Dr. Y.V.S Lakshmi
Dr Lakshmi received Ph.D. from ECE Dept , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Completed basic course on IPR conducted by WIPO and P.G. Diploma in IPR Law from NLSIU, Bangalore. Gained more than twenty years’ experience in the Telecom Industry in Quality, Reliability, Failure Analysis, Corporate Functions, IPR, Training & Teaching, and technology marketing. Currently Group Leader IPR, Marketing & Knowledge Management group, C-DOT, Bangalore, Prior to CDOT worked at ITI Ltd. Bangalore. Published and presented more than 100 papers in National and International Journals. Patented ‘Current controlled variable resistor through superconductors’. Received Sir.M.Visweswarayya Award for extraordinary contributions to Engineering on Sep 2011. Received REVA Engineering Excellence Award 2018 in recognition of overall contribution in the field of engineering and Technology. She is a Fellow IETE, Senior Member IEEE & Life member IMAPS.
Dr. Deepa Shenoy
Deepa Shenoy is currently working as professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. She did her Doctorate in the area of Data Mining from Bangalore University in the year 2005. Her areas of research include Data Mining, Soft Computing, Biometrics and Social Media Analysis. She has awarded 9 PhDs and published more than 150 papers in refereed International Conferences and Journals.
She was a WIE chair of Bangalore section from 2010 to 2014 and SAC Chair from 2015 to 2016. She is a recipient of Outstanding Branch Counsellor award from Bangalore Section for the year 2011 and MGA Outstanding Branch Counsellor award for the year 2016.
Dr. Sujatha D N
Dr. Sujatha D N is a Professor and Head at B M S College of Engineering. Her areas of interests are Computer Networks, Vehicular Ad hoc Networks and Internet of Things. She is a Senior Member- IEEE, ACM, IACSIT. She received Outstanding Branch Counselor Award from IEEE Region 10 during 2014.
Dr. Annapurna Patil
Dr Annapurna P Patil is working as a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology; Bangalore-54. She has an experience of 23 yrs in academics. She is a Senior IEEE member, LMCSI, LMISTE, Member ACM, Faculty Advisor of IEEE, WiE, MSRIT.
She has published several papers in various National and International conferences and in reputed Journals. She has also participated as Session Chairs in various Conferences both at National and International Level.
She is involved in many community service activities as a part of IEEE WiE affinity group conducting workshops on ICT for school girls and seminars on general wellbeing of women.
Dr Patil has been involved in Collaborative works with Industries like CISCO, IBM, HPE, TransNeuron and Nihon Communications Ltd, Bangalore in the areas of Wireless networks, Cognitive Computing, IoT and Cloud. She is a Passionate Teacher and a Mentor and Guide to many of the PG students at MSRIT and other PhD aspirants. Presently she has six research scholars working under her guidance in the area of Wireless Networks, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
Mr. RaviKiran Annaswamy
Ravikiran Annaswamy is Founder and CEO of Innohabit Technologies. He is incubating various innovative products using analytics and deep learning. He is on the global team of IEEE 5G and is responsible for vision & strategy for future applications and services like Tactile/Haptic Internet, IOT, AR, VR Applications. He has over 23 years of business experience as Entrepreneur and as Business Leader at Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens AG. He has vast experience of launching successful technology solutions for global markets, mainly in the area of Analytics and Marketing automation, Online Billing and Charging, Innovative 3G/4G applications, Multimedia and Security Solutions. He is an engaged Professional volunteer, was the Chairman for IEEE Bangalore section (2014-2015), Industry Relations for IEEE – Asia Pacific (2014-15) and Secretary for IEEE Asia Pacific (2015-16). He is a thought leader and speaker at various prestigious international business conferences. He has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and has graduated from UVCE Bangalore. He has been recognised for his work by several awards: Siemens Director’s award for Innovation, IEEE Bangalore – Best volunteer award, Runner up at AIMA’s National Contest for Young Managers and Asia finalist at Global Social Venture Competition conducted by Berkley Haas school of business.
Mr. Sudeendra Koushik
Mr Sudeendra Koushik in an Engineering Graduate (BE E&C) with
Master of Business Administration(MBA) and Post-graduation in Strategy from IIM-K and his research based PhD in the field of Innovation.
