Guest Lectures

Paventhan Arumugam

Paventhan Arumugam is Director (R&D) with ERNET India (autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and IT) and head of the regional centres of Bangalore and Chennai.

At ERNET, he has handled R&D projects, in the domains of Internet of Things, Mobile IPv6, EU funded MyFIRE Future Internet and Educational Cloud. Prior to joining ERNET, he held scientific and research positions at National Informatics Centre (HQ), New Delhi, C-DAC, Bangalore and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK.

He received his M.Tech Computer Applications from IIT Delhi and PhD in the field of Grid computing from the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of ACM. His current research interests include protocols and standards for Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud computing, Software Defined Networking and Visible Light Communications/LiFi.

Shailesh Vidyarthi

Mr. Shailesh Vidyarthi is the Engineering Manager, Head of Plant Optimisation and Simulator Group with ABB India Limited.

He has handled projects in the areas of Advanced Process Control and Power Plant Performance. He graduated from BIT, Sindri as an Electronics and Communication Engineer and did his M.Tech in IT from Allahabad Agricultural Institute. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Engineering and Development, Software Development and Project Management. Prior to working in ABB, he worked at BHEL and Cethar Vessels Ltd. At BHEL, he was responsible for engineering Solid State FSSS and at Cethar Vessels, he engineered Microprocessor based FSSS. He has also been a Research Scholar at NIT,Trichy in the Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering.