Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) is offering a five-day “Online Certificate Course on Space Technology and Applications” from May 31 to June 04, 2021. The course will be highly beneficial for the school teachers, who teach science, mathematics and geography. The Registration process is going on for the course. With a limited number of available seats, participants are encouraged to secure their enrolment as early as possible. The course intends to create awareness and capacity building of school teachers on the use of space technology and its application.

IIRS outreach programme is an innovative distance learning initiative for training the students and professionals from academic Institutions and user departments in the field of geospatial technology & Earth Observation (EO) by utilising state-of-art Information and communication technologies. SRM University AP-Andhra Pradesh has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) ‘s outreach programmes. As part of the association, SRM University-AP being the nodal centre for such programmes, the people of SRM University-AP have the excellent opportunity to register for courses as well as live and interactive programmes being organised by IIRS. In addition, E-learning courses for a short span of 3-4 Month duration will be accessible by the students.

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In collaboration with IEEE-SRM Student Branch, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, is organising a highly called for discussion on “Synergy Based Human Machine Interfaces”. The event has been scheduled for May 8, 2021, at 10:30 am. Dr Ramana Kumar Vinjamuri, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Director of Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (Vinjamuri Lab), University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA, will honour us with his presence as the keynote speaker.

Human-machine interface (HMI) has not only become a popular technology but has become the hope of many individuals for restoring their lost limb function. Any HMI has two important intrinsic design components—(i) decode the human commands and (ii) controlling the machine to convert that command into action. Decades of research went into making the interface between the human and the machine seamless but was unable to effectively address the inherent challenges, namely, complexity, adaptability and variability.

To overcome the above challenges, it is critical to computationally understand and quantitatively characterise human sensorimotor control. Emerging areas in HMIs critically depend on the ability to build bioinspired models, experimentally validate them and utilise them in adaptive and intuitive control. The human hand with high dimensionality encompasses the three inherent challenges and may serve as an ideal validation paradigm. How central nervous system (CNS) controls this high dimensional human hand effortlessly is still an unsolved mystery.

To address this high dimensional control problem, many bioinspired motor control models have been proposed, one of which is based on synergies. According to this model, instead of controlling individual motor units, CNS simplifies the control using coordinated control of groups of motor units called synergies. However, there are several unanswered questions today— Where are synergies present in CNS? What is their role in motor control and motor learning? By combining the concepts of human motor control, computational neuroscience, machine learning and validation with noninvasive human experiments, can we answer these fundamental questions? The goal of this research is to develop efficient, seamless and near-natural human-machine interfaces based on biomimetically inspired models.

Dr Ramana Vinjamuri received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2008, specialised in dimensionality reduction in control and coordination of human hand from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate (2008-2012) in the field of Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) to control prosthesis in the School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, where he received Mary E Switzer Merit Fellowship from NIDILRR in 2010. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (2012-2013) in the area of neuroprosthetics. He also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology (2013-2020). In 2018, he received Harvey N Davis Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He earned the NSF CAREER Award in 2019 and NSF IUCRC Center Planning grant in 2020. His other notable research awards are from USISTEF and New Jersey Health Foundation. He holds a secondary appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s outreach programme, enabling the students of SRM University-AP to avail the 74th IIRS outreach programme titled “Satellite based Navigation: A Journey from GPS to Mobile Phone Platform” sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India. This programme is scheduled for March 1-12, 2021 and will be held from 4 PM till 5.30 PM.

In the modern era, an enormous volume of geo-spatial data is acquired from various sources, which is further processed for various studies on earth’s resources. These geospatial datasets require secondary data in the form of geo-tagged samples, Ground Control Points (GCPs), and ground-based large scale maps, which can be acquired using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. Apart from its applications in precise positioning, GNSS has applications in various areas such as Total Electron Content (TEC) estimation, earthquake studies, atmospheric studies, and mobile Geographic Information System (GIS).

The 74th outreach programme is committed to impart the basic information about the GNSS, followed by the studies carried out in different related areas. At the end of this course, participants will be able to comprehend the use of GNSS receivers with different measurement and positioning techniques as per the application requirement.

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organises Invited Talk to prepare students for the upcoming competitive exams

Higher Studies or Job? Students are often torn between these two after the completion of their undergraduate studies. Whereas getting a job after B.E./B.Tech is not that difficult, but securing one’s dream job may not be that easy. Some students prefer to take admission in a reputed institution and pursue higher studies, some might want to join R&D in well-established companies. A few might be even interested in securing employment in the public sector. The choices vary from one student to another depending on their merit, financial stability and personal preferences. SRM University-AP always encourages students to go for their choices. A good pay package is only useful when it comes with a job of one’s inclination. However, first of all, one has to be aware of the choices he/she has. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organises an invited talk on the two of the most sought after opportunities for engineers after their undergraduate studies- Indian engineering Services and GATE.

Indian Engineering Service offers highly prestigious employment under the Government of India. The IES is a very specialised and technical service. Only engineering graduates from recognised universities are eligible to take the entrance examination. Even postgraduates with specific specialisations such as wireless communications, radio engineering, electronics, or radiophysics are eligible to apply in certain posts. A career in Indian Engineering Services allows an engineer to administer a large segment of technical challenges in the public sector economy, consisting of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, and Defence service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service.

On the other hand, the purpose of the GATE exam is to test students’ knowledge and understanding of their undergraduate level subjects in Engineering and Sciences. A misconception among the students is that the GATE exam is only necessary for the ME. /M. Tech aspirants who want to pursue a career in academia. But, the GATE score of the candidate is also valued by several public sector undertakings (PSU) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions or to be enlisted in the Fellowship Programs of CSIR or applying for scholarships in ME/M.Tech, and many more.

