Department of Computer Science & EngineeringJadavpur University, Kolkata
Prof. Swapan Bhattacharya is Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering Jadavpur University, Kolkata West Bengal. He obtained his B.Tech., M.Tech. and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Calcutta in the years 1979, 1981 and 1991 respectively and MBA degree from Jadavpur University in 1987. He has over 30 years of professional experience during which he has worked with IIM, Calcutta, IIT Mumbai, University of Calcutta before joining Jadavpur University in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where he is presently serving as Professor. For the last decade he had served in the capacity of Director of NIT, Durgapur and Surathkal on lien. During his tenure, both these institutes had evolved and reached new heights. In his administrative capacity, Prof. Bhattacharya is engaged in different roles at the National level shaping the future of technical education in the country. His special achievements include Gold Medal from University of Calcutta, India in 1976, Young Scientist Award from UNESCO in 1989, award of Sr. Research Associate-ship (1999-2001) from National Research Council USA, ET Now Education Leadership Award in 2013.
Department of Computer Science and Automation Chairman, Division of Electrical SciencesIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Prof. Y. Narhari studied in IISc, Bangalore (BE, ME, and PhD) and was an Indo-US Science and Technology Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, in 1992. He is currently a J.C. Bose National Fellow. His book "Game Theory and Mechanism Design" was recently published by the IISc Press and the World Scientific Publishing Company. Prof. Narahari works in applying game theory and mechanism design to design algorithms that work in the presence of strategic agents. In particular, his current research is focused on mechanism design for multi-armed bandit problems, crowdsourcing, online education, Internet advertising, and blockchain based systems. His recent collaborative R & D projects include: Incentive Design for Enhancing Efficiency and Participation in Online Education (IBM Research); Influence Maximization in the Presence of Strategic Competing Campaigns (Adobe Research Labs, Bangalore); Incentive Compatible Machine Learning (Xerox Corporation) and Intelligent Mechanisms and Algorithms for Carbon Economics (Infosys Technologies, Bangalore). He is an elected Fellow of the IEEE; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and the National Academy of Sciences