Mr Sudeendra Koushik in an Engineering Graduate (BE E&C) with
Master of Business Administration(MBA) and Post-graduation in Strategy from IIM-K and his research based PhD in the field of Innovation.
Mr Koushik has been a practicing Innovator throughout his career of 24 years, with more than 18 national and international patents in various stages. Koushik is passionate about innovation and has served in Philips Global Development Centre, Singapore, Philips Advanced Systems Laboratory and Philips Innovation Centre Eindhoven, in The Netherlands and Philips Innovation Centre, India. He also worked in HCL as Practice Director Innovation, India and was Vice-President and Head, Innovation at TTK prestige.
Mr Koushik has published several research papers and has conducted numerous workshops on Innovation in India and abroad. He is the recipient of Karnataka State Innovation Council Award, HCL excellence award for Patents, India Design Mark Award from India Design Council and Sir M Viswesvaraya Engineer Award.
Koushik is a regular speaker at various forums including, MIT Emerging Technology Conference, PMI, IEEE, TiE, IIT- Madras, IIT-Gandhinagar, CII, and has written articles for Frost & Sullivan, Deccan Herald etc. Most recently Koushik is selected speaker at IIeX Europe, 2017.
Koushik has served IEEE as founder-member CE Singapore, founder-member, secretary, chairman of CE Bangalore, as Chair professional acivities, joint-treasurer, SAC Chair, Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Bangalore section, member India strategy committee, Co-Chair of Innovation Committee of IEEE Asia-Pacific. Koushik also has volunteered for PMI and was on the jury of and review committees at PMI(USA) standards and awards.
Koushik is on the panel of advisors for many reputed institutes including IIIT-B Innovation centre & Start-up forums. He has co-authored a book ‘A Conversation with the innovator in you’ which appeared in IEEE magazine as a book review article.
He is also a cartoonist, actor, among other things.
Keshav Bapat is currently working at Keysight Technologies India as General Manager. He has been with HP, Agilent, and Keysight for over 25 years, leading different functions such as Application engineering, Consulting, Systems & Solutions, Business Development, and Sales. He was based in Singapore for 5 years and managed Test Systems business in South Asia Pacific region.
Keshav Bapat brings with him rich experience and knowledge of the Test and Measurement industry. He has been associated with major programs in vertical markets of Aerospace & Defence, Wireless Communications and Electronics Manufacturing. He has led teams of highly talented people at Keysight Technologies to develop solutions for customer applications and create new business in emerging markets.
Prior to joining HP, Keshav Bapat was at BEL Bangalore in R&D and Test Engineering functions. He is a Graduate in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Karnataka University. And has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Helsinki School of Economics. He is a Senior Member IEEE and Member AOC.
Mr. Puneet Kumar Mishra obtained his M.Tech in RF & Microwave from IIT Rookee in the year 2004. Since 2004 he has been with ISRO Satellite Centre, and is presently Heading Satellite Antenna Characterization, Test & Design Section. He has rich experience of RF characterization of 33 Satellites operating from UHF to Ka-Band. He has Played a pivotal role in establishing S/C level EMC chamber and has Developed a payload to study the RF blackout phenomenon. He has also contributed in Indigenously Developing BusBars for High power S/C. He has published more than 40 papers and won 3 best paper awards.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and life member of Astronautical Society of India. He is on the board of reviewers of journals like the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. He is a passionate volunteers and served Bangalore section as Joint Secretary (2013), Secretary (2014,2015), Treasurer (2016). He is currently Vice Chair, Bangalore Section and Vice Chair (Industry Relations) for IEEE India Council. He was treasurer for R10-50 Years Inaugural event, R10 SYWL Congress 2016 and WIE Global summit 2016 held at Banglaore. He has brought radical changes in section by introducing Performance Based and membership dependent Section Support Scheme for Student Branches and Chapters, online fund transfer, annual platinum sponsorship and unique IEEE Young Professional in Space Program. He was TPC Co-chair for INDICON 2016 and General Chair for IEEE iAIM 2017 and YPinSpace Program.
BN PAL India’s true Electronic-product tech-leader and working relentlessly to bring benefits of Technology to Indian masses. During Pre-mobile era, his leadership on developing Indian’s own Smartcard-payphones, leading to famous STD/ISD booth concept revolutionized communication scenario of rural and semi-urban India.
