Committees Chairs

Professor George A. Tsihrintzis,
Department of Informatics
University of Piraeus

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George A. Tsihrintzis received the Diploma of Electrical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (with honors) and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is currently a Professor in The University of Piraeus, Greece and Head of its Department of Informatics. From 2008 to 2016, he also served as the Director of the Graduate Program of Study in “Advanced Computing and Informatics Systems” of the Department. His current research interests include Knowledge- based/Intelligent Software Engineering, Software Personalization, Information Retrieval from Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Decision Theory, and Statistical Signal Processing and their applications in Multimedia Interactive Services, User Modeling, Knowledge-based Software Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. He has authored or co-authored over 300 research publications in these areas, which have appeared in international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator in several R&D projects. He has supervised 10 doctoral students who have received their doctoral degrees and is currently supervising an additional 5 students.

Prof. (Dr.) Vijayan Sugumaran
Distinguished Professor of Management Information Systems
Oakland University, USA.

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Vijayan Sugumaran is Professor of Management Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. His research interests are in the areas of Big Data Management and Analytics, Ontologies and Semantic Web, Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems, Component Based Software Development, Knowledge-Based Systems, and Data & Information Modeling. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in Journals, Conferences, and Books. He has edited twelve books and serves on the Editorial Boards of eight journals. His most recent publications have appeared in Information systems Research, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Education, Communications of the ACM, Healthcare Management Science, Data and Knowledge Engineering, The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, and Information Systems Journal. Dr. Sugumaran is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies.

Prof. (Dr) Srikanta Patnaik,
I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Prof. Srikanta Patnaik is Director of I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999. He has supervised more than 30 Ph. D. Theses and 100 Master theses in the area of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published around 100 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and 55 edited volumes and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like IEEE, Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House, England and, Editor of Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering and Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS), which are all Scopus Index journals. He is also Editors-in-Chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany and Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering (ACEE) and Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP), published by IGI Global, USA. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also Fellow of IETE, Life Member of ISTE, and CSI. Dr. Patnaik has visited more than 20 countries across the globe and visiting professors to some of the universities.

Prof.(Dr) Debashish Jena,
IIIT Bhubaneswar, India

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Prof. Jena has more than 15 years of Industry experience. He was consulting to Health Department, Govt. of Orissa for a period of 2 years. He is the author or co-author of over 50 publications and book chapters. His research interests are Information Security, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, and Network Security. He teaches Networking, Network and Information Security. His professional memberships include IEEE, ACM, ISTE, IACSIT, MIE (I), CSI, and OITS.

Prof. Paulo Canas Rodrigues,
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

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Paulo Canas Rodrigues obtained his PhD in Statistics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2012), and his Aggregation (Habilitation) in Mathematics, specialization in Statistics and Stochastic Processes, at Universidade de Lisboa (2019). He is currently a professor in the Statistics Department at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He has published more than 70 scientific papers, in collaboration with more than 90 co-authors from 20 countries and has extensive experience in editorial activities. Paulo was Vice-President of the International Association for Business and Industrial Statistics between 2009 and 2013 and was the founder and Chairman of the Latin American Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing between 2017 and 2019. Among other activities, he is currently the President of the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society, Member of the Representative Council of the International Biometric Society, Principal Investigator of the Statistical Learning Laboratory, Chair of the Special Interest Group on Data Science of the International Statistical Institute, and President-Elect of the International Association for Business and Industrial Statistics.

Prof. Dr. Pramod Kumar Prusty,
Dean Academics,
I.I.M.T, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Prof. Pramod Kumar Prusty is the Dean Academics of IIMT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has received his Ph.D degree from Utkal University, Vani Vihar on Accounting and Finance based topic. He has supervised five Ph.D Scholars. He is the Author of 35 Research Articles and 3 Test Books i.e., Management Accounting, Cost Accounting and also Advanced Cost and Management Accounting which are useful for CA , CMA and MBA Students. He has supervised more than 300 Projects in different Disciplines. Prof. Prusty has Chaired as Key Note Speaker in many Conferences within the Country. During his Professional Career Prof. Prusty has performed his job as a successful Academician and Administrator around 40 years in different Govt., Govt Autonomous Colleges including Ravenshaw and also in different reputed Educational Institutions as Prof.and Dean of Commerce.

