BITS Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is an all India Institute for higher education and currently declared as one of the indian institutes of eminence by the government of India. It has campuses in India (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad) and abroad (Dubai). Its vision is commitment to transparency and equal opportunity for all. The mission of BITS Pilani is to advance knowledge and educate students in science and technology and other area of scholarship that best serves the nation.


Computational Modeling and Simulation: Recent Innovations, Challenges & Perspectives

The world has been fighting an invisible enemy in the form of Covid-19 and the uncertainty about the future necessitates the need for strengthening our scientific research so as to enable the society to safeguard its educational system and economy in a planned and strategic manner. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India has embraced this challenge by taking an initiative to organize an international global meet on ‘Computational Modeling and Simulation: Recent Innovations, Challenges & Perspectives’ during Oct 16 – Nov 07, 2020. Computational modelling and simulation have become the promising approach for studying the behavior of physical and complex engineering, enterprise information, agricultural and water resources, biological and communication systems before deployment in a real setting. Mathematical and computational studies are very much interesting in the sense of improving the understanding of experimental results for which experiments are intractable.

Simulation of large complex dynamic systems can be processed in an efficient manner using advanced computational analysis. The primary goal of the webinar is to strengthen University’s preeminence in computational modeling and simulation by catalyzing the transformative use of innovative developments in a wide range of disciplines to achieve lasting societal impact. This is one of many steps to build collaboration with academic institutes across the globe by building a network for academicians and research scientists, allowing them to share their research contributions to the modelling and simulation driven by computational technology, thereby nurturing the future generations to become the next generation academic leaders in the field of emergent computational systems.


  • Collaboration: Develop academic, industry, government and community partnerships in mathematical & computational modeling and simulations at global platform
  • Developing community: Build a world-class inter-disciplinary computational modeling and simulation community at BITS-Pilani.
  • Research exchange: Catalyze, coordinate and share sustainable, multi-disciplinary research among universities through mutual publications, projects
  • Promote education: Developing forums to educate the next generation of computational modeling and simulation workforce, research leaders and citizens.
  • Accomplishments: To provide a platform where BITS faculty and experts from other universities can share their accomplishments in developing advanced computational techniques
  • Translation: Using outcomes of the webinar to support the application of computational modeling into meaningful products, services, and policies, towards a better data-enabled society of tomorrow.


Seeks original contributions in all relevant areas, including but not limited to the following themes

  • Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Biology and Chemistry
  • Computation in Optimization and Control.
  • High-Performance Computation/Cloud Computing Applications
  • Modeling Approaches to Enterprise Systems and Services
  • Risk Management for Critical Infrastructures

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Indian Standard Time)

Dates Oct. 16 - Nov. 7, 2020
Four invited speakers will be presenting each Friday and Saturday.
MORNING SESSION: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Oct 16, starts at 9:00 AM)

OCT 16, FRIDAY    

9:00 AM - Prof. Abhyuday Mandal
10:00 AM - Prof. K. S. Raju
6:00 PM - Dr. Rajesh Kumar
6:30 PM - Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas
7:00 PM - Prof. P.P. Mujumdar

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis, Environmental Modeling

10:00 AM - Prof. Alexander Golberg
11:00 AM - Prof. Shamik Chakraborty
6:00 PM - Prof. Joe Magner
7:00 PM - Dr. Vikranth Kumar Surasani
7:30 PM - Dr. Pardha Saradhi
7:30 PM - Dr. Vaibhav Joshi

Modeling approaches to enterprise systems and services

10:00 AM - Prof. Manoj Tiwari
11:00 AM - Prof. Mukesh Kumar

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis- Finite Element Analysis, Dependability and Security

6:00 PM - Prof. Sashikumaar Ganesan
7:00 PM - Prof. Marielle Stoelinga

High-Performance Computation/Cloud Computing Applications

10:00 AM - Prof. Biplab Sikdar
11:00 AM - Dr. Vinay Chamola

Computational Biology and Chemistry-Computational Biology

6:00 PM - Prof. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
7:00 PM - Dr. Eldhose lype

Computational Biology and Chemistry-Computational Biology

10:00 AM - TBD
11:00 AM - Dr. Mainak Dutta
11:30 AM - Prof. Sumitra K
6:00 PM - Prof. Youcef Mammeri
7:00 PM - Prof. Gautam Menon

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis- Computational Mechanics

10:00 AM - Prof. Murali Damodaran
11:00 AM - Dr. Vikranth Kumar Surasani
11:30 AM - Dr. Pardha Saradhi

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis

6: 00 PM - Prof. Michael Grinfeld
7:00 PM - Prof. Srinivas Sriramula, Dr. Sadik Omariey

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis- Computational Mechanics

10:00 AM - Prof. Richard Sandberg
11:00 AM - Prof. Zhang Yong Wei
Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Analysis

6:00 PM - Prof. Olaf Deutschmann
7:00 PM - Prof. Vinod M Janardhan

Computational Biology and Chemistry-Medicinal Chemistry

10:00 AM - Prof. Krishnan Balasubramanian
11:00 AM - Prof.V. Ravichandran
6:00 PM - Prof. Robert J. Doerksen
7: 00 PM - Dr. Bikash Debnath


Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya
Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani
Prof. Sudhirkumar Barai
Director, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Prof R N Saha
Director, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus
Prof. Raghurama G
Director, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
Prof. G Sundar
Director, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Prof. Dalip Kumar

Prof. Bivudutta Mishra

Prof. Rajesh Mehrotra

Prof. K Kumar

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas

Dr. Snehanshu Saha

Dr. Vikranth Kumar Surasani

Dr. Mainak Dutta