What you Think is not What you See– A Few Security Stories in the IoT Era

Wenyuan Xu
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Wenyuan Xu is currently a professor in the College of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 1998, an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2007. Her research interests include wireless networking, embedded systems security, and IoT security. Dr. Xu received the NSF Career Award in 2009. She was granted tenure (an associate professor) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina in the U.S. She has served on the technical program committees for several IEEE/ACM conferences on wireless networking and security, and she is an associated editor of Transactions on Sensor Networks, Transactions on Internet of Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. She has published over 100 papers and her papers have been cited over 6000 times (Google Scholar).


Mallik Tatipamula
Ericsson Silicon Valley, San Jose, California

As a CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley, Dr Mallik Tatipamula leads evolution of Ericsson’s technology and champion the company’s next phase of innovation and growth. Prior to Ericsson, he held several leadership positions at F5 networks, Juniper networks, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel and Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai). During 30 years of his professional career, he has played a very unique leadership role in delivering industry’s most powerful innovations, standards contributions, products/solutions, design implementation of early real-world deployments working with telecom operators, and also innovating for the future, working with academia, by anticipating what might happen next, to accelerate the architectural transitions in the telecom industry. He has identified strategic opportunities, and implemented programs that have brought world-leading innovations to the telecom sector with a multi-billion dollars impact, launching over 50 products/solutions that are deployed in global telecom networks to enable these major network transitions from 2G to 5G.

Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor at King’s College London, where world’s 1st 5G network was demonstrated together with Ericsson and Vodafone. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) andThe Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK). He received “Univ. of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Award,” “CTO/Technologis tof the year” award (sponsored by NTT) by World Communications Awards (WCA), “IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Industry Leader Award,” “CTO of the year (2021) award from Silicon Valley Business Journal (SVBJ)”, and also “IET Achievement medal in telecommunications”. He has Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering from the Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, Master’s in Communication Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT, Warangal, India. He delivered lectures and taught courses at UC Berkeley, Univ of Tokyo, Stanford and other universities. He mentored over 100 undergrad/graduate students, delivered 400+ keynote/invited talks/tutorials/lectures, co-authored 2 books, 100+ publications/patents, served on 40+ IEEE conferences committees. He has been involved in developing industry-academia partnerships in Canada, US, UK and India for future technology innovations. He serves on several advisory boards including Global Semiconductor Alliance, Gartner/Evanta CIO Council, Digital India Initiative, London Digital Twin Research Center, and Chair for the Industry Advisory Board for Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation and Advisor to Center for Growth Markets at Univ. of California, Berkeley.