Asian Consortium on Computational Material Sciences-International Conference on Material Genome (ACCMS-ICMG) and Fracmeet Conference

The campus welcomes international and national researchers along with members of ACCMS and Fracmeet organizations to take part in two parallel international conferences hosted by SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh on 5th-7th February, 2020. The 3-day conference was inaugurated by the guests, Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Tohoku University, Japan, Dr. Purusattam Ray, IMSc, Chennai, Dr. D. Gunasekaran, Registrar, Dr. B. Sivakumar, Deputy Registrar, and Prof. Durga Rao, Dean-SLABS. ACCMS-ICMG 2020 Convener, Prof. Ranjit Thapa, Department of Physics, and Fracmeet 2020 Convener, Dr. Soumyajyoti Biswas, Department of Physics, initiated the launch of the abstract book by the guests and dignitaries to begin the conference.

Abstract Book launch by dignitaries.
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Dr. D. Gunasekaran, Registrar, addressing the audience on the inaugural event of ACCMS & Fracmeet conference.

Dr. Gunasekaran welcomed all the guests and addressed the audience. He introduced the university by recalling its infrastructural dominance, mentioning the eminent faculty, and discussing the collaborations with the University of California, Berkeley where students are sent for semester abroad programs. He also emphasized on the exposure offered to the students through international and national internships. “Our university encourages the young researchers through UROP where the students individually or in a group take up mini-projects under the guidance of our faculty. “Our faculty has published more than 120 journals in the last one year, along with 23 sponsored projects and 64 proposals that await funds from the agencies. SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh is also collaborating with Indian Railways to build Hydrogen Trains, and Amara Raja Group on Energy Storage”, Dr. Gunasekaran pronounces. He also expresses his gratitude to the distinguished guests and assures to extend extensive support from the university’s end.

The Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS) was set up in 2000 to promote research and development activities in computational materials in Asian countries. Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe says “Computational materials was not a coined term in Japan when we started off this organization 20 years back. We merely had 7-8 participating nations who met on virtual platforms regularly or at conferences once in a while. In order to optimally utilize our resources and manpower, it is widely felt that we should have a ‘real’ organization to steer young researchers towards computational research. It is envisaged that the conduct of the International Conference on Material Genome at SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh will lay the foundation for an active center of ACCMS on campus.”

Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe and Registrar at the opening of the conference.
Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe addressing the audience.

He further addresses that the purpose of ACCMS is to solve large probabilistic problems through Quantum Mechanics based calculations followed by Machine Learning (QM/ML). “We are aiming at developing language and characters prior to the western nations and secure a superior position for Asian countries”. Few themes to be covered in this chapter of ACCMS conference includes “Machine Learning for materials”, “High-throughput Computation”, “Polar Magnetic Materials”, “Thermoelectric Materials”, etc.

Fracmeet conferences are being organized for over a decade to focus on an aspect of Material Science – “Mechanical Properties of Complex Materials.” The multidisciplinary collaborative meetings of this organization welcome scholars from Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering domains, along with people from the industry. Prior to this, the annual conferences and meetings of Fracmeet were held at IMSc., Chennai, where Fracmeet was initiated. For the first time, SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh, having exceptional infrastructure and facilities, is hosting this conference in collaboration with IMSc. This year, Fracmeet is aiming at discussing “Micromechanics of failure in disordered material” in this conference.

Dr. D. Gunasekaran, Registrar, Dr. B. Sivakumar, Deputy Registrar with the convener, Dr. Purusattam Ray.

The conferences will be held in parallel sessions for 3 days, from 5th to 7th February 2020, where delegates will be presenting their papers and discussing important issues to develop unique solutions for addressing challenges.

For more details, please visit: https://srmap.edu.in/accms-2020/

Code-lovers Competed for Excellence

The tech-savvy students of SRM University-AP never rest in leisure. Their spare time is also loaded with fun-filled tech-based events. The Coding Club of SRM University-AP organised a first ever coding competition for the code lovers on March 4, 2020. Not merely for the engineers, but the competition was open for all the students. Irrespective of departments, approximately 59 undergraduates took part in this competition.

Concentrating
Dr. Bhanukiran Supervising
All geared-up

The competition comprised 12 questions, of which some were multiple choice based and some were programming based challenges. Students were at liberty to choose any programming language as per their inclination. “Logic, Mathematics along with algorithmic thinking are the key factors for winning this competition”, said Dr Bhanukiran, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Engineering and organiser of the event. The students were given one and half hour to finish the competition. “Classroom studies are not everything. Students need to have some hands-on experience. Coding is something which cannot be learnt within the limit of books. This competition will give the students the exposure and experience of coding that they really need. It will also prepare the students for their future industry endeavours” added Dr Bhanukiran. Great excitement was seen among the participants. Charan Tangirala, the winner of the competition said, “It was a deeply enriching experience for us. Coding is something I’m very passionate about, and to be able to solve challenges within a specific period of time makes it more exciting. I am looking forward to more healthy competitions like this in the future.”

