Giuseppe Ateniese was with Sapienza-University of Rome, Italy, and Assistant/Associate Professor with Johns Hopkins University, USA, and one of the founders of the JHU Information Security Institute. He was a Researcher with IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland, and a Scientist with the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA. He also briefly worked as a Visiting Professor with Microsoft, Redmond, USA. He is currently the David and GG Farber Endowed Chair in computer science and the Department Director with Stevens Institute of Technology. He received the NSF CAREER Award for his research in privacy and security, and the Google Faculty Research Award and the IBM Faculty Award for his research on cloud security. He has contributed to areas such as proxy re-cryptography, anonymous communication, two-party computation, secure storage, and provable data possession. He has served in the program committees of international security conferences including the ACM CCS, IEEE Oakland, and NDSS and as Panelist of the US National Science Foundation. He is currently working on cloud security and machine learning applied to security and intelligence issues for which he received an IBM SUR Award. He is also investigating new security applications for decentralized computing based on the blockchain/bitcoin technology.