Dr. Rajul Patkar

She has completed her M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees from IIT Bombay. She has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, VLSI chip design, FPGA, MEMS/NEMS fabrication and bio-sensing. She has been working on low cost sensor devices for point of care applications in agriculture. Her dream is to bring affordable technologies to farmers and help their economic condition.

Jobish John

He is currently pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay. Associated with this project for the last few years, and has visited various agricultural fields and surveyed various farmers of different socio-economic backgrounds covering all the segments of the BOP. He had worked for 3 years as an embedded product design engineer at L&T EmSyS, Mysore and 2 years as technical assistant in BSNL.

Mangesh Gurav

He is pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay. He is an engineer with degree in E&TC. He has 2 years of professional work experience in IT firm Atos. He is expert in electronic system design and signal processing. He has designed and developed low cost Time Domain Reflectometry system. His passion is to bring new affordable technologies in Indian Agriculture.

Vinay Palaparthy

He is pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay. He has 4 years of experience in sensor developments and characterizations for the agriculture sensors. He has 1 year of research experience in the embedded system designing prior to joining for the PhD. He has won the Richard Feynman award for best research paper for agricultural sensors.

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao is currently the Director, IIT Delhi. Dr. Rao also served as the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 400 publications in the area of nano-scale devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and is an inventor on 37 patents and patent applications, which include 13 issued US patents. 10 of his patents are also licensed to industries for commercialization. He is a co-founder of two deep technology startups at IIT Bombay (Nanosniff & Proximal Soilsens) which are developing products of relevance to the society. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Indian National Science Academy.

He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005, the Infosys Prize in 2013, Swarnajayanti Fellowship award from the Department of Science & Technology, IBM Faculty award, Best Research award from the Intel Asia Academic Forum, TechnoMentor award from the Indian Semiconductor Association, DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator award, NASI-Reliance Platinum Jubilee award, J.C.Bose National Fellowship, Prof. C.N.R.Rao National Nanoscience award, VASVIK Award and the Excellence in Research Award from IIT Bombay.

Prof. Maryam S Baghini

Maryam Shojaei Baghini is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay and one of the co-founders of Proximal Soilsens Technologies Pvt. Ltd. She has M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. She has also post-doctoral research experience at IIT-Bombay and overall more than 15 years of research and academic experience in the areas of sensor circuits & systems, instrumentation, analog and mixed-signal/RF integrated circuit design, device-circuit design in emerging technologies and energy harvesting circuits & systems. She also two years of industry experience in analog circuit design. Dr. Maryam Shojaei Baghini is author/co-author of close to 200 international peer reviewed journal and conference papers, inventor/co-inventor of 1 issued Indian patent, 6 issued US patents, and inventor/co-inventor of 39 more patent applications. Dr. Shojaei has served as track chair/technical committee member of many international conferences including IEEE A-SSCC, IEEE INDICON, IEEE iNIS and International conference on VLSI Design. She has bee advisor/co-advisor of 18 graduated Ph.D. scholars and has been the project guide for 95 graduated M. Tech. students.

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