Dr.Virendrakumar C. Bhavsar:
Faculty of Computer Science,University of New Brunswick,Fredericton, NB, Canada
Dr. Virendrakumar C. Bhavsar is an Honorary Research Professor, the founding Director of the Advanced Computational Laboratory
B.Eng. (Electronics and Telecommunications) from University of Poona, India, and the M.Tech. (Electrical Eng.)
Ph.D. (Electrical Eng.) degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
He was a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1974-83. Since 1983 he has been at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is the President of SAI Super and Intelligent Computer Systems, Inc., Fredericton, NB, Canada. He has been a consultant to industries in the areas of semantic web, semantic search and matchmaking, artificial intelligence and high performance computing.
He has been involved in organizing and leading high performance computing activities in Canada. He was an Executive Member of SUPERCAN and HPCnet and a founding member of the Board of Directors of C3.ca, Inc. Since 2005, he has co-led the ACEnet (Atlantic Computational Excellence Network) - a $30+ million high performance computing initiative in Atlantic Canada.
He is a member of ACM, IEEE and CIPS, and holds Information Systems Professional (ISP) designation from CIPS, Canada. He was the Vice-President of CIPS, Fredericton Section. He was the Chair, IEEE New Brunswick Section, Canada. He has conducted many professional courses for industries and research laboratories in USA, Canada and India. He has been involved in organizing many national and international conferences/workshops. He has co-organized a series of workshops on Grid, Cluster and Big Data Computing as a part of the International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposia (IPDPS).
He has published more than 160 research papers in journals, conference proceedings, as well as book chapters, and has edited four volumes. He co-led the bioinformatics component of the Canadian Potato Genomics project. Recently, he led the Province of New Brunswick component of the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet) – a $30+ million high performance computing initiative in Atlantic Canada. He has given numerous keynote talks at conferences and workshops around the world. Current areas of research include intelligent systems with applications in e-Business and e-Learning, semantic search and semantic matchmaking, natural language processing and deep learning
PROFESSOR SONIA AISSA:
Professor. Sonia Aïssa, PhD,Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1998.
five Best Paper Awards and the 2012 IEICE Best Paper Award.
Founding Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Montreal.
Sonia Aïssa received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1998. Since then, she has been with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT), University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada, where she is a Full Professor since 2010.
Professor Aïssa's research focuses on the analysis and design of wireless communication systems and networks. She authored over 280 papers, and received five Best Paper Awards and the 2012 IEICE Best Paper Award. She is recipient of the NSERC University Faculty Award and of the Quebec Government FQRNT Strategic Faculty Fellowship.
She is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Montreal. Her editorial activities include: Editor, IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., 2004-2012; and Technical Editor, IEEE Wireless Commun. Magazine, 2006-2010.
She currently serves as Technical Editor for the IEEE Commun. Magazine. Her service in conference organization includes acting as TPC Lead Chair or Cochair of the Wireless Communications Symposium of ICC four times, as Track Cochair in WCNC'07,
TPC Cochair of VTC-S'13, and Symposia Cochair of GC'14. Professor Aïssa is active in ComSoc Technical Committees, has been a member of GITC, the committee that oversees the technical content of ICC and GLOBECOM since 2011,and is a Distinguished Lecturer of ComSoc. She is serving as elected Member-at-Large of the ComSoc Board of Governors.
The DL resides in Montreal, Canada.
- Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Energy Harvesting Communication Networks
- Wireless Power Transfer
PROFESSOR MOHAMED-SLIM ALOUINI:
Professor. Mohamed-Slim Alouini , PhD,Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1998.
faculty member in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Mohamed-Slim Alouini (S'94, M'98, SM'03, F’09) (firstname.lastname@example.org) was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1998.
He served as a faculty member in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar before joining King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2009.
. At KAUST, Prof. Alouini leads the Communication Theory Lab (ctl.kaust.edu.sa) and his current research interests include the modeling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems.
The DL resides in Saudi Arabia.
- Addressing spectrum scarcity through optical wireless communications
- Pushing the envelope of wireless sensor networks
H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at University of Maryland, College Park in 1982 and then continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs in 1986.
His work moved to industry-oriented research in areas of interconnection, electronic packaging, reliability, and assembly in manufacturing, and then moved again to network management, network architecture and standards for both wireless and wireline networks.
He moved to academia as professor at University of Cape Town in 2004, and moved again to industry research as he joined Huawei Technologies in Dallas USA in 2007. His current research is in the 5G Wireless core network with software defined network and network virtualization.
Anthony is a Fellow of IEEE, a honorary professor at The University of Hong Kong, and an adjunct professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He contributes to Internet standards in IETF and IEEE802.21 standards, and he had chaired IEEE Standard 802.21c Task Group on Single Radio Handover Optimization.
