The 3rd SCS - 2020 Symposium

Keynote

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Symposium Keynote Speakers and Details

3rd SCS - 21-23 September 2020

 

Honoring Symposium Patron and  Symposium General Chair

 

Towards Smart Cities

His Excellency University of Bahrain President Speech

 

Professor Dr.  Riyad  Y.  Hamzah - University of Bahrain President

 

Symposium President Virtual Opening Ceremony Speech - 09:00 am, 21st of September  2020

Zain - E-learning Center 

University of Bahrain - Sukhair - Kingdom of Bahrain

 

3SCS-2020

21-23 September 2020 Symposium Keynote Speakers

 

 Symposium Keynote

Talk

Managing Healthcare Priorities, ..

His Excellency, Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

 

Project Director for the SEHATI-IT project at the Supreme Council of Health Bahrain

  

Symposium Keynote

Talk

KACST Mission of Solar Innovations, .. 

 

Prof.  Hussam Khonkar

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, KACST,
National Center for Solar Energy Technology
Riyadh,

KSA

 

Symposium Keynote

Talk

On the Intersection of Big Data and Privacy, ..

 

Prof. Houssain Kettani

Dakota State University, Madison,

South Dakota,

USA

 

Symposium Keynote Talk

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Models in Cybersecurity, .. 

Prof. El-Sayed El-Alfy is Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals-KFUPM,

KSA

 

Symposium Keynote Talk

Antenna Design for 5G Systems at Sub-6 GHz and Millimeter, ..

Dr. Khan, an A. Professor at the Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter Wave Studies (RIMMS),

Pakistan

 

Symposium Keynote Talk

Bahrain Smart City Society 

by

Dr. Bijan Pio Majidi

CEO Dinamica International Ventures Development W.L.L. 

 

Symposium Keynote Talk

Smart  Building Automation, ...

Eng. Tarek Zakaria Dipl.-Ing. Managing Director of Greentec Automation DMCC, Germany

 

Symposium Keynote Talk

From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities, ..

 

Keynote Speaker:

Volkan Alçınkaya
Title: Global marketing Director
Occupation: Electronic Engineer,

Turkey

Symposium Keynote

Talk

Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, ...

 

Kai Miethig is an Architect and Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in the fields of design, project management and coordination,

Bahrain

 

Symposium Keynote

Talk

White Box cryptography: Applications, Attacks,

Dr Piyush Kumar Shukla

University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya

(Technological 

University of Madhya Pradesh)

 

Symposium Keynote

Talk

Technoprenuership and Design Methodology, ...

 

Dr. Pushan Kumar Dutta. School of Engineering and Technology

Amity University

India

 

3rd  Smart Cities Symposium

  21-23 September 2020, 

Keynote Talks and  Speakers Details 

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

 

Managing Healthcare Priorities through Smart Healthcare Systems

by

His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

Project Director for the SEHATI-IT project at the Supreme Council of Health - Bahrain.

 

TALK ABSTRACT

Embracing Smart Healthcare Systems has been the main challenger for increasing Healthcare costs and the gateway to achieving health system objectives. Countries all over the world seek to elevate Healthcare provision outcomes through digitization initiatives. Industry 4.0 has had a positive disruptive impact on the healthcare ecosystem. The talk will highlight aspects of the impact of smart initiatives in advancing and driving healthcare goals and priorities. The talk will also highlight the steps taken by the Supreme council of health to endorse a smart health care system through the SEHATI project.

Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

Sh. Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has spanned a career of almost 20 years in Healthcare IT. Working at the Royal Medical Services and King Hamad University Hospital as a CIO. He oversaw both clinical and administrative systems as well as the underlying infrastructure. Sh. Khalid holds a masters’ degree in Software Engineering from George Washington University as well as having technical certifications in DB administration and IT Security Architecture. Currently, Sh Khalid is the project director for the SEHATI-IT project at the Supreme Council of health undertaking the digital transformation of the healthcare sector in the kingdom of Bahrain.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK

 

KACST Mission of Solar Innovations to Advance National Industrial Economy Towards CO2 Reductions

 

by

Professor Hussam Khonkar

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, KACST, Water and Energy Research Institute, WERI,
National Center for Solar Energy Technology, Riyadh, KSA.

Professor Hussam Khonkar

Professor\ Hussam Khonkar been awarded the Mission Innovation Prize 2019, he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Solar Thermal) from Reading University, U.K., 1996. He was the first Saudi to get B.Sc. in Engineering of Renewable Energy from Colorado Tech. University, USA 1987. He has been working with KACST since then, he is also Board Members of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy KA Care. , in 1989 Dr. Khonkar worked along in Saudi German HYSOLAR producing hydrogen by solar and Have the educational program as well as 2Kw project at King Abdulaziz University. Moreover, Dr. Khonkar served as the Deputy Director of the Measurement and Instrumentation Center for more than 8 years at KACST and participated on Technical Committee of Saudi Arabia Standard Organization SASO and GCC standard In addition, he has been Adjunct Faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology, USA, and King Saud University, Riyadh. He worked at IBM T.J. Watson research center in New York for four years as researcher international assignee to develop CPV for KACST.  Dr. Khonkar submitted more than 20 patents in Saudi Arabia and internationally he has more the 188 publication and technical reports. He been award a Gold Medal for a patent in April 2007, from 35th International Exhibition of Inventions for New Energy Techniques and Products, in Geneva. He is a member of Scientific Committee in Research Grants Program for Saudi Universities, He is one of the planner largest 10 Megawatt Khafji Solar PV installation for desalination in the world 2019.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK

 

On the Intersection of Big Data and Privacy

by

Prof. Houssain Kettani

Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota,

USA

TALK ABSTRACT

 

A struggle has emerged in relation to the sacredness of one’s private information and the importance of moving forward in a digital world of social media, smart devices, and Big Data – an era known as the Age of Context. A real cause for concern has emerged regarding the seriousness of keeping data private while facilitating efforts to encourage and support emerging technologies. This includes data collection methods, a discovery of Big Data processes and purposes, and the identification of risks pertaining to the individual, the military, and the country. It was determined that significant concerns do exist pertaining to data collection, Big Data, and privacy. These concerns not only pertain to the individual, but with military effectiveness and national security. It is important to keep private information private and it is equally important, if done in an ethical manner, to allow certain entities access to this data for the benefit of the user of whom the data belongs, the benefit of the organization, and the benefit of the nation. Big Data is the key to housing this information and as such is growing at a phenomenal rate. The basis as to what data an organization can collect, store, have access to, and share is continuing to be litigated in the courts and legislated by state and national law makers. The use of data collection processes and devices and other technologies, and the storage of the information that they capture is being contested in a wide range of course setting, which makes the future use of these technologies likely to be as much a legal issue as it is a technology issue. As we move forward in this exciting Age of Context, social media, and Big Data, let us pursue an ever-greater means of integrating our environment without compromising or sacrificing one of our most precious assets, our personal and private information.

Prof. Houssain Kettani

Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 1998, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Kettani served as faculty member at the University of South Alabama (2002-2003), Jackson State University (2003-2007), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007-2012), Fort Hays State University (2012-2016), Florida Polytechnic University (2016-2018) and Dakota State University since 2018. Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska in summer of 2008 and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in summer of 2010. Dr. Kettani’s research interests include algorithms, cybersecurity, machine learning and population studies. He presented his research in over one hundred refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over six hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding in millions of dollars for research and education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD, and NRC.

 

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

Smart  Building Automation

 

by

Tarek Zakaria

Tarek Zakaria Dipl.-Ing. Managing Director of Greentec Automation DMCC, Germany

Tarek Zakaria

Tarek Zakaria Dipl.-Ing. Managing Director of Greentec Automation DMCC Dubai /UAE,  moved from Germany in 2002 Dubai/UAE with a mission to develop the ME & African regions for Smart Building Automation technology based on the worldwide KNX protocol. Actually, Tarek is president of the KNX Association Middle East. KNX global HQ located in Brussels and having more than 370 members from the building relevant industries. Started his career in Germany 35 years ago and graduated in the Electrical Engineering from the Technical Engineering University Bremen/Germany. 25 years was employed with ABB as regional manager for building technologies developing the European and the Middle East, African markets for the KNX building technology. Encouraging consultants, architects, engineers, system integrators and technology providers to implement energy efficient building technologies in all the different segment of buildings like commercial, residential, hospitals, hotels & resorts. In addition, he is also a founder & member of the board of the Emirates Green Building Council (EBGC) in the UAE & is actively involved in promoting the green building initiatives. A person to listen to for work on implementing energy efficient buildings which now has reached high acceptance throughout the region to implement high performance buildings with EGBC, ESTIDAMA ratings and LEED certifications.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Models in Cybersecurity: Potentials, Tools, and Risks