To know more about the coding club of SRM University-AP, please follow the link below-https://sites.google.com/srmap.edu.in/coding

Dr Sandeep Singh Sengar, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is organising a workshop for the enthusiasts on “Deep Learning-based Computer Vision and its Applications” on 19th and 20th June 2020 at 11 a.m. onwards.

One of the main targets of Computer Vision is to interpret the content of Image and Video data. Machine/Deep learning is the science of designing and applying algorithms that can learn things from past cases. The workshop will focus on the concept and understanding of Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning. In the workshop, participants will gain basic knowledge in the domains as well as hands-on experience in application and problem-solving. Attending the workshop will help participants immensely to come up with innovative ideas, but more importantly, they will have gained knowledge that could instantly set them apart from the crowd. The workshop is an excellent opportunity for those who want to build a career in this domain. In addition to that, research scholars, faculties or industry persons will also be benefitted from the action-oriented discussion and shared knowledge.

Registration Link: https://srmap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvceuspzIrE9I0l6gBgvluSHgMXThsDOE1

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh will be hosting a webinar on “Inspiring Innovation at SRM University with IEEE Research” in collaboration with IEEE Student Branch, SRM University-AP and IEEE Guntur Subsection on 1st July 2020.

The webinar is aimed at helping faculty and students (UG, PG, and research scholars) to discover yet-to-explore research issues pertinent to respective research domains. The webinar will enable students to explore the important information on IEEE Xplore (IEEE.org in general) site which will assist them to get better placement opportunities — through an in-depth knowledge regarding the research work being conducted by companies and organizations. The session will also introduce the advance facilities available for authors on IEEE site such as IEEE Authors Tools, author notifications etc. Other aspects include how to make quick decisions on choosing the right paper from an ocean of research articles on the internet, how to assess the impact of the research article and much more.

Coordinated by Dr. Manjula R, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, the webinar will commence with a welcome note and Prof. Ragunathan T, head, Department of CSE, will precede the event with opening remarks. Followed by, Dr. Dhanukumar Pattanashetti, will take over the session.

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Participate, Network and Collaborate to prosper.

The Department of Student Affairs brings another exciting session of THE NEWSMAKERS today. Dr Tousif Khan N, who was very recently honoured with APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial International Travel Award for his remarkable research on “Online adaptive fast output voltage tracking in DC power supply system”, will be joining the participants to share his research experience with them. Dr Khan is the Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering and internationally acclaimed for his impactful research. Join Dr Khan on July 21st 2020, between 5.00 to 6.00 pm to know more from the man himself.

To watch the session live on our official Facebook page, stay tuned on – https://www.facebook.com/SRMUniversityAmaravati/

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh organizes workshop on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Healthcare” in collaboration with IEEE-SRM AP Student Branch. Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro Vice-Chancellor will inaugurate the workshop on 25th July, 2020 at 9:30 am with the opening remarks. Dr. Muralikrishna Voonna, Managing Director, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute will deliver a Guest Lecture on “Impact of AI in Clinical Healthcare”. Further, during the session, Guest Lecturer, Dr. Rajiv Janardhanan, Director, Amity Institute of Public Health, Professor ACVB will be speaking on “Sustainable Healthcare: AI enabled platforms for Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Solutions”.

Eminent panelists such as Padma Shree Awardee – Prof. Upendra Kaul, Dr. Pooja Ramakant, Dr. Sunil Taneja, Dr. Muralikrishna Voonna, and Dr. Rajiv Janardhanan will be interacting on “Impact of Covid-19, AI on Healthcare”. Prof. Priya Ranjan, Department of ECE , SRM AP will be moderating the session during the workshop. Attend this insightful event to understand the approach in which AI is reinventing and improving the modern healthcare through technologies that can estimate, comprehend, explore, and perform effectively.

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Dr Somesh Vinayak Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, joins The Newsmakers session on 25th July 2020 at 5 pm. Dr Somesh Vinayak Tiwari was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Doctoral Students Award”, from Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) at an event held at the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai. Dr Tewari was presented this award for his excellent PhD thesis titled “Study of surface flashover of insulator in gases at high pressure.” In the session of The Newsmaker, he will be interviewed by Dr Anuj Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, on his journey as a doctoral scholar and researcher.

Watch the session live on our official Facebook page and avail the opportunity to know more about a doctoral scholar’s life from someone who has recently experienced it.

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SRM University AP-Andhra Pradesh’s association with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO)’s outreach programme will enable our students to attend the 64-Outreach Programme on “Basics of Remote Sensing Geographical Information and Global Navigation Satellite System” to be held from 17th August 2020 till 20th November 2020. SRM AP believes that the excellent opportunity of being associated with ISRO-IIRS initiatives will enable the students to achieve milestones in their careers. The students of SRM AP are advised to swiftly register for the programme as the seats are available on a first come basis.

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The liaison of SRM University AP-Andhra Pradesh with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is bringing the exceptional prospect to the students to achieve their career goals in aerospace and geospatial technologies and make a mark globally. The students of SRM AP receives the brilliant opportunity to participate in the 65th Outreach programme on “Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis” that is to be conducted from 17th August 2020 till 11th September 2020. As the seats of the programme will be reserved on a first come basis, interested students are urged to apply for the same promptly.

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