Invited Speakers

Dr. DVK Vasudevan (ViolinVasu)

Violin Vasu is an Indian classical music violinist, music teacher, researcher and a social activist. He belongs to the sixth generation of Saint Tyagaraja Sishya Parampara (lineage) and teaches at IIT Hyderabad.

Dr. D.V.K. Vasudevan (Violin Vasu), was born in Vijayawada. He had his initial and intermediate level music training from Sri VVL Narasimha Rao and advanced training under Sri Annavarapu Ramaswamy. During his college days, he was an active participant in various national level Youth Movements such as National Cadet Corps where he represented the state in Republic Day Parade in 1998, National Service Scheme and Bharat Scouts and Guides in which he received the Rastrapathi award from the then President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Having completed his M.Sc in Information Technology in The Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) in Sardarshahar, Rajasthan in 2005, and Masters of Music from the University of Madras in 2015, Vasudevan obtained his PhD from University of Mysore under the guidance of Dr. Mysore Manjunath.

His other vocational achievements include the prestigious Sangeethalankar from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal and two diplomas in carnatic violin and vocal music from P.S Telugu University and in Music Education (TTC in Music) from A.P. Govt. Technical Board. He also completed his 8th Grade in Western Music Theory from Trinity College London and has cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) in Music conducted by University Grants Commission.

Dr. Rajesh Sankaran

Rajesh Sankaran is an experimental systems specialist at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA. He is a lead engineer on the Array of Things project and the research and development of the Waggle research platform and is also associated with the COOLR project. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and he has primarily focused on applications of electrical and computer engineering techniques toward solving problems in related science and engineering fields. His research and development activities include Embedded Computing, Embedded Linux Platforms, Distributed Systems and Protocols for Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Aggregation, Management and Analysis, Robust Embedded Computing Platforms, and Energy-driven Computing.

Dr. Rodrigo da Rosa Righi

Rodrigo da Rosa Righi is a professor and researcher at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil. Rodrigo concluded his post-doctoral studies at KAIST – Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, under the following topics: RFID and cloud computing. He obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. During his doctorate, Rodrigo performed a stage at Tecnische Universitaet Berlin, Germany. His research interests include performance analysis, process scheduling and migration, load balancing and resource provisioning on Cluster, Grid and Cloud environments. In addition, he has expertise on mobile and embedded computing systems in which employ Linux or WinCE operating systems. Finally, he is a member of both IEEE Computer Society and ACM.

Dr. Boon Giin Lee

Boon Giin Lee received his BA degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia; MA from Dongseo University, Korea; and Ph.D. from Pukyong National University, Korea. He worked in Changsung Ace Co. company as a software engineer for a year in Seoul, Korea. After this, he served as Assistant Professor in Keimyung University, Korea for 6 years. He joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2019. Dr. Lee research interests covered a number of areas, including human-computer interaction, sensors application, and computer vision.

Garima Bajpai

Garima is the strategy and execution manager for network and technology at Ericsson and serves on the executive board of Capital Carbon Consulting providing strategic recommendations. She is a co-founder of the DevOps community of practice in Canada and co-organizer of the DevOps Summit, Canada. She is a mentor with Women in Communication and Technology (Canada Chapter) and was nominated for Young Leader of the Year 2019 at the Women IT Awards (Canada Chapter)

    • Founder DevOps Community of practice – DevOps
    • Ambassador Chair for Continuous Delivery Foundation
    • Ambassador with DevOps institute
    • Podcast Producer – LeveeCast

Dr. Ujwal Gadiraju

Ujwal Gadiraju is an Assistant Professor at the Web Information Systems (WIS) group of the Software Technology department at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is a Director of the Delft AI ‘Design@Scale’ Lab, which focuses on Human-AI collaboration to design solutions for complex social problems. Ujwal leads a research line on Crowd Computing and Human-Centered AI at the WIS group. He is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM. Ujwal is currently serving as the Co-Editor for two Frontiers in AI journals: (1) Human-Centered AI and Crowd Computing and (2) User Modeling and Recommendations.
He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Human Computation Journal and an Associate Editor of the Taylor and Francis Behavior
and Information Technology journal. He received a Best Paper Honorable Mention award at the ACM CSCW 2020 conference, advised and co-authored work that won a Best Student Paper award at AAAI HCOMP 2020, and was recognized with the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper award at the ACM HT2017 conference. Before joining TU Delft, he worked at the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany as a postdoctoral researcher between 2017-2020. In 2017, Ujwal received a PhD degree with a
summa cum laude from the Leibniz University of Hannover. For more information about Ujwal’s current research, relevant projects, professional service, and other news visit (

Dr. Prasad Onkar

Dr. Prasad Onkar is an Assistant Professor at Department of Design at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. He received a Ph.D. degree from Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2013), Master of Technology in Product Design and Manufacturing from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India (2006). He was also a visiting researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2014. He is a recipient of the MAA Communications Medal (Best Thesis Award) for Ph.D. thesis at IISc. In 2013, he also received the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus programme HERITAGE Fellowship. His research expertise includes virtual environments for 3D sketching, collaborative conceptual design systems, realistic 3D immersion experiences for 3D sketching, AR/VR technologies and haptic devices. He has co-authored several research papers in this area, and is a recipient of most Distinguished paper award in 22nd CIRP Design Conference (2012).

