Keynote Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) Biplab Sikdar

Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Short Bio: Dr. Biplab Sikdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Prior to joining the National University of Singapore in 2013, he was an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2007, and an Associate Professor from 2007 to 2013 in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA. He received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, M. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA in 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively. He held a Verifone Fellowship during his studies in IIT Kanpur and was awarded the Charles M. Close doctoral award at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Sikdar has held visiting professor appointments at Massachusetts... Read more

Prof. Saifur Rahman, IEEE Life Fellow

President, IEEE Power & Energy Society 2018 and 2019
Director, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA
Title: Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings Through IoT Sensor Integration Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) deployments offer a much higher value proposition if these can function in the context of smart buildings. Such advanced information and communication technology (ICT) applications in commercial buildings, schools, libraries, shopping centers, etc. offer low cost but highly effective monitoring and control opportunities.  Sensors deployed in key locations can monitor the building environment in real-time, collect information for intelligent decision making, and facilitate various services. An IoT sensor platform has been developed that provides a unified communication platform which can integrate information from disparate sources and provide one control hierarchy. It is a powerful, low-cost, open-architecture software platform that can monitor and control major electrical loads (e.g., HVAC, lighting and plug loads), as well as solar PV systems, energy... Read more