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Volume: 20 #1 January-March 2011

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http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/kerala

Proposal approved…

IEEE Asia Conference ‘ISGT-2011’ in December by PES of IEEE Kerala Section

Annual Report 2010 Malabar Sub-Section News January-March 2011

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AGM 2010 - Photo Album | Link Activities | SB Activities | HQ News


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‘All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.’ These famous words of William Shakespeare have their own value in this age as the trend of the professionals in the current days is extending their vocation synchronizing with humanitarian technology challenges. Naturally we have to play in different roles not only constricted with our routine part but also to broaden the scenes of services to wider spectrum. Of course, technology has the potential to transform the way we address some of the world’s toughest challenges. The rapid growth of new and lower-cost technologies creates a fertile opportunity for technological innovation in the service of humanity. For this we have to stay with opportunities to develop solutions so as to provide better and more effective aid to those who need it. In fact, currently we live in an era of great changes where we are mere players in the stage entering through different doorways to serve the humanity authentically. Of course, serving the humanity is a divine process. The ancient Indian philosophy is ‘vasudhaika kutumbakam’ (the whole earth as one family) and ‘manava seva madhava seva’ (service to humanity is service to god) and that too through ‘nishkama karma’ (actions without expectation of reward or recognition or a return). Swami Vivekananda went one step further and preached ‘daridranarayana seva’, which means serving the poor. It was also said by wise people ‘helping hands are better than praying lips’. The primary need for this is to join the leading minds in the development of solutions to different significant humanitarian needs. Besides, a sense of love and kindness to serve the community is an obligatory attribute. By just taking a moment to remember, that overwhelming warm feeling inside us, is just a jump start to start, a sense of feeling to serve humanity. Forever be consistent

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Contents 04 Chairman’s Message

30 QUARK’11 31 SOLD - Are You Bold Enough?

07 Malabar Sub-section: Workshop NITC 2011

33 St. Joseph’s CET - Report 37 GOLD Congress 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 31 -Dec -05

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41 Annual Report 2010 Students

Members

Life Members

Graduate Student Members

Senior Members

Senior Life Members

Associate Members

08 TKM SB Report

48 Kochi Activities

14 Approval of 2011 ISGT - India

15 NT’s Column: Automobile Suspension 17 GHATECH-2011 19 Quarterly Report of LINK

52 R10 Annual Meet 53 GOLD - STEP 2011 54 WIE Report

56 Office Bearers 2011 63 Photo Gallery - AGM 2010

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IEEE Kerala Section, Thiruvananthapuram

Office: ‘Harmonieee’, 2695-5, Ambujavilasom Road, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 001

Chairman Satish Babu

Vice Chairman Srinivasan R

Secretary K.B. Senthilkumar

Treasurer Sarada Jayakrishnan

sbabu@ieee.org

srinitvm@ieee.org

kbsenthilkumar@ieee.org

sarada.jk@ieee.org

Home page: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/kerala | e-mail: ieeek@vsnl.com e-group: ieeekerala@yahoogroups.com | Phone: +91-471-2473515 International Headquarters: The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. 3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York - 10016-5997, USA. January-March 2011

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Chairman’s Message Greetings to all members! It is my privilege to address you as the incoming Chair of Kerala Section. I hope to continue the tone and pace set by the outgoing team and thereby keeps up the vibrancy of the activities of the Section. A major event in March was the Region 10 Sections Meet held in the first week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta is an ancient part of central Java, with several examples of the Javan and Buddhist sacred architecture. The active volcano, Mount Merapi, formed the background of the town of Yograkarta. The meeting was also incidentally an opportunity to experience the rich culture and geography of Java. All sections in Region 10 took part in the meeting, together with the Executive Committee and other leaders of the Region. Kerala section, which was being awarded the Distinguished Large Section 2009 award during the meeting, was asked to make a presentation of its best practices. The presentation was well received by the audience. The meeting also had separate training sessions for the new and senior Section Chairs of the Region, which emphasized the different ways sections could utilize the facilities of IEEE. In addition, it was an occasion for the members of the India council to meet together and chart out a plan for the future. Members of the India Council also met the senior R10 leaders including Lawrence Wong, Director; Darrel Chong, Secretary; and Janina Mazierska, former Director. The India Council Chair, K. Rajagopal, also was present during the deliberations. The Third ExeCom of Kerala Section for 2011 is scheduled to be conducted at the Section office at Thiruvananthapuram on 10th April 2011. It is expected to be attended by various officials of the section, societies, affinity groups and students. A number of programmes are proposed to be planned at all levels. All members are requested to visit the events calendar of the Section which is being populated with details of events. My greetings to all members on the occasion of the Malayalam New Year!

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to make this a part within us just like breathing. Always we don’t think about breathing but without it we would not exist. Obviously, we allow our light to shine brightest when we serve others. ‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?’ Think on this path. The explanation will realize us to do something more as we are here to serve and guide us to opt a way to incorporate solutions to the challenges that exist in the grass root level of the society. It is explicable in the human condition that in order to rectify an imbalance we often veer to the extreme opposite for a time but eventually we succumb to a healthy balance. To start with, this is a new dynamic endeavour bringing together all extremes especially development, health and technology experts under a common platform to achieve the goal for which IEEE forms a sturdy foundation for us.

Prima facie, we have ‘to learn to fully care for ourselves first, in order that we might fully care for others. Learn to love ourselves first, so that we may fully understand loving others. Learn to forgive ourselves first, that we might learn to forgive others. Not judging others, lest we be judged – self judgment, as in fully serving ourselves, so that we may fully serve others.’ Normally a state of selfishness separates us from others. How it makes us think that life is all about us and that we forget other people have feelings too. It can be scary how we can go through life being so concerned with our own feelings and forgetting everyone else goes through the same struggles. Unsurprisingly we wish for just to be loved but always find it hard to extend the same to others. There are some people who in their practical life do not behave like human beings but argue with others about atheism. Some others who do not extend any help to other human beings but are always chant the name of God and try to convince others about the existence of God. Are they doing any ‘manava or madhava seva’? If a man is good by nature, he will not waste his time in imposing his views on others. They are always observant and simply do good works silently. This is a very difficult concept to put into practice. ‘A generous heart, a kind speech, and a life of service and the compassion are the things which renew humanity’. When we think of humanitarian activities, the role of IEEE attains paramount importance. Being the world’s largest professional association January-March 2011

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400,000 Member Milestone Limited Edition Coin Winners Announced Four hundred random members were selected to receive one of 2,010 limited edition coins minted in celebration of reaching 400,000 IEEE members. The coins are numbered for authenticity, and feature the theme "Soaring to New Heights" on one side, and the IEEE mission statement and master brand on the other. Congratulations and thank you to all of our members who have made this milestone possible! Due to the limited run of these coins, they will not be made available to the general public. IEEE surpasses 400,000 Members for the first time in its history by the end of 2010. Also 100,000 Student Members. dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, its activities in this direction are exemplary. The members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional, educational and humanitarian activities. To find out solutions that are sustainable, scalable and adaptable to multiple environments are the needs of the day. Such problems are being tackled by IEEE. Subsequently these solutions can be implemented locally within the environmental, cultural, structural, political, and socio-economic conditions where they will be deployed. This can be commenced at any time irrespective of the need in an emergency or natural disaster. We all chose to be here to experience change for the betterment of mankind through humanitarian activities. The more attention we pay, the more we will inspire others and ourselves to be of service in a world that greatly needs our attention Remember, ‘we are all cells in the same body of humanity’. Be kind to everyone, and show forth the affection to every organism, showing compassion and goodwill to all mankind accomplishing the benefits of technological innovations through professional alliance. Let us sing … ‘ I slept and dreamt that life was joy I awoke and saw that life was service I acted and behold, service was joy.’ - K.Gopalan Nair Kerala Section

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Malabar Sub-Section News Workshop NITC 2011

ADVANCES IN AUTOMATED ECG ANALYSIS & ECG INTERPRETATION National Institute of Technology Calicut organized an International Workshop on “Advances in Automated ECG Analysis and Interpretations” on 18th and 19th February, 2011. The workshop was coordinated by Department of Electrical Engineering. The main resource person was Peter W. Macfarlane, Professor from University of Glasgow, UK. The workshop was co-sponsored by IEEE Kerala Section & Malabar Subsection.

The inauguration function started at 9:30 hrs with a prayer. After the welcome speech by Susy Thomas, Professor & Head  Department of Electrical Engineering, the workshop was inaugurated by Johnson Francis, Professor & Head  of Cardiology, KMCT Heart Institute & Research Centre (KHIRC) NITC Presidential address was delivered by E. Gopinathan, Director NITC. The main resource person Peter W. Macfarlane was introduced to the audience by M.V. Vaidyan, Coordinator. Peter W. Macfarlane gave a brief lecture on scope of this workshop in the present scenario. Felicitation speech was delivered by S.M. Sameer, Secretary, IEEE Malabar Subsection. Inaugural function concluded by 10:00 hrs with the vote of thanks by Subhash K.M, Coordinator. Formal sessions started at 10:30 hrs. This workshop had discussions on the basics of electrocardiography, common ECG abnormalities and their interpretation, and the application of computer techniques to ECG analysis, including

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Student Branch Activities

TKM College of Engineering, Kollam Best Student Branch Award for the Year 2010 Received the best student Branch Award from N T Nair, former Chairman IEEE Kerala Section during the AGM held at Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram on Jan 15, 2011. Membership Campaign A membership drive was conducted at Baselios Mathews II College of Engg & Technology, Sasthamkottah on Jan 20th & 25th, 2011 under the leadership of Muhammed Kasim, S B Adviser and Vishnu M T, Hub-1 driver. 12 students and two faculty joined IEEE and another 60 are ready to join IEEE. A petition forwarded to IEEE for the approval of a new Student Branch. population studies. The workshop also included practical sessions on ECG recording and interpretations. The workshop was greatly appreciated by participants who were medical professionals, researchers, teachers, engineers and students. Total number of participants attended was forty. The workshop concluded at 17:30 hrs on 19th February 2011 Kerala Section

Hub-1 Wie Face to Face Meet Wie Execom of eight Student Branches met on Feb 20 th at TKMCE. The Agenda of the meet were: To decide on the WIE focus of the year for Hub 1. To develop better coordination and team work among Wie volunteers of the HUB. To formulate a HUB-1 Wie action plan for the year 2011-12. In the meet, the following events were planned. HUB-1 Execom Meet The first HUB-1 meeting conducted on 20th, Feb 2011 with the participation of Execom members from eight Student Branches in the HUB along with the HUB team. with a question and answer session and feedback by the participants. Participants pointed out the exposure they got by the workshop and the need of conducting a further detailed discussion of automated ECG interpretation and developing simple and cost effective systems for population screening and diagnosis for a developing country like India. January-March 2011


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Receiving Best Student Branch Award

