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.

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.

Mini Colloquia on "Insights of Emerging Nanoscale Research Devices"

A  Mini Colloquia was jointly organized by IEEE EDS-Delhi Chapter and Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (IP University, New Delhi), Rohini, New Delhi, India on “Insights of Emerging Nanoscale Research Devices” on December 11, 2017 at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology Rohini, New Delhi which was supported by IEEE Electron Devices Society.

The Seminar commenced with the welcome address by Director, MAIT, Prof. Neelam Sharma. She welcomed the distinguished speakers  Prof. R. P. Jindal, Prof. Bin Yu and Prof. Vijay K. Arora, the organizing committee Prof R.S. Gupta, Chairman, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter, Dr. Subhasis Haldar, Vice Chairman IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter, Dr. Sneha Kabra, Secretary, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter, Dr. Manoj Saxena, EDS SRC Vice Chair-Region 10, Prof. Mridula Gupta, Former Chairperson, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter, distinguished guests and faculty members. Prof. R S Gupta, Chairman, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter addressed the audience on the occasion and briefed about the speakers and the sponsors of the event. He explained the importance of keeping abreast with the latest technologies and trends in electronics to be competitive. Prof. Mridula Gupta, Former Chairperson, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter delivered the vote of thanks.

The schedule of the seminar was as follows:

Session I:

Name of the Speaker: Prof. R. P. Jindal

Topic: Noise Performance challenges for MOS devices at nanoscale channel lengths

Prof. R. P. Jindal, Fellow, IEEE, Vanderziel Institute of Science and Technology, LLC, Princeton, NJ, USA discussed refinements in the device structure that have led to improvement in the noise performance by suppressing the effects of extrinsic noise mechanisms in MOS devices.

Session II:

Name of the Speaker: Prof. Bin Yu

Topic: 2D Carbon/Semiconductor: Materials, Devices, and Interconnects

Prof. Bin Yu, IEEE Fellow & IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer, State University of New York discussed graphene (two-dimensional carbon sheet) and its derivative material systems that have received significant amount of research interests from both academia and industry

Session III:

Name of the Speaker: Prof. Vijay K. Arora

Topic: Ohm to Arora: A New Paradigm for Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

Prof. Vijay Arora from Wilkes University, USA, discussed the paradigm shift from Ohm’s Law. The experimental nonlinear I-V characteristics, when voltage across the length of a resistor is higher than its critical value, defy ohmic and ballistic transmission through a nano-resistor. Arora’s Law embraces well the Ohm’s Law when applied voltage is smaller than the critical voltage. He discussed the ongoing research in this area.

The seminar was informative to all and introduced the latest technologies and trends in the Industry at a global level.  

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.

Recent Developments in Electronic Materials and Devices

A National Seminar on “Recent Developments in Electronic Materials and Devices” was held on 10th and 11th November 2017. It was organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology and was sponsored by Society for Microelectronics and VLSI, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter and Defence Research and Development Organisation.
The Seminar commenced with the welcome address by the Director and Head of Department, Electronics and Communication, Prof. Neelam Sharma. She welcomed the Founder and Chief Advisor Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Chairperson of Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society Sh. Prem Sagar Goyal, all the members of the management of Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society, Sponsors, Director General M.L. Goyal, Prof R.S. Gupta, faculty members and students. Prof. R S Gupta, Convener of the seminar addressed the audience on the occasion and briefed about the speakers and the sponsors of the event. Chairman, MATES, Sh. Prem Sagar Goyal, in his address inspired the students to benefit from the Seminar. Founder and Chief Advisor, MATES, Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, a guiding personality for all advised the students to learn from the eminent speakers for their future endeavors. Director General MAIT, Dr. M.L. Goyal in his address explained the importance of keeping abreast with the latest technologies and trends in electronics to be competitive. Dr. Sunil Mathur delivered the vote of thanks.

The two day schedule of the seminar was as follows:
Day 1 Session I:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. Vijay Arora
Topic: Graphene Nanotechnology–Past, Present and Future

Prof. Vijay Arora from Wilkes University, USA, explained the history and basics of Graphene technology in his talk. He spoke about the various properties and uses of the material. He also discussed about the possible applications of Graphene and updated the students with the ongoing research in this area. 

Day 1 Session II:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. S. S. Islam
Topic: Multi-sensory Microsystem for Early Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Prof S.S. Islam, Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, of Jamia Milia Islamia University discussed in his talk about how electronics can help in targeted delivery of drugs and how electronics was helping in effective analysis of COPD.

Day 1 Session III:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Seema Vinayak
Topic: Overview of GaN Technology

Dr. Seema Vinayak from SSPL, DRDO explained in her lecture the properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology and the ways it was useful in the defence sector. She explained about the potential uses of GaN in High power and High Frequency Applications.

Day 1 Session IV:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Ramachandran Raman
Topic: The Role of Characterization to Semiconductor Material Research

Dr. Ramachandran Raman from SSPL, DRDO explained in his talk the various techniques which were used to make as well as study the properties of semiconductors such as Raman spectroscopy, electron microscope and X-ray techniques. He also explained the various ways in which semiconductors can be made.

Day 2 Session I:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. Mridula Gupta
Topic: Wireless and Mobile Communication 1G to 5G

Prof Mridula Gupta in her lecture discussed the development of the various generations (1G to 5G) of mobile wireless technology along with their significance and advantages of one over the other. 


Day 2 Session II:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Yogesh Pratap
Topic: Impact of Material Engineering in FET based Devices

Dr. Yogesh Pratap is Assistant Professor of  Department of Instrumentation at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University Of Delhi. Dr. Yogesh Pratap discussed in his presentation the Principles and Applications of Nanowire Field Effect Transistors with gate Material and Advance Channel engineering.  

The seminar was informative and helped the students get up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the Industry. It inspired the students to work hard and pursue research is an option. 

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.

Industrial Visit to Honda Cars Pvt Ltd, Greater Noida

On 27 th October, our college has organised an industrial visit to Honda Cars Pvt Ltd, Greater Noida for students of ECE department. Strength of 44 along with the 5 faculty members visited the manufacturing plant of Honda. Students were first taken to workshop of the company along with the member of HR department, where they brief out the different stages used in making a car which included of welding, painting, assembly frame,engine assembly, vehicle quality,etc. They also explained the complete layout of their workshop. Students asked many questions from the manager based on different manufacturing processes, plant layout, etc and were answered by them very patiently. It was good to be there as we have got a chance to see how a car is being made and reaches us.

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