Vice Chancellor and Director, Dr S P Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur (IIIT-NR), Chhattisgarh
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha is the Vice Chancellor & Director of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur. Earlier he was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), where he had led National Programs in areas of High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid Computing, and Health Informatics. Dr. Sinha is an educationist, researcher, scientist, inventor, and internationally acclaimed author of computer textbooks, with more than twenty-five years of professional experience. He has significantly contributed to the advancement of Science & Technology and Technical Education. His technical contributions include national projects, HPC systems and facilities, healthcare products and solutions, international patents, a number of technical papers and six books in the area of Computer Science & Engineering. Books authored by him are published and marketed by several national and international publishers. Indian, American, and other Universities across the globe cite his books as textbooks for their courses. On public demand, books authored by him have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi.
Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Computer Society of India (CSI) and ACM Distinguished Engineer. He is also the recipient of several other awards and recognitions, including the “2011 VASVIK Research Award” and the “2013 Intel Pathfinder Award”. He has also served as the Chairman of the Executive Council of IEEE Pune Section for the year
Professor, Department of Automatics and Applied Software faculty of Engineering, University of Arad, Romania
Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She is author of more than 300 research papers. Her research interests include intelligent systems, fuzzy control, soft computing, smart sensors, information fusion, modeling and simulation. She is the Editor-in Chief of the IJAIP and IJCSysE journals in Inderscience. She is the Director of the Department of International Relations and Head of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad.