Plenary Talk

Dr. Mohan M. Trivedi

Dr. Mohan M. Trivedi
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Faculty-Affiliate, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

Profile

Mohan Manubhai Trivedi was born and raised in Wardha, India. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Engineering and founding director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory, as well as the Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) at the University of California San Diego. Over a number of decades these labs have played significant roles in the development of autonomous driving, advanced driver assistance systems, multimodal vision and robotic systems for intelligent transportation, homeland security, and assistive technologies.

He has co-authored over 500 archival papers, winning over 25 best or finalist paper awards and has given over 140 keynote talks. Trivedi has received the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society’s Outstanding Researcher Award and LEAD Institution Award as well as the Meritorious Service and Pioneer Award (Technical Activities) of the IEEE Computer Society. He served as the Chair of the Robotics Technical Committee of the IEEE Computer Society, Member of the Governing Boards of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Societies, and editor of several journals, special issues, and books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, SPIE, and IAPR. Trivedi is recognized as a “Distinguished Alumni” of BITS (Pilani) and Utah State University. He frequently participates on panels dealing with technological, strategic, privacy, and ethical issues surrounding research areas he is involved in. Trivedi serves very regularly as a consultant to industry and government agencies in the USA and abroad.

 

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Towards Harmonious Human - Robot Cohabitation: Promise and Challenges for Autonomous Systems

Mohan M Trivedi, mtrivedi@ucsd.edu

Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) University of California San Diego, USA

Abstract

Technological innovations especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, robotics and embedded systems are making intelligent and autonomous systems available for a wide array of applications ranging from health care to defense and agriculture to transportation. Moving forward, intelligent systems with impressive capabilities for automatic perception, cognition, learning, and complex actions in the real world are bound to multiply. A key challenge that needs to be addressed is that of making sure that the artificially engineered systems and humans cohabit in a harmonious, safe, and secure manner. In this talk, we will address some of these challenges, primarily by considering the field of autonomous driving. Autonomous vehicles are no longer restricted to science fiction or to specialized research laboratories. They are rapidly becoming available on public roads for a range of mobility modes, including taxis, freight trucks, delivery robots and personal vehicles. We will discuss how we have arrived at this exciting point in time and what issues require deeper,  critical  examinations  and  careful  resolution  to  assure  safe,  reliable  and  robust operation of these highly complex systems.

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Keynote Address:

Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb

Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb
Koenig Endowed Chair Professor for Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Adjunct Faculty for Computer Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Profile

Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb (Phd in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)) is a Gurmukh and Veena Mehta Endowed Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute Of Technology Kanpur) and the Director of the Kanpur Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (KanGAL) which he established in 1997. Prof. Deb received his Bachelor's degree from IIT Kharagpur (Mechanical Engg 1985). Before joining Alabama, Prof. Deb served with Engineers India Limited (New Delhi) between 1985 and 1987. He was also a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Department of General Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign between 1991 and 1992 and worked at Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL). Prof. Deb also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Information and Service Economy at Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. He is also a 'Velux Foundation Guest Professor' at Technical University of Denmark. Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant award for 2 consecutive years at Alabama, Prof. Deb has numerous awards and honors in his name, including the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005, `Thomson Citation Laureate Award', an award given to an Indian Researcher for making most highly cited research contribution during 1996-2005 in a particular discipline according to ISI Web of Science., Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award and Humboldt Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is a fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), and International Society of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). He has been awarded 'Distinguished Alumnus Award from his Alma mater IIT Kharagpur in 2011.

At present Prof. Deb is involved with 18 international journal editorial boards including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Journal , Evolutionary Computation Journal from MIT Press , Engineering Optimization Journal , Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines and others. He has also the rare honor of being the only Asian Executive Council Member of the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC) . Author of more than 275 research papers, two textbooks, 17 edited books, his 2001 book on Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Algorithms is the first ever compilation of multiobjective optimization algorithms. Because of his pioneering research in the field of evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO), he has been invited to present 35 Keynote lectures and more than 100 invited lectures and tutorials on the topic. Professor Deb has organized several conferences and founder-chaired the First Conference on Evolutionary Multicriterion Optimization (EMO 2001) held at Zurich. His research has a practical bend, because of which many researchers and applicationists refer to his research. His NSGA-II paper from IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation (2000) is judged as the Fast-Breaking Paper in Engineering by ESI Web of Science and now this paper is awarded the 'Current Classic' and 'Most Highly Cited Paper' by Thomson Reuters. Immensely popular among his students and colleagues, Prof. Deb happens to be the most cited Indian researcher in the Computer Science area according Thomson Reuters for which he received 'Thomson Citation Laureate Award' in 2005. Overall ISI citation count of all his publications is over 15,000 (counted in December 2010) and over 30,000 using google scholar. His h-index according to Google Scholar (obtained from Harzing's Publish or Perish) is 61.

