Beyond The Horizons of Smart Computing
Animesh | Jan 08, 2018
A host of new activities was undertaken by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in this winter break to ensure an active growth in its research scenario. The notable events included a prestigious GIAN Course hosted in the PK Parija Auditorium during the last week of December. The topic for the course was Innovative Principles of Gait Training: Neuroplasticity Principles, Biomechanics, and Computational Methods. The Workshops went on for 5 days and was coordinated by the department’s Associate Professor Dr. Anup Nandy. The honorable Director Prof Animesh Biswas had chaired the inaugural ceremony at 10 AM on 26th December, following which several hourly lectures were conducted in the same venue. As many as 12 interactive lectures were conducted on various topics till the last day on 30th December, following which it was concluded with a discussion-cum-problem solving session and valedictory function on the same day.
The other major event was a seminar on Cyber Security in Computing Systems, conducted by Deepak Puthal, lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS, Sydney, Australia (University of Technology). Deepak Puchal is an M.Tech. alumnus from the batch of 2012 of NIT Rourkela, and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Systems from UTS, where he is serving as the Assistant Professor now. He received the IEEE Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award for Excellence in Special Technical Community on Smart Computing for the year 2017. Apart from that, he is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Internet Technology Letters (Wiley), and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. He is a visiting scientist to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and an honorary fellow in the University of Newcastle. The seminar was held at the Conference Hall of the CSE Department on the evening of 5th January 2018 and was coordinated by Prof Bibhudatta Sahoo. The HOD of the department Prof DP Mohapatra gave the introductory address, and the seminar was attended by professors and both UG and PG research scholars from the department. The seminar went on until 6 PM, which covered various topics on modern day research like Fog computing, SDP (software defined parameter), Blockchains and Bitcoins, and Quantum Cryptography.
Both the events completed satisfactorily without any glitches, according to Prof. Mohapatra. As of now, there are no current plans on board regarding any infrastructural projects or major upgradation, he added.