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Prof. El-Sayed El-Alfy is Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,

KFUPM, KSA

 

TALK ABSTRACT

With the increasing reliance on smart devices and computing-enabled infrastructure for automated systems, cybersecurity has become a growing field of interest and investment. Artificial intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly and its recent technological advances have gained global importance in many domains including the digital world of cybersecurity. AI-driven systems can be a blessing or curse for cybersecurity experts and criminals alike. For instance, while cybersecurity experts are harnessing the potential of AI to develop countering solutions for hacking activities, cybercriminals can employ it to build more smart malware agents to adapt and launch illusive attacks that are hard to fight. Governments, organizations, businesses and individuals need to be aware of the game and the potentials and limitations of AI techniques to be prepared to combat cybercrimes by investing in the research and development of innovative solutions in order to protect our vital information and critical systems from adversaries and potential catastrophic cyber threats. In this talk, we provide an overview of artificial intelligence techniques from machine learning to deep learning models and how they have been applied in cybersecurity..

 

Prof. El-Sayed El-Alfy

El-Sayed M. El-Alfy}, Professor King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He has 25+ years of experience in industry and academia involving research, teaching, supervision, curriculum design, program assessment and quality assurance. He is ABET/CSAB Program Evaluator and IEEE Senior Member. He worked as a consultant and reviewer for NCAAA, and several universities and research agents in various countries. He is an active researcher in machine learning and nature-inspired computing and applications to data science and cyber analytics, pattern recognition, multimedia forensics, and security systems. He published numerously in peer-reviewed int’l journals and conferences, edited a number of books, contributed to organization of many int’l conferences, served as guest editor for a number of special issues, and been in editorial board of a number of premium journals including IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, International Journal on Trust Management in Computing and Communications, and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence (JETWI). He co-founded and coordinated a research group on Intelligent Systems at KFUPM. He is a member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and x-member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society. His work has been internationally recognized and received several awards.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

Bahrain Smart City Society 

by

Dr. Bijan Pio Majidi

CEO Dinamica International Ventures Development W.L.L. 

TALK ABSTRACT

 

Mobility is just one of the smart cities domains, but nonetheless, a vitally important one, influencing our personal life in many  ways. Personal mobility is evolving  quickly and the paradigm is shifting from ICE vehicle mobility centric solutions to personal centric ,micro and multimodal, mobility,  with impactful consequence on urban planning, infrastructures retrofitting and development, innovative technology deployment and  bespoke regulations, policies and legislation. The automotive revolution  creating the emergence and increasing  deployment of E-CASE: E-business models, Connected, Autonomous, Shared and  Electric vehicles, opens a new chapter in the role of regulators, infrastructure developers, urban planners, municipalities, utility electricity providers,   telecommunication companies, IT, big data and analytics authorities and EV charging network developers and operators.  Multiple nations have set ambitious policy goals for E-CASE adoption and are setting essential steps, as an example, to prioritize transportation  electrification as a key strategy to reduce fossil fuel dependence, reduce energy costs, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.  EV adoption is  projected to grow in the next 5 years across the world, in a heterogeneous way; there will be countries that will go all-court, obtaining real benefits for  all its stakeholders and citizens, and those who will only go with declarations of intent and PR stunts. To succeed, there must be economical convenience for the vehicle end-user/owner and fleet owners (public and private), and viable business models for those who invest, develop and manage the required EV charging infrastructure.  The E-CASE adaptation, penetration speed and benefits (environmental, economical, safety, privacy and quality of life), will depend significantly on the regulators’ vision, policies, budget, legislation, time-to-market planning and implementation capabilities. Bahrain, due to its intrinsic characteristics, dimensions and geographical location, its government vision, openness to innovation and its commitment to citizens’ well-being, has the opportunity to become a real best-practice nation with significant benefits for all its stake-holders. This presentation aims to outline a  feasible, scalable and sustainable planning and implementation roadmap based on the principle: Think big (long term vision), start small (selected significant pilots), produce quick wins (that are scalable) and scale-up in PPP fashion (with best fit partners).

