Speakers & Session Chairs

Department of CSE/IT/MCA

Dr. Deveshkumar.C.Jinwala,
Dean & Professor
SVNIT, Surat

Dr. Jinwala Deveshkumar C. did his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering and post-graduation & PhD in Computer Engineering, having carried out his research work at SVNIT, Surat, in close association with Space Application Center, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad. He has more than 20 years of experience. His main research areas are Security, Privacy Issues in Resource Constrained Environments ,Attribute Based Cryptography, Software Requirements Specifications and Ontologies

Dr. Priyank Thakkar,
Associate Professor
Nirma University,Ahmedabad

Dr. Priyank B Thakkar did his graduation in Engineering, post-graduation in M.Tech. & PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from Nirma University Institute of Technology. He is associate professor at Nirma University .He has more than 15 years of experience as assistant professor. His main research areas are Data & Web Mining, Machine Learning, Soft Computing, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

Shri Nilesh Desai ,
Assistant Deputy Director of SSAA ,SAC
ISRO, Ahmedabad

Shri Nilesh did his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Gold medalfrom Gujarat University. He has more than 32 years of experience. Shri Nilesh Desai is a Deputy Director of SatCOM and navigation Application Area of SAC. He has been involved in design and development of Chandrayaan-2,RISAT-I, ScatSatScatterometers and SAR. He served as Deputy Director of MRSA.He is responsible for designing of different type of receiver for NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation)..

Mr. Sudhir Agarwal,
HEAD,Communication Application
ISRO, Ahmedabad

Shri Sudhir Agarwal did his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Gold medal and post-graduation in MBA-Finance (Gold medal) from Gujarat University. Agarwal is Heading Communication Applications at ISRO Ahmedabad. He has more than 25 years of experience in Satellite communication applications. He is Dy. Project Director for Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) HUB and GSAT-11 Ground system.He mentored prestigious UN sponsored M.Tech. level programme on Satellite communication as well as Global Navigation Systems, guiding students from SARRC countries on various projects.He is Life Fellow of IETE, Life Member of ISTE and ASCI.

Mr. Premal Vyas,
Innovation Lead @Cloud First,
Accenture, India

Shri Premal Vyas has completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering from north Gujarat University and Post-graduation from BITS, Pilani. He has also completed Sr. Management Program from IIM Calcutta, He is PMP certified from PMI, USA. He is currently associated with Accenture. He has more than 15 years of industry experience. His main research areas are IoT, Big Data, Android, IOS and Python.

Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Andrzej T. Moczko,
Associate Professor
Wroclaw University, Poland

Dr. Andrzej T. Moczko is working as an Associate Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. From 1991 to 1992 he was a research fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 1994 to 1995, he completed post graduate study in business management and received a diploma from Central Connecticut State University. In 1996, Dr. Moczko joined TPM Consulting in Wrocław to introduce the most innovative and reliable NDT systems for in-situ examination of concrete structures in Poland, particularly bridges. Dr. Moczko is a Senior Member of RILEM and was an active member of Technical Committee 212-ACD (Acoustic Emission and Related NDE Techniques for Crack Detection and Damage Evaluation in Concrete). He is the Secretary of Technical Committee 207-INR (Interpretation of NDT Results and Assessment of RC Structures), member of the Science Committee of the Polish Society of Civil Engineers and member of the Polish Committee for Standardization and is responsible for standards development for NDT techniques for concrete structures.

Dr. Deepankar Choudhary,
IIT, Mumbai.

Dr. Deepankar Choudhary is one of the renowned faces in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. He is presently holding the position of Institute Chair Professor at IIT Bombay and is Professor in the department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. He is also serving as an Adjunct Professor of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi, India. CSIR – Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2002. He also received Prof. G. A. Leonard’s Best Ph.D. Thesis Biennial Award for years 2001 and 2002 from Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi. He completed his M.E. in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2000. He got his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1997. His Contributions to the field of Geotechnical Engineering is that he developed innovative simple and cost-effective new design methods for earthquake resistant design of foundation system including combined pile-raft foundation system and various geotechnical structures.

Dr. Pranab Kumar Mohapatra,
IIT, Gandhinagar.

Dr. Pranab Kumar Mohapatra is a Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. Earlier he was a Professor at IIT Kanpur; Associate Professor at University of South Carolina, USA; Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur; Assistant Professor, IIT Madras. He has also worked as a Project Associate, University of South Carolina, USA and Scientist ‘B’ at N.I.H. Roorkee. He received Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in1991. He completed M.Tech from IIT Kanpur in 1999 and B.Sc. Engineering from Indira Gandhi Institute of Tech., Orissa in 1988. His areas of research are Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Transients in pipe flow, Transients in open channel flow and Frequency domain analysis in pipe flow.

