The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with great support and supervision from the faculty have planned to conduct their second Research Scholar’s Talk Series MSV-II on 25 September 2021 at 02:30 pm. Mr D Lenin Babu will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with his enlightened talk on Photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications.

About the Speaker:
Mr D Lenin Babu is pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Sreenivasulu (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). He received his B Tech degree in ECE from JNTU Kakinada and received his MTech with specialization in Embedded systems from Vignan University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optical devices for optical communication systems. He is working towards his thesis titled “Photonic crystals based DWDM devices for optical networking applications”.

Join this engaging webinar on 25 September 2021, at 02.30 pm to learn more about photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications!

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is organising a session on “CST Studio Suite for Antenna/Array Simulation” on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am. Mr Sumith Pillai from VIAS India private limited will deliver the keynote address and enlighten the students on-

  • Reconfigurable antenna using Varactor
  • Antenna array design and simulation methods
  • Conformal antenna design and simulation

About the Speaker:
Mr Sumith Pillai is working as an EMAG Solution Engineer at VIAS3D India. He has more than 10 years of experience in the RF & Microwave domain. He is responsible for managing support and technical activities for various Industries and Academic Institutions across India and the USA. Mr Pillai has expertise in the Design and Analysis of Antenna, Array and Radome. He is further experienced in Antenna placement, RCS optimisation and EMI-EMC.

No wonder this will be a fascinating session for ECE students to be able to communicate with a person experienced in real-life industry applications of RF and Microwave. For further details, please get in touch with Dr Divya Chaturvedi and Dr Goutam Rana, Assistant Professors at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Be a part of the exciting session on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am.

The fourth edition of the ongoing Workshop series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is scheduled to be held on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am. The workshop series-IV titled “Introduction to Geophysical Data Processing” will be engaged by Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai, Assistant Professor in the department.

Between measuring geophysical data and charting it, there is a stage called data processing. Some measurement inaccuracies can be addressed during this process. Various aspects of the data can also be extracted. In a geophysical map, for example, large or small patterns might be emphasised, and anomalies that extend in one direction can be enhanced or muted. The workshop aims to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of Geophysical Data Processing.

About the Speaker:
Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai received his BE and ME degrees from Anna University, Chennai in 2007 and 2009 respectively. He completed his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) in 2018. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, SRM University-AP. He has also received a research grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. His research interests include seismic signal processing, seismic modelling and inversion, and machine learning.

Join this informative session on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am to know more about Geophysical Data Processing and its thrust areas.

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SRM University-AP is one of the University partners in organising The First International Conference on Technologies for Smart Green Connected Society (ICTSGS-1), 29-30 November 2021, in virtual mode along with The Electrochemical Society, USA; United Nations FAO, Italy and Yamagata University, Japan.

The conference Chairs will be Professors Hidemitsu Furukawa and Ajit Khosla from Yamagata University. Dr Sujith Kalluri, Assistant Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Coordinator of SRM – Amara Raja Center for Energy Storage Devices, SRM University-AP will be the Conference Co-chair.

The meeting agenda is dedicated to the cause of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is committed to taking the bold and transformative changes that are required to move the world toward a more sustainable and resilient future. The purpose of this transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary conference is to engage and bring awareness at the grassroots level such as students, scientists, academia and industry. Therefore, engaging the community to develop technologies to achieve and accelerate Ecosystem restoration and SDGs.

To know more, visit the conference website:https://www.ictsgs.com/

Introduction to AI/ML with Python

The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with the support and guidance of the faculty are initiating a Research Scholar’s Talk Series titled My Scholar’s Voice (MSV). The first session in the series will be held on August 28, 2021. Ms Vineela Chandra D will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with her enlightening talk on Introduction to AI/ML with Python.

The objective of the program is to project the expertise of the researcher from their domain to motivate the undergraduate/postgraduate students and fellow researchers. In addition, one can get familiarized with the research going on in different areas in the ECE department. This will surely develop an interest in research apart from academics. The programme will be beneficial for the presenter as well as the participants as it will help to build up a strong research network where they can continue collaborative research.

About the Speaker:
Ms Vineela Chandra D is pursuing her PhD under the guidance of Dr Karthikeyan E (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). She had received her B.Tech degree in ECE from Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (2015). She then joined Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solutions ltd, Coimbatore as an Associate Network Engineer (2015-2017). She received her MTech degree in Embedded systems from KL University (2017-2019). Her research interests include Machine learning, Signal processing, and Embedded systems.

All research enthusiasts are invited to join the first session of My Scholar’s Voice on August 28, 2021, at 11:00 am.

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The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is hosting the third edition of the ongoing online Workshop Series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of science and technology. The workshop series-III, titled “IoT Hands-on with MATLAB & ThingSpeak”, will be held on August 10, 2021. Mr Ramana Anchuri from MathWorks will engage the participants of the workshop from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The main objective of organising the workshop on IoT is to impart practical lessons on the following topics: a) Leveraging low-cost hardware for IoT, b) Setting up ThingSpeak Channel c) Basic Hardware Integration such as Blinking an LED, Reading sensor data and acting on data, d) IoT Analytics using ThingSpeak like Apps and Data Explorers.

About the Speaker:
Ramana Anchuri is an Engineer from the Education Team at The MathWorks, working with academia in India. He completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Power Electronics from JNTU Hyderabad. Prior to joining The MathWorks, he worked in academia and in industry. He worked with KPIT Pune as a senior software engineer where he was responsible for control design for automotive engine systems, and with CYIENT Limited as a senior software engineer responsible for developing, verifying and validating aircraft engine control systems. He is passionate about teaching and learning, and his current interests include Power Electronics and Control Design, Model-Based Design and Code Generation.

