Cyber Security for Engineers

May 29, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone


IEEE Technology and Engineering Management (TEM) Chapter, CO-SPONSORED BY  Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG), Boston Chapter

Remote Session (registered participants will be validated & enabled to join via vTools link below).

 Please Register via IEEE Tools

  • IEEE Members – Free
  • TEM Members – Free
  • LMAG Members – Free
  • Non-IEEE Members– Free
  • Prior Registration – Encouraged and will be appreciated


  • 7:00 – 7:05 PM Introduction
  • 7:05 -7:10 PM TEM and LMAG Chair’s announcements
  • 710 – 810 PM Speaker presentations on Cyber Security for Engineers
  • 810 – 825 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A
  • 825 – 830 PM – Final remarks and wrap-up


Navid Mohammad Imran, University of Memphis

Navid Mohammad Imran – University of Memphis

He has successfully developed a real-time machine intelligence system for vehicle navigation and ,   autonomous vehicle control system, global product distribution system, industrial parts distribution system, manufacturing automation control system.  Navid has earned Bachelors and Masters degree in computer science from the University of Memphis at Tennessee.

Areas of research in Computer science are Control Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems, Machine Learning and Software Engineering and Object Oriented Programming

Current: Phd Student at the Computer Science Department, University of Memphis, Tennessee

Publications spans Intelligent Systems, Computer Vision, Logistics, Transportation

Moderator:  Dr. Karthik Ganesan, Program Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions. Dr. Karthik Ganesan is the American Program Director for Business Consulting and Enterprise IT at Cognizant Technology Solutions, a NASDAQ listed, Fortune 500 US corporation. He manages a multimillion dollar portfolio of services for corporate customers, leading globally distributed teams to provide domain knowledge and technical   services.

Dr. Ganesan’s experience spans applying optimization and domain knowledge skills to manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and retail operations in large corporations. As a domain leader, he manages teams spread across the USA, Latin America, Europe and India for delivering business and IT projects. He focuses on solving logistics operations and supply chain management and manufacturing problems faced by his customers. He is responsible for leading the business center in implementing full-life cycle solutions to his customers within competitive, time constrained contractual terms. Prior to taking this industry position, he spent over a decade in graduate level teaching and research in both engineering and business schools. His research work spans, Linear Optimization, Scheduling, Routing, and Migration of Enterprise Applications to Multi-core Cloud He is an IEEE senior member, inducted into HKN Eta Kappa Nu professional board and mentors grad students.

Technical Activities Board: Ananda Chakravarty is Vice President for IDC   Retail Insights, responsible for the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Analytics Strategies practice. Mr. Chakravarty’s core research covers in-store and digital retail merchandising, digital tools, artificial intelligence, intelligent store operations, retail marketing, and retail media. It includes application of data and data analytics for retail including pricing, tech, and decision making. Ananda builds actionable strategic research focused on retail business merchandising and marketing.

For over 25 years, Ananda has served across the retail spectrum in strategic roles. He drove retail product management at Staplesand Talbots, served as an executive at top retail technology vendors such as Oracle Retail and Diebold Nixdorf, and influenced the retail industry as a former analyst at an IDC competitor. Mr. Chakravarty started his digital career with digital business pioneer, and drove innovation at The Hartford.

Co-Organizer Lori Jeromin is currently chair of the LMAG, Boston Chapter. Lori’s research works has received enormous amounts of scholarly citations and reads, including High-data-rate error correcting coding. She received a B.S. in Mathematics from Bucknell University, and an S.M. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory since 1978, working on optical and RF spread spectrum MILSATCOM.

Registrations:   To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until 6pm before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register by sending an email to Karthik at and Lori

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management (TEM)

Society, Boston Chapter

National: The Engineering Management Society (EMS) was founded in 1951, becoming the Technology Management Council (TMC) in 2007. In 2015 we transitioned to the Technology and Engineering Management Society, (TEMS). The Boston TEMS Chapter has been technically approved by Section and awaiting approval of IEEE HQ.

Vision, Mission, Values at


Boston TEMS Chapter: Technology and Engineering Management (TEM) Society, Boston Chapter is for Engineering Managers and Executives from Engineering, Science and Technology based companies. All those aspiring to become proficient and powerful Leaders are welcome. We aim is to provide knowledge to make strategic and critical decisions. We draw upon real-life scenarios from across the spectrum of engineering specialties. Our meetings will serve those looking to Manage Engineering Programs, Projects and Technologies. You can learn from leaders, get mentored by experts, share experiences and network with accomplished professionals.

 Leadership is an action, not simply a position. The IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC), a Joint Committee of IEEE and the IEEE Foundation, provides leadership and support to Life Members (including future Life members) in all activities regarding IEEE. The LMC is also responsible for the administration of the Life Members Fund in support of activities that are of professional concern and interest to Life Members.

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