Dr. A V Thomas ,
Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE)

Dr. A V Thomas is the Director of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE). He holds thirty years of Teaching/Research/Consultancy/Administrative experience in University/Engineering Higher Education. He has received Ph.D. in Construction Engineering & Management and M.Tech. in Building Technology & Construction Management from IIT Madras and B. E in Civil Engineering from B.V.M Engineering College, V. V. Nagar. He has an extensive experience in higher education, academic, administration covering system development in teaching, learning and quality & standards, project implementation etc. He was the Deputy Dean (Academic) at International College of Engineering and Management, Oman: Associate Professor, CEPT University; Professor and Head at Charutar University of Science and Technology for more than 2 years.

Dr. P J Gundaliya ,
L. D.College of Engineering, Ahmedabad

Dr. P J Gundaliya is a Professor in Civil engineering at L. D.College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat since 2015. Earlier he was working in TEQIP-II at SPFU-Gujarat as Ad. Co-ordinator. Previously he was at the post of Associate Professor in various Government Engineering colleges. He received his Ph.D. and M.Tech under QIP Scheme in Transportation Engineering from IIT Bombay, B.E. in Civil Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (K.R.E.C.), which has now been renamed as National Institute of Technology (NIT). Dr. P J Gundaliya’s Ph. D. Thesis was on "Heterogeneous traffic flow modeling for an arterial road using cellular automata.” under the guidance of Prof.S.L.Dhingra & Prof. Tom V. Mathew. His area of research is simulation, urban planning, transport modeling, accident analysis, road safety, intelligent transport system, infrastructure development, traffic psychology etc.

Department of Electronics & Communication

Dr. Vithal N. Kamat ,
Managing Director,
Baroda Electric Meters Ltd, V. V. Nagar

Dr. Vithal Narasinha Kamat (born in Mumbai, India in 1963) received his Doctorate in 1996 in the field of Artificial Intelligence from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where, as a Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Student, he specialized in Learning Machines. He has a Master of Technology (1986) in Control and Instrumentation (Elect. Engg.), from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received Bachelor Degree with Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering from BVM Engg. College, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India in 1984.

Dr. Monika Aggarwal ,
Associate Professor
IIT, Delhi.

Dr. Monika Aggarwal received the B.Tech. Degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, India, and the Ph. D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. She was employed with Hughes Software Systems (HSS), Gurgaon, India from 1999 to 2002. During 2001 she was a visiting researcher in the Dept. of Systems and Control, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. She joined C.A.R.E, I.I.T Delhi as Asst. Professor in Jan.2003.

Mr. Nilesh Ranpura ,
Project Manager,
eInfochips, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Nilesh Ranpura is working as Project Manager-ASIC at e- Infochips, Ahmedabad. He is having 16+ years of experience in VLSI Design Cycle, Methodologies, Project execution and ODC set up. He had participated in multiple projects for Verification, Physical design, DFT in the area of bus interface and Networking domain for Multi-million gate count SoC. He is specialized in ASIC product development and ODC growth solutions.

Dr. Jignesh Sarvaiya,
Associate Professor
SVNIT, Surat

Dr. Jignesh N. Sarvaiya received his Doctorate in 2013 in the field of Electronics Engineering from the S.V.N.I.T, Surat. He has a Master of Technology (2006) in Bio-Medical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. His research area are Signal & Image Processing, Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Electronics System Design. He own membership of IEEE, ISTE and IJERIA.

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Robert Lis ,
Associate Professor.
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw

Dr. Robert Lis has 4 research projects (grants) financed by Polish State Committee for Scientific Research/ Ministry of Science and Higher Education – researcher/main researcher. He has 8 research projects financed by industry partners (Electric Power Research Institute EPRI USA, PSE S.A. - Polish Power Grid Co., Power Distribution Company Tauron,– leader and main investigator. He has 3 books pulished and more than 20 National and International Papers Published.

Dr.Vasundhra Mahajan ,
Assistant Professor

Dr. Vasundhra Mahajan has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT, Raipur (formerly GEC), Chhattisgarh in 1999. She has done Master of Technology in Power System Engineering in 2005 and Doctorate in 2014 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Utarakhand. There after she has joined SardarVallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat in 2007 as assistant professor. Her research interest includes power quality, active power filters, flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), artificial intelligence in power system engineering, planning and management, congestion management and deregulation.

Dr. Bhavesh Bhalja ,
Associate Professor,
IIT, Roorkee.

