ECE Dept organises 2-day National Conference (AIVESC ’18)

The ECE Dept of the College organised a two-day National Conference on Advanced Innovations in VLSI, Embedded Systems, Signal Processing and Communication (AIVESC’18) during 09-10.03.2018. The conference was sponsored by KSCSTE and PTA (VAST),  and was organised jointly with IETE.

Day 1

The activities of the Conference began with an inaugural ceremony held in the Advanced Computer Lab of the College. Dr S Swapna Kumar. HoD of ECE Dept, welcomed the dignitaries and participants. Presidential address was delivered by Dr Sudha Balagopalan, Principal. Dr V N Krishnachandran, Vice Principal, also addressed the participants. Prof K Vidyasagar (Joint Director, Regional Directorate of Technical Education) inaugurated the Conference and delivered the inaugural address

Felicitations were offered by Dr M V Rajesh (HoD. ECE Dept, College of Engineering, Poonjar, and Hon. Secretary, IETE Kochi Centre). He emphasized the importance learning new technologies by faculty members. He also talked about the growing importance of artificial intelligence and automation and the threat it posed to job security. Mr Suresh Lal, Finance Director, addressed the audience and talked about learning new technologies. Ms Sarika K T (AP, ECE Dept) delivered the vote of thanks.

After a brief break for refreshments, Dr M V Rajesh presented a technical talk on neural networks. In his presentation he explained the basics of neural networks, biological neural networks and artificial neural network. He pointed out the advantages of the biological neural networks due to the networking of the neurons and the difficulties faced in artificial neural network due to fan-out and cross networking. He also mentioned about the neural network implementations using gates and the vast research taking place in the artificial neural network.

Day 2

Mr Sreekanth M (Compani Tech, Makerspace)  gave a talk on “Demystifying Robotics”. He explained the basic features of robotics : sensors, monitors, analysis, communication, control and actuation. He also explained the existence of hidden subsystems based on problem analysis. Videos where presented on Boston Dynamics-Spot-mini and Oscar-modular working function was explained.  He emphasised the need to learn physics and pointed out that the predicted performance and experimental results would vary from real-time product implementation. This could be corrected through machine learning and other feedback methods that would lead to the final product development.

After the break for refreshments, research scholars presented their papers in two parallel sessions called Track 1 and Track 2. The Track 1 (VLSI & Embedded Systems) was held in the Advanced Computer Lab and was chaired by Dr Binoy B Nair and Mr Sreekanth M. The Track 2 (Signal Processing & Communication) was held in the VLSI Lab and was chaired by Dr M S Sinith and Dr S Swapna Kumar. the afternoon session of track 2 was chaired by Dr S Swapna Kumar and Ms Fetsy K Francis.