High-Tech Women (HTW’23)

30th March 2023
Welcome Hotel Darmstadt

We at the System Security Lab and CROSSING use our global network and organize the third Darmstadt Women in Tech event on March 30, 2023. The conference will feature talks by internationally renowned female speakers from all over the world. As such, it will be a platform for inspiring successful women in tech to spread their professional achievements and ideas. By presenting their career paths and sharing their experience, our speakers will empower young talents to reach their goals and have their careers in tech.


Prof. Dr. Olga Gadyatskaya
Leiden University, The Netherlands

Durga Ramachandran
Innovation Manager, Riscure

Dr. Mirjana Stojilovic
Scientist, EPFL, Switzerland

Andrea Martin
Leader IBM Watson Center Munich & EMEA IBM Innovation Studio, IBM Distinguished Engineer

Prof. Dr. Ileana Buhan
Radboud University, The Netherlands

Dr. Yulia Sandamirskaya
Applications Research Lead, Neuromorphic Computing Lab at Intel Labs

Lulu Chan
Technical Domain Lead ADAS/Radar,
CTO Automotive System Innovations,
NXP Semiconductors

Dr. Mozhgan Tavakolifard‬
Global lead Data and AI, PA Consulting

Dr. Sahar Mazloom
Senior Research Scientist Cryptography and AI, AI Research J.P. Morgan, USA

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Losiouk
University of Padova, Italy

Dr. Ghada Dessouky

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Dmitrienko
University of Würzburg

Frehiwot Gebrekrstos Girmay
Aksum Institute of Technology, Aksum University, Ethiopia

Dr. Mina Namazi
Applied Cryptographer, Soonami

Dr. Olga Gudkova
Staff Applications Engineer, Synopsys

Nazli Temur
Founder and CEO, Xena Vision & Xtreme AI


The Workshop will take place at Welcome Hotel Darmstadt

Karolinenpl. 4, 64289 Darmstadt



9:30 – 09:45Welcome & Opening
Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Lejla Batina, Radboud University
Prof. Nele Mentens, KU Leuven and Leiden University
09:45 – 10:10Brain-inspired computing: from basic research to innovation in robotics and AI
Dr. Yulia Sandamirskaya, Neuromorphic Computing Lab at Intel Labs
10:10 – 10:35 Embracing Surrender in the Era of Data and AI: A Journey of Spiritual and Business Transformation
Dr. Mozhgan Tavakolifard, PA Consulting
10:35 – 11:00Dark Powers of Reconfigurable Logic
Dr. Mirjana Stojilovic, Scientist, EPFL, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:30COFFEE BREAK
11:30- 11:55InfoSec professionals under attack: A study of malicious proof-of-concept exploits
Prof. Olga Gadyatskaya, Leiden University
11:55 – 12:20Pre-Silicon FI and SCA
Durga Ramachandran, Riscure
12:20 – 12:45How EDA impacts the World and everyday life
Dr. Olga Gudkova, Staff Applications Engineer, Synopsys
12:45 – 14:10LUNCH
14:10 – 14:35Secure and Private AI Computing
Dr. Sahar Mazloom, AI Research J.P. Morgan
14:35 – 15:00Dynamic Privacy-Preserving Genomic Susceptibility Testing
Dr. Mina Namazi, Applied Cryptographer, Soonami
15:00 – 16:00PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging Technologies: Bless or Curse for our Societies?
Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), United Arab Emirates
Prof. Ileana Buhan, Radboud University
Lulu Chan, NXP Semiconductors
Prof. Alexandra Dmitrienko, University of Würzburg
Dr. Ghada Dessouky, Google
16:00 – 16:30COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 17:05Curiosity and Growth Mindset – Drivers for a Satisfying Career in Tech
Andrea Martin, IBM Watson Center Munich & EMEA IBM Innovation Studio
17:05 – 17:30Doing research in cybersecurity: a new perspective to look at it
Prof. Eleonora Losiouk, University of Padova
17:30 – 17:55Safest Cities through High Tech: Challenges of Using AI as a Muscle of Saving Lives [SDG11]
Nazli Temur, Founder and CEO, Xena Vision & Xtreme AI


Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Lejla Batina
Radboud University, The Netherlands

Prof. Nele Mentens
KU Leuven, Belgium and Leiden University, The Netherlands


  • Students must have their ID’s with them



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