India Future Society

Our Team

Core Members & Initiators
Avinash Singh

Avinash K Singh

 

 

 

 

 

Avinash K Singh is independent researcher and working toward Advance HCI  Technologies like Brain Computer Interface. He is an founder of  India Future Society and Longevity Alliance India.

He is also working as Advisor, Researcher and Engineer for other organization and Institutes in India, USA  &  Europe. He has completed his MS  in Software Systems and specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing and Machine Learning.

Other interest includes exploring the truth behind Indian Ancient Science.

Siddhartha Verma

Siddhartha Verma

 

 

 

 

 

Siddartha Verma is a MS student at School of Physics, The University of Western Australia (2011-2013) and has completed his Bachelors in Technology degree in Instrumentation from CUSAT, India (2006-2010). He has been a Visiting Researcher at Stanford in Gravity Probe-B experiment for three months in 2010.

Apart from that, he has summer project experience from places like Indian Institute of Astrophysics (2008), UWA (2010) and has also been a Winter School Student for an Astroparticle course conducted by TIFR and Bose Institute (2010). In summer 2009 he was selected as a Vacation Student’s Programme student in IUCAA, Pune.

Website which features his work:

Gravity Wave research group
School of Physics current Postgraduate student profile’s

Team Members
Thomas Damberger

Thomas Damberger

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Damberger, Ph.D., is postdoctoral research associate at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany). He studied pedagogy and philosophy and completed his doctorate with a critical work about pedagogical and technological improvement of humans. His main fields of research are the philosophy (and theory) of education, human enhancement, emerging technologies, transhumanism and digital media.

Vivek Anand

Vivek Anand

 

 

 

 

 

Vivek Anand is a serial entrepreneur and guest speaker from Hyderabad, India. He is co-founder of the Hyderabad Entrepreneurs Society (HES) which works as platform for entrepreneurship and enterprise development in India. He is currently serving as CEO at Arike Electric.
He has worn many hats in his short career – researcher, entrepreneur, business strategist, clean-tech evangelist, anti-corruption activist, motivational speaker. He is an alumni of the National Institute of Technology (Calicut) and was a research associate at XLRI where he worked on the SSA project of the Govt. of India.

Vivek has previously done research in BCI (Brain Computer Interface), video retargeting, wireless sensor networks, rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. He is also an Intel Research Scholar.

His speaks on entrepreneurship, clean energy and technology and encourages research around the H+ movement. He likes to meet new people and collaborate on projects.

Manoj Surya

Manoj Surya

 

 

 

 

 

Manoj Surya is a Tech Trainer (Windows 8, Windows phone), He loves to train students in these technologies and love to see the apps they make after the class. He is also Co-Founder of Metro Labs.

He loves to travel and meet a lot of people, He is also obsessed with Startups & Startup Events. He started a community called “Startup Talks” in Hyderabad where Startup Founder share their experience , products, learn and collaborate.

Sayane Shome

Sayane Shome

 

 

 

 

 

Sayane Shome is an undergraduate engineering student pursuing majors in bioinformatics from VIT,Vellore. She is passionate about learning new things and acquiring knowledge.She aspires to be a researcher who is instrumental in working on bringing new technologies for upliftment of mankind, while taking care of preserving environment and nature to its original best. Her area of interest includes systems biology, neuro-informatics and structural bioinformatics.

She is the president of Regional Student Group India, affiliated by ISCB Student Council which works for promoting networking amongst the student community of computational biologists in India.

She loves writing, sketching as her pastime.

Shahnawaz Alam

Shahnawaz Alam

 

 

 

 

 

Shahnawaz Alam is researcher at Tata Consultancy Services R&D Lab. He is the co-founder of Alfs Studio, a game dev studio, and specializes in game programming and mobile app development (Frontend and Backend). He has core interests in Game Programming/Designing, AI in games, Human Computer Interaction and, Image & Signal processing. And in addition to these, he loves reading and knowing “tech how”.

Zoama Hassan.

Zoama Hassan.

 

 

 

 

 

Zoama Hassan has acquired her Bachelors in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Techno India College of Technology, Kolkata. She is Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) and is into Windows app development and J2EE based web development. She speaks on technical topics and likes playing chess, designing, swimming, and organizing technical events.

Kush Kumar

Kush Kumar

 

 

 

 

 

Kush Kumar has completed his Bachelors of Technology degree in Instrumentation from CUSAT and has more than four year of Industrial experience as Engineer. He is currently working as Business Analyst for Tata Consultancy Services, Philippines.

Sangeeta Patra

Sangeeta Patra

 

 

 

 

 

Sangeeta Patra is a management student at Goa Institute of Management. She has more than three year of experience in technology and worked with Tata Consultancy Service, Goa  as Technical Architect.

Advisory Board Member ( Alphabetical Order )
Aubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for and founded SENS Research Foundation. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.

