IEEE Women in Engineering with Focus in Cybersecurity and AI


galia Galia Marinova

Galia Marinova

Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Grossi Gábor Kiss

Gábor Kiss

College for Advanced Studies in Safety Science and Cybersecurity, Óbuda University, Hungary


The Special session considers the involvement of women in technical defense and cybersecurity. Research on bridging gender gap and illustrative case studies for women in cybersecurity are presented. The special session aims to bring together researchers to share their findings connected to: Studies is the area of hardware attacks of integrated circuit design data and intellectual property, cyberattacks through power supply in a smart city model, AI as a tool of disinformation in the international arena and impact of cyberattacks on human’s health; Changes in the cyber warfare resulting from the widespread adoption of AI. In addition to uncontrolled and much faster written code, real-time data analytics can be put to good use on both the offensive and defensive sides, bringing about systemic change in cyber warfare.


Galia Marinova graduated as engineer with Master degree in electronics in 1988 in the Faculty of Radioelectronics in Technical University-Sofia. She received a Ph.D. degree in 1994 in the Faculty of electronics in TU-Sofia. Since 2011 she has been associate professor in the same faculty. She’s responsible for research and innovation activities in the department “Technology and management of communication systems”. G.Marinova did one year post-doctoral research in CNAM-Paris, France in 1999/2000.
She has 12 doctoral students. G. Marinova is author and co-author of more than 100 scientific papers, mainly in the area of computer-aided design in electronics and telecommunications. She got the Certificate of merit at the Int. Conf. of Information Security and Internet Engineering, World Congress on Engineering in London, UK in 2007 for the paper "Secure Multicarrier Modem on FPGA" and other awards. G. Marinova was the general chair of IWSSIP’2022 conference, 1-3 June, 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria. She’s coordinator of the CEEPUS network project: CIII-BG-1103-07-2223. Modelling, Simulation and Computer-aided Design in Engineering and Management. She’s coordinator of IoT-ECO CBHE Erasmus+ project IoT Green Transformation for Academic Society and Business Oriented Ecosystem in Western Balkans, contact person for TU-Sofia in CYBERCITY a practical approach to teach and learn cybersecurity in smart cities 2023-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000157723 and is also involved in some other national and international educational and research projects, like DRILA project in cooperation with CentraleSupelec, Rennes, France. She is participating in NATO SPS projects. G. Marinova is IEEE CAS and WIE Senior member, Vice-chair of IEEE CAS/SSC Chapter and Chair of the IEEE WIE affinity group in Bulgaria.

Dr. habil. Gábor Kiss (OrcID: 0000-0002-0447-9376) is associated professor and the Head of the Institute of Safety Science and Cybersecurity at the Óbuda University. He received the PhD. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Debrecen University in 2013 and the Habilitation in Safety and Security Science from Óbuda University in 2020.
Dr. Kiss was a guest scientist in the Faculty of Computer Science Freie Universität Berlin in 2003 and Universität Paderborn in 2006. Dr. Kiss has published more than 200 refereed papers in Journals and Proceedings. He serves as an Editorial board member more Journals. He has been a Keynote speaker, Panelist speaker, Publicity chair, Program Committee or Organizing Committee member for more than 230 international conferences.
Dr. Kiss is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and more Hungarian and International Societies in Computer Science.
Dr. Kiss is an external expert of Bureau of Education, Hungary; National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary; Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).
Dr. Kiss is the director of College for Advanced Studies in Safety Science and Cybersecurity.
His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science Education, Information Security Awareness, AI in self-driving vehicles, AI in Healthcare.