Prof S K. Pal

Distinguished Scientist

Former Director of ISI Kolkata

Sankar K. Pal is a Distinguished Scientist and former Director of Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata He visited forty plus countries as a Keynote/ Invited speaker or an academic visitor. He has received the 1990 S.S. Bhatnagar Prize, 2013 Padma Shri,1999 G.D. Birla Award, 1998 Om Bhasin Award, 1993 Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, 2000 Khwarizmi International Award from the President of Iran, 2000-2001 FICCI Award, 1993 Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, 1993 NASA Tech Brief Award (USA), 1994 IEEE Trans. Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award, 1995 NASA Patent Application Award (USA), 1997 IETE-R.L. Wadhwa Gold Medal, 2001 INSA-S.H. Zaheer Medal, 2005-06 Indian Science Congress-P.C. Mahalanobis Birth Centenary Gold Medal from the Prime Minister of India for Lifetime Achievement, 2007 J.C. Bose Fellowship of the Government of India, 2013 Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Chair Professorship, 2013 IETE Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2014 IEEE Fellow Class Golden Jubilee Medal, 2015 INAE-S.N. Mitra Award, and 2017 INSA-Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture award.
He is currently a DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow. Prof. Pal is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), International Association for Pattern recognition, International Association of Fuzzy Systems, International Rough Set Society, and all the four National Academies for Science/Engineering in India.

Prof D B Pathak


IIT Mumbai

Prof D B Pathak is a Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering in IIT MumbaiProfessor Phatak obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from SGSITS Indore in 1969, and his M Tech and Ph D from IIT Bombay. He has been serving with IIT Bombay since 1971. He headed the CSE department from 1991 to 1994, He was the first Dean of Resources of the Institute from 1995 to 1998. He was the founding head of the Kanwal Rekhi School of IT from 1998 to 2002. He was Subrao M Nilekani Chair Professor, in the department of Computer Science and Engineering from 2000 to 2013.He also started the country’s first interactive distance learning program using VSATs. This initiative has now blossomed into the Centre for Distance Engineering Education (CDEEP). In March 2012, he was given the responsibility of executing the prestigious Aakash project of the National Mission. 1,00,000 low cost tablet computers are to be deployed for engineering education under this project, through 300 Aakash project Centres.
He was conferred Life time achievement awards by Skoch foundation in 2003, by Data Quest in 2008, and by Dewang Mehta Business School awards in 2010. He was listed among fifty most influential Indians, by Business week in 2009. He received the 'Excellence in Teaching' award of IIT Bombay in 2009; and the IIT Bombay Industrial Impact award in 2010. On 26th January 2013, He was conferred the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, for his services in Science and Technology.

Prof P K Sinha

Vice Chancellor and Direcor

Dr S P Mukherjee IIIT,Naya Raipur

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha is the Vice Chancellor & Director of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur. Earlier he was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), where he had led National Programs in areas of High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid Computing, and Health Informatics. Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Computer Society of India (CSI) and ACM Distinguished Engineer. He is also the recipient of several other awards and recognitions, including the “2011 VASVIK Research Award” and the “2013 Intel Pathfinder Award”. He has also served as the Chairman of the Executive Council of IEEE Pune Section for the year 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Sinha is an educationist, researcher, scientist, inventor, and internationally acclaimed author of computer textbooks, with more than twenty-five years of professional experience. He has significantly contributed to the advancement of Science & Technology and Technical Education. His technical contributions include national projects, HPC systems and facilities, healthcare products and solutions, international patents, a number of technical papers and six books in the area of Computer Science & Engineering. Books authored by him are published and marketed by several national and international publishers. Indian, American, and other Universities across the globe cite his books as textbooks for their courses. On public demand, books authored by him have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi.

Shri Gautam Mahapatra

Vice President (President Elect)CSI India

Scientist-G DRDO

Shri Gautam Mahapatra is having 25+ years of Research and Project Implementation experience in the field of IT and Computer Science in Defence R&D organization. Presently as a Scientist-G (DRDO), he is leading the all IT initiatives, of a premier National R&D Laboratory of DRDO. During his illustrious career spanning nearly three decades he has worked as Technology Director IT. He led the design, development and implementation of Enterprise class IT Systems and Applications leading to IT Enablement of R&D Processes. He is steering the Vision of Digital DRDO for IT Enablement of R&D Organization.

