Technical Program Chairs

Dr. Neha Sharma


Founder Secretary, Society for Data Science

Dr. Neha Sharma is a Founder Secretary of Society for Data Science, India. Prior to this she has worked as Director, Zeal Institute of Business Administration, Computer Application & Research, Pune, Maharashtra, India and as Dy. Director, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Master of Computer Applications, Akurdi, Pune. She is an alumnus of a premier College of Engineering affiliated to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar. Neha Sharma has completed her PhD from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad. She is a Senior IEEE member, Website and Newsletter Chair of IEEE Pune Section and served as Student Activity Committee Chair for IEEE Pune Section as well. She is an astute academician and has organized several national and international conferences and seminars. She has published several papers in reputed indexed journals, both national as well as international. She is a well known figure among the IT circle of Pune, and well sought over for her sound knowledge and professional skills. Neha Sharma has been instrumental in integrating teaching with the current needs of the Industry and steering the college to the present stature. Not only loved by her students, who currently are employed in reputed firms; for her passion to mingle freely with every one, Neha Sharma enjoys the support of her colleagues as well. She is the recipient of “Best PhD Thesis Award” and “Best Paper Presenter at International Conference Award” at National Level by Computer Society of India. Her area of interest includes Data Mining, Database Design, Analysis and Design, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Cloud Computing, Block Chain and Data Science.

Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti


ACM Distinguished Speaker; Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UoK,
Director and Professor, A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology

Dr Amlan Chakrabarti is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, who is presently the Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Director of the A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology, University of Calcutta. He is an M.Tech. from University of Calcutta and did his Doctoral research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Engineering, Princeton University, USA during 2011-2012. He is the recipient of DST BOYSCAST fellowship award in the area of Engineering Science in 2011, Indian National Science Academy Visiting Scientist Fellowship in 2014, JSPS Invitation Research Award from Japan in 2016, Erasmus Mundus Leaders Award from European Union in 2017 and Hamied Visiting Fellowship of University of Cambridge in 2018. He is the Team Leader of European Center for Research in Nuclear Science (CERN, Geneva) ALICE-India project for University of Calcutta and also a key member of the CBM-FAIR project at Darmstadt Germany. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence in Systems Biology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Calcutta funded by MHRD (TEQIP-II).

Valentina Emilia Balas


Professor, Department of Automatics and Applied Software faculty of Engineering, University of Arad, Romania

Dr. Valentina E. Balas is currently Professor at the University Aurel Vlaicu of Arad, Romania. She is author of more than 270 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation. She is Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Boards for national and international journals, serves as reviewer for many International Journals. She is General Co-Chair to seven editions of International Workshop Soft Computing Applications (SOFA) starting from 2005. Dr. Balas was editor for more than 25 books in Springer and Elsevier. She is series editor for the work entitled Elsevier Biomedical Engineering from October 2017. Dr. Balas was participating in many international conferences as General Chair, Organizer, Session Chair and member in International Program Committee. She was Vice-president (Awards) of IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015), responsible with recruiting to European Society for Fuzzy logic and Technology – EUSFLAT (2011-2013), Senior member IEEE, member in Technical Committees to Fuzzy Sets and Systems and Emergent Technologies to IEEE CIS and member in Technical Committee to Soft Computing to IEEE SMC.

Jan Martinovic


IT4Innovations, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Dr. Jan Martinovič is currently Head of Advanced Data Analysis and Simulation Lab at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. His research activities are focused on information retrieval, data processing, design and development of information systems and disaster management. His activities also cover a development HPC as a Service Middleware which allows to use HPC infrastructure remotely by specific API. Jan is coordinator of the H2020 ICT project LEXIS (Large-scale Execution for Industry & Society). He had previous experience with coordination of the different contracted research activities with international and national companies such as Microsoft Corporation USA or ArcelorMittal Frýdek-Místek a.s. Czech Republic and had responsibility for the technical coordination of the several national projects. He was the Leader of IT4I as a partner of the two H2020-FETHPC-2014 projects ANTAREX (AutoTuning and Adaptivity appRoach for Energy efficient eXascale HPC systems, and ExCAPE (Exascale Compound Activity Prediction, He is also responsible for the research and development team of FLOREON+ system ( - a system for disaster management support. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences.

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