Plenary Speaker




Dr. R.K. Shevgaonkar
FIEEE, FINAE, FNASc, FIETE, FOSI Professor Emeritus, EE, I.I.T., Bombay Former Director, IIT Delhi Former Vice Chancellor, University of Pune Former Vice Chancellor, Bennett University INDIA

Dr. Shevgaonkar has been an active researcher in the area of Electromagnetics, Optical communication, Image processing, Antennas, Microwaves, Radio astronomy etc. He has extensively published in international journals and conferences, and published with McGraw Hill Education a textbook namely Electromagnetic Waves, and a monograph on Transmission lines for Electrical Engineers. He has occupied leadership positions like Director IIT Delhi, Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, Vice Chancellor of Bennett University, and Deputy Director, Dean Resource Mobilization, Dean Student Affairs, Head Department of Electrical Engineering, Founder Head of Centre of Distance Engineering Education Program etc., at IIT Bombay. He is a Fellow of: IEEE, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, India, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Optical Society of India, Institution of Engineers, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, and Member of International Astronomical Union. He is a recipient of IEEE William E. Sayle Award for his Achievements in Engineering Education, IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award for his inspirational teaching, SN Mitra Memorial Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering for his contribution to electromagnetics, antenna and radio astronomy, Ram Lal Wadhwa Award of IETE for his outstanding contribution to Optical communication, VASVIK Award in ICT, and the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award of IIT Bombay. He has received the Education Leadership Award from Headlines Today, and Dewang Mehta Educational Excellence Award.


Keynote Speakers


Umesh Bellur


Prof. Umesh Bellur
Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Topic: Making FaaS Faster


Umesh Bellur holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA. He is a professor and Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. Mr. Bellur has worked with various organizations including TCSI Corp, Oracle Corp, Covad Comm. Corp, Collation Inc. in California and was a member of Technology Advisory Board for the SEBI, SBI, Clearing Corporation of India and NSDL. He is currently serving as director on Board of Central Depository Services (India) Limited. B.E. in Electronics Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, 1989 Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y., 1994. Current research interests revolve around virtualization and cloud computing where he is looking at problems in derivative clouds and serverless computing, VM provisioning, placement and migration. He is also looking into auto provisioning for Spark applications and distributed learning mechanisms as it relates to IoT applications. He has started dabbling in performance modeling of Blockchain and adaptive consensus in large scale distributed applications.


Abstract: The field of RF has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years. From being a technology that had its utilization mainly in Telecommunications and Radar applications, it is today the forefront technology for a myriad of biomedical applications. The market for biomedical applications is expanding and this in turn is constantly driving the demand for a plethora of RF products with smaller size, increased functionality and integration. As a consequence, recent years have seen rapid changes in RF techniques as well as technology. This trend is continuing enabling the use of increasingly higher RF frequencies with their inherent advantages of smaller component size and larger bandwidth. In particular, the use millimeter waves and sub-terahertz frequencies has opened up new opportunities in terms of development of non-invasive sensors for variety of biomedical applications including diagnostic and drug delivery systems.
The talk will cover some of the biomedical applications of RF, Microwave, Millimeter waves and sub-terahertz frequencies. Examples and use of body area networks, drug delivery systems, monitoring sensors, imaging to effectively detect breast cancer etc. will be presented. Use of millimeter waves for diagnostics and treatment of certain body parameter disorders will also be described. Finally, scope for future research in this important area will be briefly presented. painless diagnostic systems, vital body parameter monitoring, non-invasive blood glucose



Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Professor (HAG), Machine Intelligence Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Fellow IEEE

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay joined the Machine Intelligence Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute as a faculty member in 1999, after completing her PhD from the same Institute. She was the Director of the Institute from August 2015 to July 2020, and is currently on her second tenure as Director from September 2020 onwards. Sanghamitra has worked in various Universities and Institutes world-wide including in USA, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, China, Slovenia and Mexico, and delivered invited lectures in many more countries. She has received several awards and fellowships including the Bhatnagar Prize, Infosys award, TWAS Prize, DBT National Women Bioscientist Award (Young), INAE Silver Jubilee Prize, Young scientist/engineer medals of INSA, INAE and Science Congress, JC Bose Fellowship, Swarnajayanti Fellowship and Humboldt Fellowship. She is a Senior Associate of ICTP and Fellow of INSA, INAE, NASI and IEEE. She is currently a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India (PM-STIAC).
The current research interests of Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay include computational biology and bioinformatics, soft and evolutionary computation, pattern recognition and data mining. She has authored/co-authored more than 300 research article in international journals, conferences and book chapters, and published six authored and edited books from publishers like Springer, World Scientific and Wiley. She has also edited journals special issues in the area of soft computing, data mining, and bioinformatics.



