Chief Guest

Prof. Karel Sterckx

Director, BUCROCCS
Bangkok University, Thailand

Dr. Karel Sterckx is a Belgian national. In 1986, he received a Master of Applied Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Katholieke Industriële Hogeschool der Kempen, currently part of Catholic University Leuven (Belgium). In 1997, he obtained a Master of Science in Optoelectronics and Communications Systems from Northumbria University (UK) and, in 2000, a PhD from Swansea University (UK) for work on infrared wireless communication links. He has experience as a practicing engineer in the Belgian audiovisual industry, and has been lecturing at governmental and private universities in Thailand since 1993. He has been a resident of Thailand for almost 20 years and joined Bangkok University in 2010 as Research Scholar. At present, he is the director of the Bangkok University, Center of Research in Optoelectronics, Communications and Control Systems (BU-CROCCS). His research efforts concentrate on Software Defined Communication Systems as well as broadband indoor Optical Wireless Communication.

Guest of Honour

Venu Gopal Achanta

Professor, Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Research interests: Planar architectures for information processing based on a combination of metal-dielectric and all-dielectric metamaterials and photonic structures. Broadband metamaterials, plasmon dynamics and plasmon mediated modulation of material properties.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Vaibhav Pavnaskar

Microchip Ireland

Mr. Vaibhav has vast experience in Analog/RF/Mixed signal IC design. Design of most of building blocks for electronic circuit is to his credit, worked on technologies from 0.35um to 14nm FinFet. Currently, he is working on high speed SERDES design.

Dr. Priyanka Jain

Associate Director, AI & HCC Group, C-DAC), India. Member IEEE

Her areas of specialization and interest are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Visualization, Brain Computer Interface, Neuro-Computing, Computer Vision, High Performance Computing and Cognitive Computing. Published numerous papers and actively contributing in Technical Education.

Prof. Abhijeet Dasgupta

Director, Graduate Studies Maryland Energy Innovation Studies, USA

His key research is on the mechanics of engineered, heterogeneous, active materials, with special emphasis on the micromechanics of constitutive and damage behavior. He contributed in solution techniques for coupled boundary value problems in multifunctional particulate and laminated composites, highly cited author and recipient of multiple awards for materials engineering research and education.

Prof. Md. Rawiden Md. Kassim

Dean, Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS), Malaysia. Senior Member, IEEE

Prof. Mohamed Rawidean Mohd Kassim has worked for 29 years in MIMO under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. His research interest areas are Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Real-Time Systems and Multimedia. He has participated in more than 30 national and international R&D projects in various capacities.

Cem Avsar

Managing Dir bei beSpace GmbH, Tech University, Berlin Germany

Mr. Cem is managing Berlin-based space company beSpace GmbH under Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and is also Program Manager for Master of Space Engineering. He has worked in different scientific administration and research positions including his contributions in modular satellite architecture.

Dr. Shweta Goyal

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Thapar University, Patiala

Her area of interest and research includes development of microbial concrete, corrosion evaluation and protection in RC structures, development of accelerated carbonation procedure for precast concrete and research oriented towards sustainability of concrete. She has handled various research projects sponsored by Govt. of India agencies like DST (Department of Science and Technology) and UGC (University Grants Commission) and industry sponsored research projects amounting to more than 100 lakhs.