Organizing secretary IGC 2008 and 6th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Bangalore during 15th to 19th, Dec 2008.

Member, Financial Operation Committee, The IISc Centenary Conference – during December 13-16, 2008 at the NSSC Complex, IISc Campus.

Organizing Secretary, Workshop on Microzonation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, June 26th and 27th 2007.

Technical programme committee, Asian Regional conference, ARC 2007, Kolkatta, Dec, 2007

Member, International Technical committee for the 4th Discrete Element Methods (DEM) conference, Brisbane, Australia, August 2007.

Coordinator, PAMC meeting 17th Feb 2006 – DST Seismology Division, Second meeting on microzonation of Bangalore city, at IISc, Bangalore.

Vice Chairman and Technical Editor of the Proceedings of GeoPractice 2005, July 2005.

Coordinator, PAMC meeting 29th April 2005, at IISc, Bangalore – DST Seismology Division, First meeting on microzonation of Bangalore city.

Organizing Secretary, National Symposium in advances in geotechnical engineering (NSAGE-2004), July 22-23, 2004 Bangalore

Member, GeoRisk 2004, November 2004, IISc, Bangalore

Organizing Secretary, Current practices, and future trends in earthquake geotechnical engineering (CPFTEGE) 23-24 December 2003, Bangalore·    

Member of technical program committee for International Conference on Civil Engineering and organizing committee member for ICCE-01 at Bangalore, July 2001.

Coordinator, Program Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) meeting – July 11, 2001, at IISc, Bangalore, DST –ESS division.

Coordinator, PAMC meeting 23 and 24th December 2002, at IISc, Bangalore- DST-Seismology division.

Member of publication committee for Indian Geotechnical conference proceedings and organizing committee member for IGC-95 at Bangalore, December 1995.

Workshop on Sustainable Transportation, 30th April 2009

Workshop on Urban Lake Monitoring & Management , September 23rd to 25th 2009

Workshop on Transport Network for India – Vision 2010, April 22nd 2010

Symposium on "Smart Mobility and Energy Concepts for Megacities" , May 19th 2011

Workshop on Modern Trends in Pavement Engineering, July 15th 2011

Symposium on "Socio-Economic Challenges for Smart Cities in India"-Jointly with ACATECH, 9th Dec 2011

Workshop on Urban Accessibility and Mobility Improvement, 8th March 2012


Invited Speaker (International Conferences)-selected

Invited Special Presentation Lecture, (SPL-10), Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, May 23-39, 2010 in San Diego, CA, Organized by Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA. 

Invited Plenary Speaker, Asian Regional Conference (ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Kolkata, India, Dec 10-14, 2007, Delivered on December 11, 2007.

Invited Speaker, International Geotechnical Conference “Development of Urban Areas and Geotechnical Engineering” Saint Petersburg, 16-19 June  2008; 4, Izmaylovskiy prosp., Saint Petersburg- 190005, Russia.

Keynote speaker, 4th International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and rehabilitation, Semarang, Indonesia, September 10-11, 2007.

Invited speaker, 1st International workshop on Disaster Mitigation and rehabilitation, Semarang, Indonesia, September 11, 2007

Invited special lecturer at the 12th Japan Symposium on Rock Mechanics and the 29th West-Japan Symposium on Rock Engineering, September 2-4, 2008 (to be delivered)

Keynote lecturer, International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics of Particulate Media,  IS Yamaguchi 2006, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, September 12-14 2006.

Panelist, International Conference on High-performance computing, Feb 28th to Jan 2nd , IIT New Delhi.

Invited Keynote lecturer on the topic “Microzonation of Bangalore”, Indo-Norwegian symposium on microzonation, Held at New Delhi during 18-19th  March 2006.

Invited lecture for a workshop titled “Sand production techniques in petroleum boreholes” Sand Conference, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by IQPC, September 19-September 23, 2003.

Invited Speaker (National Conferences)-selected

Keynote Lecture, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), 2013 IIT Roorkee, Indian Geotechncial conference.

Plenary Lecture Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), 2009, Guntur

Invited lecturer on the topic “Microzonation”, National Seminar on Microzonation, Held at Ahmedabad, October 26th 2007.

Invited Speaker, 1st Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference at JNTU, Hyderabad, 2007.

Invited Key note lecturer, “Seismic Site Characterization Using Geotechnical and Geophysical Techniques” International Workshop on Earthquake Hazards and Mitigations (EHAM-2007) Guwahati, India.

Invited Keynote lecturer on the theme Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, at Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) held at IIT-Madras, Chennai during December 14-16, 2006.

Keynote lecture, National conference on role of civil engineers in disaster management and mitigation, Feb 2-4, 2006, BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore.

Invited speaker, National symposium on Prediction Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Geopredict-2005, June 3,2005, IIT-Madras, Chennai.

Keynote Speaker, IGC-2004, NIT Warangal, December 2004

Invited Speaker, Symposium on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering: SAGE-2003, IIT, Kanpur.

Keynote lecturer, IGC-1998 on Constitutive modeling, Dec 1998, New Delhi

Panelist, on Numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, IGC-97, Dec 2007, Vadodara. 

Co-chairman for the session on numerical methods in geomechanics, IGC-96, Dec 96, Madras.

Invited speaker, National symposium on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, S.V. University, Tirupati, India, Dec 21-23, 1996. Delivered two lectures

Chairman / Co-chairman of Technical Sessions in International Conferences (selected)

Chairman, 2nd Annual Tunnels & Underground Construction  India 2011, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India from the 12 to 14 December 2011, Website: http://www.tunnelsindia.com/presentations

Organizing Committee Member - “Bangalore Water Summit – 2011, Centre for Sustainable Development(CSD), Bangalore

General Reporter of the session – 9 for the conference “The Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics”, San-Diego (May 26 – 29, 2010)

Invited speaker and panelist, Setting a framework for achieving sustainable urban mobility: A vision for a Livable City, Conference on Future Cities, 28th Sept 2011, DUBAI http://www.futurecitiesevent.com/Conference/Agenda1/Future-Cities---Day-Two/

Chairman, 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2008.

Co-Chairman, Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Singapore, 2006

Organizing committee member and chairman of a session on "Numerical methods-discontinum analysis",1stNorth American Rock Mechanics Symposium(NARMS), June 1994, Austin, TX, USA.

            Delivered a number of invited talks and lectures in many universities in India and abroad. 

            Development of Research Groups / facilities / establishment of lab/s etc, if any