Prof. S N Singh
IEEE R10 Conference and Technical Seminar (Coordinator)
MMM Technical University, Gorakhpur, India
Prof S. N. Singh obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. Presently, he is a Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Before joining IIT Kanpur as Associate Professor, Dr Singh worked with UP State Electricity Board as Assistant Engineer from 1988 to 1996, with Rookree University (Now IIT Rookree) as Assistant Professor from 1996 to 2000 and with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2002. Dr Singh received several awards including Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Prof Singh is receipt of Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2005, 2007) and Otto-monsted Fellowship of Denmark (2009-10).His research interests include power system restructuring, FACTS, power system optimization & control, security analysis, wind power, etc. Prof Singh is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) India, a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). Recently he received 2013 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Award in Continuing Education which is very prestigious award, first time won by a person of R10 region (Asia-Pacific).
Prof Singh has published more than 370 papers in International/national journals/conferences. He has also written two books one on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution and second is Basic Electrical Engineering, published by PHI, India.
Dr Singh was Chairman, IEEE UP Section for 2013 and 2014, and presently, he is IEEE Region 10 Conference and Technical Seminar Coordinator 2015-16.
Prof. David Asirvatham
Faculty of Build Environment, Engineering, Technology and Design (FBEETD)
Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Title: Artificial Intelligence, The game changer for Big Data
Dr. David Asirvatham is currently the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Build Environment, Engineering, Technology and Design, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Director for the Centre of Information Technology at University of Malaya. He has held numerous posts such the Associate Dean for Faculty of Information Technology (Multimedia University), Project Manager for the Multimedia and IT Infrastructure Development for a university campus (US$14 million), Finance Committee for Multimedia University, SAP Advisory Council, Consultant for e-University Project and many more. Dr. David completed his Ph.D. from Multimedia University, M.Sc. (Digital System) from Brunel University (U.K.), and B.Sc. (Hons) Ed. and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from University of Malaya. He has been lecturing as well as managing ICT projects for the past 30 years. His area of expertise will include Neural Network, E-Learning, ICT Project Management, Multimedia Content Development and recently he has done some work on Big Data Analytics and AI.
At the national level, he was the Chairman, ICT Human Capital Development for 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (Prime Minister’s Office), Secretary for the Artificial Intelligence Society Malaysia, Country Representative for the Asia E-learning Network (AEN) based in Japan, Steering Committee Member for the Implementation of E-Learning for Malaysian Public Sector, and Member of the Malaysian Grid for Learning’s (MyGfL) Standards Expert Group (SEG), 2003-2004.
At International level, he worked on various ICT Projects and e-learning Workshops in South Africa, Sudan, Iran, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, Maldives, Bangladesh (World Bank Project), UAE, India and Brunei.
On Research, currently he hold two Research Grants: (a) Newton Grant (RM800,000) and (b) Taylor’s University Grant for Travel Behavior Analytics (RM300,000). He is also leads the Data Analytics, Modelling and Visualisation Research Cluster at the university.
Prof. Hussain Mahdi
College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Iraq
Prof. Hussain Mahdi is from Malaysia Section, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He is Post-doctoral in electrical engineering at Electronic Department, National University of Malaysia. He is IEEE Region 10 Young Professional Committee South-East Asia coordinator (2017-2018),IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian activities committee (2017-2018), IEEE PES Young Professional Committee academic lead (2017-2018) IEEE IAS Chapters Area Chair, R10 Southeast Asia, Australia and Pacific (2018-2019), and IEEE WIE outreach committee 2018.
During serving under IEEE he won the Student Leadership Award 2014 & 2015 from UKM, IEEE Malaysia student leadership award 2015, Best Social Activity Award 2015, IEEE Malaysia Section Outstanding Student Volunteer Award 2015, 2016 DARREL CHONG AWARD winner Silver category for project entitled Asian School on Renewable Energy, and winner Bronze category for project entitled Flood Relief Missions ,IEEE MGA Young Professional Achievement Award 2016, and 2018 Young Professionals Hall of fame Award for IEEE PES Young Professionals committee.
CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Title: New Frontiers in Cloud and Edge/Fog Computing for Big Data & Internet-of-Things Applications
Abstract: Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are commoditised and delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. Several computing paradigms have promised to deliver this utility computing vision. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of “computing utilities” into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software (application) as services, which are made available as subscription-based services in a pay-as-you-go model to consumers. Cloud application platforms need to offer (1) APIs and tools for rapid creation of elastic applications and (2) a runtime system for deployment of applications on geographically distributed computing infrastructure in a seamless manner.