Prof. Shiban K Koul
Emeritus Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Fellow IEEE


Shiban K Koul is an Emeritus Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has authored/co-authored 570 research Papers, 19 state-of-the art Books, 4 Book Chapters and 2 E-books. He holds 25 patents, 6 copyrights and one Trademark. He has guided 30 Ph.D. thesis and more than 120 Master’s theses. His research interests include RF MEMS, high frequency wireless communication, microwave engineering, microwave passive and active circuits, device modelling, millimetre and sub-millimetre wave IC design, body area networks, flexible and wearable electronics, medical applications of sub-terahertz waves and reconfigurable microwave circuits including miniaturized antennas. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of INAE and IETE.

He is the Chief Editor of IETE Journal of Research, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press. He served as a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of IEEE MTT-S for the period 2012-2014. He also served as Deputy Director (Strategy and Planning) at IIT Delhi from 2012-2016 and Mentor Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning, International affairs) at IIT Jammu from 2018-2021. He was the Chairman of Astra Microwave Products Limited, Hyderabad from 2009-2019 and Dr R.P. Shenoy Astra Microwave Chair Professor at IIT Delhi from 2014-2019. He has successfully Completed 151 major sponsored, consultancy and technology development projects.


Abstract: The field of RF has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years. From being a technology that had its utilization mainly in Telecommunications and Radar applications, it is today the forefront technology for a myriad of biomedical applications. The market for biomedical applications is expanding and this in turn is constantly driving the demand for a plethora of RF products with smaller size, increased functionality and integration. As a consequence, recent years have seen rapid changes in RF techniques as well as technology. This trend is continuing enabling the use of increasingly higher RF frequencies with their inherent advantages of smaller component size and larger bandwidth. In particular, the use millimeter waves and sub-terahertz frequencies has opened up new opportunities in terms of development of non-invasive sensors for variety of biomedical applications including diagnostic and drug delivery systems. The talk will cover some of the biomedical applications of RF, Microwave, Millimeter waves and sub-terahertz frequencies. Examples and use of body area networks, drug delivery systems, painless diagnostic systems, vital body parameter monitoring, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring sensors, imaging to effectively detect breast cancer etc. will be presented. Use of millimeter waves for diagnostics and treatment of certain body parameter disorders will also be described. Finally, scope for future research in this important area will be briefly presented.



Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder


Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. Since 2001, he serves as a Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and the Director of the Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronic Systems. He also serves as the President of NextWatt LLC since 2008. He has over 30 years of professional experience encompassing academia and leading industries. He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2020 and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2016 for distinguished contributions related to the field of multi-scale control and analysis of power-electronic systems. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) between 2016-2019 and serves as a Regional DL for the US Region since 2020. He has been serving as the Editor at Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics since 2019. He is the recipient of UIC’s highest awards: Distinguished Researcher of the Year (2020), Inventor of the Year (2014), University Scholar (2013). He is also the recipient of several IEEE awards, U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award (2005) and U.S. NSF CAREER Award (2003). He received several IEEE awards/honors including IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Paper Awards (2022, 2002) and Highlighted Papers (2022, 2018), IEEE Conference Best and Outstanding Paper Awards (2013, 2007), and IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award (2005).


Abstract: Power-electronic control and modeling have gone through fundamental shift in its approach with time slowly but surely replacing reduced-order- manifold-based approaches proposed decades back. With the revolution in embedded processors and advancements in multi-objective optimization, stability theory, hybrid systems, and communication/information theory, radically new multi-scale spatio-temporal approaches are being developed and implemented that are showing unprecedented promise for plurality of power-electronic applications and changing the mindset regarding the control and modeling of such hybrid dynamical switching-power systems. At the actuation level, the advent of rapid switching wide-bandgap devices is enabling the accelerated penetration of such next-generation controls across plurality of voltage and power levels encompassing radically improved, new, and complex power-electronic systems. This keynote will begin with an outline on the role of control in traditional power- electronic systems and networks and how they shape the behavior of such hybrid dynamical systems. Subsequently, an overview of the traditional power-electronic control, analysis, and modeling approaches will be provided along with brief discussions on their strengths and limitations. That leads to the future of controls in power electronics and what should and could be done beyond traditional power-electronic control that addresses existing, evolving, and future applications needs encompassing wide temporal and spatial scales? This talk will provide some insights on how and what radically new ideas may need to be synthesized that reach far beyond historical and conventional



Dr. Manish Bhide


Dr. Manish Bhide is the Distinguished Engineer & CTO for AI Governance. He is also the Chief Architect of IBM Watson OpenScale -- an offering which helps build trust and transparency in AI. He has been with IBM for more than 20 years and has worked across different parts of IBM such as IBM Research and IBM Watson. Manish has a passion for innovation and is credited with conceptualising several technological innovations which have made an impact on IBM’s products and offerings. Manish is a prolific inventor and has filed more than 100 patents and has published more than 25 research papers in IEEE/ACM conferences. He has a PhD in Computer Science where his PhD thesis dealt with applying Machine Learning to solve problems of streaming data.