Subramanian Kunchithapatham (KS) currently serves as vice president of engineering at Sensormatic Solutions. In this role, KS leads retail innovation through emerging technologies and automation, including the company’s intelligent digital operating platform, Sensormatic IQ. In addition, he is responsible for driving the digital transformation of Sensormatic portfolio through research and development of new sensors and systems, Cloud, SaaS and more.
KS is a global technology thought leader with over two decades of experience transforming organizations with groundbreaking solutions. Before joining Sensormatic Solutions, he spent time in senior roles at both Zebra Technologies and Motorola.
KS holds a PhD in multi-databases from the Indian Institute of Science and an MBA in software enterprise management from the Indian Institute of Management.
Dr. Sajal K. Das whose academic genealogy includes Thomas Alva Edison, is a professor of Computer Science and Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T), where he was the Chair of Computer Science Department during 2013-2017. Prior to that he was a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arilington. During 2008-2011 he served the US National Science Foundation as a Program Director in Computer Networks and Systems division of the CISE Directorate.
Dr. Das’ interdisciplinary research interests include cyber-physical systems, IoT, cybersecurity, data science, machine learning, wireless sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments, parallel and cloud computing, social and biological networks, applied graph theory and game theory. He contributed significantly to these areas and published extensively (375+ papers in high quality journals, 500+ papers in peer-reviewed conferences, and 57 book chapters).He coauthored four books – Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications (John Wiley, 2005); Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure: Foundations and Challenges (Morgan Kaufman, 2012); Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking (Wiley, 2012); and Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2020). A holder of 5 US patents, Dr. Das directed over $22 million funded projects. His h-index is 95 with 36,500+ citations according to Google Scholar.
Dr. Das is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal (since 2005) and serves as an Associate Editor of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. A founder of IEEE PerCom, WoWMoM, SMARTCOMP and ACM ICDCN conferences, he has served as General and Program Chair of reputed conferences. He is a recipient of 12 Best Paper Awards in prestigious conferences including ACM MobiCom and IEEE PerCom; and numerous awards for teaching, mentoring and research including the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement award for pioneering contributions to sensor networks and mobile computing, and the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence. Dr. Das has mentored 11 postdoctoral fellows, 48 Ph.D., 31 MS thesis, and numerous undergraduate research students. He is a Distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an IEEE Fellow.
Dr.Narahari got his B.E. from Department of Electrical Communication Engineering in 1982, M.E. and Phd from Department of Computer Science and Automation in 1984 and 1987 respectively. In February 1988, he joined as the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Automation and was Chair of the department during January 2010 – July 2014. He was the Dean of the Division of EECS (Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Sciences) from August 2014 to July 2021. He was also chairing the Office of DIGITS (Digital Campus and Informational Technology Services) from January 2016 to August 2020. During 1992, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and during 1997, he was a Visiting Scientist on sabbatical at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersberg, Maryland, USA.
The focus of Narahari’s current research is to apply game theory, mechanism design, and machine learning to research problems at the interface of computer science and economics. In particular, he is interested in algorithmic game theory, design of auctions and electronic markets, dynamic mechanisms with learning, crowdsourcing , online education, social network analysis, and blockchains.