Latest Past Events

Webinar: Healthcare Technology and Innovation

Virtual MIT Art, Design And Technology University, Pune

On 23rd September 2021, a webinar on Healthcare technology and innovation was organized by the enthusiastic team of students of the IEEE  Student Branch. It was a one-hour-long webinar that majorly focused on encouraging young brains on healthcare technology and innovations. Shri Gaur Sunder, Associate Director CDAC,  a distinguished speaker elaborated on technology and its applications in Healthcare. His presentation was followed by an interesting round of Q& that allowed all participants to communicate with the speaker. This report includes an overview of the entire webinar, objective, and conclusion of the presentations and discussion. AGENDA THE EVENT: Motivate and encourage students to dive deep into innovative healthcare technologies and contribute to the healthcare sector in this sci-tech era Valuable insights on Healthcare Technology and Innovations To help make people aware of the healthcare technology To introduce young brains to healthcare and its innovations OUR GUEST For the successful event on healthcare technology and innovation, MIT ADT University was blessed to have the presence of a very esteemed guest, Mr. Gaur Sunder. About the Speaker: Directs the Health Informatics R&D activities Head of Advanced Computing Training School(ACTS: acts.cdac.in) of C-DAC, Pune. He has led Health ICT, R&D projects under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare(MoH&FW), Government of India. Principal Investigator of advanced R&D projects funded by MeitY and International grants bodies such as VINNOVA, Sweden, and NWO, the Netherlands.  Co-author of a book on Electronic Health Record published by IEEE Press, USA, and has published/co-published several papers in scientific and engineering journals and conferences. Gaur Sunder has served on national and international committees and represents India at some of the Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) - BIS, ISO, HL7, SNOMED - dealing with digital healthcare standardization.  He was a member of MeitY committees for Telemedicine Standards 2007, and the National Rural Telemedicine Network program. He was a member and primary drafter of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare(MoH&FW) notified EHR Standards for India 2016 (and earlier 2013 edition) and contributed to National Knowledge Commission iHIND, Karnataka Public Health Policy 2017, and drafting of NeHA/DISHA Bill among others.  He was part of MoH&FW - NITI Aayog - MeitY committee for National Digital Health Blueprint (National Health Stack), and is assisting National Health Authority in implementing National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). FLOW OF THE EVENT The exhilarating session on healthcare technology and innovation started and immediately achieved a huge number of participants. The anchors, Kaustubh Narkhede and Apurva Gosavi began the event with a warm welcome to all the participants and the speaker. Following that, Dr. Reena Pagare who is the IEEE Student Branch Counsellor and Faculty Chair of the IEEE MIT-ADT WIE Affinity Group briefed about IEEE MIT-ADT University Student Branch, its objectives, and the past and upcoming activities. She spoke with the audience and promoted an upcoming major flagship event organized by IEEE MIT-ADT Student Branch and IEEE Pune Section called the IEEE PuneCon 2021. After that, Mr.Sunder Gaur, the speaker of the webinar shared his presentation and enlightened young minds on the innovations in Healthcare technology. He blessed the participants with his tremendous knowledge, experiences, and thoughts. He put some light on the significance of healthcare technology and innovations and crucial and innovative initiatives that have taken place in the last couple of decades. The session was further followed by the most interesting part of that event, the Q& round session where all the participants could communicate, chat and clear their doubts with the speaker. Mr. Gaur Sunder clarified and answered all doubts very gracefully. In the end, Profesor Monali Chinchamalatpure, Student Activity Faculty Coordinator of IEEE MIT-ADT Student Branch gave the vote of thanks to all the participants and the speaker. The session was concluded and the anchors thanked everyone for their enthusiastic participation. The participants were asked to provide us with their valuable feedback and were awarded the certificate of participation. CONCLUSION The webinar discerned a clear trend of successfully battling the issues and exploring innovative solutions in the form of advanced technology and ideas. The session was led successfully because of the enthusiasm and a large number of active participants in the session which made the webinar even more interesting. The session gave us a gratifying glimpse of the effect of the advancement in technology in the field of healthcare in the near future.                  

