Management Team

President: Assoc. Prof. Christian Collberg, University Of Arizona, USA

Christian Collberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Prior to arriving in Tucson he was on the faculty at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and before that he received his Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden. He also holds a visiting position a the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. Dr. Collberg is the author of the first comprehensive textbook on software protection, Surreptitious Software: Obfuscation, Watermarking, and Tamperproofing for Software Protection, published in Addison-Wesley's computer security series. It has also been translated into Portuguese and Chinese.

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Vice-president: Kevin Morgan, Arxan, USA

Kevin Morgan is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering, Arxan Technologies, Inc. Kevin Morgan joined Arxan technologies in August 2006 as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Morgan has 29 years of experience in the commercial system software business. He joined MontaVista software in 1999 as the Vice President of Engineering and the sixth permanent employee. Mr. Morgan led the engineering and product strategy for nearly seven years, growing the company to the world's dominant embedded Linux products provider and one of the largest embedded operating systems businesses overall. He began his career at Hewlett Packard developing kernel level software in the RTE operating system, rising to Laboratory Manager for the HP-UX kernel and overseeing all HP-UX product development. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Treasurer: Prof. Jack Davidson, University of Virginia, USA


Jack W. Davidson is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. He joined the faculty in 1981 after receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. Professor Davidson’s research interests include compilers, computer security, programming languages, computer architecture, and embedded systems. He is the author of more than 140 papers in these fields. Professor Davidson’s current research is focused on computer security and software protection.
Professor Davidson is a Fellow of the ACM and a member of the IEEE Computer Society. He served as an Associate Editor of ACM’s Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems for six years, and is currently an Associate Editor of ACM’s Transactions on Architecture and Compiler Optimizations. He served as Chair of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) from 2005 to 2007. He currently serves on the ACM Council and is a member of ACM’s Publication Board that oversees all aspects of ACM’s publications and the operation of ACM’s Digital Library.
Professor Davidson is co-author of two best-selling introductory programming textbooks, C++ Program Design: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, 3rd edition and Java 5.0 Program Design: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, 2nd edition. He and his colleague, James P. Cohoon, received the 2008 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Award for their sustained effort to transform introductory computer science education.


Secretary: Prof. Roberto Giacobazzi, University of Verona, Italy

Roberto Giacobazzi was born in 1964 in Modena, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Computer Science in 1988 from the University of Pisa, and in 1993 he received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university. From 1993 to 1995 he had a Post Doctoral Research position at Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIX), Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), from 1995 to 1998 he was (tenured) Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Pisa, and from 1998 to 2000 he was Associate Professor at the University of Verona. From May 2000 until now he is Full Professor in Computer Science at the University of Verona. He has been visiting professor at The Ben Gurion University of Negev, KAIST Institute of Technology, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris), and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the Scientific Leader of the SPY-Lab and co-founder of Julia software. His main research interets include abstract interpretation, static analysis, code obfuscation and malware detection.