Prerequisites for a highly effective workshop session:

  • All participants should have a MathWorks account, if they haven’t already – follow the instructions in the attached doc for account creation.
  • All participants must complete the MATLAB Onramp & Simulink Onramp prior to the session. Each of these free Onramps typically takes 2-3 hours and is self-paced. Participants get a completion certificate from MathWorks for each of these courses.
  • Since we have hands-on activity during the session, every participant needs to join with a working laptop with access to MATLAB installed version/MATLAB Online – They need not have hardware at their end.
  • For those participants who don’t have a license to access MATLAB, they can request a trial.

Steps to create a MathWorks account:

MathWorks Workshop

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To provide a better idea about the career opportunities in RF/Microwave/Millimetre-wave industry, the Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is organising a webinar session on the topic “Insights into RF and Microwaves @ ECE Department SRM AP.” Dr Goutam Rana, Assistant Professor from the department will elucidate on the topic via the Zoom platform on August 21, 2021, Saturday, at 6.00 pm.

Since the major share of RF engineers works in the communication industry, the scope for growth is enormous. Being associated with product-based industries reduces the uncertainties due to fluctuations in the market. RF/Microwave/Millimetre-wave technology is very unique and has huge industrial applications in areas like communication, defence, surveillance (military, domestic both), space, automobile, medical etc.

SAMEER, ISRO, DRDO, Cisco Systems, Ericsson India Global Services, Linkquest Telecom LLC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Altiostar Networks, BSNL, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, ERICSSON EGI, Broadcom, are some of the organisations and companies that are having job openings on RF & Microwave. Since the major share of RF engineers works in the communication industry, the scope for growth is enormous. Being associated with product-based industries reduces the uncertainties due to fluctuations in the market.

Join this webinar on August 21, 2021, to know more about the different avenues available in RF-Microwave and the skillsets required to excel in RF/Microwave career.

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The Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is organising a webinar session on the topic “Insights into VLSI Design @ ECE Department SRM AP” on August 14, 2021, Saturday, at 6.00 pm. Dr Indranil Hatai, Assistant Professor from the department will elucidate on the topic via the Zoom platform.

Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. Before the introduction of VLSI technology, most ICs had a limited set of functions they could perform. An electronic circuit might consist of a CPU, ROM, RAM and other glue logic. VLSI lets IC designers add all of these into one chip. With the advent of very large scale integration (VLSI) designs, the number of applications of integrated circuits (ICs) in high-performance computing, controls, telecommunications, image and video processing, and consumer electronics has been rising at a very fast pace. The current cutting-edge technologies such as high resolution and low bit-rate video and cellular communications provide the end-users with a marvellous amount of applications, processing power and portability. This trend is expected to grow rapidly, with very important implications on VLSI design and systems design.

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Join this informative webinar on August 14, 2021, to know more about the ECE department at SRM University-AP that grooms students to the electronics industry that has achieved phenomenal growth due to the rapid advances in large scale integration technologies.

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The Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is conducting a webinar on the topic “Insights into embedded systems @ ECE Department SRM AP” on August 07, 2021, at 6.00 pm. Dr M Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE will deliver a captivating lecture and enlighten the virtual gathering on the topic. (more…)

As a part of the departmental Distinguished Lecture Series, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SRM University-AP is organising the first lecture on the topic “Queueing theoretic models for wireless multicast systems and power control via deep reinforcement learning”. Dr Vinod Sharma, Professor in Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc, Bangalore will be the keynote speaker of the session which will be held on July 29, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

Abstract:
We consider a wireless Base station (BS) transmitting on a downlink to multiple users. The BS has a finite number of files that the users can request. The users may have their own local caches. If a user requests a file and it is not in its cache, the request goes to the BS. This model is the practical scenario of downloading/streaming videos from Netflix. In order to reduce the transmission load on the downlink, we exploit the fact that the downlink is a broadcast channel and multiple users may be requesting the same file. This is accomplished by designing a novel multicast scheme in which all requests at the BS for the same file are merged together and are satisfied by a single transmission from the BS. This simple and natural scheme is shown to provide lower mean sojourn time compared to the currently popular coded caching schemes in literature and is much simpler to implement. We have also theoretically studied this queue and obtained approximate mean sojourn times. Next, we have shown that considering the channel fading can actually wipe out most of the benefits of our multicast scheme. However, we suggest a simple modification to the scheme which restores most of the gains. Furthermore, we show that adaptively changing the transmit power at the BS based on the instantaneous channel gains of the users can further significantly reduce the mean sojourn times. To get optimal power control, we use DQN, a Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithm. It is modified to ensure that the long term power constraint is satisfied and that it tracks the time-varying channel and request statistics.

About the Speaker:
Vinod Sharma completed his B.Tech Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi, in 1978, PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University, in 1984. He is Professor in Electrical Communication Engg., IISc, since March 2000. Prior to it, he was Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, IISc Bangalore. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering from July 2007 to November 2011. He was Assistant Professor, Electrical and Communication Engg, Northeastern University; and Visiting Faculty, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr Vinod’s research interests are in the area of Communication and Computer Networks, Wireless Communication, Sensor Networks, Queueing Theory, Information Theory and Statistical Estimation Theory.

Join this free informative webinar on July 29, 2021, from 4.00 pm onwards to gain research insights from the field expert.

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