Seamless Connectivity with Generative AI - Is it Everyone’s Cup of Tea?
Panel Lead/Moderator: Dr. Mythili Nair
Short Bio: Dr.Mydhili K Nair is currently working as a Professor & Head in School of Computer Science & Engg, RV University. She has a mixed bag of 8 years Industrial Experience & 19 years of Academic Experience. In the IT Industry she has adorned various roles ranging from Technical Lead to Project Manager in different companies such as Wipro, Hexaware, Asset Corporate Consultant to IBM & Mahindra Comviva.
In Academia she has worked in MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology from 2004 and is working in RV University since 2021. She has won the prestigious IBM Faculty Award in the year 2011 for her collaborative research association with IBM. She loves to keep abreast with cutting edge technology. She has filed for 5 patents and has 78 referred publications till date, which includes 6 Book Chapters. She is also in the editorial panel of referred journals & has been a member of the organizing committee, panelist and session chair for many annual symposiums, conferences, such as IEEE CCEM as well as Women In Engineering (WiE) forums such as Grace Hopper Conference, IEEE ANTS WiE track etc.
She is also the faculty mentor for Google Developer Student Club of MSRIT. She & her students have won many project competitions & best paper awards at State & National level, including Smart India Hackathon for three successive years. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring student projects, some of which have actual end-users. Her current area of interest is to Apply Technology such as Generative AI for Societal Benefits, especially in the Assistive Technologies sector, mainly visually impaired.
Contact: Professor & Head in School of Computer Science & Engg, RV University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panelists: Dr.Meenakshi Tripathi
Short Bio: Meenakshi Tripathi is an Associate Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at MNIT Jaipur. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the MNIT in 2015 . She has more than 15 years of teaching/research experience in computer science and information security. She has published more than 100 research articles in leading journals, conference proceedings and books including IEEE Transactions, IJCS, Computer networks, journal of supercomputing etc.. Under her guidance 4 students have already awarded their Ph.D. degree and 5 more are working with her. She has supervised around 33 PG students and more than 60 UG students for their project work. She holds several professional designations including Dean at Rajasthan Skilled University Jaipur, BoS member of university of Kota, Ex-chairman of CSI Jaipur chapter, BoS member of Central University of Rajasthan etc. She was the organizing chair for various FDPs/conferences/workshops such as ANTS’23, ICD LAIR-2019, ATAL FDP on "Cyber Security", FDP on "Software Defined Networks", FDP on "Technical Writing: Tools and techniques'' etc. She has also received funding from IEEE CIS for organizing Summer School in 2022 and 2023 respectively. She is a senior member of IEEE, member of ACM and lifelong member of CSI. Her research interests include information security, wireless sensor networks, IoT, Software Defined Networks, blockchain etc.
Contact: Associate Professor in the CSE at MNIT Jaipur. Email: email@example.com
Panelists: Dr Merin Thomas
Short Bio: Dr Merin Thomas is Currently Working as Associate Professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering,RV University. She is a Standing Senior IEEE member from the past Five years having experience in organizing and Coordinating IEEE conferences and Global Techtalks.Her expertise is in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning especially in Natural Language processing in native Languages of India .Prior to working in RVU she was associated with CHRIST and JAIN Deemed to be University.She has published several articles in Scopus Indexed Journals and in International Conferences.
Contact: Associate Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering, RV University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panelists: Dr. Vidya M J
Short Bio: Dr. Vidya M J is currently working as Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science (SoCSE), RV University. She has 12 years of teaching experience in the field of Embedded Systems, Signal & Image Processing. With a Ph.D. in Secured Signal & Image Data Transmission from Visvesvaraya Technological University, M.Tech in Signal Processing from R V College of Engineering and B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering, VTU.,she also bags experience in Start-Up initiation with successful productization like “AmruthaHani – Automatic Theertha Dispenser – a solution for a social cause”, Dantastra etc.,
She has worked collaboratively with Industry, Hospitals and Institutions like CISCO, National Instruments, Emilite Solutions, St Johns Medical Hospital, RV Dental Hospitals, IISc, GKVK for joint research projects and development of real-time solutions, through MOUs. She has published articles in Scopus Indexed Journals.
