Day 1: 15 December 2023
Prof. Luigi Boccia
Luigi Boccia is an Associate Prof. in Electromagnetics at the University of Calabria. His main research interests are: i) antenna for telecommunications, radar and Earth observation applications; ii) monolithically integrated RF circuits for phased array applications; iii) RF system integration technologies. He co-edited the "Space Antenna Handbook" (Wiley, 2012) and authored/coauthored about 100 publications on international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences. He is a member of the IEEE and he is involved in the EuMA topical groups on RF MEMS. He has co-organized several workshops, special sessions and doctoral courses. He has been involved, also with coordination roles, in several R&D research projects funded by EU, ESA or by leading industries mainly for 5G and satellite communications.
Prof. Asoc. Adrian Shehu
Adrian Shehu is the CEO of TCN, which is an advanced technology system integrator and infrastructure company operating internationally in Western Balkans and other countries.
Adrian is an Associated Professor of Polytechnic University of Tirana, with a deep experience in the Telecommunications and IT domains. The research activities are focused on signal processing and extraction of information form highly noised environments, cyber security, etc. Adrian is a member of IEEE.
The entrepreneurial and managerial experience extends in about three decades. Adrian was the CEO of Albtelecom, the incumbent telecom operator in Albania and the CEO of AMC, the first GSM mobile operator in Albania.
Actually, he runs the TCN business in the ICT, defense and security, air and maritime traffic management, operating in a multi-country and multicultural environments. Adrian participates actively in several international leadership, business and technology forums and events. He is the Head of the Investment and Trade Committee of AmCham Albania.
Day 2: 16 December 2023
Prof. Dritan Nace
Dritan Nace is a Professor at University of Technology of Compiegne, head of the Master in Complex System Engineering which includes specialties like Artificial Intelligence and Optimization, Automation and Robotics, etc. His research interest focus on Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, robust optimization, and Artificial Intelligence. He has a long experience in consulting with several companies.
Prof. Asoc. Dr. Igli Tafa
Igli Tafa is the General Director and National Cyber Coordinator of AKCESK. He has extensive expertise developed through a rich career in higher education institutions, private and public sector. In the last decade, he has carried out scientific research and trainings for different target groups on cyber security and cyber threat management. He has participated in different national, regional and international projects. Before joining AKCESK, he held various roles related to cyber risk assessment, security systems engineering, application layer security and incident response. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Virtualization Systems in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, and he has prestigious international certifications in the field of cyber security. The passion for promoting cyber security education has ensured his continued success.