Membership campaigning at BMCET

The agenda of the meeting was to plan the activities for the year according to our motto ‘revitalization and technical focuses’. The meeting started with a talk by Rayees Amar Nishad, GOLD Chair. Then the action plan of the year planned with feedback from all members present at the meeting. It was decided to conduct at least one HUB event in all Colleges preferably a technical event and to initiate the dormant colleges to conduct the major HUB events clubbing with their mentor colleges. The major HUB events and details were decided and also the action plan for every colleges present at the

meeting which includes technical essay writing competition, technical talks, spectrum quiz etc. We also decided to form a database of all Student Branches. Industrial Visit to Moozhiyar Power Station The IEEE SB of TKMCE organized an industrial visit on 2nd March, 2011 to Moozhiyar Power Station, the second largest hydro electric power plant in Kerala. 103 sixth semester students of Electrical and Electronics Engg attended it. It generates at present 280 MW of power per day with four generator units of 55 MW each and a fifth unit of 60 MW. The students were briefed about the various

Activity WIE Awareness Automobile workshop ABCs of computer software Photoshop, Flex designing, Brochure designing WIE CARE Paper presentation finals and Communication carnival Language Workshop Industrial training January-March 2011

Entrusted Student Branch MBCET CET and TKMCE GEC Barton Hill C E Kottarakara and TKMIT CET and MBCET

Tentative date MARCH JUNE JULY

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protective systems used, the safety measures which are essential for sustaining any plant and the manual and automatic controls used for controlling the load. After lunch the students trekked further along the mountain and reached the steepest part of the penstock. The group was given a final overall view of the Sabarigiri hydro-electric project by a senior official of the plant. Altogether, as engineers, the students got an insight on how enormous is the task of generating electricity, and the reliability and safety required to ensure that not a single home in Kerala is unlit … Annual General Body Meeting & election of new Office Bearers The meeting was on March 7th. Secretary Betsy Sebastian presented the report for 2010 & Treasurer Sarath P the accounts. The following members were unanimously elected to the Execom. S B Counselor- Sunitha Beevi K, Chairman- Arjun Pandian, Secretary- Annie Mariam Elias, Vice Chair- Jijith Roy, Treasurer- Jibin V, PES Student Branch Chapter Adviser- Jayaraju M, ChairmanKerala Section

Sharath S Embrandiri, Vice ChairJenifer M Johnson, SecretaryManjusha K P, Treasurer- Jasmin K, Wie Adviser- Bijuna Kunju K, Chairperson- Aparna R Nair, Vice Chair- Dhanuja Lakshmi, Secretary- Lakshmi Dath D, Student Branch Adviser- Premlet B, Staff Coordinator- Muhammed Shanir P P. SYNERGY ‘11 The symposium was inaugurated by P P Mohanlal, Group Director, ISRO on March 12th. Principal, S Suresh Babu presided over the function. A G Hareendralal, Former Chairman, IEEE Kerala section, Muhammed Kasim S, Chairman, IEEE PES Chapter and K J Varghese, EEE Department, TKMCE gave felicitations. Counselor Sunitha Beevi offered Vote of thanks. The keynote address gave a brief idea on “The Advances in Internal Navigation Sensors”, and “Various Systems For Aerospace”. The second session was a management session on Stress Management by M P Solomon, Director, Marthoma Counseling Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. The January-March 2011


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Inauguration

Open debate on Smart Grid Technologies

post-lunch session was an open forum on Smart Grid Technologies. The panelists were Mohammed Ali Rawther (Dy Chief Engineer, KSEB), Gopakumar V (GM Technology Development, NEST) and Biju S S (AEE , System Study Group, Corporate Planning, KSEB). The panel discussion was moderated by Bijuna Kunju, Vice Chair, PES Chapter, Kerala Section.

participants and they had enjoyed each moment of the class.

Turning Point A workshop on personality development and leadership qualities was conducted on 13th March, exclusively for the IEEE members. Thomas George K, took the session. Thomas engaged the group through interactive gaming and made his points clear by asking the students to analyze each of the games that they played. He also helped the students get over their stage fright by letting each one of them come forward and face the crowd. He took session on ‘How to be a true Leader’, ‘the Power of Unity’ and ‘Public Speaking’. He made the participants realize their own inner potential. Each exercise was another lesson for the January-March 2011

PES Student Branch Chapter Activities Student Technical Awareness Conference (STAC) A one day technical workshop on MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory) was conducted at TKM College of Engineering on 8th January 2011. The event was attended by participants from seven different colleges belonging to HUB 1. An introduction to MATLAB was given with a brief description of the command windows of Kerala Section


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the software, the evolution of MATLAB from C, its various applications and relevance. The second session covered various versions of MATLAB, different tips regarding writing commands to the introduction of SIMULINK with demonstration. In the practical session following the lunch break a few simple questions were given to test the participants’ foundation on the concept. The participants were instructed to find their own solutions. The sessions were handled by Sheeba O & Reshna from Dept. of ECE, Bijuna Kunju, C Usha Devi and Muhammed Shanir from EEE. The workshop concluded at 16:15 hrs. Free Medical Camp A free medical camp was conducted as a joint venture with

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the PES Chapter, Kerala Section on January 26, 2011 at Dr K P Pillai Memorial Community Hall, Erattakulangara. Nearly ten Doctors, two Pharmacists and a group of nearly 50 Student members were there to support the camp. Nearly 500 people attended the camp. One course of free medicines is supplied to the patients. Power Quiz A Power Quiz was organized for the students of TKMCE. The prelims were conducted on the 3rd of March, 2011 and the finals were conducted on 9th March, 2011. 50 students participated in the prelims. From among the best scores, 5 pairs of students were selected for the finals. All the five teams performed to their level best

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and finally the team comprising of Manu Mohanan, H4 and Emil Varkey George, H4 emerged as the winner of the quiz and the team constituted by Ajnas T, C1A and Manju C. Babu, E6B came in second. The winners received a cash award of `.1000/- on March 19, 2011 at INFLAMORA. The runners up received a cash prize of `.500/Inflamora The inauguration of the PES Student Branch Chapter and Energy Management Symposium on March 19, 2011 jointly organized by PES Chapter Kerala Section and PES SB Chapter, TKMCE. The PES Student Branch Chapter of TKMCE was formally inaugurated by Shahal H Musaliar, President, TKM College Trust. VK Damodaran inaugurated the

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Energy Management Symposium. B Premlet conducted the final of the State level Power Quiz. CET the winners & MACE the runners up. Wie Affinity Group The WIE affinity group of IEEE Student Branch organized a health awareness session on 15th of March 2011 at the PTA hall of the college. The awareness talk ‘Health in living’ was delivered by Dr Renuchandran MD, Prathibha Speciality Hospital. During the session, he gave a brief outline on various heart diseases and methods for diabetes control. He also suggested better ways of improving our bad lifestyle, which is the root cause of many diseases that encumber man. Reported by: Muhammed Kassim Professor, EEE & SB Adviser

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2011 ISGT – India

Approval mail from IEEE PES VP-Meeting I write to give you an update on your ISGT proposal.   PES received many very strong proposals and after much debate, the PES leadership has decided to  move forward with at least two proposals from Region 10, including your proposal.   The second proposal that we have decided to move forward with is from Australia.  We felt that, given the utility/practicing engineering focus of the ISGT conference, that the region can support their being an ISGT in both Australia and India.   We  are very excited about the opportunity to work with you and your time to make the conference a huge success. D’Nese (d.l.moore@ieee.org) and I will be happy to work with your team. I strongly suggest that we work quickly to finalize the

venue for your ISGT and the hotel, so we can start advertising the dates of the conference.  A call for Papers and Website should be put together as soon as possible. ISGT tends to only have a few  parallel sessions and we try to have at least 2 tracks that are geared towards the practising engineering/utility/ industry.  In this regard it is important to reach out to leaders in the Power Sector in India and your region and try to get some of them to commit to participate in a panel or keynote at the event.  This will generally significantly help to draw in attendance.   Because this is a PES Financial Sponsored Meeting, we will have to work together on the budget. William (Bill) Rosehart P.Eng, PhD IEEE PES VP-Meetings Tuesday, March 1, 2011

IEEE Asia conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies “ISGT- 2011” proposed to organize in December 2011 by PES Chapter of IEEE Kerala Section has been approved.

Earthquake & Tsunami The members of IEEE Kerala Section express their deepest heartfelt sorrow and concerns to all those impacted by the severity of the catastrophe that had fallen in Japan. Hope all will overcome the difficulties from the natural calamities soon. Kerala Section

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NT’s Column

Automobile Suspension Going Electromagnetic Way Compiled by: N T Nair, Former Chair, IEEE India Council & Chief Editor, Executive Knowledge Lines monthly

Automobiles are becoming more and more high-tech everyday and passenger comfort is one of the most sought after features. And the comfort factor depends to a great extent on road conditions and manufacturers are on the lookout for ways to minimise road induced discomforts. A recent approach is to use electromagnetic techniques to adjust the automobile suspension system as per the road conditions within a fraction of a second. A car suspension system is what makes the car ride comfortably. It is made from a complex integration of struts, shock-absorbers, springs, and sway bars, which helps keep the car from bouncing during turning and breaking.  The suspension systems in use in present day cars can be classified as passive, semi-active and active. The passive suspension

systems are the most commonly used due to their low price and high reliability. But they lack the desired performance level of a modern, active suspension system, which, of course, is expensive and complex. Another disadvantage of active systems is its relatively high energy consumption. It is in this context that a technology developed by Eindhoven University of Technology of Netherlands which may revolutionize cars deserves attention. The Eindhoven suspension, as it is called, is not only electronic but also active. It is connected to a variety of sensors and accelerometers via an on-board computer which adjusts the suspension as per the road conditions within a fraction of a second. Active suspension systems based on hydraulic systems have been around   for quite some

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time. But the hydraulic system cannot match the response-speed of an electromagnetic system, researchers say.

INDICON 2011

About the same size as a conventional shock absorber, the new system consists of a passive spring providing springing action, an electromagnetic actuator doing passive shock absorption, a control unit and batteries. If the batteries should fail, the system will still work as a conventional mechanical suspension.

With a peak consumption of 500 watts, the suspension uses about a quarter of the power of hydraulic systeIt also stretches its battery life by using road vibrations to generate electricity. The system tested on a simulator showed an overall ride improvement of 60%. Eindhoven University developed the system in collaboration with Swedish mechatronics company SKF, which has patented the technology and is planning its commercialisation.

