Keynote Speakers 2022

Professor. PhD. Desineni Subbaram Naidu

 Life Fellow IEEE, Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Duluth, MN, USA

Speech title: Fusion of Hard and Soft Computing for a Robotic/Prosthetic Hand

AbstractThere are now over 20 million people in the world with missing limbs resulting from combat and non-combat operations and by 2050 there will be 50 million amputees all over the world. The availability of artificial limbs will help these people to lead a better normal life. Recent and emerging research focusses on the theme of Convergence and Integration Igniting Innovation between Physical and Life (& Biomedical) Sciences, Arts (& Humanities), Natural Sciences and Engineering and Technology (PLANET). The overall goal of the research on Prosthetic Hand Technology is to develop a smart prosthetic hand using intelligent strategies for electromyographic (EMG) signal extraction, analysis, identification, kinematic synthesis, and embedded hierarchical real-time systems and control by fusion of soft computing and hard computing techniques. The presentation is based on Professor Naidu’s recent (2016-August-12) TED Talk ( on 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand for the World ( and his recent research book published in October 2017 by the IEEE Press - Wiley (Series on Systems Science and Engineering) titled, “Fusion of Hard and Soft Control Strategies for a Robotic Hand”.,subjectCd-EE30.html


Desineni “Subbaram” Naidu received MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Control Systems Engineering), from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, INDIA. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at: IIT; National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Guidance and Control Division, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA (1985-90); Old Domain University, Norfolk, VA, USA (1987-90); Professor, Associate Dean and Director, School of Engineering at Idaho State University and Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center, Pocatello, Idaho, USA (1990-2014);  National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Center of Excellence in Advanced Flight Research at United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio, USA (1998-99); Visiting Research Fellow at Center of Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NORWAY (2014); Academic Guest at Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, SWITZERLAND (2015); Visiting Professor at Nantong University, Nantong; Jiangsu College of Information Technology, Jiangsu, East China Normal University, Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing CHINA (2007,2-09,2011); Visiting Research Professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA (2008); Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota, Duluth (2014-), Satish Dhawan Endowed Visiting Professor at Indian Inst. of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, INDIA (2017),  Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow State University, Moscow, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk (New Siberia), Institute of Control Sciences (ICS), Russian Academy of Sciences RUSSIA (2012, 2018). Professor Naidu received twice the Senior National Research Council (NRC) Associateship award from the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and is an elected (1995) (now Life) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 

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