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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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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Let’s crack the GATE

The Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering in collaboration with TEQUIP FACULTIES presents a workshop for GATE aspirants, titled “Let’s crack the GATE” on July 17, 2021, Saturday, at 2.00 pm. Experienced guest speakers namely, Kranti Ingle, Assistant Professor in UEC Ujjain; Atish Katkar, Assistant Professor in GEC Jhalawar; and Rashmi Rathi Upadhyay, Assistant Professor in BIT Mesra will be the trainers of the session. Dr Siva Sankar Y, Professor of Practice from the Department of ECE at SRM University-AP will coordinate the session.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the gateway for admission into the Masters Program and Job in Public Sector Companies. It is a national level examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

All prudent BTech students preparing for GATE are invited to attend this workshop on July 17, 2021, at 2.00 pm to know more about this Computer Based Test (CBT) that has a crucial role in the life of an engineering graduate.

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is hosting the second 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-II titled “Technical Writing with LaTeX” will be held on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am. Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Dr Anuj Deshpande, Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE  at SRM University-AP, will engage the attendees of the workshop.

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur will discuss how to prepare a technical report and improve writing abilities for research and publishing. Dr Anuj will lead the hands-on technical session on using LaTeX to create technical reports, theses, research papers, and presentations.

Methods to find reliable sources, practical ideas for organising and drafting the paper, transitioning between information, referencing sources and paraphrasing texts to avoid plagiarism, and format for writing abstracts are some of the other topics which will be covered in this session. The goal is to apply research writing abilities in a practical setting, as well as to solve problems and resolve the concerns of the participants.

Join the workshop on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am to gain proven technical knowledge and hands-on experience on LaTex software. The registration for this workshop is free for all the interested candidates and you are encouraged to register on: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kUUZ4M-JSPaNLEAgTw-JPg

About the Speakers:

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur’s main areas of interest are Indian Writing in English, especially poetry; and English Language Teaching for science and technology. He obtained his doctorate in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India, and holds an M Phil (English) from the same institute. Now Assistant Professor at SRM University AP- Andhra Pradesh (India), Dr Thakur has been actively involved in curriculum development, in guiding and training both UG and PG students in enhancing their overall personality to meet the expectations of future employers, i.e., making them corporate ready.

Dr Anuj Deshpande, who has taken Masters from SRTMU, Nanded and a PhD from IIT, Kharagpur is associated with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Anuj had been one of the Latex experts at the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur while doing his PhD. His current project is fault analysis and therapeutic intervention in genetic regulatory networks and he has published papers in reputed journals. Dr Anuj has more than ten years of LaTeX experience in training undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, organises a continual online and offline Workshop Series titled “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” to learn the recent techniques and explore the future developments in the field of Science & Technology. The first seminar of this workshop series, on the theme “Technical Writing with LaTeX”, is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021, at 11.00 am. This workshop will be enlightened and engaged by Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur, Assistant Professor, Department of English (11:00 am – 12:00 pm), and Dr Anuj Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm), SRM University – AP with their in-depth knowledge and practical expertise in their respective domain.

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur will discuss methods to write technical papers and increase writing skills for research and publication. Dr Anuj will give hands-on experience in preparing a technical report, thesis, research paper, and presentation with LaTeX. Some other aspects to be covered through this workshop are finding quality sources, practical tips for organizing and drafting a paper, transitioning between information, citing sources and paraphrasing texts to prevent plagiarism, and writing abstracts. The workshop aims to train students on research writing skills and address the concerns of attendees.

All are invited to join this online workshop upon free registration on June 27, 2021, at 11 am.

Register here:: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tSzU7X6NQzigSNrhKWbVvw

About the Speakers:

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur’s main areas of interest are Indian Writing in English, especially poetry; and English Language Teaching for science and technology. He obtained his doctorate in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India, and holds an M Phil (English) from the same institute. Now Assistant Professor at SRM University AP- Andhra Pradesh (India), Dr Thakur has been actively involved in curriculum development, in guiding and training both UG and PG students in enhancing their overall personality to meet the expectations of future employers, i.e., making them corporate ready.

