Thilo Sauter

Thilo Sauter received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. Until 2003, he led the Factory Communications Group at the Institute of Computer Technology. From 2004 to 2013, he was the Founding Director of the Institute for Integrated Sensor Systems at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2013, he has been with the Department of Integrated Sensor Systems at the Danube University Krems, Austria, and a tenured Associate Professor for automation technology at TU Wien since 2014. His expertise and research interests include embedded systems and integrated circuit design, smart sensors, and automation and sensor networks with a focus on real-time, security, interconnection, and integration issues relevant to cyberphysical systems and the Internet of Things in various application domains such as industrial and building automation, smart manufacturing, or smart grids. He is author of more than 400 scientific publications and has held leading positions in renowned IEEE conferences.

Dr. Sauter is the Vice President of the Austrian Association for Instrumentation, Automation, and Robotics, member of the Board of the Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Senior AdCom Member of the IES, and Treasurer of the IEEE Austria Section. He is currently Vice-President for Publications of the IES and past Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Electronics Magazine. He is an IEEE Fellow and has been involved in the standardization of industrial communication systems for more than 25 years.

Prasant Misra

Dr. Prasant Misra is a senior scientist with TATA Consultancy Services – Research, where he works on intelligent cyber-physical systems for smart mobility. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2012; and completed his postdoc from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Stockholm in 2013. His experience spans across various aspects of mobile sensing and computing. His current research interest is in operations research and decision science for applications in electric mobility management.

He has worked in different roles and capabilities for Keane Inc. (now a unit of NTT Data Corporation), CSIRO (Australia), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has received several recognitions for his work, of which it is noteworthy to mention the: MIT TR35 India (“Top 10 Innovators under the age of 35 in India”) in 2017; ERCIM “Alain Bensoussan” and “Marie Curie” Fellowship in 2012; Australian Government’s AusAID “Australian Leadership Awards” in 2008.

Prasant is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Bangalore Chapter; Vice-Chair (Industry Engagements) of IEEE Bangalore Section; executive committee member of the COMSNETS Association. He is the Chair of the technical subcommittee for IoT, FutureSkills Prime (a joint initiative between MeitY and NASSCOM on e-learning). He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communications Magazine as Series Editor of Internet of Things; Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal as Area Editor; and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine as Associate Editor. He is the Founding Chair of the IMOBILE ACM Chapter (the India chapter of ACM SIGMOBILE). He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.


Antonio Puliafito

Antonio Puliafito is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. His interests include parallel and distributed systems, networking, IoT, Cloud computing, advanced analytical modeling techniques. He regularly acts as a referee for the European Community since 1998. He contributed to the development of the software tools WebSPN, ArgoPerformance and Stack4Things. He co-authored the text entitled “Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems”, edited by Kluwer. From 2006 to 2008 he acted as the technical director of the Project 901, winner of the CISCO innovation award. He actively contributed to the success of the TriGrid VL and PI2S2 projects. He has been working in several EU funded projects such as: Reservoir, Vision Cloud, CloudWave, Beacon, Frontier Cities. He was also the main investigator of the Italian PRIN2008 research project Cloud@Home, to combine cloud and volunteer computing. He acted as scientific coordinator of the PON 2007-2013 SIGMA project on using cloud computing to manage severe risk phenomena. He is coordinating the #SmartME crowdfunding initiative to develop a smart city framework in the city of Messina. He is the co-founder of, a startup working on the integration of cloud and IoT in smart cities contexts. He leads the Toolsmart project to enhance re-using of smart city solutions in the cities of Turin, Padua, Lecce and Syracuse. He is currently the Director of the CINI Italian Lab on Smart Cities and Communities.

Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Biography: Subhas holds a B.E.E. (gold medalist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 31 years of teaching, industrial and research experience.
Currently he is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Mechatronics etc. He has supervised over 55 postgraduate students and over 150 Honours students. He has examined over 75 postgraduate theses.

He has published over 450 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written ten books and sixty two book chapters and edited eighteen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty five books with Springer-Verlag and thirty two journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 412 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures.

He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India). He is a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal. He is also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements and IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (RBME). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2022. He chairs the IEEE Sensors Council NSW chapter.

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Dipankar Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay is a B.Sc in Chemistry and B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University. After completion of M.Tech from the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, he served ANSYS – Fluent India Private Limited for more than 3 years as a CFD Engineer before completing PhD from IIT Kanpur. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and served as Head at the Centre for Nanotechnology & School of Health Sciences and Technology at IIT Guwahati. He has also served as visiting faculty at Yeungnam Univerisity at South Korea under the WCU Program, and KTH Sweden under the Erasmus Mundus program.

His research areas encompass Thin film Dynamics, Soft-matter Physics, Liquid Crystals and Smart Materials, Droplet and Digital Microfluidics, Health Care Point-of-Cater-Testing Devices, MEMS Theranostics, Microrheology, Clean energy, Harvesting, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Stability and Instability of Fluidic systems, Complex
Fluids, Microrheology, among others.

He has authored ~130 research publications in the international journals and has filed 21 Indian and 9 international patents so far. He is also one of the PIs of “Centre for Excellence on the Research and Development of Nanoelectronic Theranostic Devices”,
“Centre for Excellence in Disruptive Innovations & Product Development for Affordable Rural Healthcare”, and BioNEST at IIT Guwahati. He delivered Prof. C. V. Seshadri Memorial Distinguished Lecture 2020, IIT Kanpur. He is the recipient of NCL’s Prof. K
Venkataraman CHEMCON Award in CHEMCON 2016. He and his group at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the recipients of Gandhian Young Technology award 2016 and 2019, BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Award 2017 and 2021. He is a nominated member of American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Suphiya Khan

Dr Suphiya Khan is an Associate Professor and Founder of spin out company Drumlins Water Technologies Pvt Ltd at Banasthali Vidyapith which is the world largest residential NAAC A++ Women University. She is the recipient of many national and international awards includingNational Academy of Science (NASI) Reliance Platinum Jubilee Award 2021, TIE-BIRAC WInER award 2019, Women transforming India Award 2019 by NITI Ayog, Chevening Research Science and Innovation Policy (CRISP) fellowship from University of Oxford,TIE Women Runner up Rajasthan, Wonder women in STEM award for contribution in Science and Innovation, Water Digest Award 2021 for Women contribution in water sector, DBT-Research Associateship, Young Scientist award, ICAR, Recognition award for research and teaching.DST Rajasthan awarded her for commendable work in Science and Technology.Having demonstrated excellent leadership skills in managing the scientific (UGC, DST), Innovation (BIG-BIRAC project), multidisciplinary DST, Low-cost renewable energy driven (LCRED), societal and institutional projects (Centre for Excellence COE) in water research and innovation. Her story released as a women Entrepreneur leading change in India by NITI AYOG through Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. She is a passionate teacher of having 17 years of teaching experience of UG and PG classes, more than 87 research publications, 5 books and 7 patents to her credit Her vision is to translate my research work into affordable, water purification technologies and products.

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