Elena Milova

Elena Milova

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Milova is Project Coordinator in Russian Transhumanist Movement , a non-profit civil organization, which supports promising trends in science, technology and medicine, attracts attention of government and society to the benefits of transhuman world view and concerns of humans’ future evolution.
Elena is developing RTM intelligence training center “Way of Upgrade”, is coaching RTM activists to speed up their mental progress. She received her diploma of psychologist in 2011 in Russian New University (ROSNOU), and before that she has completed her study of psychodrama and business trainings in Saint-Petersbourg State University.
Fields of personal interest – scientific methods of fast personal changes, social engineering, colonization of Mars.

Ilia Stambler

Ilia Stambler

 

 

 

 

 

Ilia Stambler is a researcher at the Department of Science, Technology and Society of Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He worked as a scientific writer at the Biophysical Schottenstein Center for the Research and Technology of the Cellome, Bar-Ilan University. He studied biomedical engineering in Moscow Polytechnical Institute, biology at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and has an MA in English literature from Bar-Ilan University. Ilia received his PhD degree at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, at Bar-Ilan University. His thesis subject, and his main interest, is the History of Life-extensionism in the 20th Century.

He is a longevity activist and coordinator at the International Longevity Alliance

James Hughes

James Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

James Hughes Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future , and is working on a second book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha. Since 1999 he has produced a syndicated weekly radio program, Changesurfer Radio.

He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Humanity+, the Neuroethics Society, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the Working Group on Ethics and Technology at Yale University.

Dr. Hughes speaks on medical ethics, health care policy and future studies worldwide.

Dr. Kim Solez

Dr. Kim Solez

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Solez, MD is Professor of Pathology at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Canada. He created the Banff Classification, the worldwide standard for interpretation of solid organ transplant biopsies and directs the meetings every two years that update and refine that classification. He directs the UofA’s global health program in Nepal. For over 22 years he has been using new technologies to create consensus in medicine, and since 2011 has been teaching a unique multidisciplinary course on “Technology and the Future of Medicine” LABMP 590.

http://www.www.singularitycourse.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/kimsolez

Natasha Vita-More

Natasha Vita-More

 

 

 

 

 

Natasha Vita-More, PhD, is a frequent guest speaker on topics concerning the future and technology. She is founder of esDESIGN and best known for creating the first future human prototype “Primo Posthuman”. Her writings have been published in numerous books, she has appeared in more than twenty-four televised documentaries, and featured in magazines including The New York Times, Wired, Village Voice, Flaunt, Harper’s Bazaar, U.S. News & World Report, Net Business, and Teleopolis. Natasha is a Fellow at Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Fellow at Hybrid Reality Institute, Track Advisor to the Singularity University, and on the Scientific Board of Lifeboat Foundation. She was formerly president of Extropy Institute from 2002-2005. As a bit of history, Natasha authored the “Transhuman Manifesto” (1983), Create/Recreate: the 3rd Millennial Culture (cybernetic culture and the future of humanism and the arts and sciences). In the early 1990s, she produced and hosted the transhumanist TV show “Transcentury UPdate” and she is the host and producer of H+TV.

Dr. Raghuraj Singh

Dr. Raghuraj Singh

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Raghuraj Singh is a Professor in CSE Department, HBTI, Kanpur. He completed his B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur in 1990 and MS in Software Systems from BITS Pilani in 1997. He received his Ph. D. from GBTU Lucknow in 2006. He has teaching and administrative experience of approx. 23 years. He has published more than 50 research papers in International and national journals of repute. He has undertaken several Govt. Projects. His interest areas include Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Project Management etc.

Vivek Gupta

Vivek Gupta

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Vivek Gupta is a Technical Director in National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science and Technology from HBTI, Kanpur in 1990 and MBA in Finance & Marketing from Institute of Business Management, Kanpur in 2002 (Gold Medallist).

He has managed several Indian Government project of national importance i.e. National Consumer Call Preference Registry (NCCPR) erstwhile known as National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC), Commercial Tax Automation, Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax automation.

He is a Visiting Faculty of Several Management and Engineering Institutes in India.

Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

 

 

 

 

 

Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by The New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Radio, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel. In addition to his award-winning coverage of the war in Kashmir, he gained worldwide attention for pioneering and popularizing the extreme sport of volcano boarding. Zoltan later became a director for the international conservation group WildAid, leading armed patrol units to stop the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. Back in America, he started various successful businesses, from real estate development to filmmaking to viticulture, joining them under ZI Ventures. He is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University and resides in San Francisco with his daughter and physician wife. Zoltan recently published The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology. The controversial novel was recently a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and Sci-Fi Visionary on Amazon. You can find him at:

Website: www.transhumanistwager.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheTranshumanistWager
Twitter: @zoltan_istvan
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zoltan-istvan/64/a29/78a
Google+:https://plus.google.com/101457828255104035246about
Amazon: The Transhumanist Wager: http://www.amazon.com/The-Transhumanist-Wager-Zoltan-Istvan/dp/0988616114/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381375210&sr=8-1&keywords=the+transhumanist+wager

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