Prasanth Anbalagan

Prasanth Anbalagan received his M.S in Computer Science from NCSU and is continuing as a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science, NCSU. He is a research assistant working under Dr.Mladen Vouk in the area of Software Reliability Engineering. His current research interests include in the areas of reliability and security analysis of open source software systems, empirical studies of open source projects, mining software repositories, and aspect oriented testing. Prasanth's webpage (panbala AT ncsu DOT edu)

Martin Baumer

Martin has an MSc in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Besides, he obtained a Diploma in Business Computing from University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg, Germany.

During his career, he has mostly worked with software development, testing and requirements engineering in the telecommunication and manufacturing branches. Additionally, he has experience from empirical research in the area of software reliability. His current activities comprise software development targeted towards graph visualization, graph theory and data mining. (martin dot baeumer at gmail dot com)

Denzil Correa

Denzil is a Computer Science Engineer from University of Mumbai. He worked 2 years at SETLabs {Software Engineering& Technology Labs} which is the research arm of Infosys Technologies Ltd. Currently he is a PhD scholar at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi). His research interests include Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Software Engineering Data Mining. (Email:

Dejan Desovski

Dejan Desovski is a Senior Software Engineer in Test at Google Inc., working on the Ads Quality and Ads Spam systems. His primary interests are cloud based large scale testing frameworks, software metrics & processes, machine learning, and software faults prediction. In his previous life he was a PhD student at West Virginia University working on formal V&V methods, decomposing software specifications, and software faults propagation.

Sachin Garg

Sachin Garg is Director of advertising Sciences in Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore, where he is responsible for developing new algorithms for sponsored search and contextual on-line advertising. Before Yahoo! labs, he managed a group in Motorola India Research Labs, with the charter of creating novel mobile services for emerging markets. Prior to Motorola, he was with Avaya Labs working on research problems in enterprise wireless networks and services. Prior to that, he worked as a research scientist in Bell Labs on distributed systems along with performance and dependability evaluation.

Link to Sachin Garg Yahoo Labs. (gsachin AT yahoo-inc DOT com)

Sachin holds a Ph.D. in ECE from Duke University; has held IBM fellowship for 2 years and is a senior member of IEEE. During his continuing stint as a researcher, Sachin has authored / co-authored more than 30 publications and has 7 granted patents (more than 20 filed). As part of his academic interaction activities, he has served as Program chair, Tutorial chair, Finance chair and Student paper chair in addition to numerous TPC memberships. Sachin was also co-editor of the Performance Evaluations journal published by Elsevier. Sachin is married and has 2 daughters.

Yuecel Karabulut

Yuecel is currently a Fellow in the Portfolio Strategy Group at SAP Labs, Palo Alto. Prior to joining the Portfolio Strategy Group, Yuecel worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the area of Application and Platform Security in the Office of the Chief Scientist and at SAP Research North Americas at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. In these roles at SAP Labs, Yuecel was involved in the research and development of advanced security solutions for SAP's next-generation applications and platforms. Yuecel has also consulted executive management in strategic technology evaluation and acquisition projects.

Prior to joining SAP Labs, Dr. Karabulut worked as a Senior Researcher in the Security and Trust research program at SAP Research EMEA responsible for leading European funded research projects including TrustCoM and several SAP internal technology transfer projects. Yuecel has over 30 workshop, conference & journal publications, and holds several patents. He serves as chair and program committee member as well as reviewer at many professional conferences, workshops and journals. Recently Yuecel taught a graduate level security course and supervised an industrial software engineering practicum at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus.

Yuecel's primary areas of expertise include distributed information systems, collaborative business processes and process orchestration, SOA, secure composition, model-driven security, Web 2.0 security, virtual machine sandboxing, trust management, attack surface measurement and virtual organizations. Yuecel's current interests include strategic portfolio management, Business Process Platform, SaaS and Cloud Computing.


Currently, Kuldeep is PhD Scholar at IIIT Delhi where he is working on Mobile Peer to Peer (P2P) Systems. Previously, he has completed B.Tech from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology having second rank in University. His current research interests include Mobile P2P, Wireless sensor networks security and Software engineering and reliability for pervasive computing. During his undergraduate studies, he has published over 5 research papers in International Conference and Journals. He has also been external reviewer for some of International Conferences and organized several programming and paper presentation contests. He is recipient of HiPC student travel fellowship from last two years. (Email: )

Vinod Kumar

Currently, Vinod is working as an Executive Assistant to the Director in IIITD. He has an experience of about 9 wonderful years while working in various MNC (Barclays Banks Plc, KPMG, Ernst and Young and World Health Organization) were he was attached to the senior level people. He has an experience of organizing National and International level conferences, workshops etc while working in World Health Organization. He has completed his Master’s in Business Administration in International Business from Amity University. (Email:

Mod Marathe

Mod has been a Cisco Distinguished Engineer since December 2000. Mod joined Cisco in 1996 with the Stratacom acquisition. He has used quantitative metrics and analysis to translate the fuzzy "five nines" availability requirement into specific engineering tasks and product features. His personal passion is to make Cisco's data networks more reliable than traditional telephone networks.

