MIR Labs - Industrial Collaborations


MIR Labs has close tie ups with several industries and scientific consultants around the globe.  Some of them are listed below.


  Belur Dasarathy
IEEE Fellow
Independent Consultant, USA

Belur Dasarathy is an independent consultant targeting needs of multiple defense and commercial industries in the areas of multi-sensor multi-source information fusion, target discrimination and recognition, pattern recognition, image analysis and other related topics, for the design and development of automated intelligent decision systems arising in a variety of strategic/tactical defense-related problems as well as other commercial/ civilian applications.  His professional affiliations over the past 3 decades include Dynetics (as Distinguished Scientist/Senior Principal Engineer), Intergraph Corporation (as Senior Technical Manager/Senior System Consultant), Computer Sciences Corporation (as Computer Scientist) Indian Institute of Science (as Assistant Professor), Southern Methodist University (as Visiting Professor), Univ. of Alabama (as Adjunct Professor).

He is the founding (an entrepreneurial accomplishment funded by Elsevier) and current Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Information Fusion, published by Elsevier, the very first journal dedicated to this evolving field. He was one of the key founding members of the board of directors of the International Society on Information Fusion (ISIF) and served in that capacity for a couple of years afterwards.    He has been the editor of several special issues on sensor fusion in Optical Engineering Journal. He was the guest editor of Optical Engineering for three special sections on Sensor Fusion.  He has continually been the organizer and chairman of the annual SPIE Conferences on Sensor Fusion since 1997 and on data mining, intrusion detection, and network security since 1999.

Dr. Dasarathy has over 175 publications and is the author of three IEEE Computer Society Press books: Decision Fusion, Nearest Neighbor (NN) Norms: NN Pattern Classification Techniques, and Image Data Compression: Block Truncation Coding.  He has been the keynote/invited speaker at many international conferences across the globe. Dr. Dasarathy was the 1997 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 1996 IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Engineer. His biographical citations include:  "WHO' WHO" in Computer Graphics," Marquis, 1984; "Personalities of the South," American Biographical Institute, 1986; "Who's Who in Technology Today," Dick Publishing, 5th Edition.; “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,? 22nd Edition, 1991.; “The Official Registry of the Who?Who of American Business Leaders,?1991 Edition, and most recently International Who’s Who in Information Technology, 1999.




Anuradha Acharya

CEO,Oximum Biosolution.USA
Gene Logic,India,USA

Anu Acharya is the founder and CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions, a Global Genomics outsourcing partner for discovery, development and diagnostics. The company was founded in the year 2000 and has completed 3 international acquisitions, Gene Logic Genomics from Maryland, USA in the year 2007, Isogen Life Sciences from The Netherlands in 2006 and the GD business of MWG Biotech of Germany in 2005. Ocimum today has 2000 customers worldwide and operates under 3 main business units of BioIT, BioMolecules and Bioresearch. Ocimum recently raised capital from Kubera Cross Border Fund (KUBC) for an equity investment of up to US$17 million (including the pro rata investment by affiliates of Kubera Partners, LLC, the Investment Manager of KUBC). Ocimum was previously financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private Equity arm of the World Bank.

Prior to founding Ocimum Biosolutions, Ms. Acharya has had rich experience in the Telecom, IT and entrepreneurship arenas. She worked for a startup in the telecommunications space called Mantiss Information and a consulting firm called SEI Information where she helped create a social networking site for entrepreneurs. Her experience is backed by education at premier institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India (IIT) and University of Illinois where she has two Post Graduate degrees in Physics and MIS.

She is a regular in technology forums and round tables and one of the well known first generation entrepreneurs in the Indian life-sciences space. She was named by Red Herring Magazine to the list of "25 Tech Titans under 35" in 2006. Ocimum has received several awards including "Fastest Growing Life Sciences Company in India", Red Herring Asia 100, "IT Innovation Award" by NASSCOM and has been named to the Deloitte list of Fastest Growing companies in Asia, three years in a row.

1 Rajen Bhatt
Dr. Rajen Bhatt has obtained his Ph.D. from the IIT Delhi in 2005. Since then he is working as a Chief Engineer at Samsung India R&D Center in Noida, India. He has published several research papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has several patents to his credits with Indian and US patent office. He is also collaborative researcher of Computational Intelligence Research lab at University of Manitoba, Canada. His current research interests are Pattern recognition, Computer vision, Recommender systems, and Soft Computing. He also holds expertise over innovation and management of Intellectual Property. He holds an expertise over industry standard R&D project management and rapid deployment of research results to consumer products. During his tenure in Samsung he has worked on numerous R&D projects leading from research to product development. His novel concept of fuzzy recommender system has received the Samsung Best Paper Award for 2008.

