Mr Puneet Kumar Mishra

Scientist - ISRO

Mr. Puneet Kumar Mishra earned his M.Tech in RF & Microwave from IIT Roorkee in the year 2004. Since 2004 he has been with ISRO Satellite Centre, and is presently Heading Satellite Antenna Characterization, Test & Design Section. He has rich experience of RF characterization of 31 Satellites operating from UHF to Ka-Band. He has Played a pivotal role in establishing S/C level EMC chamber and has Developed a payload to study the RF blackout phenomenon. He has also contributed in Indigenously Developing BusBars for High power S/C. He has published more than 30 papers and won 3 best paper awards. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and life member of Astronautical Society of India, Society of EMC Engineers (India), and Antenna Test & Measurement Society (India). He has published more than 35 Technical papers.He is on the board of reviewers of journals like the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. He is an active Volunteer of IEEE and presently Vice Chair of IEEE Bangalore Section and Vice Chair-Industry Relations, IEEE India Council.

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Dr Akshya Kumar Swain

Professor - University of Auckland

Akshya K. Swain graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, India with a Gold Medal and received Masters of Electronic Systems and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He was a Commonwealth Scholar in the United Kingdom from 1994 to 1996 and received Ph.D. degree from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 1997. Currently he is working as Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include nonlinear system identification and control, fault tolerant control, biomedical signal processing, sensor networks, and control applications to power system and wireless power transfer systems. He has authored/co-authored over 170 papers in different international journals and conferences. Dr. Swain is an Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Automation and Control and International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control.

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Dr. K V S Hari

Professor - IISc Bangalore

K.V.S. HARI (F) received the B.E., M.Tech and PhD degrees from Osmania University, IIT Delhi, University of California San Diego, respectively. Since 1992, he has been a Faculty Member at the Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, where he is currently a Professor and Chair. He coordinates the activities of the Statistical Signal Processing Lab in the department. His research interests are in developing signal processing algorithms for MIMO wireless communication systems, indoor positioning using inertial sensors, assistive technologies for the elderly, autonomous vehicles, wireless channel modelling and visual neuroscience. Prof. Hari has been a visiting faculty member at Stanford University, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology and Aalto Univ. He has been an Affiliated Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden for six years. He also worked at DLRL, Hyderabad, and at the Research & Training Unit for Navigational Electronics, Osmania University. During his work at Stanford University, he worked on MIMO wireless channel modeling and is the co-author of the WiMAX (IEEE 802.16) standard on wireless channel models for fixed-broadband wireless communication systems, which proposed the Stanford University Interim (SUI) channel models.He is an academic entrepreneur and a co-founder of a technology startup, ESQUBE Communication Solutions.

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Dr Ashok Das

CEO - SunMoksha

He is having decades of experience in semiconductor equipment and clean technologies that spans across smart micro-grids, IoT, renewable energy, smart water and rural electrification. He received several awards and accolades for these innovations. He developed the first Smart Village and the first Smart Island projects in India.

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