Advisory Committee


S. C. Sahasrabudhe
DA-IICT, Gandhinagar

S. C. Sahasrabudhe served as the Chief Technological Officer at Global Telesystems Ltd. after which he became the Director, DA-IICT in 2005. Prior to that he also served as the Officiating Director and Deputy Director at IIT-Bombay. He served at IIT-Bombay in various capacitites such as Head of Electrical Department and Head of Advanced Center for Research in Electronics. He has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Award in 2005, by IIT-Bombay. He was also honored with the - Fourth IETE Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial award for outstanding contributions in motivating research work in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in September, 1998. He was also elected Fellow of IEEE and IETE. His research interests include Communications, Signal and Image Processing and Microprocessor Applications.


Atul Bhaskar
University of Southampton, UK

Atul Bhaskar is a faculty in School of Engineering Sciences at University of Southampton. He is also a member of the academic staff of the Computational Engineering and Design Research Group and teaches subjects in the discipline of Aeronautics & Astronautics within the School. His research interests include Structural Dynamics & Vibrations, Solid Mechanics, Design, Materials Modelling, Nanomechanics.
Ipsita Roy
University of Westminster, UK

Ipsita Roy earned her Ph.D. at University of Cambridge from the Department of Biochemistry as a recipient of the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship. She worked on fatty acid biosynthesis during her postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, USA, at the Bioprocess Technology Institute. She has been at the University of Westminster since 2000 and leads a large research group comprising of 8 PhD students. She has published over 30 papers in her area and presented her work at numerous international conferences. She leads the only group working on the large scale production of the biodegradable polymers, polyhydroxyalkanoates, in the UK. Her research interests include Tissue engineering, Drug delivery, Molecular Enzymology, Quorum sensing, Elicitation, Bacterial metabolism, Fungal interactions, Carbohydrate biochemistry and Nanobiotechnology.
K. Thyagarajan
IIT Delhi

K. Thyagarajan is a professor in Physics Department of IIT Delhi. He has held Visiting faculty positions at Laboratoire Centrale de Recherches, Thomson-CSF France and the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, USA. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers. He has co-authored seven books in the field of Fiber Optics and Opto-electronics, the latest being Fiber Optic Essentials, John Wiley, USA, 2007. His research interest includes Guided Wave Quantum Optics, Optical Fiber Amplifiers and Nonlinear Optical Effects in Photonic Bandgap Structures.
Lalit Goel
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lalit Goel is a professor in Electrical Engineering Department of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Regional Editor for Asia for the International Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, and an editorial board member of the International Journal for Emerging Electric Power Systems. He is the Chief Editor of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Journal C - Power Engineering. He is the recipient of the IEEE PES Singapore Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000. He is the Organizing Chair of TENCON 2009. He is also a senior member of the IEEE. His research interest includes Power System Reliability Assessment, Cost/benefit Analysis, Reliability in Deregulated Systems.
M. A. Pai
University of Illinois, USA

Dr. M. A. Pai is Professor Emeritus, in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a recipient of the Bhatnagar award in 1974. Prof. Pai is a fellow of IEEE in the US , and in India a Fellow of INSA, IAS & INAE. He taught at U.C. Berkeley and UCLA in 1961-62 and 1962-63 respectively before returning to India in 1963. He was involved with the Electric Power Sector in the area of computer applications for system studies and control. He is the author of seven books and several technical papers. He has been a consultant to the U.P State Electricty Board and UNDP for work at Central Power Research Institute in the 70's and 80's respectively. In addition to his research, book writing and being a series editor in Power Electronics and Power System series for Springer, he keeps a keen interest in the S and T developments in India. He started a web site in 2000 which has now been gifted to the Center for Advanced Study of India (CASI) of Univ of Pennsylvania who maintain it now.
Niraj Jha
Princeton University, USA

Niraj Jha is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design (TCAD), and Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has also served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA). He served as the Director of the Center for Embedded System-on-a-chip Design funded by New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. He is the recipient of the AT&T Foundation Award and NEC Preceptorship Award for research excellence, NCR Award for teaching excellence, and Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award. He is also a Fellow of IEEE and ACM. His research interests include Nanotechnology, Power/Thermal Efficient Hardware and Software Design, Computer-aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Secure Computing, and Digital System Testing.
Rajesh Pankaj
Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA

Rajesh Pankaj is curently the Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, San Diego (USA). He is an IIT Kanpur Alumnus. He completed his B Tech in Computer Science from there in 1986, then did his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He was a faculty of Computer Science Department at University of Toronto, Canada prior to joining Qualcomm. His research interest areas are Digital Wireless Communications, CDMA and Higher Generation Communication Systems.
Ramesh Bansal
The University of Queensland, Australia

Ramesh Bansal is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions Of Energy Conversion & Power Engineering Letters, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics and an Editorial Board member of the IET, Renewable Power Generation, Electric Power Components and Systems Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Energy Foundation (IEF), Alberta, Canada. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a Life Member of the Indian Society of Technical Education. His research interests include Reactive Power Control in Renewable Energy Systems and Conventional Power Systems, Power System Optimization, Analysis of Induction Generators, and Artificial Intelligence Techniques Applications in Power Systems.
Rangachar Kasturi
University of South Florida, USA

Rangachar Kasturi is the Douglas W. Hood Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He served as the President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) during 2002-04 and as the President of the IEEE Computer Society during 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. He was a Fulbright scholar during 1999. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the Machine Vision and Applications journals. He has directed many projects in image analysis, video sequence analysis and pattern recognition. In particular, he has directed an ARDA (Advanced Research and Development Activity) sponsored project that evaluates research progress in video analysis for content extraction and NASA sponsored projects on computer vision based collision avoidance. His research interests include Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Biometrics, Video Information Processing.
Sugata Sanyal
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Sugata Sanyal's is in the editorial board of three international journals. He is co-recipient of VASVIK award for Electrical & Electronics Science and Technologies for the year 1985. He has also been an Honorary Member of Technical Board in UTI, SIDBI, CMPFO and MSEB. His research interests include Security in Wireless and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Distributed Processing and Scheduling Techniques.
Shashi Shekhar
University of Minnesota, USA

Shashi Shekhar is currently a Mcknight Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is serving as a co-Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Informatica: An International Journal on Advances in Computer Sc. for GIS. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of University Consortium on GIS (2003-2004), the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and the IEEE-CS Computer Science & Engineering Practice Board. He has also served as a technical advisor to United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). He received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for contributions to spatial database storage methods, data mining and geographic information systems (GIS). He is an IEEE Fellow. His research interests include Spatial Databases, Spatial Data Mining, Geographic Information Systems, Mining Spatial Datasets.

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