UPCON 2021

UPCON 2021

Keynote Speakers

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"Productivity is never an accident" -UPCON2021

Prof. S. N. Singh

Qualification: Ph.D.

Post:Vice-Chancellor & India Council Chairman of IEEE
Contact Details: snsingh@iitk.ac.in

Prof S. N. Singh obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1989 and 1995. Presently, he is Vice-Chancellor, Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology Gorakhpur and leave from Professor (HAG), Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Before joining IIT Kanpur as Associate Professor, Dr Singh worked with UP State Electricity Board as Assistant Engineer from 1988 to 1996, with Rookree University (now IIT Rookree) as Assistant Professor from 1996 to 2000 and with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2002. Dr Singh received several awards including Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Prof Singh is receipt of Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2005, 2007) and Otto-monsted Fellowship of Denmark (2009-10). Prof Singh became first Asian to receive 2013 IEEE Educational Activity Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education. He is also recipients of INAE Outstanding Teacher Award 2016 and IEEE R10 region (Asia-Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award 2016. His research interests include power system restructuring, FACTS, power system optimization & control, security analysis, wind power, etc. Prof Singh has published more than 440 papers in International/national journals/conferences and supervised 29 PhD (11 PhD under progress). He has also written two books one on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution and second is Basic Electrical Engineering, published by PHI, India. Prof Singh has completed three dozen of projects in India and abroad. Prof Singh was Chairman, IEEE UP Section for 2013 & 2014, and presently, he is IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Conference and Technical Seminar Coordinator 2015-18. Prof Singh is also India Council Chairman-Elect 2017 of IEEE, the largest professional body in engineering.

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale

Qualification: Ph.D., Iowa State University, U.S.A.

Title:Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program
Post:Illinois State University (ISU)
Contact Details: Not available

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). She has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. Having earned certifications in online delivery, she was recruited to mentor colleagues in online teaching beginning March 2020. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016- 17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017. As a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China in spring 2017, her focus was on e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous 20-year stream of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2020 International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies, San Jose, USA; 2019 International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, China; 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; and 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using business analytics and leveraging e-technologies. She has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as on algorithms and data analytics.

LAXMI KANT SAHOO

Qualification: B.tech ,M.tech

Title: MERCEDES BENZ RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INDIA
Post: PROGRAM MANAGER
Contact Details:saad@um.edu.my

Mr Laxmi Kant Sahoo is currently working as Program Manager at Mercedes Benz Research & Development India. He got his B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation from Utkal University, Odisha and M.tech. from IIT Kharagpur in Visual information & embedded system. Mr Sahoo has 14 years of experience, which span into research, industry and academics. He has a research interest in image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, signal processing and embedded system. He has published several research papers in reputed national/international journals and conferences. He has filed 2 patents on automotive vehicular technology. He has reviewed more than 50 IEEE papers in signal, image and embedded system domain. Mr Sahoo has extensively worked in automotive industry from last 6-7 years in realizing Level 3 autonomous cars and self-driving cars. Majority of his contributions are in Sensor fusion technology, Object detection and tracking, lane detection, pedestrian and cyclist detection etc. He has actively participated in many national and international symposiums in Europe and Asia – pacific.

Deepak Kumar Jain

Qualification: Ph.D.

Title:Key Laboratory of Intelligent Air-Ground Cooperative Control for Universities in Chongqing
Post:Assistant Professor at College of Automation,Chongqing,China,400065
Contact Details: mails.ucas.ac.cn

Deepak Kumar Jain (Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India, in 2010, the M.Tech. degree from the Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, India, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Automation, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China. He has presented several articles in peer-reviewed conferences. He has published numerous studies in science cited journals. His research interests include deep learning, machine learning, pattern recognition, and computer vision.(Based on document published on 6 February 2020).

Devashish Arora

Qualification: M.Tech [IIT Roorkee]

Title:Research Engineer
Post:Research Engineer at Qualcomm Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Contact Details: iitr.ac.in

Devashish Arora has received his M.Tech degree with 1st class with Distinction in Communication Systems in Electronics & Communication Department from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). He is currently Engineer at Qualcomm, India. Prior to this, he worked as Project Engineer at Wipro Technologies from 2013-2016 and worked as Research Assistant at Integrated Radio Development & Signal Processing Lab, IIT Roorkee from 2016-2018. He also has industrial experiences in ONGC & BSNL in field of Mobile Technology and Wireless Telecommunications. Devashish Arora is member of IEEE and his research has resulted number of publications in IEEE conferences and one applied patent. His current research interests are in the areas of 5G Communications, LTE, Digital Signal Processing, MIMO, Beamforming and related to the areas of Information Theory and Advanced Communication Systems.