MSV-IV with Shaik Rajak

The world of communications is constantly changing. It is transforming, evolving, and becoming better, faster, and smarter. So, for the fourth edition of My Scholar’s Voice (MSV-IV) we would like to present Shaik Rajak from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering for a titillating discussion on “Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces for B5G Communications” on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11.00 am.

Shaik Rajak will give us an insight into the future with communications with his talk. He will elaborate in this session on the importance of his research. He will talk about the scopes of implementation as well as further research that can follow his work. It would be really beneficial to learn about the developing phase of communication research to make an informed decision while choosing research or career plans.

About the speaker:

Shaik Rajak received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2013. He completed his M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, JNTU Hyderabad in 2016 and is currently working towards the PhD at the School of Engineering And Science (SEAS), SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, India. Before joining SRM University-AP, he worked as a lecturer for a year in QIS College of Engineering and Technology (QISCET), Andhra Pradesh. He was awarded a gold medal for the paper presentation organized by SRM University-AP. His current research interests include the Internet of Things, beyond 5G communications, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, Millimeter-wave, Massive MIMO, OMA, and NOMA schemes.

So, take a seat and be a part of this amazing session on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11.00 am to hear from Shaik Rajak’s voice in MSV-IV.

SRM University-AP, is pleased to announce that the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering is bringing forth a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Recent Trends in Microwave and Beyond Techniques”. The duration of the program duration is November 15, 2021 to November 20, 2021. The sessions are scheduled in the afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and in Forenoon from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This is a 6-day online Faculty Development Programme aimed to enhance research capabilities of the researchers and professionals working in RF/ Microwave, Millimetre Waves, 5G communication and Metamaterial domain. Eminent Scientists and professors from highly reputed institutes will share their research experience with budding researchers, and expert from industries will offers Hands on Sessions. This Program will be managed by the Faculties of Department of ECE, SRM-AP.

* There is no registration fee for this FDP program. The certificate will be provided to all the attendees of this program. The candidates can register for this program on the link given below.

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The programme will cover a wide range of topics such as

  • Space exploration and technical challenges in Mars Landing
  • High-performance Microwave and Millimetre Wave Components Utilizing Suspended Substrate Transmission Line
  • Metamaterials
  • RF Energy Harvesting
  • Microwave Amplifiers/Microwave absorbers
  • 5G Beam forming Techniques/5G Antenna Implementation and challenges
  • Characteristic Mode Approach to Antenna and Array analysis
  • FSS for Aerospace applications: radome and antenna
  • Dielectric Resonator Antennas for Futuristic Applications
  • Near and Far-Field Wireless Power Transfer: Trends, Techniques and Recent Developments

Some of the eminent speakers in this program will be

  • Dr Goutam Chattopadhyay (NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)
  • Prof. S.K. Koul (CARE, IIT Delhi)
  • Dr Arokiaswami Alphones (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU Singapore)
  • Prof. V. Subramanian (Dept. of Physics, IIT Madras)
  • Dr Mrinal Kanti Mandal (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Dr Chinmoy Saha (Dept. of Space, IIST Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Dr Arani Ali Khan (Dept. of Electrical Engg., IIT Jodhpur)
  • Dr Debdeep Sarkar (Dept. of Electrical Commu., IISC Banglore)
  • Dr Saptrishi Ghosh (Dept. of Electrical Engg., IIT Indore)
  • Dr Shiv Narayan (NAL Banglore)
  • Mr Sandeep Ghoshal (Maths work)
  • Dr Ravi Dutt Gupta (Ace Technologies)
  • Swapnil Gaul (Founder – NUMEREGION)
  • Sumith S. Pillai (EMAG Solution Engineer, CST Microwave studio, VIAS pvt. ltd.)

This programme is being conducted under the watchful and dedicated eyes of Dr Divya Chaturvedi, Dr Goutam Rana, and Dr Ramesh Vaddi, from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

We invite faculty members from Indian and International institutes, research scholars, undergraduate and post-graduate students to become a part of an interesting and illuminating session which will have speakers from various teaching and professional fields to contribute their theoretical and practical insights.

This program will be especially helpful to the participants who are doing or planning to start research career in RF/Microwave-Millimetre wave domains. The recordings of the sessions will be provided to all attendees. The certificate of participation will also be provided to all the participants.

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The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with great support and supervision from the faculty have planned to conduct their second Research Scholar’s Talk Series MSV-II on 25 September 2021 at 02:30 pm. Mr D Lenin Babu will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with his enlightened talk on Photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications.

About the Speaker:
Mr D Lenin Babu is pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Sreenivasulu (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). He received his B Tech degree in ECE from JNTU Kakinada and received his MTech with specialization in Embedded systems from Vignan University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optical devices for optical communication systems. He is working towards his thesis titled “Photonic crystals based DWDM devices for optical networking applications”.

Join this engaging webinar on 25 September 2021, at 02.30 pm to learn more about photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications!

