Plenary & Keynote

Mathew.jpg Mr. Chidambaram Kollengode
Sr Director, Engg at DataXu.
Leadership role in Cloud Services with the track-record of delivering large scale applications that went into production and well-received by consumers - enterprise and individuals. Adept in working with/managing the open source community and products for appropriate adoption into business solutions. Previous work experience at Yahoo!, Amazon, IMS Health; Education is at Penn State University, USA

Nilesh Dr.Nilesh J. Vasa
Faculty member at the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras
Nilesh J. Vasa received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Production Engineering from Mumbai University, Master of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and Doctorate of Engineering degree in Electronic Device Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan in 1988, 1990 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 2005, he was a faculty member at Kyushu University. Since 2006, he is a faculty member at the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras. He has received a JASSO Fellowship (Japan) in 2009 and an IITM-DAAD (German) STAR Fellowship in 2011. He was appointed as a visiting faculty member at Kyushu University for a short-term in 2015. He is also a member of the Green Asia Program at Kyushu University. He has authored or co-authored over 60 journal publications and 120 international conference presentations.
Specific research interests include laser assisted sensing and combustion analysis, biomedical sensing, laser assisted annealing and texturing of photovoltaic films, pulsed laser deposition technique for functional thin films and optomechatronic devices.

Latha Dr.Latha Christie
Scientist 'G' and the Associate Director in Microwave Tubes Research and Development Centre, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Latha Christie is presently working as Scientist 'G' and the Associate Director in Microwave Tubes Research and Development Centre, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore and has around 28 of years experience in DRDO. She received her Ph.D. (Engg) and MSc (Engg.) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2007 and 2001 respectively and BE (Hons) from GCE, Tamilnadu in 1986. She is the Project Leader, Divisional Head for the Personnel Division and HR Division and the Chair-person of Women's cell. She is the recipient of various awards like the AGNI Award for Excellence in Self-Reliance, DRDO technology award, and Best Technical Paper awards for many authored and co-authored papers. She has a patent, a technical book, a book of social works and around 40 publications in International journals and conferences.
Her research interests are in the field of Microwave Engineering, Traveling wave Tubes, Computer aided design and Techniques, Computational Electromagnetics, various Numerical Techniques, Coupling and Matching Structures etc.

Rajeev Shorey Dr. Rajeev Shorey
Principal Scientist/Researcher at TCS Innovation Labs, Bangalore
Dr. Shorey received his Ph.D and MS (Engg) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1997 and 1991 respectively. He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1987.
Currently, Dr. Rajeev Shorey is the Principal Scientist/Researcher at TCS Innovation Labs, Bangalore. Prior to joining TCS, he was Program Director in ITRA, Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT); Co-founder, Chi-square Analytics; President, NIIT University; and in General Motors India Science Laboratory (ISL), Bangalore. He was the Lab Group Manager of the Vehicle Communications and Information Management Group at GM ISL. Prior to joining GM Research, Dr. Shorey was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Research Laboratory, New Delhi from 1998 to 2005. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Shorey was at SASKEN Technologies, Bangalore as a Project Lead of the Wireless Systems group. Dr. Shorey was an adjunct faculty in the Computer Science Dept at IIT, Delhi from 1998 to 2005. He was a faculty in the Computer Science Dept at the National University of Singapore from 2003 to 2004, while on leave from IBM Research Labs in New Delhi.
Dr. Shorey's work has resulted in more than 50 publications in international journals and conferences and several US patents, all in the area of wireless and wired networks. He has 10 issued US patents and several pending patents to his credit. Dr. Shorey serves on the Editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information. He has thrice been the guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is the editor of the book titled "Mobile, Wireless and Sensor Networks: Technology, Applications and Future Directions" published by John Wiley, US in March 2006. Dr. Shorey serves as the General Chair or the Technical Program Committee Chair of several international conferences. He is the General Co-Chair of the Sixth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2009), a workshop in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2009 that will be held in Beijing, China. He is the Steering Committee Chair of COMSNETS conference that has now become one of the leading conferences in India in the area of Networks and Communications. Dr. Shorey has given numerous talks, tutorials and seminars in industry and academia all over the world.
For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Dr. Shorey was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of ACM.