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Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power for renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of full professorship in smart grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than two decades academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada) etc. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s First Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011). He is Technical Manager of the competitively funded European Union Project EU-FP7 ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure of Household’ http://semiah.eu/project-organisation. His academic work ranges from the integration of renewable energy systems, smart grid, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, fuel cell applications for small cars, techno-economics of energy systems, solar energy engineering, and development of business models for distributed generation and also did extensive teaching in the area of renewable and electrical energy systems engineering and economics. He has been successful in winning research funding from prestigious research councils (e.g. EPSRC, BBSRC, EU, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the area of energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees.


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Dr Kavi Kumar Khedo obtained his B.Eng and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Mauritius. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Mauritius, Mauritius. His research interests are directed toward Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Context-Awareness, Ubiquitous Computing and Internet of Things. Dr Kavi Khedo has published research papers in renowned international conferences/high impact journals and has presented his research works in reputed international conferences around the world. He has also served on numerous editorial boards of distinguished international journals and on technical program committees of popular international conferences (IEEE Africon 2013, IEEE ICIT 2013, InSITE 2011, IEEE WCNC 2012, ICIC 2007, WCSN 2007, COGNITIVE 2010, WILEY International Journal on Communication Systems, International Journal of Sensor Networks, International Journal of Computer Applications). Dr Kavi Khedo has served as Head of Department at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius. He was awarded the UoM Research Excellence Award in February 2010 which recognizes the outstanding young academic who has contributed significantly to promote research at the University. Dr Kavi Khedo was also awarded the ICT Personality of the Year 2013 (Runner Up). This Award is conferred to an individual that has demonstrated exemplary growth and performance in the ICT industry in the year 2013 in Mauritius. Dr Kavi Khedo is committed to carry out cutting-edge applied research that has real societal, environmental and economic impact. In particular, much of his work has focused on how ICT can be used to improve quality of life, care, and safety of the Mauritian people. The researches he has been carried out have led to innovative and practical solutions to problems of national interest such as the use of ICT in education, real-time flood monitoring, mobile systems for visually impaired persons and secure access control to health information.


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Aninda Bose is presently working as a Senior Publishing Editor with Springer India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Bose is part of the Global Acquisition Team at Springer and responsible for acquisition of scientific content, primarily in India and Southeast Asia. The disciplines he is responsible for are Chemistry, Physics, Material Sciences and Earth Sciences. He has more than 22 years of industrial experience in marketing and different fields of publishing. Mr. Bose has completed Masters in Organic Chemistry from Delhi University and Masters in Marketing Research from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. He has published books for secondary level in Chemistry and a member of American Chemical Society, USA. Mr. Bose has delivered more than 50 talks on Scientific Writing and Publishing Ethics in reputed Universities, International Conferences and Author Workshops.




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Dr. Dhananjay Singh is the Chair of the Global Division of Information Technology and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Hankuk (Korea), University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, South Korea since 2012. Prior to joining HUFS, he was a Senior Member of Engineering Staff in the division of Future Internet Architecture at Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) and Research Associate in the Division of Fusion and Convergence at National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Daejeon, South Korea from 2010-2012. He has completed his Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in the Department of Ubiquitous IT from Dongseo University (DSU), Busan, South Korea in Feb 2010 and Master (M.Tech.) degree in the Department of Wireless Communication and Computing from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-Allahabad), India in July 2006. Dr. Singh has been awarded twice for the fellowship from Asia Pacific Advance Networks (APAN) to participate the meetings in 2006 at Singapore and again in 2007 at Manila, Philippines. He has co-supervised two Ph.D. candidates at Middlesex University, London in 2011 and 2012. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM and serving as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms (NPA) for Smart Grids Protocols and Algorithms, USA. He has delivered 30+ invited talks and served 100+ scientific conferences as a TPC member. He is an author of 75+ refereed scientific papers which includes International journals, patents, book, book chapters, tech. draft, and conference/workshop proceedings. His research interests focus on the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms and protocols for large-scale data set to solve real-world problems with Internet-oriented WSN applications, MANETs, 6lowpan, e-Healthcare system, wireless mesh network, scale-free networks, IoT, signal and system, machine-to-machine communication, future internet architecture & services etc.