2011 Annual Conference of IEEE India Council

INDICON 2011

at BITS - Pilani Hyderabad Campus Engineering Sustainable Solutions December 16 - 18 Organized by IEEE Hyderabad Section jointly with IEEE India Council For more details: http://wwww.indicon2011.org Subject:

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Student Branch Activities Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram

‘GHATECH-2011’ The GHATECH-2011, a technical festival conducted by IEEE Student Branch of Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest Balaji Lakshmanan on 24th February 2011 at 10:00 hrs. Susan Abe, Principal of the Institution presided over the function. A workshop on Robotics was conducted by Balaji Lakshmanan. The workshop was attended by 17 teams of five members each. The teams were from various colleges like GEC Palakkad, GEC Thrissur, NTTF Thalassery, JTC Kovai, etc., had come for the workshop. The technical festival had an array of invited tech-talks from a panel of brilliant minds. They were on Micro-Nano-Sciences by Anirudhan, Asst. Professor at GEC, Kozhikode, DSP and Embedded Systems by C. Jagadanand, NIT Calicut; Embedded Linux workshop by Jeffery Anthony, BOSCH; Flow Measurement, Meters-types-class by E.B. Suresh, SRE FCRI; Automobile Safety Devices by Geo Vazhappillly. The tech-talks were very informative and were well received by the January-March 2011

audience as they gained an insight into various fields of knowledge. Different exhibition stalls were put up by the departments in the college along with the strong support and participation from organizations like ISRO, BSNL and CMET. The stalls were an insight into the world of technology. It also paved way to delve deeper into the various aspects of technology. The ISRO stall included different models and parts of artificial satellites, launching vehicles, rockets etc. It also provided information about the historic achievements in space research and technology in India such as the establishment of ISRO and first Indian Satellites. The BSNL stall gave an overview into today's telecommunication technologies such as GSM, GPRS, CDMA, 3G networks, different types of telephones etc. The CMET stall displayed different electronic components and aerosol technologies among many other things. The Robotics stall contained small robotic models resembling various insects and remote controllable robots with video transmission facilities. Kerala Section


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The students from the departments of the college had setup stalls highlighting their department’s core areas. The ECE department had LED displays, a smart home, sound activated lighting systems, etc. The CSE department gave an introduction about computers, microprocessors, hardware, operating systems, free and open source software’s, networking, etc. The IT department set up student’s projects, electrical wiring, web designing and networking. Stalls were also put up by Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department; these stalls were useful in giving the much needed insight into the working of many machineries and instruments. The stalls were visited by public and as well as by students of neighbouring schools and colleges. A wide range of technical competitions were held for the students during these days. On the day one, technical paper presentation, The Best Manager

and finals of the school level quiz competitions were conducted. The day two witnessed yet another range of competitions like coding, software debugging, circuit designing, and technical quiz. The circuit designing had 14 teams, circuit simulation had 6 teams and the quiz, 15 participant teams. Students from about 15 colleges across Kerala and Tamilnadu participated in various competitions. On the final day had Robotics competition, Circuit simulation, Problem solving and Mathematical modeling competitions. On the whole the event showcased the organizational and leadership skills of student members of IEEE SB functioning in the institute. Their ability to interact effectively and motivate others was the main reason for the success of the event. Reported by: Job Chunkath, Counsellor

Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members Previously IEEE highlighted the ‘IEEE Public Visibility Initiative’, aimed at increasing global recognition of the IEEE members and its brand. The goal is to foster awareness of members’ efforts and accomplishments and to elevate the stature of the engineering profession to the public. To view additional member media coverage, please visit: http://www.ieee.org/about/news Kerala Section

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LINK Activities

Quarterly Report of LINK

(Local Integrated Network of IEEE Students of Kerala) The IEEE Kerala Section has been very actively promoting the student activities in the Section. The student community has brought many laurels to the Section and has really proven to be the strongest chapter for it. LINK continued to coordinate all the student activities. First quarterly activities of 2011 are: Total Count of Activities: 61 Total Count of Activities Hub-wise: HUB1 : 27, HUB2 : 11, HUB3 : 9, HUB4 : 7, HUB5 : 7.

Achievements Technical Achievements/ Activities: International Papers Accepted: 1. Three research papers by IEEE students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam got accepted for presentation and publication at IEEE International Conference on Electronics Computer Technology (ICECT 2011). January-March 2011

2. Three papers sent for the R10 Paper Contest from the Section. Other Achievements 1. IEEE MBCET Robotics Club bagged second prize in Malayala Manorama Yuva Masterminds Challege Program. Project was based on "Bionic Arm". Team won a cash prize of `.60000 from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. 2. Eight teams all over Kerala have submitted nominations for the IEEE Presidents Change the World Competition 2011. 3. Four teams selected to the 2nd round of TechTop 2011, a National Level Innovation Contest in Engineering. 4. Four teams from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam and one team from College of Engineering, Chengannur were placed inside Rank 500 worldwide during the IEEE Xtreme 4.0, a 24 hour online programming contest which was conducted on October 23rd, 2010. 5. The IEEE student branch of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thalakottukara, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Government Kerala Section


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Engineering College, Thrissur, Royal College of Engineering & Technology, Akkikavu successfully conducted the preliminaries round of the Microsoft “Computer Science Technology” quiz on 27th of January 2011. 6. ProjX- project presentation competition was held at Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara and College of Engineering, Adoor on 25th February and 26th March respectively. 7. ProjX - The inter studentbranch project presentation finals was held on 6-03-2011 during the Face 2 Face meet at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam. Workshops 1. The IEEE SB of TKM Institute of Technology in association with ARK Techno-solutions (Certified by Great Step, IIT Kharagpur) conducted iMACBOTZ - a workshop for robotics enthusiasts of all disciplines. The workshop was conducted for two consecutive days - 25th & 26th January 2011 at TKMIT campus. 2. STAC meet on Image Processing with MATLAB by Jiji C V and workshop on Arduino was held at College of Engineering Trivandrum on January 15th, 2011. 3. The SCTCE, Tvpm IEEE Student Kerala Section

Chapter conducted a two days workshop on Web Designing. 4. The IEEE LINK Hub 4 conducted a two day hands-on workshop on “Microcontroller Applications for Beginners” at Government Engineering College, Trissur on 28th and 29th January. 5. The PCB fabrication and soldering workshop was conducted at GECBH on 30th January 2011. 6. IEEE Student Branch, Govt. Engineering College, Palakkad conducted a full day hands on Robotics Workshop on 24th February, 2011. 7. A four day MATLAB workshop was organized by IEEE SB of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pala. The four day workshop commenced on the 31st of January, 2011, till the 3rd of February, 2011. 8. Workshop on “Sic-Soft”-Python and MATLAB in Association with VIT, Tamil Nadu on 12th and 13th March, 2011 at Royal College of Engineering and Technology. 9. IES College of Engineering conducted a PCB Design Workshop on 19th March, 2011. Technical Talks 1. SCTCE, Tvpm IEEE Student Branch conducted a talk on 3G on 21st January. 2. One Talk Every Week Program, on Research Micro Air Vehicles January-March 2011


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by U Chandrasekhar, Additional Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Ministry of Defense R&D Organization on the 25th of February was held at IEEE branch of Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara ‘Meet 2011’, ECLECTIC'11 held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham School of Engineering on March 6th 2011. 3. A talk on DSP Processors (Analog Devices, Inc.), Mechanical Considerations in Robotics was held at Government Engineering College, Thrissur on 18th March 2011. 4. A talk on Embedded Systems was held at Jyothi Engineering College, Thrissur on 25th March, 2011. 5. One Talk Every Week program on, 3G technology by Prashant and Premanand, Head of Technical Department of Aircel, Kerala Branch on 19th March was held at IEEE branch of Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara. Nearly 130 plus students attended the program. LINK Annual Events Face 2 Face Meet Host : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Venue : Kollam Date : 6th March 2010 No: of SBs Participated : 32 No: of Students Participated : 164 This year’s Face 2 Face meet January-March 2011

was hosted by Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, it was their first LINK event. The eminent guests for the event were S Gopakumar, SAC Advisor, Senthil Kumar, Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section, Jaison Abey Sabu, SAC, K Sankaran, Principal, Amrita School of Engineering, Kollam, Rajesh Kannan, Amrita IEEE SB Counselor, Akshay, SR and LINK Secretary, Ramesh N Nair, Technical Coordinator, LINK. The keynote address was done by S. Gopakumar on “IEEE for professional Growth”, subsequently followed by a talk on “Technologies in Computing/Electronics by Sumod. There was a talk on SB Operations/Lifecycle and Officer Roles by Jaison Abey Sabu, focussing on how to run a SB, resources for funding, etc. A Project Presentation and Evaluation SessionPROJX Finals was also held judged by Rajesh Kannan, Sabarinath and K.C. Raveendran. The winners were announced and prizes and certificates distributed. The Orientation for SAB / HUB Leaders / Branch Counsellors, Presided over by S. Gopakumar and Jaison Abey Sabu. Also a session on HUB Management Training by the LINK Team and SAB was conducted. Two tutorials were also organized. The first one, on ‘Bio-Inspired Approaches to Optimization’ was taken by Ragavendra V Kulkarni, Kerala Section


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Member, Amrita Research Labs, Amritapuri from 11:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs. The second was on ‘An Introduction to Compressed Sensing’ by Nithin Nagaraj, Assistant Professor, Electronics and Communication Department, Amrita School of Engineering. This event marked a great success as the LINK 2011 plans at 70:30 ratio for technical and managerial programs and thus marked a stepping stone for the successful implementation of these plans. Student Branch Activities and HUB Events: HUB 1 HUB 1 F2F Date: 20th February 2011 Venue: TKMCE, Kollam No: of participants: 8 Colleges HUB 1 WIE F2F Date: 20th February 2011 Venue: College of Engineering, Trivandrum No: of participants: 8 Colleges Student Branch Major Activities TKMCE Kollam (Detailed report from Page 8)

College of Engineering, Trivandrum STAC Date: 15th January 2011, No: of participants: 70, Category: Technical. Focus: The major feature was an Arduino workshop by members from BegiNow firm and talk on image processing. Outcome: The technical sessions turned out to be very informative for the students. Kerala Section

Industrial Visit to KEL Date: 29th January 2011, No: of participants: 40, Category: Technical. Focus: A visit to Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Co Ltd, Kundara to get first-hand glimpse of the fundamental electrical tools and equipments. Outcome: It was an incredible and entertaining experience for everyone. SPECTRUM QUIZ Date: 1st March 2011, No: of participants: 15, Category: Technical. Focus: To encourage the students to read the Spectrum and thus to enhance the technical knowledge. Outcome: Proved to be a great motivator for the students to read the Spectrum issues. MBCET, Thiruvananthapuram ‘shrIEEEk’ Date: 22nd January 2011, No: of participants: 30, Category: Technical. Focus: A technical event with lot of fun-filled sessions rather than talks. Outcome: Tech subjects was dealt with a lighter note and that appealed to the students and they could connect to it in a better way. All Kerala Young Scientist (AKYS) Date: 5th February 2011, No: of participants: 40, Category: Technical. Focus: A State Level Competition with participants competing each other to grab the title. January-March 2011


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IEEE Kerala Section GOLD Congress Date: 26th February 2011, No: of participants: 33, Category: NonTechnical. Focus: To showcase the benefits of IEEE membership to a student member and why he should continue his membership after he graduates and moves on to the industry. Outcome: Students were motivated to continue with IEEE even after graduation. WIE Awareness Session Date: 26th February 2011, No: of participants: 33, Category: NonTechnical. Focus: An awareness session on the topic “What lies ahead for Women Engineers” for the WIE volunteers. Outcome: The girls were motivated. Women’s Day Celebration Date: 8th March 2011, No: of Participants: 35, Category: Non-Technical. Focus: To highlight the pride and dignity of women in the society and inspire them to contribute more to the society. Outcome: The speeches and session were enlightening and motivating. HUB 1 Congress Date: 19th March 2011, No: of participants: 55, Venue: TKMCE January-March 2011

