Virtual Symposium on Sensor Technologies (ViSiT)

30th November 2022 – 3rd December 2022

List of Eminent Speakers

Prof. Ravinder Dahiya

University of Glasgow, UK

Title of Talk: Printed Sensors and Electronics

Brief Bio: Ravinder Dahiya is President of IEEE Sensors Council. His group (Bendable Electronics and Sustainable Technologies (BEST)) conducts fundamental research in electronic skin, flexible printed electronics and their applications in robotics, prosthetics, wearables, augmented/virtual reality and similar interactive systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 500 publications, books and submitted/granted patents and disclosures. He has led or contributed to many international projects.

Prof. Dahiya is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX). He has been recipient of EPSRC Fellowship, Marie Curie Fellowship and Japanese Monbusho Fellowship. He has received several awards, including Technical Achievement award from IEEE Sensors Council, Young Investigator Award from Elsevier, and 12 best journal/conference paper awards as author/co-author. He is Fellow of IEEE and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Prof. Sarath Kodagoda

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Title of Talk: Robotics for infrastructure inspection

Brief Bio: Professor Sarath Kodagoda is the President of the Australian Robotics & Automation Association (ARAA) and ambassador to the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). He is the Director of the UTS Robotics institute which is a world leading group in infrastructure robotics. He founded the iPipes lab that hosts state of the art research on condition assessment of wastewater and water pipe infrastructures. He is instrumental in the development of the Mechatronics and robotics courses at UTS and received 3 teaching awards including the prestigious UTS Medal for teaching & research integration and Australia wide OLT awards. He has over 20 years of experience in robotics, published over 180 papers, received many industry grants and 8 industry research awards including state, national and international awards.

Dr. Bikram Mahajan

Samsung Inc., USA

Title of Talk: Reliability Issues in High Power Transistors

Brief Bio: Dr. Bikram Mahajan is currently a Senior Engineer with Samsung Semiconductor Inc., USA, where he is working on the compact modeling of Samsung’s advanced transistors and memory devices.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, working with Prof. Muhammad Ashraful Alam. His research during his Ph.D. was about analyzing various reliability issues in Silicon-based and wide bandgap semiconductor-based high-power transistors using modeling and experiments. He proposed and designed several analytical and experimental approaches to quantify the impact of these reliability issues on high-power transistors.

Prof. Amit Bhaya

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Title of Talk: A control perspective on numerical algorithms

Brief Bio: Prof. Amit Bhaya has a Bachelor of Technology (honours) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1981), and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, obtained in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He is a full professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he has worked in the area of control and systems theory and applications, with emphasis in the following areas: matrix stability theory, applications of switched and variable structure systems, stability of neural networks, mathematical ecology, parallel computation (asynchronous iterative methods), control perspectives on numerical methods, and,  recently, optimization and control perspectives on problems arising in business and finance. He has co-authored, with Eugenius Kaszkurewicz, the books “Matrix Diagonal Stability in Systems and Computation” (Birkhauser/Springer 2000) , “Control Perspectives on Numerical Algorithms and Matrix Problems” (SIAM 2006) and  “Business Dynamics Models: Optimization-Based One Step Ahead Optimal Control (SIAM 2022). From 1992 to the present, he has held a national research fellowship (level 1A), granted by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). His research has also been funded by the Brazilian Govt. agencies CAPES and FINEP. He has carried out consultancy projects, in the broad areas of control and computation, for the Brazilian companies Petrobras and Eletrobras, the multinational company Dell-EMC and Brazilian start-ups in the area of data science. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, from Jan 2010 to Dec 2012. He coordinated  the Brazilian National Evaluation Committee of CNPq (Comitê Assessor CA-EE), which awards research grants and fellowships in Electrical Engineering, from 2020 to 2021.

Dr. Yating Wan

KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Title of Talk: Integrated silicon photonics with on-chip lasers

Brief Bio: Dr. Yating Wan is an Assistant Professor at KAUST. Before that, she worked in Prof. John Bower’s group at UCSB from 2017-2022 as a postdoctoral research associate. Her research interests are in Si Photonics with special emphasis on integration of on-chip light sources for data communications, biosensors/bioimaging, energy harvesting, machine vision, and quantum information processing. She received 2016-17 School of Engineering PhD Research Excellence Award in HKUST, 2021 CLEO Tingye Li Innovation Prize, 2018 PIERS Young Scientist Award, 2021 OGC Best Young Scientist Award, and 2022 Rising Stars of Light. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers, including 36 first-author journal (24)/conference(12) papers and 8 journal covers.


DateSpeakersCountryLocal TimeGMT
30th Nov 2022Prof. Ravinder DahiyaUK1130Hrs1230 Hrs
1st Dec 2022Dr. Bikarm MahajanUS2000Hrs0400 Hrs
2nd Dec 2022Prof. Sarath KodagodaAustralia1530Hrs0430 Hrs
Dr. Yating WanSaudi Arabia1430Hrs1130 Hrs
3rd Dec 2022Prof. Amit BhayaBrazil0700Hrs1000 Hrs


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YP Team, IEEE Sensors Council

  • Mitradip Bhattacharjee
  • Oliver Ozioko
  • Karthick Thiyagarajan
  • Sten Vollebregt
  • Joseph Andrews