Mr Koushik has been a practicing Innovator throughout his career of 24 years, with more than 18 national and international patents in various stages. Koushik is passionate about innovation and has served in Philips Global Development Centre, Singapore, Philips Advanced Systems Laboratory and Philips Innovation Centre Eindhoven, in The Netherlands and Philips Innovation Centre, India. He also worked in HCL as Practice Director Innovation, India and was Vice-President and Head, Innovation at TTK prestige.
Mr Koushik has published several research papers and has conducted numerous workshops on Innovation in India and abroad. He is the recipient of Karnataka State Innovation Council Award, HCL excellence award for Patents, India Design Mark Award from India Design Council and Sir M Viswesvaraya Engineer Award.
Koushik is a regular speaker at various forums including, MIT Emerging Technology Conference, PMI, IEEE, TiE, IIT- Madras, IIT-Gandhinagar, CII, and has written articles for Frost & Sullivan, Deccan Herald etc. Most recently Koushik is selected speaker at IIeX Europe, 2017.
Koushik has served IEEE as founder-member CE Singapore, founder-member, secretary, chairman of CE Bangalore, as Chair professional acivities, joint-treasurer, SAC Chair, Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Bangalore section, member India strategy committee, Co-Chair of Innovation Committee of IEEE Asia-Pacific. Koushik also has volunteered for PMI and was on the jury of and review committees at PMI(USA) standards and awards.
Koushik is on the panel of advisors for many reputed institutes including IIIT-B Innovation centre & Start-up forums. He has co-authored a book ‘A Conversation with the innovator in you’ which appeared in IEEE magazine as a book review article.
He is also a cartoonist, actor, among other things.
Ms. Divya M GWiE Chair
Ms. Sadhana Attavar KalamChair Elect
Ms. Anandi GiridharanVice Chair
Ms. Soma PandeyTreasurer
Dr. Ashwini Appaji MSecretary
Ms. Divya M G
Ms. Divya M G, Currently working as “Joint Director” at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore. She is working for “GARUDA project” and “National Supercomputing Mission project”. Earlier she was working as Scientist at Core R&D, ITI Ltd Bangalore.
She has over 20 years of experience in Telecommunication and Grid Computing. Her education background is B. E, M.S, and MBA. Her areas of interests are Telecommunication, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Grid & Cloud Computing. She has various publications to her credit. Also given presentations at national and international conferences.
Ms. Sadhana Attavar Kalam
Sadhana Attavar has over 31 years of experience in non formal education sector in popularising Science. Her major experience is in designing and developing of interactive science exhibits and in integrating the hardware and software to create user-friendly learning solutions. She contributed to the development of science center network all across the country and was instrumental in setting up a new Science Centre in Mangalore.
She has also played a pivotal role in establishing a nation-wide satellite communication link designed for organizing educational extension activities to rural areas across India. She has presented papers in national and international conferences and published articles related to science and technology in various journals and newspapers.
Ms. Anandi Giridharan
Dr Anandi Giridharan is working as Principal Research Scientist in Department of Electrical Communciation Department at Indian Institute of Science. She has 28 years of experience in Research and Academics. Her Research Interest are Ubiquitous Learning, IoT, Communication Protocols design and Testing, Formal Language, Quality Assurance and Assessment in Technical Education, Multimedia information aspects and quality of Service. She is IEEE Senior Member, Served as Chair IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Bangalore Chapter (2016-2018), Member of IETE, ISHM, IEEE-IISc HKN chapter. She has trained Project trainees at ERNET, IISc in maintenance of Network Services and Email services. She has contributed to Extension Lecture Program conducted by Continuing Education Program at IISc by giving Technical Lectures at various Engineering colleges. Computing & Networking. She has published papers at National and International Conference and Journals . Interested to help women to reach their true potential at workplace.
Ms. Soma Pandey
Ms. Soma Pandey is a General Manager at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. Her area of interest are Wireless LAN and PAN networks, IoT sensor engineering, IoT platforms and LTE networks. She is a Senior IEEE member.