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is organising a session on “CST Studio Suite for Antenna/Array Simulation” on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am. Mr Sumith Pillai from VIAS India private limited will deliver the keynote address and enlighten the students on-

  • Reconfigurable antenna using Varactor
  • Antenna array design and simulation methods
  • Conformal antenna design and simulation

About the Speaker:
Mr Sumith Pillai is working as an EMAG Solution Engineer at VIAS3D India. He has more than 10 years of experience in the RF & Microwave domain. He is responsible for managing support and technical activities for various Industries and Academic Institutions across India and the USA. Mr Pillai has expertise in the Design and Analysis of Antenna, Array and Radome. He is further experienced in Antenna placement, RCS optimisation and EMI-EMC.

No wonder this will be a fascinating session for ECE students to be able to communicate with a person experienced in real-life industry applications of RF and Microwave. For further details, please get in touch with Dr Divya Chaturvedi and Dr Goutam Rana, Assistant Professors at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Be a part of the exciting session on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am.

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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SRM University-AP is one of the University partners in organising The First International Conference on Technologies for Smart Green Connected Society (ICTSGS-1), 29-30 November 2021, in virtual mode along with The Electrochemical Society, USA; United Nations FAO, Italy and Yamagata University, Japan.

The conference Chairs will be Professors Hidemitsu Furukawa and Ajit Khosla from Yamagata University. Dr Sujith Kalluri, Assistant Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Coordinator of SRM – Amara Raja Center for Energy Storage Devices, SRM University-AP will be the Conference Co-chair.

The meeting agenda is dedicated to the cause of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is committed to taking the bold and transformative changes that are required to move the world toward a more sustainable and resilient future. The purpose of this transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary conference is to engage and bring awareness at the grassroots level such as students, scientists, academia and industry. Therefore, engaging the community to develop technologies to achieve and accelerate Ecosystem restoration and SDGs.

To know more, visit the conference website:

Introduction to AI/ML with Python

The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with the support and guidance of the faculty are initiating a Research Scholar’s Talk Series titled My Scholar’s Voice (MSV). The first session in the series will be held on August 28, 2021. Ms Vineela Chandra D will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with her enlightening talk on Introduction to AI/ML with Python.

The objective of the program is to project the expertise of the researcher from their domain to motivate the undergraduate/postgraduate students and fellow researchers. In addition, one can get familiarized with the research going on in different areas in the ECE department. This will surely develop an interest in research apart from academics. The programme will be beneficial for the presenter as well as the participants as it will help to build up a strong research network where they can continue collaborative research.

About the Speaker:
Ms Vineela Chandra D is pursuing her PhD under the guidance of Dr Karthikeyan E (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). She had received her B.Tech degree in ECE from Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (2015). She then joined Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solutions ltd, Coimbatore as an Associate Network Engineer (2015-2017). She received her MTech degree in Embedded systems from KL University (2017-2019). Her research interests include Machine learning, Signal processing, and Embedded systems.

All research enthusiasts are invited to join the first session of My Scholar’s Voice on August 28, 2021, at 11:00 am.

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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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To provide a better idea about the career opportunities in RF/Microwave/Millimetre-wave industry, the Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is organising a webinar session on the topic “Insights into RF and Microwaves @ ECE Department SRM AP.” Dr Goutam Rana, Assistant Professor from the department will elucidate on the topic via the Zoom platform on August 21, 2021, Saturday, at 6.00 pm.

Since the major share of RF engineers works in the communication industry, the scope for growth is enormous. Being associated with product-based industries reduces the uncertainties due to fluctuations in the market. RF/Microwave/Millimetre-wave technology is very unique and has huge industrial applications in areas like communication, defence, surveillance (military, domestic both), space, automobile, medical etc.

SAMEER, ISRO, DRDO, Cisco Systems, Ericsson India Global Services, Linkquest Telecom LLC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Altiostar Networks, BSNL, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, ERICSSON EGI, Broadcom, are some of the organisations and companies that are having job openings on RF & Microwave. Since the major share of RF engineers works in the communication industry, the scope for growth is enormous. Being associated with product-based industries reduces the uncertainties due to fluctuations in the market.

Join this webinar on August 21, 2021, to know more about the different avenues available in RF-Microwave and the skillsets required to excel in RF/Microwave career.

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The Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is organising a webinar session on the topic “Insights into VLSI Design @ ECE Department SRM AP” on August 14, 2021, Saturday, at 6.00 pm. Dr Indranil Hatai, Assistant Professor from the department will elucidate on the topic via the Zoom platform.

Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. Before the introduction of VLSI technology, most ICs had a limited set of functions they could perform. An electronic circuit might consist of a CPU, ROM, RAM and other glue logic. VLSI lets IC designers add all of these into one chip. With the advent of very large scale integration (VLSI) designs, the number of applications of integrated circuits (ICs) in high-performance computing, controls, telecommunications, image and video processing, and consumer electronics has been rising at a very fast pace. The current cutting-edge technologies such as high resolution and low bit-rate video and cellular communications provide the end-users with a marvellous amount of applications, processing power and portability. This trend is expected to grow rapidly, with very important implications on VLSI design and systems design.

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Join this informative webinar on August 14, 2021, to know more about the ECE department at SRM University-AP that grooms students to the electronics industry that has achieved phenomenal growth due to the rapid advances in large scale integration technologies.

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