Dr. Bijan Pio Majidi

Dr. Bijan Pio Majidi, born in Livorno, Italy, an Italian citizen, multilingual and multicultural, is the founder and CEO of Dinamica International, Board Member and Programs Director BSCS (Bahrain Smart City Society), and Strategic Advisor to Cities Forum (Sustainable Urban Development ) UK. He is an accomplished international business innovator, entrepreneur and chief executive, with a 30+ year track record in multimillion dollar business start-ups, scale-ups, turnarounds, digital transformations, joint ventures, M&As, IPOs and international market penetrations in North America, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. He has served as a senior executive across diverse industries (IT, telecommunications, financial and insurance services, automotive, transportation, mobility and management consulting), and most significantly held the positions: Vice President Olivetti North America, CEO Mondus-Telecom Italia, Senior Vice President Tiscali Telecommunications Europe, Country General Manager Fiat Auto Netherlands, General Manager Mobility Targa Service Europe,  Managing Director Manuli Rubber Industries, Managing Director KCS Consulting  and Senior General Manager E K Kanoo and Motor City Holding in Bahrain. Dr. Majidi currently collaborates as senior advisor, executive coach and interim director with boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs and government  authorities, in the development of  business  and operations innovation, restructuring and digital transformation projects.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK

 

Antenna Design for 5G Systems at Sub-6 GHz and Millimeter-Wave Bands

 

by

Dr. Muhammad Umar Khan
Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter Wave Studies (RIMMS), Pakistan.

TALK ABSTRACT

 

5G communication Standard is the future of wireless mobile services. It will help in the realization of the data hungry technologies and will be the enabling technology for IoT, autonomous cars, smart cities etc. The 5G technology will rely on several frequency bands including the millimeter-wave bands to achieve extremely high data rates. The performance of a 5G system greatly rely on the design of its wireless transceiver. Among this, antenna design is of paramount importance.  In a limited space, multiple antennas covering widely spaced bands with stringent radiation characteristics are required. This talk will focus on the design of antennas for 5G. It will cover both the designs and antenna requirements in the sub-6 GHz bands and in the millimeter-wave bands. Different scenarios will be presented to explain how the antenna design can affect the performance of a MIMO system and based on which, antenna designs for 5G will be presented.

Dr. Muhammad Umar Khan

Dr. Khan is an assistant professor at the Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter Wave Studies (RIMMS). He obtained his bachelor’s in electrical engineering degree from Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Karachi, Pakistan in 2006. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from GIK Instittue of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Topi, Pakistan in 2008. He received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 2015. His research focus during his doctorate studies was on Microwave and Antenna Systems Design. As part of the Antennas and Microwave Structure Design (AMSD) laboratory at KFUPM, he worked on Electrically Small Antennas and MIMO Antenna Systems. In Fall 2019, he spent a semester as a visiting researcher at University of Central Florida (UCF), FL, USA and worked under the supervision of Prof. Raj Mittra. Dr. Khan has more than a decade long association with academia. He has taught at GIK Institute and KFUPM. Since joining NUST, he has served in several committees related to research policy and graduate curriculum. His current research interests include Printed Antennas and Antenna Arrays, MIMO Antenna Systems, Millimeter-Wave antennas, Reconfigurable Antennas, Applied Electromagnetics, Microwave Electronics and Microwave System Design. He has published 50 refereed journal and conference papers and has one issued patent with the USPO. Dr. Khan is a Member of US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
 

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

Automated Building and Homes a Smart City consist of:  From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities

 

by

Smart Cities and Cyber- Security SectorInterra

Volkan Alçınkaya, Global marketing Director, Turkey.

Presentation by Eng. Nihat Aslandogdu, Head of Interra Academy, Export Technical Manager Occupation.

ABSTRACT

Let's compare smart cities to a community of people, the smallest unit in a community is the individual and the family. If it is not a smart city, we can call it an individual or family. When we consider buildings here, smart systems have been implemented in our buildings for a long time. It treats me as a common system under the automation of many structures and systems that are now required in the networks. Illuminations, elevators, sensors and pumps are the nerve endings of the building and there is a constant flow of information. This information is sent to a common point inside or outside the building. It ensures that the management of this building is energy-efficient and that they are kept under control. It also offers much more comfort, health and safety for people living in it.  Other topics in the keynote;  Digital Twin,  How smart offices, rooms change the future of work and living places.

