Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Daniel Rossier has been a Professor in Embedded Computing Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Yverdon (Switzerland) since 2003. Before his academic involvement, he worked for more than 15 Years as a Software Engineer and a Project Manager in various Swiss Companies, mainly active in the field of telecommunications, multimedia and realtime control. In 2005, he joined the HEIG-VD REDS Institute (Reconfigurable and Embedded Digital Systems). His main research areas are operating systems (RTOS and GPOS), embedded virtualization, ARM technologies, and embedded software execution environments. He has led and participated in several CTI/KTI and EU research projects (IST, Eurescom, FP) in the field of realtime and self-adaptive network management, low-level software development (drivers, boot code, kernel subsystems) and embedded virtualization. Daniel Rossier is currently teaching operating systems, embedded computing (ARM programming) and realtime programming at the Bachelor level. In addition, he gives a Master course on the topic of advanced operating systems and embedded execution environments, covering embedded virtualization, driver development and peripheral emulation. He is also a co-founder of Sootech, a start-up developing products with a new paradigm called SOO® (Smart Object Oriented) technology.
Sergio Alves Domingues
Sergio Alves Domingues is Chief Technical Officer at SCRT, a swiss company specialised in information security and ethical hacking. Throughout almost 10 years of experience in information security, Sergio has performed a wide range of security audits and penetration tests on many different environments. Over the recent years, these missions frequently involved mobile platforms and specially Android devices.
Wolfram Luithardt received a diploma in physics from the Technical University of Stuttgart/Germany and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Hamburg/Germany. After some years in space research at the University of Berne he joined some Swiss companies for developing safe and secure embedded systems. Since 2008 he is professor for Technical Informatics and Safety Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland where he teaches these domains on an undergraduate and graduate level. Since 2013 he worked on the setup of the Robust and Safe Systems Centre of Fribourg (ROSAS) where new methodologies, tools and technologies in Safety Engineering are developed in close collaboration with some international operating companies.
Dr. Stéphane Magnenat is a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Mobile Robotics in 2010, both from EPFL. He worked as associate research scientist at Disney Research Zürich and as a senior researcher at ETH Zürich.
Pascal Junod is a professor of computer security at HEIG-VD in Yverdon-les-Bains and one of the founders of strong.codes, a startup active in the domain of software protection. His areas of expertise are industrial cryptography, software security and ethical hacking.
Frederic Jacobs daylights at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL). By night he builds and breaks security software. He has been leading the development of Open Whisper System’s secure messaging app “Signal” that provides end-to-end encrypted text messages and phone calls.
Michael Kohler is a Mozilla Rep, volunteering since 2008. He started contributing to Mozilla by fixing bugs in Firefox. Nowadays he is coordinating the mozilla.ch and mozilla.de communities and building out volunteer Participation at Mozilla serving on the Mozilla Reps Council. If time permits, he is still fixing some Firefox and Firefox OS bugs. Web Developer at netcase.ch by day, Mozilla enthusiast by night.
Cyril Jaquier is a Software Engineer at Keymile AG, 3097 Berne since November 2011. Previously a Software Engineer at RUAG Services and RUAG Electronics. He got a Master in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.
He created Fail2ban, an open-source application in Python against brute force attacks. He also developed NetCounter for Android devices, an open-source application with more than 1 million downloads and a 4.5/5 rating by users. He worked on various embedded system projects (Raspberry Pi, Odroid C1, Fox LX832, Fox G20).