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Senior Vice President of Research, and Director HP Labs, Hewlett Packard Corporation
The proliferation of new modes of communication and collaboration has resulted in an explosion of digital information. To turn this challenge into an opportunity, the IT industry will have to develop novel ways to acquire, store, process, and deliver information to customers - wherever, however, and whenever they need it. An "Intelligent IT Infrastructure," which can deliver extremely high performance, adaptability and security - will be the backbone of these developments. At HP Labs, the central research arm for Hewlett Packard, we are taking a multidisciplinary approach to this problem by spanning four areas: computing, storage, networking and nanotechnology. We are working on the design of an exascale data center that will provide 1000X performance while enhancing availability, manageability and reliability and reducing the power and cooling costs. We are working on helping the transition to effective parallel and distributed computing by developing the software tools to allow application developers to harness parallelism at various levels. We are building a cloud-scale, intelligent storage system that is massively scalable, resilient to failures, self-managed and enterprise-grade. We are designing an open, programmable wired and wireless network platform that will make the introduction of new features quick, easy and cost-effective. Finally, we are making fundamental breakthroughs in nanotechnology - memristors, photonic interconnects, and sensors - that will revolutionize the way data is collected, stored and transmitted. To support the design of such an intelligent IT infrastructure, we will have to develop sophisticated system-level design automation tools that will tradeoff system-level performance, power, cost and efficiency.
Speaker Bio
Prith Banerjee is senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs, the company's central research organization. In these roles, he assists the HP executive vice president of strategy and technology in charting technical strategies for the company, and he heads HP Labs, which has seven locations worldwide. Most recently, he was Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also is the founder, chairman and chief scientist of BINACHIP Inc., a developer of products and services in electronic design automation. Previously, Banerjee was the Walter P. Murphy Professor and Chairman of electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Computational Science and Engineering program and Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000, he founded AccelChip Inc., a developer of products and services for electronic design automation, which was sold to Xilinx Inc. in 2006. His research interests are in very-large-scale integration (VLSI) computer-aided design, parallel computing and compilers, and he is the author of about 300 research papers in these areas. He has also supervised about 35 Ph.D. students. Banerjee currently serves on the Computer Science Advisory Board of the National Academy of Engineering and the advisory board for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. In the past, he has served on the technical advisory boards of companies such as Ambit Design Systems, Atrenta and Calypto Design Systems. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was the recipient of the 1996 American Society for Engineering Education Terman Award and the 1987 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received a Bachelor of Technology in electronics and electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India in 1981, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and 1984 respectively.

Head of Yahoo! Labs
Heavy Tails and Models for the Web and Social Networks
The literature is rich with (re)discoveries of power law phenomena; this is especially true of observations of link and traffic behavior on the Web. We survey the origins of these phenomena and several (yet incomplete) attempts to model them, including our recent work on the compressibility of the Web graph and social networks. We then present a number of open problems in Web research arising from these observations.

Speaker Bio
Prabhakar Raghavan is the head of Yahoo! Labs. Raghavan's research interests include text and web mining, and algorithm design. He is a consulting professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and formerly editor-in-chief of the Journal of the ACM. He has co-authored two textbooks, on randomized algorithms and on information retrieval. Raghavan received his PhD from Berkeley and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, he was the chief technology officer at Verity and has held a number of technical and managerial positions at IBM Research.

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
India has made great strides in use of Mobile telephones in recent years. Adding over 10 million phones a month, it is the fastest growing market today. The cell-phones are quickly reaching the deepest parts of the nation and serving the poorest people. The talk will examine what made this possible. It will also focus on what the unfinished telecom tasks for India are. It will examine what India is doing in terms of providing Broadband wireless connectivity to its people; what it is doing towards R&D and technology development in the county; and how it aims at building global telecom manufacturing and telecom operation companies in India.

Speaker Bio
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and was department Chair till recently. He received his B.Tech. degree from IIT, Kanpur, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maine. From 1979 to 1981, he was with Washington State University as Assistant Professor. Since 1981, he has been teaching at IIT Madras.