His areas of expertise include: High Availability, Software quality, Product security, secure product development, and Next generation TelePresence products. Mod has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Link to: Mod Marthe, Cisco Distinguished Engineer
(mmarathe at cisco dot com)

Sam Keene

Dr. Keene has been a Six Sigma Senior Master Black Belt since 1999. He teaches Six Sigma initiatives via Black Belts, Green Belts, Champions, and DFSS, both in hardware and software. He has mentored Six Sigma projects and certified new Black Belts and Green Belts. The American Society of Quality (ASQ) invited Sam in 2001, along with 12 other Six Sigma experts to develop the Six Sigma body of knowledge standard for the Black Belt Certification exam. He consults and teaches six sigma, requirements development, and project management throughout the world.

Sam has been the software and system reliability leads on several military and aerospace programs. He has also done extensive research and publication in this area.

Dr. Keene is a Recognized International Resource in the R&QA field. He is a Past President of the IEEE Reliability Society and continues to serve on its Advisory Committee. He received the 1996 “Reliability Engineer of the Year” Award. The ASQ presented Sam the Allan Chop Education award in 1999 followed by the IEEE Education Award in 2000. He also was recognized with the IEEE Millennium Metal and by the FAA for distinguished Service on the WAAS flight navigation system reliability. He holds the office of Fellow of the IEEE, for his technical accomplishments. He produced ten video tutorials on different aspects of “ Software Development”, “Software Reliability”, and “Concurrent Engineering” for NASA, NTU, and the IEEE. He has also published over 200 technical papers and book chapters. He is listed in “Who’s Who in the United States”. Sam was the co-principle developer of the PRISM reliability model. He also had worked up updates of the MIL HDBK 217 models.

Dr. Keene has worked or consulted with numerous corporations. Dr. Keene has also taught at George Washington University, Prairie View A&M, and the University of Colorado. Plus he has taught numerous short courses on time management, creativity, problem solving, delegation, transformational leadership, as well as Six Sigma and software reliability topics. His PhD is in Operations Research from the University of Colorado. He also holds BS and MS degrees in Physics and has completed his MBA course work. He currently serves as the VP of Technical Activities for the IEEE Reliability Society and is also the founding chairman of the IEEE Denver Chapter of The Reliability Society where he currently serves as the chapter chair. Sam also serves on the Board of Directors of the IEEE Technology Management Council.

Chandra Kintala

Dr. Kintala spent over 20 years doing research and managing research at Bell Labs in AT&T, Lucent and Avaya in New Jersey. Among other things, he invented with Dr. David Belanger a language and a software tool now called "Backtalk" in 80s; it is still used in AT&T for data analytics on very large databases. With Dr. Yennun Huang, he invented the concepts and components for Software-implemented Fault Tolerance and Software Rejuvenation in 90s which are now widely used in industry and academia. He was responsible for managing research on Distributed Systems and Network Software Research in Bell Labs and was also Vice President of Research Realization Center in Avaya Labs. While working in Bell Labs, he was also an Adjunct Professor and later Distinguished Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. In Sept 2006, he moved to India as the Director of Motorola Labs in Bangalore where he was responsible for research and academic partnerships in India. He moved to Yahoo Labs in Bangalore in Aug 2008 where he is the Director of System Sciences and Academic Relations in India.

Dr. Kintala received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Penn State University and published 48 refereed research papers and received 6 US patents and a Smithsonian medal sponsored by Computer World in 1998. He was the General Chair of IEEE’s conference on Dependable Systems and Networks in Philadelphia in June’06, Acting Chair of IFIP WG1.2, Member of IFIP WG10.4, Senior Member of IEEE, keynote or guest speaker at several academic and industry events and member of several technical program committees. He was a member of FICCI and Pacific Council’s Joint Task Force on Global Innovation Economy – Enhancing India-US Relations.

Jairam Madhav Rao

Jairam manages the facilities at the Infosys Training Center in Mysuru. This facility located on 375 acres of land is a little village of its own. At any time there are around 10,000 new engineers recruited into Infosys being trained. It is residential facility that can accomodate upwards of 13,000 people in private rooms with full service. It boasts a campus, playgrounds, and entertainment facility that rival the best resorts.

M.P. Ravindra

Dr. M.P. Ravindra, has 35 years of experience working in academia, government and industry. He was a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science prior to joining NIC and working for the big three Indian IT firms: Wipro, HCL Tech and Infosys. He has held a variety of senior management positions and is the currently Advisor Education and Research, Infosys. He was elected Infosys Fellow for his contributions to IT field.

