Speakers

Debatosh Guha, IEEE Fellow
Professor, Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics,
University of Calcutta.

Title of the Talk: Power and Beauty of Simulation Tools: My Experience in Engineering Research.

 Biography: Debatosh Guha is a Professor of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India and formerly HAL Chair Professor of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.  He is Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow.

He received the B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the University of Calcutta in 1987 and 1989, respectively and started his career as an Engineer in Webel Telecommunication Industries Limited. After graduating with a Ph.D. in microwave engineering from Calcutta University, he joined the same University as an Assistant Professor in 1994.

He has researched in developing microstrip and dielectric resonator antenna technologies. Defected Ground Structure (DGS) -integrated antenna is one of his major areas of contribution. He has published over 200 papers in top Journals and Conferences along with a book on ‘Microstrip and Printed Antennas’ from Wiley, UK, 2011. He developed wireless base-station antennas for a North American industry, which have been a commercial product (Z1900) since 2007.

Professor Guha is Fellow of IEEE , Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), The National Academy of Sciences, Indian (NASI), and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST). He is a recipient of some notable awards which include IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Award (New Delhi 2016),  IEEE AP-S Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award (Chicago 2012); URSI Young Scientist Award (Lille, Franc1996).

He is now a Vice-President of West Bengal Academy of Science and and Technology and Commission-B Chair in the Indian National Committee for URSI.  He served IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters as an Associate Editor (2015-2019) and now he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on  Antennas and Propagation. He is a Section Editor of INAE Letters. He has served IEEE Kolkata Section as the Chair (2013-2014); IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata Chapter as the Founding Chair (2004) and Chair (2010-2011). He conceptualized and initiated two IEEE sponsored flagship conferences in India: IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference AEMC  (biennial) in 2007 and IEEE Indian Antenna Week IAW (annual) in 2010 and finally has given leadership to merge them to form  ‘Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation’ since 2018.

His current research interests include Defected Ground Structure (DGS) for advanced antenna design, Dielectric Resonator Antennas with unconventional modes and feeding structures, improving cross-polarization issues of printend antenna and arrays,  theory and design of resonance gain antenna for pattern synthesis and advanced feed designs.

Professor Ganapati Panda
FNAE, FNASc, FIET(UK)

Title of the Talk: Recent Advances in Signal Processing  and Communication.

Biography: Professor Ganapati Panda is working since August 2018 as a Professorial Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. He is also the visiting Professor at IIIT Vadodara, IIIT Kanchipuram, NIT Meghalaya and  Research  Advisor at C V Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar. During 2009-13 Professor Panda served as the Deputy Director of this institute. Prior to this, he was working as Dean (Academic Affairs) and Head, School of Electrical Sciences of this institute. He also served as Dean (Administration) at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He was a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Bhubaneswar and NIT Rourkela. He was the founder Head of School of Electrical Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar as well as the founder Head of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of NIT

Rourkela. He also served as Director of National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. He also acted as Co-ordinator, World Bank Project at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

He has served 49 years in teaching and research in leading technical institutions like University College of Engineering, Burla (16 years), National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (22 years), and Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (9 years). He did his Post-Doctoral research work at the University of Edinburgh, UK (1984-86) and Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur in 1981 in the area of Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has already guided 44 Ph.Ds in the field of Signal Processing, Communication and Machine Learning. He has published more than 400 research papers in various referred International and Indian Journals and Conferences with 10789 citations, h-index of 51 and i10-index of 168 as on 4th Sept 2021. Eight more Ph.D. students are continuing their Ph.D. work under his active guidance. Most of his research papers are extensively cited.

He has successfully completed a number of research projects from AICTE, MHRD, ISRO, DRDO, DST and British Council, UK. He has also edited two books in the area of DSP. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, India (FNAE) and Fellow of National Academy of Science, India (FNASc) for his significant research contribution to signal processing and telecommunication. He has been awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by INAE in 2017 for outstanding contributions to engineering, education and research. For the year 2012, Dr. Panda has received Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of science and technology. He also received Samanta Chandra Sekhar award from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Orissa for his high-quality research work in the field of Engineering. He is also awarded by the AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship for the year June 2019 to May 2020. He is also selected as Margadarshak by AICTE. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE, Fellow of IE, Life Member of CSI, Life Member of ISTE and Life Member of System Society.

