Dr. BBVL Deepak is currently working in National Institute of Technology, Rourkela as head of the department of Industrial Design. He received his Master's and PhD from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 2010 and 2015 respectively. He has 8 years of research and teaching experience in robotics and product design fields. Currently, he is supervising 8 doctoral students and published more than 100 papers in various peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is also currently handling two sponsored research projects in the field of robotics. He received the IEI Young Engineer Award in the field of Mechanical Engineering in 2017.
Dr. DRK Parhi is working in NIT Rourkela as a Professor. He is currently heading the department of Mechanical Engineering. He has received his PhD in Mobile Robotics from Cardiff School of Engineering, UK. He has 26 years of research and teaching experience in robotics and artificial intelligence fields. He has guided more than 20 doctoral students and published more than 300 papers in various journals and conferences. He has also completed and is currently handling several sponsored research projects in the field of robotics.
Dr. Pankaj C. Jena is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Production Engineering, Veer Sirendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, Odisha, India. He obtained his B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) and M.Tech (Mechanical System Design) from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, and Ph.D. from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His major areas of research include composite material structures, fault diagnosis, fuzzy technique, vibration engineering and use of waste materials in engineering applications. He has published 19 papers in reputed international journals, 15 papers in international conferences, 6 book chapters, as well as one book. Currently, he is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Materials Manufacturing Technology.