2nd International Conference on Computational Finance and Business Analytics (CFBA-2024)

IIMT, Bhubaneswar, Date:APRIL 5th-6th, 2024.
Keynote Speaker
Prof. (Dr.) Vadlamani Ravi,
Professor, IDRBT, India

Prof. Dr. Vadlamani Ravi is with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad since April 2005. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Soft Computing from Osmania University, Hyderabad and RWTH Aachen, Germany (2001); MS (Science and Technology) from BITS, Pilani (1991) and M.Sc. (Statistics & Operations Research) from IIT, Bombay (1987). At IDRBT, he was spearheading the Center of Excellence in Analytics (renamed as Centre for AI and ML), first-of-its-kind in India and evangelizes Analytical CRM and Non-CRM related analytics in a big way by conducting customized training programmes for bankers on OCRM & ACRM; Data Warehousing, Data and Text Mining, Big Data Analytics, Fraud Analytics, Risk Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Credit Recovery Analytics, Business Analytics, AI and ML, Explainable AI, Privacy Preserving ML, Adversarial ML, and conducting POC for banks etc.
He has 261 papers to his credit with the break-up of 97 papers in refereed International Journals, 6 papers in refereed National Journals, 113 papers in refereed International Conferences and 3 papers in refereed National Conferences, 27 invited book chapters and 15 papers in arXiv preprint server. His papers appeared in Applied Soft Computing, Soft Computing, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Information Sciences, Journal of Systems and Software, Knowledge Based Systems, Neurocomputing, Neural Computing and Applications, Cluster Computing, IJUFKS, IJCIA, IJAEC, IJDMMM, IJIDS, IJDATS, IJISSS, IJECRM, IJISSC, IJCIR, IJCISIM, IJBIC, JIPS, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Bioinformation, Journal of Services Research etc. He also edited a Book entitled “Advances in Banking Technology and Management: Impacts of ICT and CRM” (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=6995), published by IGI Global, USA, 2007. Handbook of Big Data Analytics which comprises two different volumes which are as follows: (i) Volume 1: Methodologies, https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/books/pc/pbpc037f, ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-064-7, URL:; (ii) Volume 2: Applications in ICT security and business analytics, https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/books /pc/pbpc037g, ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-059-3; published by The institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2021. Some of his research papers are listed in Top 25 Hottest Articles by Elsevier and World Scientific. He has an H-index of 47 and more than 11263 citations for his papers (‪Prof. Vadlamani Ravi – ‪Google Scholar). His profile was among the Top 10% Most Viewed Profiles in LinkedIn in 2012. He figures in the list of Top 2% most cited in the AI & ML field released by Stanford University researchers. He is recognized as a Ph.D. supervisor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai; Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad and Department of Computer Sciences, Berhampur University, Orissa. He is an invited member in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, USA in 2009, 2015. He is also an invited member in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century 2009/2010- published by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, He is an Invited Member of “Top 100 Educators in 2009” published by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. So far, 8 Ph.D. students graduated under his supervision and 2 more are currently working towards Ph.D. So far, he advised more than 70 M.Tech./MCA/M.Sc projects and 50 Summer Interns from various IITs. He currently supervises 2 M.Tech students. He is on the IT Advisory Committee of Canara Bank for their DWH, CRM, and analytics project; IT Advisor for Indian Bank for their DWH and CRM project and Principal Consultant for Bank of India for their CRM project; Expert Committee Member for IRDA for their Business Analytics and Fraud Analytics projects.
He is a referee for 40 International Journals of repute. Moreover, he is an Associate Editor for the “SWARM and Evolutionary Computation Journal from ELSEVIER”; was a Managing Editor of Journal of banking and Financial Technology, IDRBT and Springer since inception in 2019 to 2021. “International Journal of Information Systems in Service Sector” published by IGI Global, USA; “International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies” published by Inderscience, Switzerland; International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences (IJIDS), Inderscience, Switzerland; International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), IGI Global, USA and International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), IGI Global, USA. International Journal of Data Science (IJDS), Inderscience, Switzerland; Editorial Board Member for Book Series in Banking, Inderscience Switzerland, He is on the PC for some International Conferences and chaired many sessions in International Conferences in India and abroad.
His research interests include Fuzzy Computing, Neuro Computing, Soft Computing, Evolutionary Computing, Data Mining, Text Mining, Web Mining, Big Data, Privacy Preserving Data Mining, Global/Multi-Criteria/Combinatorial Optimization, Bankruptcy Prediction, Risk Measurement, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Fraud Analytics, Sentiment Analysis, Social Media Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Explainable AI, Privacy-preserving ML, Adversarial ML, Federated ML, Reinforcement Learning, Churn Prediction in Banks and firms and Asset Liability Management through Optimization. In a career spanning 34.5 years, Dr. Ravi worked in several cross-disciplinary areas such as Financial Engineering, Software Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Medical Entomology, Bioinformatics and Geotechnical Engineering. He won the Best Research Award in IICT in 2000; IDRBT Best Research Award in Mar 2019.

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