Dr. Bhavesh Bhalja is awarded twice by Young Engineers Award by Institution of Engineers, India in 2009 and 2007. He got Best Poster for the paper titled “Miscordination of Relay in Radial Distribution Network Containing Distributed Generation” at IEEE Conference on Recent Advances in Intelligent Computational Systems, Sep 22-24, 2011, Trivandrum, India. He has got prize of Rs. 3000/- for an article in IEEMA Journal, Mumbai, India in 2005.He is Associate Editor of Canadian Journal of Electrical & Computer Engineering, IEEE Canada. He is working as a Reviewer of EEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IET GTD, Electrical Power and Energy System and Electric Power Components and Systems. He is currently involved in Research Project of Rs. 50,00,000/- from Department of Science & Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.He has total 97 National and International papers to his credit. He has 5 projects which are sponsored under government schemes.

Dr. Mahmadasraf A. Mulla,
Associate Professor
SVNIT, Surat

Dr. Mahmadasraf A. Mulla has a total experience of 19 years and he is also a senior member in IEEE. He has published 1book. He has total 33 publications in referred journals and conferences. He has 10 articles published in National and International Journals . He has also contributed in 23 Conference Articles at National and International Levels. He has worked twice as a the coordinator for conducting examination of DGVCL recruitment ofJunior Engineer. He has also acted as session chair in National and International conferences.

Mr. Vinesh Kapadia ,
System Engineer

Mr. Vinesh Kapadia From more than 10 years, is working as a Systems Engineer in Bombardier. As far as Academics field is concerned he has served as Head of Department at SNPIT &RC ,Umrakh , Bardoli .He has also worked as Senior Domain Engineer in ABB. He has submitted his Thesis work for Ph.D in domain of PowerElectronics-Control-AC Drives. He has also published various papers in International as well as National Journals. He is life time member of ISTE and member of IETE. He has also received ISTE-Stripes of Redeemer National Award for the Best ISTE Chapter Chairman (Engineering College) 2015.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. A. A. Shaikh,
Associate Professor
SVNIT, Surat

Dr. A. A. Shaikh have guided 05 (Ph.D.), 08 (Ongoing) and 57 (M.Tech). He has a Patent in Roller bending machine for continuous bending of blanks in to constant and varying cross section shells/sections. His Area of Interest is Composite material: characterization and machining CAD/CAE/ Reverse engineering. He had published more than 54 papers in International Journal and more than 29 in national journal. He had delivered 27 Expert Lectures.

Dr. Atul Srivastava,
IIT, Mumbai

Dr. Atul Srivastava is well known academician working as Professor in Mechanical Engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He holds more than 11 years of Teaching/Research/Consultancy/Administrative experience in University/Engineering Higher Education.

Dr Vishvesh Jayantbhai Badheka,
PDPU, Gandhinagar

Dr Vishvesh Jayantbhai Badheka has achieved Dr Vikram Sarabhai Award for the year 2009-10. His academic journey was, completed his B.E. Metallurgical Engineering in 2000, M.E. Indutrial Metallurgy in 2002, Ph.D Metallurgical Engineering in 2007, Diploma International Welding Engineer, International Institute of Welding, France in 2011. He published more than 40 Papers in different Journals.

Dr.Channiwala Salim Abbasbhai,
SVNIT, Surat

Dr. Channiwala Salim Abbasbhai has more than 36 years of Teaching/ Research/ Consultancy/ Administrative experience in University/Engineering Higher Education. He was awarded with ,Young scientist award & silver medal (2nd Prize) for the Second Best Paper entitled, “Development of a 15 kW (Shaft Power) Down Draft Experimental Research Gasifier”, at 1st National Technical Meet on Recent Advances in Biomass Gasification Process & Technology, held at I.I.T., Bombay, Sept’89., Young Scientist Award & Gold Medal (1st Prize) for the best paper entitled “On Performance of Downdraft Gasifier as Influenced by Water Seal”, at 2nd National Technical Meet on Recent Advances in Biomass Gasification Process & Technology, held at Udaipur, Dec’90., Ujas Award. , Rotary Award., Bhaikaka award for best paper entitled “Experimental Investigations on Radial Tipped Centrifugal Blower”. He was Dean Post Graduate Studies & Research 2003 to 2005. His RESEARCH AREA is Turbo machines, Hydrogen Fuelled Engine, Dedicated CNG Engine Technology, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Gas Turbine, Combustion Chamber, Plasma Gasification and Pyrolysis of MSW. He did 11 SPONSORED RESEARCH project.

Deepak Acharya,
Chief Operation Officer
Inox India Pvt. Ltd, Gujarat

Deepak Acharya was Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Nagpur, Post graduate in Mechanical Engineering with specification in Welding Engineering from IIT - Roorkee , Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management from Bhavan’s Management Institute. Executive Diploma in Finance Management from Nirma Institute of Management. He has Over 27 years of experience in business operations, strategic planning, business management, product development system implementation, technology transfer and operational due diligence.

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