BRICS Young Scientist Conclave 

26-30 September 2016,
Bangalore, India

Computational Intelligence, Energy Solutions and Affordable Healthcare

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25 September 2016, Monday

1730-1800 hrs: Tea
1800 - 2000 hrs: Session-I
Welcome Address:

Prof Baldev Raj
Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru

Special Address: Interdisciplinary Science for Society and Humanity
Dr K Kasturirangan
Emeritus Professor and former Director NIAS; Chairman, Karnataka Knowledge Commission; and former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

2000 hrs: Dinner

26 September 2016, Monday

0830-0900 hrs: Tea

0900-1030 hrs: Session-II
Initial remarks by Prof Baldev Raj

Special Address: Global Partnerships in Scientific Research
Prof VS Ramamurthy
Professor Emeritus NIAS & Former Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

1030-1100 hrs: Tea

26 September 2016, Monday
1100-1230 hrs: Session-III
Panel Discussion: Affordable Health Care

Making Healthcare Affordable: Corporate Social Responsibility
Mr Dipak Marwah, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Samhita

Traditional Science and Indigenous Knowledge 
Dr Darshan Shankar, Vice Chancellor of Trans Disciplinary University, Bengaluru

Special inputs:
Prof Yahya Choonara, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa  &
Prof Lian-WenQi, China

26 September 2016, Monday
1330-1400 hrs: Session-IV

BRICS Policy Reflections on Youth
An interaction with Mr Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Government of India

1400-1700 hrs: Session-V

Ideas Hunt-I  (Led by Participants)
1830-2000 hrs: Icebreaker Evening: Informal Interactions

27 September 2016, Tuesday
0900 – 1030 hrs: Session-VI
Panel Discussion: Computational Intelligence

Prof DD Sarma
PhD (IISc, Bangalore), FASc, FNASc, FNA, FTWAS,
Fellow, American Physical Society

Multiobjective Optimization and Clustering
Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhya
Director, ISI, Kolkata

Simulations for Knowledge-based Discovery of Materials for Energy and Environment
Dr Umesh Waghmare
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru  

Special inputs:  Prof. Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa & Mr. Nishant Kumar Agrawal, Scientist, TCS, Mumbai

27 September 2016, Tuesday
1100 – 1200 hrs: Session-VII

Prof SS Hasan 
Former Director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru

Special Address:
Energy Foresights, Security and Sustainability
Prof Baldev Raj
Director, NIAS, Bengaluru

27 September 2016, Tuesday
1200 – 1300 hrs: Session-VIII
Panel Discussion: Energy Solutions

Prof SS Hasan 
Former Director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru

Global Renewables Development: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr Molefi Motuku, Deputy CEO, Research and Development of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Thermoelectric Waste Heat to Electricity Generation
Dr Kanishka Biswas, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru

Special inputs: Prof Li Yangyang, Deputy Director, China Coal Research Institute, Beijing & Mr Dronov Alexey, National Research University of Electronics Technology, Russia

27 September 2016, Tuesday
1600 – 1700 hrs: Session-X
S&T & Diplomacy

Prof Rajaram Nagappa
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, NIAS
Dean , School for Conflict and Security Studies

Special Address: Collborating for the Future
Amb Shyam Saran
Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Special Address: S&T and Diplomacy: Some Perspectives
Dr Bhaskar Balakrishnan
Former Indian Ambassador, Ministry of External Affairs, India

1700 hrs: Local Visit to MG Road & Dinner

28 September 2016, Wednesday
0900-1100 hrs: Session-XI & XII

Prof S. Arunachalam

0900-0945 hrs: Session-XI

Special Address: Machine Learning in Cancer Biology
Dr M Vidyasagar(through Skype)
Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas, Dallas, USA

0945-1100 hrs: Session-XII

Special Address
Additive Manufacturing of Materials: A New Paradigm
Prof Bikramjit Basu
Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Doing More with Less: Pan-BRICS Scientists Opportunity
Mr K Venkataramanan
Former MD & CEO, Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Nanoscale energy transport in advanced energy storage
Zheng Bo, Professor, Zhejiang University, China

Routes of Clean energy and environment protection in China after COP21 Paris and G20 2016
Li Yangyang, Deputy Director, China Coal Research Institute, Beijing, China

Humanoid robots for use full application in nuclear  energy sector
Y V Nagaraja Bhat, Scientific Officer, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India

Towards the development of hydrogen storage technologies
Henreitta Langmi, Key Programme Manager, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR

From Big Text to Big Knowledge
Partha Talukdar, IISc, Bangalore, India

Chong Shen
Hainan University, Haikou,

High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics for solving Computational Challenges across Many Domains
Nishant Kumar Agrawal & Sarmimala Saikia, Tata Consultancy Services, India

A New Type of Urban Transport
Yamaev Renat, OAO "Moslift", Russia

Machine Intelligence Framework for Human Action Recognition in Infrared Imagery: Towards smarter and safer homes and cities
Aparna Akula, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, India

Cosmic Ray Modulation: A Multidisciplinary, Ab initio Approach
Nicholas Eugene Engelbrecht, Center for Space Research, North-West University, South Africa

Bold, Responsive, Inclusive and Cohesive Solutions for Rapid Transformation
Dr. P Goswami

28 September 2016, Wednesday
1600 – 1730 hrs: Session-XV
Young Indian Trailblazers

Prof Sundar Sarukkai

Space Technology and its Usage: The Next Giant Leap for Private Enterprise?
Mr Rahul Narayan
Founder, Team Indus, Bengaluru 

Musical Ambassador for Change
Mr Ricky Kej
Grammy Winning Composer & Conservationist

Rich in Ideas, but Making Films in Poverty
Mr Pawan Kumar
Film Director, Bengaluru