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening up opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities. The emerging Fog computing paradigm is extends Cloud computing model to edge resources for latency sensitive IoT applications.
This keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog(Edge)-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications in engineering, and health care, satellite image processing, and smart cities on elastic Clouds; and (f) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with pathways for future research in Cloud and Fog computing.
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor 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 has authored over 650 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. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=125, g-index=271, 80,000+ citations). He is named in the recent Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomson Reuters) Highly Cited Researchers and “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for three consecutive years since 2016. Dr. Buyya is recognized as Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing.
Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya’s leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Manjrasoft’s Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received “Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award”. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established ~50 years ago.
Ram Tiwari Chair Professor
Associate Dean for Student Activities (ADSA)
Chairman, Institute of Engineers (India), Kanpur Local center
Professor in Charge, Innovation and Incubation
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Design Program
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Title: Design Thinking
Abstract: Designing is an obvious characteristic of human beings. We as an individual or working in a group design and create a wide spectrum of artifacts to fulfill our needs. As those needs may vary from system to system and also when people contemplate on the already created artifacts, so refinements or even revisions are made to the artifacts. Sometimes completely new kinds of artifacts or products are conceived and made. The world is therefore full of tools, utensils, machines, buildings, furniture, clothes, software and many other things that human beings apparently need or want in order to make their lives better.
This dynamic world feeds upon the innovations that could bring revisions to already available artifacts or create a new completely new artifact that will disrupt the whole market. Design thinking is the tool to create such innovations. Design Thinking is a systematic process of thinking which empowers even the most traditional thinker to develop new, innovative solutions to the problem at hand. Design thinking is a tool to create artifacts by developing thorough understanding of the people and problems you are creating for and empowers you to create and solve at entirely different pace than conventional methodologies.
Dr. J. Ramkumar is currently working as a Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. His specialization includes Micro / Nano-Fabrication and finishing, Nano Composites and Tribology. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals.
Dr. J. Ramkumar has done his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2003 with Thesis Title: Multimode techniques for defect constrained drilling of GFRP composites. Previously he completed M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2000 and B.E. from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, (India) in 1996.
Dr. J. Ramkumar received various awards in their field as Award of Excellence by Indian Technology Congress, NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India, Bestowed upon Honorary Professor at Amity Institute of Information Technology, U.P., Outstanding Scientist for the contribution and achievement in the field of mechanical engineering.Venue:International Foundation, India.
His research interest includes Micro Electric Discharge Milling, Micro Electro Chemical Milling, Excimer Laser micro machining, Abrasive flow finishing, Magnetic abrasive finishing, Fabrication of composites, Machining of composites, wheel chair development – stair case climbing.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. Kar is Associate Professor in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in the area of Information Systems, Department of Management Studies. He is also associated with the Bharti School of Telecom and the CoE in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance in IIT Delhi. He teaches subjects like Predictive Analytics, Data Science, Digital Marketing, IT Consulting, Digital Payments and Management of ICTs. He is/has been the Chairman / Coordinator of different administrative portfolios like Corporate Relations, Placements, Smart Office Automation, Doctoral Improvement Programme, Faculty Recruitment, Post Doctoral Fellow recruitment, etc. He has also offered consultancy and advisory services to multiple Multinational Private Enterprises and PSU / Ministries under the Government of India.
Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has taught in IIM – Rohtak as Assistant Professor(v) for 2 years. In IIM Rohtak, he has held multiple administrative responsibilities as the Chair / Faculty in Charge / Committee Member of departments like Research, Projects, Admissions(CAT), Placements, PGP Executive committee, PGP Committee, FPM Committee, Capital Purchases, etc. In the past, prior to joining academics, he has rich industry experience with Cognizant Business Consulting and IBM – India Research Laboratory. He has also provided his advisory expertise as a free-lance consultant for multiple multinational organizations, GoI organizations and start-up web-based ventures. He has also been a Visiting Professor in reputed National Institutes ( IIM L, A, IIFT).
His research has been published in multiple refereed international journals and has presented papers in several leading international management conferences. He has received multiple recognition and awards for his research / publications.
Dr. Vinay Rishiwal
Computer Science & Information Technology,
M. J. P. Rohilkhand University, India
Dr. VINAY RISHIWAL is currently working as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, M. J. P. Rohilkhand University , India. His research interests includes QoS Routing Issues in Advance Wireless Networks. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals.
Dr. VINAY RISHIWAL is the member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He /she has authored of many research articles/books related to QoS Routing Issues in Advance Wireless Networks.