Jagannath Nayak

J. Subiram

Srinivas Koduri

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.

Valérie Renaudin

Valérie Renaudin is a Professor at Gustave Eiffel University, France. She obtained an MSc degree in Geomatics Eng. in 1999, and a PhD in Computer, Communication, and Information Sciences at EPFL in 2009. She was Technical Director of the Swissat company in Switzerland, where she developed real-time positioning solutions based on a permanent global network of satellite navigation systems (GNSS), and Senior Research Associate at the University of Calgary, Canada. She currently heads the Geopositioning Laboratory (GEOLOC) at the Gustave Eiffel University in France, where she has built a team specializing in the positioning and navigation of travellers. Her research focuses on indoor/outdoor navigation methods and systems using GNSS, as well as inertial and magnetic data, especially for pedestrians to improve sustainable personal mobility. She founded the nav4you company in 2021 developing location-based services for the safety of firefighters in intervention, defence and underground activities. She is the Editor in Chief of the new open access IEEE journal of Indoor and Seamless Positioning and Navigation (J-ISPIN) that she launched in 2022. She is also a member of the steering committee of the international conference “Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation”. Valérie Renaudin has received several awards including a Marie Curie European grant for the smartWALK project.

Giorgio Metta

Giorgio Metta is the Scientific Director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). He holds a MSc cum laude (1994) and PhD (2000) in electronic engineering both from the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2002, Giorgio was postdoctoral associate at the MIT AI-Lab. He was previously with the University of Genoa and from 2012 to 2019 Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Plymouth (UK). He was member of the board of directors of euRobotics aisbl, the European reference organization for robotics research. Giorgio Metta served as Vice Scientific Director of IIT from 2016 to 2019. He coordinated IIT’s participation into two of the Ministry of Economic Development Competence Centers for Industry 4.0 (ARTES4.0, START4.0). He was one of the three Italian representatives at the 2018 G7 forum on Artificial Intelligence and, more recently, one of the authors of the Italian Strategic Agenda on AI. Giorgio coordinated the development of the iCub robot for more than a decade making it de facto the reference platform for research in embodied AI. Currently, there are more than 40 robots reaching laboratories as far as Japan, China, Singapore, Germany, Spain, UK and the United States. Giorgio Metta research activities are in the fields of biologically motivated and humanoid robotics and, in particular, in developing humanoid robots that can adapt and learn from experience. Giorgio Metta is author of more than 300 scientific publications. He has been working as principal investigator and research scientist in about a dozen international research as well as industrial projects.

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.

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/prasantmisra/

Navakanta Bhat

Navakanta Bhat received his B.E. in Electronics and Communication from SJCE, University of Mysore in 1989, M.Tech. in Microelectronics from I.I.T. Bombay in 1992 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA in 1996. Then he worked at Motorola’s Networking and Computing Systems Group under Advanced Products R&D Lab (APRDL) in Austin, TX until 1999. At Motorola he worked on logic technology development and he was responsible for developing high performance transistor design and dual gate oxide technology for PowerPC microprocessors. He joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1999 where he is currently the Dean of Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Professor at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE). His current research is focused on Nanoelectronics device technology, Biosensors for point of care diagnostics and Gas sensors for pollution monitoring. He has 300 research publications in international journals and conferences and 32 patents of which 12 are granted in the US. He was instrumental in creating the National Nanofabrication Centre (NNfC) at IISc, Bangalore, benchmarked against the best university facilities in the world. He has served as the Chair of NNfC administration committee (2010 – 2015) and Chair of CeNSE (2016-2020).

He is an elected Fellow of IEEE, INAE, INSA, and NASI. He has received the Young Engineer Award (2003) from the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Swarnajayanti fellowship (2005) from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Prof. Satish Dhavan award (2005) from the Govt. of Karnataka. He is also the recipient of IBM Faculty award 2007 and Outstanding Research Investigator award (2010) from DAE. For his translational research work, he has received Dr. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship (2018), Prof. Rustum Choksi award for Excellence in Engineering Research (2017), Nina Saxena Technology Excellence award (2018), NASI Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee award (2018) and BIRAC Innovator award (2018), Distinguished Alumnus award IIT Bombay (2022). He has also received the prestigious Infosys Prize (2018) for his contributions in Engineering and Computer Science category.

Since 2016, he has been member of the Board of Governors IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). At present he is also the Vice President Educational Activities, IEEE EDS. He was the Chair of IEEE EDS Nanotechnology technical committee (2017-2019). He was the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, (2013-2015), and the chief-editor of the IEEE TED special issue on “2D Materials for Electronic, Optoelectronic and Sensors”. He is also a member of committee for Semiconductors, of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). He was the founding chair of the IEEE Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits society, Bangalore chapter which was recognized as the Outstanding Chapter of the Year by the IEEE SSC society (2003) and IEEE EDS society (2005). He was the technical program chair for the International Conference on VLSI design and Embedded Systems (2007) and co-General chair of the International conference on Emerging Electronics (2012). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

He was the Chair of the Human Resource Development and Infrastructure committee of the National Program on Micro and Smart Systems. He was the member of the committee set up by the Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India to recommend strategies to develop semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem in India. He is currently the Chair of Vision Group on Nano Technology (VGNT) of Government of Karnataka.

He is the founder and promoter of a startup company, PathShodh Healthcare Pvt Ltd (www.pathshodh.com). Based on his group’s research in biosensors, PathShodh has developed the first of its kind multi-analyte point-of-care diagnostic device for multiple chronic diseases including diabetes and its complications, anemia and malnutrition, kidney and liver diseases and COVID-19 antibodies. For this technology, PathShodh has received multiple recognitions : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Industrial Innovation Award 2017, for the most promising start-up and CII Grand Jury Award for Innovation, 2017; Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence award, 2017 for the best start-up of the year; Design Impact award for Social change by Titan.

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 SmatMe.io, 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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