June 25-28, 2015 IISc Campus, Bengaluru

Conference Advance Program  
June 25| June 26| June 27| June 28   

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Thursday 25 June 2015: Pre Conference Events and Alumni Reunion

11.00 AM – 1.00 PM and 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM  Registration at SERC IV Floor
11.00 AM – 5.30 PM Visits to respective departments
2.30 PM – 3.30 PM Scheduled formal meetings in the Department
4.00 PM – 6 .00 PM Division Level Meetings
7.00 PM Dinner

Friday 26 June 2015: Venue : JN Tata Auditorium

08:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:35 Welcome: Prof. V. K. Aatre, Conference Chair
09:35-09:40 About the Program: Prof. S. Mohan, Program Committee Chair
09:40-09:45 The Organization: Mr Babu Sathian, Organizing Committee Chair
09:45-09:50 Release of the Souvenir by Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc
09:50-10:10 Inauguration and Address by Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc (Video)
10:10-10:15 Vote of Thanks by Prof. N Balakrishnan, Conference Co-Chair
10:15-11:00 Felicitation of  “Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao” and
Address by Prof. C. N. R. Rao (Video)
11:00-11:30 Tea
11:30-13:30 Session - Contribution of IISc to Strategic Sectors (Video)
Chair: Prof. B. N. Raghunandan, IISc
    Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman Space Commission   
    Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, Director General, DRDO   
    Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies   
    Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Former Chief, LCA Programme
13:30-14:30 Lunch: Sponsored by IISc Alumni - Bangalore Chapter
14:30-15:30 Chair: Prof. V. K. Aatre
    Address by Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc (Video)
15:30-16:15 Chair: Prof. Vikram Jayaram
    Address by Prof. Ramesh Ramamoorthy, IISc Alumnus, University
    of California, Berkeley
16:15-16:45 Tea Break & Networking
16:45-18:15 Session - Perceptions (Video)
Chair: Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan
    Address by Dr. V. S. Arunachalam
    Address by Dr. Arun Shourie
19:00 Dinner hosted by Director, IISc
Venue: JN Tata Auditorium

Saturday 27 June 2015

09:30-11:00  Session - Nano Science and Engineering (Video)
Chair: Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India, IISc Alumnus (Video)
Co-ordinator: Prof. Rudra Pratap, IISc
    Prof. Rudra Pratap, IISc
    Title: Leading the charge of technology development in 'nanotechnology'

    Dr. R Muralidharan, Director SSPL, IISc Alumnus
    Title: Micro and nano structured materials and devices-Strategic application perspective

    Prof. Subramanian S. Iyer, IBM Fellow and Distinguished Chancellor's Professor, UCLA
    Title: Keeping Moore's Law alive through Heterogeneous Integration and Systems Scaling
11:00-11:30 Tea
11:30-13:00 Session - Brain Research (Video)
Co-ordinator and Chair: Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, IISc
    Prof. Dilip V. Jeste, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Title: Neuroscience of Mental Well-being

    Prof. Andre Van Schaik, Australia
    Title: Neuromorphic Computing

    Dr. Madhavi Ganapathiraju, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University, IISc Alumnus
    Title: Neuropsychiatric Protein Interactomes: Computational Discovery, Dissemination and Translation 

    Prof. Aditya Murthy, CNS, IISc
    Title: Neuroscience @ IISc
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session - High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics (Video)
Co-ordinators: Prof. Y. Narahari, IISc and Prof. R. Govindarajan, IISc
    Dr. Michael L. Norman, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Prof. Ram Akella, Director, Center for Knowledge Information Systems and Management of Technology,
      University of California Santa Cruz, IISc Alumnus
    Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General CDAC, IISc Alumnus
    Dr. Manish Gupta, Director, Xerox Research Centre, India
15:30-16:00 Tea Break & Networking
16:00-17:30 Session - Reminiscence (Video)
Chair: Ms. Sudha Murthy, IISc Alumnus
    Prof. G. Padmanaban
    Prof. Roddam Narasimha
    Prof. S. Ranganathan
17:30-18:30 Students interaction with Alumni (Venue : Faculty Hall, IISc)
Chair: Prof. S. Mohan
    Dr. Arkal Shenoy, USA
    Dr. Subba Rao, USA
    Dr. Gajanan Birur, USA
    Dr. Murthy Gudipati, USA
18:30-19:30 Cultural Programme - Venue: JN Tata Auditorium (Video)
20:00 Dinner

Sunday 28 June 2015

09:30-11:00 Session “ Mind to Market ” (Video)
Co-ordinator: Prof. Swami Manohar, IISc Alumnus
Market Impact of IISc: A report by Prof. Jayant Modak (Chairman, SID)
and Prof. Chandra Kishen (Chairman, CSIC)

Panel Discussion: Accelerating IISc, Entrepreneurship (60 minutes)
    KVS Hari, Professor, IISc
    C.S. Murali, Chairman, Entrepreneurship Cell, SID, IISc Alumnus
    Rajalakshmi Iyer, CTO, pro.com, IISc Alumnus
    Shekhar Kirani, Partner, Accel Partners
11:00-11:30 Tea
11:30-12:30 Session: New Initiatives @ IISc (Video)
11:30-12:00  Challakere Campus Initiatives ” by Prof. B.N. Raghunandan
12:00-12:45 Undergraduate Programme @ IISc
Chair: Prof. Y. Narahari
Coordinators: Prof. Umesh Varshney, Dean, UG
and Prof. Anil Kumar, Associate Dean, UG
followed by Talks by UG Students
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session on IISc as a Global Institution - Reaching the Top (Video)
Chair: Prof. P. Balaram
    Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc
    Prof. Sunil Kumar Dean, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business 
    Prof. Usha Vijayaraghavan, Chairman, International Cell, IISc
15:00-15:30 Tea
15:30-16:30 Panel discussion: Alumni and IISc (Video)
Co-ordinator: Prof. V. K. Aatre
Panel Discussion Participants:
    Prof. D. N. Rao
    V. Babu Sathian
    D N Prahlad
    Dr. Arkal Shenoy
    Open Discussions and interaction with the audience
16:30-17:30 Valedictory function and Closing Session
16:30-16:45 New Initiatives at IISc for interaction with Alumni, Ms Ranjini Raghunath
16:45-17:30 Remarks by President, IISc Alumni Association
Remarks from IISc by Prof. G. Rangarajan
Vote of Thanks by General Secretary, IISc Alumni Association