He has authored/co-authored over 200 conference and journal papers, a research handbook, several book chapters, and over 20 US patents. He had delivered 8 conference keynotes and 40 conference tutorials / short courses. His talks attempt at bringing practical issues from the industry while also offering conceptual clarity to be of broader interest to the audience.
The DL resides in Texas, United States.
- 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Changes and Challenges
- Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization for Wireless Networks
- Distributed Mobility for Future Mobile Internet
- Role of Communication and Networking in Developing Countries and Digital Divide
Dr. SRI NIWAS SINGH:
FNAE, IET (UK), IE(I), IETE(I), SM IEEE(USA) JN Gupta
MD Gupta Chair Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (UP) - 208016.
INDIA Tel: +91-512-2597009, Fax: +91-512-25900
Website: - http://home.iitk.ac.in/~snsingh/downloads/cv.pdf
- Ranked 4rth in top researchers in Energy (2002- 2014) by DST New Delhi
- Appointed as IEEE R10 Conference and Technical Seminar Coordinator for 2016
- Indian National Academy of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award 2016
- Newton-Bhabha India UK Advanced Training School on Optimal Design and Control of Smart Community: New Ideas for off-grid Communities, Nov. 7-17, 2016 at IIT Gandhinagar
Working as Deputy General Manager (Electronics and Telecommunication) for implementation of IT projects with 25+ years of experience in planning, procurement and management of IT infrastructure (communication links, IT hardware, interaction with user and vendors) for the company. Worked on projects like real time monitoring of process data and online monitoring system as Project Coordinator and Project Manager.
- Humanitarian Technology Activities Chair
IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific)
- EXCOM Member
IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific)
Dr. AMIT KUMAR:
CEO & Chief Scientific Officer – BioAxis DNA Research Centre Pvt Ltd
Vice Chair – IEEE India Council (Technical and Professional Activities)
Convener- IEEE Region 10 Adhoc committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lead-IEEE Internships/Entrepreneurship Strategic subcommittee, MGA IEEE
Dr. Amit kumar is CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of BioAxis DNA Research Centre (BDRC) Pvt Ltd. He also serves as Vice Chair of Technical and Professional activities of IEEE India Council and Convenor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Skill Development AdHoc Committee at IEEE Region 10 and member of “Gaining Global Perspectives on Conferences and Events” Ad hoc Committee of IEEE. Academically Dr Kumar is Professor at SJB Research Foundation Bangalore and Editor of Springer Briefs on Forensic and Medical Bioinformatics (FMB). Amit was Secretary of IEEE Hyderabad Section from 2010-2012, Treasurer of IEEE Hyderabad section from 2012-2015, Chairman of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Hyderabad Section from 2010-2013. He is member of the reputed Neural Networks Technical Committee (NNTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
- Member- IEEE Region 10 SAC (2015)
- Treasurer- IEEE Hyderabad Section (2013-2015)
- Member- IEEE Ad hoc committee on “Gaining Global Perspectives on Conferences” (2015)
- Member- IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Corporate Engagement (2013)
- Chairman- Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Hyderabad Section (2009-2012)
- Secretary- IEEE Hyderabad Section (2011-2012)
- Chairman- Resource Development Committee, IEEE Hyderabad Section (2010)
- Research Associate – Infoscience Technologies Hyderabad (2009)
Professor. Sandip N.Jha, is the Founder Trustee of Sandip Foundation located in Nashik and Sijoul
He brings with him a rich academic experience of over 20 years and institutional presence across the length and breadth of India, with more than 500 locations across India
Dr. Sandip N. Jha started the study centres of Sikkim Manipal University from the year 2000 and continued it till 2009
In 2004, he collaborated with Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U.P. as an Academic Partner.
In the year 2003, Dr. Sandip N. Jha ventured into Distance Learning and Software arena.
Success comes to those, who work hard and stays with those, who don’t rest on the laurels of the past. A remarkable educationist and a social worker, Dr. Sandip N. Jha has been instrumental in shaping the successful future of thousands of students of India. He has single-handedly contributed towards transforming and developing many Indians from its rural pockets. As his remarkable journey gathered momentum, he has set standards, initiated trends and achieved many new milestones successfully. Over the years, he has made a mark for himself, but irrespective of his success and riches he continues to humbly develop his country and countrymen by educating and helping them.
He collaborated with the J.R.N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Udaipur, Rajasthan as a
Technical Consultant for all their programmes in distance education mode and set up a giant network
of more than 500 study centres across India. He also provided support to the Academic Council of J.R.N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Deemed University to draw up and revise the syllabus for the programmes. He also provided them all logistic support for smooth conduction of distance education programmes. From 2003 till date, he is the Coordinator of J.R.N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Deemed University, for all of its centers across India.
Since 2010, he became the Academic Partner for Karnataka State Open University and set up study
centers across India for their programmes in distance education mode, and is still running the network
of study centers efficiently.