He is the founder of a startup “Srishti ESDM Ltd” to pursue his dream of serving the nation’s dream of “Digital India”. Srishti’s innovation of AAPNA SEVA (now rebranded as PayHind) received accolades in 2015 from President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan as top10 innovation for Digital India initiative. AAPNA-SEVA also got International recognition and was picked up as top 20 and ‘Disruptor’ Asia-Pac Fin-Tech Company at Citi Mobile Challenge. Japan Government also chose Srishti one of the top 10 Indian IoT startup company and gave a free entry to CEATEC show-2016.
Sadhana Attavar has over 31 years of experience in non formal education sector in popularising Science. Her major experience is in designing and developing of interactive science exhibits and in integrating the hardware and software to create user-friendly learning solutions. She contributed to the development of science center network all across the country and was instrumental in setting up a new Science Centre in Mangalore.
She has also played a pivotal role in establishing a nation-wide satellite communication link designed for organizing educational extension activities to rural areas across India. She has presented papers in national and international conferences and published articles related to science and technology in various journals and newspapers.
Been with Industry, academia, and R&D for almost 20 years.
Domain expertise in Power systems, Power Electronics,
automation, renewables, energy policy etc.
An Expert in Intellectual Property related analytics.
Also, do freelance consulting with startups and companies on
strategy, branding, networking, investments etc.
P Deepa Shenoy is currently working as professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. She did her Doctorate in the area of Data Mining from Bangalore University in the year 2005. Her areas of research include Data Mining, Soft Computing, Biometrics and Social Media Analysis. She has awarded 9 PhDs and published more than 150 papers in refereed International Conferences and Journals.
She was a WIE chair of Bangalore section from 2010 to 2014 and SAC Chair from 2015 to 2016. She is a recipient of Outstanding Branch Counsellor award from Bangalore Section for the year 2011 and MGA Outstanding Branch Counsellor award for the year 2016.
Mr. Shrikant Tangade has been an avid IEEE volunteer for the past three years. Currently, he serves as the Co-Chair of IEEE Student Activities Committee (SAC)-2018 of IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE Student Branch Counselor of IEEE Student Branch REVA University. Shrikant is working as Assistant Professor in School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, REVA University, Bengaluru, India. He has completed Master degree in Computer Network Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India.
He is pursuing Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering in the area of Security in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). He has 2 years of research experience in Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and 6 years of teaching in REVA Institute of Technology and Management REVA University. He had been selected for BMW Summer School-2016" at Munich, Germany. Shrikant is a recipient of the 2017 IEEE MGA Global Award IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor Award and 2016 IEEE Bangalore Section Award IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor. His research interests include Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Optical Networks. He is a member of IEEE (USA), and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS).
BTech (IIT Kharagpur), 1985, MS (University of Arizona), 1987, Ph.D. (Cornell University), 1993, Lecturer, Cornell University, 1993-1996, Assistant Professor, IISc, 1996-2002, Associate Professor, IISc, 2002-2008, Professor, IISc, 2008-present, Founding Chairman, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc, 2010-2016, Founder, Chairman and Director, i2n Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, 2011-present.
Bapu S.Bindhumadhava is Sc – ‘G’ & Senior Director, at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), MeitY, Govt of India Bangalore. He heads the Real Time Systems (RTS) & Internet of Things(IoT) activities.
He has around 29 years of Industry & Information Technology experience. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Electrical &Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, Post- Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT and MS (Electronics & Controls) from BITS, Pilani.
He has authored more than 3 journal papers, 42 refereed International & National Conferences papers. He a fellow of Institution of Engineers (IE). He is senior member, Immediate past chairman IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore, Executive Committee Member IEEE Bangalore Section. Past Chairman Computer Society of India (CSI) Bangalore Chapter. Life member & past Hony. Secretary of Advanced Computing & communications Society (ACCS). Member Advanced computing machinery (ACM). Global Member Internet Society & Member Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).
