Keynote Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) Hisao Ishibuchi, Fellow IEEE

Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Born in Kumamoto, Japan on February 7, 1963, Prof. (Dr.) Hisao Ishibuchi pursued Master of Science in Precision Mechanics from Kyoto University, Japan in the year 1987 followed by a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University, to which he has been associated since the past thirty years. He is currently the Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology, China. Dr Ishibuchi’s research interests include a variety of areas such as evolutionary multi-objective optimization, fuzzy rule-based systems, and evolutionary games. He was also the Visiting Researcher at Toronto University for the years 1994 and 1997. He has also been actively involved in academic service for societies, international journals, and conferences on numerous occasions. He has been felicitated with several laurels including JIMA Young Researcher Award, SOFT Outstanding Book Award to list a few, for his diverse research works.

Dr. Valentina Salapura , Fellow IEEE, IBM Fellow, ACM Distinguished Speaker

Master Inventor; Cloud Computing
Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
A Ph.D. holder in Computer Science from one of the leading universities in Vienna, the Technische Universität, Wien, Dr. Valentina Salapura is an IBM Master Inventor and System Architect at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre. Dr. Salapura is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IEEE Fellow. She holds over 70 patents issued in the US, with nearly additional 50 patents pending. She has also published 60 papers and given 13 keynotes and discussions on the challenges for future multiprocessors and supercomputer design. Dr. Salapura is currently involved with Services Innovation Lab wherein she is researching on cloud computing besides being previous member as a computer architect for Power8 processor definition team. She has also been a technical leader for the Blue Gene program since its inception. Her contribution in the field of technology has received recognition from various organizations, and she was bestowed with the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Special Achievements in... Read more

Prof. (Dr.) Dipankar Dasgupta, Fellow IEEE

Dr. Pat E. Burlison Professor of Computer Science , Department of Computer Science
The University of Memphis, Memphis, USA
A doctorate in Computer Science from a multi-award- winning UK University, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Prof. (Dr.) Dipankar Dasgupta has been a Professor at the University of Memphis for nearly 21 years. He is actively involved in research in the field of cyber defence and is a publisher of two books, two edited volumes, and several co-edited journals. He has also been designated as an ACM Distinguished Speaker besides being the Founding Director of the Center for Information Assurance. Some of his ground-breaking works, like digital immunity, negative authentication, cloud insurance model, and Auth-Spectrum led to him getting featured in the Computer World Magazine. He has also been awarded by several organizations and universities. He is the receiver of five Best Paper Awards, the 2012 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award and the 2014 ACM SIGEVO Impact Award, amongst many others

Prof. (Dr.) Ujjwal Maulik, FINAE, Humboldt Fellow

Professor and Chair Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Dr. Ujjwal Maulik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India since 2004 and currently he is the also the Chair of the Department. Subsequently, after his Bachelors’ in Physics and Computer Science, he did his Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science by 1997. He chaired the Department of Computer Science and Technology Kalyani Govt. Engineering College, Kalyani, India during 1996-1999. Dr. Maulik has worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA in 1997, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1999, University of Texas at Arlington, USA in 2001, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA in 2004, Fraunhofer Institute AiS, St. Augustin, Germany in 2005 amongst numerous other universities across the globe. Dr. Maulik is the co-author of 7 books and more than 300 research publications including the journals from Nature group, IEEE and ACM Transactions and Elsevier. Currently he is... Read more