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.