Professor Paul Longley

Prof. Paul Longley is a Professor of GIS at the Department of Geography, University College London, United Kingdom. He is a world-leading expert in using the principles and techniques of geographic information science to create neighbourhood geodemographic profiles and to use them to improve public service provision. He brings to this proposal very extensive experience of the specification, estimation and testing of geodemographic indicators, and ongoing collaborative work on the association between family names, genetics and regional identity. He has held 40+ grants funded through EPSRC, ESRC, HEFCE, NERC, the Wellcome Trust and KTPs (value c. 10 million GBP). His work is widely reported in the media. Publications include 14 books and over 125 refereed papers.

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Dr. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

Dr. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan is a Reader in Information Security Systems at City University London, United Kingdom. He is an internationally leading researcher in the area of digital identity management and critical national infrastructure protection. Prior to joining City University in 2002 he worked for Logica as a telecommunications consultant. He has received very substantial recent research funding from EPSRC, UKIERI, Nuffield foundation, British Council, EU, RCUK India, RCUK China, Royal Academy of Engineering, Ministry of IT Gov. of India, Royal Society and the UK and international industries to carry out research in the areas of security, trust & privacy, and the protection of critical information infrastructures. His mobile SIM based authentication framework is a patent pending technology and has attracted substantial investment for prototype development and commercialization. He brings important relevant experience of the implementation of the Indian Identity Card scheme.

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Dr. Mirco Musolesi

Dr. Mirco Musolesi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London in 2007 and a Master in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2002. From October 2005 to August 2007 he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University College London. Then, from September 2007 to August 2008 he was an Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) Fellow at Dartmouth College, NH, USA, and from September 2008 to October 2009 a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Before joining Birmingham, he was a Lecturer at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The aim of his research work is to explore the design of efficient and intelligent algorithms systems that rely on novel theoretical models, working at the interface of different areas - including mobile systems, social computing, machine learning, data mining, mathematical modelling and complex networks (in particular social and spatial networks).

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Dr. Muhammad Adnan

Dr. Muhammad Adnan is a Research Associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, United Kingdom. He received a PhD in GIS from University College London in 2011 and a Master in Software Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London in 2007. His research focus is on open geodemographics, data mining, algorithm optimisation, and visualisation of large spatio-temporal databases.

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Dr. Suresh Veluru

Dr. Suresh Veluru is a research fellow in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at City University London, United Kingdom. Prior to this, he worked as a research fellow in Computer Science at University of York, United Kingdom and University of New Brunswick, Canada. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India in 2009. His research interests include pattern recognition, data mining, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and privacy preserving data mining.

Dr. Manlio De Domenico

Dr. Manlio De Domenico is a Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He received his PhD in Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics from the Institute for Advanced Study "Scuola Superiore di Catania", University of Catania, in 2012. From 2008 to 2012 he was a member of the Pierre Auger Collaboration and part of his research dealt with the investigation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays, with particular attention to clustering detection and Monte Carlo simulation of their propagation in the magnetized Universe. From 2009, he is a member of the Laboratory for Complex Systems, Catania, Italy. The aim of his research is to find and model patterns in complex real-world systems, by capturing the underlying dynamics by means of nonlinear time series analysis (fluctuation and chaos theories) and by describing their structure by means of information, multi-fractal and complex network theories.