AVR Robotics Workshop


A workshop on AVR Robotics in collaboration with Aptron solutions was conducted on 5th Sept, 2018 for third year students of ECE. Robotics is a vast field that deals with the design, construction, operation & use of robots.

These technologies are used to develop machines that can substitute for humans & replicate human actions.Robots can be used in any situation & for any purpose, but today many are used in dangerous environments (including bomb detection & deactivation), or where humans can't survive.

We were overwhelmed with the response of students. The workshop was very useful for the students to brush up their skills & to get hands on experience on AVR microcontroller.Overall it was a great learning experience.The workshop was attended by 63 students.

 

TECHTRONIX ORIENTATION 2018


TECHTRONIX the official society of Electronics of MAIT, held its orientation for the 3rd consecutive year on 28th August, 2018. We received a good response with more than 25 people attending the workshop from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year. The orientation was aimed at introducing the 1st and 2nd year students with the world of electronics , the scope of electronics and the different fields under this branch. This would help newcomers to gain an early start. Firstly, the students were introduced to the different scope under core electronics such as embedded systems and VLSI , their use in industry and the different applications that students can learn at the basic level. Further they were told about the scope of programming in the electronics field, the languages namely embedded C, C, C++, Python and Java, their use, which language to choose at an early level and confusions related to learning a programming language was discussed. A little introduction to non-technical topics such as graphic designing , use of MATLAB etc was given in the orientation.

Our members presented a power point presentation on the different projects which they have worked upon and created themselves from the very beginning of their college life, some live projects were demonstrated too. At the end the students were given a chance to interact with the members on a one to one basis where they discussed their doubts, their interests and gave their feedback about the orientation. They were immensely satisfied and we hope to conduct further similar sessions and other technical workshops for them.

Industry oriented Workshop On "Verification using VERILOG by Truechip"

Sponsored by IETE

IETE Student Chapter MAIT had organized an inaugural 2-Day Industry oriented workshop on 8th - 9th Feb 2018, by Truechip Technologies on “Verification using VERILOG”.

Truechip, the Verification IP specialist, is a leading provider of Design and Verification solutions – which helps accelerate the design, lowering the cost and the risks associated with the development of ASIC, FPGA and SOC. Truechip is a privately held company, with a global footprint and sales coverage across North America, Europe and Asia.

Truechip has been serving customers since last 10​years in VLSI with a strong and experienced leadership. Truechip provides industry’s first 24x5 support model with specialization in VIP integration, customization and SOC Verification.

IETE ISF Coordinators Mr. Praween Kumar Sinha and Ms. Anubha Goel are highly obliged to the Director General MAIT, Prof. M.L. Goyal, Director MAIT, Prof. Neelam Sharma and H.O.D. Electronics and Communication Department, MAIT, Dr. Sunil Kumar Mathur, for their undying support and valuable guidance at each step to make this workshop possible. The Coordinators and the students of IETE student forum also sincerely thank the Experts from Truechip Technologies, who spared time from their busy schedule for this workshop for the benefit of the students.

Truechip Technologies also offered free Internship to two students during Summer Vacations and subsidized Internship to eight students. They also offered to recruit students who meet their requirements after training.

Workshop Conducted By E-Yantra


 

Ms. Vatsala Khanna Arya (Assistant Professor, ECE), Ms. Rajni (Assistant Professor, ECE), Mr. Yogesh Sharma (Assistant Professor, CSE) and Mr. Anupam Kumar (Assistant Professor, CSE) attended a two day workshop at IIT-Mumbai from 20th -21st July 2018, conducted by e-Yantra under the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) program.

e-Yantra is a project hosted by IIT Mumbai to impart education in Embedded systems and Robotics and is sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the National Mission on Education through ICT(NMEICT).

The eLSI Program is a two phased program having

(i) A two-day workshop

(ii) A task based training

The two day workshop was an introductory workshop on robotics and embedded systems involving hands-on training using the Firebird V Robot. The workshop was based on the basic concepts of embedded systems and microcontroller and programming of AVR microcontroller.

The program was divided into different modules and each comprised of an interactive session followed by the team applying the concept to program the Firebird V Robot. Through the various sessions the participants were introduced to the basic concepts of ATMEGA 2560 based Firebird V, programming of ATMEGA 2560 and various other interfacing IC’s.

On successful completion of the first phase the team members were awarded certificates and given one robotic kit which will be used further in the second phase of task based training.