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Session of Industry Expert –Industry Case Study

Mr. Anand Gharpure

Mr. Anand Gharpure

Director,
Sonic Multitech Pvt Ltd ,Mumbai.
Jt Secretary, IEEE Bombay Section

Profile

Anand Suhas Gharpure did his BE in Electronics from University of Pune. He has also completed the Post Diploma in Medical Electronics and Diploma in Industrial Electronics. He his Chartered Engineer and Member of Institution of Engineers, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Aeronautical Society of India, Member of IETE. He founded the Avionics & Defense Development company in Nashik which caters to Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Army along with PSU's like HAL. He also manages the Electronics Testing Laboratory which is accredited by NABL as per ISO17025:2005 which carries out Environmental Testing. He has also won a prestigious National Level IETE-Flt Lt Tanmay Singh Dandass Memorial Award for 2015 for Avionics Development. He is Jt Secretary and Webmaster of IEEE Bombay Section and former Chair of Young Professional Affinity Group. He has started IEEE Volunteering since 2000 as founder chair of IEEE Amrutvahini Student Branch.

Topic: Industry 4.0: Overview, Challenges & Opportunities in the area of Signal and Information Processing

Abstract:

The talk cover brief history about the Industrial revolutions and significance of Industry 4.0. The challenges it faces & opportunities it generates will be discussed along with the coverage of Emerging Trends in the Field of Signal Communications wrt industries such as Aerospace, Bio Medical etc.

Session of Industry Expert – Industry Case Study

Mr. Shashikant Kamathe

Mr. Shashikant Kamathe
Wavelet Group
SCI–COM SOFTWARE PVT LTD, Pune

Profile

Experiences: 28 years (International and National Industries)
Nature of work: Designing from specification to prototype and prototype to series production
Domain work: Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Radar and RF communication, VLSI and FPGA systems, navigation system, embedded systems, Surveillance and security systems, Automobile systems, software system and software verification and validation.
Working experiences:
1. Hardware design of DSP processors, embedded SOC processor, FPGA, MPSOC FPGA, precision analog signal conditioning, multiple ADC, DAC, DUC DDS interface with DSP processor or FPGA, sensor development.
2. Embedded firmware development for DSP processor, SOC, FPGA, MPSOC
3. Verification and Validation for Embedded firmware.

Topic and Abstract: Video Analytics from Applications point of view. 2D and 3D Image processing with reference to tracking Videos. Radar for Radio ultimeter applications and involved signal processing.

Session of Industry Expert – Industry Case Study

Mr. Bhaskar Sharma

Mr. Bhaskar Sharma
Head, Business initiatives
Aerospace and Defence Cluster
Tata Consultancy Services Nagpur

Profile

Senior Executive with 22 Plus years of Expertise in the area of Business development & Program Management across Engineering Design, Digital & IT Service. He is a Part of Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Cluster Leadership Team & responsible for the development of A&D business in IT, Digital & Engineering Services across A&D value chain of Develop- Operate - Maintain. He is also involve in developing & Implementing long term strategies for growth & profitable business. He was involved in APAC for Mechanical Engineering & Electronic Engineering Services across Marine, Home Appliance, Aerospace & Automotive Industry Segments.



Session of Industry Expert – Industry Case Study

Mr. Kausik Mandal

Mr. Kausik Mandal
Chief Strategist and Entrepreneur
Organic & Inorganic Strategies for the Business Units
Tata Elxsi, Bengaluru Area, India

Profile

Mr. Kausik focuses on new venture creation- from startups to new ventures within large companies. He also mentors Employers and Employees on the significance of (Positive) Influence &Relationships in the business world. His life purpose: Influencing lives, empowering people. His first involvement with Entrepreneurial ventures was SILICONHIVE, which was acquired by Intel to use the C-Programmable technology in Intel's ATOM Processor product for Camera functionalities in Mobile and Handheld devices. Subsequently he has involved with many Entrepreneurial ventures & New Business initiatives in the Technology industry, including own Family Apparel business. He started his career with Philips in Netherlands at the Corporate Headquarters, and lately involved with Tata with their Design subsidiary Tata Elxsi.

Topic: Entrepreneurial Thinking – Brain Science and Signal Processing – Connecting the Dots

Abstract:

This talk is about Signal processing; Brain Science & their impact on Entrepreneurial Thinking. Entrepreneurial Thinking is the need of the day & will be in next few decades. The 3 facets of Entrepreneurial Thinking - Human Thinking, Innovation Thinking & Risk Thinking are triggered from our unconscious brain. 90% of our brain functions are unconscious. Can we tap into some of these brain functions via BCI( Brain Computer Interface) ? What role can signal processing algorithms play ? How can we connect the dots ? "


   
   
   
     
   

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