DST-NSF JOINT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS KICK-OFF WORKSHOP

ORGANIZED BY IHFC (TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION HUB OF IIT DELHI)
AUGUST 8th & 9 th, 2022 AT SENATE HALL, IIT DELHI



This event marks the initiation of joint research collaboration between the selected six TIHs from NMICPS, DST, India, and NSF, USA. The 6 Hubs are:

  1. TIH -IIT Delhi- IHFC
  2. TIH-IIT Mumbai-IoT
  3. TIH-IIT Bhu-Varanasi-IDAPT
  4. TIH-IIT Jodhpur-DHRISHTI
  5. TIH IIT Madras-Pravartak
  6. TIH-ISI- Kolkata-IDEAS
Thirty-five joint research projects with 2 PIs each from India and the US will be awarded at the event. The major thematic areas of the research projects cover: Agriculture, Autonomous Systems technologies and applications, Health and environment, Rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and Smart Cities, These projects clearly reflect working collaboratively towards a better world and offering smarter solutions to all. This kickoff workshop will be attended by the top dignitaries from DST, NSF and IIT. This event organised by IHFC will be a closed door meeting and by invite only.

NSF USA delegates attending the workshop

  1. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, NSF
  2. Brian Stone, Chief of Staff, NSF
  3. Kendra Sharp, Head of International, NSF
  4. Drew Schufletowski, U.S. Embassy
  5. William Harford, U.S. Embassy
  6. Gurdip Singh, Division Director, NSF
  7. Bridget M Turaga, Program Director, NSF


Program Schedule

IHFC presents DST-NSF Joint Research and Development Projects Kick-off Workshop

05.30 PM to 06.30 PM

Registration/Tea

06.30 PM to 07.30 PM

Welcome Note
Director IIT Delhi
Sr. Adviser & Head (Strategic Progress, DST)
Director NSF

07.30 PM to 08.15 PM

Dinner

08.15 PM to 09.15 PM

Brief presentation (10 Min. each) on the joint research projects
1. TIH Foundation for IoT and IoE at IIT Bombay
2. I-DAPT Hub Foundation at IIT (BHU), Varanasi
3. I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC) at IIT Delhi
4. I-Hub Drishti at IIT Jodhpur
5. TIH IDEAS at ISI Kolkata
6. IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation at IIT Madras

09.15 PM to 10.00 PM

Panel-1 (Smart Cities) Discussion. Moderator: TIH IIT BHU (Dr. R.K. Singh, Project Director)
Panellists:
1. Dr. Arpan Chattopadhyay (TIH-IIT Delhi)
2. Dr. Dhish Kumar Saxena (TIH-ISI Kolkata)
3. Dr. Kaushik Mitra (TIH-IIT Madras)
4. Dr. Ayon Chakraborty (TIH-IIT Madras)
5. Dr. Deepa Venkitesh (TIH-IIT Madras)
6. Dr. Rajeev Kumar Singh (TIH-IIT BHU)
7. Dr. Agnivesh P (TIH-IIT BHU)
8. Dr. Mecit Cetin (NSF)

10.00 PM to 10.15 PM

Closing Remarks by IHFC
Closing of Day 1 and Preview set for Day 2

05.30 PM to 06.00 PM

Tea/Networking

06.00 PM to 06.45 PM

Panel-2 (Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics) Discussion. Moderator: TIH IIT Madras (Dr. Devendra Jalihal, Project Director)
Panellists:
1. Dr. Spandan Roy (TIH)
2. Dr. Jianguo Zhao (NSF)
3. Dr. Ashish Dutta (TIH)
4. Dr. Srinath Sridhar (NSF Co-PI)
5. Dr. Soumen Sen (TIH)
6. Dr. Nayan M Kakoty (TIH)
7. Dr. Kaushik Mitra (TIH)
8. Dr. Karthik Dantu (NSF)

06.45 PM to 07.30 PM

Panel-3 (Autonomous Systems Technologies and Applications) Discussion. Moderator: TIH IIT Jodhpur (Dr. Mayank Vatsa, Project Director)
Panellists:
1. Dr. Amit Shukla (TIH)
2. Dr. G.C. Nandi (TIH)
3. Dr. Quanyan Zhu (NSF)
4. Dr. Sanjit Seshia (NSF)
5. Dr. Lance Fiondella (NSF)
6. Dr. Anuj Srivastava (NSF)
7. Dr. P. M. Pathak (TIH)

07.30 PM to 08.15 PM

Dinner

08.15 PM to 09.00 PM

Panel-4 (Health and Environment) Discussion. Moderator: TIH ISI Kolkata (Dr. Ashish Ghosh, Project Director)
Panellists:
1. Dr. Chirag Deb (TIH)
2. Dr. Satadru Dey (NSf)
3. Dr. Sandip Chakraborty (TIH)
4. Dr. Rajat Kumar De (TIH)
5. Dr. Ashish Hota (TIH)
6. Dr. Mohammadhassan Hajiesmaili (NSF)
6. Dr. Sudeep Sarkar (NSF)

09.00 PM to 09.45 PM

Panel-5 (Agriculture) Discussion. Moderator: TIH IIT Bombay (Dr. Sachin Paramane, Chief Technology Officer)
Panellists:
1. Dr. Shivakant Mishra (NSF)
2. Dr. Arnab Maity (TIH)
3. Dr. Stewart Christopher( NSF)
4. Dr. Maryam Shojaei Baghini (TIH)
5. Dr. Gaurav S. Kasbekar (TIH)

09.45 PM to 10.00 PM

Closing remarks by IHFC
Closing Remarks

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