Soumya is a Founder and Partner in Future Tech Lab (FTL), an IoT and Smart Cities start-up company in India. FTL develops customizable, scalable and easy to use software solutions that aim to power products and services in smart home, wearables, connected vehicles and smart city spaces. His participation to this workshop is from Academy from IoT (A4IoT), an FTL initiative that promotes specialized training and certification in IoT. Soumya has previously worked on French national and EU H2020 projects. His activities focus on innovation, standardization and development of next-generation technologies in the IoT, Healthcare and Smart Cities. He has published more than 60 research papers and articles in top ACM and IEEE Conferences, Magazines and Journals. Soumya is a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. He leads the activities of IEEE CE Society Future Directions Team on IoT and is an Associate Editor in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has also served several IEEE Conferences and Workshops in many capacities. He is also actively involved in oneM2M, W3C Web of Things Working Group and contributing to their standard development activities. He obtained an M.Sc in Communications and Computer Security from Telecom ParisTech (EURECOM), France.
Sabu M. Thampi is an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K), Technopark Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala State, India. He has completed Ph.D in Computer Engineering under the supervision of Dr. K. Chandrasekaran from National Institute of Technology Karnataka. Sabu has several years of teaching and research experience in various institutions in India. His research interests include network security, security informatics, bio-inspired computing, very large databases, image forensics, video surveillance, secure localization and distributed computing. He has authored and edited few books published by reputed international publishers and published papers in academic journals and international and national proceedings. Sabu has served as Guest Editor for special issues in few international journals and program committee member for many international conferences and workshops. He has co-chaired several international workshops and conferences. He has initiated and is also involved in the organization of several annual conferences/symposiums: International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet), Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA), Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC), Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI), Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS) etc. Sabu is currently serving as Editor for Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier and Journal of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier; and Associate Editor for International Journal of Embedded Systems, Inderscience Publishers, UK and reviewer for several reputed international journals. Sabu is a Senior Memberof Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) and member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE SMCS, and ACM. He is the founding Chair of ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter. He was honored with the ASDF Award for Best Computer Science Faculty in 2012.