TKMIT iMACBOTS Date: 25th January 2011, No: of participants: 76, Category: Technical. Focus: To initiate robotics activities on a better scale, robotic wing was inaugurated and robotic workshop conducted. Outcome: Generated a renewed interest in robotics. Women’s Day Celebrations Date: 8th March 2011, No: of participants: 50, Category: Non-Technical. Focus: To uphold women’s pride and dignity in the society. Outcome: Served as a boost for further WIE activities. College of Engineering Kottarakkara Leadership Workshop Date: 8th January 2011, No: of Participants: 25, Category: Managerial. Focus: A leadership training programme for the first year IEEE members with the aim of finding the future leaders of the SB. Outcome: Was a major step in bringing the 1st years to the forefront. JWALA’11 WIE Star Date: 19th February 2011, No: of participants: 150. Focus: A potpourri of events like Math Workshop, Science Exhibition, Talk on “The Scope of Engineering”, etc. Outcome: It was a huge success and it encouraged the students to plant their footsteps into the field of science and technology. Kerala Section


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Guild Activities Date: 21st January 2011, No: of participants: 142, Category: All. Focus: Under five Guilds, events like technical seminar on E-Waste, Treasure Hunt, Technical Quiz Competition were conducted. Outcome: Major achievement was the successful implementation of diverse activities. College of Engg, Karunagappally Spectrum Talk Date: 14th March 2011, No: of participants: 15, Category: Technical. Focus: To encourage the students to read the Spectrum and thus to enhance the technical knowledge. Outcome: Turned out to be a great motivator for the students to read the Spectrum issues. Yonous College of Engineering Quiz Competition Date: 24th February 2011, No: of Participants: 40, Category: Technical. Focus: A quiz competition covering the topics related to general awareness, computer & internet, entertainment, literature, space & planets, and sports. Outcome: Enhanced their knowledge in varied fields. College of Engineering, Kallooppara Talk on “Open Source Programming and Real Time Systems” Date: 29th January 2011, No: of Participants: 45, Category: Technical. Focus: Impart general awareness Kerala Section

on Free Software and other major developments in field of computer software and hardware. Outcome: The talk was truly captivating to the engineers of tomorrow; history of computers was a subject rather new to many. PHP Workshop Date: 22nd January 2011, No: of Participants: 120. Focus: A workshop on open source languages with emphasis on PHP language. Outcome: The workshop was a good aid for on students doing main and mini projects. Workshop on Linux Based - ARM9 Application Development Date: 28th January 2011, No: of Participants: 100, Category: Technical. Focus: A workshop on Linux based-ARM9 application development targeting young technical minds and embedded enthusiasts of all disciplines. Outcome: The workshop was indeed a fascination for the enthusiasts. HUB 2 St. Joseph College of Engineering, Pala (Detailed report on Page 33). Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam DESPACIO’ 11 Date: 18th March 2011, No: of Participants: 46, Event category: Technical. Focus: Woman in Computing; January-March 2011


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Microcontroller based systems and Data Warehousing. Outcome: achieved the focus. EXCELLENTIA’11 Date: 29th January 2011, No: of Participants: 45, Event category: Managerial. Focus: Corporate Etiquette Training program. Outcome: The students became aware of the corporate world. Hub 3 Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology Winter Workshop 2011 Date: 17th January 2011, No: of Participants: 77, Event category: Managerial. Focus: A two day personality enhancement workshop, the workshop aimed at ‘Broadening perspectives, expanding horizons and exploring the world’. Outcome: it achieved its motive of personality enhancement. Witricity Date: 18th March 2011, No: of Participants: 45, Event category: Non-Technical. Focus: A technical film screening on the topic ‘Witricity’ – The Wireless Transmission of Electricity, a new innovation in the field of Engineering. Outcome: Able to update the student community about the new innovations in the field. January-March 2011

Electric World 2011 Date: 19th February 2011, No: of Participan ts: 40, Event category: Non-Technical. Focus: A visit to the electrical expo“Electric World 2011” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kaloor. The expo was organized by KELCON, the Kerala State ‘A’ grade Electrical Contractors Association. Outcome: The students became aware of the latest trends in the electrical sector. Model Engineering College, Kochi Talk on Micro Air Vehicles Date: 25th February 2011, No: of Participants: 70, Event category: Technical. Focus: Areas briefly covered were components, area of application, field of study, different engineering branches related to MAV's, design considerations of Quad-copter. Outcome: Learnt about MAV’s in depth. Talk on 3G Technology Date: 4th March 2011, No: of Participants: 90, Event category: Technical. Focus: Areas briefly covered were history of Telecommunication, GSM 2G Architecture, about 3G Units, new elements in 3G, node G, Radio network, high speed data transfer in 3G, voice, video conference, internet, etc., unlimited applications of 3G Technology. Outcome: 3G technology was unearthed and understood in depth. Kerala Section


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Federal Institute of Science and Technology COGNIZANCE 2K11 Date: 26th February 2011, No: of Participants: 58, Event category: Technical. Focus: Imparting the knowledge and ideas behind the latest and emerging technologies of the modern world. Outcome: Its focus was well implemented and was fruitful for students. Career Guidance Date: 4th March 2011, No: of Participants: 70, Event category: Managerial. Focus: A career guidance program was handled by Sumod K Mohan, Research Student of Clemson University, USA. Outcome: Helped the students to know more about career development. ToCH Institute of Science and Technology Grande Carnivalo Date: 18th February 2011, No: of Participants: 150, Event category: Non-technical. Focus: Technical cum fun carnival to network students. Outcome: Helped the students to know more about career development. Hardware Assembling Program Date: 16th March 2011, No: of Participants: 60, Event category: NonKerala Section

technical Focus: Exclusively for the 1st year students of the institute. The session was presided by Shyamlal TP of the Corona Institute. Outcome: Improved the knowledge of students about hardware assembling. HUB 4 IES Engineering College IEEE SPECIALS, Spectrum Initiation and Lecture Session Date: 14th February 2011, No: of Participants: 40, Event category: Managerial. Focus: Member development. Outcome: More renewals and memberships. Industrial Visit to VSSC Date: 26th February 2011, No: of Participants: 60, Event category: Non-technical. Focus: Industrial visit to VSSC. Outcome: Got to know more about Space technology. ETHNIC’11 PCB Designing Workshop Date: 19th March 2011, No: of Participants: 43, Event category: Technical. Focus: Mainly for 3rd years to help them in PCB designing conducted by eminent speaker with hands on workshop. Outcome: Helped the student in clearing their doubts in PCB designing. January-March 2011


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Government Engineering College, Trissur Microcontroller Applications for Beginners Date: 28th & 29th January 2011, No: of Participants: 37, Event category: Technical. Focus: Was aimed to give a basic knowledge to the Engineering Students about Micro-controllers and it’s applications, classes were engaged by Biju Paul, a faculty from Kitek Technologies Pvt Ltd and by B Jayanand, lecturer from Electrical Department. Outcome: Successful to spread knowledge about Micro-controllers. C Program Training Date: 12th-14th March 2011, No: of Participants: 56, Event category: Technical. Focus: Was aimed to give a basic knowledge to the Engineering Students about C programming. Outcome: Students have more interest into C programming. Student Technical Awareness Conference Date: 18th March 2011, No: of Participants: 48, Event category: Technical. Focus: Full day technical event. Outcome: Students aware about technical aspects of many things. NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad Student Technical Awareness Conference Date: 27th March 2011, No: of Participants: 50, Event category: Technical. January-March 2011

Focus: Full day technical event with two technical talks. Outcome: It helped the students develop deeper insight about technical aspects. HUB 5 MEA Perinthalmana IEEE Awareness Session Date: 12th January 2011, No: of Participants: 43, Category: Nontechnical. Focus: A general awareness about IEEE among especially focusing dormant colleges. Outcome: The goal to encourage more IEEE activities was set. Online EXECOM Meet Date: 26th February 2011, No: of Participants: 4, Category: Nontechnical. Focus: To set the target, action plan, working strategy and new ventures to be undertaken. Outcome: The stage was set for furthering IEEE activities to greater heights. MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram NCOIET'11 Date: 16th February 2011,Category: Technical. Focus: A National Conference on Innovative and Emerging Technology. Outcome: A highly informative session. SOLD -Speak Out Loud Debates Date: 18th February 2011, No: of Participants: 68, Category: Technical. Kerala Section


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Society Report

IEEE Communication Society - COMSOC ComSoc, IEEE Kerala Section, organized a technical talk on the topic ‘Mobile Applications for Home Security’ at Institution of Engineer’s Hall, Thiruvananthapuram on 23rd March 2011. The talk was delivered by Bincy Baby, Head of Convergence Business Group, Rain Concert Technologies, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram. The speaker is an expert in the area of Information Security Management Systems and owns a Professional record of having led some of the

flagship e-governance projects of Government of Kerala under the Kerala State IT Mission. The focus of the talk was to address the growing social concern of home security and to explore the possibility of finding solutions with the application of wireless and mobile technologies. The speaker observed that the existing security devices like CCTV, Alarms Systems, etc., acts only as alert systems in case of an emergency and operate in isolated mode

Focus: A platform where the students can speak out loud about varied topics ranging from technical ones to environmental concerns. Outcome: Was a step towards encouraging members to come out with their thoughts. QUARK'11 National Science Day Celebrations (Detailed report from Page 30). TechWiz Date: 16th March 2011, No: of participants: 44, Category: Technical. Focus: A Quiz on the ‘Modern Developments in Electrical and Electronics Engineering’. Outcome: Was organized with the intension of keeping the members updated with the latest technological innovations.

NIT Calicut FOSS Meet 2011 Date: 4th,5th & 6th February 2011, No: of participants: 225. Focus: An annual free software meet of NIT Calicut jointly organized by IEEE and the FOSSCell in the college focusing on the development aspect of open source software. Outcome: It has grown to be one of the most sought after open source events in the college. The major focus was on the development aspect of open source software. Reported by: Jacob Mani

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with no connectivity across allied system. The need for devising a solution based on innovative approach, which can bring together emergency management with latest convergence technologies, was emphasized. The relevance of using mobile technology services for home security was deemed as a rational approach, as the ubiquitous mobile phones have now emerged as powerful tools for networked computing. As part of the presentation, the speaker explained the different functional components of a generic home security system and discussed various technology components involved in it. A mobile based system being deployed in Thiruvananthapuram was explained. In case of an emergency, the person in emergency presses a preset number in his mobile phone or the button in wireless unit. The unit sends signals to an indoor unit. The indoor unit then sends signals to the Application Server through GSM. Upon receiving the signal, the application server sends data to the security personnel’s mobile device. Along with this, most priority neighbours

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are alerted through the server and security personnel rushes to the location to address the emergency. The generic mobile based framework renders value addition in a way that the same application can be customized for specific demands such as medical emergency and assistance and can cater to a wider user population consisting of elder citizens, women, physically challenged, children and sick people. The speaker concluded that because of its social implication, there has been growing interest in the adoption of such systems among various user groups along with the added endorsement and support from the law enforcement agencies.