Dr. Ashwini Appaji M
Dr. Ashwini A.M. is Secretory of IEEE, Young Professionals(2018), Bangalore Section. Having completed
her Ph.D. in Biotechnology with scholarships, awards and publications. She has work experience in
Industry, academics and also a young women entrepreneur. She had received best presentation award at
SYWLC 18, Bali, Indonesia for career resource workshop. Has also has won $1000 as prize money in
hackathon. During her research she is also been awarded appreciation for her achievement in Research
Publication and best paper awards. Received Scholarships from DBT, Government of India. She has
volunteered and was in organizing committee for various IEEE and non-IEEE events. Her main motto is to
constantly upgrade and share her knowledge in the field of science and technology in turn to
contribute our Society
Ms. Archana Bhat
Ms. Ashwini V R
Dr. Bindu A. Thomas
Ms. Gayathri Devi B R
Ms. Jalaja S
Dr. Krupa Rasane
Ms. Manisha Sanal
Dr. Manjula Raja
Dr. Pushpa C N
Dr. Pushpa Mala S
Dr. Suma M S
Ms. Udayasree Gorantla
Dr. Usha Desai
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kotabagi
Ms. Archana Bhat
Ms. Archana Bhat is a Research Scholor at NITK, Surathkal. Her area of interests are Internet of Things, Data Mining. She Published IEEE paper (Scopus Indexed) and is good at Organising the events. Has experience in volunteering too
Ms. Ashwini V R
Ashwini has more than a decade of teaching experience in the field of Electronics and Communication
Engineering with UG and PG in Communication Engineering and has been the branch councilor at Canara
Engineering College, Benjanapadavu. She is senior IEEE member, she’s been the SAC CoChair Bangalore
Section, SAC Chair for Mangalore Sub-Section 2018 and Secretary Mangalore Sub-Section 2017
Mangalore Sub-Section. She’s also been Publicity chair – DISCOVER 2016 and 2018 a flagship conference
of Mangalore Sub-Section. Interests are in the area of Biomedical engineering, Machine learning and
Signal processing. Special interests in technological interventions for solving civil society problems, frugal
innovations and observing the natural habitat and the interaction of various species cohabiting a given
Dr. Bindu A. Thomas
Dr Bindu is Professor and Head of the Department Electronics & Communication Engineering at Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysore. Dr Bindu holds a PhD in Electronics (Mysore University), Masters in Industrial Electronics (with Honors) and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering (with Distinction).
Dr Bindu has 22 years of teaching experience and is involved in Guiding research scholars and teaching UG and PG students, and her major area of research include Pattern Recognition, Embedded Systems, Computational Intelligence applications in Robotics and is currently working in the area of MEMS.
Dr Bindu has published over 85 Scopus Indexed and peer reviewed research publications, including 30 International Journals, 40 International conference papers and 15 National Conference papers. Dr Bindu also has edited three text books on Basic Electronics and Logic Design authored by Dr. Sudhakar Samuel.
Dr. Bindu has been instrumental in setting up PCB Design Skill Center and MEMS Center for Excellence at Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysuru Dr Bindu is a member of IEEE, IEI, Life member of ISSS and IETE, Executive member of IETE Mysore center, Life member IACSIT and ACEEE. Recently Dr Bindu was elected as the Fellow of Institution of Engineers [FIE].
Dr Bindu has been the vice-chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity group of IEEE Bangalore section and is the Branch counselor for the IEEE Student branch at VVIET.
Dr Bindu has received several awards and recognition including best paper awards and First prize at a Project competition at IISc.
Dr Bindu has served as chair and reviewer at International conferences, member of board of examiners (VTU) and heads the VTU Research center and guides research scholars.
Ms. Gayathri Devi B R
Ms. Gayathri Devi is an Assistant Manager at Unilever. Her area of interest are Information Security Governance, Risk, Compliance and Audits, IoT Security, Biometric Security, Computational Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence. She has received Organisational awards, recognition and certifications.
Ms. Jalaja S
Ms. Jalaja.S is an Assistant professor at Bangalore Institute of technology. She has demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of expertise with 5 International journals & 5 International conference papers. She has been recognized for the best conference paper presentation as well as a fellowship at a National conference. She co-organized and coordinated national level conferences & workshops at her institution.
