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FIDIS Summit Event Speakers

Deuker, André (JWG)

André Deuker

André Deuker received his diploma in business administration from the University of Frankfurt in September 2007. Since autumn 2007 he has been working as a PhD student and research assistant at the  T-Mobile Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security. André plays an active role in the coordination and management of the European Network of Excellence "Future of Identity in the Information Society" (FIDIS) and is editor and contributor of various FIDIS deliverables in Work Package 11 on mobility and identity. His focal point of research is on identity management and privacy topics in the area of mobile business applications, especially on context aware services and related revenue models.

Gasson, Mark (READING)

Dr. Mark Gasson

Dr. Mark Gasson is currently a senior research fellow in the School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading, UK. His research predominantly focuses on usercentric applications of developing technologies and has been actively pursued in a range of UK, EU and US funded research projects. He has specific interest in pushing the envelope of Human-Machine interaction, and has been active in the research and development of Ambient Intelligence Environments and Neural Interface techniques for human augmentation, for which he was awarded his PhD.
He considers public engagement of science as an essential component of the scientific endeavour, and as such has had an active involvement spanning over ten years. He frequently delivers invited public lectures and workshops internationally, aimed at audiences of varying ages. He is also part of a dynamic group which aims to bridge the void between art and science through public installations derived from collaboration between artists and scientists.

Geradts, Zeno (NFI)

Dr. Zeno Geradts

Zeno Geradts has been working since 1991 at the  Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist. He started in toolmarks where he wrote several hundred reports and in 1995 he switched to firearms and since 1997 has worked at the digital evidence department. He is an expert witness in image analysis and biometrics (face comparison) as well as R&D coordinator in digital evidence. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of images from shoeprints, toolmarks, drugs pills and cartridge cases. At the  AAFS he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008 he has been chairman of the new section Digital Evidence and Multimedia. He is chairman of the  ENFSI Forensic IT working group. He has published several papers in forensic journals and is active on casework as an expert witness and projects in digital evidence, for example in the EU project  FIDIS where he is leading a workpackage on forensic implications.

Gilliot, Maike (ALU-Fr)

Maike Gilliot

Maike Gilliot received her diploma in computer science in 2001 from the University of Darmstadt (Germany). Since 2004 she has been a research assistant at the department of Telematics, Institute of Computer Science and Social Studies at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany. Her main research interest is the runtime enforcement of security, privacy and compliance policies. Within the European Network of Excellence “Future of Identity in the Information Society” (FIDIS), she coordinated the working on “Privacy in Business Processes” and investigated into the enforcement of usage control. Further, she coordinated until 2006 the German Research Priority Programme “Security in
the Information and Communication Technology” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Halperin, Ruth (LSE)

Dr. Ruth Halperin
Dr. Ruth Halperin

Dr. Ruth Halperin holds a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is a Research Fellow in the Information Systems and Innovation Group of the Department of Management. Her current research interests are in information risk; security and privacy; digital identity and systems design and implementation. She has been a member of the EU Network of Excellence FIDIS since its inception in 2004 and has published in the areas of risk perceptions, interoperable identity management systems and Profiling. Prior to joining the LSE in 2002, she was a Project Manager of a leading software development company specialising in eLearning and KM technologies.

Hildebrandt, Mireille (VUB)

Prof. Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt

Mireille Hildebrandt is a senior researcher at the Centre for Law Science Technology and Society Studies (LSTS) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), she is Associate Professor of Jurisprudence at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Dean of Education of the Research School on Safety and Security in the Netherlands. After defending her PhD thesis in legal philosophy (highest distinction) on the nexus of criminal procedure, legal history, anthropology and the epistemology of legal norms, at Erasmus University Rotterdam, she was seconded to LSTS and started working on the confrontation between future and emerging technologies, law and democracy. She is associate editor of Criminal Law and Philosophy and of Identity in the Information Society (IDIS), co-founder and editor of the Dutch Journal of Expertise and Law and a member of the editorial board of the New Criminal Law Review. She is a member of the Stakeholderforum of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), work package leader and a member of the scientific board of FIDIS, and a member of the scientific advisory committee of the European Privacy Institute. She publishes widely on the nexus of philosophy of technology and of law, on the issues at stake around profiling technologies, security policies and the criminal law. In 2008 she published Profiling the European Citizen. Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, coedited with Serge Gutwirth and co-authored with 28 FIDIS authors.