He is a regular reviewer of many international journals including IEEE, IET, and Elsevier. He has chaired and delivered keynote addresses in many international conferences in India and abroad. He has traveled extensively in India and abroad. His research interests are Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communication, Soft Computing, Intelligent Instrumentation, Evolutionary Computing, Computational Finance, Sensor Networks and Distributed Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning.

Arumugam Nallanathan
Professor of Wireless Communications
Head of Communication Systems Research (CSR) Group
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Web: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~nalla/

Title of Keynote Address: Dynamic Massive Access Optimization in Cellular IoT Networks

Biography: Arumugam Nallanathan is Professor of Wireless Communications and the founding head of the   Communication Systems Research (CSR) group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London since September 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London from December 2007 to August 2017, where he was Professor of Wireless Communications from April 2013 to August 2017 and a Visiting Professor from September 2017. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include Beyond 5G Wireless Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Molecular Communications. He published nearly 500 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC’2016), IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (GLOBECOM’2017) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 (VTC’2017).

He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2006-2017), IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He served as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society and Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in numerous IEEE conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society SPCE outstanding service award 2012 and IEEE Communications Society RCC outstanding service award 2014. He has been selected as a Web of Science (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

Dr. Dimitris E. Anagnostou

Plenary title: “A Multidisciplinary Approach to RF Technologies” 

Biography: Dimitris E. Anagnostou (S’98–M’05–SM’10) received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2000, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In 2007, he joined as Assistant Professor the SD School of Mines & Technology, SD, USA, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. In 2016, he joined the Heriot Watt University, Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems (ISSS), Edinburgh, UK as an Associate Professor. He has also worked at the Kirtland AFB, NM in 2011 as an AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow, and at the Democritus Univ. of Thrace, Greece as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Anagnostou is currently supported by a European H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship on wireless sensing technologies. He has authored or coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications (h-index 28, more than 2700 citations), one book chapter, and holds two U.S. patents on MEMS antennas and on optically scannable QR-code ‘anti-counterfeiting’ antennas. His research interests include: antennas (reconfigurable, adaptive, miniaturized and electrically small, space/satellite, wearable), microwave circuits and packaging, radar sensing, 5G arrays, functional phase-change materials such as VO2 for reconfigurable electronics and metasurfaces, direct-write electronics on organics, RF-MEMS, and applications of artificial neural networks, deep learning and signal processing in electromagnetics, health care and assisted living.

Dr. Anagnostou serves or has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2010-2016), the IEEE Access, and the IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation. He is Guest Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (two Special Clusters), and MDPI Electronics. He is a member of the IEEE AP-S Educational Committee, and of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE AP-S and EuCAP International Symposia. He has received the 2010 IEEE John D. Kraus Antenna Award, the 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award by the U.S. Department of Defense, the 2014 Campus Star Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the 2017 Young Alumni Award by the University of New Mexico, the H2020 MSCA Fellowship, and four Honored Faculty Awards by SDSMT. His students have also been recognized with IEEE and university awards (Engineering Prize at Heriot Watt University, Best PhD Thesis at South Dakota School of Mines, and others). He is a member of HKN Honor Society, ASEE, and of the Technical Chamber of Greece as a registered Professional Engineer (PE).

Kamal Prasan Ray,
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT) Pune.

Biography: Dr. K. P. Ray is an M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from the University of Delhi and a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering IIT, Bombay. Presently he is a Professor in the Dept. of Electronics Engineering, DIAT, DRDO, Pune. Before this, he was a Programme Director, SAMEER Mumbai. Wherein he joined SAMEER (TIFR) in 1985 and worked in the areas of RF and microwave systems/components and developed expertise in the design of antenna elements/arrays and high power R.F./microwave sources for RADAR and industrial applications. He has successfully executed over 48 projects sponsored by Govt. agencies/industries and developed as many technologies and indigenous systems. He has been a guest/invited/adjunct faculty in E.E. Dept at IIT, Bombay, University of Mumbai, Goa Engineering College, and CEERI (CSIR) Pilani for the postgraduate courses. He has co-authored a book with Prof G. Kumar for Artech House, USA, and published over 400 research papers in international/national journals and conference proceedings. He has more than 6250 citations. He holds an international patent on which he has three technology transfer with industries and filed three patents. One of the technologies developed by him had got DGS&D now GEM (Government E-Market Place) rate-listing. He has been in an advisory capacity for many international/national conferences, engineering colleges, chaired many sessions, and delivered more than 90 invited talks. He is an associate editor of International Journal on R.F. and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, Wiley, and a reviewer of IEEE T-AP, AWPS, IET (Formerly IEE, U.K.), International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (USA), PIERS (USA), International Journal of Electronics (USA), Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (USA), International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology (IJMOT) the USA, International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology Hindawi, AEU Elsevier, SADHNA Springer, IETE (India) and many international/national conferences and chaired many sessions. He is a senior member of IEEE (USA), a fellow IETE, and a life member of the Instrument Society of India and Engineers of India’s EMI/EMC society. He has received several awards, including IETE-Smt. Ranjana Pal Memorial Award 2014 and the most coveted IETE – Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2018.

