KEYNOTE



Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello


            - CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico City, Mexico


Carlos A. Coello Coello received a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University (USA) in 1996. He is currently full professor with distinction (Investigador Cinvestav 3F) at CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Coello has done pioneering research work in an area which is now known as "evolutionary multi-objective optimization", mainly related to the development of new algorithms. For example, he developed the first micro genetic algorithm for multi-objective optimization and the first Pareto-based multi-objective artificial immune system. He has published over 480 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conferences. He has also co-authored the book "Evolutionary Algorithms for Solving Multi-Objective Problems", which is now in its Second Edition (Springer, 2007) and has co-edited the book "Applications of Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms" (World Scientific, 2004). His publications currently report over 46,000 citations, according tr 18o Google Scholar (his h-index is 83). He received the 2007 National Research Award (granted by the Mexican Academy of Science) in the area of exact sciences and, since January 2011, he is an IEEE Fellow for "contributions to multi-objective optimization and constraint-handling techniques." He is also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award , of the 2012 National Medal of Science and Arts in the area of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (this is the highest award that a scientist can receive in Mexico) and of the 2016 TWAS Award in Enginering Sciences. He also serves as associate editor of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Computational Optimization and Applications, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Journal of Heuristics, Evolutionary Computation and Applied Soft Computing. He was also the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, which took place in Cancún, Mexico. He is currently Vice president for Member Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.



Dr. Lalit Singh


            - Design and Development of CBS systems of NPP, BARC,
               Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India NPCIL,
               Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India


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 re- search 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.




Dr. Amit Bhardwaj


            - Assistant Professor
               Department of Electrical Engineering
               Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
               Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
               Webpage: http://home.iitj.ac.in/~amitb/


Amit Bhardwaj received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) in 2009 from YMCAIE Faridabad, Haryana, India, and master of engineering (M.E) degree in ECE in 2011 from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, India. In July 2011, he joined the department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India to pursue his Ph.D. degree, and got the degree in June 2016. From June 2016 - January 2017, he was a research associate in the department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. From February 2017- December 2017, he was an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the Chair of Media Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany. From February 2018- August 2019, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Haptics and Virtual Reality (HVR) lab, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea. Since September 2019, he has been an assistant professor at IIT Jodhpur in the department of Electrical Engineering. He is a co-author of the book "Kinesthetic Perception - A Machine Learning Approach" published by Springer(link). His research interests include data-driven haptic modeling and rendering, haptic perception, haptic data communication, signal processing, and applications of machine learning.




Dr. N S Rajput


            - Assistant Professor
               Department of Electronics Engineering
               IIT BHU, Varanasi - 221005 INDIA


Dr. N S Rajput: Navin Singh Rajput is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. He has established the R&D and Technology Extension Laboratory for Networked Communication and Computation (NCC LAB) to support advanced systems for IoT, CPS and Robotics apart from many other key central facilities. He is the recipient of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India’s prestigious national award “Teaching Innovator Award”. He is the recipient of the IBM Faculty Award for $10,000 and the NVIDIA Hardware Grant worth $5,000 for the development of India’s first Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Android App. He is also member of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), Govt. of India, an Indian Grid Certification Authority for access to National and International supercomputing grid and Nodal Officer, National Knowledge Network (NKN). His research interests include the design and development of smart sensors and systems in the IoT and CPS paradigm for smart city solutions especially gas sensing systems, advanced precision agriculture systems and robotics. He has authored the book “Blockchain for Smart city Applications (2020)” published by Springer Nature. He has published 50+ research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is reviewer of many premier international journals and has conducted Tire-I International Conference as the Organizing Secretary. He is member of IEEE, IETE and many other professional bodies.