Natalija Vlajic: Chair, DITA Admission Committee
Associate Professor, York University
Research Areas of Interest: Network Security and Network and Application analysis.
Professor Vlajic's research focuses on (1) the analysis of network and application-layer characteristics as well as security vulnerabilities of a wide range of Internet bots and IoT devices and (2) the development of intelligent (machine-learning) techniques for the detection and protection against Internet bots and IoT devices that exhibit malicious/problematic behaviour. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine.
Marin Litoiu: Professor; York University
Research Areas of Interest: Software engineering, IoT, adaptive systems and cloud computing.
Professor Litoiu is the Chair of the Steering Committee of ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS) as well as the Vice Chair of IEEE TCSE. He has rich industrial experience and has led several large-scale research projects and programs. While at IBM, he led multiple research programs in autonomic computing and software engineering. At York, in addition to leading a very successful research program at his lab, ASRL, he directs York’s Information Technology Graduate Program.
Hausi Müller: Professor; University of Victoria
Research Areas of Interest: Software engineering, IoT, smart cyber physical systems, adaptive, cognitive computing and context-aware systems, and DevOps.
Professor Muller has been the Program Co-Chair for the World Forum of Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2015 & 2018) and the Chair of IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering for several years. He has also served on the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors and the Vice President of IEEE CS Technical and Conferences Activities Board. He is as well the Founding Director of University of Victoria's Software Engineering Program.
Lauren Sergio: Professor, York University
Research Areas of Interests: Effects of age, sex, neurological disease, head injury, and experience (elite versus non-elite athletes) on the brain’s control of complex movement.
A professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Professor Sergio's neuroscience research examines the effects of age, sex, experience, disease, and injury on the brain’s control of visually-guided movement using behavioural and brain imaging techniques. She is a research scientist at Southlake Regional Health Centre, part of the York University Sport Medicine team, and directs York’s Neuroscience Graduate program. Dr. Sergio works with a wide range of adult populations, including NHL draft prospects and Alzheimer’s disease patients, using behavioural and brain imaging techniques. She is also a member of the Centre for Vision Research and on the leadership team for the VISTA program.
Marios Fokaefs: Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
Research Areas of Interest: DevOps, software evolution and continuous integration with respect to value, performance and cost in service-oriented, cloud and IoT systems.
Professor Fokaefs' research program focuses on software maintenance and evolution, and change management, funded by NSERC, IBM, and NBC. His teaching excellence has been recognized by the University of Alberta.