Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

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Dr. Hemachandran Kannan

Dr. Hemachandran Kannan holds the position of Director at the AI Research Centre and serves as the Area Chair of the Analytics Department at Woxsen University. His academic journey includes the completion of a Ph.D. with a focus on Embedded Systems.

Beyond academia, he stands as an ambassador for the AI Accelerator Institute and lends his expertise as an Advisory Board member to several esteemed international and national companies, including AptAI Labs (USA) and Agzitence Pvt. Ltd. Notably, he has been a prominent figure at various national and international scientific conferences and Summits, where he has not only shared his insights but also enriched these events as an effective resource person. His lectures encompass a wide array of subjects, predominantly centered around Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies.

Dr. Kannan’s dedication to knowledge exchange is evident in his recent engagement in a faculty exchange program at the University of Pecs, Budapest, Hungary. During this program, he took on the responsibility of educating students on the intersection of AI and Business. At present, his contributions extend to his roles as an Expert at UNESCO and an ATL Mentor of Change.

The depth of his impact is further highlighted by his prolific authorship and editorial work. With a substantial publication record comprising over 35 journal articles and international conference papers, he has showcased his expertise in domains like Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, the creation of Video recommendation systems, and the development of Autonomous Robots. His editorial proficiency has led him to assume editorial board positions in several respected Scopus and SCI-indexed journals.

Acknowledgment of his achievements arrived in the form of consecutive Best University Faculty Awards at Woxsen University for the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, as well as an earlier recognition at Ashoka Institute of Engineering & Technology for 2019-2020.

Dr. Kannan’s journey is underscored by an unwavering commitment to collaborating with industries across the world on real-time use cases and projects. His enthusiasm and positive outlook have been crucial to his success, as evident in the open-ended and impactful nature of his work. His portfolio includes the editing of seven books and the authorship of three, published in partnership with reputable publishers such as CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, IGI
Global, and Bentham Science.