Keynotes & Invited Talk
Prof. Gaurab Banerjee, ECE, IISc, Bangalore
Gaurab Banerjee received the B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1997 and 2006, respectively.
In 1999, he joined Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, to design analog and mixed-signal circuits for the first Pentium-4 microprocessor. Between 2001 and 2007, he was a research scientist with Intel Labs, working on CMOS based analog, mixed-signal and RF circuits for wireless and wire-line communication systems. Between 2007 and 2010, he was a staff engineer with Qualcomm Inc., Austin, TX, working on RFIC design for mobile broadcast video applications. Since May 2010, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
His research interests are in analog and RF integrated circuits and systems for communication and sensor applications. He has published more than 20 papers on semiconductor devices and circuits and has about 10 patents granted or pending. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Banerjee was an Associate Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I. He has also served as a reviewer for many IEEE journals and on the technical program committees of many conferences. Dr. Banerjee is a National Talent Search Scholar of India, and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Prof. Santanu Mahapatra, IISC Bangalore
Santanu Mahapatra received his B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication in 1999, M. Tech (Master of Technology) degree in the field of Electrical Engineering (specializing in Microelectronics) in 2001 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, and Ph.D. degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2005. For his Ph.D. dissertation he worked on the modeling of Single Electron Transistor (SET) and its co-simulation and co-design with CMOS.
He joined Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (formerly CEDT), at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, as an assistant professor in August 2005 and promoted to associate professor and then full professor rank in September 2010 and December 2015 respectively. He founded Nano Scale Device Research Laboratory in 2006, where his research team engaged in modeling of carrier transports in nano materials at circuit, device and atomistic level. His research interests include two dimensional channel transistors, energy efficient electronic switches and electrothermal effects at nano-scale. He is the author of the book Hybrid CMOS Single Electron Transistor Device and Circuit Design. He received IBM Faculty award in 2007, Microsoft Research India Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007 and the associateship of Indian Academy of Sciences in 2009. He is also the recipient of Ramanna Fellowship (2012 to 2015) in the discipline of electrical sciences from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for his contribution in compact modeling. He is a senior member of IEEE (Electron Devices Society) and an editor of the IETE Technical Review journal.
Prof. Bhargab B. Bhattacharya, ISI Calcutta
Bhargab B. Bhattacharya ( www.isical.ac.in/~bhargab) has been on the faculty of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Calcutta since 1982, where currently he is full Professor and Deputy Director. He held visiting professorship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA and at the University of Potsdam, Germany. In the year 2005, he had been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, as VSNL Chair Professor. His research interest includes design and testing of integrated circuits, CAD tools, computational nanoscience, digital geometry, and image processing architecture. He has supervised over 80 Masters and 12 Doctoral students in these areas.
Prof. Bhattacharya has published more than 200 technical articles in archival journals and in edited books and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He holds 9 United States Patents in the area of on-chip image processing and biometrics.
He had international research collaboration with several universities and industry, including Duke University, NC, USA, Intel Corporation, IRISA, France, Motorola, etc. He is also a co-PI of the Center for Soft Computing Research: A National Facility, at ISI. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of FNAE, Fellow of FNASc, and a co-recipient of the 1999 VASVIK Award for Electronic Sciences and Technology.
Prof. Samarjit Chakraborty, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Samarjit Chakraborty is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, where the holds the Chair for Real-Time Computer Systems. From 2011 – 2016 he also led a research program on embedded systems design for electric vehicles at the TUM CREATE Centre for Electromobility in Singapore, where he additionally as a Scientific Advisor. Prior to joining TU Munich in 2008, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore from 2003 – 2008. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2003. He works on various aspects of embedded systems and software design and has/had several funded projects from the industry such as from General Motors, Intel, Google, BMW, Bosch, Siemens and Audi, as well as from government funding agencies both in Germany as well as in Singapore. He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), and the Design Automation for Embedded Systems.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur, IISC Bangalore
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as an Assistant Professor in May 2017. He received his PhD in neuromorphic engineering under the supervision of Prof. André van Schaik at the MARCS Research Institute (Brain, Behaviour and Development), Western Sydney University in March 2016. He then worked as a research fellow for Defence Science and Technology, Australia and the Johns Hopkins University, USA with Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings. In addition, Dr. Thakur has extensive industrial experience. After completing his MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2007, he worked for 6 years with Texas Instruments Singapore as a senior Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, designing IPs for mobile processors. He has worked with several world leaders in the field of neuromorphic engineering, and his research expertise lies in brain-inspired computing, mixed signal VLSI systems, computational neuroscience and machine learning. His research interest is to understand the signal processing aspects of the brain and apply those to build novel intelligent systems. He is a recipient of the Inspire Faculty Award 2016 by the Department of Science and Technology, India. He also recently received the Young Investigator Award by Pratiksha Trust for his work in the field of brain-inspired computing.
Dr. Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur
Rajat Subhra Chakraborty is currently an Associate Professor at the CSE Department of IIT Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (U.S.A.) and B.E. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has professional experience of working at National Semiconductor, Bangalore, India and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Santa Clara, USA. His research interests include Hardware Security, VLSI Design and Design Automation and Digital Image Forensics. He holds 2 Granted U.S. patents, has 2 edited volumes, and has co-authored 4 books, 7 book chapters, and over 75 publications in international journals and conferences. His work has received over 2200 citations till date. Dr. Chakraborty is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Senior Member of ACM.
Dr. Lalit Kumar Singh, NPCIL-BARC
Dr. Lalit Kumar Singh received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University). He is currently a Scientist in NPCIL-BARC, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, since 16 years, and has distinction of working on Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and Light Water Reactors (LWR). He has an illustrious career and succeeded in several critical jobs assigned to him in his illustrious career, though, each of them was challenging. His assignments over the years range from design, development, testing, IV&V, related research and site validation of the safety critical computer based systems of Indian Nuclear Power Plants. He has published several research papers in journals of high impact factor like IEEE Transactions, IEEE Computer, ACM, Elsevier, Quality & Reliability International, etc. He has been invited for chief guest, keynote speeches and talks in many international conferences, short term courses, workshops & faculty development programs from many IITs, NITs & other institutes of national importance. He is recipient of many awards like publication award, group achievement award, etc. He is a reviewer of several SCI indexed journals of high impact factor. He is a life member of Indian Nuclear Society. He is a member of editorial board of many reputed journals and guest lead editor of many special issues. He is supervising many PhD students of different IITs, NITs and is PhD thesis examiner of IITs, NITs and other reputed institutes. He is a reviewer and project collaborator of Research proposals of Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS).His research interests are in the area of reliability, safety and security of safety critical computer based systems.