Dr Anuj Deshpande, who has taken Masters from SRTMU, Nanded and a PhD from IIT, Kharagpur is associated with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Anuj had been one of the Latex experts at the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur while doing his PhD. His current project is fault analysis and therapeutic intervention in genetic regulatory networks and he has published papers in reputed journals.

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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The Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) of SRM University-AP is organising a workshop on “Unleash the Leader in You” on December 2, 2020, at 4 pm. Sri A Gopi Raja, Founder, Fopple Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is joining the workshop to share his journey with the budding leaders of tomorrow. Mr Udayan Bakshi, Associate director-IDEA and Founder- Startup Emporio and Socio Impacto is the coordinator for the workshop.

Every Seed has the potential to become a huge tree, sheltering thousands of lives. Similarly, every student or a person has the potential to influence the world in a unique and impactful way, through innovation (not necessarily technological) and leadership./p>

Just like we do not take birth with language proficiency, we learn it from our surroundings, family, and teachers. In the same way, the spirit of leadership and innovation can be learnt, the fire of passion can be ignited, and this all is an outcome of the right combination of a situation (opportunities) and our own initiatives and attitude.

Today we are privileged to interact with one such ‘hero’ who is fuelled with a passion for helping the poor farmers across the country, and he has been instrumental in serving the community in his own unique ways. He was awarded and rewarded by several authorities nationally and internationally. The government of India and the state government of AP and other states have acknowledged his passionate work and contribution several times.

Sri Gopi Raja, who is also popularly known as Drone Raja, is a very admired personality in the state of Andhra Pradesh and slowly popularising across India, serving thousands of farmers across India.

FOPPLE meant the fourth apple that will revolutionise the agriculture sector in India. The first apple was Adam and Eve’s one, the second one was Newton’s and the third belonged to Steve Job. This fourth one FOPPLE is from our country exclusively for the farming community.

There is scope for an innovative brain to bring a rapid change in the way we perform traditional farming, announces GOPI RAJA the founder of FOPPLE TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD. a start-up headquartered in Kankipadu, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The son of a farmer saw how his father’s health deteriorates after spraying fertilisers in their farms. He wanted to bestow an innovation upon him that would perform his duty without any side effects. This noble intention gave birth to the nation’s first agriculture drone, a need of every farmer across the country.

Let us get enriched with his experience, passion, expertise, and his story, which might ignite a few more passionate Gopi Rajas from the student community who can truly transform the society.

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh organised an insightful workshop on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Healthcare” in collaboration with IEEE-SRM AP Student Branch on 25th July. Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated the session. The workshop was divided into two sessions.
1. Technical presentation
2. Panel discussion

Dr Muralikrishna Voonna, Managing Director, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, and Dr Rajiv Janardhanan, Director, Amity Institute of Public Health, Professor ACVB participated in the technical presentation. Dr Voona delivered a lecture on “Impact of AI in Clinical Healthcare” whereas Dr Rajiv Janardhanan spoke on “Sustainable Healthcare: AI-enabled platforms for Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Solutions”.

Eminent panellists such as Padma Shree Awardee Prof. Upendra Kaul, Dr Pooja Ramakant, Dr Sunil Taneja, Dr Muralikrishna Voonna, and Dr Rajiv Janardhanan interacted on “Impact of Covid-19, AI on Healthcare” during the second half of the session. Prof. Priya Ranjan, Department of ECE, SRM-AP, acted as the moderator of the session. Dr Udaya Shankar V, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, was the coordinator of the workshop.

In his opening remarks, Prof. D. Narayana Rao asserted that healthcare in India faces significant challenges on quality, accessibility and affordability for a large section of the Indian population. Many healthcare experts are aware that in India, 70% of healthcare infrastructures are in the cities which caters only to 30% of India’s Population. “The shortage of doctors, lack of infrastructures, different mindset about the urban and rural population of the country and low government spending on the healthcare are very much motivating India towards innovative and sustainable and affordable technology to improve the quality of life,” said Prof Rao. He further mentioned that AI in Indian healthcare is expanding at a significant rate of 40% approximately. The AI-enabled health services such as automated analysis of medical tests, predictive healthcare diagnosis with the help of monitoring equipment and wearable sensor-based medical devices are expected to revolutionise medical treatment process in the country. AI is being extensively used in six healthcare segments such as hospital administration, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical equipment and supplies, medical insurance and telemedicine. “Moreover, hospitals can implement patient-centric plans with the help of AI to avoid unnecessary hospital procedures and making healthcare services faster in India. The Government of India also shows its keen inclination as in the past week, the Hon’ble prime minister Sri Narendra Modi had a discussion with the CEO of IBM regarding the development of AI-enabled medical instruments for healthcare in the country. Needless to say, there are a plethora of opportunities for new engineers and doctors,” opined Prof Rao.

