Despite the variety of traditional and IT-based agricultural information delivery approaches, the majority of Indian farmers are not acquiring or provided with actionable agricultural information in a timely and regular manner. A lecture titled “Crop Darpan: Towards building a smartphone-based system for improving the efficiency of every farm in India” will be organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on September 08, 2021, at 11.00 am to address the issue of the lab to the land gap in agriculture. Prof P Krishna Reddy, from IIIT Hyderabad, will talk about the eSagu system, an IT-based farm-specific agro-advisory system field-tested on about 50 field and horticultural crops in hundreds of villages.

Since 2004, research efforts are being made at IIIT Hyderabad to investigate the building of IT-based agro-advisory systems to deliver actionable agro-advice to every farm field of India in a timely manner. In this connection, they have built the eSagu system and village-level eSagu system. They are also currently investigating the building of the Crop Darpan system. The Crop Darpan App is available for cotton and rice crops at Google Play Store and Apple App Store. In this talk, Prof P Krishna Reddy will share the experiences of building these systems and the future plans.

Biography of the speaker:
Prof P Krishna Reddy is the head of the Agricultural Research Center and a member of the Data Sciences and Analytics Center research team at IIIT Hyderabad, India. From 2013 to 2015, he has served as a Program Director, ITRA-Agriculture & Food, Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), Government of India. His research areas include data mining, database systems and IT for agriculture. He has published about 189 refereed research papers which include 30 journal papers, four book chapters, and eight edited books. He is a steering committee member of the Pacific-Asia knowledge discovery and data mining (PAKDD) conference series and the Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) conference series. He has delivered several invited/panel talks at reputed conferences and workshops in India and abroad. Since 2004, he has been investigating the building efficient knowledge agricultural knowledge transfer systems by extending developments in IT. He has conceptualized the notion of Virtual Crop Labs to improve applied skills for extension professionals. Currently, he is investigating the building of the Crop Darpan system, which is a crop diagnostic tool for farmers, with funding support from the India-Japan Joint Research Laboratory Program. The eSagu system, an IT-based farm-specific agro-advisory system, has got several recognitions including CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Project Award in 2006, Manthan Award in 2008 and has been a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge Award in 2008 and received PAKDD Distinguished Service Award in 2021.

Join this illuminating lecture on September 08, 2021, at 11:00 am and gain valuable insights into building a smartphone-based system for improving the efficiency of every farm in India.

Register here: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qITnmUdMQjqkvFSM9yGCzA

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at SRM University-AP is organising the first session of the Distinguished Lecture Series on the topic “Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing” on July 21, 2021, Wednesday at 10.00 am. Prof Rajkumar Buyya, Director at Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab, University of Melbourne, Australia will be the keynote speaker of this session on emerging fields of Computer Science.

The keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st-century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka 5G, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog/Edge-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/IoT applications in engineering, and health care (e.g., COVID-19), deep learning/Artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, natural language processing (mining COVID-19 research literature for new insights)and smart cities on elastic Clouds; and (f) directions for delivering our 21st-century vision along with pathways for future research in Cloud and Edge/Fog computing.

About the Speaker:

Dr Buyya is the founder and CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off firm of the University of Melbourne that commercialises the university’s cloud computing inventions. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council. He has over 625 publications and seven textbooks to his credit, including “Mastering Cloud Computing,” which was published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for the Indian, Chinese, and international markets. He also edited numerous publications, including “Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms” and “Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms” (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). The Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr Buyya as the #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citation evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. Dr Buyya was named the World’s Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World’s Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing by German scientists in “A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature.” He has been named a “2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters, as well as a Fellow of IEEE and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Elsevier’s Excellence in Innovative Research Award. He founded the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and served as its first Editor-in-Chief. He is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, a publication that has been around for almost 45 years.

Join this informative session on July 21, 2021, from 10.00 am onwards and avail yourself of the opportunity to learn about the emerging computing paradigms and Cloud and Edge computing models.

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SRM University-AP is extremely proud to announce the accomplishments of the Saptarshi and Rajarshi Mazumder brothers, two magnificent Computer Science Engineering graduates from the Maiden Batch-2017. The duo bagged jobs at Japan’s PVP Inc., a strategic partner of Google Japan, with a whopping 50 LPA salary packages each, making the achievement the highest salary package amongst the 96 per cent of students who secured placements in the campus recruitment drive. The Department of Students’ Affairs has invited Saptarshi and Rajarshi to the upcoming segment of “The Newsmakers” on July 03, 2021, at 5:30 pm., where they will share their journey from SRM University-AP to a top-tier global organisation.

