Institute Professor, IIT Madras, India | President, IITM Research Park, IITM Incubation Cell and RTBI
Prof. Jhunjhunwala is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built India’s first university-affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park). He incubated and nurtured more than 200 companies at IIT Madras. Prof. Jhunjhunwala was a Director on the board of State Bank of India, Bharat Electronics Limited, HTL, NRDC, IDRBT, BIRAC, VSNL, BSNL, Tata Communications, Mahindra Electric and Tejas Networks. He is currently the Chairman of Technology Advisory Group of Securities Exchange Board of India and Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIIT Kottayam and College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala was conferred Padma Shri by the Government of India. He received Shanti-Swarup Bhatnagar Award, JC Bose fellowship, Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, H. K. Firodia Award, Millennium Medal, Hari Om Ashram Award, Ram Lala Wadhwa Gold Medal, Dronacharya Award and Lifetime Achievement Award by TIE. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), USA and a Fellow of IEEE and World Wireless Research Forum (WWRF). He is also a fellow of the four S&T academies in India, namely, INSA, NAS, IAS and INAE.
Professor and Head of the Department | Department of Radiology (Christchurch) | University of Otago, New Zealand
Anthony Butler's research is at the interface of clinical medicine and the technical sciences of physics and computing. His current focus is the development of MARS imaging and its translation from high energy physics to clinical medicine. The MARS technique provides 3D colour (spectral) X-ray images of biological tissue. These images provide significantly more clinical information than those modalities currently used in hospitals and laboratories. This enables researchers and clinicians to study diseases in new ways. Currently he and his collaborators are applying MARS to problems in heart disease, cancer, drug development, and bone health. MARS technology research spans particle detector development, design of imaging equipment, medical mathematics, and data visualisation. In addition, his other interests include the using mobile computing and virtual reality within hospitals.
Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore | Vice President-Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society
K V S Hari is a Professor in the Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He holds a PhD (Systems science) from U C San Diego and has been a visiting faculty at Stanford University and Affiliate Professor at KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His research interests are in Signal Processing and Deep Learning with applications to 5G wireless communications, indoor positioning, radar systems, autonomous navigation, neuroscience, and affordable MRI systems.
He is a co-author of the IEEE 802.16 standard on wireless channel models and has conducted drone-ground wireless channel modelling experiments. He has been part of the Indo-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC) and currently leads the BT India Research Centre (BTIRC), IISc. He is currently the Chair, Standardisation Committee, Telecom Standards Development Society, India.
He was an Editor of EURASIP’s Signal Processing (2006-16) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief (Electrical Sciences) of Sadhana (2018--) , the journal of the Indian Academy of Sciences published by Springer. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and IEEE. He is on the Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society as VP-Membership. More details at http://ece.iisc.ac.in/~hari
Professor (HAG), Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay joined the Machine Intelligence Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute as a faculty member in 1999, after completing her PhD from the same Institute. She was the Director of the Institute from August 2015 to July 2020, and is currently on her second tenure as Director from September 2020 onwards. Sanghamitra has worked in various Universities and Institutes world-wide including in USA, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, China, Slovenia and Mexico, and delivered invited lectures in many more countries. She has received several awards and fellowships including the Bhatnagar Prize, Infosys award, TWAS Prize, DBT National Women Bioscientist Award (Young), INAE Silver Jubilee Prize, Young scientist/engineer medals of INSA, INAE and Science Congress, JC Bose Fellowship, Swarnajayanti Fellowship and Humboldt Fellowship. She is a Senior Associate of ICTP and Fellow of INSA, INAE, NASI and IEEE. She is currently a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India (PM-STIAC).
The current research interests of Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay include computational biology and bioinformatics, soft and evolutionary computation, pattern recognition and data mining. She has authored/co-authored more than 300 research article in international journals, conferences and book chapters, and published six authored and edited books from publishers like Springer, World Scientific and Wiley. She has also edited journals special issues in the area of soft computing, data mining, and bioinformatics.
DCMPMS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Track Name: Photonics Technologies
PhD in Physics from TIFR. Currently Professor of Physics. He has more than 70 papers in international journals, and several articles (popular and technical) in many magazines and more than 80+ papers in conferences and has given several invited talks.
