Key Note

Keynote Speakers

Dr. N. Kumarappan,
Chairman, IEEE Madras Section and CIS Madras Chapter.
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Annamalai University,
Tamil Nadu, India.

N . Kumarappan received the Graduate degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India in 1982, the Post-Graduate degree from Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree from CEG Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India in 2004 under QIP fellowship AICTE, India. He s the former head of the department and currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University. He is having 33 years of experience to his credit as an educator and researcher. He has published more than 130 international journal and conference papers. International Journal Papers – 44, IEEE digital library – 36, International conference – 65, National conference – 9. According to Google scholar his citation is 1010, H index 16.

He was the outstanding reviewer for the Elsevier international journal of electric power and energy system 2015. He is an IEEE Madras Section Chairman, IEEE CIS Madras Chapter Chair and a Coordinator for more than 100 IEEE Madras Section organized FDP, Workshop, tech meet and TISP programs ect.. He was the recipient of the IEEE-NNS Outstanding Paper Travel Grant Award, Australia 2002, IEEE-WCCI Outstanding Paper Travel Grant Award, Canada 2016, the IEEE PES Student Program Award, USA 2003 and IEEE CIS Madras Chapter Best Chapter Award 2017. He was also a recipient of best researcher award, Annamalai University, 2018. His current research interests include power system operation and control, electricity price forecasting, EHV transmission fault diagnosis, FACTS devices, power system reliability, artificial intelligence techniques, micro grid, distributed generation and smart grid.

Dr.Kumarappan is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineer’s (India) and a Life Member of the Indian Society of Technical Education. He was the recipient of the IEEE Madras Section Motivation Award in 2010 and the Certificate of Appreciation in 2012, third rank in the chapter activities 2015. He was the organizer of a special session in IEEE WCCI 2010 Spain, IEEE WCCI 2016 Canada and IEEE WCCI 2018 Brazil. He is a Speaker, Reviewer and Session Chair for IEEE/IET-U.K. international conferences and other international journals.



Dr. Kalpana Settu,
Director of Bioelectronics and Biosensors LAB
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taipei University (Sanxia Campus)
New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Dr. Kalpana Settu is an Director of Bio-electronics and Biosensors LAB in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taipei University, Taiwan. She received a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, India, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan. She has been with National Taipei University since FEB-2017. Her research work focuses on developing biosensors for industrial and medical applications.

Dr. Sri Devi Ravana,
Department of Information System,
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,
University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Dr. Sri Devi Ravana Completed Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Science) in 2000 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaya), and my Master of Software Engineering in 2001 at University Malaya. Completed PhD at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne in 2011. Currently, heading the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya, Malaysia. Her research interest is in Information Retrieval Evaluation, Text Retrieval and Heuristics, Data Science, Data Mining and Machine Learning. She has won a couple of Best Paper Awards at International conferences. She actively delivers keynotes and guest lectures at International and National conferences and Research Seminars. She is also very active in having research collaboration with International researchers from well established Universities. Some of the universities she has collaborated with are Hong Kong University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (HK), University fo Auckland (NZ), University of Melbourne (Aus), University of Leeds (UK), Alagappa University (India), Amity University (India), Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology (India), Shiraz University (Iran), Mulungushi University (Zambia) and National University of Science and Technology (Pakistan), University of Gunma (Japan). At National level, she is active in the Society of Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management (PECAMP) and has been appointed as committee member. She has also served as the Secretary for the conference (Fourth International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management) organized by PECAMP in 2018. Sri Devi Ravana is also actively involved in community services. She has served as the Vice Chairman (Women Wings) for the Telugu Association of Malaysia (TAM).

Chairman, IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society (Madras Section)
Associate Professor
Department of Electronics Engineering
Pondicherry Central University
Pondicherry-605 014, INDIA