Dr. Young-Jin Jung

Prof. Jung has completed his PhD from Yonsei University (brain enginnering), and he worked in Hanynag University as a research assistatnt professor (2011). As of Jan 2012, He studied at Dept. of Biomedical Engineering in Florida Internatinoal University in USA as a postdoctoral association. Then he promoted to assistant professor at colleage of nursing and health science in Florida International University. Then he worked at dept. of radiological science in Dongse University (South Korea). He is now working at School of Healthcare and Biomedical Engineering in Chonnam National University (South Korea), He has published more than 75 papers in reputed journals. His current resesearch interest is Intelligent Rehabilitation Engineering, especially, computational signal/imaging processing for Neuro-imaging & Neuro-rehabilitation.

Dr. Chakravarthy Bhagvati

Chakravarthy Bhagvati is currently the Dean of the School of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. His research interests are image processing, pattern recognition, and deep learning. He published more than 75 papers in refereed conferences and journals. He also works with the School of Medical Sciences in investigating the impact of colour
vision deficiencies on the ease of use of popular user interfaces and multimedia design.
Dr. Chakravarthy Bhagvati received his PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy (NY, USA) and M. Tech in Computer Science from University of Hyderbad. He received his B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He also spent about 5 years working in industry before joining University of Hyderabad in 1998.
Dr. Chakravarthy Bhagvati and two other colleagues developed the first fully functional Optical Character System for Telugu script. Telugu is the third-most frequently used language in India behind Hindi and Bangla. He has successfully supervised 12 PhDs and more than 100 Masters’s students. In addition to his academics, he is a member of the Association of Hyderabad Amateur Astronomers (AHAA) and is an avid amateur astronomer.

Dr. ir. Jan-Willem van ‘t Klooster

ir. Jan-Willem van ‘t Klooster, managing director BMS LAB University of Twente.
Jan-Willem van ’t Klooster is managing director of BMS Lab, the innovation lab of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) at the University of Twente. He is responsible for the lab staff of 12 FTE, over 600 m2 lab spaces and over 200 project requests from researchers on a yearly basis in behavioural science innovation. He has coordinated multiple national and European projects and work packages, including EFRO, EU, and EIP AHA research projects. He obtained a PhD in health informatics in 2013 on personalized sensor- and actuator-based e-health services and has (co)authored over 30 journal and conference publications.

Dr. Jay (Ju Yup) Lee

Jay (Ju Yup) Lee is an assistant professor and program coordinator in Hospitality management at Youngstown State University. He gained his doctoral education at Iowa State University’s hospitality management graduate program, an internationally recognized ACPHA accredited institution. He also attained a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary college. Dr. Lee is an exceptional hospitality management educator and active chef.  His research is motivated by new technology adaption in the foodservice industry. He recently conducted a research project investigating the impact of new cooking technology (Sous-vide) adoption in foodservice education. Also, ongoing research topics are implementing HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and AI (artificial intelligence) in small-sized restaurant operations and developing a smart chef uniform using IoT (Internet of Things).

Dr. Dimple Kaur

Dr. Dimple Kaur (Ph.D.) is the creator of Applied Natya Therapy, a practicing Psychotherapist and a Master Trainer in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Her pioneering work in integrating the ancient wisdom of Natya Shastra with Modern Psychology, has brought therapeutic benefits for a number of physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual matters. She has been working with various universities as a faculty member in the areas of Behavioral Sciences and Performing Arts. She is the Founding Director of Imatter Institute of Behavioral Sciences and Sumangali Arts, both dedicated to bringing out the human potential using ancient wisdom along with preserving & promoting cultural heritage, and mental well being of people through research in arts and science. She has directed multiple professional dance and theatre productions. Her solo shows Main Amrita, Rape Unreported, Kali Darpanam, Aatm Rati are continuing their tour across India and Abroad.

Dr. Dimple Kaur has been awarded with multiple awards and recognitions including Women’s Excellent Achievement Award,Best Woman Performer,  Kalpashree West Kensington Award, Nritya Ratna Award, Nritya Tharragai Award, Lasya Mohini Award, National Theatre Excellency Award