DISCOVER solicits paper submissions across six tracks as listed...



S. D. Sudarsan, Executive Director, CDAC, Bangalore

Dr. Sithu D. Sudarsan is serving CDAC as Executive Director since August 2020. Prior to this he was with ABB India Corporate Software Research Team for more than seven years. Before joining ABB in 2012, Dr. Sudarsan was with US Food and Drug Administration as a Visiting Scientist leading their Semantic Data Mining research and development program and received FDA's Outstanding Service Award for his contributions (2012). Dr. Sudarsan has a Ph.D. in Applied Computing from the USA and awarded Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Award. He has over 90 publications/presentations to his credit. Prior to joining FDA, he was with CEDT, ERDCI, and CRL‐BEL. Dr. Sudarsan has undertaken three decades of R&D as a researcher and manager with diverse technical and domain experience. Organized professional meetings and seminars at International and National Level. He is active with professional bodies including IEEE, ACM, and IETE. He has involved in various standards related activities at IEC/ISO/BIS and various committees as well as task forces.

Title of the talk: Digital Society and Communications
Heiko Koziolek, Corporate Research Fellow, ABB AG Corporate Research Center, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Heiko Koziolek is Corporate Research Fellow for software architecture at ABB Research in Ladenburg, Germany. After obtaining a PhD in software engineering in 2008, he has been leading research projects on software architectures and technologies for industrial process control and consults ABB software development units for the design of large-scale software systems. His research is concerned with predicting software performance and analyzing software maintainability, specifically in applied research projects connected to product development. He received Most Influential Paper awards of the Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (2019) and the IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (2021). He is co-author of the book "Modeling and Simulating Software Architecture", published by MIT Press in 2016. His professional activities include serving as Associate Editor at Elsevier’s Journal of Systems and Software as well as being program committee member of ICSA, ECSA, SEAA, and ICSE. He is a former member of the German "Platform Industry 4.0" and an active member of the Open Group's "Open Process Automation Forum" and the German Computer Science Society.
Title of the talk: Software Architecture Challenges in Industrial Process Automation: from Code Generation to Cloud-native Service Orchestration 
Snehansu Saha, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, BITS Pilani K. K. Birla Goa Campus

Dr. Snehanshu Saha is a Mathematician and Computer scientist. He has vast domain knowledge and works extensively in Machine Learning Theory, Econometric Models and applied Computational modeling. He has over 14 years of experience in teaching and handling research oriented projects and has already published papers in High-Impact Journals such as IEEE and ACM Transactions related to the methodologies in Learning Theory, optimization and Deep Neural networks. Dr. Saha is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM and Fellow of IETE. His research focuses on point-wise smooth approximations of gradient, discovering activation functions from data, new activation functions in Deep learning and parameter inferences, smoothness and convexity studies of loss functions, methods in interpretable deep learning, novel loss functions in back-propagation, Chaotic Neural Networks etc. Dr. Saha is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and heads the Anuradha and Prashanth Palakurthi Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (APPCAIR), BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus.

Title of the talk: Optimization: A Multi-armed Bandit in Deep Neural Nets
A. G. Ramakrishnan, Senior Professor, MILE Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Associate Faculty, Centre for Neuroscience, IISc Bangalore

A. G. Ramakrishnan is a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering and an Associate Faculty Member at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science. He obtained his Masters in Electrical Engineering and Ph D in Biomedical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has graduated 19 Ph.D., 16 M.Tech. by Research, and guided over 100 M. Tech. projects at IISc. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. As the leader of a research consortium, he was instrumental in creating handwriting recognition technologies for eight Indian languages. He received Manthan award (South East Asia and Asia Pacific) twice for creating audio books for blind students through his OCR and TTS in Tamil and Kannada. His current areas of research include speech recognition in Indic languages, decoding of imagined words from EEG, brain functional connectivity analysis in modified states of consciousness and the study of the neural control and physiological mechanisms behind the health and therapeutic effects of deep breathing. For his earlier work on evoked potentials from leprosy patients, he had received Sir Watt Kay Young Researcher’s Prize from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Research Labs, Bangalore India from May 2002 to August 2003. He is an invited member of the Senate of IIIT-Allahabad, Prayagraj and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Indian Language Internet Alliance. He was a member of the Knowledge Commission, Government of Karnataka during 2017-2020. He is also one of the founder directors of RaGaVeRa Indic Technologies Private Limited recognized by Karnataka Government as one of the Elevate 2019 Startup winners. The Kannada TTS developed by RaGaVeRa has been evaluated to be better in quality than Google’s Wavenet TTS and Nuance’s Kannada TTS. He is also the Advisor-Neuroscience of Feedfront Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru.
Title of the talk: Patterns in EEG: from biometrics to altered state of consciousness
C. Pandurangan, Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair Professor, IISc Bangalore

C. Pandurangan was Professor, CSE Dept. at IIT Madras from 1985 to July 2021. Since August 2021, Prof. Chandrasekaran Pandu Rangan is hosted in the Department of CSA as Professor Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair Professor. His primary areas of interests are Algorithms and Cryptography. Prof. Pandu Rangan served as Venky Harinarayanan Anand Rajaraman Chair Professor in the Department of Computer science and Engineering, IIT, Madras, Chennai, India until his superannuation in July 2021.
Title of the talk: ZERO Knowledge Protocol - A Curtain Raiser


Conference Venue

JNN College of Engineering
Shimoga, Karnataka - 577204, India.


IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section


Organizing Chairs

S. V. Sathyanarayana
svs [at] ieee [dot] org

Manjunatha P.
manjup.jnnce [at] ieee [dot] org