Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering,
14 Alliance Lane, Clayton, VIC 3800 Australia
Nemai Chandra Karmakar (IEEE StM91, M 91, SrM99) obtained the B.Sc (EEE) and M.Sc (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka in 1987 and 1989 respectively, the M.Sc (EE) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada in 1991, the PhD degree from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 1999, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipTHE) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2001 and Master in Higher Education (MHEd) from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 2007. His MHEd research is on “Developing Engineering Students’ Transferable Skills Through Work Placement at NTU, Singapore.” His PhD thesis work concerned the area of switched beam and phased array antennas for mobile satellite communications. His PhD work was one of the most significant findings at The University of Queensland in 1998 and published in national media such as ABC Radio and Canberra Times. His PhD work was elected the third best student paper in 1997 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference held in Hong Kong. From 1989 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Engineer in Electronics Institute, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Dhaka, Bangladesh. In August 1990, he was a Research Assistant at the Communications Research Group, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. From 1992 to 1995 he worked as a Microwave Design Engineer at Mitec Ltd., Brisbane, Australia where he contributed to the development of land mobile satellite antennas for the Australian Mobilesat. From 1995 to 1996 he taught final year courses on Microwaves and Antenna Technologies at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. From September 1998 to March 1999 he worked as a research engineer within the Radar Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From March 1999 to July 2004 he was an Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Division of Communication Engineering, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From July 2004 to 2011 he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia. From 2012 he is an Associate Professor and the Director of Monash Microwave, Antenna and RFID Laboratory (MMARS) at the same institution.
Dr. Karmakar’s research interests cover areas such as RFID, smart antennas for mobile and satellite communications, electromagnetic bandgap structure (EBG) assisted RF devices, planar phased array antennas, broadband microstrip antennas and arrays, beam-forming networks, near-field/far-field antenna measurements, microwave device modeling, monostatic and bistatic radars. He has published more than 200 referred journal and conference papers, 3 books and twenty four book chapters. His biography has been included (by invitation) in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Technology 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 edition as a pioneer in planar phased arrays and Marquis Who’s Who in the World (by invitation) 2007. He is a member of the editorial board of a number of journals.
Title: Technology uptake in post COVID-19 era
COVID-19 pandemic has created a global havoc and will continue to impact every wake of our lives for the coming years. Comparing with a similar pandemic a century ago, some governments have managed to control the pandemic in regional basis. Whatsoever the outcomes of these controls are, COVID-19 has created a permanent imprint in our lives and operations of businesses. People and organisations have learned how to do businesses remotely exploiting the modern technologies in the virtual world.
Due to the modern technologies such as on-line meeting resources and social media, ultrawideband (UWB) wireless communications, artificial intelligent and augmented reality, blockchain, and cyber security, businesses seamlessly continue to communicate parties and run their operations, and people continue social activities. The keynote speech will present the roadmap of technology uptake in the post-COVID era. The modern and emerging technologies will continue to impact our social lives, businesses, administrations, healthcare and education for the years to come.