Chandrakanta Kumar (SM’12) was born in Shibpur, W.B., India in 1976. He received his M.Tech and Ph.D. in Radio Physics and Electronics from the University of Calcutta, India, in the year 2001 and 2012 respectively. He has also completed Space Studies Program, from International Space University, Strasbourg, France, in 2013. He joined Communication Systems Group of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India in 2001 as an engineer. Since then he is actively involved in design and development of antenna systems for the Indian space programme and related ground stations including ‘Indian deep space network station’ IDSN-32. He has worked on the antenna systems of about 15 spacecraft operating in the frequency range between VHF to Ka-band.
The low gain antenna (LGA) and medium gain antenna (MGA) of the Mars Orbiter Mission were designed by him. He served as project manager, antenna systems, for the first Indian mission to the Moon; Chandrayaan-1/Moon Impact Probe, scientific mission ASTROSAT and the communication satellite GSAT-12. Presently, as a Deputy Project Director; he is responsible for the RF systems of the ISRO’s upcoming soft landing mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2. He has more than 100 publications in international journals and conferences, including 32 in IEEE journals to his credit. He is at present supervising two PhD and one MTech students. His areas of interest are lightweight antennas for spacecraft, phased array antennas, microstrip patch antennas, DGS integrated antennas, DR antennas, etc.
Dr. S K Niranjan belongs to Mysuru, a historical city in Karanataka, India. It is famous for its Palace, Wide roads, world famous Brundava Gardens and many historical Places.
Born and brought up at Mysuru. At present working in Mysuru as Professor and Head in the Department of Computer Applications, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India and have more than 26 years of experience both in teaching and industry.
Received Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) in the year 1987, Master of Computer Applications (MCA) in the year 1990 , Master of Technology in Software Engineering (M Tech [SE]) in the year 1997 and Ph.D in Computer Science in the year 2010 from University of Mysore .
Actively involved in many professional organizations like IEEE, ACM, CSI, ISTE etc. Executive Committee (EXECOM) member of IEEE Computer Society, India Council for year 2015 & 2016. At present actively involved in the IEEE Bangalore Section and member of Executive Committee (EXECOM) for the year 2017 and 2018
Received M.Sc.Engg. and Ph.D. from ECE Dept, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Completed basic course on IPR conducted by WIPO. Completed P.G. Diploma in IPR Law from NLSIU, Bangalore. Gained more than twenty years’ experience in the Telecom Industry in Quality, Reliability, Failure Analysis, Corporate Functions, IPR, Training & Teaching, and technology marketing.
Currently Group Leader IPR, Marketing & Knowledge Management group (Bangalore) at C-DOT, Bangalore. Prior to CDOT worked at ITI Ltd. Bangalore. Published and presented more than 100 papers in National and International Journals of repute and at various conferences. Research guidance for postgraduate and Ph.D. students, of IISc, NITs and other universities. Patented ‘Current controlled variable resistor through superconductors’. Received Sir.M.Visweswarayya Award for extraordinary contributions to Engineering on his 152 nd Birthday in Sep 2011.
C.P. Ravikumar is presently the Director of Talent Development at Texas Instruments, India. He is also an adjunct faculty at IIT Madras. Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) at Controlnet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001).
He obtained his Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983). He has published over 200 papers in leading International conferences and journals. He has 4 US patents in the area of VLSI Test. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and has been the General Chair of this event from its inception in 1998. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 15 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and has served on editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, honorary secretary of IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter which he founded, and the honorary secretary of VSI. He has served on the Execom of IEEE Bangalore Section (2017-current).
Ms. Divya M G, Currently working as “Joint Director” at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore. She is working for “GARUDA project” and “National Supercomputing Mission project”. Earlier she was working as Scientist at Core R&D, ITI Ltd Bangalore.
She has over 20 years of experience in Telecommunication and Grid Computing. Her education background is B. E, M.S, and MBA. Her areas of interests are Telecommunication, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Grid & Cloud Computing. She has various publications to her credit. Also given presentations at national and international conferences.
Krishna Kumar leads Huawei India Cloud Platforms team developing products and solutions for Private/Public clouds.
Prasant is a Scientist in TCS Research and Innovation at TATA Consultancy Services Ltd., Bangalore. He performs research in computational sensing with a focus on cyber-physical systems. He also has a background in middleware for wireless sensor networks and low-power networked embedded systems.