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Student Branch Activities MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

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The National Science Day Celebrations In connection with the National Science Day, the IEEE Student Branch of MES College of Engineering organised a one day program, Quark’11 on February 28, 2011. The event was open to both IEEE members and nonmembers of the College. The program began with the inaugural session graced with the presence of Chief Guest - K P Mohandas, Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT Calicut (Chairman, IEEE Malabar Sub Section), V. H. Abdul Salam, Principal, MESCE who inaugurated the event, K P Mohammed, Direcor, MESCE who gave the Presidential address, and Shone Jose, Ex-Hub 5 Driver, VJEC. The Staff in charge of the program was Kabeer V, Lecturer, MCA Department, MESCE.

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After the inaugural session K P Mohandas gave a talk on Professional Ethics. In this ever changing and fast developing world of technology and professionalism, his ideas on the importance of ethics has great relevance. The idea of unethical professionalism and expertise is indeed something to be feared and discouraged. The talk hence proved to be highly relevant and inspiring. 32

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SOLD - Are You Bold Enough? Speak Out Loud Debates (SOLD), the latest addition to the list of inspiring activities by IEEE Student Branch, MESCE asks you just one question: Are you bold enough? If yes, then you are welcome to spend 90 minutes every week with a group of similar bold people and battle it out. The battle waged with words instead of swords takes you to an atmosphere of passionate academic and intellectual conflicts. Each person enters the arena with a clear idea about which side they want to take and tries very hard to prove their view is right, only to accept defeat in front of some infallible logic put forward by the other side. What SOLD does to people can only be realised once you have experienced it. Several people come in saying they don’t want to talk but only to listen, but

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they walk out making some very strong statements to themselves and the world regarding the matter. The atmosphere is one that inspires you to come out and stand by what you believe. SOLD makes students stop and think about very important things happening in the society. The first SOLD happened on 18th February 2011 on the topic “Are environmental concerns hampering economic growth?” Since then SOLD has never looked back. SOLD has happened every week after that without fail which is in itself a feat that testifies to the popularity and acceptance of the venture. It has grown into a platform to discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from "Corrupt India? The Indian Kleptocracy", "Social Networking Like or Unlike?", "Evolving culture; For the Better or for worse?",

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"Campus Polity: Magnanimous vision or hidden agendas?", and most recently “Euthanasia: Merciful or Merciless?” SOLD serves as a platform to discuss issues which don’t tend to come up in usual students’ conversations. The students who participate in the debate get a chance to know and understand opinions different from their own and it helps to develop an open mindset within the students. The amount of knowledge being shared in each and every debate is quite staggering. Though there are always a panel of four speakers

and a moderator to initiate the talk, the success of SOLD lies in the active spirited participation of each and every audience present. The language of intercourse being English, these debates also helps the students develop their communication skill. SOLD help create better citizens out of students in MES College of Engineering. It reminds students of their duty to become a responsible and socially aware citizen of India. It inspires them to become the voice of truth and justice. SOLD requests each student never to let their soul and conscience be sold.

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Engineers. The talk hence proved to be highly inspiring and insightful. Afternoon session turned out to be a highly enjoyable experience with hands on workshop on HAM radio. The session was handled by four people led by Nagesh R, Treasurer, HAM Radio Club, Kollam. It was a different experience to the students as they were able to see the working of HAM Radio live and know its wide variety of possibilities. The program was wound up by 16:00 hrs. The program was a huge success as it helped in improving the scientific temper of students and imparting knowledge to the students, the main objective behind observing Science Day. Reported by: Sruthy S, Chairperson

It was followed by a talk on Free Software Community Project by C K Raju, Head of the Department, Department of Information Technology, MESCE. The talk focussed on the expanding vistas of opportunities brought out by free software. Entrepreneurship for Engineering Students was the topic handled by Shone Jose. Entrepreneurship has made its mark as one of the most promising career paths for Kerala Section

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Student Branch Activities

St. Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology, Pala A brief account of activities held in the first quarter of the current year is given below: • A four day MATLAB workshop was co-organised by IEEE SB from 31st of January 2011 to 3rd February 2011. 120 students

attended the training program, which included both the IEEE and non-IEEE students. The workshop was conducted by Sangeev Kupakaddi, from ITIE Solutions, Bangalore, who is a pioneer in MATLAB training and a strong IEEE promoter in the Bangalore Section. It covered a wide variety of topics such as Basic MATLAB, Digital Signal Processing and Introduction to Image Processing. ■ An Awareness Program was held exclusively for the first year IEEE members. The session was handled the Secretary, January-March 2011

Eabi Shaji, at 16:30 hrs on 31st January 2011. All the 60 who attended the program were enlightened about IEEE’s aim, vision, mission, WIE; the challenges faced by IEEE and most importantly the value of membership. He also gave a brief overview of the IEEE SJCET SB and its goals for the current academic year. ■ A session was next held on Tricks and Tips on Windows 7 which was handled by Dixon Dominic, at 16:30 hrs on 1st February 2011. The 45 students who attended the program left the hall fully satisfied loaded with information. It triggered their interest in Windows 7 and inspired the students to use their operating system in a much more efficient manner.

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■ An event called Junior Contender was conducted by Krishna S Nair, at 15:30 hrs. on 2nd February 2011 which gave the first years a taste of the fun side of the IEEE SJCET SB. The competition not only provided a venue for the fun loving students

to showcase their talents but also provided a platform for the shy ones to bring out the best within them keeping all stage fear aside. ■ Another Fun Program was the outdoor events that were managed by Bush Simon, at 15:30 hrs on 3rd February 2011. The participants were divided into three groups and given various activities. All the fun

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and frolic helped each of the students relieve their minds from the tight schedule of college life, and of-course knows each other better. ■ Conducted a TV Turnover on 24th February 2011 at 17:00 hrs. About 11 students attended the program. They were divided into two groups of 6 and 5 students each. The topic of the TV turnover was Construction of the Millau Bridge. It was well handled by Rajesh Ventraprakada. It displayed the listening skills and intelligence of the participants. ■ A six day PCB Design Workshop was organised which had participation of 117 students. The workshop was conducted by Ajith and Nandini from Electronics For You (EFY) Tech Centre, Banglore, during 21st February till 26th of February. It covered a wide variety of topics: • Simulation of circuits using QUCS software • PCB design using KICAD

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■ The IEEE SJCET student branch conducted the AGM (Annual General body Meeting). Around 80 students attended the program. It started at 15:30 hrs

for the new execom members for the year 2011-2012 were called up which was passed by the audience without any contestants. After this, the new

with Savio Joe reading out the IEEE Code of Ethics followed by the welcome speech by Sabarinath, the branch counselor, speeches by Paul Ansel, faculty advisor of WIE and the chief guest for the day, Madhukumar, the Dean and HOD of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation. After his speech, Eabi Shaji, Secretary, gave a detailed report on the activities of the year 2010. This was followed by a speech by Delice Cyriac, the Chairperson of SB. For the first time, the SB has introduced the Best Volunteer Award which was rightly awarded to Bush Simon. Also, Thomas Siby and Dixon Dominic were awarded cash cheque and certificate for securing the 2nd position in the Global Photo Contest held by IEEE. Finally, the nominations

office bearers gave away their future plans aiming vibrant activities for the year ahead. Then an open forum was held which received a lot of suggestions from the audience to improve the future activities to be conducted in the current year. The meeting was brought to an end at 17:45 hrs with a photo session. ■ IEEE SJCET SB co-organised a two day OrCAD training program during the 10th and 11th of March 2011. The session was handled by Mohit John, Asst. Professor, Department of AEI. Both IEEE and non-IEEE students attended the program enthusiastically and benefited quite a lot from this training. ■ A National level Project Exhibition, PaeiX 2K11 ‘Where Engineering meets Ingenuity’,

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supported by IEEE, was conducted at SJCET on 18th March 2011. The Department of Applied Electronics & Instrumentation was the brains behind this highly anticipated program. The registrations commenced at 9:30 hrs. There were about 13 registered projects - 3 internal & 10 external. PaeiX 2K11 was officially inaugurated by the Chairman Philip Njaralakatt. The first round evaluation was done by the judges, K.N. Somanathan A and C S M Kumar from Government Polytechnic, Pala. They had filtered top nine projects. For the final round of evaluation the judges were Paul Ansel V from the Department of EC and Jose Philip from the Department of ME. The selected projects were presented using Power Point. The interesting projects were ‘3D Imaging’, ‘3D Printer’, ‘Distillation Using Solar Power’, ‘Face Detection’ etc. The judges evaluated the participants on the basis of their soft skills, matter presentation and question tackling. The top three were selected based. The First Prize of `.12000 was bagged by the team from SCMS for their ‘3D Printer’. The second was awarded to Jobin Daniel and Team from SJCET with `.6000 for ‘Electrochemical Spark Machining’. Finally not behind Kerala Section

were Jomon John and team from SJCET pursing `.2000 for ‘Face Detection’. As a token of appreciation all the participants in the finals were awarded participation certificates and cash tokens. Among the Exhibits, the ‘Hybrid Car’ from the Mechanical Department, was highly noted and appreciated by the external participants. Abi P Mathew concluded the fest with his vote of thanks. ■ A technical talk on ‘Ethical Hacking’ was held on the 28th

March, 2011 by Bibin Mathew, a first year IEEE student member of SJCET, Palai. The talk drew much appreciation and the even semester’s activities of the SB concluded as examinations start by the first week of April and may go well into June, 2011. Reported by: V Rajesh, Secretary & Thomas Siby, Chair January-March 2011


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GOLD Activities

GOLD Congress and Networking Dinner The first ever GOLD Congress in the history of IEEE Kerala section was held at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram on 26th February 2011. The event turned out to be a resounding success and marked an ideal kick off for the GOLD activities in the Section this year. The Congress was followed by a Networking Dinner in which ideas were exchanged and actions were for planned for a vibrant GOLD in the coming months. Jaison Abey Sabu, one of the most prominent GOLD members of Kerala Section was honored at the event for his exemplary contributions to IEEE. The event was formally inaugurated by Amarnath Raja, Chair IEEE Global HTC committee by lighting the lamp, a traditional custom of Kerala. The occasion was also graced with the presence of a star studded dignitary bench which boasted of eminent personalities like Sasi PM, S Gopakumar, both Past Chairs of Kerala Section, K B Senthilkumar, Section Secretary, Jaison Abey Sabu, Section Student Activities Chair and Visan Koshy Varghese, South Asia GOLD clustering program coordinator. The entire Congress was centered January-March 2011

on the theme Bridging gaps, Expanding networks, ... The GOLD Congress did full justice to this focus and became an ideal venue to bridge the gap between the graduating students and the industry professionals and helped everyone present to expand their professional network. The detailed session by session coverage of the event is given below. Inaugural Ceremony The clock chimed three in the evening and everything was in place for the inauguration of the most awaited GOLD event of the year-the Kerala Section GOLD congress. The proceedings of the day started with the recitation of the IEEE code of ethics by the dignitaries and delegates which was followed by a welcome address by Namith Najeeb, ViceChair GOLD. In his presidential address, the principal of Mar Baselios College highlighted the significance IEEE and GOLD plays in transforming the lives of students into responsible young professionals. The spotlight then shifted to Amarnath Raja, Chair, IEEE Global HTC committee as he lighted the ceremonial lamp marking the inauguration of the event. In his inaugural address Kerala Section


