ACCESS' 21

AICTE sponsored

IEEE 2ND International Conference on

Advances in Computing, Communication, Embedded and Secure Systems

September 02-04, 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 Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. Cum Laude, in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 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. She is the Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis. Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in the same university. She served as General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker. Now she is working in a national project with EU funding support: BioCell-NanoART = Novel Bio-inspired Cellular Nano-Architectures - For Digital Integrated Circuits, 3M Euro from National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation. She is a member of European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a Senior Member IEEE, member in Technical Committee – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society), chair of the Task Force 14 in Technical Committee – Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in Technical Committee – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS). Dr. Balas was past Vice-president (responsible with Awards) of IFSA - International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), - A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India and recipient of the "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize from the Romanian Academy for contributions in the field of soft computing methods (2019).

Dr. Xingwang Li

Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Xingwang Li (S’13-M’15-SM’20) is an Associate Professor at the School of Physics and Electronic Information Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China, from Jul. 2015. He was also a Visiting Researcher with Pro. Ping Zhang and Dr. Michail at State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing China, and the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK. He received his Master degree and PhD degree in communication and information systems, respectively, from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in Jul. 2010 and Jul. 2015, respectively. Before this, he worked at Comba as an engineer from Jul. 2010 to Aug. 2012. Dr. Li is the Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Li is on Editor Board of IEEE Access, Computer Communications, Physical Communicationaction, IET Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IET Quantum Communication, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. He is the Lead Guest Editor for the special issue on “Recent Advances in Physical Layer Technologies for 5G-Enabled Internet of Things” of the Wirless Communications and Mobile Computing, Security and Communication Networks and Physical Communication . He has served as many TPC members, such as IEEE/CIC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, etc. He is also the Co-Chair of IEEE/IET CSNDSP 2020 and IEEE PIMRC 2021. He has published 50 papers in prestigious journals and international conferences (most IEEE). His research interests span signal processing for wireless communications, massive MIMO systems, hardware-constrained communications, Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), Physical Layer Security (FSO), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Free Space Optical Communication (FSO), Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT), and Performance Analysis of Fading Channels.



Dr. Hena Ray

C-DAC, Kolkata, India

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Hena Ray is the Joint Director at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Kolkata, an R&D organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. She is also the Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India. Dr. Hena Ray has completed her PhD from Instrumentation and Electronics Department, Jadavpur University, India. She has twenty five years of research experience in system designing, process automation, image processing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, sensor and sensing system. She has five granted patents, over twenty-five research publications in leading international journals and conferences and has several accolades to her name like for instance being Champions in Intel Embedded Challenge 2011, won best paper award in IEEE B-HTC Conference 2020, etc. She has led her research group for multiple Govt. of India funded projects and most have them have been gone through Transfer of Technology and now in use, commercially.

Dr. Mohamed Benbouzid

University of Brest, France

Speaker Bio:

Mohamed Benbouzid received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000. After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is a Full Professor of electrical engineering. Prof. Benbouzid is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines. Prof. Benbouzid is an IEEE and IET Fellow. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON ENERGY CONVERSION and the APPLIED SCIENCES (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor for the IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION.

Dr. Lalit Garg

University of Malta

Speaker Bio:

Lalit Garg is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems at the University of Malta, Malta, and an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has been a researcher at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Ulster University, UK, has supervised 200+ Masters' dissertations, 2 DBA and 2 PhD thesis and published 120+ high impact publications in refereed journals/conferences/books, five edited books and 20 patents. He has delivered several keynote speeches, organized/chaired international conferences, and consulted numerous public and private organizations for information systems implementation and management. His research interests are business intelligence, machine learning, data science, deep learning, cloud computing, mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT), information systems, management science and their applications mainly in healthcare and medical domains. He participates in many EU, and local funded projects, including a one million euros Erasmus+ Capacity-Building project in Higher Education (CBHE) titled Training for Medical education via innovative eTechnology (MediTec). The University of Malta has awarded him 2021-22 Research Excellence Award for exploring Novel Intelligent Computing Methods for healthcare requirements forecasting, allocation and management (NICE-Healthcare).

Dr. Gunasekaran Thangavel

University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Muscat , Sultanate of Oman

Speaker Bio:

Currently working as Program Director, Department of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Section (Telecommunication Specialization), University of Technology and Applied Sciences-HCT, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. He earned Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering and possess twenty plus years of experience in teaching as well as research. Published 35 Technical papers in the field of Wireless Communications, Antenna design and Signal processing.

Journal: 15, International/National Conferences: 20

Filed three International patents in 5G/IoT Technology (2019-2021)

Acted as Chairpersons and delivered special lectures in many International and National conferences

and workshops.

Guided more than 50 B.E/BTech projects during 2000-2021.

Guided more than 15 M.E projects during 2004-2015.

Guiding two Ph.D., from 2019.

Dr. Arindam Pal

CSIRO, Australia

Speaker Bio:

Arindam Pal is a Senior Research Scientist at Data61 in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and a Senior Research Fellow at Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). He is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. His research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Machine Learning. He works on business and research problems of CSIRO, and collaborates with faculty members of universities, both in Australia and abroad. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has over 13 years of industrial research experience in software companies like Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Novell. He has published academic papers in reputed conferences and journals, and filed patents in various countries like India, USA, and Europe. He is a technical program member for several reputed conferences and technical reviewer for many renowned journals. He is a Senior Member of both ACM and IEEE.