Jaquet-Chiffelle, David-Olivier (VIP)

Prof. Dr. David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle

David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle has been professor at the Department of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Applied Sciences of Berne (BFH-TI) in Bienne, Switzerland, since 1997. He has been Head and Founder of V.I.P – Virtual Identity, Privacy and Security research centre – since 2001 at the BFH-TI.
He is also associate professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland where he has been teaching at the Forensic Science Institute since 2003.
He has a long experience in projects related to security, privacy and identity; he is workpackage leader in FIDIS. He is regularly invited to give presentations in the field of new
forms of identities and numerical traces. He is associate editor of the IDIS journal (Identity in the Information Society) published by Springer. He is also active as an expert for the European Commission and within the ISO organisation in the technical committee JTC 1/SC 27 on IT Security techniques.
His domains of interest include security and privacy, (new) identities –(biometric) pseudonyms, digital and virtual identities, behavioural identities, profiles– as well as identification and authentication processes, privacy enhancing technologies and anonymising technologies. His aim is to apply Mathematics and Cryptology to protect identities and privacy, and to promote security.

Kindt, Els (K.U.Leuven)

Els Kindt
Els Kindt

Els Kindt graduated in law from the K.U.Leuven and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) in the U.S. She is a member of the Brussels Bar and since December 1, 2003, a contract legal researcher with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) – Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT) of the K.U.Leuven, Belgium. She is involved in various national and international research projects, such as BioSec in the past, and presently TURBINE. Her research interests are privacy law, electronic communications, ICT law in general and intellectual property rights, with a focus on biometrics and identity management.
She is a frequent speaker on information law topics and has published several articles on recent developments in IT law. She is also member of the editorial board of ‘Computerrecht’ (Kluwer) and of the advisory editorial board of ‘Privacy en Informatie’ (Kluwer).

Koops, Bert-Jaap (TILT)

Prof. Dr. Bert-Jaap Koops

Prof. Dr. Bert-Jaap Koops is Professor of Regulation & Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), the Netherlands. He is also a senior researcher at Intervict, the Tilburg institute for victimology and human security, and a member of De Jonge Akademie, a branch of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences with 75 young academics.
His main research interests are law and technology, in particular criminal-law issues in investigation powers and privacy, computer crime, DNA forensics, and cryptography. He is also interested in other topics of technology regulation, such as information security, identity, digital constitutional rights, ‘code as law’, human enhancement, and regulation of bio- and nano- technologies. Since 2004, he has coordinated a research program on law, technology, and shifting power relations.
He studied mathematics and general and comparative literature at Groningen University, the Netherlands. He did a PhD in law at Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology with a dissertation on cryptography regulation in 1999. He co-edited five books in English on ICT regulation and has published many articles and books in English and Dutch on a wide variety of topics. His WWW Crypto Law Survey is a standard publication on crypto regulation of worldwide renown.

Matyas, Vashek (MU)

Prof. Dr. Vashek Matyas

Vashek Matyas is an Associate Professor at the Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, chairing its Department of Computer Systems and Communications. He worked as Visiting Researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge and Visiting Lecturer with University College Dublin during his sabbatical in 2003-2004. He also worked as an Associate Director with Ubilab, UBS AG, working on biometrics and applied cryptology topics in 1999-2000, was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in 1996-98, undertaking research on trusted distribution of data. He was a Director, Technology and Security, of a London-based CA Uptime Commerce Ltd. in 1997-98. His research interests relate mainly to the areas of applied cryptography and security. He was working on key management issues within medical environments during the Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1996-97, participated in the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, published over seventy peer-reviewed papers and articles, and co-authored four books on IT security and cryptography. Vashek is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Identity in the Information Society journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Data Security Management (Czech security journal), and he also edited the Computer and Communications Security Reviews.