Dir, Eng. Volkan Alçınkaya

 

Keynote Speaker, Eng. Volkan Alçınkaya, Global marketing Director and now his occupation: Electronic Engineer. Volkan Alçınkaya was born and grew up in Istanbul. Abant İ. B. Üniversity Industrial Electronik (2000), Freiburg University Berner Fachhochschule (Elektro-Kommunation Techniken) He has started his carrier at TürCOntrolSystemen AG German manufacturer for Building communication and established subsidiary in turkey İstanbul. He’s now leading the export department in Interra and board member. Brought different approach to the building by dedicated solution on commercial, residential and hotel application.

 

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

Design, Architecture, Urban Planning for Humans

Waste Management and Recycling must be considered

by

Speaker: Kai Miethig
(Wastrepreneur  & Founder of W-AI-STE, Bahrain)

 

TALK ABSTRACT

Anything worldwide, in general, is designed, planned and made suitable for human usage. May it be a car, a bottle, a tool, a bag or a house. A neighborhood, a park, a computer, mobile or TV. All these items and structures have a limited life duration. From a few seconds like a bag up to a few hundred years maybe, so everything has to come to an end, but what after usage/life ends? Throwing away is not a solution, actually, it is never a solution. All that products humans create has an end and these products will not vanish like whatever comes from animals will disappear.  So we need o start considering in any design the waste management and recycling possibilities to achieve sustainable design, fitting to human behavior.

 

 

Kai Miethig
 

Kai Miethig is an Architect and Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in the fields of design, project management and coordination, construction, site supervision, and team leadership. His has professional expertise and social competence in leading teams towards achieving project goals on high efficiency and quality  He is also since many years engaged and experienced in waste management and technology solutions for the ever-increasing worldwide problem of waste and recycling along with humans habits to preserve the environment and nature. He developed recently a special training program suitable for all humans in order to have a better understanding of what waste is exactly, how behavior can be changed as well as how others can be influenced to switch habits for a better world. Environmental awareness along with handy solutions and the respective technologies is his passion.
 

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

White Box cryptography: Applications, Attacks & Countermeasures for Smart City Paradigm

 

by

Dr Piyush Kumar Shukla (PDF, PHD, SMIEEE)

Asso. Professor at University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya

(Technological University of Madhya Pradesh)

 

TALK ABSTRACT

 

In this talk, we will discuss on the white-box cryptography (WBC), its applications, security issues, known attacks, and countermeasures on various WBC designs. The prime objective of this talk is to explore the ways to secure smart and intelligent devices against several security threats. Especially in Digital Resource Management (DRM), as the attacker has full control to access the software implementation, algorithms in WBC. for the smart city paradigm, it is essential to provide adequate security in all aspects.

 Speaker: Dr Piyush Kumar Shukla


Dr Piyush Kumar Shukla (PDF, PHD, SMIEEE) is Associate Professor at University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (Technological University of Madhya Pradesh). He obtained his B.E. (Electronics & Communication Engineering) form RGPV (LNCT), M.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering), RGPV (SATI). He has completed Post Doctorate Fellowship(PDF) recently (March, 2020) under "Information Security Education and Awareness Project Phase II" funded by Ministry of      Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), from SVNIT Surat, Gujarat, India from Department of Computer Engineering. He has published more than 100 research papers/book chapters and books at National/International level that includes very resent IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics paper on “Deep bidirectional classification model for COVID-19 disease infected patients, & “Most downloaded Paper in May-2020, “Deep Transfer Learning Based Classification Model for COVID-19 Disease” IRBM (Innovation and Research in Biomedical engineering), SCI, Elsevier, Impact Factor 1.022,  20 May 2020. He has published more than 20 Indian patents in collaboration with other institutes. He is currently editing 04 international books on Blockchain for Information Security & Privacy (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Innovative Engineering With AI Applications (Wiley-SP), Internet of Everything (IoE) for Biomedical Applications (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis-AAP); Intelligent Sensor Node-based Systems and Applications in Engineering and Sciences (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis-AAP). He is an active reviewer and editorial member of more than 10 reputed International Journals in his research areas, such as IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Journals, and Springer Journals etc. He has teaching and research experience of 15 years. He has been Assistant Registrar, Academic (PhD), Co-Coordinator of Intellectual property Right Cell (RGPV), Co-Coordinator AICTE at RGPV. Dr Shukla has been delivering so many lectures. He is the recipient of many awards and recognition like Selected for Best Researcher Award-2020, 2nd International Research Awards on Science, Health and Engineering by International Research Awards Sciencefather, India. He is also a member of many National Professional bodies: Senior IEEE, ISTE. He has Project Grants under TEQIP-III: 01, Principal Investigator (PI), Titled “Precision Agriculture: Smart Farming with IoT and Drone for increasing productivity of Crops in India” worth of Rs. 3.0 Lakh under research grant funded by TEQIP-III, RGPV, Bhopal. He has delivered more than 25 Expert Lecture and Chaired many Technical Sessions in International Conferences across the world such as the USA.  His research interest includes Machine Intelligence, Medical Image Processing, White-Box Cryptography. He has Supervised 07 PhD Scholars and 50 M.Tech dissertations till date. He has served the department in capacity of PG In-charge/Coordinator M.Tech, DDIPG programs, Department Coordinator NBA, NAAC, and NIRF & also as HoD several times.

