Moderator: Sridhar Iyer
Bio: Sridhar Iyer received the M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from NMSU, USA in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from Delhi University, India in 2017. He received the young scientist award from the DST/SERB, Govt. of India in 2013, and the Young Researcher Award from Institute of Scholars in 2021. He is also the Recipient of the Protsahan Award from IEEE ComSoc, Bangalore. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor in the Dept. of ECE, KLE Technological University Dr MSSCET, Belagavi, Karnataka, India. His research focus includes semantic communications and spectrum enhancement techniques for 6G wireless networks, and efficient design and resource optimization of the flexi-grid EONs enabled by SDM. He has published over 90 reviewed articles in the aforementioned areas.
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Panelist 1: Anshuman Kalla
Bio: Dr. Anshuman Kalla (Senior Member IEEE) is working as Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, CGPIT, Uka Tarsadia University (UTU), India. Dr. Kalla has more than twelve years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Kalla is a senior IEEE member. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher at Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland. He graduated as an Engineer from Govt. Engineering College Bikaner in 2004. He did Master of Science in Telecommunications and Wireless Networking from ISEP, Paris, France in 2008 and another Master from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France in 2011. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2017. Dr. Kalla was
recipient of Master’s scholarships for pursuing both the Master programs. Dr. Kalla has delivered invited sessions and talks during various Short Term Courses, Faculty Development Programs, Workshops and Conferences. In particular, he has delivered tutorials at IEEE 5G World Forum, 2021, IEEE ANTS 2020, and IEEE 5G World Forum, 2020. He has published papers in reputed international journals such as Elsevier (JII, IPM, JNCA, COMNET, ICT Express), IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Computer, and IEEE EMR. His area of interests are Blockchain, 5G, 6G, IoT, Information Centric Networking, Software Defined Networking, Next Generation Networks. For more info:
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Panelist 2: Rahul Pandya
Bio: Dr. Rahul Pandya completed his M.Tech. from the Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. from Bharti School of Telecommunication, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 2014. He worked as the Sr. Network Design Engineer in the Optical Networking Industry, Infinera Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, from 2014 to 2018. Later, from 2018 to 2020, he worked as the Assistant Professor, ECE Department, National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Currently, he is working in the Electrical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad. His research areas are Wireless Communication, Optical Communication, Optical Networks, Computer Networks, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. He works on multiple projects, such as SERB, SPARC, SGNF, and RSM.
Panelist 3: Sudeep Tanwar
Bio: Sudeep Tanwar (Senior Member, IEEE) is working as a full professor at the Nirma University, India. He is also a Visiting Professor with Jan Wyzykowski University, Poland, and the University of Pitesti, Romania. His research interests include blockchain technology, wireless sensor networks, fog computing, smart grid, and the IoT. He initiated the research field of blockchain technology adoption in various verticals in 2017. His H-index as per Google Scholar and Scopus is 57 and 45, respectively. He has authored 04 books and edited 20 books, more than 300 technical articles, including top journals and top conferences. He has been awarded the Best Research Paper Awards from IEEE IWCMC-2021, IEEE ICCCA-2021, IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, IEEE ICC 2019, and Springer ICRIC-2019. He has also won the Dr KW Wong Annual Best Paper Prize for 2021 sponsored by Elsevier (publishers of JISA). He has served many international conferences as a member of the Organizing Committee, such as the Publication Chair for FTNCT-2020, ICCIC 2020, and WiMob2019, and a General Chair for IC4S 2019, 2020, ICCSDF 2020, FTNCT 2021. He is also serving the editorial boards of COMCOM-Elsevier, IJCS-Wiley, Cyber Security and Applications- Elsevier, Frontiers of blockchain, and SPY, Wiley. He is also leading the ST Research Laboratory, where group members are working on the latest cutting-edge technologies.
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Panelist 4: Neelakandan Rajamohan
Bio: Dr. Neelakandan obtained his PhD from IIT Madras in 2016 in the area of wireless communication. At present, he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Sciences in IIT Goa. Previously, he had been serving for IIITDM Kancheepuram and VIT University Vellore.
His research areas include signal processing for 4G, 5G wireless networks, massive MIMO, mmWave communication and beamforming. He has published several of his research work in reputed journals including IEEE Transactions and IEEE Communication Letters.