HoTSoS 2018 Program Committee

G E N E R A L  C O - C H A I R S

MUNINDAR SINGH is a full professor in the department of computer science at North Carolina State University. Munindar's research interests include multiagent systems and service-oriented computing, wherein he addresses the challenges of trust, service discovery, and business processes and protocols in large-scale open environments. Munindar is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet.

LAURIE WILLIAMS is the Interim Department Head of Computer Science and a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Laurie is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet. Laurie's research focuses on software security particularly in relation to healthcare IT; agile software development practices and processes, particularly continuous deployment; and software reliability, software testing and analysis. 

P R O G R A M   C O - C H A I R S

RICK KUHN is a computer scientist in the Computer Security Division of the National  Institute of Standards and Technology. He has authored two books and more than 100 conference or journal publications on information security, empirical studies of software failure, and software assurance, and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He co-developed the role based access control model (RBAC) used throughout industry and led the effort that established RBAC as an ANSI standard. Previously he served as Program Manager for the Committee on Applications  and Technology of the President's  Information Infrastructure Task Force and as manager  of the Software Quality Group at NIST.

TAO XIE is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests are in software engineering, focusing on software testing, program analysis, software analytics, software security, and educational software engineering. He received a 2016 Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborators Award, a 2014 Google Faculty Research Award, 2008, 2009, and 2010 IBM Faculty Awards. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His homepage is at

P R O G R A M    C O M M I T T E E

Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University) 
Homa Alemzadeh (University of Virginia) 
Jean Camp (Indiana University) 
Amit Chopra (Lancaster University, UK) 
Daniela Cruzes (SINTEF) 
Michel Cukier (University of Maryland, College Park) 
Christopher Gates (Symantec) 
Vincent Hu (NIST) 
Limin Jia (Carnegie Mellon University) 
Ozgur Kafalı (North Carolina State University) 
Sneha Kasera (University of Utah) 
Jonathan Katz  (University of Maryland, College Park) 
Nadin Kokciyan (King's College London, UK) 
Constantinos Kolias (George Mason University) 
Carl Landwehr (George Washington University) 
Yves Le Traon (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) 
Emil Lupu (Imperial College, UK) 

Aaron Massey (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) 
Sayan Mitra (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
Pradeep Kumar Murukannaiah (Rochester Institute of Technology) 
Christopher Oehmen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) 
Pete Rotella (Cisco) 
Sean Smith (Dartmouth College) 
Adam Tagert (National Security Agency) 
Claire Vishik (Intel Corporation, UK) 
Jeff Voas (NIST) 
Tim Weil (Scram Systems) 
David A. Wheeler (IDA) 
Rebecca Wright (Rutgers University) 
Dinghao Wu (Pennsylvania State University) 
Xusheng Xiao (Case Western Reserve University) 
Zhi Xu (Palo Alto Networks) 
Danfeng Yao (Virginia Tech) 
Ting Yu (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)

O R G A N I Z I N G   C O M M I T T E E

Program Chairs: RICK KUHN (NIST) and TAO XIE (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
Industry Co-Chairs: NIKOLA VOUK (McKinsey & Co.) and JEREMY MAXWELL (Allscripts) 
Finance Chair: ÖZGÜR KAFALI (NCSU) 
Local Arrangements: DAVID WRIGHT (NCSU) 
Graphic Design: AMY KARNS (Vanderbilt University)