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. Uday B. Desai

Dr. Uday B. Desai
Director, IIT Hyderabad

Profile

M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976 Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979. Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad. He is the Mentor Director for IIT Bhilai and IIIT Chittoor. He has held faculty positions at different universities, Assistant and then Associate Professor at Washington State University and Professor at IIT Bombay. He has held Visiting Associate Professor's position at Arizona State University, Purdue University, and Stanford University. He was a visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne. He has been the Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab at IIT-Madras. His research interest is in Cyber physical systems, Internet of things, digital fabrication, wireless communication, cognitive radio, wireless sensor networks and statistical signal processing. He has been a coauthor of 9 research monographs and author of nearly 300 peered reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. He is a member of many central governmental committees and governing council of academic institutions. He was a member of the high powered committee for review of AICTE. He is on the board of Tata Communications Limited.

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Keynote Address:

Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher

Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher
Director & Associate Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Arkansas State University, USA

Profile

Presently Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher is working as Director & Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Arkansas State University, USA. She also worked at SGS Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, India for over 15 years and served as a professor of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and Chair of Information Technology. She also worked at Oakland University, MI (2001) and Iowa State University (2004-2008). She served as Chair of IEEE MP Section and also as branch counselor of IEEE-SGSITS Student branch, Indore, India. She has published variety of scholarly articles including invited papers and a book chapter. Dr. Kher is a reviewer for Journal of Intelligent and fuzzy Systems, Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems, IEEE Transactions on Systems Cybernetics and Man, IEEE Transactions on Networking

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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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