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Raja stressed on the objectives of GOLD and how it assists the young professionals in shaping their career. He also urged the young and vibrant GOLD community to get involved in humanitarian activities undertaken by IEEE globally. He was all praise for the GOLD team that organized this historical event. The inaugural address was followed by felicitations by other dignitaries of the day S Gopakumar, Jaison Abey Sabu and Visan Koshy. All of them spoke briefly about GOLD and wished the GOLD activities of the Section all success. Rayees Amar Nishad, GOLD Chair of the Section addressed the gathering soon after. He announced the GOLD activities planned for the year and expressed his intent to recruit more vibrant Professionals into GOLD in the coming months. The inaugural ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Sanju Mathew of Mar Baselios College of Engineering. IEEE Awareness Session A comprehensive awareness session on IEEE and its membership benefits was handled by S Gopkumar, a veteran of IEEE Kerala Section. His session was tailor made specifically for the young non IEEE professionals who were invited from the industry. He made them aware of the exclusive benefits one gets from joining IEEE and the significant transformation Kerala Section

it makes to their professional and personal growth. He highlighted the various opportunities and resources IEEE GOLD offers to young professionals who are embarking on their professional careers. The session was highly informative and the IEEE audience present gained a lot of in depth and knowledge about the various activities and opportunities of the organization they are part of. He also shared enthralling experiences he had with IEEE throughout the last 26 years of his life in which he donned several responsibilities including Section Chair and Student Activities Chair. The session came to an end on an inspiring note and served its intended purpose. GOLD Awareness Session Visan Kosy Varghese, South Asian GOLD clustering program coordinator and a well known volunteer in R10 GOLD was flown into Kerala for handling this all important session. It was an energy packed session which covered all the important aspects about GOLD starting from its objectives, its vision and mission and the opportunities it offers to the young professionals. The delegates warmed up to the session and showed keen interest in knowing more about GOLD ,the activities it covers and the resources they can explore for bettering their careers. Visan also talked briefly about the January-March 2011


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GOLD activities at the R10 and HQ level. He urged the GOLD members of Kerala to get involved in GOLD activities globally and mentioned about the important GOLD activities coming up such as the R10 GOLD meet and the Global GOLD Summit. Session on Career Development One of the major highlights of the event was a session on Career Development by Amarnath Raja, esteemed chief guest for the occasion. It was a mind blowing session that covered a wide range of topics ranging from how to choose the right career up to how to build a smart career in today’s competitive world. Raja shared interesting and challenging episodes from his professional life to enlighten the delegates on the challenges and risks associated with building a successful career. He highlighted the importance passion plays in building up one’s career. He advised the young professionals to be passionate about their career which he stressed is the key tool that will take them to exponential heights. He urged the young professionals to identify the right career that suits their interests and aspirations. This session by Amarnath Raja, one of the most regarded IEEE members around the globe turned out to be a life time treat for all the delegates present who described the session as highly informative and motivating. January-March 2011

Panel Discussion – IEEE GOLD and Career growth The star attraction of the IEEE Kerala Section GOLD congress-A panel discussion on IEEE GOLD and Career growth was next on the agenda. The panel discussion was moderated by Jaison Abey Sabu, Student Activities Chair and a highly regarded GOLD member of Kerala Section. The three member expert panel for the discussion comprised of eminent personalities of Kerala namely Amarnath Raja, CEO, Inapp Technologies, Sasi P M Additional Director CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced computing) and S Gopakumar Group Director, VSSC. The following were the key points that came up during the discussion: * The expectations of organizations and companies from young professionals. * Difference between Government and Private sector careers. * Role of IEEE in supporting professional and personal growth. * Role of IEEE GOLD in assisting young professionals in building a strong career. * Enhancing GOLD membership value. The discussions were highly effective and made inroads of wisdom and knowledge into the minds of young professionals who are on the verge of embarking on their professional career. The Kerala Section


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dividends and outcomes derived from the discussion exceeded expectations by all standards and made the participants realize the value of IEEE membership in their professional life. It also assisted Kerala Section GOLD in coming up an action plan for the coming year based on the needs and expectations of the GOLD members in the section. Kerala Section GOLD honors Jaison Abey Sabu for his contributions to IEEE. GOLD considers it our responsibility and honor to recognize the selfless and exemplary volunteerism of our members. Jaison Abey Sabu, one of the most regarded and reputed GOLD member of Kerala Section was honored by Kerala Section GOLD at the event for his exemplary contributions to IEEE for the last seven years. The honorary memento was presented to Jaison by eminent IEEE personalities of the Section

Sasi PM and S Gopakumar. Jaison has emerged as a great IEEE leader within the IEEE community and has gained immense recognition at the Section and R10 level for his exemplary contributions and commitment towards IEEE. Congratulations Jaison for this achievement. Kerala GOLD salutes you for exemplary contributions and leadership in IEEE. Photo Session & Networking Dinner Everything good has to end at sometime or other. The first ever GOLD congress in the history of Kerala Section soon came to a befitting end with a Photo session followed by a scrumptious networking dinner. Cards were exchanged, thoughts were shared, upcoming GOLD events were discussed and before anyone realized it was curtains!

IEEE Professional Development Webinar High Performance Computing: Thinking Big!

Presenter: Matthias Reumann Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2011 w Time: 10:00 AM EST Overview: This webinar, High Performance Computing: Thinking Big!, will address the issue of how scientific problems can be solved on supercomputers and will encourage big thoughts as it relates to moving scientific computing applications to a new level of computation and science. The webinar will take a look at the basic concepts of high performance programming and address core issues in developing applications for scientific computing on largescale supercomputers. Kerala Section

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Annual Report

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Annual Report 2010 Highlights 2010 Conference Activities – Three International Conferences in 2010 – One National Conference in 2010 – Upcoming: two International Conferences in 2011 (papers in IEEExplore) Increasing Geographic span – Malabar Subsection formed in 2010 – Kochi activities got a boost in 2010 High Impact Initiatives – Humanitarian Technology Initiative – grant for three projects in 2010 – Kerala Section Distinguished Lecture Program (KSDLP) conceived in 2010 Continuing Education Programs – 20 Seminars and Lectures – 47 Weekly Technical Talks Vibrant Student Activities – Recognized at R10 level – Number of student branches crosses half century mark Awards & Recognitions – IEE Kerala Section wins R10 Distinguished Large Section Award for 2009 – Larry K Wilson Award for Outstanding Student Volunteer January-March 2011

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January Talk on Introduction To Robotic Surgery by Dr. Tony T. John, Urologist, Jackson Health System, Miami, USA. Talk on ‘Einstein and Bureaucracy’ by S.S.Kaimal, Former Chief Engineer, CPWD, Thiruvananthapuram. Talk on ‘Zero Problem Management’ by S.Venugopal, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, HLL Lifecare Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram. Talk on ‘Load Scheduling and Optimisation of Power System’ by G. Pavithran, Former Chief Engineer, KSEB & Principal, Mount Zion College of Engineering for Women, Chengannoor. Execom Meeting- I of IEEE Kerala Section at 13:00 to 14:30 Hrs at Harmonieee, Tvpm.

– Announced in April 2010. – Award certificate will be presented at the 2011 R10 Annual Meeting to be held in Feb 2011. – Entitles the Section to a Cash bonus of USD 1,000. – Winning the Award second time, after 2004. Wins Larry K Wilson Award 2010 in R10 – “To recognize annually, in each Region of the IEEE, the Kerala Section

student most responsible for an extraordinary accomplishment associated with IEEE student activities. – Winner: Arjun R Pillai, College of Engineering Chengannur. – Special Mention and Certificate: Balakrishnan V K, Vidya Academy of Science and Technology. – Announced in Sep 2010. – Awarded for the third time in 5 years (2005, 2008, 2010). Special mention from MGA – Kerala Section among 5 Sections worldwide mentioned in the Activity Highlights from nominees of 2010 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award. IEEE Day Photo Contest – One of the ten winners worldwide was Thomas Siby, SJCET SB, Pala, Kerala Section. Section Representation in IEEE International Forums IEEE Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee – Amarnath Raja January-March 2011


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IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on New Initiatives – NT Nair IEEE President’s Sustainability Initiative – Amarnath Raja, – VK Damodaran R10 EXECOM – Amarnath Raja (Humanitarian Activities Coordinator, R10)

IEEE Computer Society –Satish Babu Member of 2010 Geographic Unit Operations Committee & R10 Coordinator for IEEE CS DVP.

Participation in Global Events IEEE R10 Meet, Cebu, Philippines, March 2010 – Amarnath Raja – Sasi PM IEEE HTC Communications Challenge, Thailand – Amarnath Raja – Sasi PM

R10 HTC at ANZSCON in Melbourne, Australia – Amarnath Raja R10 EXECOM, Brunei – Amarnath Raja

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February 02 Talk on ‘How to be Healthy, Happy and Successful in Life’ by Sreeprakash N., CEO/ Owner Schogini Systems, IT Professional, Faculty and Trainer- Art of Living self development workshop. 08 Talk on ‘Recent Trends in Power Electronics based on Experience from Gazi University, Turkey’ Mehmet Timur AYDEMIR (IEEE SM), Professor, Gazi University Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ankara-Turkey at 17:00 hrs at Amphitheatre, C-DAC, Tvpm. 16 Talk on ‘Smart Homes : The Energy Efficient Approach’ by Manoj Krishna M., Senior Manager, Network Systems & Technologies (P) Ltd, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram. 20 Execom meeting - II of IEEE Kerala Section at 13:00 to 14:30 Hrs at Harmonieee, Tvpm. 23 Talk on ‘High Tech Dairy Farm in Kerala’ by Ani S. Das, Managing Director, Kerala Livestock Development Board, Thiruvananthapuram. 26 IEEE Kerala Section GOLD Congress at Mar Baselios College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Section


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R-10 IAS Chapters’ Workshop, Penang, Malaysia, Nov 22-23, 2010 – Unnikrishnan

Chair, IA / IE / PEL Joint Chapter delivered a invited paper on “Power Quality Solutions”

• Sustainable Development • Disaster Management • Education – Hosted by IEEE Kerala Section, funded by R10, GOLD, HTC – Inaugurated by Richard Gowen, IEEE Foundation President

– Keynote by Vasimalai, Dhan Foundation

– Student poster exhibition IEEE CS Meeting, Denver, CO, June 2010 – Satish Babu Meeting of Chairs of IEEE CS Chapters and SB Chapters in India, Hyderabad – Satish Babu – Jayakrishnan

IEEE R10 GOLD International Conference on HTC Highlights – Hotel Uday Samudra, Kovalam, 20-21 Feb 2010

– Bringing together technologists, and NGO in a common platform – Humanitarian Technologies for the 21st Century in: Kerala Section

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March 02 Talk on ‘Electrical Safety & Conservation’ by M.Jayaraju, Assistant Professor, Department of EE TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. 09 Talk on ‘Chronic Diseases and Homoeopathy’ by P.S. Anil Kumar, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of India, (Ministry of Mines) Kerala Unit, Tvpm. 10 Condolence meeting of Prof. S.Krishnan Kutty, at 18:00 hrs at the Institution of Engineers Hall, Tvpm. 10-11 IEEE Industry Day 16 Talk on ‘Generic Design of Large and Complex Systems’ by M.K.Abdul Majeed, Dy. Director (Retd.), VSSC, Tvpm. 23 Talk on ‘Mobile Applications for Home Security’ by Bincy Baby, Head, Convergence Business Group, Rain Concert Indian Pvt. Ltd., Technopark, Tvpm. January-March 2011


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– Outcome document: ‘Trivandrum Declaration’. International Conference – EPSICON 2010 Highlights – International Conference on Power Control, Signals and Communication, 3-6 Jan 2010, Casino Hotels International, Thrissur.