The team also completed the TBT program in record time of 2 weeks against the standard 12 week time period allocated for completion of the TBT program. The effort was appreciated by the e-yantra group and the achievement was posted on their web portal.

Link:  http://tbt.e-yantra.org/ActiveTeamsOfTBT 

PCB Workshop by Techtronix

Techtronix, the official electronics society organised a workshop on Feburary 16 2018 for PCB designing in which participating students fabricated their own PCB of 555 timer. Around 25 students take part in this workshop. In the beginning, they were explained the working of the circuit. After that they are provided the kits consisting of the necessary equipments. They were explained the detailed processes of fabricating PCB 's which were as follows:

  1. Preparation of the board
  2. Toner transfer
  3. Etching
  4. Drilling
  5. Soldering

At the end of workshop , students were provided the written material of designing PCB. It was completely a successful workshop. Students are satisfied that they gained some good knowledge of hardware.

FDP on Machine Learning and Latest Optimization Techniques


A five day Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning and Latest Optimization Techniques, from 11th June 2018 to 15th June 2018 was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The idea of the program, so organised, was to enrich the faculty members with the developing technological scenarios in the fields of Machine Learning and Optimization Techniques. The experts from various platforms and with a substantial experience in their area of expertise enlightened the participants with their knowledge and experience.

Day 1 of FDP (Evolutionary Algorithms and Swarm Algorithms)

Dr. T V Vijay Kumar delivered a talk on Evolutionary Algorithms and Swarm Algorithms. He described about various kinds of algorithms like ant colony, honey bee, annealing, cuckoo search etc. He talked about the situations in which the nature inspired algorithms should be put to use. Concepts of natural selection, tournament selection, exploration and exploitation were also widely discussed. He talked about the genetic algorithms and multi-objective optimization as well.

Dr. T V Vijay Kumar is a Professor in the School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also Concurrent Professor in Special Centre for Disaster Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Additionally he is also the International Students advisor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has completed his PhD in the area of Databases from Jawaharlal Nehru University after completing his MPhil and MSc in Operational Research and BSc(Hons) in Mathematics from University of Delhi.

His research interests are Databases, Data warehousing, Nature inspired computing and Big data analytics.

Day 2 of FDP (Fuzzy Logic: Theory and Practical Implementation)

Dr. Arun Sharma delivered a talk on Fuzzy Logic. He described about soft computing and how it is different from the hard computing. He discussed about different components of soft computing in general and fuzzy logic in specific. He talked about the membership functions and implementation of Fuzzy Logic. He stressed about by the different variations of Fuzzy Logic like Neuro-Fuzzy etc. being used now a days. He gave the practical demonstration on commonly used application software as well.

Dr. Arun Sharma works as Associate Professor and Head of the Department - IT at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), Delhi. He is also having the additional responsibilities as Managing Director - IGDTUW Anveshan Foundation, an Incubation Centre at IGDTUW. He has handled the responsibility as Dy. Dean (Examination Affairs) successfully for three years from 2015 to 2018 at IGDTUW. Also he is the Convener of Board of Studies for Faculty of Engineering and Technology, IGDTUW. He has been the Chairman of CSI - Ghaziabad Chapter (2015-16) and Members of IEEE Delhi Section Standing Committee on Technical & Professional Activities (Conferences) for 2016-17 and 2017-18. He has organized six International Conferences and delivered Key Note Addresses in various Conferences and others in India and abroad. He has been nominated for World’s Who’s Who by Marquis, USA in 2013. He has also been awarded by Computer Society of India in 2017 for his significant contribution for it.

His areas of interests include Software Engineering, Soft Computing and Big Data. Under his guidance, 5 students have completed their PhD degree. He has published more than 60 papers in international SCI/SCIE/SCOPUS and other journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member-IEEE and Life Member- CSI.

Day 3 of FDP (Neural Networks and Deep Learning)

Dr. R. K. Aggarwal gave a lecture on Neural Networks and Deep Learning. He differentiated between supervised and unsupervised learning by giving pertinent examples. He drew parallels between human intelligence and machine intelligence and how the machines could be made to learn just like humans but in a much lesser time. He talked about nearest neighbor algorithm, decision boundary approach, error equation and gradient descent method for minimizing the error. He discussed in detail about the Single Layer Perceptron and Multi Layer Perceptron. With the help of examples he made the audience understand about the concepts of Confusion Matrix and Accuracy in the context of Neural Networks. He differentiated between deep learning and machine learning. Gradient diminishing effect and Auto encoder scheme were also discussed by him. Over all was very informative and useful talk for the people aspiring to work in these highly coveted areas.

