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Swarm Robotics Series: Session 2-OpenCV

The second session of the RAS Swarm Robotics Workshop series was conducted on 27 September 2017 at the EC Seminar Hall from 4pm to 6:15 pm. The session, covering basics of OpenCV was handled by Athul Krishna A with Vaishnav J as a spot volunteer. The session was attended by around 60 students. A task, to be completed using OpenCV and python, was given to the participants to ensure that they review the topics covered before the next session.

Matlab Series -Session 1

Date: 3.08.17
Venue: EC Seminar Hall
No of participants:33
Class handled by:Vaishnav J
Spot Volunteers:Abhishek P,Athul Krishna A,Riya Santhosh

Report by Riya Santhosh

The first session on MATLAB conducted by the SPS chapter,IEEE SB CET had a turn out of around 30 students.Classes were handled by Vaishnav J of S5,EEE.The session was meant to be an introduction to MATLAB;its scope,applications etc.The greatly interactive session began at around 4:10pm and topics such as plotting and representation of several functions,functions included in the MATLAB package were covered.The software was also given out to all those who attended the session.The session ended by 6pm.

Swarm Robotics Series: Session 1-Python

The first session of the RAS Swarm robotics workshop series was held on 15/09/2017, Friday at the EC-Seminar Hall. The session, on Python programming, was handled by Dakshinaa, and lasted from 4pm to 6:15pm. Athul Krishna A and Nayana B were the spot volunteers. The session saw a participation of 84 students as 21 teams from first and second year, and across all branches. The session was meant to familiarise the participants with the basics of the language. The topics covered include datatypes, decision making and data structures .

INAUGURATION OF PES SB CET AND WORKSHOP ON ‘HOW TO WRITE AND PRESENT TECHNICAL PAPERS

Today Power and Energy Society of IEEE was introduced in IEEE SB CET. The inauguration
ceremony commences with the welcome speech of Hrithu O A, Vice Chair of PES, SB CET. Er.
Harindarlal, chairman of IEEE PES Kerala Section lighted the lamp in the presence of Er. Biju,
Secretary of IEEE PES Kerala Section, Prof. P Sreejaya, staff in charge of IEEE PES SB CET and
Mr. Jerrin George James, chairman of IEEE SB CET. The future plans of our student chapter was
proposed by Mr. Praveen T A, chairman of PES, SB CET. Ms. Anusree T K, Secretary of PES, SB
CET felicitated the inauguration ceremony.

The inauguration ceremony was followed up by a workshop on ‘How to write and present
technical papers’. The workshop started with the introduction of Dr. Francis M Fernandez, senior
faculty of Electrical department, CET. The session was handled by Mr.K Chandramohan. He
explained key attributes and basic layout of a technical paper. Also illustrated some common
mistakes that might confront while preparing a technical paper and their corrections. During the
workshop the participants were made to modify their technical paper which they already
prepared according to the evaluation of a panel of judges. The workshop was concluded at 4:30
pm with the vote of thanks by Er.Biju, Secretary of IEEE PES Kerala Section.

Mock Placement Drive ’17

 

IEEE WIE CET Chapter conducted the Mock Placement Drive ’17 for all second year students to give them an experience on the placement process and to help them  equip  better with the skills needed to emerge successful in it.The competition, conducted on Aug 11, witnessed a participation of 35 enthusiastic students for the preliminary round which covered questions from subjective,logical reasoning, aptitude and general knowledge areas.All the participants were given the chance to attend the Group Discussion as this would help them assess their communication skills.They were divided into different groups and various topics were discussed.The event was conducted by third year IEEE members.

 

Based on their performance in both the rounds, 15 bright contestants were shortlisted for the final round.The interview was conducted by fourth year IEEE members Jerrin, Amal,Sai Lekshmi and Adarsh. At the end, Abhijith Nandagopal of Computer Science Department and Mathew Chetipuzha of Electrical Department emerged the ‘IEEE Emerging Student of the Year ‘17 ‘ while  Mathew George of Computer Science Department bagged the consolation prize.

IEEE CS – IEEE Xtreme Practice 1

 The IEEE Computer Society held its weekly session on August 8th 2017. The prime event of the session, the IEEEXtreme Coding Practice, was handled by Nirmal.        Participants of the coding practice were made to sign up on HackerRank to take the contest. There were a set of 7 questions, that were either of easy or medium difficulty level, prepared by Nirmal. The students keenly tried cracking the problems. Some of the senior IEEE members helped the students throughout the contest. The coding practice lasted for about an hour. The solutions of each question were explained and doubts were cleared. The main aim of the session was to introduce the students to the various strategies of coding competitions for cracking even the toughest of problems. This was satisfactorily fulfilled within the 2 hour session.

Before concluding, the general rules and procedures of programming competitions like the IEEEXtreme were discussed. The session drew to a close at around 6.15pm.