Cheif Guest: E Balagurusamy

E Balagurusamy is currently the Chairman of EBG Foundation, Coimbatore and the President of Coimbatore Academy of Sciences. He served as a Member (Education), Planning Commission of Tamil Nadu Government for two years from July, 2011.

He was earlier a Member of Union Public Service Commission, a Constitutional Body established under the Article 315 of the Constitution of India for rendering advice to Government of India on matters related to recruitment, promotion and disciplinary cases related to different central civil services.

Prior to becoming the Member of UPSC, he was Chairman of Consortium for Educational Communications (a Government of India Society for implementing Multimedia Educational Systems in Higher Education) and Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai (arguably the largest technical university of India with over 600 engineering institutions under its academic guidance and control).

He holds an ME(Hons) in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D in Systems Engineering, both from IIT, Roorkee and a Diploma in Education from U.K. He is also a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) For more info:

Guest of Honour: Karen Bartleson

Karen Bartleson is 2016 IEEE President-elect, 2017 IEEE President. She has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, specifically in electronic design automation. She retired as senior director of corporate programs and initiatives at Synopsys, an electronic design automation company, in Mountain View CA USA. Her responsibilities have included creating programs for technical standards development, software tool interoperability, software quality, strong relationships with universities and research institutions worldwide, compute platform product support, and customer engagement through social media.

She joined Synopsys in 1995 as manager of its standards group, and later was director of quality from 2000-2002. Since 2003, her duties at Synopsys increased widely, contributing to the company’s innovation and success. She represented Synopsys on the Silicon Integration Initiative’s Board of Directors and from 2000-2009 and 2014-2015. She was an officer of the Board of Directors of Accellera from 2000- 2009, an organization which creates, supports, promotes, and advances system- level design, modeling, and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry For more info:

IEEE Conference Number : 38384


The rapid development of computer science and information technology in the last couple of decades has generated massive amount of data and fundamentally changed every field in science and engineering. Many disciplines are now rich in data and tend to adopt data science or data-intensive engineering methodologies to do research and development. Scientific approach to process data involving the engineering aspects as well, would lead to major strides in the domains of data, information and knowledge which contribute to the evolving knowledge society. This conference is intended to take stock of the trends and developments in the globally competititve environment as well as to provide indicators for future directions to researchers and practitioners