Students' Reading Group
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Pointers to making Good Scientific Presentation
  • Fri
    18
    Oct

    Time

    15:00
    • Presenter:
      Prof. Ashwin M Khambadkone, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS
    • Venue: GG Conference Room
    • Abstract:
      "Scientific Presentations are mainstay of your scientific and technological career. Whether you are a research student, an early career researcher, a senior researcher, a faculty member, or an industry technocrat, a scientific presentation is instrumental in making your career. As a scientist and technologist, we often use third-party funds to do our work. It becomes our duty to explain to all our stakeholders what project we are doing, how we are doing it and what is the outcome of the project. Knowledge sharing is an important aspect of the value chaing in knowledge creating industry. In this presentation, we will look at some pointers to making a good presentation. How do we plan and structure a good presentation. How do we present it. Presentation is both an art and a craft. What part of presentation is the craft and where does art of presentation come it. While scientific presentation cannot be formalized into some sort of algorithms, we can learn from best practices of the masters and follow them. We will look at the some of these best practices.
    • Session Coordinator: Shamim Hasan
    • Session Chair: Shashank Kurm
    • Presentation Slides
  • Chaotic circuit and it's application
  • Fri
    4
    Oct

    Time

    16:00
    • Presenter:
      Keyur Mistry
    • Venue: GG302
    • Abstract:
      "God does not play dice" - Albert Einstein. The question is, does randomness or chaos also follow the rules? There is a circuit called chaotic circuit which generates chaotic signal. In a simple word the chaotic signal is the signal which is unpredictable. What can be the use of such circuit? I would like to discuss one interesting application of it in cryptography
    • Session Coordinator: Sita Ram
    • Session Chair: Shashank Kurm
  • Maglev – Methods and Applications
  • Fri
    27
    Sep

    Time

    16:00
    • Presenter:
      Amar Kushwaha
    • Venue: GG Conference ROOM
    • Abstract:
      In this presentation I will talk about magnetic levitation (Maglev) principle and various ways to achieve it. I will briefly go through the technologies/methods such as Meissner effect in superconducting materials, current controlled electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets or superconducting magnets, etc., that enable magnetic levitation. Various applications/prototypes from literature as well as real world will be presented. Among the presented methods, some emphasis will be given to moving permanent magnet based levitation (also known as electrodynamic suspension) as it is a potential candidate for very high speed ground transportation, such as Hyperloop.
    • Session Coordinator: Ishtiyaq
    • Session Chair: Ishtiyaq
  • Graphene: A modern material with unique physical and electrical properties.
  • Fri
    6
    Sep

    Time

    15:00
    • Presenter:
      Ales Tin, Post Doc Fellow
    • Venue: GG302
    • Abstract:
      Graphene is a sheet of two-dimensional materials with a very high electrical conductivity when exposed to an electric field. In a vacuum, it has a mobility that is up to 250 times that of a semiconductor such as Silicon. It also out conducts copper by a thousand times. This is made possible since the conducting quasiparticle (electron/hole) in graphene has a velocity which is relativistic (comparable to the speed of light). In the presentation, we will try to understand these properties of graphene from various perspectives such as the band structure (energy vs momentum). We will also discuss some substituent materials of graphene with more richer properties. In terms of taking graphene out of the lab, the current uses of graphene include batteries, capacitors, transistors
    • Session Coordinator: Radik Rammohan
    • Session Chair: Shashank Kurm
  • Processing and analyzing the biological signals
  • Fri
    30
    Aug

    Time

    11:30
    • Presenter:
      Deepak Berwal, Ph.D. Research Scholar
    • Venue: GG302
    • Abstract:
      In this modern era, health is the real wealth, but we actually don’t have time to think about our health due to daily lifestyle. Lack of exercise and unhealthy food create more problems in the society. There are many biological signals associated with particular body parts such as electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is related to heart and electromyogram (EMG) is related to the muscle contractions etc. These signals can tell us about the health issues related to our body. However, processing these signals are not so straight forward due to various body motion artifacts and external noises coming with these recorded signals. Here, signal processing plays the main role to remove these noises and process it further. Analyzing these signals can also help us to estimate various body parameters and to know more about our body.
    • Session Coordinator: Zeeshan Ali
    • Session Chair: Shashank Kurm
  • Making Machines Learn: Introduction to Deep Learning
  • Wed
    14
    Aug

    Time

    16:00
    • Presenter:
      Deepak Anand Ph.D. Scholar, EE, IITB
    • Venue: EEG 302, GG Bldng.
    • Abstract:
      Deep learning has evolved as a ubiquitous tool for the modern age with applications in the domain of computer vision, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and advanced robotics. It has emerged to be a vast domain of research and applications. In this talk, we first review the learning problem formulation and its constituents. Next, we traverse through the space of deep learning, providing motivation, and an intuitive understanding of various classes of learning methodologies. We discuss techniques like -- supervised learning, unsupervised learning, transfer learning, self-supervised learning, and popular architectures used in deep learning. It is completely non-technical talk thus no pre-requisite for this talk.
    • Session Coordinator: Sumit Khalapure
    • Session Chair: Sumit Khalapure
    • Presentation Slides