Dr.Jhunjhunwala leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT) at IIT Madras. This group is closely working with industry in the development of a number of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems. TeNeT group has incubated a number of technology companies which work in partnership with TeNeT group to develop world class Telecom and Banking products for Rural Markets.

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala has been awarded Padma Shri in the year 2002. He has been awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1998, Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for the year 1997, Millennium Medal at Indian Science Congress in the year 2000 and H. K. Firodia for "Excellence in Science & Technology" for the year 2002, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation Award for Science & Technology for the year 2004, Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture Award by INSA for the year 2006 and IBM Innovation and Leadership Forum Award by IBM for the year 2006. He is a Fellow of INAE, IAS, INSA and NAS.

Dr. Jhunjhunwala is a Director in the Board of SBI. He is also a Board member of several companies in India, including TTML, BEL, Polaris, 3i Infotech, Sasken, Tejas, NRDC, and IDRBT. He is member of Prime Minister's Setup Scientific Advisory Committee.

Prof. A. K. Choudhury Memorial Lecture

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Computer Science, University of Florida
Packet forwarding and classification at Internet speed is a challenging task. We review the data structures that have been proposed for the forwarding and classification of Internet packets. Data structures for both one-dimensional and multidimensional classification as well as for static and dynamic rule tables are reviewed. Sample structures include multibit one- and two-dimensional tries and hybrid shape shifting tries. Hardware assisted solutions such as Ternary Content Addressable Memories also are reviewed.

Speaker Bio
Sartaj Sahni is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. In 1997, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award ``for contributions to Computer Science and Engineering education in the areas of data structures, algorithms, and parallel algorithms'', and in 2003, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award ``for contributions to the theory of NP-hard and NP-complete problems''. Dr. Sahni was awarded the 2003 ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for ``outstanding contributions to computing education through inspired teaching, development of courses and curricula for distance education, contributions to professional societies, and authoring significant textbooks in several areas including discrete mathematics, data structures, algorithms, and parallel and distributed computing.'' Dr. Sahni has published over three hundred research papers and written 15 texts. His research publications are on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, parallel computing, interconnection networks, design automation, and medical algorithms.

Industry Keynote

Associate Director, IBM Research - India
In India and several other countries, the number of mobile phone subscribers far exceeds the number of personal computer users, and continues to grow at a much faster pace (it has already crossed the 450 million mark in India). We will present Spoken Web, an attempt to create a new world wide web, accessible over the telephone network, for the masses in these countries. The Spoken Web is based on the concepts of Hyperspeech and Hyperspeech Transfer Protocol that allow creation of "VoiceSites" and traversal of "VoiceLinks". We describe a simple voice-driven application, which allows people, without any information technology background, to create, host, and access such VoiceSites, and traverse VoiceLinks, using a voice interface over the telephone. We present our experience from pilots conducted in villages in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. These pilots demonstrate the ease with which a semi-literate and non-IT savvy population can create VoiceSites with locally relevant content, including schedule of education/training classes, agicultural information, and professional services, and their strong interest in accessing this information over the telephone network. We describe several outstanding challenges and opportunities in creating and using a Spoken Web for facilitating exchange of information and conducting business transactions.

Speaker Bio
Manish Gupta is the Associate Director at IBM Research - India. He leads a team developing breakthrough technologies underlying innovation in Services, Software and Systems, and is co-leading the IBM Research activities across the world in the Mobile Web area. Previously, as a Senior Manager at the T. J. Watson Research Center, Manish led research on software for the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer and other Deep Computing platforms. He received a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 1987, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992, and has worked with IBM since then. He has co-authored over 70 papers, with over 3000 citations in Google Scholar, in the areas of high performance compilers, parallel computing, and Java Virtual Machine optimizations, and has filed sixteen patents. Manish has received two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and the Gerstner Team Award for Client Excellence at IBM, and has been invited to give keynotes at several international conferences and workshops. He was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2008. IBM was awarded the 2008 National Medal of Technology and Innovation for the invention of the Blue Gene supercomputer by US President Barack Obama in October 2009.

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