Dr. Samir V Kamat has taken over as Secretary DDR&D and Chairman Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 26th Aug 2022. Dr. Kamat completed his B. Tech (Hons) in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985 and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA in 1988 and joined DRDO in 1989.
Dr. Kamat has provided leadership and direction to several critical materials programmes in DRDO such as development of high strength steels for naval ship hulls, development of high temperature titanium alloys and nickel base superalloy based components for…
Ms. Suma Varughese, Outstanding Scientist, has assumed charge as Director General MED, CoS&CS (MCC) at DRDO with effect from 1st Jan 2022. She obtained her Masters’ in Computer Science from Mysore University in 1988 and MS(Engg.) in ECE from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in the year 2000 after specialising in the Area of Radar Antenna Measurement System.
Ms. Suma Varughese joined DRDO at Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) as Scientist ‘B’ in the year 1989 and rose to the position of OS/Sc H in October 2015.
She moved to the Centre for Airborne System (CABS)…Read More
Admiral R Hari Kumar, is an alumnus of J-Squadron, 61 Course National Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1983 and has specialised in Gunnery.
Admiral R Hari Kumar has commanded Coast Guard Ship C-01, INS Nishank, INS Kora, INS Ranvir and INs Viraat. His other sea-going appointments include Fleet Operations Officer and Fleet Gunnery Officer of Western Fleet, EXO of INS Vipul, GO of INS Ranjit, Commissioning GO of INS Kuthar and Commissioning GO VIll of INS Ranvir. His ashore appointments indlude Command Gunnery Officer at HQ Western Naval Command, Naval Advisor to…Read More
Soumitra Limaye is an accomplished and innovative technology executive with over 18 years of experience. Leads large-sized cross-geography teams and mission-critical solutions for IBM’s Digital, Software and Ecosystem business through trusted relationships, people-first culture and collaboration ensuring successful outcomes. Highly skilled in areas of enterprise software, building globally scaled solutions, delighting clients, and ensuring success through professional services & product support. Blends leadership, business strategy, financial acumen, and technical experience to drive technology vision and growth. Deep knowledge of hybrid cloud solutions and platforms, with an outside-in view driving innovation, profitability and solutions, with 16 Patents. Leader known…Read More
Dr Raghavan is the founder of Tarxya Limited (https://tarxya.com) , an AI and Data Consulting company specialising in product design and innovative implementations of data driven solutions, based in London. He advises various companies in this field. Most recently he was the Chief of Data Science at Infosys Ltd. He has executed green field data science and engineering programs at various companies such as General Motors, Citibank, Dell, Reliance Industries, and Rolta. He and his team won innovation awards for deploying solutions that monetise data while leveraging science. He specialises in industry scale solution development embedding data science…Read More
Harrick is the Chief Services Innovation Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is a TCS Fellow, a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), and a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay. Prior to his current role, he was the Founder and CEO of Digitate, a TCS Venture. At Digitate, he led the strategy, innovation and design of ignio™, world’s first cognitive automation product for enterprise IT. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and Chief Scientist of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) at TCS. Prior to joining TCS, he was a Professor of Computer Sciences…Read More
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton. He is also the Managing Director of Halliburton’s India Center. He often is recognized as the first Chief Data Scientist of the oil and gas industry. Recently Forbes India named him as one of the top 10 outstanding business leaders. His work or profile has appeared in many places including Chemical and Engineering News, The Scientist, Silicon India, Oil Review Middle East, Petroleum Review, Rigzone, Forbes among others. He is an author/co-author of over 35+ research papers, numerous patents, book chapters and expert opinion articles in…Read More
Mayukha is currently working with Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Company's Ability Innovation Center, Hitech City, Hyderabad as Global R&D Leader – Data Science of Digital System division developing data science strategy, and its program implementation roadmap efforts in the electrical distribution system business. He has more than 21 years of total industrial R&D work experience of which ~17 years spent in electronics product design & development for electrical distribution business of ABB and GE in different roles as global program manager and engineering functional leader. Prior to GE he had spent 3.5 years with Optiwave Photonics Ltd., Hyderabad as…Read More
Regiane has over 30 years of international experience working in technology and innovation. She is Head of Research and General Coordinator of the Smart Campus at UNIFACENS - program that received the “Top Educacional 2016 - ABMES” award, and the “Innovation Award of GS1” in education category, also in 2016, “Smart City UK” in 2017, in London and in 2018 – “Best IoT Implementation Europe IdTechEx” and Top of Academy – RFIDBR 2018. She is also CEO/CIO of VIP-Systems & Informática & Consultoria. As a researcher in the business of emerging technologies, she has lectured extensively in China, Germany, Colombia,…Read More
Alfred is BSc, MSc in EE from the Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel, and PhD in EE, from Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, is a Technion Ollendorff Professor of Science, in the Computer Science Department there, and is a Visiting Professor at NTU, Singapore, in the SPMS. He has done research on Neural Coding Processes, and Stochastic Point Processes, Estimation Theory, and Scattering Theory, Signal and Image Processing Topics, Computer Vision and Graphics, and Robotics. Over the years he held visiting positions at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, (1987-2001) and TsingHua University, Beijing, China, (2002-223), and made short time visits…Read More
Chetna Gala Sinha is a banker. She started India's first rural women's bank and also India's first business school for rural women entrepreneurs. Through Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation she serves over 500, 000 women, and her goal is to reach 1 million women entrepreneurs by 2022.
