“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible”- Arthur C Clarke

The indomitable spirit to give birth to the impossible is the magical force that keeps changing the face of the world. Every innovation, be it in the field of technology, medicine, or entrepreneurship, has paved the way for colossal changes simplifying life on earth. The sheer ability to think and innovate is what made human beings the ruling power. All the amenities and services that we revel in today would not have come into existence without the power to innovate.

As the world is surging ahead with far-reaching developments at an unimaginable pace, there is no question about equipping society to embrace these changes and equally be an unflinching source instigating such changes. Learning in the present era is beyond the ability to read, write and pass with flying colours. True learning does not take place without igniting the spark of creativity hidden inside every individual. The Entrepreneurship Cell has scheduled the launch of their latest endeavour “Innovation Square” to put on show the unrelenting power of innovation of our students.

Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 05.30 pm

Venue: Tiered Classroom

Join the session to behold some of the live innovations of our students at the campus.

resume buildingA resume is your gateway to the exciting opportunities ahead. It manages to pave the way for a variety of career options. Building a resume that can highlight your most attractive skills and experiences is the first step in entering a highly competitive job market. Making yourself visible in a pool of aspirants is the key to grab your chance. A resume is not a mere document but a tool for marketing yourself. Thus, crafting a resume deserves your time and attention.

The Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services is organising the 8th segment of the industry readiness webinar series. The distinguished guest, Ms Lavanya Karthikheyan, Regional CPD Leader, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, will deliver a speech on Resume building hacks.

Date: April 7, 2022

Time: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm IST

Join the webinar and learn some critical hacks to build an excellent resume.

computer visionMachine Learning has started its move from the cloud to the periphery of the network. Today’s edge devices are becoming smarter and are no longer the dumb devices that would simply transmit the data to some central location. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is conducting the 2nd department distinguished Industry-Academia Interaction lecture in the ECE DDIAIL series. Dr Amit Kumar Saha, Principal Engineer at Cisco Meraki, Bangalore, will deliver a talk on the topic  ‘Computer vision at the edge’.

The talk will focus on the evolution of a specific type of edge device, the surveillance camera, from the traditional CCTV model to the smart camera model. It will discuss some of the engineering and research challenges in building smart cameras that lie at the periphery of the network.

Date: May 7, 2022

Time: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm IST

About the speaker

Dr Amit Kumar Saha is the Principal Engineer at Cisco Meraki, Bangalore. He received his PhD degree from Rice University in 2007. Prior to that, he obtained his BTech degree from IIT Kharagpur as a recipient of Dr B C Roy Gold Medal in 1999 for being the single graduating student with the best mix of academics and extracurricular activities. Dr Amit explores the next generation of technology at the intersection of networks, distributed systems, and data science, with a special emphasis on system-wide design. He is part of Cisco Meraki’s Camera Intelligence team and enables Cisco’s internal products as well as customers better manage their AI/ML life cycles by making it easier to train and tune models and deploy distributed machine learning workloads. He passionately seeks out opportunities to give back to the community through talks, research collaborations, organising conferences, and as visiting faculty at several top institutes in India.

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Resume reviewA resume comes across the recruiter or employer way before you. It single-handedly opens the door to a world of opportunities. Making yourself visible in the crowd of applicants is a craft of intelligence. Your resume should portray the most refined version of yourself in a strictly competent world. Reviewing your resume is advantageous since the reviewer evaluates from an employer’s perspective.

The Directorate of Alumni Affairs has planned to start Live Mentoring Programs by SRM-AP Alumni from different domains. The first mentoring session, Resume review, is scheduled to be organised this Saturday through zoom. Students can share their updated resumes with the mentors during the session to get practical input from them.

Date: April 30, 2022

Time: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm IST

Be ready with your updated resume and join the mentoring session.

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Redefining the beauty standards

Bodily autonomyImagine being taught from a very young age that you must cater to the expectations of each and everyone around you but not yours. Think about the times you tried to fit yourself in someone else’s set of standards. Falling into the rabbit hole of hating our own appearance has become easy ever since the media started setting unrealistic beauty standards. Rise of social media fitness gurus and influencers, who are obsessed with the unreasonable “flaws” in our bodies, accelerated the process. This led to a myriad of issues ranging from eating disorders to anxiety and depression.

Claiming the existence of an alternate explanation of beauty outside the stereotypes is thus the need of the hour. Cherishing yourself the way you are is not just an act of love but a socio-political statement. The ability to choose how to use your own body, irrespective of an outsider’s opinion, is an essential right of every individual.

