Committee

Advisory Committee
Chief Patron

Dr. G.Viswanathan
Founder Chancellor,
Vellore Institute of Technology
President,
Education Promotion Society for India

Patrons

Mr. Sankar Viswanathan
Vice President
Vellore Institute of Technology Amaravathi Campus

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan
Vice-President
Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Campus
(In-charge of International Relations, Placements and AP Campus)

Mr. G.V. Selvam

Vice President
Vellore Institute of Technology,
Chennai Campus

Kadhambari S. Viswanathan

Assistant Vice President
VIT Bhopal Campus

Conference Chair

Dr. N. Sambandam

Pro Vice Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology,
Chennai Campus

Dr. R. Jagadeesh Kannan

Professor, School of Computing Science & Engineering,
Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus
Conference Co - Chairs

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Hoyer

Secretary General, IFEES
Executive Secretary, GEDC
Resident Scholar in Global Engineering
George Mason University
Honorary Professor in Peru, Kazakhstan, Hungary and India
Governing board member International Center for Engineering Education/UNESCO/Tsinghua University
International Advisory Board member Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) and School of General Engineering, Beihang University
Presidential Advisor of SUSTech, China

Krishna Vedula

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean Emeritus
Francis College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Founder and Executive Director
Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)

K. Manivannan

Vice President, IFEES, Industry & Academia Relations
Vice President, ISTE
International Committee

Ramiro Jordan, PhD
(WEEF-GEDC 2018 General Chair & IFEES President-Elect)
Associate Dean of Engineering for International Programs
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico, USA

Michael E. Auer, PhD
(IFEES Immediate Past President 2016 – 2018)
Vice Rector
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Senior Researcher
Carinthia University of Applied Scienses, Austria

Uriel Cukierman
IFEES, Vice President for Capacity Building, Argentina
Associate Director of InnovaHiEd and the Director of the Center for
Educational Research and Innovation at the
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) in Argentina

Ariela Sofer
Academic Director,
International Council on Systems Engineering, USA

Ramiro Jordan
President,
IFEES, USA

Natacha De Paola
Chair,
Global Engineering Deans Council, USA

Zheng You
Vice President,
Tsinghua University, China

Khairiyah Mohd Yusof
President,
Society for Engineering Education, Malaysia

Naadiya Moosajee
Co-founder,
WomEng, South Africa

Tom Goldfinch
President, Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Australia

Gudrun Kammasch
President, Ingenieur-Pädagogische Wissenschaftsgesellschaft, Germany

Alaa Ashmawy
Dean, American University,
Dubai, UAE

Ramakrishna Bindiganavale
Director, Grand Challenges Scholars Program Network at The National Academy of Engineering, USA

Susan Oh
President,
Korean Society for Engineering Education, South Korea

Michael Kim
Vice President for Communication,
IFEES, South Korea

Şirin Tekinay
Chair Elect, GEDC, Turkey