 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE TALK 

 

Technoprenuership and Design Methodology – Journey from Research work to Commercialization

by

Dr. Pushan Kumar Dutta

School of Engineering and Technology Amity University, India.

TALK ABSTRACT

 

An entrepreneur is a person who identifies an opportunity, converts it into a product or service, estimates earnings and profit and builds a successful business with it. A technopreneur starts out with nothing but an ‘idea’. He defies existing practices and systems and thinks of doing things differently. He creates a product or solution that uses the heft and capability of technology to change the way something was traditionally done. He succeeded admirably. Do you want to be an Industrial Design Thinking in relation to Smart Ecosystem development? Learn more from our sharing session by Dr Pushan Kumar Datta who is currently the Assistant Professor in School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Kolkata. He is passionate about the dynamics between business and the role that technology and has been identified by the NITI Aayog, as a mentor of change for eastern zone from Mentor India from the professional and industry community to mentor students at ATL and AIC Incubators / startups. He has recently guided mentees to be a part of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, whereby offering mentorship and Incubation programme with three projects selected from Amity University Kolkata in the final round of twenty as a mentor and is ready to share with young inventors on how to bring your prototype, into a commercial product by innovation thinking.

 Speaker:  Dr. Pushan Kumar Dutta


Dr. Pushan Kumar Dutta is present living in Kolkata, India which is his birthplace. He has been associated with Amity University Kolkata as Assistant Professor Grade 2 in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. He is presently having a cumulative experience of over 12 years in wide range of projects in the fields of Electronics Engineering to remote monitoring projects like earthquake studies and present innovation day challenges on healthcare and surveillance. He has been working in the field of research and trying to develop incubates and entrepreneurship as a Faculty of Engineering. He has previously worked with an autonomous engineering college and a part time faculty with Marine Engineering institute to design their corporate classes besides being a part time research scholar in Jadavpur University. Presently as a research coordinator and Assistant Professor he has been associated with engineering bodies like Institution of Engineers India and the Institution of Engineering and Technology UK. He has been identified by the NITI Aayog as a mentor of change for eastern zone. Notably under his stewardship role, mentees became a part of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries whereby offering mentorship and Incubation program with three projects selected from Amity University Kolkata in the final round of twenty as a mentor. He has been enlisted in numerous programs like Erasmus Mundus Chapter India, Times Innovation Challenge by the Neotia group of Industries and worked with mentees from IIM Innovation Park on products such as smart dustbin and waste management and IoT enabled surveillance in the fields like robotics and automation. He has received National Academic merit recognition to present research and do a workshop for South East Asian countries in IIT Roorkee innovation workshop in 2012.Same year received the Young Scientist grant to present paper in China in Asian Seismological commission. Presently as a faculty of Amity University Kolkata he has published over 35 publications and submitted first patent and also have been recently awarded the Young Faculty in Engineering award from Venus International Foundation in 2018 and IOSRD and IJBST group for research and development in 2019. He has worked with under graduate students of Incubation cell and fellow science and research collaborators from Kolkata, Russia, USA and Turkey, Romania. Post PhD research includes work in National Institute of Earth Physics in Bucharest and University of Oradea and South Asian Institute of Research and Advanced Research and Development.