Dr. Debendra Kumar Mahalik ,
Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Sambalpur, Odisha, India

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Dr. Debendra Kumar Mahalik, presently working as Associate Professor and HOD of the Department of Business Administration, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar engaged in Teaching and Research in the areas of Decision making and ICT application. His current area of research includes Supply Chain Management, ICT applications and Decision making. He has 6 years of industrial experience and 20 years of teaching experience. He also served as Board member in IIM sambalpur, HOD Dept of Business Administration, Dean (management), Dy Director e-governance cell ,Coordinator (executive mba program), coordinator (Distance MBA) , Secretary sports council of Sambalpur University apart from other various posts like member of BOS etc. To his credit Five (5) scholars were awarded for PhD and 11 for Mphils and 5 phdscholors are working for their thesis . He has published three Books and 60 research articles published in International and national journals to his credit.

Prof.(Dr.) Shree Kumar,
Director I/C (R&D), RIMS, Rourkela

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Prof. Sreekumar is associated with RIMS for a long period of time. He has contributed around thirty research papers in national and international conferences and journals. He has also authored three books published by New Age International and Laxmi publishers. His areas of interest include MCDM, application of DEA in management decision-making. Presently he is looking after academic affairs at RIMS.

Eng. Bin Hu,
Changsha Normal University

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Bin Hu engineer and a counselor at Changsha Normal University, ACM Member, IEEE Member, he is the guest editor of EI-indexed journals: International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems (IJRIS) and International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (IJISSCM), the editorial board member of International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS) and International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), and the technical editor of International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology (IJCCT). He published many articles in high standard journals like Knowledge-based System(KS), Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Control (JIFS), Enterprise Information System(EIS), Financial Innovation(FI) and etc. He worked for China Mobile,Hunan Branch as a senior manager both in marketing and Technology. Which makes him a youth expert both in Education and Administration.

Prof. Dhananjaya Sarangi,
Chief Technology Officer, World Skill Centre, Bhubaneswar.

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Dhananjaya Sarangi has received his MCA degree from NIT , Rourkela in 1989. He is having 30 years of rich experience as Head of IT in various reputed MNCs both in India & abroad. Professor Sarangi was Head of IT of Hindalco Industries, a Aditya Birla Group company located at Hirakud , Odisha for both its Smelter & Power plant and then relocated to Malaysia as Head of IT for its Palm Oil Edible Oil and Oleo Chemical division. Subsequently professor Sarangi moved to Singapore as Head of Business Information System of Palm Oil Business of RGE Pte Ltd Singapore. Professor Sarangi has vast experience mainly focused on IT Strategy, IT Project Management, IT Planning & Governance, IT Infrastructure Management, Business Transformation, Change Management, People Management, IT Policy & Security, Vendor Management, ERP implementation etc.. He has undergone various training& seminars from reputed institute like NTU-Singapore, IIM-Kolkata, NITIE-Mumbai, Human Synergistic International- Bangalore, Nityo Infotech-Singapore.Currently Professor Sarangi is continuing his PhD from Birla Global University (BGU), Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Professor Sarangi has travelled various countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China , Hong Kong , Vietnam & Australia. His area of interest is Management Information System and Data Science.

Shri Subrat Kumar Prusty,
Director, Technologyand Rural Development,
Department of Telecom, India.

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He has more than 30 years of experience in various capacities as a lecturer in College of Engineering and technology, as a consultant in Price Waterhouse Coopers, to senior positions in BSNL, Department of telecom and Telecom Regulatory authority of India. Presently he is serving as Director (Technology) in Department of Telecom. As Director (Technology) he was instrumental in conducting Digital Communication Innovation Promotion meet among academia, startups, and other stakeholders. He has started Digital communication Innovation award from DOT Odisha side. He was a keynote speaker in many of seminars and Conferences. Before this he was Director (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) in DOT HQ Newdelhi. He advocated high-tech skill development in Indian Languages and pushed for Engineering education in Indian languages in different committee. He has started Deendayal Upadhyay telecom skill excellence award. Prior to this he was Director (International Cooperation) in DOT HQ Newdelhi. He has led the Indian delegation to ITU telecom world Budapest in the year 2015. He was also a government nominee director in the board of IIMA IDEA Telcom Centre of Excellence. He was instrumental in supporting to make the India’s standard development organisation telecom standard development society of India. Before this assignment he was Joint Advisor (Information Technology and Technology Development) in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and was one of the team member in the national broadband plan formulation. He was instrumental in successful roll out of first mobile services of BSNL in East Zone as the in charge of Kolkata nodal centre in the year 2001. He was a validation team member of the Mobile system. He has served as DGM(Mobile) in both East Zone headquarter Kolkata and also in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In addition to his involvement in various telecom development works as DGM in BSNL, he had taken initiatives on “ICT for the benefit of common man” and in 2009 and 2010, it was also acknowledged by ITU. He had conducted

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