Her research area is Circuit design, VLSI Signal processing, low power VLSI, ASIC design, Synthesis & Optimization. Now she is writing her thesis to complete PhD in Electronics & Communications Engineering. She received “Best presentation award in water 2017 conference.”
Dr. Krupa Rasane
Dr. Krupa Rasane is HoD of Jain College of Engineering, Belgavi. Her areas of interests are
Embedded Systems Design, ASIC Design and VLSI Design. She is an IEEE Senior Member,
WIE Execom member Bangolore section and reviewer of International Conference. Organized as
Convener of 3 International Conferences. Subject Expert for EDUSAT (VTU e-learning) for
subject Signals and Systems. Branch Counsellor IEEE Student Branch. Have been the member
of the Board of Education (BOE) for the UG and PG, Exam VTU Scrutiny Committee, Paper
Setting and Evaluation both at UG/PG/PhD level at VTU, Belgaum. Traveled abroad to countries
like Singapore and Malaysia and presented PhD papers. Subject Domains are Embedded
Systems, ASIC Design, VLSI Algorithms, WSN architecture, Image Compression
Dr. Kumudhini Ravindra is a corporate strategy consultant and trainer. She is a Strategic Innovation Consultant and Coach with Innomantra Consulting. She has about eighteen years of a multi-disciplinary experience. In her career, she has held senior roles as Assistant Professor, Business Strategy Consultant, Senior Business Analyst and Systems Engineer for hi-tech firms like Tata Infotech, Daimler Chrysler India, PRDC along with several other start-ups. She has a strong quantitative modelling and system simulation background along with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) experience. She has a PhD in Clean Energy Modelling and Management from IISc, Bangalore. She holds an MBA from the Department of Management Studies, IISc and a BE (Electrical & Electronics) from UVCE, Bangalore University, and was an exchange student at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2010. She has published and presented several research papers.
Ms. Manisha Sanal
It’s radar signal processing and radar system design. Over the years when I started working for pulse compression cum side love reduction filter design for radar signal processing in order to reduce the hardware resources of FPGA my area of interest has grown to intelligence and decision making algorithms in multifunction radars in order to reduce various resources of radar like energy and time. I had worked for radar target classifier where I had used Doppler signature of target to be used by HMM based classifier for target classification. In HMM based classifier I used segmental K mean algorithm to cluster the vectors in each state into set of clusters. Which I used further for reduction of hardware of FIR filters and also to reduce hardware in DBF based multi beam radars where AGRs can be reduced. Presently AI algorithm and it’s application in radars for performance enhancement cum resource management are keeping my interest alive.
Dr. Manjula Raja
Dr Manjula R received B.E and M.Tech both from, Belgavi, Karnataka. She has a
PhD from the department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering,
IIT Kharagpur. Currently she is serving as professor in the department of ECE at
Ballari Institute of Technology and Management (BITM), Ballari. She a Senior
Member of IEEE, and the founding SPOC for both IEEE Student Branch and WiE
affinity group at BITM. She is also serving as a branch counsellor. Her research
interests include security, privacy and data aggregation in wireless sensor networks.
She has few publications in various national and international conferences and
journals, and serves as a reviewer for various international journals. Prof. Manjula is
also a recipient of two best paper awards, CCNA certified associate, and recipient of
the Cambridge Certificate in “Teaching and Learning,” through Wipro’s Mission10X
Dr. Pushpa C N
Dr. Pushpa C N has completed Bachelor of Engineering in
Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore
University, Master of Technology in VLSI Design and
Embedded Systems from Visvesvaraya Technological
University and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
from Bangalore University. Presently she is working as
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore. She has 18 years
of teaching experience. She has presented and published 25 research papers in
the International Conferences and Journals. Her research interest includes Web
mining, Personalized Web Search, Semantic Web and Data Analytics
Dr. Pushpa Mala S
Dr. Pushpa Mala S has completed her Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering for her work on security
for medical images from Jain University, Bangalore. She has completed her Masters(M.Tech) in
VLSI Design and Embedded and Systems. Her research interests include Image Processing, Signal
Processing and Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits designing and modelling. Her projects have
been funded by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology. She has presented 3
papers in national conferences, 10 papers in international conferences, and published 15 papers
in various indexed international journals. She has also authored a book “Medical Image
Watermarking- with details from Concepts to Application”.
