Keynote Speaker – 2

Professor Asoke K. Nandi received the degree of Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), Cambridge (UK). He held academic positions in several universities, including Oxford (UK), Imperial College London (UK), Strathclyde (UK), and Liverpool (UK) as well as Finland Distinguished Professorship in Jyvaskyla (Finland). In 2013 he moved to Brunel University (UK), to become the Chair and Head of Electronic and Computer Engineering. Professor Nandi is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tongji University (China) and an Adjunct Professor at University of Calgary (Canada). Personal website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/asoke-k.-nandi

In 1983 Professor Nandi contributed to the discovery of the three fundamental particles known as W+, W− and Z0 (by the UA1 team at CERN), providing the evidence for the unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces, which was recognized by the Nobel Committee for Physics in 1984. His current research interests lie in the areas of signal processing and machine learning, with applications to communications, gene expression data, functional magnetic resonance data, and biomedical data. He has made many fundamental theoretical and algorithmic contributions to many aspects of signal processing and machine learning. He has much expertise in "Big Data", dealing with heterogeneous data, and extracting information from multiple datasets obtained in different laboratories and different times. He has authored over 500 technical publications, including 200 journal papers as well as four books, entitled Automatic Modulation Classification: Principles, Algorithms and Applications (Wiley, 2015), Integrative Cluster Analysis in Bioinformatics (Wiley, 2015), Blind Estimation Using Higher-Order Statistics (Springer, 1999), and Automatic Modulation Recognition of Communications Signals (Springer, 1996). Recently he published in Blood, International Journal of Neural Systems, BMC Bioinformatics, IEEE TWC, NeuroImage, PLOS ONE, and Royal Society Interface. The h-index of his publications is 64 (Google Scholar) (as of Oct 5th 2016).

Professor Nandi is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and also a Fellow of seven other institutions including the IEEE and the IET. Among the many awards he received are the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) Heinrich Hertz Award in 2012, the Glory of Bengal Award for his outstanding achievements in scientific research in 2010, the Water Arbitration Prize of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) in 1999, and the Mountbatten Premium, Division Award of the Electronics and Communications Division, of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) in 1998.

Personal website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/asoke-k.-nandi