In his talk, Dr Murali Krishna Voonna confirmed that Artificial intelligence has a huge potential to become a transformational force in healthcare. It allows humans to gain unprecedented insights into diagnosis, care process, treatment variability and patient outcomes. Nowadays, machine learning uses statistical technics to give computing systems to learn with incoming data to identify patterns and make decisions which will help the doctors to assess risks, make a correct diagnosis, and offer more effective treatments. Robot-assisted surgery is now being widely popular for the precision and accuracy in performing a complicated surgery. AI is world’s one of the highest growth industries projected to reach $150 billion by 2026. It can compensate for physician biases and be used in personalised therapy by studying genome. Dr Voonna further informed that there is a huge scope for development in the segments such as brain-computer interface, next-generation radiology tools, creation of precise analytics for pathology images, expanding access to treat underserved regions, clinical decision support etc. to name a few. “Several reputed companies have invested in India to improve the AI in healthcare. NITI Aayog is working with Google to develop artificial intelligence ecosystems in India both in training and research. They have started a National Research Strategy for Artificial Intelligence recently. National Digital Health Authority has been formed as a regulatory body which is going to make the regulation in the Artificial Intelligence in start-ups and business and commercialisation of the products. Still, AI in healthcare is a decision support tool but not a decision-making tool,” explained Dr Voonna.

In the opinion of Dr Rajiv Janardhanan, the healthcare disparity continued because the investments of the government in the years after independence is less than 2 %. COVID-19 has turned out to be a blessing for health care as it made people especially policy-makers to realise that the healthcare infrastructure needs to be improved drastically. The AI-enabled intelligent support system is required because of budget constraints, rising costs of advanced medical treatments, increased complexity and cost of delivering healthcare, as well as increased expectations and demand for quality patient-centred healthcare. India comprises of a healthcare ecosystem where 80% of the healthcare is expensive, and 70% of the population is living in rural areas with marginalised and inaccessible healthcare. This makes the rationale to develop tools which are community empowering. “Knowledge dissemination of health literacy is required necessarily to increase the productive hours of the nation. When we empower the stakeholders with health literacy it directly aligns with the health promotion efforts, provides a rationale with community-empowering policy decision making, where the weakest stakeholder in the healthcare system can be an active participant,” asserted Dr Janardhanan. AI-enabled tagging of data can convert precision medicine to a community-centric new system which is called precision public health. This conversion has to be technology-enabled with support from the engineering fraternity to make it affordable and accessible.

During the second half of the session, the panel discussed the impact of COVID-19 on health immunity system. Padma Shree Awardee Prof Kaul explained in detail how COVID-19 disease affects the human body and the process of vaccination. He gave a detailed overview of how vaccines are prepared and the process of a clinical trial. He further shared the updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine with particular focus on India’s progress in making the vaccine. Dr Taneja and Dr Ramakanth expressed their views on COVID situation based on their daily experience at the hospitals. The panel agreed that the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare system enables healthcare services, delivered at a lower cost with increased efficiency and emphasis on the diagnostics. AI should be encouraged to be used in machines to predict, comprehend, learn and act. It has the ability to play the role of game-changer in the areas of wellness, early detection, diagnosis, decision making, treatment, end of life, research and training. However, some concerns related to the safety, data quality, accountability, transparency, legal aspects etc. still persists.

The enthralling session ended with the vote of thanks. The insightful event certainly helped the participants to understand the approach in which AI is reinventing and improving modern healthcare through technologies that can estimate, comprehend, explore, and perform effectively.

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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