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Keynote/ Invited Speakers:

Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2020

Plenary Session Talk 1: Ph.D Pursuing Areas

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Dr. D. P. Kothari, IEEE Fellow, Former Vice Chancellor, VIT Vellore, Former Director i/c IIT Delhi, Approved Margadashak Fellow, AICTE, India, currently serving as Director Research, Wainganga College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur, Maharastra, India. Dr. D. P. Kothari obtained his BE (Electrical) in 1967, ME in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1975 from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. He was visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, during 1982-83 and 1989. He was also NSF Fellow at Perdue University, USA in 1992. He taught at Melbourne University Australia for one semester in 1989. Dr. Kothari, who is a recipient of the most Active Researcher Award, has published and presented 812 research papers in various national as well as international journals, conferences, guided 50 Ph.D scholars and 68 M. Tech students, and authored 50 books in various allied areas. He has delivered several keynote addresses and invited lectures at both national and international conferences. He has also delivered 42 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 40,000 hits!

Dr. Kothari is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), Fellow IEEE ,Hon. Fellow ISTE and Fellow IETE. His many awards include the National Khosla Award for Lifetime Achievements in Engineering (2005) from IIT, Roorkee. The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India has bestowed the UGC National Swami Pranavandana Saraswati Award (2005) in the field of education for his outstanding scholarly contributions. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) conferred by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution to the areas of educational planning and administration. He received Excellent Academic Award at IIT Guwahati by NPSC-2014. In past, he has received 6 Life Time Achievement awards by various agencies on 19th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 20th March and 25th March 2016, respectively. On 20th April 2016 he received ‘Living Legend’ Award in Chennai Conference. Currently, he is also chairman board of governors of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Tehri, Uttarakhand, India.



Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2020

Plenary Session Talk 2: Big Data in Life Science


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Dr. Himanshu Mazumdar, Senior member IEEE, currently Professor and Head R&D Center, D.D. University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India, has over 41 years of extensive experience in Airborne and Ground based instrumentation in Rocket, Satellite, Space Shuttle, Radio Telescope, Infrared Telescope, Industrial Automation, Process Control, Robotics, Communication, Signal and Image processing projects, Analog, Digital, Embedded Controller, Power Electronics and PC based Systems. Has working experience in Networking, Virtual Instrumentation, Fuzzy and Neuro-controller design, Electronic Fabrication and testing of space qualified systems, have worked in important mission NASA’s Space Shuttle, Indian Space Research Organization and Space Missions in University College London. He has worked as a Former, Director Research and Development, Axiom Technologies International, Woodland Hills , CA, Director Research and Development, Defense Training & Technologies, Champaign, IL, Chairman Computational Services, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India



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Dr. Mohit P. Tahiliani is currently working as an Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal, Karnataka, India. He did his B.E and M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka, INDIA and Ph.D in area of TCP from NIT, Karnataka, India. His areas of research interest include Computer Networks and Storage Technology. Published 40 research papers, written several book and book chapter in area of computer networks. He worked with the development team of network simulation ns-3 and contributed new modules to it, and also enhance the features of existing ones.



Date: Friday, 27 March, 2020, Timing: 10 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.

Invited Session: IoT: Emergence of Intelligent Cloud & Secure Large Scale IoT Deployments

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Mr. Sombabu Gunithi is currently working as Technical Manager & IoT Solution Architect at Einfochips, an Arrow Company, has overall 14 years of professional experience. Mr. Sombabu obtained his M.Tech from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, B. Tech from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and Certification in Immersive Visualization @ Center of Higher Learning, John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA, USA