– In association with CDAC Tvpm and College of Engineering Trivandrum. – Conference on two days: 6 sessions, 26 papers, 2 invited talks: 140 delegates from 34 organizations. – Prominent speakers include Sirish L Shah (University of Alberta, Canada), Peter Fritzon (Linkoping University), Anurag Kumar (IISC Bangalore). Upcoming International Conferences

– Organized by Vidya Academy of Science and Technology. – Supported by IEEE Kerala Section. – Keynote by Thomas Kailath, IEEE Medal of Honor Winner. – Internationally renowned speakers, 150 delegates. International Conference – SYMOPA 2010 Highlights – Third International Conference on Automation Systems & Technology. – 16-19 Dec 2010, CDAC and Hotel Uday Samudra, Kovalam.

Preparations are on for two International Conferences in 2011 – 2011 Feb 10-12: International Conference on Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP 2011). Organized by NIT Calicut. Technical co-sponsorship by R10 and IEEE Kerala Section. – 2011 Sep 21-23: International Conference on Recent Advances in Intelligent Computational Systems (IEEE RAICS 2011). Organized by IEEE Kerala Section in association with CET, SCT & Barton Hill.

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Forthcoming Events

April 10 Execom meeting – III of IEEE Kerala Section from 10:30 to 13:00 hrs at IEEE Office, Harmonieee, Tvpm. 20 Talk on ‘Malayalam Wikipedia Awareness’ by Fuad Jaleel & Kiran Gopi, Wiki Volunteer Editors at 17:45 hrs at IE Hall, Tvpm. 27 Talk on ‘Application of Poly Average Technique for Entrance Examination Ranking’ by R. Purushothaman Nair, Scientist/Engineer, VSSC, Tvpm at IE Hall, Tvpm. May 04 Talk on ‘Celebrating Success and Failures’ by Swami Sukhbodananda, Chairman, Prasanna Trust at 17:00 hrs at IE Hall, Tvpm. 11 Talk on ‘Dynamics of PublicPolice Communications’ at 18:00 hrs at the Institute of Engineer’s Hall at Vellayambalam by IEEE ComSoc. Speaker: Krishna Kumar B, Assistant Commissioner, Kerala Police. 11 Talk on ‘The World of Sensor Networks’ by G Santhosh Kumar, Asst Professor, Dept of Computer Science, CUSAT at 18:00 hrs at CSI Hall, 4th Floor, Penta Towers (Opp. Kaloor Bus Stand), Kaloor, Kochi. Kerala Section

Expecting high quality technical content – Selected papers be published in IEEE Explore. National Conference on Smart Grid: GRID-CON 2010 Highlights – Mascot Hotel, 29-30 Oct 2010 – Organized by IEEE Kerala Section, in association with C-DAC Trivandrum, and IE/ IA/PEL Joint - chapter, Kerala Section.

– Keynote address by Kincha, IISc Bangalore. – Speakers from IISc, CDAC, CISCO, NeST, CPRI, PRDC, CERT - Kerala. – 110 delegates from Industry, utility companies, academy. Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC) Projects HTC LINK Project – To provide solar based utility power for a settlement of 8 houses 4 km inside forest in Anakkulam area of Kollam. – Project conceiving, design, implementation: LINK. – Funding from HTC $4400. Amrita SB Project – Intelligent Home Navigation System for Elderly and Physically January-March 2011


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Challenged – with help of a gesture based wheel chair. – Student Branch Team led by Rajesh Kannan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam. – Funding from IEEE Foundation $7520. Mapping Project – Disaster Preparedness Mapping and Planning, covering disaster prone areas in Nagapattinam, frequently hit by storms. – Funding from HTC $7700, from Bedrock $2000. IEEE and Society Road Safety in Kerala – Live and Let Live – A Societal Initiative of IEEE Kerala Section. – To harness technology to reduce road accidents. – Brainstorming session conducted on 30th Sep 2010, Hotel Mascot, Thiruvananthapuram. – To take up projects in association with Media (Malayala

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Manorama), agencies (NATPAC), Govt. Departments (MVD) and student branches. Other Major Programs Free Software and Education – Three day National Conference 10-12 Sep 2010. – Organized by NIT Calicut, supported by Section. – Speakers include Richard Stallman, KR Srivathsan (IGNOU), Kannan Moudgalya (IIT Mumbai), G. Nagarjuna (TIFR). FOSSIM 2010 – Technical Colloquium on Free and Open Source based Simulation tools for Engineers. – 7 Aug 2010, Govt. College of Engineering, Barton Hill. – Speakers include V. Sasikumar, Jemshid KK, K.C. Raveendranathan. – Program funded by R10 EAC. Enhancing Geographic Coverage: Malabar Subsection Malabar Subsection Formed in 2010 – Covering northern districts of Kerala,viz.Palakkad,Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod. Key Milestones – Dec 2009: initiative led by KP Mohandas. – Jan 2010: approved by IEEE Kerala Section AGM. – Feb 2010: petition submitted to HQ. – June 2010: approved by IEEE MGA Board. – Nov 2010: formal confirmation from HQ. Kerala Section


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– 31 Dec 2010: Formal inauguration at NIT - Calicut. Enhancing Geographic Coverage: Malabar Subsection 8 Oct: IEEE Day Celebrations, inaugurated by Lillykutty Jacob, Dean (FW), NIT Calicut. 23 Dec: “PWM Inverters for Voltage Source Inverters”, talk by Rijil Ramchand, NIT, Calicut. 28 Dec: “Emerging Trends in Power System Protection” talk by Asokan .O, Chief Engineer Transmission, KSEB. 30 Dec: “Model-free approach to Modelling of Systems”, talk by K P Mohandas, NIT, Calicut. 31 Dec: Inauguration of Malabar Subsection by Sukumaran Bhaskaran, IIM Kozhikode. Enhancing Geographic Coverage: Kochi Activities

16 Jul: “New generation wireless technologies”, talk by Chandrabose J, at Cherthala. 28 Jul: “Computing in the cloud”, talk by Satish Babu, at Cochin. 29 Jul: “Relevance of social media in life and business”, talk by S R Nair, at Cochin. 16 Aug: “New Generation Networks”, talk by Suresh Kerala Section

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August 15 Last date for submission of papers for INDICON 2011 (Subject: Engineering Sustainable Solutions) at Hyderabad from 16 to 18 Dec 2011. Contact: indicon2011@ieeehyd.org 19-22 Section Congress 2011 at San Fransisco Mariott Marquis, in San Fransisco, California, USA. 29 IEEE ICC 2012 call for Industry Forum Proposals - last date of submission. For details visit: www.ieee-icc.org/2012 September 6 IEEE ICC 2012 call for Technical Papers, Tutorials, Workshops, etc - last date of submission. For details visit: www. ieee-icc.org/2012 14-16 2011 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Computing (ICSPCC 2011), Xi’an Garden Hotel, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Website: http://www.icspcc2011.org or http://www. ieee.org.hk/icspcc2011/ December 12-14 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC2011) at Singapore. For more details: http://wwww.isic2011. org 16-18 INDICON 2011 at Hyderabad. Subject: Engineering Sustainable Solutions. For more details vosit: http:// wwww.indicon2011.org January-March 2011


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Narayanan, at Rajagiri School of Engg & Tech. 19 Aug: “An introduction to Robots”, talk by James Kurian, at KMEA Engg College. 30-31 Aug: Seminar on Web Technologies at Cochin.

18 Sep: “Trends in Mobile Communications”, talk by Suresh Narayanan, at Mala. 22 Sep: “Advanced Microcontrollers”, talk by Mohankumar K, at Viswajyothi College of Engg. 14 Oct: “Unified Communications - Transcending boundaries”, talk by James Joseph, at Cochin.

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Computer Society Chapter 3 Mar: “Web Application Security - Intelligent Choices”, talk by R. Thulasi Narayanan, SBI. 19 Mar: “BetterCity, Better Life with ICT”, talk by Satish Babu, InApp. 8 Sep: “Creating Global Mindset Among IT Professionals”, talk by JayantKrishna, TCS. 24 Nov: “IT - Energy Scenerio”, talk by NT Nair, Executive Knowledge Lines. 28 Nov: “An Evening with Sorel Reisman”, talk by Sorel Reisman, IEEE Computer Society, President 2011. Communication Society Chapter 8 Mar: “4G wireless standards based mobile Internet evolution”, talk by Jose Puthenkulam, Intel. 28 Jul: “Latest trends in optical communications”, talk by Sudeep Kumar, BSNL. 7 Jul: “Broadcast studio design”, talk by Ramesh Chandran, All India Radio. 30 Aug: “How to influence IEEE standards”, talk by Bernard Charles Eydt. 27 Oct: “Wireless Home auto mation networks”, talk by K.C. Raveendranathan, GEC Barton Hill. IA / IE / PEL Joint Chapter 29-30 Oct: “Conference on Smart Grid Grid-Con 2010”. 2 Sep: “Recent trends, of power quality”. 17-19 Sep: Workshop on “Orchard Simulation of Power Electronics Kerala Section


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Systems”, talk by Jaison Mathew, RIT Kottayam. 13 Aug: “Simulation and Emulation of Power Electronic Systems”, talk by Mukul Chandorkar, IIT, Bombay. 11 Feb: “Introduction to Multilevel Inverters and PWM techniques”, talk by Sivakumar K, CEDT Bangalore. Power & Energy Society Chapter Highlights – Talk on “Power Grids” by RadhaKrishnan K, Chief Engineer, KSEB, Vaidhyuthi Bhavan, Feb. – Visit to Moozhiyar Generating Station for sixth semester Electrical & Electronics Engineering students of TKM College of Engg., Kollam, March. – IEEE Day Celebrations on Oct 7th.–Visit to ThenmalaGenerating Station for the first year student members of TKM College of Engg., Kollamin Nov 2010. – Visit to Palazhuviwater falls for the first year student members of TKM College of Engg., Kollam in Nov 2010. – Inauguration of PES Student Chapter at TKM CE Kollam, 17 Dec 2010. GOLD Affinity Group STEP Program – Student Transition and Elevation Partnership (STEP)–One Day Workshop at TKM College of Engineering, 10 July 2010. – Panel Discussion on “The ChaKerala Section

llenges Faced by Young Engineering Graduates” led by Amarnath Raja. – Followed by Experience sharing and Interaction session. – Presentation on “GOLD is invaluable” by Shibu Shajahan, Secretary, GOLD Affinity Group Kerala. – Quiz on IEEE. All Kerala GOLD Summit – Hotel Mascot, 15 Jan 2011. Mentorship Program – Plan for 2011. WIE Affinity Group w 21 July 2010: Dr. Kavita Raja, Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, SCTIMST talked on “Technical Innovations in Diagnosis / Analysis of Some Recent Epidemics”. w 3 July 2010: WIE affinity group of CET SB inaugurated by Sarada Jayakrishnan, WIE Secretary of Kerala Section, followed by a talk on LINUX Based Computer Networking by Amarnath Raja. w 3 July 2010: Workshop on PIC by Joshy Gilbert working at Brain-e-Solutions. w 8 Aug 2010: Talk on “How different it is to be an engineer in a manufacturing industry” by C PadmaKumar, the Executive Director of Terumo Penpol. w A group of IEEE volunteers conducted a technical awareness session, a STAR programmeat Models Girls High school, Pattom. January-March 2011


