Nitaigour Premchand Mahalik, Electronics & Telecom, 1989
Premchand graduated from VSSUT (UCE) in 1989 with a BSc Engineering in Electronics and Telecomm. He started his professional career as an Industry Promotion Officer, Government of Odisha at Sambalpur, and then as Engineer Trainee at SAIL, Rourkela prior to joining as Lecturer at VSSUT, Burla in December 1990. He studied PhD in the De Montfort University, United Kingdom in 1998 and Postdoctoral at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea in 2001 utilizing Overseas Scholarship and Brain Korea-21 Fellowship, respectively. Premchand moved to the USA in 2007, and he is currently working as a tenured Full-Professor in the Department of Industrial Technology, California State University, Fresno, CA. His academic expertise is in the areas of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). He is the author and editor of 5 books and 200 technical articles. For the past 30 years, Premchand has guided more than 500 students at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD levels. Besides advanced Industrial Technology, Premchand’s interests include gardening and music. Premchand currently lives in Clovis CA with his wife Suprava and kids Abhijit and Manjit.
Dilip Panigrahy, Electronics & Telecom, 1993
Dillip has been living in the Bay Area for the last 20 years. He has a small family that includes Lucky, Ayush & his most lovable puppy Gelo. He loves to spend time outdoors like nature walk/hiking during his spare time.
Vinay Sharma, Civil, 1985
Vinay graduated from VSSUT (UCE) in 1985 majoring in Civil Engineering. He worked for two years in Civil construction with Orissa Synthetics Limited, Dhenkanal and Rural Development with Tata Motors, Jamshedpur. Vinay joined the IT Services department with Tata Steel, Jamshedpur in May 1987 as Programmer Analyst. He played a key role in implementation of the first Railway Receipt computerization for the Steel industry. He moved with his family in August 1996 to the USA and worked in IT consulting for Transportation, Automobile, and Insurance industries. Vinay is currently leading the IT engineering team in developing applications for a leading Grocery Retail Industry based in Pleasanton, CA. Vinay has led the Digital, Marketing and Merchandising initiatives and is an active participant in the Asian Network Group. Vinay resides in the San Francisco East Bay Area with his wife, Pratibha and two kids, Bhavna and Viraj.
Priyadarshy DashElectronics & Telecom, 1982
Priyadarshy Dash, graduated from UCE in 1982 majoring in Electronics & Telecom. He is a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Started his career in VLSI Design at Semiconductor Complex Ltd and Space Research at ISRO. Worked for major multinationals Oracle Corp, PriceWaterhouse Coopers , Accenture, Fujitsu Consulting and VISA Corporation. He is now a Principal at a Data and Analytics consulting firm, Prisoft.