Raghvendra Chaudhary,
IIT(ISM Dhanbad).

Title of the Talk: Multifunctional Active MIMO Cognitive Radio System for Integrated Interweave-Underlay Operations for Future Wireless Applications.

Biography: Dr. Raghvendra Kumar Chaudhary is an Associate Professor of the Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India. He received the B.Tech. from UIET Kanpur, India, in 2007, the M.Tech. from IIT(BHU) Varanasi, India, in 2009, and the PhD from IIT Kanpur, India in 2014. He has researched in developing the metamaterial antenna and dielectric resonator antenna (DRA). The development of the circularly polarized compact antenna is one of his major areas of contribution. He has published over 100 papers in top SCI Journals. Dr. Chaudhary has guided 05 PhD students and currently, 15 PhD students are working under him. He was a recipient of the Young Engineers Award (2020) of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Young Scientist Award (2020) of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Young Engineers Award (2019-20) of the Institution of Engineers, India (IEI) and many Best Paper awards in different categories in national & international conferences, such as IEEE APACE Malaysia, PIERS Singapore, and ATMS India. He has served as the Chair for the IEEE Student Branch of Uttar Pradesh Section, in 2012–2013. Presently, serving as a counsellor of IEEE Student Branch and Advisor of AP/MTT Societies Student Branch Joint Chapter of IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. Dr. Chaudhary is serving as the Associate Editor of three journals namely IET Microwave Antennas & Propagation, IEEE Access, and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Wiley. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and URSI, INAE Young Associate, and potential reviewer of international journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and propagation, the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, etc. He has also been featured interviewed by IET Electronics Letters, UK.

Dr. Debiprasad Das,
IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Topic: Active Noise Control.

Biography: Dr. Debi Prasad Das received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in physics from Utkal University, India, in 1996, the M.Sc. degree in Electronics from Sambalpur University, India, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India, in 2004. From 2003 to 2004, he was an Assistant Professor and the Head of the Department of Electronics, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. From 2004 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. In April 2005, he joined the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, India, as a Scientist. After working there for three years, he was transferred to the Process Engineering and Instrumentation Department, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he has been working as Scientist (2008-2011) and Senior Scientist (2011-2015). Presently he is a Principal Scientist and Head of Process Engineering Department at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar.

He is also holding an honorary position of Associate Professor of AcSIR in the faculty of Engineering Sciences. He was a guest faculty at IIT Bhubaneswar in Spring Semester 2012.

During 2010-2011 he visited the University of Adelaide, Australia for postdoctoral research in the area of active noise control. He also visited RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia as a postdoctoral research fellow for working in audio signal processing.

He has completed guidance of Six PhDs and four are continuing. He is one of the key technology developer for Eye-On-Pellet and Expert-Eye-On-Pellet which are being used in Indian Steel Industries for monitoring and control of pelletization process.

His research interests include active noise control, signal processing, adaptive signal processing, computationally efficient and hardware-suitable algorithms, microcontroller-based system development, signal and image processing applications for the mineral industry, instrumentation, plasma spectroscopy, Machine learning, Big-Data analysis, IoT and cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Das was a recipient of the Orissa Young Scientists Award (2004) by Govt. of Orissa, India, CSIR Young Scientist Award (2009), by CSIR, India and BOYSCAST Fellowship (2009-10) by DST, Govt. of India, NI Engineering Impact Award 2014 (Runners-up) and AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship-2018. He is also selected as a Mentor of Change for Atal Tinkering Lab in 2018 by Niti Ayog, Govt. of India.

