Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi
Ex-Director, IIT Roorkee
Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi joined the faculty of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. In 1999, he moved to Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he also held the positions of Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dean of Research & Development and Deputy Director. He is now the Director of IIT Roorkee. His research interests are in communication theory and wireless communications. For more information

Shree Santosh Kumar Mall
Principal Secretary, DIT, Bihar
Shri Santosh Kumar Mall IAS (BIHAR 1997) presently Principal Secretary, Minor Water Resources Department has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Information Technology Department with additional charge of Secretary, Tourism Department and MD, Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.

Dr. P. Hanumantha Rao
Director General, SAMEER(Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India)
Dr. Hanumantha Rao received his PhD from The Queen’s university, Belfast, UK, M.S. from BITS, Pilani and B.Tech. from SV University, India. He has more than 34 years of experience in Research and Development in RF, microwaves and mm-wave technologies for strategic and civilian sectors. He has been working in SAMEER for the past 32 years after a brief stay at Space Applications Centre SAC (ISRO), Ahmedabad. As a scientist, in the initial part of his career and later as a senior member of the organisation, he has been actively involved in the implementation of various future driven next generation technologies for both strategic and societal applications for DRDO, MeitY and DoT. For more information

Prof. Emil Björnson
Professor of Wireless Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Emil Björnson received the M.S. degree in engineering mathematics from Lund University, Sweden, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he was a post-doc at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, SUPELEC, France. From 2014 to 2021, he held different professor positions at Linköping University, Sweden. In 2020-2021, he was a part-time Visiting Full Professor at the KTH. From 2022, he is a tenured Full Professor of Wireless Communication at KTH. He has authored the textbooks Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems (2013), Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency (2017), and Foundations of User-Centric Cell-Free Massive MIMO (2021). He is dedicated to reproducible research and has made a large amount of simulation code publicly available. He performs research on MIMO communications, radio resource allocation, machine learning for communications, and energy efficiency. He has been on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017. For more information

Prof. Mahesh P. Abegaonkar
Prof. Mahesh P. Abegaonkar (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in microwave sensors from the University of Pune, Pune, India, in 2002. From June 2002 to January 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and an Assistant Professor (Contract) with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. In February 2005, he joined the Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE), IIT Delhi, New Delhi, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has authored or coauthored more than 145 publications in international journals and conferences and 30 publications in national conferences. His current research interests include periodic structures for antenna applications, millimeterwave antennas for 5G applications, MIMO antennas, and printed antennas (reconfigurable, broadband, high gain, and active). For more information

Amit Mannan
Vice President at Samsung R&D, India
Amit Mannan is currently placed as Vice President and Head of Network R&D at Samsung India, Bangalore, with 25+ years of overall experience in the area of software development for telecommunication networks. For more information

Shyam Jha
Sr Vice President, Engineering and Managing Director, India Operations, NetSPI
Shyam Jha works as Engineering and Managing Director at NetSPI. He has 21 years of experience in developing enterprise class high quality solutions in cyber security, cyber threat intelligence, data protection & telecom domain. For more information

Rajdeep Yadav
Vice President- Wireless R&D at Radisys Corporation
Rajdeep Yadav is currently leading 5G RAN and 5G core NFs development at Radisys. He has led global product development teams of Session Border Controller (SBC) at Oracle Corporation. He also led R&D team, building the software for next generation 4G/LTE eNodeB/Small Cell solution at Aricent. Earlier to this, started career as Research Engineer at Center for Development of Telematics – and worked on Telecom digital Switching System and Mobile Switching Center (MSC). For more information

Mudit Goel
4G & 5G Wireless R&D at Rakuten, Ex- Samsung, Ex- Lucent Technologies (DMTS)
Mudit Goel is working in 5G,4G Wireless, RAN,CU,DU, gNB, Handset (Mobile Device) stack Development, 4G,5G,CDMA, HRPD,EVDO Telecommunications, Business Strategies, Product development, Intelligent Networks, SS7, Pre-Paid Applications, and WCDMA- Node-B. For more information

Dr. Manoj Gupta
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Manoj Gupta is experimental Photonics researcher with strong competence in tackling scientific problems, experiment design, innovation, modelling, and data interpretation. Currently pursuing research in the area of terahertz 6G communication, in-plane silicon photonics, graphene optoelectronics, micro-nanophotonics, and metamaterials. Experience in building data communication setup at telecom-wavelength (C-band) and terahertz frequencies, and well-versed with cleanroom microfabrication processes. For more information

Abhishek Kumar
Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Abhishek Kumar is Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. For more information

Abdul Kayum
Deputy Director General, DOT, Government of India
Abdul Kayum have worked in different areas like Core networks, Transmission systems, Wireless Access (2G,3G,4G,5G, Microwaves), Fixedline Access technologies (ADSL,VDSL, PON, Optical Fibre), Next Generation Telecom systems, and Information Technologies etc. He also has first-hand experience of manufacturing and R&D activities from my earlier stint at Bharat Electronics Limited and have imbibed decipline from my service in India Air Force . These positions required skill set towards managing projects, people, and budgets in meeting organisation’s goal and people’s expectations.He has been recognised as a leader of motivation who have been creating high performing teams. He also works as mentor, advisor and a member of the team to achieve the required goals. For more information

Prof. Preetam Kumar
Professor, Dept. of EE, IIT Patna
Dr. Preetam Kumar is professor in the department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Patna. His area of specialization includes 5G and 6G Communications, Physical Layer issues in Wireless Communications, Signal Processing for Communication Systems, VLSI for Communication, Wideband Antenna Design, Underwater Communications. For more information

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor, Dept. of EE, IIT Patna
Dr. Amit Kumar Singh received a Ph.D. degree from the Centre of Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, in 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India from March 2020 to February 2022. From November 2018 to February 2020, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Singh is a recipient of Young Scientist Award-2021 for Excellence in Research by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) USA in July 2021. He is Recognized by Wiley-USA as author of the Top Downloaded Paper in 2018-2019. He is a recipient of Brain Korea-21 Fellowship 2019 for Excellence in Research. For more information
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