Invited Speaker
Prof. D. P. Kothari

Prof. D. P. Kothari

FNAE, FNASc, FNAE, FIE(I), Fellow-IEEE, Hon Fellow – ISTE, FIETE
Director Research, S B Jain Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Nagpur, India
Speech Title: Optimization and Artitical Intelligence Techniques

Abstract: This presentation deals with Optimization and AI techniques.

Optimization started with second world war. First technique was Linear Programming by Dantzig followed by Bellman's Dynamic Programming in 1950.1956 gave Pontragin 's maximum principle. 1963 Nonlinear Programming and Gradient Techniques. Other techniques developed were Quadratic Programming, Geometric Programming Search Techniques Chance constrained Programming and Stochastic Programming. AI techniques started with Expert systems, ANN, NLP, PSO, Fuzzy logic given by Zadeh in 1964.Ant technic Genetic Algorithm Hybrid techniques. The problems solved are Economic Dispatch, Emission dispatch, Unit commitment Security analysis Load Forecasting .Goal Programming and meta game theory also developed. My book D P Kothari and J S Dhillon , Power system optimization " 2ed Prentice Hall of India New Delhi 2011 and DP Kothari and IJ Nagrath. MODERN POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS " 3ED MCGRAW HILL NEW YORK 2006 with Spanish translation published in Mexico can be referred to.

Biography: Dr. D. P. Kothari obtained his BE (Electrical) in 1967, ME (Power Systems) in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1975 from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan. From 1969 to 1977, he was involved in teaching and development of several courses at BITS Pilani. Earlier Dr. Kothari served as Vice Chancellor, VIT, Vellore, Director in-charge and Deputy Director (Administration) as well as Head in the Centre of Energy Studies at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and as Principal, VRCE, Nagpur. He was visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, during 1982-83 and 1989, for two years. He was also NSF Fellow at Perdue University, USA in 1992. He also taught at Melbourne University Australia for one semester in 1989.

Academic Background
1. Director research, S.B. Jain Institute of Technology, Management & Research, Nagpur-Present
2. Hon Adjunct Professor, VNIT, Nagpur Jan 2019 till Jan 2020.
3. Director Research , SBJIMT , Nagpur , Oct 2016 till Dec 2018.
4. DirectorResearch,GaikwadPatilGroupOfInstitutions,Oct2014–Sept2016
5. Director Research ,Wainganga College of Engineering Nagpur, April 2014 – Oct2014
6. Director Research, MVSR Engineering College, Hyderabad, June 2013 – April2014.
7. DirectorGeneral,JBIT,Hyderabad,Oct2012–May2013
8. DirectorGeneral,RaisoniGroupOfInstitutions,Nagpur,Jan2012–Sept2012
9. DirectorGeneral,VGIT,Indore,Jan2011toDec2011.
10. ViceChancellorAdvisortoChancellor,V.I.TUniversity,Vellore,2007-2010.
11. Director I/c, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi since 7th April to 31st October2005.
12. Dy.Director(Admn.),IITDelhi2003–2006


Dr. Kothari, who is a recipient of the most Active Researcher Award, has published and presented 830 research papers in various national as well as international journals, conferences, guided 56 Ph.D scholars and 68 M. Tech students, and authored 72 books in various allied areas. He has delivered several keynote addresses, 100 plus Webinars and invited lectures at both national and international conferences. He has also delivered 42 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 1,00,000 hits!

Dr. Kothari is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), Fellow IEEE, Hon. Fellow ISTE and Fellow IETE.

Having received 81 awards till now, his many awards include the National Khosla Award for Lifetime Achievements in Engineering (2005) from IIT, Roorkee. The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India has bestowed the UGC National Swami Pranavandana Saraswati Award (2005) in the field of education for his outstanding scholarly contributions. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) conferred by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution to the areas of educational planning and administration. Recently he received Excellent Academic Award at IIT Guwahati by NPSC-2014. He has received 6 Life Time Achievement awards by various agencies on 19th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 20TH March and 25th March 2016, respectively. On 20th April 2016 he received ‘Living Legend’ Award in Chennai Conference.
Recently received Malviya Award for Excellence in Power System at IIT Gandhinagar on 17th Dec 2020.

Dr Kothari is also distinguished Emeritus professor and adjunct professor at several institutes such as Charusat University, Gujrat and Wainganga College of Engineering Nagpur. Currently Dr. Kothari is with S.B Jain Institute of Management , Research and Technology, Nagpur serving as Director Research and Professor, .He is also chairman board of governors of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology ,Tehri and Visiting Professor at Wainganga college of engineering Nagpur.

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