The Department of Student Affairs is organising a session, ‘Reclaiming bodily autonomy’ with Ms Sridevi Srinath to help you unlearn the standard narratives of beauty. Let you be the one who decides what to do and what not to do with your body.

Date: April 23, 2022

Time: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm IST

Join the session and unlearn the stereotypes!

scalar conservation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has greatly increased our awareness of the world and broadened the scope of our engagement with it. In the first episode of the ECE Department Guest Lecture Series, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SRM University-AP is organising a lecture on April 23, 2022, from 10.20 am to 12.00 noon. Dr Orazio Aiello, Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy, will engage the audience on the topic Ultra-Low-Power and Agile IC Design for novel Sensor Nodes for the Internet of Things on that day.

The vision of a world where pervasive integrated electronic systems embedded in everyday life objects (e.g. household appliances, surveillance cameras, healthcare systems) are fully interconnected to collect, process, and exchange useful information requires energy-autonomous systems for distributed sensing and data acquisition. The low-cost requirement demands a small area, low design effort, digital-like shrinkage across CMOS generations, and design/technology portability. The possibility to exploit the digital (automated) design flow even for analog building blocks can dramatically reduce the design effort of any system-on-chip that faces the analog signal. Since data processing is digital, but most signals from the real world are analog, almost any electronic device that interfaces with the surrounding environment will benefit from the outcomes of this investigation. In this framework, the talk illustrates the concepts and the design flows which enable the implementation of analog functions by true digital circuits.

Biography of the speaker:

Orazio Aiello (Senior Member, IEEE) received the BSc and MSc degrees (cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) from the Scuola Superiore di Catania, Italy, in 2009, and the PhD degree from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2013.,From 2008 to 2009, he was an Analog IC Designer and an EMC Consultant for STMicroelectronics, Castelletto, Italy. In 2012, he was a Visiting PhD. A student with Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, he was a Research Fellow in a joint project with FIAT-Chrysler Automobiles, Turin. In 2014, he joined NXP-Semiconductors, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as a Mixed Signal IC Designer and an EMC Expert. In 2015 and 2016, he was a Visiting Fellow with the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Since 2015, he has been working with the Green IC Group, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore, where he has also been a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual and a Global Fellow leading the ULPIoT project. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Genova, Italy. His main research interests include energy-efficient analogue-mixed signal circuits and sensor interfaces. Dr Aiello is a member of the IEEE CASS Microlearning AdHoc Committee and is/was a Technical Program Committee Member of a number of conferences, such as NORCAS and APCCAS.

Join this informative lecture with Dr Orazio Aiello on April 23, 2022 at 10.20 am IST.

Once upon a time “Kodak” (Kodak Croma was the leader in camera manufacturing) said – “I am the leader!!! No digitalization can impact me. I am too big and powerful for anyone and anything to be replaced!!!!…. I am invincible!”. Today “Kodak Croma” has become a fossil. The new generation is not even aware of the name.

Every innovation is the beginning of a new era. It also ushers a million changes that will have a radical impact on all aspects of life. Therefore, it is inevitable to keep abreast of all the latest happenings in the changing times as every new change opens a new world of opportunities. Unless the present generation is equipped to embrace the heralding revolution, they are locked out of infinite avenues that will lead them to a brand-new life.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is organising an induction programme ‘Ushering the Next Era- Innovation, Leadership & Entrepreneurship’ for the students of SRM University- AP on various initiatives and activities on leadership and entrepreneurship. The programme intends to give a brief overview of the contemporary innovations in the business landscape and facilitate them to transform in tune with the recent developments. They are also given an opportunity to meet some of the budding entrepreneurs in the field to derive inspiration and orient themselves accordingly. Grab every opportunity that comes your way and transform yourselves into the leaders of tomorrow.

Date: April 8, 2022

Time: 5.00 pm IST

Venue: APJ Abdul Kalam Auditorium, X-Lab, SRMAP

You can also join us virtually for this exciting session to explore the pioneering developments in the field.

international lecture series

Guest lectures are a great opportunity for students to learn what the rest of the world thinks/researches. As a part of the International Lecture Series, The Office of International Relations and Higher Studies invites Prof Jeremy Simpson from University College, Dublin to engage the students on the topic “Nanoparticles as drug delivery systems – what can cell biology tell us?”

