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Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur
Director, IIT Jammu

Title of the Talk: TBA

Prof. Gaur assumed the charge of Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu on June 29, 2017. Prior to joining IIT Jammu, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur, India. Additionally, he was Professor-In-Charge (Coordinator) of IIIT Kota, which is currently being mentored by MNIT Jaipur. He has been Dean, Students Affairs and Head, Central Computer Centre at MNIT Jaipur as well. He also served as Chairman, Senate UG Board at MNIT Jaipur.
He completed his Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Ph.D. from University of Southampton, UK. In his teaching and research career of more than two decades, he has been Investigator of a number of funded research projects in the area of Information Security and Networks on Chip. He has been part of the core group of Project ISEA (Information Security Education and Awareness) which is a major multi-institutional project in the domain of Information Security in India.
His current research areas include Computer and Network Security (Network Attack Models and Countermeasures), Mobile Platform Security, Cloud Security, Malware Analysis, Networks-on-Chip, and SDN. He has published more than 170+ papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has also contributed to a number of book chapters. He has several funded international collaborations with many countries. He has supervised seventeen PhDs till date and currently, ten research scholars are working actively in his research group. He has served technical program committees of many IEEE/ACM conferences and is a contributing reviewer of a number of ACM/IEEE/Elsevier/IET/Springer journals.
Dr. Gaur always wears a contagious smile. He is very active in and around the campus. He has transformed the landscape of IIT Jammu Jagti Transit Campus in less than 24 months. Under the leadership of the founding Director, IIT Jammu is achieving new milestones inline to our Vision and Values for a better tomorrow.

Dr. Steven Fernandes
Creighton University
Omaha,Nebraska, United States

Title of the Talk: TBA

After earning his Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Karunya Institute of Technology and Science and his Masters in Microelectronics at Manipal Institute of Technology, Steven Fernandes began his postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. There, he worked on NIH-funded projects. He also conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Central Florida. This research included working on DARPA, NSF, and RBC funded projects. His publications include research articles in highly selective artificial intelligence venues. Steven's current area of research is focused on using artificial intelligence techniques to extract useful patterns from big data. This includes robust computer vision applications using deep learning and computer-aided diagnosis using medical image processing.

Prof. Rajesh Kumar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Robotics and Machine Analytics (RAMAN) Lab
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

Title of the Talk: TBA

Prof. Kumar Dr. Rajesh Kumar received the Bachelor of Technology in Engineering degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India in 1994, Master of Engineering with honors in Power Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India in 1997 and Ph.D. degree in Intelligent Systems from Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MREC, University of Rajasthan), India in 2005. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering; Adjunct Professor at Centre of Energy and Environment at Malaviya national Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.

He has been Research Fellow (A) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore from 2009-2011. He has been Reader from 2005-2009, Senior Lecturer from 2000-2005 and Lecturer from 1995-2000 at Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology. He is the Founder of ZINE student innovative group. His background is in the fields of Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems, Power and Energy management, Robotics, Bioinformatics , Smart Grid and Computer Vision.

Dr. Seyedali Mirjalili
Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimization
Torrens University Australia

Title of the Talk: Optimisation Problems and Algorithms

Abstract of the Talk: Over the last two decades, nature-inspired stochastic optimisation techniques have been widely used to solve a variety of problems in both science and industry. Despite the popularity and impact of such methods, optimisation of real-world problems involves addressing a large number of difficulties such as local solutions, multiple objectives, constraints, expensive objective function, noisy objective function, dynamic search space, uncertainties, etc. In this talk, the state-of-the-art and recent advances in addressing such difficulties during optimisation will be briefly presented.

A/Professor Seyedali Mirjalili is the director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation at Torrens University Australia. He is internationally recognised for his advances in Swarm Intelligence and Optimisation, including the first set of algorithms from a synthetic intelligence standpoint – a radical departure from how natural systems are typically understood – and a systematic design framework to reliably benchmark, evaluate, and propose computationally cheap robust optimisation algorithms. He has published over 200 publications with over 30,000 citations and an H-index of 60. As the most cited researcher in Robust Optimisation, he is in the list of 1% highly-cited researchers and named as one of the most influential researchers in the world by Web of Science in 2019 and 2020. A/Prof. Mirjalili is a senior member of IEEE and an associate editor of several leading AI journals including Neurocomputing, Applied Soft Computing, Advances in Engineering Software, Applied Intelligence, and IEEE Access. His research interests include Robust Optimisation, Engineering Optimisation, Multi-objective Optimisation, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Artificial Neural Networks. He is working on the application of multi-objective and robust meta-heuristic optimisation techniques as well.

Mr. Aninda Bose
Executive Editor
Springer Nature Group
New Delhi

Title of the Talk: TBA

Mr. Aninda Bose is presently working as Executive Editor with Springer Nature. Mr. Bose is part of the Global Acquisition Team at Springer Nature and responsible for acquisition of scientific content across the globe. He is responsible for acquisition of content in Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences. He has more than 26 years of industrial experience in marketing and different fields of publishing. Mr. Bose has completed Masters in Organic Chemistry from Delhi University and Masters in Marketing Research from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Mr. Bose has delivered more than 160 invited talks on Scientific Writing and Publishing Ethics in reputed Universities, International Conferences and Author Workshops. He has published books for secondary level in Chemistry and is a member of American Chemical Society, USA.

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Larisa IVASCU, Ph.D
Department of Management
Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation
Politehnica University of Timisoara
14 Remus str., 300191 Timisoara, Romania

Title of the Talk: TBA

Larisa IVASCU is an associate professor at Politehnica University of Timisoara - Romania, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Department of Management and has an overall experience of 15 years of programming, teaching and research. In 2007 she graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science, specializing in Software at Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT). In 2010 she graduated Master in Business Administration, from the Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation. She becomes Dr. Eng. (Ph.D degree, 2013) of Politehnica University of Timisoara – Romania.
Larisa is the head of the Entrepreneurship Office of Politehnica University of Timișoara, and director of Research Center in Engineering and Management. She is of the president of the scientific committee of the Academy of Political Leadership, vice-president of the Society for Ergonomics and Work Environment Management, and a member of World Economics Association (WEA), International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC), and Academic Management Society of Romania.
She is the director, manager or member of national and international projects. Ms. Ivascu has been involved in projects with local authorities. Larisa has published 9 books, contributed scientifically to over 190 scientific researches, and was invited to participate in numerous international and national events.

Prof. Leo Joskowicz
Head, Computer-Assisted Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory
School of Computer Science and Engineering and
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
President, MICCAI Society
Fellow, ASME, IEEE, MICCAI Societies

Title of the Talk: TBA

Prof. Joskowicz is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is the founder and director of the Computer-Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory (CASMIP Lab). Prof. Joskowicz is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and MICCAI (Medical Image Processing and Computer Aided Intervention) Societies. He is the recipient of the 2010 Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery by the International Society of Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery and the 2007 Kaye Innovation Award. He has published over 250 technical works including conference and journal papers, book chapters, and editorials. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the MICCAI and CAOS International Societies and has served on numerous related program committees. He is on the Editorial Boards of six journals, including Medical Image Analysis, Int. J. of Computer Aided Surgery, Computer Aided Surgery, and Nature Scientific Reports. He is the Co-Chair of the MICCAI 2020 conference in Lima, Peru.