Keynotes and Tutorials - ICEDEG 2016




Augusto Espín received his Bachelor´s Degree in Electric Engineering specialized in Telecommunications at the Polytechnic School of the Army (ESPE) and a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management in Oklahoma State University. He is currently Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society since 2014 in Ecuador. Further plans during his administration include fostering and development of ICT public policies, massive deployment of Internet access for citizens and business. Previously, he was Vice minister of the Coordinating Ministry for Strategic Sectors. Acted as Chief Negotiator of the Pacific Refinery, the largest project in the history of the country, while also being in charge of monitoring projects of national importance such as hydroelectric plants and natural gas projects. Chief Executive Officer of mobile service “Alegro” enterprise (currently the State-owned CNT). He also worked for Microsoft Corporation, 3Com Corporation, ESPE Research Center, and has also been invited to participate at international panels as guest speaker to share the current strategies applied to the development of the sector.



Jordi Puiggalí has headed Scytl’s Research & Development Department since the formation of the company. He has been instrumental in the development of Scytl’s technology and intellectual property, co-authoring numerous international patents on application-level cryptography and e-voting security.


Prior to joining Scytl, Jordi was the Technical Director for PKI and security projects at the IT department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  he has also actively collaborated with the cryptographic research group of the Department of Computer Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he co-directed research projects on PKI and applied cryptography.


Jordi is a security expert and has participated as a speaker and lecturer in numerous international conferences on computer security and applied cryptography.  He has a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.



Robert M. Goerge is a Chapin Hall Senior Research Fellow with more than 25 years of research focused on improving the available data and information on children and families, particularly those who require specialized services related to maltreatment, disability, poverty, or violence. Dr. Goerge developed Chapin Hall’s Integrated Database on Child and Family Programs in Illinois, which links the administrative data on social service receipt, education, criminal and juvenile justice, employment, healthcare, and early childhood programs to provide a comprehensive picture of child and family use of publicly provided or financed service programs. His work provides high-quality information to policymakers to improve the programs serving children and their families. He is also the Principal Investigator of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (with NORC).


In addition to his Chapin Hall work, he is a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, where he is co-PI on a NSF-funded grant entitled, “An Urban Sciences Research Coordination Network for Data-Driven Urban Design and Analysis.” He is the Director of the Joint Program on Public Policy and Computing and a Lecturer at the Harris School for Public Policy Studies. He has been a Member of the Panel on Data and Methods for Measuring the Effects of Changes in Social Welfare Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Technical Work Group member of the National Study of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Goerge received his Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago. He is also co-founder of the International Society for Child Indicators.



Francisco Falcone (M05, SM09) received his Telecommunication Engineering Degree (1999) and PhD in Communication Engineering (2005), both at the Public University of Navarre in Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as Microwave Commissioning Engineer, Siemens-Italtel. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Radio Network Engineer, Telefónica Móviles. In 2009 he co-founded Tafco Metawireless, From 2003 to 2009 he was also Assistant Lecturer at UPNA, becoming Associate Professor in 2009. His research area is artificial electromagnetic media, complex electromagnetic scenarios and wireless system analysis. Within IEEE, he is Chair of the IEEE TEMS Spain Chapter, member of the IEEE Spain Section Board and member of the STC eGov. He has over 400 contributions in journal and conference publications. He has been recipient of the CST Best Paper Award in 2003 and 2005, Best PhD in 2006 awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Doctorate award 2004-2006 awarded by UPNA, Juan Lopez de Peñalver Young Researcher Award 2010 awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain and Premio Talgo 2012 for Technological Innovation.



Jesus Cano is an engineer who has worked in public sector since 1997. He is an officer with military rank at the Spanish Civil Guard and currently working in the Constitutional Court as Head of Area of Computing.  Before that he worked as Head of Development Area, Systems Architect and Project Management in Computer Services at the Civil Guard Headquarter in Madrid. In addition, he collaborates as a visiting professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Law at the Universidad San Pablo CEU and in School of Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED – The Spanish University of Distance Education) where he has taught cryptography for the past years. Jesus is also a military specialist in cryptology. His research interests include e-government, e-justice, and technology for citizens, safety-critical infrastructures, e-democracy, e-participation, cybersecurity, smart cities, IoT, distributed systems and software architectures, especially as regards security, defense and cryptography. He's a PhD in Engineering and has a Masters’ Degree in Communications, Networks, and Content Management, a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, both at UNED University, and  a Bachelors’ Degree in Physical Systems of Computing at Seville University. He is an IEEE senior member and also belongs to societies, besides having been to other, as Education, Social Implications of Technology, Control Systems and Computer in which he is in charge of the IEEE CS e-Government.



Jose Aguilar, is a System Engineer graduated in 1987 from the Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. M. Sc. degree in Computer Sciences in 1991 from the University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse-France. Ph. D degree in Computer Sciences in 1995 from the University Rene Descartes-Paris-France. He completed post-doctorate studies at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Houston, United States, between 1999 and 2000. Titular Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Universidad de los Andes and researcher at the Microcomputer and Distributed Systems Center (CEMISID) at the same university. Member of the Mérida Science Academy and the International Technical Committee of the IEEE-CIS on Artificial Neural Networks.

He has published more than 400 papers in journals, books and proceedings of international conferences in the field of parallel and distributed systems (performance evaluation, task/data/transaction assignment and scheduling, fault tolerance, middleware design, etc.), computational intelligence (artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, fuzzy logic, swarm intelligence, multi-agent systems, etc.) applied to combinatorial optimization, pattern recognition, control systems (identification and supervision systems, distributed and intelligent control, industrial automation, etc.), among others (see


Víctor Hugo Gonzáles, is a PhD. student at the Philipps- University of Marburg in Germany. He is also a Computer Science Engineer. He was an associate member at Geographic Information System Research Group in 2005 at Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. Since 2008 he works at Hydrology and Climatology research group in the department of Geology / Mines and Civil Engineer. He is a professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) since 2009 until to the present. He also participates in the Working Group IDE Red CEDIA, an approach to impulse the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in Ecuador. Some

of the fields of interest are the application of GIS and Remote Sensing to understand the human activity and the consequences that affect the Earth. He is also interested in the development of SDI and web applications for GIS. 


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