As Senior Vice President and head Education and Research, he has built a scalable infrastructure for technology competence, now noted as one of the best corporate universities world wide. He helped created 9 academies aligned to the business and led the development of a comprehensive competency framework with a worldwide assessment infrastructure. These have led to stronger processes and systems for efficiency in academic operations at Infosys.

Ravindra speaks on the national and international forum with over a 100 speaking engagments on education and training. He co-chairs the AIB IT studies, is a member of the governing council of DOEACC, a member of the task force on engineering education of NKC, and board member of IUCEE. He was responsible for forming the Industry Institute Interaction program called "Campus Connect", that reaches over 500 engineering colleges and 20,000 engineering students in India who have gained from its programs.

Dr. M.P. Ravindra received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, in 1974.

Brian Robinson

Dr. Brian Robinson is a Principal Scientist in the Corporate Research Group at ABB. He received his PhD in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. In his current role, Brian is the global technical lead for software engineering research. His current research involves improving software engineering practices by addressing issues that arise in real development projects. The results of his teams work are used in 3 divisions of ABB, spanning 6 different countries. He particularly enjoys bridging academic work into industrial practice and is actively collaborating with many Universities around the world.

Patrick Seidler

Patrick received his MSc in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Furthermore, he has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Kristianstad, Sweden.

Since 2008, Patrick is a research assistant at Intelligent Multimedia Systems and Services (IMSS) at University of Reading, UK. His current work involves research and development in the field of data mining and visualization. Additionally, he is about to complete an MSc in E-Government and to start a PhD in the area of social networks. Aside from that, he has experience from empirical research in the area of software reliability.
Patrick Seidlers page (patrick dot seidler at googlemail dot com)

Purnendu Sinha

Dr. Purnendu Sinha is a Staff Researcher at General Motors India Science Lab (ISL), Bangalore. At ISL, he conducts research in strategic ECS architecture for automotive systems. Prior to joining General Motors, he worked as a Principal Scientist at Philips Research Asia, Bangalore conducting research in the area of software engineering addressing issues pertinent to SW platforms used in medical systems and consumer-electronics applications. Before joining industrial R&D Labs, he had held faculty positions at the Indian Institute of Information Technology at Bangalore as an Associate Professor, and as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Purnendu Sinha obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a member of the ACM and the Institution of Engineers (India). His research interests include dependable distributed systems, component-based software engineering, software architectures, software reliability and formal-methods-based verification and validation of distributed fault-tolerant and real-time protocols.

Hema Srikanth

Dr. Hema Srikanth is a test architect and quality champion for a SaaS offering at IBM in Cambridge, MA. She joined IBM after receiving her doctorate in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and MBA from Eberly College of Business. Her Ph.D dissertation introduces a test prioritization technique to improve test efficiency and overall customer perceived quality. The prioritization technique was validated with industrial partners like Tekelec, IBM, and I-Cubed.

At her current role as test architect, she is responsible for test strategy and customer support strategy for IBM's first SaaS offering. Prior to joining the development team as a test architect, she was a quality champion for Lotus product offerings in Software Group. As a quality champion, she led the test optimization effort for her division to consistently improve test efficiency by analyzing customer usage of products, with a goal of improving customer perceived quality.

Her current research interests and publications include in the areas of agile software development methodologies and practices, software reliability and testing, software quality and software metrics, software in-process metrics, and advanced analytics. She has filed over 30 patents in the Social Software and Colloboration space. She can be reached by e-mail at srikanth_h (at) us . ibm . com

H.R. Vishwakarma

Prof. H.R. Vishwakarma, an alumnus [M.Tech.] of IIT-Bombay, has more than 25 years of R&D and academic experience in ICT domain. He worked with ITI Limited, Bangalore (Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India) for several years and held the position of Dy. Chief Engineer (R&D). He founded groups on Computer Networks, Multimedia & Information Systems and Convergent Technologies. He also coordinated initiatives such as Software Quality Assurance, Information Strategic Planning (a joint study with M/s James Martin & Co., UK), restructuring of R&D and formation of IT Business Group. He served on expert committees constituted by Telecom Engineering Centre, Govt. of India as well as worked in software industry for a few years. He served as CTO at Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Kerala, Trivandrum during the formative period of the institute. Currently, he is serving as senior professor at School of Computing Sciences, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. He also leads the Software Engineering Division offering a 5-year integrated MS-Software Engineering programme at VIT.

Prof. Vishwakarma is member of ACM, IEEE, Computer Society of India (CSI) and other professional societies. He has organized several national/international conferences/ seminars/workshops as well as served on many conference committees. His significant achievements and positions include Chairman, CSI Education & Research Division for two years term 2007-09, CSI National Student Coordinator for two terms (2006-07 and 2009-10).