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 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. 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.