Forthcoming Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Hosting a Distinguished Visiting Fellow can be an opportunity to work with eminent researchers who are world class in their field, leading to long lasting relationships to benefit your own career and potential future collaborations for SICSA.  For more information on how to apply for SICSA funding please see the funding webpage.

Prof. Guevara NoubirSICSA DVF Professor Guevara Noubir from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA will be visiting Scotland in March.  He will be giving talks at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Stirling on “Robustness and Privacy in Wireless Systems” and “Cross-Layer Attacks in Emerging Networks”.

Guevara Noubir is a Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He received a PhD is Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL 1996) and an engineering diploma (MS) from École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées at Grenoble (ENSIMAG 1991).  Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern University, he was a senior research scientist at CSEM SA (Switzerland) where he led several research projects in the area of wireless and mobile networking. In particular, he contributed to the definition of the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) standardized as 3GPP WCDMA and was the lead of the Data Networking Stack for the first 3G demonstrator in the world (as part of the FRAMES EU Research Project).

His research covers both theoretical and practical aspects of secure and robust wireless and mobile systems. His current interests include leveraging mechanisms such as social networking authentication and low power ZigBee, to secure residential broadband networks, and boosting the robustness of wireless systems against smart attacks.

The host of this DVF is Dr Paul Patras, University of Edinburgh.  Please contact Dr Patras if you have any questions relative to this SICSA Visitor.

200px-HagenlehmannSICSA is pleased to be hosting Hagen Lehmann from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, iCub Facility, Italy.  He will carry out talks and a masterclass at the Universities of Glasgow, St Andrews and Heriot-Watt.

Dr. Lehmann is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in the iCub Facility at the Italian Institute of Technology, where he develops the SICSAR project, dedg icated to generate and test social interaction behaviors for the iCub robot.

Dr. Hagen Lehmann received his Diploma in Psychology from the Technical University Dresden, his MA degree in Psychology at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bath. In these years he has worked, from different interdisciplinary perspectives, on Evolution and Social Cognition, examining in particular possible reasons for the evolution of social structures in primates, the role of social dominance in this process, and social gaze behavior and its role in human social evolution.
His current work is devoted to the application of this knowledge to the fields of Human-Robot Interaction and Social Robotics, through experimental research and with a particular focus on Robot Assisted Therapy and robotic home companions.
Before his work at the IIT, he was part of the Adaptive Systems Research Group in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, where he was involved in different European project, e.g. iTALK, and ACCOMPANY

If you would like to attend this masterclass please contact Dr Frank Broz who is hosting Dr Lehmann