Annual Report of COMSOC Chapter

 

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY

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TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

1. Paper titled “Intelligent Industrial Robotic Arm” by the IEEE COMSOC members of College of Engineering, Trivandrum  has been accepted for oral presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET 2011) to be held on August 26-27, 2011, Dalian, China.

Team Members : Jery Althaf, Shafna P, Kavya V.R, Sreevas S.

Mentor : Sinith M.S

2. Two projects chosen for funding for IEEE COMSOC Chapter Kerala section Humanitarian project contest:

a. Automated Online Blood bank Database project

b. Multi-patient biotelemetry using a mobile phone

3. Vitals Monitoring System: Project submitted for IEEE Presidents Change the World contest 2011

4. 7 papers submitted for National level Robert Bosch Paper presentation contest held for 2nd and 3rd year B.Tech Students

INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATIONS:

  1. Metawing Technologies (Educational portal of Blue Nitrogen)

  2. Innobuzz Ethical Hacking

 

EVENTS:

  1. Inauguration of COMSOC SB Chapter and STAC on Image Processing

    Venue: CETAA Hall

    Date: 15th January 2011

    No: of participants: 70

    The COMSOC student branch chapter of College of Engineering, Trivandrum was officially inaugurated on 15th January 2011 by Er.Pradeep Balachandran (Secretary, IEEE COMSOC chapter, Kerala Section).

    The STAC meet on Image processing and Arduino Workshop was held on 15th January 2011 at College of Engineering, Trivandrum. The event started by 10 am. Dr.JIJI.C.V (Professor, College of Engineering Trivandrum) gave a two hour talk on Image Processing which included a number of interesting videos and mention of Image processing toolboxes in Matlab. Face recognition and pattern recognition were the highlights of the talk. In the afternoon session there was a Arduino workshop conducted by members from the BegiNow firm.

    The event attracted a healthy participation of more than 70 students which included students from College of Engineering, Kottarakara , RIT, Kottayam , MBCET , College of Engineering, Barton Hill in addition to those from the host college.

  1. Technical Essay writing contest

    Venue: S5 Applied Electronics classroom

    Date: 7th June 2011

    No: of participants: 35

    This event was held with the aim of enhancing the technical interest of the members. A set of 3 topics were given to the students to write the essay on namely – Robotics, Embedded Systems and Nanotechnology. Evaluation committee was setup which decided on the top 2 places.

 

  1. DRUPAL Workshop

    Venue: Computer Science Department Lab

    Date: 20th August 2011

    No: of participants: 41

    IEEE COMSOC Student Chapter of CET along with IEEE SB Younus College of Engineering conducted a workshop on “Web Development with Drupal” by Zyxware Technologies, Trivandrum as part of Student Technical Awareness Conference (STAC) in Hub1.

    Drupal is a free and open source content management system and content management framework package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization. It is maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers.

    The workshop was a huge success as the number of students participated exceeded the capacity of the lab. The online registration process had a good positive response which started on 4th August and closed a week before the event. About 50 students registered online and 41 students actually attended the workshop. Students from College of Engineering Trivandrum, Younus College of Engineering, Sree Chithira Thirunal College of Engineering, University College of Engineering Kariyavattom and Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala attended the workshop.

    It was a purely technical hands-on Workshop. The Drupal platform is being increasingly used for constructing websites and web development and there are profound opportunities for students to work on internships and projects. Having the knowledge of Drupal will help students in their projects.

 

  1. TED students – An open colloquium by students, on Technology, Entertainment and Design

    Venue: Electronics Seminar Hall

    Date: 16th December 2011

    No: of participants: 40

    TED-students was a meet on the lines of an unconference in which students would present a variety of ideas, their thoughts on intriguingtopics and demonstrate interesting things they have done with technology or involving the power of people or society as a whole.

    The event was held in the form of an informal gathering of technology enthusiasts, coffee-table thinkers and others, where we had intellectually stimulating short talks and subsequent discussions on issues that tag technological development, engineering paradoxes, or the beauty of certain technological discoveries

    The talks/presentations included:

  1. “Mathematics: The Science of Order”, by Vishak H Pillai

    Vishak is a hardcore mathematics lover at heart and wished to share with the audience what it was about math that made researchers and passionate students love it dearly. He cited examples of patterns found in nature, interesting series and sequences, as well as some of the major breakthroughs and the people behind them, in the ‘queen of all sciences’.

  1. “Perspective: Why the word ‘meanwhile’ is dangerous”, by Sriram Padmanabhan

    If one paused time, and zoomed in on the events happening in parallel during something as trivial as the push of a lever, it is easy to get lost in the sequence of events that are happening. Here, the example of the take-off of an aircraft was used to highlight the fact that the word ‘meanwhile’ cannot infact, be loosely used. Starting from the cockpit and ending in the laws of physics that govern the electrons that move because a level was pushed in the cockpit, all is under complete control of man, yet overwhelming in itself.

  1. “Games: Then, now and why”, by Mahadev Gopalakrishnan

    Games have evolved from the humble beginnings as Pong played on a CRO screen to multiplayer games involving scenarios from all walks of life. Mahadev took a look at the current gaming industry and market in India and ventured to tell us why something radical needs to happen.

 

  1. “A closer look at how we are using non-renewable energy”, by Aju Antony

    In a developing country that needs to do more than just hanker after expensive renewable sources of fuel, there are many steps that can be taken, without major infrastructure changes, to ensure that emissions go down by a large percentage. Comparative study between the position of India and China on the status of renewable energy sources was done. This clearly urged the need for India to tap into newer resources of renewable energy.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING:

Venue: Electronics Seminar Hall

Date: 9th December 2011

No: of participants: 70

The Annual General Body Meeting of ComSoc Chapter, IEEE student branch CET was conducted on 9th December 2011 in the Electronics Dept. seminar hall from 12 P.M to 2 P.M. The Chief Guest of the meeting was Dr. V. Gopakumar, Principal, CET. The event was meticulously anchored by Miss Alka Isac, Vice-Chairperson, WIE SB CET. It was heartening to see that the participation from freshers was immense. Mr Ebin Mathews, the present Chair, SB CET started off the event with an introductory presentation on IEEE for the freshers, explaining the various benefits of IEEE.

Dr. V. Gopakumar (Principal, CET) addressed the gathering. Gopakumar Sir, who has been related to CET for more than 25 years, talked about the history of IEEE in CET. He remembered that IEEE SB was first setup in the campus in the year 1987 and that the students of those days were very much technically inclined. They used to subscribe and read many technical journals and IEEE magazines. Dr. Suresh, Branch Councelor SB CET also addressed the gathering. He talked about how student members can leverage IEEE to their full advantage. He listed out the benefits of IEEE membership for both faculty and staff. He also briefly commented on the previous year’s IEEE SB activities.

 

Sreevas S., IEEE SB ComSoc Chair, addressed the gathering afterwards. He too inspired the prospective student members about the possibilities made available by IEEE. But he was quick to remind everyone that IEEE was a platform and simply being a member doesn’t necessarily give a person all those benefits. He rightly told that it was upto the students to seize the opportunities provided by IEEE and make the best out of them. He also declared Mr. Rahul R (S4, CSE, CET) as the next IEEE SB ComSoc chairman.

The meeting was officially adjourned with the vote of thanks by Miss Alka Isac. Afterwords an informal ice breaker session was conducted for the first years by second and third year student members.

 

Report By

Sreevas S.

Chairman, IEEE COMSOC Chapter SB CET

 

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