Foreign Plenary Speakers

Prof. K Morita
Professor of Virology, Nagasaki University Nagasaki, Japan



The Head and Professor of the Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University; internationally known for his research in the area of tropical virology with emphasis on arthropod borne viral diseases, including dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile fever.




Prof. George Dias
Professor in Clinical Anatomy and Biomaterials
Department of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand



Professor in Clinical Anatomy and Biomaterials of the Department of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago; renowned for his research in development and biological characterization of biomaterials for medical and surgical applications, clinical anatomy and forensic science.




Dr. Dee N Dao
Associate Innovation Venture Fund
New York University, New York



Investor and innovator with expertise in lean startup methodology, product innovation, business model development and value proposition design. Her domain expertise includes digital health, oncology, genomics, microbiology, vaccines and immunology; whilst her Technology and commercialization expertise includes oversight of IP strategy and product innovation of oncology therapeutics and vaccines.




Dr. Gordon Waiter
Senior Lecturer
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Center, Institute of Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen



A world renowned scientist and researcher; Deputy Director of the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre and lead of the SINAPSE IT and Image Analysis Committee. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Radiology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is also an expert in the analysis of functional MRI data, part of a larger Brain Imaging Group; and authored many publications related to the developing and aging brain particularly autism and Alzheimer's disease, face processing, cognitive neuroscience, self-processing, psychology, depression and others.




Prof. Terrance Perera
Senior Consultant of Sheaf Solutions

Assistant Dean Academic Resources (Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering & Sciences) Sheffeld Hallam University, United Kingdom



Senior Consultant of Sheaf Solutions and the Assistant Dean Academic Resources (Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering & Sciences) of Sheffeld Hallam University in the United Kingdom; and internationally known researcher and consultant in Systems Simulation. He leads Systems Modelling & Integration Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University and has worked with companies, such as, BAE SYSTEMS, Caterpillar, Sweden Posten, Greencore and ABP to implement simulation based solutions.




Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar
Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law
GD Goenka University, Haryana, India



An academic administrator, Law teacher, author, Legal practitioner; and currently the Pro-Vice Chancellor of G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon [Delhi NCR], India. His Book on Human Rights Law published by Peoples Watch, is a Hand Book for training Human Rights Defenders by many Civil Society Organizations in India. He had executed the Environmental Law Capacity Building Project funded by the World Bank; the Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills Project of the British Council and Cardiff University, U.K. and a Research Project on "Audio Piracy" funded by the MHRD, Government of India.




Prof. Nicholas Lawson
Professor in Aerodynamics and Airborne Measurement
National Flying Laboratory Centre, Cranfield University, United Kingdom



Professor in Aerodynamics and Chairperson of Aerodynamics and Airborne Measurement in the National Flying Laboratory Centre. He is also a Chartered Engineer and member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Society of Flight Test Engineers. He manages the Cranfield University Bulldog flying test bed; and is a Compliance/Quality Manager for NFLC under EASA Part SPO.




Prof. Chandima Gomes
Professor in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Faculty of Engineering University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia



Professor of electrical engineering and researcher in high voltage engineering and lightning protection at University Putra Malaysia. He is an expert in power and energy, EMI/EMC, disaster management and occupational safety. He is also the founder of the Centre for Electromagnetics and Lightning Protection (CELP), Malaysia and the first Head of the Institute.




Prof. N. S. Cooray
Professor in Economics
International University of Japan



Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, and an eminent scholar in the field of Economics. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international political economy, development economics, econometric modelling and forecasting, macroeconomic policy, economics of conflicts, conflict, peace and development studies, governance, and ODA, poverty.




Prof. Bharath Lohani
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India



Prof. Bharath Lohani of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, holds a PhD, ESSC, University of Reading UK. His research involves the use of high resolution remotely sensed data, especially LiDAR data, for 3D modeling, visualization and various other applications; and an expert in using GIS for innovative applications. Prof. Lohani also holds professional affiliations in several institutions including Institution of Surveyors, India; and Indian Society for Remote Sensing and Institution of Engineers, India.