Meints, Martin (ICPP)

Dr. Martin Meints

Dr. Martin Meints studied chemistry and computer science at Kiel University, Germany. From 1996 to 2004 he worked in various enterprises and public organisations in technical and security management positions and as IT project manager. Since 2004 he has been working as researcher and data protection auditor at the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein, the Data Protection Authority of Land Schleswig-Holstein. He is mainly engaged in the project “FIDIS – Future of Identity in the Information Society”. In this context he has been involved as author and co-editor in several studies and scientific publications dealing with biometrics, ubiquitous computing and emerging
technologies with a focus on security, trust models and technical concepts for privacy enhancement. He is licensed as ISO 27001 Auditor for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Nabeth, Thierry (INSEAD)

Thierry Nabeth

Thierry Nabeth is a Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD. The focus of his research is centered on the study of social dynamics in online communities, and in particular he investigates concepts such as online social identity, social attention in online communities, motivation to participate in online communities, and the profiling of social activities in social platforms.
He has worked on numerous research projects in the domain of knowledge management, learning systems, and agentbased systems. He is an active participant in the FIDIS project, participating to the conceptualisation of the identity domain, as well as working on the topic of identity in online social systems. He was also the coordinator of the AtGentive project, a project aimed at investigating how to support attention using ICT (Information and Communication technologies).

Rannenberg, Kai (JWG) - Editor

Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg

Prof. Kai Rannenberg ( has held the T-Mobile Chair for Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2002. Prior to this he was with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK focusing on “Personal Security Devices and Privacy Technologies”.
From 1993-1999 at Freiburg University he coordinated the interdisciplinary “Kolleg Security in Communication Technology” researching on Multilateral Security and focusing his PhD dissertation on IT Security Evaluation Criteria and the protection of users. Before this he gained his Diploma in Informatics at TU Berlin.
Since April 2004 he has led  the coordination of FIDIS and since February 2008 of project PICOS (Privacy and Identity Management for Community Services).
Since 1991 He has participated in the ISO/IEC standardisation of IT Security (JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 “Security evaluation criteria”), since March 2007 serving as Convenor of SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management and privacy technologies” after having led the respective Study Periods.
Since May 2007 he has chaired IFIP TC 11 “Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems”, after having been its Vice-Chair since 2001. He has chaired the CEPIS Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network since 2003. In July 2004 he was appointed as the academic expert to the Management Board of ENISA.
He served as PC co-chair, organiser and referee for multiple conferences. His awards include the Alcatel SEL Foundation Dissertation Award and the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Preis of Freiburg University and Deutsche Bank as well as the IFIP Silver Core.

Royer, Denis (JWG) - Editor

Denis Royer

Denis Royer completed his diploma in business informatics at the Technical Institute in Braunschweig (Germany) in 2003. From 2000 to 2001 he studied information systems and business administration at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska (USA). Since 2004 he has been a researcher and executive project co-ordinator of the FIDIS NoE (Future of Identity in the Information Society Network of Excellence) at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. As the Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral Security (, he is working on the evaluation of investments into enterprise identity management systems (EIdMS), decision support systems for the introduction of EIdMS in organisations, and enterprise identity management (EIdM) process models, in the context of the European research project FIDIS. Furthermore, he is active in the GenericIAM Group of NIFIS, working on the creation of generic process models for identity and access management (IAM) systems.

Van Rooy, Dirk (EC)

Dirk van Rooy
Dirk van Rooy

Dirk van Rooy has been working for the European Commission since 1993, in the Directorate-General Information Society and Media and its predecessors. Dirk van Rooy’s main area of responsibility is the coordination of activities in the ICT research program, where he is Head of Sector in trust and security, focusing on technologies for identity management, privacy enhancing technologies and secure information management. Earlier areas of work have included software and services, including open source software and the application of information technology to transport and environmental control.
Prior to joining the Commission, Dirk van Rooy worked in the software industry in several international companies. Dirk van Rooy holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on stochastic simulation and applied mathematical modeling techniques.