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Invited Speakers

Chief Guest

 
Prof. Anil K. Bhowmick
University of Houston, USA
Former Director, IIT Patna

Areas: Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials,Thermoplastic Elastomers and Polymer blends, New Polymer from Renewable Sources, Polymer modification, Rubber Technology, Failure and Degradation of Rubbers, Adhesion and Adhesives, Waste Rubber Recycling
 

Guest of Honour

 
Prof. Pankaj Jalote
Founding Director
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

Areas: Software quality, process improvement, Higher Education in India, Software Engineering, Quantitative Methods in Software Engineering, E-Commerce, Effective Teaching, Technical Communication.
 

Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Amitava Mitra
Executive Director

New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), MIT, USA

Areas: institution building, ‘start-up’ educational initiatives, undergraduate engineering education, corporate e-learning, and distance education

Prof. Kinshuk
University of North Texas.


Areas: Educational technology, online and distance learning

Prof. Nian-Shing Chen

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

Areas: e-Learning course performance; online synchronous teaching & learning; mobile & ubiquitous learning; gesture-based learning and educational robotics

Prof. Chun-Yen Chang
National Taiwan Normal University.

Areas: Science Education, E-Learning, Interdisciplinary Science Learning, Science Communication

Prof. M. Cynthia Hipwell
Texas A&M University

Areas: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Tribology of small-scale devices; surface physics in and sensors and actuators for haptic and human/machine interfaces; and innovation business processes, technology and technology platforms to speed the innovation process.

Prof. Janet K. Allen
University of Oklahoma

Areas: Simulation based design of engineering systems; Managing uncertainty in design; Sustainability - especially in energy production; Design pedagogy

Prof. Farrokh Mistree
University of Oklahoma

Areas: Model-based realization of complex systems by managing uncertainty and complexity

Prof. Kim J. Hyatt
Carnegie Mellon University.

Areas: Using virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to improve communication skills; interacting in a multi-user VR experience for collaboration and presentations

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari
Microsoft Corporation India Ltd.
 

Areas: Programmatically managing professional development, curriculum development, certifications, and explorations around gamification of education.

Valedictory Chief Guest

 
Mr. Venkataramanan Sriraman
Executive Director

eVidyaloka

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