Nanotechnology advancements have resulted in the creation of related fields such as nanoparticle synthesis and biomedical applications. Patients and doctors alike have been given hope by nanotechnology-driven advancements in treating complicated medical problems.

Join this informative lecture on April 08, 2022, at 3.00 pm and get enlightened!

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About the Speaker

Jeremy Simpson carried out his PhD work at the University of Warwick (UK), working on the trafficking of protein toxins in mammalian cells under the supervision of Profs. Mike Lord and Lynne Roberts. After post-doctoral work at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (USA) in the lab of Dr Bill Balch and the ICRF in London (UK) in the lab of Dr Rainer Pepperkok, he was awarded a long term EMBO fellowship allowing him to move to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (Germany). For over 9 years he worked at EMBL developing and applying novel high-throughput imaging approaches to study protein localisation and membrane traffic. In 2008 he was appointed as Full Professor of Cell Biology at University College Dublin, Ireland. His lab currently applies high-throughput imaging technologies to study various membrane trafficking pathways in the cell, a number of human diseases associated with defects in the endomembrane system, and the molecular basis of how synthetic nanoparticles enter cells and induce toxicity. His lab also has expertise in the growth and analysis of 3D cell models, including spheroids and organoids, and their imaging and analysis using high-content screening microscopy. His lab also develops novel software tools and approaches for image analysis. He has authored 120 peer-reviewed articles, including articles in Nature Cell Biology and Nature Methods, and a number of book chapters. He is a Fellow of the UCD Conway Institute and runs the UCD Cell Screening Laboratory (www.ucd.ie/hcs). Additional academic roles within UCD have included Head of Subject for the Cell and Molecular Biology Programme, Head of the School of Biology and Environmental Science, and Vice-Principal (International) of the UCD College of Science. In September 2021 he took up the role of College Principal and Dean of Science for the UCD College of Science.

international lecture

The heat and power industry is undergoing a major transformation, and multinational enterprises must adapt to satisfy ever-increasing present and future demands. The Office of International Relations and Higher Studies at SRM University-AP is organising a lecture titled “MSc in Advanced Heat Engineering at Cranfield University” to educate the students about the importance, scope and opportunities of the field. Dr Kumar Patchigolla, Course Director at Cranfield University will illuminate the participants on the topic on April 13, 2022, at 03.30 pm.

All are invited to participate in the lecture organised as a part of the International Lecture Series.

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About the Speaker

Dr Patchigolla joined Cranfield University in 2009 as Lecturer in 2012, Senior Lecturer in 2017 and Reader in 2020. During this period he is involved in the demonstration of low-temperature heat storage (rock bed), thermal driven absorption chiller (Li-Br), combustion (fluidized, pulverized), gasification (fixed, fluidized), the capture of CO2 (Chemical/Calcium looping) and CO2 pipeline and shipping transport facilities, evaluating the effects on component durability and gas cleaning requirements of systems using a wide range of solid fuels. These include biomasses, waste and sewage sludge as well as coal either alone or in different co-fired combinations and supervision of research activities using the Pilot Scale Advanced Capture (PACT) facilities.

metamaterials applications

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is hosting the first segment of the ECE Department Distinguished Lecture Series on March 24, 2022, from 12.00 pm to 01.00 pm IST. Prof Achanta Venugopal, Director, CSIR-NPL is the distinguished speaker of the event. He will be delivering a talk on the topic “Metamaterials and their Applications”.

Abstract of the Talk

Metamaterials are designed materials with unique properties that may not exist in naturally available materials. These are designed with sub-wavelength size components. In this talk, after briefly introducing metamaterials, the speaker will discuss on a few metal-dielectric and all dielectric metamaterials and their applications in wide-ranging areas covering stealth, single-photon emitters, reusable biosensors among others.

Speaker’s Profile

Venu Gopal Achanta obtained his PhD in Physics from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and PhD in Electronics from Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. He is currently the Director of CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi. He is on lien from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai where he is a professor in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science. He has served in various TIFR committees as chair and member. He is also on the senates of IISER, Berhampur and IIT, Delhi. He is a member of the executive council of Optical Society of India, vice-chair of IEEE Photonics Mumbai chapter and member of the program committee of the Association of Asia Pacific Physics Societies – Division of Condensed Matter Physics. He is on the editorial board of journals, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Physics, Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, and the Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics. He is an honorary Fellow of the Metrology Society of India and senior member of IEEE. His research interests are in nano and quantum photonics with over 140 journal publications.

Join here for an insightful session with Prof Achanta Venugopal.