Japan’s PVP Inc. is a strategic partner of Google, which is one of the world’s largest search engine providers. It offers products and services that enable the creation of new businesses. It is the first time that students from a private university in India have received a 50-lakh rupee salary package. Both Saptarshi and Rajarshi, the twin brothers, have set an example by bagging equal salary packages from the same organisation.

To honour the twins Saptarshi and Rajarshi, SRM University-AP has awarded them with a cash prize of 2 lakh rupees. They are among the few to secure exciting positions at one of the top-notch multinational technology companies. To know more about their successful journey to Google, Japan, attend the inspirational virtual session on July 03, 2021, at 5:30 pm.

SRM University-AP moulds career-ready engineers equipped with latest specialisations. To introduce CSE (AI &ML), ECE (IoT), ME (Materials and Manufacturing courses to M.Tech aspirants, a webinar on the theme “Done with B.Tech? Explore the endless opportunities through M.Tech” will be held on July 22, 2021 ar 4.00 pm. Prof Radha Guha, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE); Dr Ramesh Vaddi, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE); and Dr Prakash Jadhav, Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering(ME) will engage the session with their expertise in their respective fields.

SRM University-AP offers M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The Internet of Things (IoT) specialisation offered by the ECE department represents the recent advancements in Electronic systems, Networking and Communication technologies, Bigdata and Machine Learning to make the life of humans better and easier with time. Materials and Manufacturing specialisation offered by the Mechanical Engineering department provide an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes such as forming, joining, casting machining, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, AI for manufacturing etc.

The curricula of M.Tech programmes at SRM University-AP are designed keeping in view the career scope and job opportunities. The students after completing the M.Tech Programme can choose industries to work or choose high-quality technical institutes of international repute to pursue a PhD. To know more about the M.Tech programmes and their specialisations at SRM University-AP, join this engaging webinar on July 22, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

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CSE organises webinar on “Nanonetworking in the Terahertz Band (and Beyond): From Nanomaterials to Macrosystems”

Department of Computer Science and Engineering organises a webinar on “Nanonetworking in the Terahertz Band (and Beyond): From Nanomaterials to Macrosystems” on February 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM IST. Dr Josep M Jornet, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, USA, is the distinguished speaker for the webinar.

Abstract: The possibility to control matter at the atomic and molecular scale opens the door to new physics, which can be leveraged into developing new types of devices with unprecedented capabilities. For the Communication community, the plasmonic properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures enable the development of miniature transceivers and antennas, which
intrinsically operate in uncharted spectral bands. The extremely small size of the devices and the unprecedentedly large bandwidths that these can excess opens the door to transformative applications across scales. In this talk, the state-of-the-art technology in electromagnetic nano communication and networks will be presented by following a bottom-up approach. The fundamental physical properties and capabilities of novel plasmonic transceivers, antennas and antenna arrays at terahertz and optical frequencies will be described. The propagation properties of the generated electromagnetic waves and their implications for practical communication systems will be presented. Starting from the hardware capabilities and the channel peculiarities, innovative solutions at the different layers of the protocol stack will be discussed, all defining a roadmap that can transform over ten years of fundamental research into meaningful societal applications.

About the Speaker: Dr Josep M. Jornet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Director of the Ultrabroadband Nanonetworking Laboratory and a member of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the SMART Center at Northeastern University, in Boston, USA. He obtained a Bachelor in Science (BS) in Telecommunication Engineering and a Masters (MSc) in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2008. He received his Doctoral Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2013. From August 2013 and August 2019, he was a Faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His current research interests are in Terahertz-band communication networks, Wireless Nano-bio-communication Networks and the Internet of Nano-Things. In these areas, he has co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific
publications, one book, and has also been granted 4 US patents, which accumulate over 9,000 citations (h-index of 43) as of February 2021. He is serving as the lead PI on multiple grants from US federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal and serves in the Steering Committee of the ACM Conference Series on Nanoscale Computing and Communications. He is a recipient of the National Science
Foundation CAREER award and several other awards from IEEE, ACM and UB. He is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.

Join the enlightening session with Dr Josep on February 20 and avail the opportunity to know the latest technology and innovations in the domain of Nanonetworking.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering is conducting a five-day workshop on the real-world applications in the Internet of things and Blockchain Technology from January 18-22, 2021. The workshop has been organised in association with APPLY VOLT. Eminent speakers from reputed institutes such as the University of California, San Diego, USA; IIT Kharagpur, NIT-Warangal, MNIT Jaipur will be sharing their valuable opinions and insights in the workshop. The registration for the workshop ends on January 16, 2021.

