Speakers

Prof. Ajay Gupta

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Director, WiSe Lab
Graduate Program Director
IEEE-CS TAC MemberAtLarge (2017 - )
IEEE-CS TAC Vice-Chair (2015-16)
IEEE-CS TCPP Chair (2011-2015)

Ajay Gupta is a Professor of Computer Science at Western Michigan University. From 1998 to 2002, he was the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Western Michigan University. Dr. Gupta received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1989, his M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cincinnati in 1984, and his B.E. (Honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India in 1982.

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya

Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He has authored over 525 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide.

Prof. Kumkum Garg

Pro President, Manipal University Jaipur

Kumkum Garg is an alumnus of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK, from where she did her PhD in Distributed Computer Systems, and IIT Roorkee, from where she did her BE and ME in E&CE/CSE. She has more than 40 years of experience in teaching and research in Computer Science and Engineering, mostly at IIT Roorkee. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Computing and she has guided many research and PG students in these areas. She has over 100 research papers in International and national Journals and Conferences to her credit. She is the author of a book titled “Mobile Computing- theory and Practice’. She has been awarded the ‘Apple Distinguished Educator’ Award in 2006, from Apple Systems USA. She has received the IE (I) award for her eminence “contribution to the profession of Computer Engineering”. Dr Garg has also been granted a patent from the Govt. of India, for developing a novel framework for Mobile Agent development and execution.

Prof. Prabhat K. Mahanti

Professor, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Prabhat K, Mahanti is currently working in University of New Brunswick, St. John as professor in department of Computer Science & Applied Statistics. He specialises in the field of numerical algorithms, neural computing, data mining & multi-agent systems. He has many awards and affiliations to his name. He has been honoured by Brazilian National Research Council, Rio de Janeiro, by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India and by many more prestigious research bodies. He holds a good teaching experience being an academician and has several research projects and doctorals working under him.

Dr. Abdul Quaiyum Ansari

Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) , New-Delhi, India
IEEE Delhi Section Vice Chair

His research contributions are in the areas of Mobile Adhoc Networks, Multimodal Biometrics, Networks-on- Chip, and Fuzzy Logic and its Variants. His mathematical formulations for the “Fuzzification of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets” have been widely appreciated. He has undertaken several prestigious research and consultancy assignments. Having completed three R & D Major Research Projects, he has got hands on experience of providing consultancy to one of the leading system integration companies of India, ONNYX Electronics, dealing in installation and maintenance of Traffic Signals in major cities of the country.

Dr. Nandini Mukhopadhyay

Professor, Jadavpur University, India

Nandini Mukhopadhyay is an Indian computer scientist. She is a Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She has a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, with research in the fields of Parallel Computing, Grid Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). she was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for her PhD from the University of Manchester, in the UK

Yashavant Kanetkar

KICIT & KSET Pvt Ltd, Nagpur India

Yashavant P. Kanetkar is an Indian computer science author, known for his books on programming languages. He has authored several books on topics such as C, C++, VC++, C#, .NET, DirectX and COM programming. He is also a popular speaker on various technology subjects and is a regular columnist for publications Express Computers and Developer 2.0. His best-selling books include Let Us C, Understanding Pointers In C and Test Your C Skills. He has received Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft. His books are popular in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the major course ware in preparing for campus placement in India.

He has obtained his B.E. from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur. His current affiliations include being Director of KICIT a training company and KSET both based in Nagpur.

Dr. Yatindra Nath Singh

Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Dr. Y.N. Singh currently works as a Professor in Electrical Engineering Dept. and as Associate Dean, Digital Infrastructure and Head, Computer Centre at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He specializes in the field of networking, telecom, switching, embedded systems, embedded systems, distributed software systems, e-learning systems, p2p software systems design.

He beholds many prestigious awards to his name both as a scholarly academician and researcher. He has been awarded with IEEE R10 award for major educational innovation - 2014. He has received AICTE Young Teacher Award in 2002-03. He is currently working on various government projects and has already served as PI or CO-PI to many government and industrial projects in past.

