Shiv Govind Singh

Shiv Govind Singh is Professor of and head of Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India. His multidisciplinary research Creative Heterogeneous Integration Process for Sensors and Systems (CHIPS Lab) group conducts highly impactful investigations in the area of nanotechnology: MEMS, 3D-IC, lab on a chip & Nano-Bio/Gas sensor. Prof. Singh has offered creative solutions to many of the most formidable challenges of micro/nano-electronics through his pioneering research. The crowning jewel of his research is the development of a device for detection of COVID-19. He has developed India’s first electronic RNA test kit for COVID-19 detection and is already validated by ICMR partners institute CCMB Hyderabad. It is already under process of manufacturing.

This invention attracted applauds and accolades from erudite experts in the arena of nanotechnology and earned him the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award/Medal from The President of India. INAE Innovative Student Best Thesis Award 2018 has also been conferred upon the PhD student working on this project.

Another very important research contribution is the development of a device for ascertaining milk purity named “Raj-Hansh” after the mythical bird capable of distinguishing between milk and water.

Prof. Singh not only initiated and established 3D IC research in India but also achieved numbers of milestones therein. His technology has been licensed by Solid Block Pvt. Limited for commercialisation.

INAE Search-cum-Selection Expert Committee has selected Prof Singh for the conferment of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2020. This selection is in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of Bio/Sensors, 3D IC, MEMS/NEMS and Lab on Chip as well as his contribution in the growth of the engineering profession in the country.

Prof Singh was visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University, USA in 2012 and Visiting Assistant professor at IIT Bombay in 2011.

Prof. Singh is the editorial board member of two highly reputed journals – Nature Scientific Reports. He is a core member of many committees at the national and International committee. He has more than 225 peer reviewed publications including several invited papers and reviews in various journals of repute and 10 patents.

L.S. Shashidhara

Prof. L S Shashidhara is Professor of Biology at IISER Pune and at Ashoka University. He specializes in Genetics, Developmental Biology and Cancer biology. Prof Shashidhara is the President of the International Union of Biological Sciences and Associate Member of European Molecular Biology Organization.

Prof Shashidhara has facilitated training of more than 10,000 school and undergraduate teachers in adopting inquiry-based teaching methods. He is steering an international project on Climate Change Education.

Prosenjit Sen

Prosenjit Sen received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2007. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA till 2010. During his term at UCLA he developed various droplet based MEMS devices. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at Innovative Micro Technology (Santa Barbara) first as a Process Development Engineer and then as a Program Manager. At IMT he was instrumental in development of wafer-level low-temperature hermetic packaging technology and thru silicon via technology for MEMS applications. Since Feb-2013 he has joined Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Science(IISc) as an Assistant Professor. He is recipient of the Institute Silver Medal at IIT Kharagpur.

Solmaz Kia

Solmaz S. Kia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine (UCI). She has a joint appointment with the Computer Science Department of UCI. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCI, in 2009, and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2004 and 2001, respectively. She was a senior research engineer at SySense Inc., El Segundo, CA from Jun. 2009-Sep. 2010. She held postdoctoral positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego and UCI. She was the recipient of UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2012-2014. She is also a recipient of the 2017 NSF CAREER award. Dr. Kia is a senior member of IEEE and serves as associate editor for IEEE Sensors Letters, and also Automatica, A Journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control. Dr. Kia’s main research interests, in a broad sense, include nonlinear control theory, distributed optimization/coordination/estimation, and probabilistic robotics.

Chih-Chieh Hung

Chih-Chieh Hung (Member, IEEE) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Management Information System, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. He has published some papers in several prestigious conferences, such as IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), and ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (ACM CIKM) and prestigious journals (e.g., IEEE TKDE, IEEE SMC, and VLDB J.). His research interests include data mining, mobile and pervasive computing, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award in ACM Workshop on location-based social network 2009.