Webinar: Research Paper Writing

Virtual MIT Art, Design And Technology University, Pune

The Research Paper Writing and Publishing Webinar organized by the IEEE Pune section in association with the IEEE Student Branch MIT ADT and IEEE Computer Society, Pune Chapter held on 21 June 2021 brought students, professionals, and research scholars from all over India together. The aim of the webinar was to share experiences, learn from one another, and discuss good practices that should be followed while writing and publishing Research Papers. The webinar was structured around small, facilitated sessions and presentations followed by an interesting round of QnA to allow all participants to enter into a practical discussion. There were inputs from brilliant key speakers from IEEE who provided insights into the important factors that make an ordinary research paper a great one. The webinar was a key activity for the IEEE Pune Section as it aimed to attract more students towards research paper writing, empower learning, develop skills, and support opportunities (like the IEEE PuneCon which is to be organized by IEEE MIT ADT in December 2021)  for all within the society. This report provides an overview of the webinar, background information and objectives, and a summary of the presentations and discussions. Agenda of the Webinar: To introduce young brains to Research Paper Writing and Publishing To elaborate on the Nuances of writing a research paper To help attendees understand the Etiquettes and Ethics that must be followed in Research Paper Publishing To help make people aware of the IEEE open science initiatives and what’s new at IEEE Xplore. Quiz: The quiz was held on www.menti.com and organized by the IEEE Bangalore Section under the direction of Dr. Dhanukumar Pattanashetti. The quiz was MCQ based with 6 questions and for each question, 4-5 options were provided, participants were granted points out of 1000 for each correct answer based on how quickly they answered and 0 points for the wrong answer. Participants were provided 10 seconds to answer and after each question, the ranking was displayed. The participant with the highest score won. Execution of the event: The webinar started with an interesting session on “Nuances of Writing Research Paper” which was delivered by Dr.Neha Sharma, who is the Secretary of IEEE Pune Section and the founder and secretary of the society for data science. She begins the session by busting myths about Research Paper Writing. In her session, she put some light on the significance of paper writing and the common practices related to it. She elaborated on paper layout, cross-referencing, the language of paper, and certain common myths about paper writing. She blessed the participants with her tremendous knowledge, experiences, and thoughts. The next speaker was Dr. Rajesh Ingle. He is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society (Pune) and Vice-Chair of IEEE India Council. He is also the Head of Blockchain and Distributed Systems Labs. He enlightened everyone on the topic “Etiquette and Ethics in Publishing”. He focused mainly on plagiarism. His session was an eye-opening session for various mysterious fields related to Research Paper Publishing and he clarified them very gracefully. Dr. Dhanukumar Pattanashetti was the third speaker. He is a Senior IEEE Client Services Manager at IEEE India Operations Center in Bengaluru. He spoke on ”IEEE Open Science Initiatives and What’s New at IEEE Xplore”. He explained to everyone about the significance of crucial initiatives taken by IEEE and how these should be utilized for learning and developing oneself. We were blessed to have the delightful presence of such a great speaker. His session was followed by a Quiz round. The quiz was MCQ based with 6 questions and for each question, 4-5 options were provided, participants were given 10 seconds to answer each question for which they were awarded points out of 1000 for each correct answer based on how quickly they answered. The participants with the highest score in the end won. The quiz was followed by the most interesting part, the QnA round session where all participants could communicate and discuss the practical problems faced during Research Paper Writing and Publishing. In the end, Dr. Reena Pagare gave the vote of thanks to all the guest speakers and participants who made the evening truly memorable. Participation Statistics achieved: The number of participants in the webinar sessions was huge. There was an active percentage of participants where both professionals and students participated. It was observed that the student participation was more than the professional participation. The statistics suggest that there were 45% of professional participation and 55% of student participation. Conclusion: The webinar yielded a huge range of ideas and suggestions about research paper writing and publishing. The event was led and executed successfully. The event was successful enough to attract as many as 163 registrations for a one-day event. The event was made even more fun and interesting when the participants were allowed to give answers and correct answers were given acknowledgment in the form of prizes. The quiz was organized by the IEEE Bangalore section and the top 3 winners were encouraged with the merchandise.