Track Name: Humanitarian and Social Impacts of Technologies
Amit Prakash currently serves as an Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore. He has been involved in setting up the Institute's Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP), Centre for Accessibility in the Global South (CAGS) and E-Health Research Centre (EHRC). His interests lie in Information Systems and Public Policy, particularly involving development sectors such as public health & nutrition, education & skill development, food & livelihood security. The focus of his research and consulting efforts has been equity and inclusion in matters related to technology designs and policy choices.
Prior to joining academia, Amit worked for over 15 years on advisory assignments involving IT and Governance policies and Digital Technology designs - at Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). He has chaired and served on national, international and regional committees and working groups tasked with formulating digital governance and development policies and has anchored the design and development of large award winning e-Governance projects.
Amit serves as a resource person for the United Nations Asia-Pacific Centre for ICT and Development (UN-APCICT)and is a Co-Founder and Trustee of Vision Empower, a not-for-profit trust working on accessible education for the visually impaired.
Director LNMIT Jaipur
Track Name: AI and Blockchain
Professor Rahul Banerjee is the Director of the LNMIIT Jaipur where he is also a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering. He holds a PhD in CSE in the area of Hybrid Intelligent Systems. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of Network Protocol engineering, QoS-Enabled Routing, Wearable Computing, IIoT, Intelligent Software Systems and Ubiquitous Computing Environments.
He has led and participated in several funded research projects including those funded by European Commission in the area of Next Generation Networking involving IPv6 (in a five-nation project), Govt. of India (MeiTY) in the area of Technology-enabled Learning, Govt. of France (in a four-nation project) in the area of IPv6-enabled Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networking. In addition, Microsoft Research, IBM, Cisco, DEC and Google have supported his work in a variety of forms and grants. He has had active research collaborations involving Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University of Bern, UPM Madrid, Stanford University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Bath, University of Haute Alsace and ITM Rennes amongst others. He had also served as the head of the European Commission-supported Next Generation Network Initiatives’s Quality of Service research group under the FP-5. Currently, he is working on a collaborative project involving the HBS of the Harvard University, a Social Space NGO and the LNMIIT Jaipur involving technology-assisted solutions in interiors of Rajasthan.
He has been a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Communications, IEEE Transactions on ITS, Elsevier's Pattern Recognition Letters and BMSP, IJCNDS and IISc Journal etc. He has also served on a Technical Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in the EdTech space.
Prior to joining the LNMIIT, he was with BITS Pilani for about two decades in various roles, both academic and leadership. Apart from being a Professor of CS at BITS Pilani, he was the university-wide Leader for the BITS-Connect 2.0, an ambitious Multi-campus Immersive Telepresence Project, under Mission-2012. He was also the Leader of the university-wide Technology-Enablement Imperative under the Mission-2015, an Assistant Dean (Tech.), the Head of the Department: CS and Chief of the SDET Unit, at different points in time..
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of the ACM and a Life Member of ISoc, ISTE and ISCA. He had founded the Touch-Lives.org as a virtual enterprise in the social entrepreneurship space in 2010 that survived for little over six years but led to technology solutions for the underserved including those for the autistic children, the elderly and the differently enabled people.
He has served on boards of two technology companies of the Government of Rajasthan apart from having served as an Advisor to a few enterprises in private space.
Chief Engineer, Thermal Project Renovation & Modernization (TPRM), CEA
Chief Engineer, Thermal Project Renovation & Modernization (TPRM), CEA
Implementation of R&M/ Life Extension program for efficiency & environmental improvement of thermal power stations. Monitoring the implementation of measures at the thermal generating units to comply with the new environmental norms.
Published a report on road map for flexible operation of thermal, gas and hydro power stations to facilitate integration of renewable generation from 175 GW RES in the year,2021-22.
Presently working as chairman of a committee constituted for selection of thermal units, conducting pilot test and preparation of guidelines for flexible operation to facilitate integration of renewable generation into the grid.
Dealing with CEA-JCOAL, Japan MOU on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement of Coal Fired Power Stations – Towards sustainable, stable and low carbon supply of electricity under Indo-Japan cooperation. Study conducted on flexible operation of Thermal Power Station at Vindhyachal TPS and Anpara-B under this cooperation. Also associated with the best O&M study conducted at DSTPS, DVC by JCOAL, Japan. Presently associated with the study of biomass co-firing by Japanese experts at Punjab.
