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.
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.
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.