Danda Rawat

Dr. Danda B. Rawat is the Associate Dean for Research & Grad Education in College of Engineering, a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Founding Director of the Howard University Data Science & Cybersecurity Center, Founding Director of DoD Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (CoE-AIML), Director of Cyber-security and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab, Graduate Program Director of Howard CS Graduate Programs and Director of Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Rawat is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning, big data analytics and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems (eHealth, energy, transportation), Internet-of-Things, multi domain operations, smart cities, software defined systems and vehicular networks. He has secured over $20 million in research funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US National Security Agency (NSA), US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD and DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, PayPal, Mastercard, Meta, BAE, Raytheon etc.) and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scientific Leadership Award in 2017, Provost’s Distinguished Service Award 2021, ​Researcher Exemplar Award 2019 and Graduate Faculty Exemplar Award 2019 from Howard University, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2017, Outstanding Research Faculty Award (Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity) at GSU in 2015, the Best Paper Awards (IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICII, IEEE DroneCom and BWCA) and Outstanding PhD Researcher Award in 2009. He has delivered over 50 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 200 scientific/technical articles and 11 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 100 international journals including the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Service Computing, Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Network Science and Engineering and Technical Editors of IEEE Network. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM and so on. He served as a technical program committee (TPC) member for several international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC, IEEE GreenCom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC and IEEE VTC conferences. He served as a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Savannah Section from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Rawat received the Ph.D. degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Rawat is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a member of ASEE and AAAS, and a Fellow of ​​the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2021- 2023).

JaeSeung Song

JaeSeung Song (Senior Member, IEEE, [email protected]) is an associate professor in the Computer&Information Security Department at Sejong University. He holds the position of Technical Plenary Vice Chair of the oneM2M global IoT standards initiative. Prior to his current position, he worked for NEC Europe Ltd. and LG Electronics in various positions. He received a Ph.D. at Imperial College London in the Department of Computing, United Kingdom. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Sogang University. His research interests span the areas of beyond 5G and 6G, AI/ML enabled network systems, software engineering, networked systems and security, with focus on the design and engineering of reliable and intelligent IoT/M2M platforms. He also holds leadership roles in several journals and conferences such as an associate editor of IEEE IoT Journal, an IoT series editor of IEEE Communications Standards Magazine and an IoT track chair of IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking.

Elena Bergamini

Elena Bergamini received the joint Ph.D. in Biongineering and Biomécanique et Ingénierie pour la Santé at the University of Bologna (Italy) and Arts et Métiers ParisTech (France) in 2011. Since 2011 she has been with the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, where she is currently Associate Professor. Her research concerns the development and application of methods for the quantification of persons’ motor function, both in clinical and sports contexts, with reference to the use of wearable magneto-inertial sensors. From 2017 to 2021 Elena has been secretary of the Directory Board of the Italian Society of Human Movement Analysis in Clinics (SIAMOC) and, since 2020, she is Chair of the Sensors for Biomechanics technical committee within the IEEE Italy Sensors Chapter.

Edith C. H. Ngai

Dr. Edith Ngai is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU in 2020, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Edith was a guest researcher at Ericsson Research Sweden in 2015-2017. Previously, She has conducted research in Imperial College London, Simon Fraser University, Tsinghua University, and UCLA. Her research interests include Internet-of-Things, machine learning, data analytics, and smart cities.

She was a VINNMER Fellow (2009) awarded by Swedish Governmental Research Funding Agency VINNOVA. Edith was a program chair of ACM womENcourage 2015 and a TPC co-chair of IEEE SmartCity 2015, IEEE ISSNIP 2015, and ICNC 2018 Network Algorithm and Performance Evaluation Symposium, and IEEE GreenCom 2022. She is an Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal and an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and IEEE Transactions of Industrial Informatics. Edith is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.

Edith was a project leader of the “Green IoT” project in Sweden in 2014-2017. The project developed an IoT solution and testbed in the city centre of Uppsala for monitoring air pollution. The “Green IoT” was an award winning project in the Faculty of Science of Engineering in Uppsala University in 2018. It was also named on IVA’s 100-list by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2020.

Thomas Thundat

Dr. Thomas Thundat is an Empire Innovation professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. He is also Distinguished Professor (honorary) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a Canada Excellence Research Chair professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2010-2017). He was a research group leader for Nanoscale Science and Devices Group, and a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) until 2010. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the
author of over 450 publications in refereed journals, 85 conference proceedings, 45 book chapters, and 45 US patents. He is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the SPIE, American Society of Biomedical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). His research is currently focused on developing new concepts in nanomechanical sensing, energy conversion, electrical energy transmission using single wire, and novel concepts for charge separation and storage.

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