Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Dr. Amol Goje
Dr. Amol C. Goje is the President of Society of Data Science. He was the Director at Vidya Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), Baramati, Pune for the last 20 Years. Currently he consulting companies in the field of technology inclusion and infrastructure. He has a total of over Twenty Five years of experience in the field of Information and Computer Technology (ICT). He has developed many systems for the University. Dr. Amol’s main area of interest is to work for underprivileged people in the rural part of India. In his nineteen years as a Director, he has designed and implemented numerous path-breaking, innovative and cost effective solutions. Some solutions to name a few are – number of computer labs, which are economically sustainable to the rural schools and colleges. Dr. Amols’s main innovation is Computer Mobile Van. He has done lot of research work in Information Technology and its application for rural community. In appreciation to his exemplary work, Dr. Amol has received the Ashoka Fellow award in the year 2002. He is engaged as a Technical advisor on many government and non-government organizations.
He was also a member of the Planning Commission, Government of India in Information Technology division. In his tenure as the Director at VIIT, he has organized 8 international conferences in Baramati under the aegis of Baramati Initiatives. Dr. Goje has received the Marathwada Bhushan Award for spreading the IT education to the masses. He is the member of the Working group on Agricultural Extension Constituted by Planning Commission government of India. He is key player in setting up the Community Training and Learning Centers (CTLC) in Maharashtra. In this project, VIIT is providing Computer Training to the women from the Self Help groups (SHG). Dr. Goje has received the Manthan (AIF) award successively for two years in Year 2005 and 2006.Governemt of Maharashtra “Maharashtra IT award (IT HRD) in 2008. He is also the President of Community Radio Association (CRA) of India. Recently he has been bestowed with the honour of ‘Best Director’ of Pune University -2016-17.
Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti
Dr Amlan Chakrabarti is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, who is presently the Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Director of the A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology, University of Calcutta. He is an M.Tech. from University of Calcutta and did his Doctoral research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Engineering, Princeton University, USA during 2011-2012. He is the recipient of DST BOYSCAST fellowship award in the area of Engineering Science in 2011, Indian National Science Academy Visiting Scientist Fellowship in 2014, JSPS Invitation Research Award from Japan in 2016, Erasmus Mundus Leaders Award from European Union in 2017 and Hamied Visiting Fellowship of University of Cambridge in 2018. He is the Team Leader of European Center for Research in Nuclear Science (CERN, Geneva) ALICE-India project for University of Calcutta and also a key member of the CBM-FAIR project at Darmstadt Germany. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence in Systems Biology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Calcutta funded by MHRD (TEQIP-II).
He has published around 120 research papers in referred journals and conferences. He has been involved in research projects funded by DRDO, DST, DAE, DeITy, UGC, Ministry of Social Empowerment, TCS and TEQIP-II. He is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Secretary of IEEE CEDA India Chapter and Sr. Member of ACM. His research interests are: Quantum Computing, VLSI design, Embedded System Design, Computer Vision and Analytics.
Dr. Neha Sharma
Dr. Neha Sharma is serving as Professor at Vidya Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT, Baramati), Pune and Secretary of Society for Data Science, India. Prior to this she has worked as Director, Zeal Institute of Business Administration, Computer Application & Research, Pune, Maharashtra, India, as Dy. Director, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Master of Computer Applications, Akurdi, Pune and as Professor at IICMR, Pune. She is an alumnus of a premier College of Engineering affiliated to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar. Neha Sharma has completed her PhD from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad. She is a Website and Newsletter Chair of IEEE Pune Section and served as Student Activity Committee Chair for IEEE Pune Section as well. She is an astute academician and has organized several national and international conferences and seminars. She has published several papers in reputed indexed journals, both national as well as international. She is a well known figure among the IT circle of Pune, and well sought over for her sound knowledge and professional skills. Neha Sharma has been instrumental in integrating teaching with the current needs of the Industry and steering the college to the present stature. Not only loved by her students, who currently are employed in reputed firms; for her passion to mingle freely with every one, Neha Sharma enjoys the support of her colleagues as well. She is the recipient of “Best PhD Thesis Award” and “Best Paper Presenter at International Conference Award” at National Level by Computer Society of India. Her area of interest includes Data Mining, Database Design, Analysis and Design, Artificial intelligence, Big data and Cloud Computing.