Chetna has been recognized with many awards. She was one of the six co-chair of World Economic Forum Davos 2018 along with the exclusive women's team that included Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; Sharan Burrow, General-Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation…
Prof. Chittaranjan Yajnik is a medical scientist from Pune, India who is a specialist in Diabetes research and maternal nutrition. Yajnik is known for his work on the topic of the ‘thin-fat’ Indian, which explains that though not obese by international criteria Indians are adipose (high body fat percent). He has worked in the field of intrauterine programming of diabetes and was successful in showing possible role of maternal micronutrient nutrition in its aetiology.
Amit Saxena is Joint Director at HPC-M&BA group and Program Director for Quantum Computer Development mission of C-DAC. With more than a decade of experience he has played an important role in many strategic and collaborative projects under Govt. of India. He is playing a major role as the Expert Member in implementation of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) project. He is working for development of HPC based Quantum Accelerator for implementation and testing of Quantum Algorithms. He has organized various training and workshops under the C-DAC flagship. He is also playing a key role under the National…Read More
Ruma Banerjee is working with the High Performance Computing: Medical and Bioinformatics Group in the capacity of Joint Director. She has around 16 years of experience in the area of Bioinformatics and is currently the Project Director for Exascale System Application Development for Genome Sequence analysis in Bioinformatics. She is currently heading the PetaScale Genomics team application activities on Mycobacterium genomics and the 1000 Genome data project. Her area of interest lies in understanding the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex using different “bioinformatics approaches” and has been driving collaborations with national and international universities. She has played an…Read More
Sunitha Manjari Kasibhatla is working with High Performance Computing-Medical and Bioinformatics Applications Group of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, India as ‘Associate Director’. She has played active role in development of tools that exploit high performance compute clusters like GenoVault, Anvaya, GAMUT and GenoPipe. Her research interests include population-genomics and comparative genomics. She has been part of three Indo-UK collaborative projects pertaining to comparative genomics of Salmonella serovars, SNP analysis of Maerek’s disease resistant and susceptible chicken lines and transposon sequence analysis of Mycobacterium bovis. She has 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was awarded…Read More
Vinod Jani is working with the High Performance Computing: Medical and Bioinformatics Group in the capacity of Joint Director. He has around 13 years of experience in the area of molecular modeling and simulations of biomolecules and is currently the Project Director for Molecular Modelling and Drug Design. He completed his Master in Bioinformatics from Pune university in 2008. His area of interest lies in the deeper understanding of the protein folding pathway and designing simulations to address the computational challenges confronted while doing so. Enhancement in traditionally used algorithms has been one of the key areas of his research.…Read More
Vivek Gavane, is a Joint Director in the HPC - Medical & Bioinformatics Applications Group, C-DAC, Pune. He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Pune University and M. Tech degree in IT (AI) from RGPV, Bhopal. He has more than 16 years of experience in the field of parallel and distributed computing. His expertise includes design and development of parallel applications using MPI and OpenMP. He is involved in Administration and Management of supercomputing clusters at Bioinformatics Resources and Applications Facility (BRAF), and in development of various parallel HPC applications at C-DAC Pune. His…Read More
Dr. CRS Kumar is currently Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), DRDO, Ministry of Defence. He has received PhD, M.Tech., MBA and B.E. degrees from reputed Universities/ Institutes. His areas of interest are in Cyber Security, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Fault Tolerant Computing, Game Theory, Wireless Networking. He is a Fellow of IETE, Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Senior Member of IEEE, Chartered Engineer(Institution of Engineers) and Distinguished Visitor Program(DVP) Speaker of IEEE Computer Society, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Kumar brings with him rich industry, research and academic experience. Dr. Kumar has worked…Read More
Dr. Sangeeta Maini, CEO, I-HUB Quantum Technology Foundation is leading the Quantum Hub under DST’s National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical systems (NM-ICPS) - a key personnel in crafting & implementing the quantum mission. With more than 15 years of professional experience in both industrial & academic settings, Dr. Maini is able to mobilize projects & policies both at national and global platforms. Dr. Maini’s current engagements revolve around development of quantum technologies and products, supporting startups ecosystem in quantum technologies and related areas, skilling the nation in quantum technologies and bridging industry and academia.
Prior to…Read More
Rajesh is currently a faculty member at The Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India and the Department of Physical Science at IISER Kolkata. His primary research area is Gravitational Wave data analysis, Relativistic Astrophysics and Blackhole Physics. After obtaining PhD from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, He did post-doctoral work in gravitational wave data analysis at IUCAA Pune, Observatory of Nice, France and the University of Texas Brownsville. He is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration(LSC) and is actively involved in data analysis. He was part of the LIGO team that detected the first gravitational wave signal…Read More
Aninda Bose is presently working as Executive Editor with Springer Nature. Mr. Bose is part of the Gl obal Acquisition Team at Springer Nature and responsible for acquisition of scientific content across the globe. He is responsible for acquisition of content in Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences. He has more than 27 years of industrial experience in marketing and different fields of publishing. Mr. Bose has completed Masters in Organic Chemistry from Delhi University and Masters in Marketing Research from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Mr. Bose has delivered more than 175 invited talks on Scientific Writing and Publishing Ethics in…Read More
Dr Malay Kumar Nema, Scientist F, CAIR, DRDO, has completed his Ph.D. from E.E. Dept. at IIT Bombay, Mumbai 1999. His research Interests are Multi-sensor Data fusion, Collaborative Signal Processing, Compressed Domain processing of images and videos, Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction, Multi-Resolution Image Processing, Medical Image Processing, Image Compression, Progressive image and video formats, Applied Machine learning, Deep learning, Explainable AI, Game Theory, Bayesian Networks, Data Mining, OODA, Asymmetric Operations