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Slava Voloshynovskiy

Slava Voloshynovskiy (IEEE SM’11) received a radio engineer degree from Lviv Polytechnic Institute, Lviv, Ukraine, in 1993 and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the State University Lvivska Polytechnika, Lviv, Ukraine, in 1996. From 1998 to 1999, he was a visiting scholar with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1999 he has been with the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and head of the Stochastic Information Processing group. His research interests are in information-theoretic aspects of stochastic image modeling, multimedia security and privacy, machine learning and physical object security.
Slava served as Associate Editor for IEEE TIFS (2013-2015). He was an elected member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (2011-2013) where he was an area chair in information-theoretic security and an associated member since 2015. He served as a guest editor to several special issues dedicated to information theory and security. He is a member of Eurasip BForSec SAT. He has served as a consultant to private industry and co-founded three companies. He leads several Swiss projects in Big Data acquisition, processing and analysis related to solar imaging and collaborates with CERN on machine learning in physics. S. Voloshynovskiy co-organized several interdisciplinary events between AI and physics. He was a recipient of the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship Grant in 2003.

Nir Shlezinger

Nir Shlezinger worked as an engineer at Yitran Communications from 2009 to 2013. He received a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel, in 2013, and a PhD in 2017. He was postdoc at Technion from 2017 to 2019. Currently he is a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute, Israel.
His research interests include task-based quantization, massive MIMO and deep learning for communications.