Professor Sandeep K. Shukla

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur




Sandeep K. Shukla is a Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor at the Department of Computer Science at IIT Kanpur. He is the director of C3I center dealing with Cyber Security and Cyber Defense. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He did his Bachelor degree from Jadhavpur University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from University at Albany, USA. He has worked at Intel Corporation, USA and was a faculty at Virginia Tech..

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Dr. Barry Cardiff

Bdic Programme Officer
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland



Graduated with a B.Eng from the Electronic Engineering department in UCD in 1992 and an M.Eng.Sc (by research) thereafter. In 2011 obtained a PhD, as a mature student in the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for wireless and optical communications. Worked for as a design Engineer for Nokia Mobile Phone (UK) Ltd from 1993 to 2001 working on some of world's more advanced and innovative products culminating in the role of Chief Engineer and as a contributor to the 3GPP standardization process. Moved to Ireland in 2001 to work as a Systems Architect in Silicon & Software Systems (S3 group) working mainly on embedded hardware / software development projects with applications ranging from wireless communications to hearing aids. Continued to work for S3 group for several years after a break between 2007-2011 to obtain a PhD from UCD under Prof. Tony Fagan with a thesis entitled "Detection Techniques in Vector Systems in Communications".In September 2013 joined the academic staff in UCD to complement the teaching staff both in Dublin and in a joint collaboration in Beijing (BDIC). Research interests are in the area of DSP applications mainly in communication systems both in the theoretical analysis and practical advancement of such systems. The area of power / complexity reduction techniques in circuit design, i.e. DSP algorithms for digitally assisted analog circuits, is also of current interest.



Dr. Mark F. Flanagan

Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland



Mark F. Flanagan received the B.E. and Ph. D. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1998 and 2005 respectively. Dr. Flanagan is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin. Prior to this, he held research fellowships at the University of Zurich, the University of Bologna and the University of Edinburgh, as well as the Claude Shannon Institute for Discrete Mathematics, Coding and Cryptography, Dublin. His research interests include turbo and LDPC code design and analysis, adaptive algorithms, coding and modulation for wireless communications, network coding, and discrete mathematics. He is a reviewer for many leading international journals, and is a Technical Programme Committee Member for several high-profile international conferences, including the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ICC and GLOBECOM). He has given invited presentations at venues including TU Vienna, EPFL Lausanne, the University of Zurich, and the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Flanagan is currently serving as an Editor for the journal IEEE Communications Letters. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.



Dr. V. Ramakrishna

IBM Research India



Ramakrishna is an IBM Researcher with almost 10 years of experience in the software industry. Following a B. Tech. from IIT Kharagpur and an MS and PhD from UCLA, he worked in the Bing Infrastructure team in Microsoft, building reliable application deployment software. At IBM Research, he worked in mobile computing and security before joining the Blockchain team. He has built applications for trade and regulation, and is now working on improving the performance and privacy-preserving characteristics of the Hyperledger platform.



Arvind Raju

Senior Architect
Intel Corporation, India


Arvind Raju is a Senior Architect and with more than 20 years of experience in the IOT Systems, Communications and System Architecture. With Intel, he presently works on Logistics and Asset Tracking IOT systems that involve the creation of a deep power optimized Wireless Sensor Network that interacts with a cloud-based ecosystem. With his experience across embedded software, communication protocols, power optimization and cloud integration, he brings a unique perspective into taking IOT systems into newer domains and use cases. He is passionate about Wildlife Conservation and looks for opportunities to manage naturescapes with IOT.