Dr. Parag Kulkarni

Founder CEO and Chief Scientist, iknowlation Research Labs, India

Dr. Parag Kulkarni has been visiting professor/researcher at technical and B-schools of repute including IIM, Masaryk University – Brno, COEP Pune. He holds PhD from IIT Kharagpur, Management education from IIM Kolkata. UGSM Monarch Business School – Switzerland conferred higher doctorate - DSc on him for his contribution towards innovation and knowledge management. His work on Systemic Machine Learning is published in the form of book published by IEEE Press/Wiley - “Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning for Decision Making”. Parag has published numerous articles, 200+ research papers. He did extensive research in Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems and contributed to many AI based products.

Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti

Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology,
University of Calcutta, India

Professor Amlan Chakrabarti at present is the Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the Director of the A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology, University of Calcutta. He has done his Doctoral research on Quantum Computing and related VLSI design at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 2004-2008. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the prestigious School of Engineering, Princeton University, USA during 2011-2012. He is the recipient of BOYSCAST fellowship award in the area of Engineering Science from the Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India in 2011. Dr. Chakrabarti has held Visiting positions at the Lincoln University College Malaysia in 2015, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Kharagpur in August 2014, University of Bremen Feb. 2014, GSI Helmohltz research laboratory Germany in Nov-Dec 2010 and at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York State University at Buffalo, U.S.A. during Sept-Oct., 2007.

Prof. Vishnu Pendyala

Silicon Valley, USA

Vishnu Pendyala is currently working in the Silicon Valley, USA for the past two decades. He is a Technical Leader with Cisco. His research topics are Veracity of Big Data using Machine Learning and other techniques. Vishnu Pendyala is a Senior Member of IEEE and Computer Society of India, with over two decades of software experience with industry leaders like Cisco, Synopsys, Informix (now IBM), and Electronics Corporation of India Limited. He holds BE(CSE), MBA(Fin.), and MS(Comp. Eng.) degrees from Indian and U.S. universities and is currently a PhD candidate at Santa Clara University.. He served as an Area Governor with Toastmasters International and received the Distinguished Toastmaster, Area Governor of the Year, and Silver Scribe awards. He is on the executive council of CSI SIGDBA and is the founding editor of its newsletter, Visleshana. He is currently authoring a book titled “Veracity of Big Data” to be published by Apress / Springer.

Prof. Dharm Singh

Professor of Computer Science,
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Professor Dharm Singh received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, MLSU, India and Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Thapar University, India. He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science of Namibia's University of Science and Technology. His interests span the areas of multimedia communications, wireless technologies, mobile communication systems, video transmission over wired-wireless networks, Network security, Internet of things and ICTs Applications. He has been the recipient of more than 14 prestigious awards, such as Distinguished Academic Achievement, Eminent Engineering Personality, Significant Contribution –National level , Best Technical Staff, Outstanding Services, IEI Fellow, Senior Member IEEE and Distinguished ACM Speaker. He currently serves as an ACM Distinguished Speaker, Member of Computer Engineering Division Board, The Institution of Engineers (India).

Dr. Madhusudan Singh

Research Professor, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, South Korea

Dr. Madhusudan Singh received his Bachelor and Master’s degree in computer application from VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur in 2003 and UP Technical University, Lucknow, in 2006, respectively. He did his M. Tech degree in IT with specialization in Software Engineering from IIIT-Allahabad, India in 2008 and Ph.D. degree in Ubiquitous IT from Dongseo University, Busan South Korea in Feb. 2012. He worked as a Senior Engineer (R&D) at Samsung Display, Ghieung, South Korea, from March 2012 – March 2016. Since June 2016, he has been a Research Professor, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University Global Campus- Songdo, Yeonsu –Gu Incheon, South Korea. He is the author of more than 35 research papers and 10 patents. His research interest in the field of Automotive Cyber Security, Intelligent Vehicles, Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Communication and Internet of Things.