Prasant has many years of experience in scientific and industrial research. His scientific excellence has been recognized and felicitated by a number of honors and awards, of which it is noteworthy to mention the: MIT TR35 – India “Top 10 Innovators under 35 in India” and TCS “Exemplary Contribution Award” in 2017, ERCIM “Alain Bensoussan” and EC “Marie Curie” Fellowship in 2012, and the Australian Government’s AusAID “Australian Leadership Awards” in 2008.
Prasant is an active volunteer. He has served on the organizing and technical committee of a number of international conferences/events. He has represented TCS and India in many national and international standardization forums on Smart Cities. He is an active speaker and thought provoker on the subject of IoT and its various nuances. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, member of the executive committee of IEEE Bangalore Section, and an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine. His volunteering excellence and impact has been felicitated by the: IEEE Bangalore Section “Outstanding Volunteer Award for the year 2017”.
Prasant completed his postdoctoral fellowship from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Stockholm (2013), and received his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Sydney (2012); both in the field of computer science and engineering.
Dileep has about 18yrs of professional experience, spread across the domains Internet of Things, Consumer Electronics, Embedded Systems, Tele-Communications and Data Networking. Dileep’s key strengths are in developing innovative solutions, integrating complex end to end systems and rapid prototyping.
As part of professional work, Dileep developed multiple cutting-edge products like Optical Routers, Gigabit Ethernet Routers, Network Management Solutions, applications based on Network Processors. Dileep had contributed in the development of innovative solutions in Healthcare (low cost and pocketable self ECG measurement device with connecting to Medical Professional for instant advice) and Education (immersive education device with a Dual display and highly relevant user specific learning content).
Suraj S is a graduate from The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. Currently, he is a Systems Security Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise R&D. His current research interests include Security, Networks, Cryptography and Algorithms. Playing Volleyball, travelling, volunteering, organizing events, reading novels are few stuff which he likes to do when he is not glued to his computer screen.
Suraj is an active volunteer with IEEE Bangalore Section and Young Professionals-IEEE Bangalore Section for the last 5+ years. He has organized various technical, non-technical events for students and professionals. He had held various positions across IEEE including, Mysore Hub Lead (2015), Chair-IEEE Programming League 2.0 (2016-India Council Event), Treasurer-IEEE Young Professionals (2017), ECIM Coordinator for IEEE Bangalore Section (2017). Suraj is part of the Executive Committee of IEEE Bangalore Section and Young Professionals-IEEE Bangalore Section
Dr. G. S. Javed received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2016 for his work on low power integrated instrumentation circuits for sensing applications. He is a motivator and an active speaker on topics like Industrial IoT, Technical Writing, Research Methodologies and Spirit of Entrepreneurship. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Javed is an inductee of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu society by the Mu Xi Chapter – only the 2nd in India and 3rd in IEEE Region 10.
Currently, he is a Senior Member Technical Staff – Custom Circuits in Terminus Circuits Pvt. Ltd working on High-Speed Analog Circuits and also works as a technical consultant through his consultancy, King Consultants – Education (since 2015). From August 2008 to July 2010, he worked with Integrated Circuit Design Center (ICDC), Semiconductor Division, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Ministry of Defence, India enterprise as a Deputy Engineer. He worked on Dual Output Driver on BiCMOS and
I have been an active IEEE member since 2001. Served IEEE Bangalore Section Execom since 2009 to 2016. I volunteered as SAC Chair, Treasurer and Secretary for the section during this tenure. Currently working in REVA University as Professor in School of ECE. I was awarded best section volunteer during year 2012. Organized All India IEEE student congress in REVA University in the year 2012.
Branch Counselor and Coordinator for North Karnataka IEEE activities
Membership: Student member – 1988 at IIT Kharagpur; Elevated to Member – 1990; Senior Member in 2002
Membership Development: Motivated 1200+ students and 25+ Faculty to join IEEE
Volunteering: ExeCom Member – IEEE Bengaluru Section; ExeCom Member – IEEE PES Bengaluru Chapter; IEEE-PEST ISGT conference; North Karnataka Coordinator for IEEE activities; Branch Counselor of BEC-IEEE student branch (1994-1996, 2000-2007, 2014-till date); IEEE-PES YRMs
Initiatives: responsible for starting/rejuvenating IEEE student branches/activities at BLDEA CET Bijapur, TEC Gadag, GIT Belgaum, KLECET Belgaum, HSIT Nidasoshi, GNEC Bidar, RNSIT Bangalore, AIeMS Bangalore.
