Technical Tutorials (on March 6, 2011 )

Tutorial 1:

Bioinspired Approaches to Optimization – Dr. Raghavendra V. Kulkarni

Dr. Raghavendra V. Kulkarni, Dept. of Wireless Networks and Applications, Amrita University, Amritapuri

Optimization intuitively refers to determining “good” values of one or more variables (such as the number of study hours and the percentage of income to save in a retirement plan). Optimization is an extremely important task in all aspects of engineering, business and life. Several deterministic approaches to engineering optimization exist. These approaches are characterized by exponential increase in computational expenses with increase in the number of optimization variables. This is referred to as the curseofdimensionality. This renders the approaches unattractive for many realtime optimization problems.

Nature tackles the problem of optimization with simple and yet wonderful approaches. Ants find the shortest and yet the safest route to their food. Birds fly in a coordinated manner as if they follow a central command. Such biological intelligence has inspired computer scientists to develop optimization algorithms that are computationally inexpensive, therefore quick. Such algorithms produce satisfactory optimization results in reasonable time frame. Read the rest of this entry »

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LINK Face to Face Meet 2011- ECLECTIC ’10

Amrita IEEE is proud to announce that we have been given the opportunity to conduct this year’s LINK Face to Face event on 6th March. The event would kick-start an array of LINK events monitored by the Kerala Section of IEEE India. The Face to Face event will contain an impressive list of technical and non-technical events. The registration details are stated below:

DD should be drawn in favor of “IEEE student Chapter” payable at “Kollam”.
DD should reach on or before Feb 28th 2011.
Fee: Rs. 75 for SB Chair or Link Rep.
Rs. 100 for other IEEE student members.
Rs. 150 for non-IEEE students .
If accommodation is needed, a nominal fee will be charged at the campus.
The DD should be posted to the following address:
Mr. Rajesh Kannan
Amrita School Of Engineering
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.
Kollam, 690 525

In parallel, IEEE SB at Amrita is also organizing a Tutorials as follows:

1) Bio-inspired  approaches to Optimization” by Dr. Raghavendra V Kulkarni, Faculty, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications.

2) An Introduction to Compressed Sensing – Dr. Nithin Nagaraj

The workshop registration fee (both workshops included) is as given below:

-Rs.150 for IEEE student members.
-Rs.200 for others .
A single DD is enough for both F2F and workshop registration fee.

Click on the following link to register now:  REGISTER

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Student project from Amrita funded by IEEE Foundation for US $7520

We are very proud and honoured in informing you all that the project “Intelligent Home Navigation System for Elderly and Physically Challenged” by a team of Mr. Rajesh Kannan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IEEE BC,  Ramesh N Nair and Sai Manoj P, both students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IEEE SB, Kollam has got a grant of US $7,520 (approx. Rs 3,45,000) from IEEE Foundation Inc., NJ, USA. This a great achievement for IEEE Student Branch of Amrita , LINK and for the IEEE Kerala Section. This is the first time in the history of IEEE Kerala Section that a student project has got a grant worth US $7520. This is also the first in our campus history that students are getting such an high amount as grants for their projects. The project will span for a duration of two years.

Project Summary:

Title: Intelligent Home Navigation System (IHNS) for the elderly and the physically challenged.

Summary: Normally the elderly people forget the way to the different rooms in the home and the physically challenged people find it tough to navigate inside without external aid. The existing systems such as joy stick control wheelchairs are not customizable to deal with different degrees of disability. This project helps the unfortunate elderly and the physically challenged people which include the quadriplegics for their locomotion inside the home with the help of a gesture based wheelchair. The system comprises of preloaded map of the home for automation, and the personal security features.

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AmritaIEEE in Malayala Manorama Yuva Mastermind 2010 contest

AmritaIEEE is very glad in informing you that, a project titled ‘Real Time, Remote, Home based, Non-Invasive, Elder Monitoring System’ of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam IEEE students (Vineeth R, Deepak Krishnan, Akhil K S and Denny C Jacob) got selected for the final round of Malayala Manorama Yuva Matermind 2010 contest. The project is guided by our IEEE SB Counselor Mr. Rajesh Kannan Of more than 700 projects submitted all over India, only 18 projects made to final round of which one is from our campus. Malaya Manorama will fund
Rs 10,000/- for the completion of our project. All the selected projects will be highlighted in Yuva/ Padipura of Malayala Manorama daily. There will be an exhibition of the chosen project to be held in January 2011. Cash prizes are awarded for the best projects selected during the exhibition by a panel of experts.



Paper Accepted BEATS 2010

AmritaIEEE is very happy to inform you all that, by Amma’s grace, two papers got accepted at the International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technologies (BEATS 2010) to be held at NIT Jalandhar, Punjab Dec 17-19, 2010.
Paper Title: Automated Voice based Home Navigation System for the Elderly and The Physically Challenged
Authors: Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Ramesh Nammily Nair (S5 ECE B) and Sai Manoj Prakhya (S5 ECE B)

Paper Title: Advanced Network Based Wireless,  Single PMS for Multiple-Patient Monitoring
Authors: Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Akhil.K.S, Denny.C.Jacob, Vineeth R, and Deepak Krishnan.M.U (All S5 ECE B students)

Lets congratulate all the students for this wonderful achievement.


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WIE students affinity group at Amrita IEEE on 11th August

We are happy to announce that Amrita IEEE SB is going to launch WIE in its campus on 11th August. We cordially invite all fellow IEEEians to be a part of it. Ms.Maneesha (Chief Training Officer, Center for Corporate Relations, Amritapuri campus) will be inaugrating the WIE affinity group, which is aimed at empowering women in the field of engineering. She will give a talk on the topic “Women in Millenium”. The ceremony will be presided by Mr.Rajesh Kannan (IEEE SB counsellor).
The program will witness the announcement of WIE executive committee members. As a part of WIE inaugration, Dr. Anantha Sethuraman, President and CEO, DFMSim Inc., USA will be conducting a workshop on “Principles Of Semiconductor Manufacturing”. We will mail you the Workshop details on request through email. All are welcome to attend the same. Email us at: or

Venue: CCR Room
Timings: 1.30pm – 2pm : Inauguration
2pm – 5pm     : ‘Principles of Semicondutor Manufacturing’

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STAC program on VLSI at Amrita

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IEEE SB, Kollam has planned to conduct a workshop on Intoduction to Digital Design using HDL (VLSI) on august 14, 2010, saturday. The program is being conducted as part of STAC, a Hub1 and LINK initiative. Registrations are open to all. Seats are limited to 60.We will mail you the agenda on a  request through e-mail.  

Registration Fees: (on spot payment)
IEEE members: Rs. 75/-
Non IEEE members: Rs. 150/-
( Registration fee includes Lunch also )

Please confirm  your registration by sending an email to and a copy of that mail to
For furthur details about the program, pls contact:

Avinash S Nair – 9496342543
Ramesh N Nair – 9447364553
Vineeth Mohan – 9447362401


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