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  • Dr. Arpan Pal, Principal Scientist and Head of Embedded Systems and Robotics, TCS

    Dr. Arpan Pal is Principal Scientist and Head of Embedded Systems and Robotics at TCS Research and Innovation. His research interests include sensor signal processing and informatics,speech/audio/video/image processing, the internet of things, wearable and mobile phone sensing, interactive television, physiological and bio sensing, optical/acoustic/RF sensing, grid and edge computing, cognitive wireless networks, and embedded/real-time robotic systems. He received his PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark, and his B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications from IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • Sourav Mukherjee, Vice President, Accenture

    Sourabh Mukherjee works as the New Data Management Practice Lead in the Intelligent Data and Analytics Group in Accenture. He has more than 22 years' experience in IT, of which 13 years have been in the area of Data Management and Analytics. In addition to driving global sales and solutioning for Accenture's Data business through innovation, thought leadership and value creation, Sourabh is also responsible for the development of Accenture's capabilities in New Data. He engages with his clients in Advisory roles to develop strategies for their Enterprise Data Management programs as part of larger business transformation initiatives.
  • Preetam Roy, Chief Architect, Cognizant

    Preetam Roy is a technology executive with a distinguished management career spanning over 23 years providing technology vision, innovation and leadership to Fortune 500 and industry-leading companies globally.
    Acted as "Trusted Advisor" and direct the technology roadmap of large corporations, both in-house and outsourced. In his current role in Cognizant Technology solutions, he helps customers to design their data modernization journey to cloud for achieving desired insights from data.
  • Joy Mustafi, Director and Principal Researcher, SalesForce

    Joy Mustafi is Director and Principal Researcher at Salesforce, primarily responsible for leading the Salesforce Einstein and other intelligent cloud platform in India. Joy has overall sixteen years of experience in corporate, research and academic world.
  • Koyel Mukherjee, Researcher, IBM Research Lab

    Koyel Mukherjee is a Research Scientist at IBM Research - India. She is currently working on Distributed Deep Learning problems. Before this, she was a Senior Research Scientist with the Algorithms and Optimization area of Xerox Research Center India. She was a part of Xerox Research Center India from January 2014 - December 2016. Prior to that, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park in December 2013.
  • Dr. Mike Hinchey, President IFIP, Professor, University of Limerick

    Dr. Mike Hinchey is the former Director of Lero and Professor of Software Engineerng at the University of Limerick. Prof Hinchey was previously Director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. He remains as a consultant to NASA. His work with NASA was implemented in various space projects and will be incorporated in future missions. Particular areas of software research for Professor Hinchey include Formal Methods, Autonomous Systems and Software Reliability.
  • Dr. Charles Rubenstein, Professor of Engineering & Information Science, Pratt Institute

    Charles Rubenstein has an earned doctorate in bioengineering (Polytechnic Institute of New York) and master’s in library and information science (Pratt Institute). He has received many IEEE honors for his IEEE service including the Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Professionalism Award, an IEEE-USA Citation of Honor, Centennial Outstanding Young Engineer and Third Millennium Medals, and an IEEE Regional Activities Board Innovation Award.
  • Dr. L M Patnaik, Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

    Prof. L.M. Patnaik obtained his Ph.D in 1978 in the area of Real-Time Systems, D.Sc. in 1989 in the areas of Computer Systems and Architectures, both from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During March 2008 – August 2011, he was the Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Deemed University, Pune. Currently he is an Honorary Professor with the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prior to this he was a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During the last 40 years of his long service at the Indian Institute of Science, his teaching, research, and development interests have been in the areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computer Architecture, CAD of VLSI Systems, Theoretical Computer Science, Real-Time Systems, Soft Computing, and Computational Neuroscience. In these areas, he has published over 1000 papers in refereed International Journals and refereed International Conference Proceedings and has authored 29 technical reports. He is a co-editor/co-author of twenty one books and has authored 12 chapters in other books in the areas of VLSI System Design and Parallel Computing. He has supervised over 30 Doctoral theses and over 160 Masters’ theses in the above areas. In the areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Soft Computing, he has been a Principal Investigator for a large number of Government-sponsored research projects and a Consultant to a few industries. One of his research papers in the area of adaptive genetic algorithms has been cited over 2300 times by Google Scholar.
  • Dr. P N Suganthan, NTU, Singapore

    Dr. P N Suganthan received the B.A degree, Postgraduate Certificate and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. After completing his PhD research in 1995, he served as a pre-doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995–96 and a lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996–99. He moved to NTU in 1999. He was an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal, MIT Press (2013-2018) and an associate editor of the IEEE Trans on Cybernetics (2012 - 2018). He is an associate editor of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier, 2018-), Neurocomputing (Elsevier, 2018-), IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation (2005 -), Information Sciences (Elsevier, 2009 - ), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier, 2001 - ) and Int. J. of Swarm Intelligence Research (2009 - ) Journals. He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (2010 - ), an SCI Indexed Elsevier Journal. His co-authored SaDE paper (published in April 2009) won the "IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation outstanding paper award" in 2012. His former PhD student, Dr Jane Jing Liang, won the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award, in 2014. IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the best chapter award in Singapore in 2014 for its achievements in 2013 under his leadership. His research interests include swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, forecasting, randomized neural networks, deep learning and applications of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms
  • Prof. Basabi Chakraborty, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