Robert Johnson
Cimcor Inc.


Robert E. Johnson, III is the President/CEO of Cimcor, Inc. Cimcor is a software development firm that develops unique security software solutions.

Robert is actively involved in a variety of projects in the technology community. He sits on the board for the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, Founder of Velocityware.Com, and a variety of other technology related initiatives.

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana, Cimcor continues to build a strong reputation for innovative Information Technology integrity solutions. Since its founding, Cimcor has gained nationwide recognition for its software security and data integrity products. Cimcor was one of the first software companies to develop a data integrity product for Y2K called PLC Scan2000. This product automatically assessed the status of software for industrial computer systems to determine if they were Y2K ready in a fraction of the time it took to do it manually.

Today, Cimcor’s ground breaking software CimTrak allows computer servers and network devices to “self-heal?in the case of any unauthorized change. Unmatched in its ability to protect critical IT assets, CimTrak is essential real-time integrity for any IT organization. All Cimcor personnel are dedicated and focused on providing our customers the richest experience doing business with us. From our accessible executives to our veteran software engineers and from our professional sales force to our knowledgeable support staff, we are devoted to the highest standards in order to ensure our customers receive the products and services necessary to ensure continued success.

    Peep Küngas

    CEO - SOA Trader Ltd.


Dr. Peep Küngas received PhD in Information and Intelligence Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway in August 2006. MSc and BSc in Computer and Systems Engineering were acquired from Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia respectively in 2002 and 2000. Peep has expert knowledge and experience in services ecosystems, the Semantic Web, formal methods, automated theorem proving, knowledge engineering, automated Web services annotation and orchestration, machine learning and intelligent distributed systems. Dr. Peep Küngas has served as a Program Committee member and reviewer of several scientific forums. Additionally he has published over 40 scientific peer-reviewed and more than 20 popular scientific papers. Since 2007 Peep Küngas serves as CEO of SOA Trader, Ltd., which consults Estonian public sector in forming e-services development strategies and develops national semantic interoperability and Web interoperability frameworks. Moreover, under Peep's leadership, SOA Trader has developed a set of knowledge discovery and engineering tools for effective discovery, analysis and exploitation of information system components in large information systems.

Shiguo Lian

France Telecom R&D Beijing
2 Science Institute South Road, Haidian District Beijing, 100080,

Shiguo Lian got his Ph.D. from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in July 2005. He was a research assistant in City University of Hong Kong in 2004. Since July 2005, he has been a Research Scientist with France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs) Beijing. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 refereed international journal and conference papers covering topics of intelligent computing and security, including chaos based cryptography, neural network based information security, multimedia analysis and security, network security, ubiquitous computing and intelligent services. He has contributed 15 chapters to books and held 14 filed patents. He is the author of the book "Multimedia Content Encryption: Techniques and Applications" (CRC Press, 2008), editor of "Multimedia Communication Security: Recent Advances" (Nova Sciences Publisher, 2009), and co-editor of "Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution" (IGI Global, 2009), "Intelligent Computing Based on Chaos" (Springer, 2009) and "Intelligent Multimedia Analysis for Security Applications" (Springer, 2009). He got the Nomination Prize of "Innovation Prize 2006 in France Telecom", and he got "Top 100 Doctorate Dissertation in Jiangsu Province in 2005? He is a member of Chinese Image and Graphics Association, IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (TC NCAS), IEEE ComSoc Communications & Information Security Technical Committee (CIS TC), Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), and IEEE Computer Society's TC on Security and Privacy. He is on the editor board of International Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI), International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (IJMUE), and International Journal of Security and Its Applications (IJSIA). He is the guest editor of International Journal of Neural Network World, Applied Soft Computing, Telecommunication Systems, Soft Computing, Security and Communication Network, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Informatica, and Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing (AutoSoft). He is in the organization committee of  MINES2009, MobiSec 2009, SEPS 2009 and MUSIC'08, and also the Technical Committee member of some refereed conferences or workshops, including IEEE ICC2009 CSWS Symposium, IEEE ICC2008 CSS Symposium, IEEE GLOBECOM2008 CCNS Symposium, MoMM'2008, IPMC'08, UIC-08, CASNET 2008, SAM'08 and SecPri_WiMob 2008, etc. He is also the reviewer of some refereed international journals and conferences.


