Keynote Speakers

Dr.M. Hariharan, Ph.D, C.Eng(UK),MIET(UK),SMIEEE(USA), MIE(INDIA),
Associate Professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Bio-Engineering,
SRM University (Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956),
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur - 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India.

Title: “Speech Processing Technologies-their application in Healthcare”


Dr. M. Hariharan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India. Prior to SRM University, he has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia. He received Ph.D in Mechatronic Engineering from UniMAP, Malaysia, Master of Engineering in Applied Electronics from Anna University, India and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University, India. He has 11 years of Teaching and Research Experience. He has worked on various funded projects, with grants worth more than 600k MYR. He has published more than 40 ISI indexed journals and 50 SCOPUS indexed conference papers with more than 670 citations in Google Scholar (with h-index of 15) and 269 citations in SCOPUS (with h-index of 10). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, Member of IE, India and Member of IET, UK. He received Chartered Engineer status from Engineering Council, UK on February, 2016. He has served as Guest Editor for 3 ISI indexed journals. His major research interests include speech signal processing, biomedical signal and image processing and artificial intelligence. He has supervised more than 10 Post-graduate students in the field of his expertise.


Prof. Dr. Paulraj M P   
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology,
Pachapalayam, Perur Chettipalayam, Coimbatore-641010.

Title: “Recent Trends in Brain-Machine Interface”


Prof. Dr. Paulraj M P completed his Bachelor of Engineering in EEE from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore in May 1983; He was awarded his Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Government College of Technology in Feb 1991 and his PhD in Computer Science from PSG College of Technology, Bharathiar University, India in 2001.

He holds close to 3 decades of experience in teaching and research. His career started in 1983 as an Instructor at Mohd Sathak Polytechnic and subsequently joined as a Lecturer at Government College of Technology, Tirunelveli. He served for 11 years before moving to Director of Technical Education in 1992. He worked as a Technical Assistant at the Director of Technical Education for 3 years. He shifted back to education industry as a Lecturer at Government College of Technology in 1996, where he was promoted as a Senior Grade Lecturer in 1998 and as an Assistant Professor in 2002.

After two decades of experience in education and with a PhD degree, he joined the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 2002 and later he shifted to Universiti Malaysia Perlis in December 2005, where he served as a Professor in the School of Mechatronic Engineering till Jan 2016. Currently, he has moved to the SRIT as the Principal.

He is a recipient of 50+ research grants as a Main Researcher and Co Researcher from Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTI) and IRPA, Malaysia amounting to 4.46 Crores.

He received Excellent Service Award in 2003 and 2004 from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. His research products in acoustics and brain interfaces has fetched him 14 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 12 bronze medals in various National and International Expositions.  His research achievements fetched him the Best Researcher Award in 2010 from Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

In his supervision co-supervised 5 PhD scholars, 23 Master students and 50+ undergraduate students have graduated successfully.

He has published 400+ Technical Publications which include 4 text books, 7 book chapters, 30 Journal Papers and 260 Conference papers.

He has delivered 25 keynote addresses, 10 workshops at conferences in various institutions in Tamilnadu.

He is the Reviewer of several journals and Conferences including IEEE, Man Machines and Systems, European Journal of Advances in Signal Processing, Europe, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences, Japan.

He is a Professional Member in various Professional bodies including IEEE, Computer Society of India, Indian Society for Technical Education and Institution of Engineers, India. He is also an External Examiner and Advisory Committee member in top universities in Malaysia, India, Thailand and Europe.    

Currently, he is working as a Principal, SRIT, Coimbatore and transforms SRIT to yield a higher placement record of 95% through his innovative teaching and training methods by specifically following outcome based education method.