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Researchers of Global Eminence to attend Industry 4.0 conference at SOA

Sep 17, 2018 11:58 IST
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    Bhubaneswar, Sept. 14: A number of top notch researchers and scientists including world renowned Industry 4.0 expert Prof. Jay Lee, Distinguished Professor at the University of Cincinnati, USA, will take part in the deliberations at the 4-day International Conference on ‘Role of Industrial Engineering in Industry 4.0 Paradigm’ to be held at the SOA (Deemed to be University) here from September 27 to 30.

    The conference is being organized by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Odisha Chapter, in collaboration with SOA and will be held alongside the Diamond Jubilee National Convention of the IIIE, Mumbai.

    A host of experts drawn from academia, research organizations and industry from across the globe are expected to attend the conference, Prof. R.P.Mohanty, President of IIIE, Odisha chapter, said.

    Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag, Former President of the Republic of Mauritius, will inaugurate the conference while the Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr. Daniel Carman will be the chief guest in the valedictory programme. A diamond jubilee postal envelope will be released on the occasion by Odisha’s Chief Post Master General, Dr. S.K. Kamila.

    Prof. Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor and is the founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) and University Cooperative Research Center (UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems. He will be the principal keynote speaker at the conference.

    Prof. Lee‘s current research focuses on predictive big data analytics and cyber physical systems for intelligent maintenance, prognostics and health management (PHM) and Industry 4.0 systems.

    Industry 4.0 denotes the fourth industrial revolution propelling the world since 2015 with the aid of Cyber Technology, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, he said.

    As many as 260 technical papers from India and abroad will be presented in the conference by academia and industry professionals while 15 eminent researchers from around the world will deliver keynote addresses. Besides, 50 technical posters will be displayed by student participants from all over the country.

    The other researchers expected to attend the conference will include Prof. O.P. Yadav of North Dakota State University, USA, Prof. Jyoti K. Sinha of Manchester University, UK, Prof. Benoit Iung of Lorraine University, France, Prof. David Mba of De Montfort University, UK, Prof. Aditya Parida and Prof. Matti Rantatalo of Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, Prof. Mirka Kans of Linnaeus University, Sweden and Dr. Berna Ulutas of Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.

    Prof. Prem Vrat, former Director, IIT, Roorkee, Mr. Ranjan Mohapatra, Director (HR), IOCL, Dr. Ashok Mohapatra, eminent neurosurgeon and Director (Health Services) at SOA, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO, Vedanta Ltd, Dr. Arvind Ankalikar, Global Head, Oracle Practice, L and T Infotech, Mr. Vijay Kalra, Chief, Manufacturing Operations, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Dr. Ganesh Viswakarma, , Director (Projects), SAIL will represent the top management forum.

    The subjects to be debated at the conference include the changing role of IE profession over the last few decades, Industry 4.0: A future possibility in centralized vibration-based condition monitoring of machines and Factory of the Future: Industrial or Cultural Revolution?, Prof. Mohanty said.

    Besides Nalco and SOA, the principal sponsors, a number of corporate including IOCL, BPCL, Vedanta, Tata Steel, ICFAI, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and S.N.Mohanty Group of Companies are  partners in conducting the event.

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University’s achievements in a nutshell

    The ranking survey conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of HRD, in April 2018, has ranked Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan as 24th best in University category in India. It is been ranked as 19th best Medical College. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), has also accredited SOA with ‘A’ grade, and has termed this deemed to be university as socially inclusive, which is a big achievement in itself.  

    SOA is proud to be associated with 9 degree granting institutes, which has a whopping strength of 10,000 students. The institute leaves no stone unturned in providing quality education in the field of medicine, engineering & technology, dental sciences, management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, law, nursing, hospitality, tourism management and agriculture. SOA keeps on updating its curriculum from time to time as per the latest industry trends and believes in providing education to students with a holistic approach.

    The department of Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), faculty of engineering and technology of SOA, has now become the 4th institute in the country to get 3 of its programs accredited by the reputed Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA. This shows the commitment and dedication of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan’s vision to work towards the skill development of students and betterment of the society.


    • 125 Acres campus
    • 4,47,395 sqm. Built-up Area
    • 12 Research Centres
    • 29 Research Labs
    • 136 e-Enabled Classrooms
    • 5 Model Auditoriums
    • 10 Student Activity Centres
    • 1026 Mbps Multiple ISP Connectivity
    • Fully Wi-Fi Campus
    • 32 National Collaborations
    • 50 International Collaborations
    • High-end Multi-disciplinary Research in Emerging Areas
    • Fully Automated Libraries with Ample Print Learning Resources
    • Adequate e-Resources with 21 e-Databases
    • Fellowship for Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Programmes
    • Scholarship for Meritorious Students

    This shows the capability and willingness of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan  to provide quality education to students and conduct ground-breaking research work in various fields. SOA has been expanding and new disciplines are on the anvil. But the principal objective remains to ensure that students, while training to be professionals, value their own lives as that of others.

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