Keynote Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) Mohan L. Kolhe
University of Agder, Norway

Professor (Dr.) Mohan Kolhe is with University of Agder, Norway, Faculty of Engineering and Science as full time Professor in Energy Systems Engineering with focus on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems. He has also received the offer of Hafslund Professorship in Smart Grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Prof. Kolhe has more than twenty-five years' academic experience at International level on Electrical and Renewable Energy Systems. He is a leading Renewable Energy Technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious Universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); and Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada).
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Prof. (Dr.) Koki Ogura, Dr-Eng.
Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan

Dr. Koki Ogura is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan. He received the B.S. Eng., the M.S .Eng. and the Dr. Eng. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan in 2000, 2002 and 2005 respectively. He worked at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe, Japan from 2005 to 2016, where he was engaged in the development of the next-generation, battery-driven, low-floor light rail vehicle (LRV) and the advanced wayside energy storage system for electric railways in New York City Transit (NYCT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd., Japan. His current interests include circuit design and integration of high-frequency soft switching power converters, power electronics applications in home appliances, transportation and renewable energy systems.
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Invited Speakers

Dr. Ravishankar Dudhe
School of Engineering and IT, MAHE, Dubai

Dr. Ravishankar S. Dudhe presently working as an Associate Professor, Program coordinator, ECE and EEE, SOEIT, MAHE, Dubai and research Co-coordinator in School of Engineering and Information Technology, MAHE, Dubai..

Dr. R. S. Dudhe did his M. Tech as well as Ph.D. in Microelectronics from IIT Bombay. Dr. Dudhe has taken teaching as a hobby so justifies it. He is a recognized Ph.D Guide. He has published many research papers to his credit in journals of National and International repute.

He has also published books on Analog Electronics Analog Electronics – II, Discrete Electronic Circuits, Electronics Devices and Circuits, Basic Electrical Engineering, Satellite Communication and Organic field effect transistor based Electronics Nose platform for Explosive Detection. He is actively involved in research and development related activities. He has won the External funding project AED 25000 from EXPOLIVE under University Innovation Program, April 2018.
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Dr. Umashankar Subramaniam
Department of Communications and Networks, PSU, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. S. Umashankar is working as an Associate Professor, Renewable Energy Research Group, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia, and Associate Editor - IEEE Access. He has 15+ years of Teaching, Research and Industrial R&D experience. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor and Head, VIT Vellore as well as Senior R&D and Senior Application Engineer in the field of Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and Electrical Drives.

He is a Senior member-IEEE, and Member of IACSIT, IDES and ISTE. He has taken charge as Vice Chair - IEEE Madras Section and Chair - IEEE Student Activities from 2018. He was executive member (2014-16) and Vice Chair of IEEE MAS Young Professional from 2017 by IEEE Madras Section. He has published more than 250+ research papers in National and International journals and conferences.
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Dr. Ashish K. Panchal
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India

He is working as Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, SVNIT, Surat, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Solar Photovolaics from IIT Bombay in 2010. He completed his M. Tech. in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay. He was awarded for his excellence in Ph.D. thesis work at 48th convocation of IIT Bombay. He also got best paper presentation award at 18th International Photovoltaik Solar Energy Conference -2009 held by Jadhavpur University, Kolkata. He got Gold medal for securing highest marks in Electric Power Systems subject’s examination conducted by South Gujarat University, Surat.

His research areas include Renewable Energy Technologies; Silicon based solar cells technology, micro and nano materials characterization techniques, advanced electric power systems with renewable energy sources. Research areas also include Si-nanostructures for improving efficiency of Si-based solar cell technology, thin film optical, structural and electrical characterization, Comparative studies of different solar PV technologies.
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Dr. Sanjay Talbar
SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, India

Dr. Sanjay Talbar is working as Professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, MS, India since 2001. He has also worked as a Professor and Head at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere-Raigad from July 2002-May 2004.He has received B.E(Electronics Engineering) and M.E(Electronics Engineering) degrees from SGGS Institute of Technology, Nanded, India in 1985 and 1990 respectively. He obtained his PhD (Electronics and Computer) from SRTM University, Nanded, India in 2000. He received the “Young Scientist Award” by URSI, Italy in 2003 and Best Teacher Award from SRTMU, Nanded in 2018. His research interests includes Image processing, Computer Vision, Medical Image Analysis, Applications using Deel Learning, and Embedded System Design.

He has published 10 books including 3 from Springer and one from LAP, about 206 papers in Journals and Conferences. (Journals-86, Book Chapters-13, Conferences- 119) He has shouldered various responsibilities as a Head, Registrar and Dean (Planning), Dean(Students Affair) at SGGSIET Nanded. He is a member of various prestigious academic committees at University, State and National level. He is a member of various professional bodies like, IEEE, IET, Fellow of IETE, Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE), International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Hong Kong, and Association of Medical Physicists of India.
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Dr. Suman Lata Tripathi
Lovely Professional University, India

Dr. Suman Lata Tripathi has completed her Ph.D. in the area of Microelectronics and VLSI from MNNIT, Allahabad. She is associated with Lovely Professional University as a Professor with more than seventeen years of experience in academics. She has published more than 55 research papers in refereed journals and conferences.

She has been nominated for the Research Excellence Award in 2019 at Lovely Professional University. She had received Best Paper at IEEE ICICS-2018. She has published an edited book titled- Recent Advancement in Electronic Device, Circuit and Materials by Nova Science Publishers. She has published edited books- Advanced VLSI Design and Testability Issues, Electronic Devices and Circuit Design Challenges for IoT Application in CRC Taylor & Francis and Apple Academic Press. She is also associated as an Editor of Book Series on Green Energy: Fundamentals, Concepts, and Applications and Design and Development of Energy Efficient Systems to be published by Scrivener Publishing, Wiley (In production).

She is currently working on an accepted book proposals specifically on Electronic Device and Circuits Design Challenges to Implement Biomedical Applications with Elsevier. She is also associated with Wiley-IEEE for her multi-authored (ongoing) book in the area of VLSI Design with HDLs. She is working as Series Editor for title- Smart Engineering Systems, CRC Press Tylor and Francis. Her area of expertise includes Microelectronics Device Modeling and Characterization, low power VLSI circuit design, VLSI design of testing, and advance FET design for IoT, Embedded System Design and Biomedical Applications etc.
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Mr. Nitin V. Kulkarni
Trainer/Consultant, Red Education Pvt. Ltd., Sydney, Australia

Nitin Kulkarni is a Trainer and Consultant with Red Education. Nitin as amassed over ten years' experience in the field of advanced networking, IT security, IT architecture, and application delivery and is a very experienced instructor and consultant.

Nitin has experience working with high-end Enterprise Network systems in multi-vendor platforms in Data, Voice, Security, Wireless, and Application Delivery Networking. He is very experienced with F5 solutions and is an F5 Certified Systems Engineer and F5 Certified Trainer.

He has managed projects on network, security, and wireless in different vertical industries such as BFSI, Telecom, IT & ITES, and Manufacturing & Retail. He is committed to excellence and has a strong team ethic, traits that assist in delivering a high-quality learning experience for those who train with Nitin.
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