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w 10–12 Sep 2010: The IEEE Student Branch of FISAT hosted GNISTRA’10 WiE Forum of the Kerala Section in association with LINK. w In connection with the LINK five-year celebrations, WIE Week was celebrated all over the Kerala section by IEEE student branches. Weekly Technical Talks 47 technical talks on various topics were arranged in the current year. Member Relations Section Newsletter – Four quarterly issues of the IEEE Kerala Newsletter have been published. Section website – http://www.ieee.org/kerala – Revamped in 2010. Email – Email Group of IEEE Kerala members at ieeekerala@yahoogroups.com – E-Notice facility of HQ utilized to broadcast messages. Electronics Communications Coordinator – New position in EXECOM since 2010. Social Networks – IEEE Kerala Section Group in LinkedIn. Inter Societal Relations IEEE Kerala Section is continuing its unique relationship with other sister professional Society chapters. January-March 2011

Institution of Engineers India (Kerala State Centre), Computer Society of India (Trivandrum and Cochin Chapters), Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (Trivandrum Centre), Aeronautical Society of India (Trivandrum and Cochin Chapters), System Society of India, Project Management Institute (Kerala Chapter). The section actively participated in organising several joint activities with the sister societies, in the year. Governmental Relations Kerala State IT Mission – Chairman, IEEE Kerala section is ex-officio member in the Governing Council and Executive Committee of IT Mission. SPACE – An Agency promoted by Kerala State IT mission forthe promotion of Free and Open Source Software. – Sasi PM represents IEEE Kerala section in SPACE. IT Department – In talks with IT Department on a possible engagement to promote FOSS in Engineering College Projects. Preparing for Tomorrow IEEE Kerala Section Distinguished Lecture Program – Conceived in 2010. – To support student branches and other IEEE subunits in Kerala. – To increase outreach of the Section. Kerala Section


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Region 10 Sections Meet held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 5th & 6th March 2011. All sections in Region 10 took part in the meeting together with the Members of the Executive Committee and other leaders of the Region. From Kerala Section, Amarnatha Raja, Sasi PM and Satish Babu attended the Meet. Kerala Section was awarded the ‘Distinguished Large Section 2009 Award’ during the Meet. India Council Chairman K Rajagopal was also present during the deliberations.

– To facilitate knowledge sharing. – Guidelines prepared. Upcoming Major Events – ICCSP 2011, Feb 2011. – IEEE RAICS 2011, Sep 2011. – INDICON 2012 to be hosted by Kerala Section. – TENCON 2013 bid being considered by R10. Kerala Section

Making Section operations more efficient and effective – Draft Guidelines mooted by Section Chair covering various operational aspects. “Going Global, Staying Local..” Prepared by: Unni Sankar Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section

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GOLD Activities

STEP 2011 IEEE Kerala Section GOLD & LINK is jointly organizing a one day Student Transition Elevation Partnership 2011(STEP 2011) program for recent graduates. The event is hosted by IEEE Student Branch of TocH Institute of Science & Technology, Cochin. STEP program facilitates the transition of student members as they graduate and become higher grade IEEE members. The program is intended to help introduce the opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership during the onset of a career. The event will provide an ideal platform for the recently graduating members, who are about to enter their professional life to explore the avenues for sharpening professional development and technical skills and networking with top professionals in a chosen field. Event Details: • Date: 18th June 2011 - Venue: Hotel Harbour View Residency, Opp. Cochin Shipyard, MG Road, Kochi. • Registration: Free. Limited to first 30 registrations. So ensure your participation at the earliest. • Event registration can be done at: http://ieeestep2011.eventbrite.com/ • The details of the STEP program can be accessed on the GOLD website through the Link below: http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_calendar/index/GD00145 For more details contact: Nitin Padmanabhan, GOLD Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section (M) 09447466958, (E) nitinp_0206@ieee.org or Ranjit R Nair, GOLD Treasurer, IEEE Kerala Section, (M) 09744149001, (E) ranju@ieee.org or Deepthi Anna George, STEP Publicity Head, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, (E) deepthiannageorge@gmail.com

IEEE Sections Congress 2011 - Registration Open

IEEE Sections Congress 2011 (SC2011) will be held 19-22 August 2011, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in San Francisco, California, USA. The primary audience for IEEE Sections Congress is IEEE members who are volunteering within the MGA structure, but volunteers from other IEEE units are encouraged to attend as well. Registration for SC2011 is now open. http://www.ieee.org/societies_ communities/geo_activities/sections_congress/2011/ January-March 2011

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WIE Report

WIE ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES HUB 1 WIE Awareness A complete awareness about WIE affinity group and its functioning sessions on basic documentation, reporting, proposal writing, WIE funding sources etc. I V to Automobile Workshop An Industrial Visit to an automobile Workshop will be organized with the objective of imparting basic mechanical skills and providing first hand information on automobiles to the members. Photoshop, Flex/Brochure Printing A seminar on Photoshop with the aim of giving its members an insight into its various fascinating aspects will be held. Face detection techniques, regeneration of old photographs, image processing will also be discussed. Flex and brochure designing methods will also be covered. WIE Care With a social objective, WIE will set out to spent a day at a poor home. Paper Presentation Competition and Communication Carnival Paper presentation competition will be conducted at each SB the finalists of which will compete against each other at the HUB Kerala Section

level. A communication carnival to encourage girls to come to the forefront and shed their inhibitions is also to be organised. Language Workshop A comprehensive workshop on any latest software language will be held. Industrial Training A 2 day industrial training in a core company will be conducted to enhance the Industrial experience of its members. SB Level Events The following events are mandatory at the SB level monthly Spectrum Quiz, Paper Presentation competition and STAR. ACTIVITIES HUB 2 Hub 2 is one among the five active hubs in Kerala section WIE chapter. Hub 2 is trying to initiate WIE in all 10 student branches. WIE activities for this academic year include: w WIE WEEK, which is purely technical. It includes project expo, paper presentation and spectrum quiz. w WIE MEET, being a managerial event, consists of a one day management work-shop. w A face to face meet shall be organised, with an eminent personality, regarding women empowerment. January-March 2011


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w A Star Program team will be formed for coordinating the Star Program within the hub. We also plan a charity event, to be conducted at the hub level. ACTIVITIES HUB 3 WIE – the affinity group of IEEE was established with a foresight of involving the women technocrats in building a brighter tomorrow. As the name suggests, Women In Engineering has put forward various ideas in empowering women in technical arena and implemented them ever since its commencement. The hub level WIE fraternities are credited with the successful accomplishment of various activities, which resulted in the robust growth of WIE. The following are the activities which are to be implemented under the auspices of WIE IN Hub 3: w Monthly Spectrum talks, beginning in April. w Empowerment of women students through leadership and management classes. w Panel discussions with women professionals. w Technical classes on basics of C programming and electronics. w Classes on Web Designing, Photoshop. Paper Presentations on emerging technologies, to be conducted in July (tentative dates). ACTIVITIES HUB 4 Hub HUB 4 is an assemblage of January-March 2011

five Professional Colleges, forming an active group under the LINK. Two among those Colleges, Jyothi Engineering College (JEC) and Vidhya Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), are active members of WIE. The others (IES College of Engineering, Govt Engineering College, Thrissur, and Royal College of Engineering) are expected to receive approval for their WIE formation petition in two months time. Some of the future activities of the WIE units are as follows: w To begin with, a program ‘Spectrum Speaks‘ is proposed to be conducted in the SBs. It is to be started in the month of April and to be followed by such talks once every month. It is aimed at discussing, with the help of paper presentations, articles published in the IEEE journal ‘SPECTRUM‘. w A paper presentation competition is also anticipated in the month of September. w A charity programme, ‘Spread a Smile‘, would be organised in the month of October. A visit is planned to a Pain and Palliative Care Society Centre. w Apart from the activities mentioned above, the WIE Hub 4 is also planning. w Leadership training program and an orientation program‘ for girls towards placement procedures.

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IEEE Kerala Section Sl No Role 1 Chair

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OneView Systems

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Terumo Penpol Ltd, Trivandrum

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Professor , EEE NIT, Calicut

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Assistant Professor Vice President

Unni Sankar

Project Manager NeST

Shahim Baker

Director (Operations)

Grey Technolabs, Cochin

A K Unnikrishnan

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Jaison Mathew

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RIT Kottayam CDAC

S.M. Sameer

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R.Sreerama Kumar

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Sasi PM

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GM- Networks

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Rayees Amar Nishad

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Asst. Professor MESCE, Calicut

Nitin Padmanabhan

Lecturer, EEE

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K. Sunitha Beevi

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CEO

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Recognition of Scientific and Engineering Excellence

IEEE Foundation

The IEEE Awards Board administers the IEEE Technical Field Awards presented for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of the IEEE. IEEE Technical Field Awards presented thus far in 2011 are: • IEEE Masura Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award - sponsored by Sony Corporation - to Joan L. Mitchell, USA, "For fundamental contributions to image compression in printing technology and digital image processing in consumer electronics." • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award - sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society - to Charles A. Desoer, USA, "For crucial conceptual research contributions to the behavior and the use of electrical circuits an systems." • IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award - sponsored by the Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund - to John D. Cressler, USA, "For inspirational teaching and student mentoring in the field of advanced microelectronic devices and circuits." • IEEE Donald O. Pederson Solid-State Circuits Award - sponsored by the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society - to Willy Sansen, Belgium, "For leadership in analog integrated circuit design." • IEEE David Sarnoff Award - sponsored by the Sarnoff Corporation - to C. J. Chang-Hasnain, USA, "For pioneering contributions to vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays and tunable VCSELs." • IEEE Internet Award - sponsored by Nokia Corporation - to Jun Murai, Japan, "For leadership in the development and deployment of the global Internet, especially across the Asia-Pacific region." Learn how to nominate a peer for an award or how to donate to an IEEE Foundation recognition fund.

Call for Grant Applications The IEEE Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable organizations for new and innovative projects in January, April and September. The next deadline to submit grant applications is 22 April. Please use the online form. Please review the IEEE Foundation's grant guidelines and direct your questions to foundation-office@ieee.org. Grant applications are reviewed by a joint committee of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors and the IEEE Life Members Committee. Approval of grants and funding arrangements are announced approximately twelve weeks after the grant application deadline.

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