KEYNOTE #1: 6G-What's the hurry!

Time: November 19, 2022, 14:30–15:15

ABSTRACT: 5G is still ramping up and yet to utilize it's full potential and wider adaption. But, the world has already started investing about 6G. Are we getting too desperate towards 6G or do we have enough justification for such "Hurry". In this talk we shall go though some of the aspects that would need urgent consideration and evaluation and which may constitute the base for the 6G vision.

SPEAKER: Dr. Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Senior Research Engineer, Nokia

BIO: Dr. Bighnaraj is currently working as a Senior Research Scientist at Nokia Standards where his focus is on 5G/6G research and standardization in 3GPP. Prior joining Nokia he was part of TCS Research as Senior Scientist. He has research experience of more than 15 years in different fields of wireless and NextGen networks. His area of interests lies mostly in Next-gen Wireless Networks such as 5G/6G, Intelligent Network Automation, Information-Centric Networks (ICN), Tactile Internet, and Metaverse. Dr. Bighnaraj completed his PhD from IIT Delhi in the area of Wireless Communication and did his Postdoc from SDSMT, USA. Dr. Bighnaraj is co-inventor of 50+ filed patents and has 40+ publications in reputed international conferences and journals. He is a senior member and member of IEEE and ACM, respectively. Dr. Bighnaraj is actively participating and contributing to 3GPP, IEEE and TSDSI standardization activities.

New York

Dr. Bighnaraj Panigrahi
Nokia Research, Bangaluru


Time: November 20, 2022, 09:30–10:15

SPEAKER: PROF. K. P. RAY, Dean, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

BIO: Dr. K. P. Ray is M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi and PhD from Department of Electrical Engineering IIT, Bombay. Presently he is a Professor, Director School of Radar Technology and Head of the Dept of Electronics Engineering, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune. Prior to joining DIAT in 2016, he was the Programme Director of SAMEER (MeitY) Mumbai, wherein he joined SAMEER (TIFR) in 1985 and workedfor over 31 years in the areas of Electromagnetics, RF and microwave systems/components and developed expertise in the design of antenna elements/arrays and high-power RF/microwave sources for RADAR, scientific and industrial applications. He has successfully executed over 50 projects sponsored by various Govt. agencies (DRDO/MOD, ISRO/DOS, DAE, DST/DSIR/TIFAC, Meity, DBT, IMD, BHEL, etc.) and many industries in the capacity of main designer, a chief investigator and a project manager, etc. Recently, he developed A Microwave Sterilizer, 'ATULYA' to neutralize COVID19. He was a guest/invited//adjunct faculty in Electrical Engineering Dept at IIT, Bombay, Goa Engineering College, University of Mumbai and CEERI (CSIR) Pilani for post graduate courses.

New York

Prof. K. P. Ray
Dean, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

KEYNOTE #3: Bio-Inspired Sensing and Sensor Data Processing

Time: November 20, 2022, 14:15–15:00

ABSTRACT: Biosphere has always been a source of great inspiration for robotics and AI engineers. Every animal is an expert system in its own niche. In this tutorial, the speaker shall introduce some basic principles that characterize many biological systems. He will then discuss a few projects that have been running in his group. The sources of inspiration range from the humble weakly electric fish to bats to the thalamus.

SPEAKER: Prof. Amit Kumar Mishra, The University of Cape Town, South Africa

BIO: Prof. Amit Kumar Mishra is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town (ranked at 157 by THE in 2021). Before Cape Town, Amit has worked in Australia and India. He did his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. His areas of interest include radar system design and applied machine learning. He has successfully supervised nine PhD students so far and holds five patents. Currently he heads the Centre for 5G for SDG which works on projects related to the application of 5G in challenges related to sustainable development goals.

New York

Prof. Amit Kumar Mishra
The University of Cape Town, South Africa