He brought completely new dimension to the Defence R&D by implementing Enterprise class IT Applications along with ERP, PLM, e-Governance, e-Procurement, e-Imports, eAnalytics, Big Data & DSS, which have been running successfully.

Ms Suvira Srivastav

Associate Editorial Director

Computer Science and Publishing Development in Springer Nature group

Ms Suvira Srivastav is an Associate Editorial Director, Computer Science and Publishing Development in Springer Nature group. She is part of Springer’s global Editorial Management team managing Computer Science portfolio of the Company and is also responsible for establishing Biomedicine program in the country.

At Springer, Suvira has been instrumental in establishing major publishing partnerships that have benefitted Indian researchers and different publishing units of company. Author of two books, a knowledge management expert, an avid writer and a former columnist of leading dailies of India, she brings with her the experience of establishing knowledge networks and programs in the South Asian countries.p>


Prof S K Pal

Granular Data Mining and Uncertainty Modeling: Data to Knowledge and Challenges

The talk has two parts. First it describes the –
• Role of pattern recognition in data mining and machine intelligence • Features of granular computing • Significance of fuzzy sets and rough sets in granular computing • Characteristics of fuzzy sets and rough sets in handling uncertainties arising from overlapping regions/ concepts, and granularity in domain respectively • Relevance of defining the generalized rough sets and entropy by embedding fuzziness into rough sets; providing a stronger paradigm for uncertainty modeling
The second part deals with various mining applications such as in –
• Video tracking in ambiguous situations • Bioinformatics (e.g., selection of miRNAs for cancer detection) • Social network analysis (e.g., community detection)
The applications demonstrate the roles of different kinds of granules, rough lower approximation, and various information measures. Granules considered range from crisp, fuzzy, 1-d, 2-d and 3-d to regular shape and arbitrary shape. While the concept of rough lower approximation in temporal domain provides an initial estimate of object model in video tracking, it enables in determining the probability of definite and doubtful regions in cancer classification. Several examples and results would be provided to explain the aforesaid concepts. The talk concludes mentioning the challenging issues and the future directions of research including Big data analysis.

Prof Pradeep K Sinha

Preparing India to be a Global Leader

IDEA-2k17 is a premier forum for researchers and academicians working in the areas of Big Data, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and associated systems and applications, to come together and discuss about advancements in these fields. All these areas deal with handling large data of various types and processing them in real-time or near-real-time to make meaningful decisions and take appropriate actions. Hence, an important and common technology component for all these areas is the type of computer systems used by them. The systems often used in these areas are called “supercomputers” because of their enormous data handling and data processing capability. Today, supercomputers have become the most effective tool for simulation, modeling and data analysis in all domains of science and engineering. Hence, they are considered to be an important tool for innovation. This is the reason why many nations are competing for leadership in supercomputing. In this keynote address, the speaker shall present several real-life examples of how supercomputers are useful for advancements in many domains of science and engineering. Taking this discussion forward, he then emphasizes on the importance of building supercomputing capabilities in India to enable Indian scientists and researchers to carry out cutting edge R&D in all domains for scientific advancement and economic competitiveness of the country. He shall also cover the status of supercomputing initiatives in India and globally.

Shri Gautam Mahapatra

Secured IT Systems and Applications for Large Enterprise

Presently large organizations need theIT technology that provides the unified business function to the organization by integrating the core processes.By implementing ERP and other IT applications, an enterprise can automate its fundamental business applications, reduce the complexity and force the enterprise itself to take part in the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) to optimize its operations, and finally result in a successful business.All the enterprise class IT applications are now experiencing the transformation that will make it highly integrated, more intelligent, more collaborative, web-enabled, and even wireless. But this class of applications/ IT systems arealso having high vulnerability and high confidentiality in which the security is critical for it to operate. Effectively securing enterprise class IT applicationsfor any large organization’s business,researchers are facing various technological challenges like network security threats, authentication &access control related issues, data breaches, backup & recovery etc. These challenges are very serious and the solutions for those are also changing quickly and responding in real-time to new advances in technology. This speech, introduces enterprise class IT applications, its technology from their evolution through architecture to its products. The effective security solutionsfor enterprise class IT applicationsas well as directions for secure IT systems is also presented.

Ms Suvira Srivastav

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