May 26-28, 2021






Dr. Uttam Ghosh

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Uttam Ghosh is working as an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Dr. Ghosh obtained his PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2013. He has published around sixty papers at reputed international journals and top international conferences. Dr. Ghosh has conducted several sessions and workshops related to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), SDN, IoT and smart cities as co-chair at top international conferences. He is contributing as a guest editor for special issues with IEEE Journal of IoT, Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), and Transaction on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Springer MTAP, MDPI Future Internet, Wiley ITL. He is also actively working for editing eight edited volumes on Emerging CPS, Security, Machine / Machine Learning with CRC Press, Springer and Elsevier. His main research interests include Cybersecurity, Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Information Centric Networking and Software-Defined Networking. Dr. Ghosh is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of AAAS, ASEE, ACM, and Sigma Xi.

Title of the Talk: Secure Softwarized CPS and IoT: A Deep Drive

Abstract: In recent trends, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) interpret an evolution of computerized integration connectivity.The challenges in CPS and IoT include secure architecture and protocol,network virtualization, data analytics, and quality of service.Emerging software defined networking (SDN) paradigm provides flexibility to program the network in controlling,managing, and dynamically reconfiguring the network through the use of a logically centralized controller. SDN mainly provides security and network virtualization for enhancing the overall network performance. The SDN controller can distribute security and policy information consistently throughout CPS and IoT, ensuring all the devices and link in the network are secure. Moreover, SDN can make it easier to collect network usage information and subsequently it can detect anomalous behavior in CPS and IoT.

Dr. Valentina Emilia Balas

Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad , ROMANIA

Speaker Bio:

Valentina E. Balas is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, University “Aurel Vlaicu” Arad (Romania). She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara since 2003. She is author of more than 140 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation, Electronics, Measurements and System Theory. She is Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), member in Editorial Boards for national and international journals, serves as reviewer for many International Journals and conferences and is evaluator expert for national and international projects. She participated in many international conferences as General Chair, Organizer, Session Chair and member in International Program Committee. She was mentor for many student teams in Microsoft (Imagine Cup), Google and IEEE competitions in the last six years. Dr. Valentina Balas has a great experience in research projects. She is a member of EUSFLAT, ACM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), member in TC - Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in TC – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS) and also a member in IFAC - TC 3.2 Computational Intelligence in Control.

Dr Preeti Bajaj

Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India

Having 28 years of experience. Currently, Dr. Preeti Bajaj is Vice Chancellor at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Prior to that she was Director of G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur. She has also been instrumental to design and development of ITS systems in public and private sector like toll collection/toll audit /highway traffic management system and AITS by applying Soft/hybrid Computing, Intelligent Systems & Applications of Fuzzy logic in ITS. She is also engaged in research in Biomedical and AI. Her professional society affiliation includes Fellow- Institute of Engineers, Fellow IETE, Senior Member-IEEE, LM-ISTE, and LM-CSI. She is presently Vice Chair Awards-IEEE India Council, Member MGA Awards and Recognition committee, founder Chair of Nagpur Subsection. She is an Ex-Member-GC, National Board of Accreditations. She has chaired many sessions in international conferences in India & abroad. She is very Active IEEE Volunteer for last 20 plus years, worked at regional, council, section level, subsection, branch level, above all counselor for regional and students’ group for IEEE activities and taking them to the wonderful world of innovations through IEEE.