Steering Committee


University at Albany, SUNY, USA

Sanjay Goel is a Professor and Chair of the Information Security and Digital Forensics Department in the School of Business and the Director of the Forensics Analytics Complexity for Energy and Transportation Systems (FACETS). He is also the Director of the Digital Forensics BS and MS programs at the university. Goel received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from RPI and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Previously he worked at the GE Global Research Center, where he used AI and optimization techniques for designing turbines for aviation and power systems. His research interests include information security, cyber warfare, music piracy, complex self-organizing systems, security behavior, optimization, and cyber-physical systems. His research on self-organizing systems includes traffic light coordination, smart grid, and social networks. He is actively engaged in international cyber policy development, especially on cyber security norms, CBMs, and cyber treaties. He is also very invested in education innovation and has worked on several projects to improve the quality of cybersecurity education.

He won the Promising Inventor’s Award in 2005 from the SUNY Research Foundation. In 2006, he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UAlbany Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Graduate Student Organization Award for Faculty Mentoring. In 2010 he was awarded the UAlbany Excellence in Research Award. In 2015, he was also awarded the SUNY Chancellors’ Excellence in Academic Service, UAlbany Presidents’ Excellence in University Service, and School of Business Excellence in Research Award. He was named one of the three AT&TIndustrial Ecology Faculty Fellows for 2009-2010. He has received grant funding totaling over 10 million dollars from multiple sources, including the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity, Region II University Transportation Research Center, New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA), Blackstone Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and James S. McDonnell Foundation. He has over 100 articles in refereed journals and conference publications, including top journals. He is a recognized international expert in information security, cyber warfare, and behavioral cybersecurity and has given plenary talks at events across several countries. In addition, he has been invited to present at 50 conferences, including over 15 keynotes and plenary talks. He established the Annual Symposium on Information Assurance and the International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) both of which continue to grow.


University College, Dublin

Pavel Gladyshev is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin (Ireland), where he established and acted as the first director of MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation. Gladyshev contributed to the development of scientific theory of digital forensics by proposing state machine formulation of digital event reconstruction problem and, more recently, by working on probabilistic methods of digital forensics. In extra curricular capacity Gladyshev served as an invited expert to INTERPOL Working Patry on IT Crime – Europe; and INTERPOL steering committee on IT Crime. In 2020-2022, Gladyshev served as the academic lead and the main contributor to the development of INTERPOL Digital Forensics training programme. Gladyshev is a member of editorial boards of several journals including IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine and Elsevier’s Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, and a member of the board of directors of