Inauguration of IEEE Women in Engineering

MIT ADTU IEEE student branch conducted a Virtual Inaugural Program of Women in Engineering Affinity group on the auspicious occasion of International Women’s Day i.e 8th March 2021 from 11:15 am to 01:30 pm. The objective of opening the MIT ADTU IEEE WIE affinity group is to help students to gain confidence, make a difference, meet new people, become a part of a larger community, hone their soft skills, take on a challenging experience and develop management skills. The inaugural program was attended by 100+ students. The program began with a welcome address by Prof.Dr. Rajneeshkaur Sachdeo, Dean Engineering, Head Dept. CSE, MITSOE. Dr. Reena Pagare, IEEE Student Branch Counsellor gave an overview of different activities carried under the MIT- ADTU IEEE Student Branch.  Guest of honor Dr. Rajashree Jain, Secretary IEEE India council talked about opportunities for women in IEEE. She talked about how IEEE & WIE has helped her grow in her professional career as well as the network of people that she was able to connect to because of IEEE.  Ms. Swetha Shankar, Director Engineering, Site Leader Bangalore, Red Hat, India addressed the gathering with her talk on the Women in Engineering in India context. The reality is that stereotypes remain intact. Women in engineering remain underrepresented and underpaid. Lack of confidence early in a girl’s life can alter their career plans, even if they are highly capable in STEM. Add to that lack of clubs, professional role models, hands-on experience, and difficulty of understanding what an engineer does. All of a sudden, it is much clearer why there are fewer women in engineering than men all over the world. Chief guest Ms. Rashmi Verma, Chief Strategic Expert and Diversity & Inclusion Lead, SAP, Germany enlightened all the gathering with her valuable views on the Topic: Do you dream to work abroad? She gave an insight into the opportunities available in Germany and the workspace culture present in Germany. She also talked about her journey from India to Germany. Prof. Dr. Kishore Ravande, Dean R&C, Principal, MIT School of Engineering addressed the audience about how women are playing an important role in every field today. Prof. Dr. Sunita Karad, Director ICT, Dean Management MIT ADT University, threw light on her views on women empowerment and how the inauguration of such a diverse platform like IEEE WIE in her very own college makes her proud and delighted. Dr. Reena Pagare, Faculty chair - WIE announced the student committee members of MITADT IEEE STB WIE affinity group. She congratulated all the members and gave her best regards to all. It was a great pleasure to mention that the student chair of IEEE STB of MITADT got selected as IEEE Pune Section Council Website Team member Ms.Shivani Sorte.  Furthermore, Ms. Nikita Pokharkar, branch WIE student Chair, MITADTU briefed about the plans of the IEEE WIE ADTU Team & mentioned her sincere thanks to WIE Team and MIT ADTU. On the occasion of International Women’s day, WIE Student Branch Affinity groups of MIT-ADT and SICSR in association with Women in Engineering Affinity group (WIE) and IEEE Pune Section organized two different events- DETAILS OF EVENTS ORGANISED - ESSAY COMPETITION - 🔸The topic for the Essay competition was : If you could influence the government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women/girls what would it be? 🏆Prizes for the competition were : 1st Prize: worth Rs. 1500/- 2nd Prize: worth Rs.1000/- Two Consolation Prizes worth Rs. 500/- The language for the essay was English/ Hindi/Marathi. The MITADT STB WIE team receives very huge responses from all over the IEEE Pune Section along with the IEEE Bombay section as well. Total 80+ registration received for the competition. Both Men & Women participated in the event POSTER COMPETITION- 🔸Topics for the Poster making competition are: 1)Marvelous women of all time/women role model 2)One woman many roles 3)Women in the workplace: breaking the glass ceiling and challenges 4) Respect women: End violence against women 5) Women in Tech 🏆 Prizes for the Poster making competition were : 1st Prize: worth Rs.1500/- 2nd Prize: worth Rs.1000/- The SICSR STB WIE team receives appreciable responses from all over the IEEE Pune Section. Both Men & Women participated in the event. Total 50+ registration received for the competition. Results of both these events were declared on 8th March 2021 during the Inaugural Ceremony.