Going Places in Winter
Jan 11, 2016 | Punyaja Dash
The Department of Electronics has made NITR proud by pushing their limits further in the last month of 2015 and adding many feathers of glory to their hat. In the winter break a short term course was organised by the department which received much acclaim and media coverage. Professors of the department who participated in the IEEE international symposium won the best research paper award. Last but not the least, two students of the department were awarded PhDs in their specific fields.
Short Term Course on Design and Implementation of Instrumentation Systems using LabVIEW (DIISL 2015)
A short term course on “Design and Implementation of Instrumentation Systems using LabVIEW (DIISL 2015)” was organised by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha from 14th to 19th December, 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Umesh Chandra Pati and in technical association with National Instruments (NI), a leading instrumentation company of the country.
Director Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi inaugurated the programme in the presence of Prof. Kamala Kanta Mahapatra (HOD), Prof. Umesh Chandra Pati, faculty members, participants, organising members (Sankata Bhanjan Prusty, Subhransu Padhee, Aditya Singh, Mamita Behera, Achala Pandey, Bandana Mishra, Sourav Paul), research scholars and M.Tech. students of the department. Prof. K.K. Mahapatra gave the introduction to the course. Twenty participants from across different regions of the country participated in this programme. It was conducted in the Virtual and Intelligent Instrumentation Laboratory of the department.
Accompanied by the faculty members of NIT Rourkela Prof Kamala Kanta Mahaptra and Prof. Dayal Ramakrushna Parhi, experts from reputed institutes- Prof. Amitava Chatterjee of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Prof. Alok Kanti Deb of IIT, Kharagpur, Scientist Santosh Kumar Behera of IMMT, Bhubaneswar, Er. Suraj Pawar of NI, Bangalore and Er. Manimaran of VI solutions, Bangalore delivered interesting lectures during this course.
According to Prof. U.C. Pati, the main objective of the programme was to provide an opportunity for students, research scholars, faculty members and working professionals to gain and experience and exposure in the field of instrumentation engineering through discussion of necessary theoretical background and implementation through simulation as well as use of hardware components. The course covered different domains of data acquisition.
The planning and implementation of the programme was highly appreciated by the participants. This course received extensive media coverage through Samaj, Sambad, Dainik Jagaran, Kalinga Samachar, Orissa Diary and Tathya.
The department is also planning to start up a common lab course named “Instrumentation Lab” using LabVIEW, which will help familiarize students with various aspects of instrumentation. It is expected to be functional within a year.
IEEE International Symposium, Indore
In the IEEE international symposium, recently held in Indore, on the subject of Nanoelectronic and Information System (iNIS), Prof. K.K. Mahapatra acted as track chair for hardware security track. A paper from our institute titled “Modified Configurable RO PUF with improved security matrics” by S.R. Sahoo, Sudeendra Kumar K, and K.K. Mahapatra received the best research paper award.
Research scholar Rajesh Kumar Patjoshi of Real Time Systems Lab working under K.K. Mahapatra defended his PhD thesis “Design and Development of Advanced Control strategies for Power Quality Enhancement at Distribution level” on 7th January 2016. Also, Srinivasa V.S. Sarma D. of VLSI Lab is set to receive his PhD on 16th January 2016 for “Design and Implementation of Novel High Performance Domino Logic”.
MM congratulates the department for its achievements.