    Basabi Chakraborty received B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph. D degrees in RadioPhysics and Electronics from Calcutta University, India and worked in Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India until 1990. From 1991 to 1993 she worked as a part time researcher in Advanced Intelligent Communication Systems Laboratory in Sendai, Japan. She received another Ph. D in Information Science from Tohoku University, Sendai in 1996. From 1996 to 1998, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan. In 1998 she joined as a faculty in Software and Information Science department of Iwate Prefectural University, Iwate, Japan. Her main research interests are in the area of Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Soft Computing Techniques, Biometrics, Data Mining and Online Social Media Mining. She is a senior member of IEEE, member of ACM, Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS), Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), Executive committee member of ISAJ (Indian Scientists Association in Japan), IEEE JC WIE (Women in Engineering).
  • Dr. Niloy Ganguly, Professor, IIT Kharagpur

    Dr. Niloy Ganguly is a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur and a Fellow of Indian Academy of Engineering. He spent 2 years as a Research Scientist in Technical University, Dresden, before joining IIT Kharagpur in 2005, and has risen to the rank of Professor in 2014. His research interests lie primarily in Social Computing, Machine Learning, and Network Science. He has published in 60 journals and 140 conferences, several of which are in reputed international venues such as NIPS, KDD, ICDM, IJCAI, WWW, CSCW, EMNLP, CHI, ICWSM, INFOCOM, Physical Reviews, IEEE and ACM Transaction etc. He has served in the program committee of COMSNETS, NetSciCom, JCDL, WWW, DEBS and CODS. Prof Ganguly’s work has been recognized through awards by NSF, Cisco, NetApp, Samsung, and Yahoo!, among others. He has received prestigious research grants and projects, notably from Data Transparency Lab, IMPRINT, ITRA, Intel, HPE, Adobe, Microsoft Research, Accenture, BEL, and TCS. He has guided 16 Ph.D. and 5 M.S. students during this tenure. He is the founding member of the Complex Networks Research Group (CNeRG), comprising faculty members, research scholars, and other students affiliated to the department. The group is a success story in itself, with several long-standing impactful collaborations, and presence in reputed venues across domains such as Social Computing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Network Science, Networked Systems, etc.
  • Dr. Amlan Chakraborty, Dean of Engg., University of Calcutta
    (ACM Distinguished Speaker)

    Amlan Chakrabarti is a Full Time Professor of Information Technology in the A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology at the University of Calcutta. He is also the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology of his university. He is an M.Tech. from the Dept. of Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta and did his Doctoral research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
  • Dr. Aninda Bose, Senior Publishing Editor with Springer Nature

    Aninda Bose is presently working as a Senior Publishing Editor with Springer Nature. Mr. Bose is part of the Global Acquisition Team at Springer Nature and responsible for acquisition of scientific content across the globe. He is responsible for acquisition of content in Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences. He has more than 24 years of industrial experience in marketing and different fields of publishing. Mr. Bose has completed Masters in Organic Chemistry from Delhi University and Masters in Marketing Research from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Mr. Bose has delivered more than 100 invited talks on Scientific Writing and Publishing Ethics in reputed Universities, International Conferences and Author Workshops. He has published books for secondary level in Chemistry and is a member of American Chemical Society, USA.
  • Dr. Debasish De, Professor & Director, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MAKAUT(WBUT), India

    Prof. Debashis De earned his M.Tech from the University of Calcutta in 2002 and his Ph.D (Engineering) from Jadavpur University in 2005. He is the Professor and Director in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the West Bengal University of Technology, India, and Adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia, Australia. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Life Member of CSI and member of the International Union of Radio science. He worked as R&D engineer for Telektronics and programmer at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He was awarded the prestigious Boyscast Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to work at the Herriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK. He received the Endeavour Fellowship Award during 2008–2009 by DEST Australia to work at the University of Western Australia. He received the Young Scientist award both in 2005 at New Delhi and in 2011 at Istanbul, Turkey, from the International Union of Radio Science, Head Quarter, Belgium. His research interests include mobile cloud computing, Green mobile networks, and nanodevice designing for mobile applications. He has published in more than 200 peer-reviewed international journals in IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer, World Scientific, Wiley, IETE, Taylor Francis and ASP, seventy International conference papers, four researches monographs in springer, CRC, NOVA and ten text books published by Person education. He is Associate Editor of journal IEEE ACCESS, Editor Hybrid computational intelligence. 
  • Dr. K.K.Shukla, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT BHU, India

    Dr. K. K. SHUKLA is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the IIT (BHU), Varanasi. He is also the Dean (Faculty Affairs). He has 35 years of research and teaching experience. Professor Shukla has published more than 160 research papers in reputed journals and conferences. 18 PhDs have been awarded under his supervision. He has been the Head of the CSE department at IIT BHU for 6 years. He has written 5 books and contributed chapters or edited many other books. He holds 24 Intellectual Property Rights in the area of socially relevant computing.
      Professor Shukla has to his credit, many projects of national importance. Before joining IIT he was with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Smiths Aerospace UK. He was a member of the joint working group for DECU development of the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.
      Professor Shukla is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers and Senior Member, ISTE, and has organized and participated in several reputed conferences, workshops and faculty development programs. He has delivered several keynotes and chaired conference sessions.
  • Prof. Arun Kumar Pujari, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Rajasthan

  • Prof. Goutam Chakraborty, Professor & Head, Intelligent Informatics Lab.