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting trends and innovation in the recent history of technological advancement covering a wide range of applications like healthcare, entertainment, appliances control & utility services, security, defence, traffic management, transportation, home & industrial automation, remote monitoring, smart cities, smart farming, smart grid etc. IoT is the network of physical devices accessed through the Internet. IoT market is likely to experience year-on-year growth, rising to more than 50 billion devices, digitally connected across the globe by 2020, and representing $19 trillion in business opportunities. The graduate and postgraduate engineers have substantial job opportunities because of a wide range of IoT applications. Research scholars have a tremendous opportunity to work in different applications of IoT.

This workshop aims to impart knowledge about the real-time applications of IoT among students and the teaching community. Experts from academia and industry have been invited to deliver lectures about the current and emerging trends in IoT and Blockchain technology. The workshop will focus on theoretical and hands-on experience in IoT and Blockchain Technology to interface the things for different applications using Raspberry Pi/Arduino/Intel Galileo toolkits with devices such as LEDs, sensors, actuators etc. The theoretical session will be conducted in the morning hours and practical sessions in the afternoon. To conclude the workshop, a small project will be given to the students as a task, and the winners will be awarded a certificate of participants.

To register: http://bit.ly/SRMAP_IoT2020

Registration Closes on: January 16, 2021

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Dr Sridharan R will be hosting a session arranged by the Department of Computer Science, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh on December 3, 2020, at 11.30 AM. During the session, the revered mathematician will be delivering a lecture on “Baby steps towards Quantum Computing”. Dr Sridharan R researched on “Efficient placement of VMs and containers on cloud and edge resources” to obtain his Doctorate in Mathematics. In his career spanning over 25 years, his portfolio of research domains includes correctness Debugger and Profilers for Parallel and Distributed computing, as well as Grid and Cloud computing. Further, his current research interest involves Cloud Computing and Quantum Computing. Quantum computing is the use of quantum phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Capable of moving both backward and forward in time, quantum particles can exist in two places at the same time and even ‘teleport’. This subject has gained immense popularity in the modern days as Quantum computers will have enhanced efficiency by using quantum bits or qubits instead of the simple manipulation of ones and zeros.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is orchestrating a five-day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Recent Advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence” from November 2, 2020, till November 6, 2020. The programme will be split into two sessions, where the first session will be held from 9.30 AM to 11 AM, and the second session will commence at 11.30 AM and end at 1 PM. During the FDP, Resource persons will be sharing knowledge during the morning sessions of the FDP to inspire, and mentor the faculty. Among the venerated speakers, Prof Dipti Prasad Mukharjee, Professor, Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, ISI Kolkata, India will be delivering a lecture on “Machine Learning Techniques for Computer Vision”. Further, Dr V Masilamani, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India, will be sharing insights on “Machine Learning for Image Quality Assessment”.

Moving ahead with the FDP, Dr Deepak Mishra, Associate Professor & Head, Avionics Department Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, will host a session on “Machine Learning Applications in Remote Sensing”. Another session will be held on “Object and Image Memorability Analysis using Deep Learning Approach” by Dr Arjit Sur, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India. In addition, Dr A Vadivel, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, has been requested to conduct a session on “India Facial Expression Classification Using Machine Learning”. Apart from this, Dr Amal Dev P, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India will be discussing the “Applications of AI in Computer Graphics”.

Dr Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering, MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, will be speaking on “Medical Image Processing using Deep Learning” whereas, Dr Sanjay Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, NIT Warangal, Telangana, India have chosen the topic “Case Study of Machine Learning: Recommender Systems” for his lecture during the FDP. Also, the department of CSE will be welcoming Dr Subhankar Mishra, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, India, and Dr Jatindra Dash, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, India, to deliver a talk on “Secure and Private Machine Learning”, and “Texture Classification using Machine Learning”, respectively. Post graduate and research students, along with faculty across various institutions with background knowledge in Computer Science and/or Electronics Engineering are urged to attend the FDP to augment their horizon of knowledge, and receive an e-certificate on successfully completing the entire five-day FDP.

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Coordinators’ Details:
Dr Manikandan V M
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
EMAIL: manikandan.v@srmap.edu.in

Dr Sobin C C
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
EMAIL: sobin.c@srmap.edu.in

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.

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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