Dickson Lukose
Chief Data Scientist,
GCS Agile Pty. Ltd.
198-202 Queensberry Street

Carlton, VIC 3053


Dr. Dickson Lukose is the Chief Data Scientist at GCS Agile Pty. Ltd. (Australia). With over 25 years of experience in professional services, applied research and development of Intelligence Systems, Dr. Lukose now leads a team of Artificial Intelligence Scientist and Data Scientist doing Big Data Analytics. Prior to joining GCS Agile, Dr Lukose was the Senior Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab in MIMOS Berhad (Malaysia) responsible for developing Artificial Intelligence technology for Big Data Analytics. He worked as a Senior Knowledge Engineer with Brightware Inc. (USA), and as Principal Knowledge Engineer with MindBox Inc.(USA), where he has been engaged in architecture and developing complex intelligent systems for the Financial Services and Utilities Industry. During his tenure with Brightware and Mindbox, he has worked with leading financial institutions in UK, USA and South Korea. Dr. Lukose holds a B.Sc. (Hons), and PhD from Deakin University (Australia), and Post-Doctorate Research as a Leverhulme Fellow at Loughborough University of Technology (UK). He has carried out teaching and research in Artificial Intelligence at Deakin University (Australia), Loughborough University of Technology (UK), University of Calgary (Canada) and University of New England (Australia). Currently, holding the Adjunct Professor position at Griffith University (Australia)

Jan de Meer
Chief Scientist
Smartspacelab.eu GmbH, Germany


Jan graduated from Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, and from Theoretical Computer Sciences from Technical University Berlin, both located in Germany. Funny enough, he also hold a Deep-Sea Sailor Diploma from the Deep Sea Sailor School Lübeck, Germany, and  is a honorary speaker of the German Society of Informatics, GI Regional Group Berlin.

He is a national delegate to the IT Security Standardization Group DIN NIA27 respectively ISO/IEC SC27 and a professional member of ACM, IEEE, GI (German Association on Informatics), IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) and ASQF (Association on Software & System Quality and Certification) on Formal Testing etc. On lecturing, he is undertaking University and Business courses and publications on Networking, Formal Evaluation Tools, System Engineering, Safety and Security Technology, Multipurpose Chip Card Technology at several Universities, currently such as TFH Berlin, Online University Brandenburg, the private OTA University on Business Berlin, Smart University at Sophia Antipolis etc.

He has chaired international conferences and is a member of programme committees on issues of Safety & Security Quality of Service, Open Distributed Processing, Middleware, Protocol Testing Systems, Formal Methods etc. Furthermore, he was able to combine scientific career with an industrial career, which opened the doors to technology transfer activities by supporting partners from industry, SME and academia.

In Cooperation with leading scientists from Information Technology (University of Montreal), Physics (IHP Frankfurt/Oder) and Economy (ZAB/IRC Frankfurt/Oder) from Brandenburg Technical University, he launched in summer 2007 the Scientific Technology Enterprise smartspacelab.eu GmbH aiming at smart communication and sensing technology spread over business environments, i.e. the smartspace?

Amy Neustein
Linguistic Technology Systems

Amy Neustein, Ph.D. is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Speech Technology (Springer Verlag). She is Founder and CEO of Linguistic Technology Systems, a NJ-based think tank for intelligent design of advanced Natural Language Understanding software to improve human response in critical systems, such as monitoring recorded conversations of terror suspects and of patient¡¯s calls to medical hotlines. Neustein is a graduate of Boston University (1981) where she received her Ph.D. in sociology; her specialty area is Conversation Analysis. She has published a number of scholarly articles, chapters and books and is the recipient of a pro Humanitate Literary Award. She serves on the visiting faculty of the National Judicial College and as a moderator and panelist at academic and industry conferences in speech recognition and natural language processing. She has also established a high profile in the mass media as a reformer of socio-legal and religious institutions, and has made appearances on ABC Nightline, CNN, Voice of America, National Public Radio, and has been quoted in the Associated Press and the New York Times.??


Dominik Slezak
Chief Scientist
Infobright Inc., Canada


Dominik Slezak received his PhD in Computer Science in 2002 from Warsaw University, Poland. In an instructional capacity he has successfully supervised more than 10 graduate students in Canada and Poland. He has pursued academic collaborations with Warsaw University, University of Regina, and the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology. Currently, he is working as chief scientist for Infobright Inc.

Dominik serves as an associate editor and reviewer for a number of international scientific journals, and chair of several international scientific conferences. He has published over 50 pier-reviewed papers for books, journals, and conference proceedings. He has delivered a number of invited talks in Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, South Korea, Poland, and the United Kingdom. His research interests are related mainly to rough sets, data warehousing, data mining, KDD, bioinformatics, as well as medical and multimedia data analysis.