Name: Dr. Yinan QI
Affiliation: Professor
Zhejiang Lab, Zhejiang University, China.

Biography: Dr. Yinan Qi received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom. He has been a research fellow and senior research fellow in Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, where he has been actively involved in EU funded research projects FIREWORKS, EARTH and iJOIN and many collaborative research projects with industry partners. He joined Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK from 2015 as a 5G researcher and principle engineer. His main research interests include air-interface design, mm-wave communications, M2M communications, network optimization, green communication, non-terrestrial networks, etc. He is now with Zhejiang Lab as a Research Expert.

Mr. Puneet Mishra,

Puneet Kumar Mishra, Scientist, ISRO, Vice Chair (Professional Activities), , IEEE India Council, Chair-Elect, IEEE AP/MTT Joint Bangalore Chapter

Head, Satellite Antenna Characterization, Test & Design Systems 

U R Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO, Bangalore.

Title of the Talk: Space Antenna Systems

Biography: Puneet Kumar Mishra earned his M.Tech (RF & Microwave) from IIT Roorkee in the year  2004. Since 2004 he is with U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bangalore. He has rich experience of RF characterization of 45 Satellites, 300 antennas and radomes. . He has indigenously developed C-Band, Ku-Band and Ka-Band Compact range feeds to meet various requirements of ISRO’s satellite program. He has played a pivotal role in establishing satellite level EMC facility. He is also responsible for establishment of Asia’s largest Subsystem level Magnetic Measurement Facility and World’s first and largest compact range with 10 m quiet zone. He has Received IETE-IRSI Young Scientist Awards in the year 2012, ISRO Young Scientist Award in the year 2013, ASI-ISRO Space Gold Medal in the year 2014, GE Foundation Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership (2002-2004), IEEE MGA Achievement Award and 6 best paper awards. He has also developed a payload to study the RF blackout phenomenon during re-entry of space vehicle. He has successfully developed Indigenous BusBars for High power satellites and used in multiple spacecrafts. He has published more than 45 technical papers in International conferences and IEEE Transactions. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE & IE(I) and Life Member of ASI. He is a passionate Volunteer and held several leadership positions at IEEE Bangalore Section and India Council. Presently he is serving  as Vice Chair, IEEE India Council and Chair Elect- IEEE AP/MTT Joint Bangalore Chapter. He is also serving on Global Committees of IEEE Industry Engagement, IEEE AESS and IEEE APS. Presently He is Heading Satellite Antenna Characterization, Test & Design Section.

Subhransu Ranjan Samantaray,
IIT Bhubaneswar

Title of the Talk: Advanced Signal Processing Application to Smart Grid.

Biography: Dr. Subhransu Ranjan Samantaray received B. Tech from UCE Burla, PhD from NIT Rourkela and Post-Doctoral Studies from McGill University, Canada. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India. He has visited the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Canada and Department of Automation and Electrical Engineering, AALTO University, Finland as Visiting Professor. He has more than 22 years of experience including Industry and Academia. His major research interests include PMU and wide area measurement, intelligent protection for transmission systems including FACTs, Micro-grid protection including distributed generation, Micro-grid planning, Wide-area based dynamic security assessment in large power networks and Smart-Grid Technologies. With 119 peer reviewed international journals and 63 conference proceedings, his research appeared in top power engineering journals such as IEEE Transactions, IET Proceedings and Elsevier etc. The research outcomes have been cited more than 5934 with h-index of 42. His research credentials brought several recognitions including Director’s Commendation for Outstanding Research-2021, IEEE PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award-2020, NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientists Awards-2015, IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award-2012, Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award, Odisha Bigyana Acadmey-2010, Young Engineers Award-IEI (Institute of Engineers, India) -2009, Innovative Doctoral Thesis Award-Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) -2008, Young Scientists Award, Odisha Bigyana Acadmey, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Odisha) -2007 etc. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Journal, past Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Associate Editor, IET, Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Member, IEEE Power Systems Stability SubCommittee, Guest Editor, IEEE Sensor Journal. He is a Member, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Senior Member, IEEE and Fellow, IET