Col Inderjit Singh Barara
Col Inderjit Singh Barara is a well-known personality in technical world especially in the world of Information System. An experienced Information Systems Professional with experience of more than 25 year across a wide spectrum of areas spanning solution architecture, program/ project management Telecom, IT Infrastructure Management, Info Security Advisory and Architecture, Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics, Data Centers Design and Operations, Cloud Computing and E-Commerce. He has consistently delivered mission-critical results and seamlessly managed diverse functions related to Project Management, Service Delivery and Key Account Management. He exhibits and models, influential leadership skills through efficient management of large and dispersed teams while promoting a cooperative working atmosphere. He delegates assignments according to skills and expects implementation of quality strategies. He demonstrates a strong work ethic and encourages teamwork, while clearly defining standards and expectations. He has a strong visioning and strategic thinking ability. He envisions opportunities and converts successfully into business through swift and analytical decision making. Keen eye for innovations in Technology. His Core Competencies are Creating business value supported by technology, Aligning IT with business, thought leadership, IT Transformation, turn around IT organization and improve effectiveness, Managing teams with focus on outcomes, Strategic Outsourcing and cost management, Business Process Improvement & Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness, leading to applied cross-industry learning towards problem solving, thought leadership for E-Commerce start up.
Saptarsi Goswami is currently working as an Assistant Professor – Computer Science, Bangabasi Morning College affiliated to University of Calcutta. He has completed his Ph.D in the area of feature selection in the year 2018 from University of Calcutta. He has 16+ years of professional experience, out of which he has spent 10 + years in IT Services Industry in companies like Cognizant, PwC and Tata Infotech. He has briefly worked as a visiting scientist in Iwate Prefectural University, Japan. He has managed large data warehousing programs, as well as took active role in solutioning and designing. He has authored 50 + Journal, conference articles and book chapters. He is working as a meetup Ambassador of Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) for Kolkata Chapter. He conducts regular workshops and organizes meet-ups in the area of data science, machine learning and deep learning. He is working as a co-principal investigator in the domain of renewable energy in a funded project by United Sates Agency of International Development. He is a very active member of the data science community in Kolkata and regularly interacts with different organizations. He actively reviews articles in various journals and conferences.
Prof (Dr.) Yumnam Jayanta Singh
Prof.(Dr.) Yumnam Jayanta Singh who received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Dr. B.A.Marathwada University, Maharashtra (2004), is currently serving as the Executive Director, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India, Guwahati. Earlier to this, he has worked with several Universities, such as Don Bosco University, India; Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia; Misurata University and Skyline University (UAE). He had worked with MNCs such as NTT Data and TechMahindra. Prof. Yumnam Jayanta Singh is a member of the Data Science Society, IASTED, EUROSIS, IETE, IEEE, etc. His research interests include cloud computing, data warehouse and mining, blockchain, distributed database management systems, digital image processing, and software engineering and testing. Prof. Yumnam Jayanta Singh has published several research papers in international, national journals, and conferences. He has produced many Ph.D students, MTech students in area of Data Warehouse and Mining; Cloud computing, Data Science and Digital Image Processing.. He is one of the founder editors of ADBU-AJET. He has executed several projects of national importance and was in the team developing the Strategy Plan of Govt. of India and State Govt., such as whitepaper on Blockchain and IT park policies.
Besides the above, he is actively engaged in Atmanirbhar Bharat: Startup/ Entrepreneurship/Assembling in NE program
Starting ‘Flipped Classroom/Blended training’ for Virtual / Online classes , Future Skill project for youths in [Cloud, Data Science/Mining, Blockchain, AI, Agile / Scrum practices], Spoken tutorial initiative of IITB, R&D projects on Social causes etc.
Prithwis De is a Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert with over 24 years of experience and a Sustainability Evangelist. He is currently working with Tata Consultancy Services. Prior to this, he has worked with Accenture, CRISIL, Ernst & Young and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has managed and supported clients across industries such as BFSI, retail, CPG, life sciences and healthcare, telecom, among others, to drive accelerated business outcomes through data and analytics. He holds a PhD in Econometrics (Applied Statistics). Dr De is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK. He has been granted Chartered Statistician (CStat) status, the highest professional honour in Statistics by the Royal Statistical Society. Dr Prithwis is a member of the American Statistical Association (PStat®), USA. He is a distinguished speaker and has published several papers in professional and refereed journals, books and newspapers. With a passion for sustainability, Prithwis enjoys working on a wide range of topics related to ESG, Climate Change, business, technology and AI to address the rapidly emerging needs in this space. He opines that data, analytics and technology play a critical role in creating data-driven environment-friendly solutions towards achieving net-zero emissions target. Through this book, he would like to provide the future generations a decarbonized environment and a better tomorrow