Panel Discussion

Prof. Sukhamay Kundu
University of Lousiana
Dr. Sukhamay Kundu, is an associate professor in School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Louisiana State University, USA. He has a PhD from University of California, Berkeley. He has received several awards- such as Teaching Excellence Award, Innovative Teaching Award, etc. His current research interests are Software Modeling and analysis, Fuzzy Techniques, Graph Algorithm, Data mining, clustering and machine learning. He got Fulbright Scholar awards twice in (1994, 2004).

Dr Arpan Pal, Principal Scientist and Head, Embedded Systems and Robotics, TCS Research and Innovation.
Arpan Pal received both his B.Tech and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in Electronics and Telecommunications and PhD. from Aalborg University Denmark. He has more than 24 years of experience in the area of Signal Processing, Communication and Real-time Embedded Systems. Currently he is with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), where, as Principal Scientist, he is heading the Embedded Systems and Robotics Research in TCS. His current research interests include Affordable Sensing and associated Signal Informatics for Healthcare and Machine Predictive Maintenance; Perception, Control and Navigation for Robots and Drones; and Distributed Platforms and Systems for IoT and Robotics. He had worked earlier in Missile Seeker Signal Processing at DRDO and also in Interactive TV and Set-top boxes at Macmet Interactive Technologies. He has filed for more than 80 patents and has 24 patents granted to him. He is in the program committee of various eminent conferences and is a senior member of IEEE.

Ms. Nivedita Samal
University and Industry relation program manager
GE Aviation.
Nivedita Samal is working as University and Industry relation program manager for GE aviation. In her role, she strategizes linkage between GE and academia\Government lab towards collaborative technology development. Nivedita began her career at GE in 2005, and since then has worked in diverse roles at GE Aviation. Overall, she has 14 years of rich experience involved in technology Development, Operation, Strategy, and program management in aviation industry. Nivedita holds Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, NIT Rourkela and MBA degree from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to GE, Nivedita has experience with GTRE lab and Bombardier Aerospace in aviation domain.

Shuvajyoti Ghosh
Engineering manager
GE Aviation.
Shuvajyoti Ghosh is currently an Engineering manager for Engine Dynamics in the Advanced Technology organization in GE Aviation, Bangalore. Shuvajyoti began his career at GE in 2007, and since then has worked in various roles of increasing responsibilities at GE Aviation. He is a graduate of GE's prestigious early career program - the Edison Engineering development program. In his career at GE, he has worked extensively on the full cycle of design and development of GE's new jet engine programs starting from conceptual design through detailed design, testing and certification, with the primary focus being vibration, structural dynamics and rotor dynamics. His contributions encompass 4 different engine programs powering 4 narrow-body and business jet aircraft models. For the last 4 years as an engineering manager, he is responsible for setting strategic & tactical direction for the team; resource management & barrier removal to deliver on business priorities and organization talent development. He has filed 10 patents till date, and published in 2 international journals.

Kshitij Garg
Founder 'Healers at Home'
New Delhi
Kshitij has done his bachelors from IIT Kanpur. He was awarded the Young India Fellowship by Ashoka University in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania. He has more than 5 years of experience during which he ran 3 startups and did Product Management at 9.9 Media. At 9.9 Media, he led various products like (India's one of the most visited tech website). He has also worked with the Office of Member of Parliament - Mr. Naveen Jindal in the past. He envisions Healers at Home providing home heathcare services and wellness services to everyone around the world in a single click. The Healers at Home Core Team comprises of IIT Kanpur graduates and Healthcare Professionals who have a diverse combined experience of over 35 years in the field of Healthcare, Marketing, Microfinance and Technology. They currently provide 5 services at home: Physiotherapy, Yoga, Nursing, Attendant Care and Mother & Child Care.
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