1996 – “Outstanding Branch Counselor” for R10 from IEEE
2009 – “Technical Publication Award” from IEEE Bangalore section
2010 – “Outstanding Branch Counselor” from IEEE Bangalore section
2017 – “Outstanding Engineer Award” from IEEE-PES Bangalore chapter
Dr Annapurna P Patil is working as a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology; Bangalore-54. She has an experience of 23 yrs in academics. She is a Senior IEEE member, LMCSI, LMISTE, Member ACM, Faculty Advisor of IEEE, WiE, MSRIT.
She has published several papers in various National and International conferences and in reputed Journals. She has also participated as Session Chairs in various Conferences both at National and International Level.
She is involved in many community service activities as a part of IEEE WiE affinity group conducting workshops on ICT for school girls and seminars on general wellbeing of women.
Dr Patil has been involved in Collaborative works with Industries like CISCO, IBM, HPE, TransNeuron and Nihon Communications Ltd, Bangalore in the areas of Wireless networks, Cognitive Computing, IoT and Cloud. She is a Passionate Teacher and a Mentor and Guide to many of the PG students at MSRIT and other PhD aspirants. Presently she has six research scholars working under her guidance in the area of Wireless Networks, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
Abhishek Appaji is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp specialized in New Ventures Leadership and was invited to talk at MIT Beyond Food Bootcamp. He is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Electronics, B M S College of Engineering (BMSCE), Bangalore, India. He obtained his Bachelors of Engineering in Medical Electronics with University Rank from BMSCE and Masters of Engineering (M.E) in Bioinformatics from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is pursuing his research in Medical image Processing from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
He is currently the Chair of IEEE Young Professionals Bangalore Section and Advisor for IEEE EMB BMSCE Chapter. He is the co-founder of Glucotek Inc, Australia, a startup in Medtech space. He is incubated in Centre for Innovation in Medical Electronics for developing affordable Digital X-Ray with funding from DST. He has collaborations with Academic Institutes, Hospitals and Industries in India and abroad for funded and research projects.
K. V. S. Hari received the B.E. degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, in 1983; the M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 1985; and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, in 1990.Since 1992, he has been with the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, where he is currently a Professor and coordinates the activities of the Statistical Signal Processing Laboratory.
He was an Affiliated Professor (2010-16) with the Department of Signal Processing, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been a Visiting Faculty Member with Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; and Aalto University, Espoo, Finland (formerly Helsinki University of Technology).
He is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board as Regional Director-at-Large, Region 10 (2018-19) and has been the 2017 Chair of the IEEE Ad-hoc committee on India Strategy, Elected member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (2014-19) and Chair of the IEEE Bangalore Section (2016).
Dr. Debabrata Das is serving as Professor and Hewlett Packard Chair at IIIT-Bangalore (IIITB). Before joining IIIT-B, he had served at G S Sanyal School of Telecommunication at IIT Kharagpur and later at Kirana Networks in New Jersey, USA. He is CoPI of a project from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India on Smart Home and PI of a project on IoT interworking from Bell-Lab Nokia Research India. He was PI of sponsored projects from Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Motorola Research, Nokia, Govt. of India on areas of IMS and Broadband Wireless MAC/QoS/Energy-saving, TVWS. His main areas of research interest are IoT and Wireless Access Network’s MAC, QoS, Power saving. He has more than 110 peer reviewed papers in different Transaction/Journals and International Conferences. His 7 patents are under review. He and his wireless network team had contributed three ideas to IEEE 802.16m Broadband Wireless Standard. Dr. Das received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
He has received Prof. K. Sreenivasan Memorial Award 2017 for excellent teaching in the areas of Telecommunication from IETE. Dr. Das has received Global IEEE MGA Achievement Award 2012 and Outstanding Volunteer Award-2008 IEEE Bangalore Section 2008. He is Fellow-IETE, Fellow-IE and SM-IEEE. He is Chairman-2017 of IEEE Bangalore Section and IT-Service Management Forum India (itSMF); Board Member of IIIT-Bhubaneswar; Technical and Empower Committee member of e-Governance for Govt. of Karnataka. Dr. Das was the first Dean-Academic and R&D of IIIT-Bangalore.