Dr. R. K. Aggarwal is Dean & Professor, School of Engineering and Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi. He has teaching experience of approximately twenty five years. He is the member of various boards and committees as follows-Advisor to Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi; Member, UGC Expert Committee; Coordinator, Expert Committee, CBSE; Member, Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG) for the project CDAC Mohali; Member, Expert Member, DST, Delhi; Expert Member, DRDO, Delhi; Expert Member, Selection Committee, Jammu University; Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi; Jury member, INSPIRE AWARD- National Level Exhibition and Project Competition; Academic Committee Member, Central University of Rajasthan; Academic Committee Member, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Member, BOS, NIT Uttrakhand, Member, BOS, Doon University, Member, BOS, Gautam Buddha University, Member, BOS, IGNOU.

His research areas include Data Mining, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Medical Imaging. Under his guidance, 14 students have completed their PhD degree and 8 are currently doing their research work under his supervision. He has published 63 papers in international SCI/SCIE/SCOPUS and other refereed journals and 41 papers in the conferences. He is a Senior Member-IEEE and ACM. He has been reviewer of the journals of IEEE, Elseveir and Springer.

Day 4 of FDP (Identification of Human Activity using Machine Learned Models)

Dr. Dinesh K.Vishwakarma delivered his talk on the human activity identification by incorporating machine learning models. He described about the benefits of human activity identification which can promptly bring to notice any kind of aberration from the normal routine. This could be used in the surveillance and security, elderly people healthcare, Intrusion detection system and automated movie analysis etc. He also described about the various challenges coming in the way of automated human activity identification. He explained with example how the machine learning models could be used in the computer vision applications.

Dr. Dinesh K.Vishwakarma is an Associate Professor in Delhi Technological University, Delhi. He is Officer In-charge (Genral Administration) and I/C, Examination (Secrecy Delhi Technological University.He received the B.Tech. degree from Dr. RML Awadh University, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, in 2002, the M.Tech. degree from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision from Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India, in 2016.

His current research interests include human action and activity recognition, hand gesture recognition, gait analysis, and machine learning.

Day 5 of FDP (Use of LabView software in Communication Engineering and Signal Processing)

Mr. Kuldeep Sharma delivered a presentation on the usage of LabView in various electronics engineering disciplines especially in Communication Engineering, Signal & Systems and Digital Signal Processing. He compared LabView with MATLAB and Scilab and discussed about the pros and cons of working with these softwares. He demonstrated the usefulness of LabView by performing the lab curriculum experiments.

Mr. Kuldeep Sharma is Application Engineer with Trident Techlabs, Delhi. He has nine years of experience working with LabView and other softwares.

Alumni Meet, MAIT SMRITI, 27 th January, 2018


The Alumni meet, MAIT SMRITI,was held on 27 th January, 2018 at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology. MAIT (MBA and B.Tech) alumni shown keen interest in visiting their alma mater and more than 450 alumni got registered online. Though, 245 alumni visited on 27 th Jan, 2018. A short programme was organised for them at main auditorium in the campus.

The programme started with lighting of lamp with spiritual chanting of Saraswati vandana. The welcome address was given by Prof.( Dr.) Neelam Sharma (Director, MAIT). She thanked all who were involved in conducting the Alumni meet, specially Shri Nand Kishore Garg ji and Shri Mohan Garg ji being the main pillar of the grand show along with faculty members and student volunteers. The alumni were provided with development and growth data of the institute by Prof.(Dr.) M.L.Goyal (Director General). Shri Subodh Jindal (Alumni of IIT, Delhi), Key note speaker shared his thoughts and wisdom to the gathering in the audi. The alumni and faculty were also addressed by our founder chairman and Chief advisor (Dr.) Shri Nand Kishore Garg ji, he motivated the alumni to come forward and support the institute. Our vice-president Shri Jagdish Mittal ji also graced the occasion. The students of B.tech and MBA were involved in presenting different cultural show like Kathak dance, Oddisi dance and musical medley etc. After the programme all were invited for the delicious lunch and for the photo session with the alumni. The alumni were also given a sovenier as a memoir. It really was a marvellous event with a pledge that our alumni would be contributing to the institute in some or the other way.

The title sponsor for the event was Jayanti Jaljeera with co-sponsors: Career Launcher, Jamboree, Smaash, The Souled Store, An Idiot Bootlegger and DU Times.

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