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Prof. V. Kamakoti currently holds the post of professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has more than 15 years of experience in computer systems development and specializes in the area Computer Architecture, CAD for VLSI and High Performance Computing. Professor Kamakoti holds a Master of Science degree and a doctorate of philosophy in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has authored a number of research papers that have been published in various international journals and in the proceedings of many scientific conferences.

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Neel Gala received his Bachelors degree (B-Tech) from the National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in year 2010. In the last quarter of 2010, he joined IIT-Madras as a project associate for a period of 18 months. During this period he was working on the design and development of some of the indigenous processors and micro-controllers which was partially funded by multiple Indian Defense agencies. By January 2012, he joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT-Madras (IITM) as a Direct PhD Candidate with Prof. V. Kamakoti as his advisor.

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G. S. Madhusudan is the CEO and co-founder or InCore Semiconductors, India’s first processor IP company. He is also one of the coordinators of the IIT Madras Shakti project.

He is a veteran of the electronics and computing technology industry with more than 3 decades of experience in running tech startups and R&D organizations across the world. He is an advisor to various govt departments and was a member of the GOI AI task force.

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Anmol Sahoo Originally a Mechanical Engineer from BITS Goa campus, Anmol is interested in developing software tools for the RISC-V ecosystem. He is currently working on implementing tools which aid in testing and analyzing RISC-V designs.

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Arjun Menon is an MS student at IIT Madras where he was one of the designers of the Shakti C-class SoC. Prior to Shakti, he was the primary architect of a processor for targeted for strategic sector consumption. He is currently doing research work on design of secure microprocessors.

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Paul George Paul george is a graduate Electrical Engineer and works on design and design verification of the Shakti cores. He wrote the SLSV framework for real time lock-step verification of cores.

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Phanindra Palagummi is pursuing the M.S. (by Research) program in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Madras. Earlier, he worked for 4 years as a Senior Technical Member in Automated Data Processing (ADP). His interest areas include Network Function Virtualizaton (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), 4G and 5G mobile network architectures, and use of FPGAs as programmable data plane switches for 5G mobile networks.

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Vedant Somani is a final year dual-degree (B.Tech./M.Tech.) student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, expected to graduate in 2019. Currently, he is working on a tested project related to 5G, funded by Government of India’s Department of Telecommunication. He is also interested in Software Engineering and Graph Matchings. He also enjoys participating in competitive coding contests.

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Prof. Krishna M. Sivalingam is Professor and Head in the Department of CSE, IIT Madras, Chennai, INDIA. Previously, he was a Professor in the Dept. of CSEE at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA from 2002 until 2007; with the School of EECS at Washington State University, Pullman, USA from 1997 until 2002; and with the University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA from 1994 until 1997. He has also conducted research at Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and at AT&T Labs in Whippany, NJ.
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Balaji Venkat Venkataswami obtained his Masters in Computer Applications from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai in 1991. Earlier, he received his undergraduate degree in Commerce in 1987, from Madras University through Loyola College, Chennai.

He has been working in the Information technology industry for 27 years. Of this he has spent 22 years in the Networking industry working for companies as in HCL Cisco Offshore Development center, Juniper Networks, Dell EMC Networking Research and Development center.
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Dr. Rajendra K. Bera is the Chief Mentor at Acadinnet and a former honorary professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore where he taught two courses: quantum computing, and intellectual property rights. In November 2005 he retired as the head of the R&D group of IBM Software Labs, India. He was with IBM during 1995-2005. Earlier he was a research scientist with the National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore (1971- 1995); a visiting assistant professor of aerospace, mechanical, and nuclear engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA (1979-1980); and a visiting faculty of aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1988) where he taught fighter aircraft design.
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Vikram Menon is currently a software developer in Parallel Wireless, Bangalore. His work domain is primarily IP security. He has 18 years of experience in telecom software development in MNCs like Ericsson, Stoke Networks, Motorola, etc. He received his B.E. in electronics engineering from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India and M.S. by Research (in quantum computing) from the Indian Institute of International Technology, Bangalore, India. He is interested in and pursues quantum computing and quantum mechanics as a hobby.

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Dr. V. Sridhar is Professor at the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India. He is the author of two books published by the Oxford University Press: The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy (2012), and The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics (2014). His third book titled Emerging ICT Polices and Regulations: Roadmap to Digital Economies is in process and expected to be completed by the end of 2018 with Springer Nature Publications. Dr. Sridhar has taught at many Institutions in the USA, Finland, New Zealand and India.
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Prof. Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa is a senior professor at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India. Haritsa’s work lies at the intersection of database systems and data mining, with a focus on query processing across a range of database systems.
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Biplav Srivastava is a Research Staff Member & Master Inventor at IBM Research and an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker. With over two decades of research experience in Artificial Intelligence, Services Computing and Sustainability, Biplav’s current focus is on promoting goal-oriented human-machine collaboration via natural interfaces using domain and user models, learning and planning.

Biplav’s work has lead to many science firsts and high-impact commercial innovations ($B+), 100+ papers and 40+ US patents issued. He co-organized the workshop track at IJCAI 2016, has co-organized over 30 workshops and given 5 tutorials at leading AI conferences. He has been running the “AI in India” Google group since 2010. More details are at: http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-biplavs

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Anton V. Riabov is currently a Chief Architect of Cloud and Data Platforms at the office of the CTO at Logitech International in Newark, CA. The work described in this publication was carried out while he was a researcher and a software engineer at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center between 2004 and 2017. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Columbia University. His research interests are in developing intelligent systems, including applications of AI planning and optimization algorithms, and his work has contributed to over 30 patents and over 40 peer-reviewed publications.

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AdiBotea has obtained a PhD degree in computer science at the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2006. He holds a researcher position at IBM Research, Ireland. His interests include AI research, such as planning, heuristic search, pathfinding, and automated dialogue systems. Adi has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and more than 20 patent applications. He has received a best paper award in the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS 2009. Adi has served in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and has chaired the Symposium on Combinatorial Search, SoCS 2016.

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Prof. Ram P. Rustagi is currently working as Professor, CSE dept, KSIT Bangalore, and honed up his academic skills with Ph.D from IIT Delhi, and M.Tech from IISc Bangalore. Prior to KSIT, at Cavisson Systems, he mentored new technology development using Machine Learning techniques in Security and Performance Monitoring. At PES University, he had taught Undergraduates, Post Graduates students, and successfully guided 3 Ph.D scholars. At PESU, he brought innovations in teaching of computer network and security courses, and introduced practical experiential learning exercises.
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Prof. Viraj Kumar is a Visiting Professor at the Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc Bangalore and the Vice-Chair of ACM India’s Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (iSIGCSE). He was a consultant to the Committee to draft the National Education Policy (2017-18), and contributed to two education-related task groups of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (2014-16). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Shivika Narang is a graduate student at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a member of the Game Theory Lab. She has worked on problems in permissioned blockchains, pricing systems, crowdsourcing, fair division and sponsored search. Her research interests include Game Theory, Mechanism Design and Approximation Algorithms.

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Praphul Chandra is the Founder of Koinearth – a stealth mode startup working at the intersection of Mechanism Design, Blockchains and Machine Learning. He is also a professor of data science and machine learning at the International School of Engineering (Insofe).Prior to this, he was Principal Data Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where his focus was on the application of machine learning techniques to solve real world problems across multiple domains like the Internet of Things, Taxation Fraud, Telecom and Social Network Analytics.
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Shweta Jain is a research associate at Game Theory Lab, CSA, IISc. She completed her Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Y. Narahari. During her Ph.D. she has worked on the problems of designing multi-armed bandit mechanisms for different settings like Crowdsourcing, Smart Grids, Sponsored Search Auctions, Procurement Auctions, etc. Currently, she is looking at the interesting problems arising at the intersection of machine learning and game theory in various practical applications like smart grids, blockchains, social networks, etc.

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Y. Narahari is currently a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. The focus of his research in the last decade has been to explore problems at the interface of computer science and game theory. He has recently authored a textbook entitled “Game Theory and Mechanism Design” brought out by the IISc Press and the World Scientific Publishing Company. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a J.C. Bose Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a Fellow of INSA, IASc, NASI, and INAE. More details at: http://lcm.csa.iisc.ernet.in/hari/

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Prof. S. Rajagopalan Professor & Faculty-in-charge Institutional & Finance. He received his B.Tech degree from IIT Delhi , PGDM from IIM Bangalore and Ph.D from IIT Kanpur.He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology from 1982 to 1993 and was involved managing innovations that addressed the problems of Karnataka..
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Yogalakshmi Jayabal International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. Her research interests involve different aspects in data analytics involving various data mining algorithms. Yogalakshmi Jayabal focus more towards clustering algorithms and mostly towards clustering mixed data types and cluster analysis of correlated variables. Data is collected in a variety of formats and types. For example, in the field of education: data about students, enrollment, performance, and assessments are collected.
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Jaya Sreevalsan Nair Associate Professor, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B). Dr. Sreevalsan Nair received her B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras, Master of Science from Mississippi State University, and Ph.D. from University of California, Davis. Her research is in the area of visual analytics and scientific computing. She uses multi disciplinary approaches from computer vision, image processing, computational topology, linear algebra, and GPU computing for analysing large scale data using appropriate data models and corresponding visual representations.
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Prashanth Hebbar is the president of VCNR Technologies Pvt Ltd. He was a tech journalist with prominent technology publications and the Business Editor of The Times of India. He is also a visiting faculty at the Christ University.
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Prof. C. E. Veni Madhavan obtained his academic degrees, B.E.(Electrical Engineering) from College of Engineering, Madras, in 1969, M.E (Control Systems) from BITS Pilani, in 1971 and PhD (Control theory) from Indian Institute of Science in 1975. He worked in the industry, Air India (1976-1977), National Informatics Center (1977-1982), before joining the Computer Science and Automation department of IISc in 1983. He was a senior professor in the CSA department and retired formally in August 2014. He was the Chairman of CSA department during 1998-2000. He was invited to head the DRDO laboratory, SAG, New Delhi, during 2000-2003.
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Mr. H. V. Kumar Swamy is a research scholar in Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in mathematics from Kuvempu University, and M. Tech in computer science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. His research interest are number theory and cryptography. He has worked on several academic and industry projects in the areas of security and cryptonalysis.

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Sujeet Patole (sujeet.patole@utdallas.edu) received his B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Pune, India, in 2009 and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013. He is a recipient of the Jonsson School Graduate Scholarship and Certificate of Academic Achievement Award from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. During the summers of 2014 and 2015, he worked at Texas Instruments, developing state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms. His research interests include millimeter-wave imaging, radar signal processing, and multiple antenna communication systems. He is a Student Member of the IEEE.
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Murat Torlak (torlak@utdallas.edu) is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.S. degree from Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 1992 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2008. His current research focus is on experimental platforms for multiple antenna systems, millimeter-wave systems, signal processing techniques for automotive radars, adaptation in wireless communication systems, and signal processing techniques of radio-frequency/analog imperfections in communications transceivers. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications during 2008–2013. He was the general chair of the Symposium on Millimeter Wave Imaging and Communications of the 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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Dan Wang (danwang1981@ti.com) received her B.S. degree in radio engineering from Southeast University, China, in 2006 and her M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in 2009. She joined Texas Instruments in 2012 and is now a senior system engineer in the field of radar signal processing and system design. She has been developing radar applications in the automotive and various industry areas.
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Murtaza Ali (murtaza.ali@ieee.org) received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1989 and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in 1995. He is currently director of systems engineering at Uhnder, Inc. Prior to joining Under, he was a distinguished member of technical staff and the manager of the Perception and Analytics Lab at Texas Instruments. His current research interests include environment sensing and perception using technologies such as radar, lidar, and cameras. He holds 18 U.S. patents and has published more than 40 papers in refereed and invited forums. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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Prof. Raj Jain is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a winner of 2015 A.A. Michelson Award, ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award 2006, CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award 2009, IISc Distinguished Alumnus Award 2014, WiMAX Forum Individual Contribution Award 2008, and ranks among the top 90 in Citeseer’s list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Dr. Jain is currently the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Tara Salman is a PhD student in computer engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.She finished her BsC degree in computer engineering and Master degree in computing from Qatar University in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Her current main research interest spans network systems, security, distributed systems, cloud computing,Internet of Things and machine learning applications. Prior to that, she worked in physical layer security which spans network systems, signal processing and security. She has several publications in IEEE conferences and IET journal.
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Prof. P. V. Ananda Mohan has received Ph.D degree in electrical communication engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1975. From 1973 till December 2003, he was with I.T.I. Limited R&D Division. Later, till 2014, he was with Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Bangalore. He is at present with Centre for Advanced Computing (CDAC), Bangalore as Technology Advisor. His research interests are in the area of Analog VLSI design, VLSI architectures and Cryptography. He has published in these areas in refereed international journals and conferences. He has published five books Switched Capacitor Filters:Theory, Analysis and Design (co-authored with with Dr. M. N. S.Swamy and Dr. V. Ramachandran)
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Mr. S. Sudarsun is an Applied Research Scientist in the field of Text Mining and Machine Learning and a PhD scholar at IIT Madras since 2013. He worked in the industry for 12 years before joining the doctoral program, practicing end-to-end Product Development using Statistical Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Distributed Computing and Large Scale Search Engineering & Data Analytics. His PhD research is on developing a unified platform to solving class imbalance learning irrespective of data characteristics.
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Prof. B. Ravindran is currently an associate professor in Computer Science at IIT Madras. He has nearly two decades of research experience in machine learning and specifically reinforcement learning. Currently his research interests are centered on learning from and through interactions and span the areas of data mining, social network analysis, and reinforcement learning. He is the co-director of the reconfigurable and intelligent systems engineering (RISE) group at IIT Madras, which has nearly 80 members associated with it currently. He also heads the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Data Sciences at IIT Madras, which spans six Departments and looks at analytics in many different disciplines.
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Joseph Yiu is a senior embedded technology manager at ARM, specializing in the ARM Cortex-M
processor technology, microcontroller system-level design and software development for the Cortex-M microcontrollers. Joseph has been instrumental on a number of processor design projects, including the ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M0 processors, as well as a wide range of products, including the Cortex-M System Design Kit, AMBA Design Kits, PrimeCells and CoreSight components. As an author, inventor and international speaker on Cortex-M designs, Joseph has 16+ years of experience with ARM IP development.
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