Mohamed Chawki
International Association of Cybercrime Prevention
(AILCC), Egypt
http:// www.cybercrime-fr.org

Dr. Mohamed Chawki holds an LL.M from Cairo University, Egypt; and a (Ph.D.) in Law from the University of Lyon III in France (2006) , for a dissertation on  French, British and American Cybercime Legal Systems. He is a Senior Judge at the Council of State, Egypt (d¨¦tach¨¦ aupr¨¨s du Minist¨¨re de la Culture) and the Founder Chairman of the International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC) in Paris. An association of international IT experts and legal scholars specializing in Cyber law, privacy and security. He is also the Founder and Co- Director of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP).

Judge Chawki is a Post - doc researcher at the University of Aix-Marseille III where he conducts research in criminal law. He also works as a Senior Legal Counselor to the Minister of Military Production in Egypt, where he drafts legal opinions on various topics related to Information Technology.

Dr. Chawki has served as a legal consultant to the Chairman of The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) where he has handled matters involving issues of public, private, and Egyptian capital market laws and is a former Legal Counselor to the Chairman of Capital Market Authority (CMA) in Egypt. In 2008 Dr. Chawki was appointed by the EU to serve on the Expert group charged with implementing the project ¡°Fisc Financial Component 3¡± in the Egyptian Capital Market Authority.

Judge Dr. Chawki has an extensive knowledge of High Tec criminality, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, including countermeasures and prevention. As a part of his research he carried out an internship at Interpol¡¯s Financial and High Tec Crime Unit. He also used to conduct legal analysis for the Organisation of CyberAngels in NYC and advice cybercrime victims on various issues related to countermeasures and prevention. Doctor Chawki is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom (FRSA); a member of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program (ISPAC); a member of the European Society of Criminal Law; director of the legal program at CEDEJ (MAEE / CNRS) ; a board member of Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC) ; and serves as a leading cybercrime expert in a number of international organisations.

On a different note, Judge Chawki holds a number of visiting posts in Egypt and abroad where he teaches Commercial Law, Cyberlaw, Introduction to French Law, Business Law and Culture Interaction.

He is a prolific author publishing articles in American, British and French academic journals on a variety of legal topics. As well as being the author of two books in French entitled (Combattre la cybercriminalit¨¦) and  (La traite des ¨ºtres humains ¨¤ l¡¯¨¨re num¨¦rique)". M. Chawki is a regular speaker at major conferences where he has delivered over 50 conference papers and/or presentations at national and international conferences on on Cybercrime, Investment Fraud, E-government, Human Trafficking, Digital Evidence and Cyberterrorism. He has also organized very successful international legal conferences on cyberlaw , bringing in scholars, policy officials and members of both the industry and academic community to craft new policies and disseminate scholarly researches.
Judge Chawki holds over twenty-five international and national prizes for his academic achievement and was honored in 1996 by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt; rewarded by the Medal of Excellence in 1998 (Egypt); the International Prize Claire-L'Heureux-Dub¨¦ (Canada) in 2006; and the Medal of Merit from Brasil in 2009 for the efforts provided to Brazilian government in drafting a new cybercrime law.

TOVEK, spol. s r.o.
Prague, Czech Republic

Tovek is a private software company established in 1993 focused on developing solutions for intelligent information retrieval, visual information analysis and subject centric (meaning based) information organization. Tovek’s main customers in public sector area are intelligence and security services and law enforcement organizations.   Tovek’s main customers in private sector are organizations developing their competitive intelligence, fraud investigation and knowledge management capabilities. Tovek’s knowledge and expertise stems from long term partnership with market leaders in the domain (www.autonomy.com www.i2group.com ) and  from cooperation with professional associations  (www.scip.org), universities (www.vse.cz ,  www.cvut.cz  ,  www.unob.cz,  www.vsb.cz), and research and standardization communities (www.TopicMaps.org).


Miroslav Nečas, Project Manager

Miroslav received PhD in System Engineering at Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Management. Before he joined Tovek (2006) as Project Manager, Miroslav led Analysis and IT departments in the marketing company Formica. His main area of interest and expertise are knowledge-based systems.


Tomáš Vejlupek, President and Founder of TOVEK

Tomáš graduated from the Czech Technical University, Electro-technical Faculty. His main area of interest and expertise is competitive intelligence and decision support information systems .  His professional expertise stems from positions in Tovek (business development and solution architect),  IT company Syscom (IT project management), Czech Airlines (audiovisual computer based training) and the Czech Air Navigation Services (SW development and programming).






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