Faculty, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Madras
Prof. Anil Prabhakar received his PhD in 1997 from Carnegie Mellon University, with a dissertation on the Nonlinear Spin-wave Optical Interactions. He has been with the faculty at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Madras since 2002, and is engaged across multiple laboratories that work on quantum technologies, fibre lasers and opto-fluidics.
He is a member of the Scientific Management Board for LIGO-India, to detect gravity waves, and the India-based Neutrino Observatory. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards for Scientific Reports (Nature) and the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, and is nominated to represent India at the IUPAP C.9 panel on Magnetism.
His current research interests in the areas of quantum technologies, have applications in metrology, quantum communication and quantum computing. As a Founder of QuNu Labs, incubated by IIT Madras, he focused on secure optical communications. An earlier startup, Unilumen Photonics that focused on fibre lasers was acquired by Jiva Sciences. He is currently the Director of Yali Mobility and Enability Foundation, companies that focus on rehabilitation engineering. He has over 50 research publications, has co-authored a book on Spin Waves, a few book chapters, and has 18 patents on a wide range of devices in areas of photonics, magnonics and assistive devices.
If you think you've peaked, find a new mountain
Kahlil Gibran: I am forever walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot prints, And the wind will blow away the foam, But the sea and the shore will remain forever.
CEO, EPIC Foundation & President, VLSI Society of India
Dr. Satya Gupta did his BE from BITS PIlani (1983), Masters from IIT Delhi (1987) and Ph.D. from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia (1992). He is a techno-visionary with a wealth of experience and expertise and has been part of the worldwide semiconductor industry for more than 30 years both in the USA and in India. During this period, he has been involved in all aspects of the Semiconductor Industry including Design (Microprocessor, SOCs, Wireless chips, High Performance, Super-Computing), Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing (Fabs, packaging and testing, EMS), IP development, CAD tools and associated Industry and Academic eco-system and Government Initiatives in these areas.
After a long corporate career at Intel, he has co-founded 5 successful start-ups, Intel Micro-Electronics, Open-Silicon, Concept-2-Silicon, SenZopt and Seedeyas Innovations. The focus of these start-ups has been on Semiconductor Design and High-volume manufacturing, Intelligent Electronics products for Energy Efficiency, Automation, Medical Electronics and technologies for the environment. Open-Silicon was awarded the Best privately-held semiconductor start-up by GSA and was acquired for $245 Million. Currently, he is working on a new initiative EPIC Foundation which is a non-profit organization working towards developing Indian Electronics Products of National Importance.
In addition to his professional career and start-up activities, he is very active in building Semiconductor and ESDM Eco-system and one of the most ardent champions for building Semiconductor Product Design and manufacturing in India for more than 15 years. He was a Founding member of the India Semiconductor Association (IESA) in 2005 and has been closely involved with IESA since its inception. He was IESA Chairman for the years 2012-13 and 2020-2021. He has been part of multiple policy initiatives and helmed the First Semiconductor Manufacturing study and India Microprocessor reports in 2012-2013.
Towards building Academia-Industry connects, he has been serving as President of the VLSI Society of India which is the largest platform dedicated to building Research and Industry-Academia connects for the last 35 years. He has been closely associated with SMDP Program including C2SD and helped in conceptualizing the DLI scheme by working with Meity and Invest India team. He is holding visiting professor positions at IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati, helping with research and meaningful Industry/Academia connections.
He is a recipient of the prestigious IEEE Gordon Bell award for high-performance computing, 1st to break the Tera-Flop Barrier in computing, Fastest computer in the world in 1993 and author of 6 International Patents and more than 40 papers in international journals and conferences.
Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Bombay
I am a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IITB, India. Before this, I was at IITK, during 2013-2020. I was also a visiting scholar at WSU, Pullman, US, and Queen's University, Kingston, CA during Summer 2018 and Winter 2018, respectively. During 2012-13, I worked at Cosmic Circuits Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore on new product development for solar PV systems. During 2007-08, I worked at Emerson Network Power India (Now Vertiv Co), Mumbai on the development of digital controllers for medium power online UPS systems.
I received Ph.D. and B.Tech degrees in EE from IITB in 2013 and 2007, respectively.
I work in the area of Power Electronics, wherein my research interests are Electric Vehicles, Wide Bandgap Devices (GaN and SiC) based Power Converters, Circuits for Interfacing Alternate Sources (Solar PV, Battery, Fuel Cells), and Reliability of Power Electronic Circuits