Pre-Conference Tutorials on November 29, 2012
Tutorial venue:  Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108, India
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                                                              Advance Program

9:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 –13:00

Random Walk on Graphs in a Quantum Way

Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti

Princeton University, USA and University of Calcutta, India

Information Security

Mr. Arup Roy

Senior Consultant in Information Security Management

13:00 –14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Software Engineering: An Information Technology Approach

Prof. Asesh Das

West Virginia University and Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA

Cloud Computing

Dr. Sourav Dutta

Executive Telecom Consultant, IBM, India

16:00 - 16:15

Tea Break

16:15 - 17:15


Random Walk on Graphs in a Quantum Way
Presenter: Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti, Princeton University, USA and University of Calcutta, India
Topic overview:
Quantum computing is an area of research that is attracting increasing attention because of the possibility of a drastic speedup over classical computing for various important computational problems. A quantum algorithm is defined by a sequence of operations that runs on a realistic model of quantum computation. Since the first quantum algorithm proposed by David Deutsch (1985), several impressive quantum algorithms have been developed. Quantum random walks on a graph, which are analogous to classical stochastic walk, form the basis for some of the recent quantum algorithms that promise to significantly outperform existing classical random walk algorithms. These randomized algorithms are significant because they are often some of the simplest and fastest known ways to solve hard computational problems. Important applications include solving a variety of graph theory problems, the fastest known tests of primality, and solving Boolean satisfiability problems.
The tutorial will have two important sections:
  1. Introduction to quantum computing and quantum algorithms and discussion on the basic strategies for discrete-time and continuous-time quantum random walk over graphs.
  2. A brief insight will be given to some of the interesting algorithms like Triangle Finding on a graph, Binary Welded Tree problem and NAND formula evaluation based on the random quantum walk model.
Target Audience:
Participants should have a background of computer algorithms and graph theory. Engineers/Professionals having a degree in computer science/information technology/mathematics/statistics/physics are welcome.
Brief bio of the presenter:
Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti is presently associated with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University as a Visiting Research Associate. He also holds the position of Reader and the Coordinator of School of Information Technology, University of Calcutta, India. He is the recipient of BOYSCAST fellowship award in Engineering Science, 2011, by DST, Govt. of India. He is a Post-doctoral fellow of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering Princeton University (2011-2012). He has a Ph.D.(Tech.) and M.Tech. from the University of Calcutta. He did his research work in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (2004-2008) in the domain of Quantum Computing. Earlier in his career, he had held academic positions in the Dept. of CSE, West Bengal University of Technology, Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology and IIIT Kolkata. He was an EDA engineer in Orcad Inc., Bangalore, India (2000-2001). He has also held visiting positions in the GSI, Helmholtz Lab., Germany ( 2010), Dept. of CSE., State University at Buffalo New York (2007). He is a member of IEEE and a life member of Computer Society of India. He is a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Computers, Elsevier SIMPAT and editorial board member of IJCA (USA). He has been in the program committee of VDAT 2012, CISIM 2011, RETIS 2011, EAIT 2011, PCSPA 2010, VLSI 2010, DATICS 2009 etc. He has around 45 publications in International Journals and Conferences. He has been the Principal Investigator of projects funded by DRDO, DST and NIOH, India. His research interests lies in Quantum Computation, VLSI Design, Embedded Systems and Image and Video processing.
Information Security
Presenter: Mr. Arup Roy, Senior Consultant in Information Security Management
Topic Overview:
Information is an asset which, like any other asset, has value for any business and consequently needs to be protected. In this tutorial, participants will be introduced to the concepts of information security, how to carry out information security risk assessment and the steps for implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
The tutorial will have:
  • Information security concepts   
  • ISO 27001overview    
  • Information security risk assessment
  • Implementation aspects 
Target audience:
Persons who want to know about information security and professionals desirous of implementing ISMS in their organizations.
Brief bio of the presenter:
Mr. Arup Roy has an MBA from IIM, Calcutta, M.S. from University of Stony Brook, USA and B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has more than 30 years of IT industry experience covering Information Security Management, Quality Management, IT Service Management and Process Improvement. He also has professional training as Lead Auditor for ISO 27001, ISO 9001, as Internal Auditor for ISO 20000, SEI’s CMMI and P-CMM Models. He also has ITIL Foundation Certificate. He is certified as Accredited Management Teacher by All India Management Association and certified as Senior Project Manager under Siemens Project Management Program.
Title: Software Engineering: An Information Technology Approach
Presenter: Prof. Asesh Das, West Virginia University and Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA

Topic overview:
While a software engineer is engaged to software development and maintenance, an information technologist remains more onto managing the data and information the software deals with, in a stand alone or networked environment. When do they come close-and-interdependent is an interesting issue to explore, and understand. Such understanding helps in establishing processes, and developing newer products with quality assurance. This tutorial addresses these aforesaid issues with software engineering projects, developed and implemented from IT point of views. At the end of this tutorial, the audience should be able to explore and enrich their career interest towards practicing information technology in various science, engineering and business disciplines.
Target Audience:
Any individual with career interest in Information Technology, Computer Science or Management Operations (with IT inclination) will be benefited from this tutorial. Any individual at the final year undergraduate science or engineering level will be able to understand most of the contents in the tutorial. Any student or professionally employed individual with a bachelor’s degree in any science/engineering discipline will be the most benefited ones. Technically oriented managers will be able to enrich their knowledge.
Brief bio of the presenter:
Prof. Asesh Das has an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in high energy nuclear physics. He has also done post-doctoral work in computer science at the University of Tennessee, Space Institute, USA. He is now a Professor, Information Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn State) and Adjunct Professor: EE/CS Department, West Virginia University, USA. Prof. Das has more than 50 research papers to his credit and a teaching experience of about 40 years.
Title: Cloud Computing
Presenter: Dr. Sourav Dutta, Executive Telecom Consultant, IBM, India
Topic overview:
Cloud Computing is just coming out of the hype curve and moving into the reality domain. The pay-per-use model is automatically the defacto business model for the gen next and has caught the attention of the "legacy" players as well. It has become a race these days to have the tag line of "Cloud Enabled" for any service over the internet. As more and more businesses as well as Academia adopt the "Cloud", there is a sense of mystical aura as well as a remote tingling of alarm bells. The math seems very lucrative for the C-Level of the businesses to convince the ROI and on the other hand the research community vouches utilization levels for the machines to be above 70%. The focus of this tutorial is to present the evolution of the Cloud Computing, the various challenges faced for its implementations, the current as well as the "future" trends biased by the ubiquitous smart devices, and the research/standards being done and formed respectively in the various areas viz. BFSI, Healthcare, Government, Security, XaaS etc.
The tutorial will cover:
  • Evolution of Cloud Computing
  • Working in the Cloud - A Glimpse of Cloud Implementation
  • Challenges for the Cloud
  • Trends influencing Cloud Adoption
  • Research and Standards
Target Audience:
The target audience spectrum is pretty broad and ranges from undergrads to professionals delivering actual cloud services. General awareness about network, security, applications and the "internet" should be sufficient to appreciate the tutorial.
Brief bio of the presenter:
Dr. Sourav Dutta did his B.E, M.E and Ph.D, all in Computer Science and Engineering. He has crossed the domains of Academia as well as the Industry and is well aware of the challenges in each. He has over 23 years of experience in the Telecom/ ITeS in various senior leadership roles. Presently he is working for IBM as Executive Telecom Consultant and Cloud Leader in the Global Telecom Center for Competency. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has numerous publications.