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Dr Jisha V R

Dr. Jisha V R

Professor, College of Engineering Trivandrum.
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Jisha V R, joined College of Engineering Trivandrum in 1999, after obtaining BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum in 1995. Subsequently she acquired MTech in Control Systems from CET and PhD from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2012. She is currently working as Professor in Dept of Electrical Engg, College of Engineering Trivandrum. She has around 30 publications in international conferences and journals, to her credit. She is also officiating as Chair, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Kerala Section; Member, Board of governors, Kerala Technological University; Member Board of Studies, BTech Robotics and Automation, Saint Gits College of Engineering, Former Convener , Syllabus committee, B.Tech Robotics and Automation, Kerala Technological University.

Tutorial 1 : Optimal Control of Robots

Dr Bhim Singh

Dr. Bhim Singh

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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Prof. Bhim Singh has received his B.E. (Electrical) from the University of Roorkee, India, in 1977 and his M.Tech. (Power Apparatus & Systems) and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, in 1979 and 1983, respectively. In 1983, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee), as a Lecturer. He became a Reader there in 1988. In December 1990, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, India, as an Assistant Professor, where he has become an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor in 1997. Prof. Singh is the Chairman of BOG, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, since July 2018 for 3 Years and Non official Independent Director, NTPC Limited, since July 2018 for 3 Years. Prof. Singh is National Science Chair since July 2021. Prof. Singh is also member of Governing Council of Central Power Research Institute. Prof. Singh has guided 101 Ph.D. dissertations, and 171 M.E./M.Tech./M.S.(R) theses. He has been filed 94 patents. He has executed more than eighty sponsored and consultancy projects. He has co-authored a text book on power quality: Power Quality Problems and Mitigation Techniques published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015.

Tutorial 2 : Solar Power Systems

Dr Darsana P Joysula

Dr. Darsana P. Josyula

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Bowie State University, Maryland
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Dr. Darsana P. Josyula joined Bowie State University in 2006 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, rising through the ranks to become a tenured Associate Professor in 2012 and a full professor in 2018. Previously, she served as a Postdoctoral Faculty Research Associate at the University of Maryland’s Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and as a software developer for several companies in India, Japan and the USA including ICIM, Fujitsu, CSMI and Lockheed Martin. She was selected as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the US Army Research Lab, Adelphi in 2018 and an US Office of Naval Research Summer Research Fellow at the NavAir, Pax River in 2020. Dr. Josyula currently serves as the Director of the Autonomous Technologies Lab at Bowie State. Her academic pedigree includes earning a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005, Masters in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park in 1999 and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Thiruvananthapuram, (CET), Kerala, India in 1994. Her broad area of expertise and research interest is in creating self-learning, self-correcting autonomous systems that can cooperate and operate along with humans. Her research has been funded by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ONR, DARPA and DOD. She has reviewed many articles, given keynote lectures nationally and internationally, and published over fifty peer-reviewed publications. She has successfully guided four doctoral dissertations to completion at BSU. She currently serves as the research guide for six doctoral dissertations at BSU. Additionally, she supervises masters and undergraduate research. She also engages in STEM outreach to pre-college students through the FIRST robotics events and summer camps

Tutorial 3 : Towards self learning, self correcting, explainable systems