However, qualifying these examinations is not a piece of cake. It requires rigorous planning, perseverance and above all, hard work. But, there is always some strategic points which can make a student stand out in the exams. Dr Murali Prasad, the distinguished guest of the session, will brief you on some strategic points that will help you immensely in cracking the examinations. Dr Prasad has over 30 years of teaching experience, especially for competitive exams like GATE, IES in ACE Engineering Academy, Hyderabad. He has completed his graduation in engineering from The Institution of Engineers, Calcutta. He pursued his M tech from Pondicherry Engineering College and later obtained his PhD in WiMAX from JNTU Anantapur. Dr Prasad has published six patents and currently working as a Professor at Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad. Join the session tomorrow at 10.30 am and learn the masterstrokes from the expert to crack competitive exams like GATE and IES.

Students of SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh get the opportunity to attend the 73rd outreach programme titled “Overview of Geo-processing using Python” arranged by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In the modern era, satellite imagery fused with the power of Geographic Information System enhances environmental management system by providing solutions pertaining to issues such as disasters, global climate change, natural resources, wildlife, and land cover. Effectively processing the massive data to decipher useful information is considered the most challenging aspect of geospatial technology. This programme encompassing a session from January 18, 2021 till January 29, 2021 will enable the participants to use Python to visualize geospatial data and derive the desired knowledge, mitigating the aforementioned challenge. Students of SRM AP are encouraged to attend this programme to broaden the prospect of achieving their career aspirations.

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Students of SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh get the opportunity to attend the 73rd outreach programme titled “Overview of Geo-processing using Python” arranged by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In the modern era, satellite imagery fused with the power of Geographic Information System enhances environmental management system by providing solutions pertaining to issues such as disasters, global climate change, natural resources, wildlife, and land cover. Effectively processing the massive data to decipher useful information is considered the most challenging aspect of geospatial technology. This programme encompassing a session from January 18, 2021 till January 29, 2021 will enable the participants to use Python to visualize geospatial data and derive the desired knowledge, mitigating the aforementioned challenge. Students of SRM AP are encouraged to attend this programme to broaden the prospect of achieving their career aspirations.

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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) presents 72nd outreach programme titled “Basics of Geocomputation and Geoweb Services”, which can be availed by the students of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh.

Geocomputation is an emerging field that uses computational techniques such as neural networks, heuristic search, and cellular automata, for spatial data analysis. It is evolving as an essential scientific realm that encompasses techniques of geographical information systems, neurocomputing, heuristic search and cellular automata.

Students of SRM AP are recommended to participate in this immensely beneficial programme from October 19, 2020 till October 29, 2020. During the programme, attendees will be introduced to Geocomputation – technology and applications, online GIS and geo-web services, open geodata repositories, and ISRO geoweb services for thematic applications, programming concepts for geo-computation, introduction to Python and R, and much more.

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Mr V Iyyamperumal will discuss the requirements of futuristic industries

In the next chapter of the “ECE in Industry” talk series, Mr V Iyyamperumal will be joining the students to discuss the expectation of the future technology-driven industry. He will deliver a speech-“Industry 4.0” on October 3rd, 2020, at 5.30 pm.

Mr V Iyyamperumal has more than seventeen years of experience as a learning and development professional. He has worked in various industries like Telecommunication, Electronics Manufacturing & Automobile Components Manufacturing Industry. Currently, he is working as a Senior Manager- Learning & Development at ANAND Automotive Private Limited, Chennai. He started his carrier as Technical trainer and has trained more than 75 thousand people ever since in various domain. The Six Sigma certified trainer is an expert in technical competency assessment, and very passionate about Learning and Networking.

ECE in Industry is one of a kind talk series organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services. The series comprises of lectures of eminent industry experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that an ECE student may find in the relevant industries. The talk series will provide a holistic idea to the students about the vast world of industries and its requirements.

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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is organizing the 68th outreach programme “Geographical Information System”. Students of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, due to the university’s collaboration with IIRS-ISRO, have the prospect of attending this programme from September 28 to October 15, 2020.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) captures and stores data pertaining to earth’s surface such as population, landscape, vegetation, sites of factories, farms, schools, storm, drains, roads, and electric power lines.

With GIS technology, locations of different elements can be compared to comprehend linkages among them, and to identify risks. Considered as the future of geospatial studies, this outreach programme on GIS will enable students to accomplish great milestones in their future endeavours.

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SRM University AP-Andhra Pradesh has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) -Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s outreach programme. As part of the association, the students of SRM AP have the excellent opportunity to register for annual courses as well as live and interactive programmes being organized by IIRS-ISRO.

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM AP, have participated and successfully completed the programmes offered IIRS-ISRO. Lehitha Paturi, Bharadwaj Kadiyala, and Sai Yasaswini Metla have been awarded the certificate from the IIRS-ISRO on completing the online course on “Satellite Photogrammetry and its Application”. Also, Annapragada Sai Mounika has been certified for taking up the course on “Application of Geoinformatics in Ecological Studies”. Further, Tamatam Sravani Ratna has been accredited for undertaking both the aforementioned programmes organized by IIRS-ISRO.

SRM AP encourages the students to proactively avail the interactive distance learning courses and webinars that will enable them to achieve their career goals in aerospace and geospatial technologies and make a mark globally.