In addition to her research and teaching, she has also conducted hands-on sessions for IoT courses, covering a wide array of platforms, including Arduino and Raspberry Pi and other embedded processors to the field of healthcare also.
Contact: Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering, RV University. Email: email@example.com
Panelists: Prof. Veena S
Short Bios: Prof. Veena S is a dedicated academician and researcher, currently serving as an Assistant Professor at RV University. Her journey in academia spans over six years, during which she has passionately shared her knowledge and expertise with students at PES University, DSCE.
Before venturing into academia, Prof. Veena gained valuable experience in the aerospace domain. She served as a Junior Engineer at the esteemed National Aerospace Laboratories, contributing to Micro Aerial Vehicle projects.
Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in the field of Vehicular Edge Computing, with a primary focus on computation offloading, M.tech in Electronics from Ambedkar Institute of Technology. Her research holds promise for addressing contemporary challenges in this field and contributing to cutting-edge technological advancements.
She has an impressive research portfolio, with over 10 international research publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Her work reflects her commitment to advancing knowledge and staying at the forefront of her field.
In addition to her research and teaching, she has also conducted hands-on sessions for IoT courses, covering a wide array of platforms, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and STM32 processors. Her practical guidance has equipped students with the skills needed to navigate the complex world of IoT.
Contact: Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science & Engineering, RV University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Panel Discussion gives an insight into whether the relatively recent technology - GenAI is for everyone or not. The discussion begins with how seamless digital connectivity is no longer a dream, but very much a reality, thereby laying the foundation for technologies such as GenerativeAI to be adopted at an astounding speed. To align with IEEE ANTS 2023 theme of Seamless Connectivity, an overview of how developments in Edge Computing can help in Seamless Connectivity is first given. Then the audience is introduced to Generative AI with simple real-life examples. The approach adopted is to first take the audience through the comfort zone of ChatGPT from OpenAI, which has taken the world by nothing less than a technology-storm. The listener is then made aware of the prelude to the evolution of GenAI. Through Audio-Visual tools, the listener is given a sneak peek into how stalwarts are using GenAI by discussing about OpenAI’s MuseNet for music generation, DALL-E, again from OpenAI, that generates images from textual descriptions, Google’s WaveNet Text To Speech human sounding voice and Deep Dream from Google which transforms ordinary images into magical reality. An insight is provided into the use of GenAI for Text Content Creation, Life-like Character Animation, Video Game Development. After this the audience is hand-held into the discussion about the pros and cons of using GenAI. In this phase, we will invite the audience to a Q&A session and encourage interactions. There are a few pointers we have planned here - ethical considerations in its use in Fake News, Deep-fake videos, Academia, Privacy Concerns, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Quality Critical Content, Loss of Human Connect to name a few. Then we open the door to curiosity questions as to how researchers can leverage the power of GenAI to delve into existing problems in Health Care, Women Safety, Agriculture, Content Generation, Privacy Preservation etc. The discussion ends with the stating that GenAI is indeed the future and how researchers can form innovative ideas and evolve solutions that maintin a balance between human intelligence and artificial intelligence.
- De-mystifying Seamless Connectivity through Edge Computing
- The “What of GenAI” with real-life examples
- When to & When not to use GenAI
- Current Use-Cases in various domains
- How can a researcher leverage its use
- What the future holds
Panel duration: (Total 90 minutes: 60 min discussion, Total 30 min Q&A encouraged as interspaced)
Timeline for expert discussion: 50 minutes
Moderator time: 10 Minutes
Q & A for audience: 30 Min (encouraged as interspaced between discussions as well as toward the end)