Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker
Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad.
Computing and Intelligence.
Computing started with Turing's idea of putting intelligence into a machine. This talk will provide an overview of the different stages in the development of computing in parallel with the waves and avatars of artificial intelligence. The relationships that this journey has maintained with research in cognitive modeling of human intelligence will also be addressed. A few observations will be made about the current trends in machine learning and possible limitations of popular approaches.
Dr. Kavi Mahesh is the Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad. Previously, he was the Dean of Research at PES University, Director of the World-Bank funded Research Centre for Knowledge Analytics and Ontological Engineering – KAnOE and a Professor of Computer Science. His areas of interest are knowledge management, analytics, epistemology, ontology, classification studies, text processing and unstructured data management. He has three US patents and has published two books, 16 book chapters and 80 papers which have received over 1300 citations with a h-index of 20, i10-index of 28 and a g-index of 35. Notable among these are the textbook Theory of Computation: A Problem Solving Approach (Wiley India, 2012) and Ten Steps to Maturity in Knowledge Management (Elsevier Pub. UK, 2006). He was earlier with Oracle Corporation, USA and New Mexico State University and has consulted in the area of Knowledge Management with Infosys, Hewlett Packard, United Nations and EasyLib.com. He holds an M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1989) and an MS (1991) and a PhD (1995) in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
DCS Department at Binghamton
From nesting to bare-metal: Strange adventures in the virtual world
Systems researchers have a love-hate relationship with virtualization. We love the freedom of indirection, but hate the overheads of emulation. I will discuss two projects in which we had fun exploring the extreme ends of the VM world. First I will discuss Span Virtualization, in which a single VM uses nesting to execute over multiple "hypervisors" that provide different services. Next I will discuss Directvisor, in which a VM runs over "no" hypervisor (or bare-metal) with direct timer and inter-processor interrupts in addition to support live VM migration.
Dr. Kartik Gopalan is a Professor in Computer Science at the Binghamton University. He received a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, M.S. from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and B.E. from Delhi Institute of Technology. At Binghamton, he heads the Operating Systems and Networks Group where he enjoys working with a highly talented group of students on cool new ways to build and use virtual machines, containers, and hypervisors. Some recent projects include virtualization for bare-metal cloud, live replacement of hypervisors, live migration, and privacy-preserving VMs. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and Watson School Recognition Award for Outstanding Research Achievement. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He has authored over 70 publications and received 12 US patents. Before joining Binghamton, he was a faculty at Florida State University, Lead Architect and Developer at Rether Networks Inc., and Senior Software Engineer at Wipro Global R&D.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Iowa State University.
Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructures in the Information Age
The concept of standardization is often understood as ‘everyone doing things in the same way’. However, global or international standards need to be translated into situated (local context) practices. Information systems security (ISS) and cybersecurity standards are universal and general in their scope and provide little guidance for the organizations that wish to adopt them. The people carrying out the translation of the standards can come from very different organizational contexts, and these different contexts will affect the outcome of the translation. They will try to individually and collectively make sense of the content of the standards, and the standards will be adapted and made to fit their real-life context. If we acknowledge that standards are more an opportunity for interpretation and sensemaking, then creating international and global standards can be an opportunity to share expert advice and good practices to increase cybersecurity, rather than to make ‘everyone do things in the same way’.
He holds B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bharathidasan University (1989), an MTech in Computer Technology from the Indian Institutes of Technology (1993), and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institutes of Technology (1998). He was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2015 for contributions to security of power grids.
IOT and Analytics
I am a Change Leader, a Problem Solver and an Evangelist of Personal & Professional Excellence, a trusted advisor to my Clients with over 23+ years of multi-domain experience. During the last 10+ years, I have served in several key leadership roles, become more passionate about driving Business strategy and its execution, sustainability & effectiveness of Business performance, excellence in people practices.
My experience spans from leading core software product development to delivering IT services for application portfolios– through collaboration with Data Science and Digital trends to bring thought leadership to the engagements.
Managed P&L for large accounts, successfully driving YOY revenue growth and achieving industry average profitability. I have executed several projects with large teams culturally diverse across geographies in onsite / offshore execution model.
I like to lead teams through complex and ambiguous situations. In my leadership roles, I have spotted and groomed across LOB’s Talent at all levels of the organization. My experiences as a Business Leader beyond my delivery roles are a key enhancement of my ability to create results.