IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
29 June - 1 July 2020 // Virtual Conference



Onur Günlü ( received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara in 2011; M.Sc. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Communications Engineering both from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in October 2013 and November 2018, respectively. He worked as a Research and Teaching assistant at TUM between 2014-2019. He is a Dozent and a Research Associate at TU Berlin since June 2019. He visited the Information and Communication Theory (ICT) Lab at the TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands during February-March 2018. His research interests include information theoretic privacy and security, code design for secret key generation, statistical signal processing for biometric secrecy systems and physical unclonable functions (PUFs), differential privacy, and secure identification. Among his publications is the recent book Key Agreement with Physical Unclonable Functions and Biometric Identifiers published by Dr. Hut Verlag. He organized the Munich Workshop on Physical Unclonable Functions (MPUF)‘17.

Rafael F. Schaefer ( received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 2007 from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering in 2012 from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. From 2013 until 2015 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University. Since December 2015 he has been an Assistant Professor at Technische Universitaet Berlin. He was a recipient of the VDE Johann-Philipp-Reis Prize in 2013 and the Best Paper Award of the of the Information Technology Society of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE-ITG) in 2016. He was one of the exemplary reviewers of the IEEE COMMUNICATION LETTERS in 2013. He is currently a Member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee. Among his publications is the recent book Information Theoretic Security and Privacy of Information Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He organized numerous symposia, workshops, and special sessions in the broad area of security and privacy.

Matthieu Bloch ( is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the Engineering degree from Supelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2003, the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science from the Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon, France, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. In 2008-2009, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Since July 2009, Dr. Bloch has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and from 2009 to 2013 Dr. Bloch was based at Georgia Tech Lorraine. His research interests are in the areas of information theory, error-control coding, wireless communications, and cryptography. Dr. Bloch has served on the organizing committee of several international conferences; he was the chair of the Online Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2011 to 2014, and he has been on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory since 2016. He is the co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Information Theory Society 2011 Joint Paper Award and the co-author of the textbook Physical-Layer Security: From Information Theory to Security Engineering published by Cambridge University Press.

H. Vincent Poor ( is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University, where is also the former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests are in wireless communications and related fields such as social networks and smart grid. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and a foreign member of the Royal Society. He received the ComSoc‘s Marconi and Armstrong Awards in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2014 URSI Booker Gold Medal, and honorary doctorates from several universities. As a Technical Program Co-Chair and General Co-Chair he was involved in the organization of several conferences and workshops. He organized special sessions on various topics.

Technical Program Committee (TPC)

  • Salman Avestimehr, University of Southern California, USA

  • Marco Baldi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Remi Chou, Wichita State University, USA

  • Giuseppe Durisi, Chalmers University, Sweden

  • Salim El Rouayheb, Rutgers University, USA

  • Rick Fritschek, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

  • Amin Gohari, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

  • Eduard Jorswieck, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany

  • Mari Kobayashi, CentraleSupelec, France

  • Gerhard Kramer, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • Alexey Maevskiy, Huawei Technologies Co., Moscow, Russia

  • Tobias Oechtering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Vladimir Sidorenko, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • Mikael Skoglund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Vincent Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Ravi Tandon, University of Arizona, USA

  • Stefano Tomasin, University of Padova, Italy

  • Peter Trifonov, ITMO, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Sennur Ulukus, University of Maryland, USA

  • Shun Watanebe, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

  • Aylin Yener, Ohio State University, USA

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