A Contest to Combat Robocalls

Judges

Jonathan Curtis

Jonathan Curtis is the Director of Solutions and Intelligence within the Compliance and Enforcement Sector at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Mr. Curtis has years of experience addressing telephony abuse, from both public and private sector perspectives. He is working currently with major Canadian carriers to organize a honeypot for the CRTC. Mr. Curtis is also one of the founders of the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-abuse Working Group — an international organization of experts that focuses on curbing messaging abuse and has now expanded to tackle telephony abuse.   

Dr. Mustaque Ahamad

Dr. Mustaque Ahamad is a professor of computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a global professor of engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi. His research focuses on areas such as security of converged communication networks and identity and access management, and the deployment of honeypots to address telephony abuse such as robocalls.  Since 2012, Dr. Ahamad has served as a technology consultant on telephony issues for the FTC, including consulting on the FTC’s Robocall Challenge.

Dr. Matthew Blaze

Dr. Matthew Blaze is a professor of computer science at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, and is well-known among the DEF CON community. His research focuses on computer and network security, cryptographic algorithms, applications of cryptography, and secure hardware. Dr. Blaze also spent over a decade at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research consultant on cryptology and security in large-scale computing and communication systems.