Kaushik Roy

Professor Kaushik Roy received B.Tech. degree in electronics and electrical communications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D. degree from the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. He was with the Semiconductor Process and Design Center of Texas Instruments, Dallas, where he worked on FPGA architecture development and low-power circuit design. He joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1993, where he is currently Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor. His research interests include spintronics, device-circuit co-design for nano-scale Silicon and non-Silicon technologies, low-power electronics for portable computing and wireless communications, and new computing models enabled by emerging technologies. Dr. Roy has published more than 700 papers in refereed journals and conferences, holds 15 patents, supervised 75 PhD dissertations, and is co-author of two books on Low Power CMOS VLSI Design (John Wiley & McGraw Hill).

Dr. Roy received the National Science Foundation Career Development Award in 1995, IBM faculty partnership award, ATT/Lucent Foundation award, 2005 SRC Technical Excellence Award, SRC Inventors Award, Purdue College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Humboldt Research Award in 2010, 2010 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award (IEEE Charles Doeser award) , Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair, DoD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow Faculty Fellow (2014-2019), Semiconductor Research Corporation Aristotle award in 2015, and best paper awards at 1997 International Test Conference, IEEE 2000 International Symposium on Quality of IC Design, 2003 IEEE Latin American Test Workshop, 2003 IEEE Nano, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, 2006 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics & Design, and 2005 IEEE Circuits and system society Outstanding Young Author Award (Chris Kim), 2006 IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems best paper award, 2012 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design best paper award, 2013 IEEE Transactions on VLSI Best paper award. Dr.Roy was a Purdue University Faculty Scholar (1998-2003). He was a Research Visionary Board Member of Motorola Labs (2002) and held the M. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) and Global Foundries visiting Chair at National University of Singapore. He has been in the editorial board of IEEE Design and Test, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. He was Guest Editor for Special Issue on Low-Power VLSI in the IEEE Design and Test (1994) and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (June 2000), IEE Proceedings — Computers and Digital Techniques (July 2002), and IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2011). Dr. Roy is a Fellow of IEEE.

B.F. Spencer Jr.

Professor B.F. Spencer Jr. is the Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Missouri – Rolla 1981), and M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983, 1985). He joined the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois in 2002. Dr. Spencer served as a professor at the University of Notre Dame from 1985-2002, where he held the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Professor of Engineering.

Dr. Spencer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and structural reliability. He is the author of two books. The first is a monograph entitled, On the Reliability of Nonlinear Hysteretic Structures Subjected to Broadband Random Excitation (Springer-Verlag 1986). The second book, coauthored with Prof. K. Sobczyk, is entitled, Random Fatigue: From Data to Theory (Academic Press 1992).

Dr. Spencer is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was the founding chair of the Committee on Structural Control and is the past chair of the Committee on Fatigue and Fracture Reliability, both in the ASCE Structures Division. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Control and has served as associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He is also a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the North American Editor in Chief of Smart Structures and Systems, and the president of the Asia-Pacific Network of Centers for Research in Smart Structures Technology.

Mike Starkey

Mike Starkey is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the CTO and VP for Technical Leadership in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Prior to moving to CEE he spent 6 years in China as the CTO and Director of the Asset Development Lab for IBM Global Services responsible for global industry solution assets. Previously he led the use of Industry Scenarios and Outside-In-Design for software development driving customer solution requirements into IBM products and created the tools for IBM’s BPM products. Mike holds a B.Sc.(Honours) from Queen’s University, Canada and a M.S. from the University of Utah. Mike is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team and an IBM Master Inventor. He is currently based in Prague on an International Assignment from Vancouver, Canada.

Alex James

Alex James works on brain-inspired circuits, memristor circuits, algorithms and systems, and has a PhD from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University. He is currently the chair of Electrical Engineering department at Nazarbayev University and the chair of IEEE Kazakhstan subsection. He has 18 years experience of managing industry and academic projects in board design and pattern recognition algorithms, data and business analytics consulting for IT and semiconductor industry. He is Associate Editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, IEEE Access, lead guest editor to IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, and IET Cyber-Physical Systems:Theory and Applications journals. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Fellow of HEA. More see http://biomicrosystems.info/alex/

Behrouz Maham

Behrouz Maham (S’07, M’10, SM’15) received the BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and the PhD from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2010. From September 2008 to August 2009, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University (NU). He was a faculty with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, from Sep. 2011 to Aug. 2015. Dr. Maham is a senior member of IEEE and has around 120 publications in major technical journals and conferences. His fields of interest include wireless communication and networking and molecular nano-communications.

Daniele Tosi

Daniele Tosi is Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University, School of Engineering (Astana, Kazakhstan), and Head of Biosensors and Bioinstruments Laboratory at National Laboratory Astana. Prior to his current position, he was Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at University of Limerick (Ireland), and worked as engineer in UK-based companies Sensornet and Fiberlogix. He has obtained Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2004, 2006, and 2010 respectively. His research interest are in fiber optic sensors for biophysical and biological monitoring, demodulation and interrogation of fiber sensors, distributed and semi-distributed sensors, and laser-based therapies. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and has served as Technical Program Committee member for several IEEE conferences (Sensors 2017, MeMeA 2016-17, ICPRE 2016).

Arman Suleimenov

CEO & co-founder, Zero To One Labs & nFactorial Incubator. Zero To One Labs (021Labs.com) is the original mobile apps studio (30+ apps in the portfolio). nFactorial Incubator (N17R.com) is the 12-week app development bootcamp to produce job-ready mobile app engineers (200+ apps, 300+ alumni). Education: Princeton University, MSE Computer Science; Purdue University, BSc Computer Science. Past: founding team, Collections (YC S12), Mountain View, CA. The World Finalist at International Collegiate Programming Contest: ACM ICPC in 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) and 2011 (Orlando, USA).

Prashant Kumar Jamwal

Prashant K. Jamwal received PhD degree and a post doctoral fellowship from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Earlier he had obtained M.Tech. from I.I.T., Roorkee in India and B. Tech. from MNNIT, Allahabad, India. Presently, Dr. Jamwal is working as faculty at the school of engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan and is pursuing research in biomedical robotics, Mechatronics, Meta-heuristics, and evolutionary optimization. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience and has published papers in reputed international journals such as IEEE, Elsevier etc. He is also working as Editor for the International journal of biomechatronics and biorobotics.

Mehdi Bagheri

Mehdi Bagheri received the M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. He gained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering High Voltage Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia in 2014. Dr. Bagheri has closely worked with the Rolls-Royce Pte. Ltd. in Singapore from 2015 to 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Nazarbayev, Astana, Kazakhstan.  Professional industrial activity of Dr. Bagheri started in 2007 when he was serving as Head of the Test and Diagnostic Department at ITRI between 2008 and 2010. More than 50 industrial training short courses for oil, gas, petrochemical, cement, and steel companies as well as power plants have been conducted by Dr. Bagheri. He has published 60+ journal and conference articles and his research interests include condition monitoring and assessment, prognosis/diagnosis of power system equipment in field, space and marine applications, wireless charging of EVs, smart building and energy management, electrical rotating machines, transient in power system, electrical insulation, power quality and smart energy systems.

Tair Kozhakhmetov

Tair Kozhakhmetov co-founder and director at Smart House (smart-house.kz). He received a bachelor degree from the Kazakh National Technical University in 2005 and M.Sc. in Information and Communication Systems from the Hamburg University of Technology in 2009. Tair has 6 years work experience in Kazakhtelecom JSC, where he led GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks) projects. Currently, he is working on a voice controlled home automation system and e-KSK mobile app.

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