Sir Padampat Singhania University holds IEEE Day 2020
Sir Padampat Singhania University celebrated IEEE Day 2020 at its campus with a great zeal and enthusiasm on 6th October 2020. The celebrations, held under the theme ‘Leveraging Technology for a better tomorrow’ commenced with a salutatory speech by IEEE Student Branch Chair – SPSU, Dr. Mukesh Kalla, Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering. With warmth, he welcomed Prof. Shrihari Prakash Honwad, President of the University, Prof. Arun Kumar, Dean, School of Engineering, Prof. Udayprakash Raghunath Singh, Registrar, all the faculty members and students to the event.
Due to pandemic situation this year, the event at SPSU was organized virtually through Microsoft Teams. Students and faculty members of the university joined the event with a lot of keenness.
The tagline of IEEE “Advancing Technology for Humanity, reminds the Technological Community”, enlightens the organization/society with the driven force of innovative ideas, which leads to a better future. These four words are a reflection of the IEEE mission and vision, positioning statement, and brand promise. It is the hope that all individuals who see this tagline will better understand and appreciate the role that technology and IEEE play in creating a better tomorrow.
IEEE day is celebrated the first time in history where engineers worldwide & IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next.
The Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker of the session were Dr. Prerna Gaur, Professor and Head, Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi, Chair IEEE Delhi Section. Dr. Gaur delivered a webinar on the topic “Artificial Based Motion Control”.
Motion control technology equipped with AI smoothen the processes resulting in greater efficiencies, better machine performance, improved product quality, saving cost and delivery to market in lesser time, enhanced by replacing hardware with software wherever possible.
Another Keynote Speaker of the event was Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Professor, Department of EEE, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section. Dr. Shahnaz presented the webinar on the topic “Signal and Biomedical Applications based on Deep Learning”.
Signal Processing and Machine Learning has applications in pitch estimation from noisy speech, speech enhancement for hearing aid devices, ECG de-noising for cardiac abnormality detection and disease detection from images of biomedical signals. To treat the diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine in both adult and pediatric imaging, the musculoskeletal radiographs bring a significant depth of expertise. Hence to treat a maximum amount of patients, Machine Learning and Deep Learning can play a crucial role. Skin diseases are some of the most common human illnesses across geographies and time. Deep Learning techniques can be more effective in classifying digital images of multiclass skin lesions with improved performance parameters. The overall goal of such research on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Speech and Biomedical Applications is to support and meet the sustainable Development Goals.
The session ended with the vote of thanks by Faculty Advisor IEEE Student Branch– SPSU, Dr. Chandani Joshi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Last but not the least, the memory of the event was captured in a group photograph, virtually and physically, with social distancing norms at the campus.