Paper Selection Committee

Committee Chairperson

Dr.Yogananda Jeppu

Principal Systems Engineer

Honeywell, India

Dr. Yogananda Jeppu started his career in 1987, working on Missiles and Indian LCA programme with Defense R&D Organization. He has been working in the field of Control System Design and Implementation, Simulation of Aerospace Systems, Verification and Validation for aircrafts and missiles for the past 29 years. He has several publications on Randomized Testing, Orthogonal Array Testing and Missile Guidance and Control. He has a US patent for “Software License Independent Image Generation”. He is a recipient of many awards notable are the Commendation Certificate for “Significant Contributions made to the Integrated Guided Missiles Programme”, and the “National Aerospace Laboratories Technology Shield for Outstanding Achievement in LCA Control Law Design, Certification and Successful Flight Tests”. Dr. Yogananda Jeppu holds BE in Electronics and Communication, from Mangalore University, a Post Graduate in Missile Guidance and Controls from Pune University. He has a PhD in Reliability from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His doctoral thesis is on Certification of Safety Critical Control Systems using Model Based Techniques.


V A Ashoka Kumar

Consultant (Ex DGM) - Powertrain Electronics, Engineering

Research Centre

Tata Motors, India

V A Ashoka Kumar has more than 25 years of experience in Vehicle Electronics design, development and testing. He is the Chairman for technical bids evaluation of Infotronics lab for NATRIP - Govt of India and is also associated with Governmental agencies and professional bodies including SAE, TIFAC, DST, DSIR & SIAM. Under his guidance VIT University, Tamil Nadu has established the Centre of Excellence in Automotive Electronics funded by TIFAC (Govt of India). He has also got a patent in his name for the invention of Unified Electronic Controller for dump truck application. And has successfully executed product testing and certification for EMI/EMC, Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental severities.


Pradeep Oak

Founder Director & CEO

Oak Systems, India

Pradeep Oak is a Founder Director & CEO of Oak Systems – a specialist Software IV&V and Testing Company. Pradeep has over 26 years of experience in the software industry. Pradeep started his professional career with TCS as a software developer, designer and then project leader. Later, at Index Computing he was responsible for streamlining QC activities as a Quality Controller. Pradeep is among the first 20 CQA's in India. With a background in software development and flair for software quality, Pradeep consulted with HP towards its CMM L5 achievement. Pradeep has been an active teacher delivering lectures on Software Engineering, Software QA, DO-178B, Testing and Project Management topics at conferences, workshops and seminars. He has also authored a book on Software Testing published by McGraw Hill.


C.M. Ananda

Head, Aerospace Electronics and Systems Division (ALD)
National Aerospace Laboratories, India 

CM Ananda holds the Ph.D in Avionics Embedded Systems and currently Deputy Aerospace Electronics and Systems Division (ALD) at NAL. He also heads Systems Engineering Group, leads several projects and operates major projects with national and international organizations. His areas of research interest are Flight critical software and systems, Open System Integrated Modular Avionics, Avionics Architecture, Advanced Display Systems, Real-time embedded systems, Systems Engineering and Micro Electronics for Micro Air Vehicle (MAV). He is a technical reviewer of Defense Science Journal, International Journal of System Sciences, Journal of Internet Technology and Thesis reviewer for VTU in Electronics.


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