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Amey and Amit

Amey Karkare

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

IIT Kanpur

Hello! I've completed my PhD from IIT Bombay in 2009, and my B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1998. My areas of interest include Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Program Analysis, Compiler Optimizations, and Functional Programming. I have more than 7 years of industrial experience most of which is in the area of Compiler Optimizations. I am an Associate Professor and in the department of CSE at IIT Kanpur. I am currently the Head of Computer Center and Associate Dean for Digital Infrastructure at IIT Kanpur.

I received prestigious Infosys fellowship during my Ph.D., and P. K. Kelkar Young Research Fellowship at IIT Kanpur. I have been visiting researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond and IIT Bombay.

Last few years my focus is on improving how introductory programming courses are taught. I've co-taught large online courses on programming that had registration of more than 30,000 students. The tutoring software tool I developed is being used at several premier institutes in India like IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Goa, IISER Bhopal to name a few.

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I am going to cover data analytics, cloud computation, application interface etc, drawing from my experience in the areas of programming languages and hardware description languages.

Amit K Gupta

Founder & CEO, Oblu.io

Hello! I have been innovating in the electronic industry for over 15 years. I am an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore and IIM Bangalore from where I completed B.Tech., M.Sc.(Engg) and EGMP respectively. I have produced an award winning thesis at IISc and have many research publications to my credit. I've founded GT Silicon Pvt Ltd, a niche IoT company.

I have received prestigious DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation (IIGP) Award for the innovative shoe-mounted indoor positioning sensor which my venture GT Silicon co-developed with its R&D partner KTH University, Sweden. I've also been awarded with the TiE-UP Young Entrepreneur Award. Under my leadership, GT Silicon has been adjudged as the Top 10 Most Promising Startup of 2015 by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Since the launch, GT Silicon has distributed products to 100+ research groups across 25+ countries. The products have been selling under the brand "oblu" and "Inertial Elements".

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I will share insights which I have gained through extensive industrial research and technology management in the field of Embedded Systems, Sensors, Wearable IoT, System on Chip, VLSI etc.