- and logical- layer challenges. Finally I will present a design and implementation of a fully integrated IR UWB secure distance measurement (distance bounding) system that solves these challenges and enables secure distance measurement and secure positioning in IoT applications. Finally, I will review possible uses of positioning in security applications such as authentication and access control.

Biography: Srdjan Capkun (Srđan Čapkun) is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich and Director of the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC). He was born in Split, Croatia. He received his Dipl.Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science from the University of Split in 1998, and his Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems from EPFL in 2004. Prior to joining ETH Zurich in 2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL), University of California Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in the Informatics and Mathematical Modelling Department, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research interests are in system and network security. One of his main focus areas is wireless security. He is a co-founder of 3db Access, a company focusing on secure distance measurement and proximity-based access control, and of Sound-Proof a spin-off focusing on usable on-line authentication. In 2016 he received an ERC Consolidator Grant for a project on securing positioning in wireless networks.