Speaker: Dr. Sriparna Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Biography: Dr. Sriparna Saha received the M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, Kolkata, India, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. She is currently a Faculty Member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India. She is the author of a book published by Springer-Verlag. She has authored or coauthored more than 120 papers in reputed journals and conferences. Her current research interests include pattern recognition, multiobjective optimization, text-mining and bioinformatics. Her h-index is 19 and total citation count of her papers is 2313 (according to Google scholar). She is a senior member of IEEE.
Dr. Sriparna is the recipient of the Lt Rashi Roy Memorial Gold Medal from the Indian Statistical Institute for outstanding performance in MTech (computer science), Google India Women in Engineering Award, 2008, NASI YOUNG SCIENTIST PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARD 2016, BIRD Award 2016 and IEI Young Engineers' Award 2016, Humboldt Research Fellowship, CNRS fellowship. She had also received India4EU fellowship of the European Union to work as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the University of Trento, Italy from September 2010-January 2011. She was also the recipient of Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) fellowship of the European Union to work as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Heidelberg University, Germany from September 2009-June 2010. She had visited University of Mainz, Germany as a visiting scientist during the period April-September 2016, April-September 2017; University of Caen, France as a visiting professor during the period October 2013, December 2013, May-July, 2014 and May-June, 2015 and University of Trento, Italy as a visiting scientist during December, 2013. She won the best paper awards in CLINICAL-NLP workshop at COLING 2016, IEEE-INDICON 2015, and International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2012). Recently she had been chosen as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Asian and Low Resource Language Information Processing. This is a prestigious forum in NLP, ML, AI. One of her papers in the journal "Data and Knowledge Engineering" titled "Combining multiple classifiers using vote based classifier ensemble technique for named entity recognition" received the tag of "most downloaded article".
Speaker: Dr. Sushmita Ruj, Cryptology and Security Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Her research interests are in applied cryptography, security and network analysis. She is currently working on blockchains, cryptocurrencies, cloud security, security and privacy in IoT, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, smart grids. Sushmita has served as Program Co-Chair for many IEEE/ ACM workshops and have served as TPC member of many top tier conferences. She won best paper awards at ISPA 2007 and IEEE PIMRC 2011. She received Samsung GRO award, NetApp Faculty Fellowship, Cisco University Research Grant. Sushmita is a Senior member of ACM and IEEE. Details can be found on her website http://www.isical.ac.in/~sush/.
Speaker: Dr. Lillykutty Jacob, Professor, Dept. of ECE, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India
Speaker: Dr. Jharna Majumdar, Centre for Robotics Research, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore