Dr.Clif Kussmaul 
Profile: Clif Kussmaul, PhD, is Principal Consultant at Green Mango Associates, LLC. He spent 20 years as a computer science professor in the US, and has also developed software products and worked with global development teams. He is currently a consultant focused on educational research, software development, and improving teaching and learning practices around the world. He was a 2009-2010 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Kerala.
  Topic : One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Future Insights from Past Innovations.

Dr. Viraj Kumar

Profile: Dr Viraj Kumar is a Visiting Professor at the Kotak-IISc AI-ML Centre at IISc Bangalore. After completing his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prof Kumar's research has focused on Computer Science Education, with an emphasis on India-specific challenges. He serves as Chair of ACM India's Educational Initiatives Committee and is an elected member of the ACM India Council. In addition, he contributes to a variety of Teacher/Faculty Professional Development initiatives, including NPTEL Faculty workshops, IIIT Delhi's CSEDU Programme, and the teacher training programmes at IISc Challakere. For IISc's new B. Tech programme, Prof Kumar has contributed to a substantial redesign of the introductory course on programming in response to Generative AI. Prof Kumar previously served as a consultant to the Kasturirangan Committee for drafting the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), and as a consultant to the Ministry of Education's Committee to create the National Curricular Frameworks.

  Topic : Training Teachers to Adapt Pedagogy and Assessment in Response to Generative AI .

Dr.Valliyappan David Natarajan

Profile :Dr. David is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. He earned his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Texas A&M University, USA under the auspices of Fulbright Fellowship, the Rice-Cullimore Scholarship – ASME Auxiliary, and the Malaysian Government. David obtained a MSc degree and a B. Eng (Honors) degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has authored over 100 refereed scientific articles and 11 book chapters as of August 2023. David consults scientific journal publishers on indexing solutions in Scopus, PubMed, Crossref and CLOCKSS. His research interests include bio-composites engineering, acoustics, structural health monitoring and pedagogical innovations. BioSketch.

  Topic : The Unrelenting Pace of AI in Education and Research: Tools and Policies.
Dr. Jayakrishnan Madathil Warriem

Profile: Dr. Jayakrishnan is currently working as Senior Scientist at NPTEL, IIT Madras and is managing the techno-pedagogic interface of the BS Program in Data Science and Applications. In his current role, Dr. Jayakrishnan is keenly involved in the design of pedagogic interventions that harnesses the power of technology. He is also deeply involved in setting up evidence-based practices within the programme that can benefit the larger ecosystem of learners from both the BS Programme and NPTEL He is a person with a keen interest in projects related to the use of Information and Communication Technologies for Development of Education (ICT4DE). His areas of interest include Teacher Professional Development, Learning Analytics, Sustainability, Design-Based Implementation Research. He completed his undergraduate (B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, and completed his post graduation (M.Tech in Technology & Development) and doctoral study (PhD) from IIT Bombay.


Topic : Unlocking the Potential of Large Language Models in Higher Education: Balancing the need for developing Transferable Skills and maintaining Academic Ethics.

Dr. Asharaf S
Profile : Dr. Asharaf S, a computer engineer/scientist, is a Professor at IIITM-K/DUK and a visiting faculty at IIM Kozhikode. With a PhD and Master's from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, he's a B.Tech graduate of Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has a rich career, including roles as a lecturer at T.K.M. College of Engineering, Research Scientist at AOL R&D Labs, and Assistant Professor at IIM Kozhikode. Dr. Asharaf boasts accolades like the IBM Outstanding PhD Student Award 2006 and IBM Shared University Research Grant 2015. He's authored three books, over 50 research papers, and leads the Kerala Blockchain Academy. His expertise spans data engineering, machine learning, information retrieval, and blockchains.
  Topic : Collaborative Intelligence in an era of Generative AI.

Dr. Arun Surendran  

Profile : Dr. Arun Surendran, the Strategic Director and Principal at Trinity College of Engineering Trivandrum, is a distinguished aerospace engineer with a Masters and PhD from Texas A&M University, complementing his BTech from IIT Bombay. He received the prestigious Eppright Outstanding International Student award from Texas A&M. Dr. Arun is a founder director of Adcy.io Cybersecurity Solutions, a cybersecurity instructor for Upgrad.com, and an Honorary Fellow for Robotics at Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). He mentors the Kerala Development & Innovation Strategic Council's Young Innovator program and serves as a Core Group Member for the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission. Additionally, Dr. Arun is involved in various cultural and literary pursuits, including poetry, documentary filmmaking, and authoring books like "The Startup Habit" and "The 7Cs of Entrepreneurship."

  Topic : Generative AI as a tool and not threat to the Teaching Learning Process.

Dr. Deepak Mishra

Profile : Dr. Deepak Mishra, a Ph.D. holder in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur (2007), is a respected academic and researcher. He served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Louisville, USA (2007-2009), and as a Senior IT Engineer at CMC-TCS Hyderabad (2016-2017), specializing in biometric research. Since 2015, he's been the Head of Avionics at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Mishra's research encompasses Computer Vision, Image Processing, Deep/Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Information Security, and Biometrics, along with Mathematical Modeling in Computational Neuroscience. His funded projects include Image Fusion Techniques for Satellite Images, High-Resolution Image Analysis for Landslide and Land Use Classification, and Virtual Reality Disaster Simulation.

  Topic : Generative AI applications in Engineering Education and Engineering Research.

Mr. Robin Tommy

Profile  : Robin is a technology metamorphosis expert, rapid inventor, and collaborative innovator, renowned for pioneering large-scale solutions that tackle critical business issues and uplift communities. His dedication to social impact innovation is evident through his transformative work with platforms like VHAB, creating lasting positive changes. Robin is deeply engaged with the Inclusys Org Foundation, a trailblazing organization focused on empowering neurodivergent individuals through assistive technology, incubation, and startup ecosystems. Notably, Robin boasts an impressive record of 95 filed patents and over 30 published research papers. A lifelong learner, he holds a Master of Technology in Quality Management from BITS Pilani and has completed a Management Development Program at IIMK, specializing in New Concept Development and Fuzzy Front End Innovation Framework. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management, Robin serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Digital Advisor of Inclusys Org Foundation and contributes as a Startup and Incubation Coach at Tata Consultancy Services. His journey exemplifies unwavering commitment to positive impact.

  Topic :  AI for Good: Leveraging Generative AI in Education for Social Impact.

Dr. Ajith Abraham​

Dr. Abraham is the current Pro-Vice Chancellor at Bennett University in New Delhi and previously served as Dean at FLAME University in Pune, overseeing the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. He founded the Machine Intelligence Research Laboratories (MIR Laboratories) in the USA, fostering collaboration between industry and academia. With over 1,400 publications, including 100 books translated into multiple languages, he's a prominent figure in the research community. Dr. Abraham's outstanding academic citations exceed 54,000 (H-index of 110+ on Google Scholar). He's delivered 150+ plenary lectures and tutorials across 20+ countries. His leadership roles include chairing the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing (2008–2021), serving as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society for Europe (2011–2013), and acting as Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) (2016–2021). He's also served on editorial boards for over 15 international journals indexed by Thomson ISI. Dr. Abraham earned his B.Tech. from the University of Calicut in 1990, an M.Sc. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1998, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2001. BioData

  Topic : Generative AI: Opportunities, Challenges and Applications.

Dr. Sunil T T  

Profile : Dr. Sunil T T  is currently  working as Diretor, International Centre for Free and Open Source Software  Trivandum.  He holds a   a PhD in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay,  His area of specializtion is machine learnig for gas detection and sensor optimiztion.  Previously, he served as  professor at  College of Engineering Attingal.  Dr. Sunil also played a pivotal role as a Consultant in Information Technology at the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Dr. Sunil's current research interests includes  gesture recognition and computer vision. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator and a proponent of digital rights and privacy.

  Topic : Engineering Education and AI.

Prof. Achuthsankar S Nair   
Profile : Dr Achuthsankar is a Professor of Computer Science in University of Kerala, who heads the Dept of Bioinformatics. He is a teacher, researcher and a science communicator with more than 3 decades of academic experience in India and abroad. He was Director of C-DIT, Govt of Kerala during 2001-2004.He had his education from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, IIT, Bombay, University of Cambridge and University of Kerala. He holds two PhDs, one in Engineering and one in Music.His areas of expertise are machine learning, image processing and bio-sequence analysis. Under his leadership, the whole genome sequence of two plants - arogya pacha and sanghupushpam have been sequenced and published.  He has successfully guided 30 PhDs.He is the recipient of the first National teacher award by the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. He is also a recipient of Vaikkom Maulavi Foundation's award for Social Service.  He has authored technical and creative works, including a novel "Tharipp" (The Tingling Sensation), which is a historic science fiction.His other recent books are Swathi Thirunal - "A Composer born to a mother", Malayalam Meters (Chandass), Campus Politics, Python Programming, Deep Learning, and Local history of Vanchiyoor.
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