Thilo Sauter


Khuushi is a PhD. scholar at the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. She is currently the treasurer of IEEE IISC Nanotechnology and Sensor Council. Her research primarily focuses on understanding heterogeneous surfaces, multi-scale droplet generation and its applications. She completed her master’s in VLSI design and nanotechnology, from Visvesvaraya National Institute of technology (VNIT), Nagpur.

Shubhangi Bhardwaj

Shubhangi Bhardwaj is a research scholar at the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. She is currently the chair of IEEE IISC Nanotechnology and Sensor Council. Her active engagement with the council was recognized by IEEE IISc and the Bangalore Section in the form of the “Best Officer Award 2021”. Her research primarily focuses on understanding device architecture, nanofabrication process flow design and its optimization, interfaces, and its impact on device physics, specific to photovoltaics. Her strength lies in optoelectronic characterization. She completed her master’s in energy from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati where she also received the Young Scientist Award for the year 2018.

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.

Amit Kumar

A DNA Forensics Professional, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Bioinformatician and an IEEE Volunteer. In 2005 he founded the first Private DNA Testing Company Bio Axis DNA Research Centre (P) Ltd in Hyderabad, India with an US Collaborator. He has vast experience of training 1000+ Crime investigation officers and helped 750+ Criminal and non-criminal cases to reach justice by offering analytical services in his laboratory. His group also works extensively on Genetic Predisposition risk studies of cancers and has been helping many cancer patients from 2012 to fight and win the battle against cancer. Amit was member of IEEE Strategy Development and Environmental Assessment committee (SDEA) of IEEE MGA. He is senior member of IEEE and has been a very active IEEE Volunteer at Section, Council, Region, Technical Societies of Computational Intelligence and Engineering in Medicine and Biology and at IEEE MGA levels in several capacities. He has driven a number of IEEE Conferences, Conference leadership programs, Entrepreneurship development workshops, Innovation and Internship related events. Amit was Chairman of IEEE Hyderabad section in 2020 and He was visiting Professor at SJB Research Foundation till 2020. He was awarded the prestigious IEEE MGA Achievement award in 2020 for the outstanding contributions at Section, Council and Region levels. Currently He is member of IEEE MGA Nominations and Appointments committee and Chairman of IEEE Region 10 Section Chapter committee. He was winner of IEEE MGA Achievement award and IEEE India council outstanding volunteer award in 2020.

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).

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