Presently, she is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and
Communication Engineering at Dayananda Sagar University. She is the branch counsellor for the
IEEE student branch at DSU.
Ms. Sandhya R J has completed her graduation (B.E.) in Electrical and
Electronics Engineering in 1999 and Master of Engineering with specialization
in Power & Energy Systems from Bangalore University in the 2002 with first
She has worked in both academia and industry.. Currently, she is working as
Manager in software department of Power Research & Development
Consultants Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. The current projects handled include
RAPDRP, Peak load management, system studies for SRPC. Her areas of
interests include Power System Analysis, Distributed generation, smart grids.
She is a recognized resource person at various prestigious universities/
training centers like KIITS- Bhubaneshwar, ESCII- Hyderabad, NPTI
She was Executive committee member of IEEE PES Bangalore chapter for 4
years and held the post of joint secretary for about 2 years. She is a Senior
IEEE member, WIE member and a life member of ISTE.
Dr. Suma M S
Dr. Suma M S is a Professor at B M S College of Engineering. Her areas of interest are VLSI Design Tool Technology,Integrated Electronics & Circuits, Micro Electronics, Communication Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Her acomplishments are :
1.Mentored for the project ―AKULA VYAYA RAJAS PANABHAND ―which won the seed money of 2,100 USD in the BMSCE Startup Contest June 2018.
2.Certificate of Recognition awarded in recognition of the abstract titled ―Turtle base and fin perforation effects on the thermal performance of a heat exchanger‖ presented at CISCO Design Innovation Conference 2016, Bangalore, India.
3.Mentored for the project “Automated Waste Segregator” which won the Chairman’s Award at the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge India: Analog Design Contest 2014. (Cash prize of 10,000 USD).
4.Awarded for research publication from RSST, Jan 26th 2014.
5.Awarded for research publication from RSST, Jan 26th 2012.
6.Certificate of Honor for “Academic excellence through Research Publications” from RSST, Sep 9, 2008, ISTE-RVCE Chapter.
Ms. Udayasree Gorantla
Ms. Udayasree is a Senior Research Engineer at C-DOT Bangalore. She finished her masters in Computer Science from IIT Madras. She has over 9+ years of experience in wireless product development.
Ms. Udayasree is an IEEE senior member. Her area of interests are Internet of Things and 5G RAN. She has filed a patent.
Dr. Usha Desai
USHA DESAI is an Associate Professor at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Udupi.
Her research work focuses on Biomedical Signal Processing, Machine Learning and
Multirate Systems. In 2017, she received the DST International Travel Grant for Paper
presentation at IEEE EMBS International Annual Conference held at South Korea. She
served as Session Chair in reputed IEEE International Conference ICCSDET 2018 at
SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala. Also, she has presented papers in
many reputed conferences and published more than 20 journals. She is an active member of
IEEE from 2014 onwards.
Usha Desai earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication, M.Tech. in
Digital Electronics and Communication from VTU, Belgavi. She was awarded Doctorate for
her thesis entitled Development of Decision Support System for Cardiac Health Diagnosis
using Electrocardiogram from the REVA University, Bengaluru.
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kotabagi
Dr Vijayalakshmi is currently working as an Associate Professor in the department of Medical
Electronics, BMSCE, Bangalore. Her PG Degree is in Bio-Medical Instrumentation from SJCE,
Mysore. She holds a PhD from VMU, Salem. Her PhD thesis title was “Independent Component
Analysis of EEG signals ”. She has 15 publications to her credit in international and national journals
and conferences. She has undertaken collaborative projects with National & International
Institutions/Hospitals: Raman Research Institute, NIMHANS, Research Centre of Art of Living “Veda
vignan Maha vidya peeta”, Research centre “ Anveshana ” of SVYASA, Gigni, Bangalore. She has
executed two funded projects. She is the co – investigator for two funded projects from DST and
VGST. Her Research Interests are: Biomedical Signal Processing and Biomedical Image Processing.