EE786:DEVELOPMENTS, TRENDS AND ECONOMIC FRONTIERS IN EE
What is and why electrical engineering? History of electrical engineering and its activities. Under graduate/ postgraduate curriculum and mapping of various
electrical engineering disciplines. Preparing oneself for a future in electrical engineering.
Mature technologies in electrical engineering. Discussions on Moore’s law and other exponential growth laws related to electrical engineering. Key lessons for the future.
Innovation and technology. Research as a tool, discipline, and roadmap towards innovation. Research methodology. Research opportunities in India and the world. Wealth generation with innovation. Role of innovation in
societal development. Innovation in the context of India. Roadmap to technical innovation. Intellectual Property. Patents. Reading of patents. Identification of core technologies for entrepreneurship.
Hype cycles. The Gartner hype cycle. Upcoming technology trends and their overview. Review of the state of the art from electrical engineering perspective in the hype cycles.
Startups, incubators, and accelerators. Entrepreneurship. Planning a technology startup. Essential components of a business plan.
Case studies in developments, opportunities, and innovation in electrical engineering.
History and technological developments of Electrical Engineering will be taught from various textbook excerpts and research papers
Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino, “Mastering the Hype Cycle”, Harvard Business Review Press.
Peter Thiel and Blake Masters, “Zero to One: Note on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future”, Random House
Eric Ries, “The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Business”, Penguin UK
Harvard Business Review, “Entrepreneur’s Handbook”, Harvard Business Review Press
Mark W. Johnson, “Reinvent Your Business Model”, HBR Press