Prerna Sehrawat, General Secretary for IEEE MSIT Student Branch

Applications of AI in power grid system

IEEE MSIT PES Student Chapter, in association with Pantech, launched PANTECH-E BYTES 2020 – a Webinar session on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Power Grid System. The event, held on 31st July 2020, was live on YouTube and witnessed over 400 viewers. The main aim of the webinar was to share the knowledge of the latest and trending skills and technologies to the students by industrial experts. The session was one hour long and the students were engrossed in gaining the knowledge the entire time. A few key topics discussed during the Webinar were:

  • Planning for generation expansion, power system reliability, transmission expansion, and reactive power,
  • Control of voltage, frequency, and stability, and power flow,
  • Automation for restoration management, fault analysis, and network security,
  • Forecasting for the electricity market, solar power, and wind power.

The session was a great success and the attendees were happy with the knowledge they received and every attendee was awarded an e-certificate.

International Education: What, How and When

IEEE MSIT Student Branch, with the aim of “leading the wave of change”, aspires to achieve excellence in all its endeavors. The Student Branch committed to help young undergraduates evaluate their career goals, polish their technical skill set, and create the building blocks of lifelong and diverse professional network by providing them a plethora of opportunities. For this, the IEEE MSIT SB collaborated with IDP for a consultancy session on 8th September 20 at 7pm via Zoom to brief on higher education studies in various courses. There were three speakers for the session, Mrs. S. Chopra, Mrs. Harpreet Kaur Mullay and Mrs. Megha Saxena, with 70 participants. It can be proudly stated that this initiative proved to be very fruitful for students who are planning or want to go abroad for higher education.

Campus Placement 101

The IEEE MSIT Computer Society Student Chapter conducted a Webinar on 30th August 2020 on Campus Placements. The speaker was Mr. Brayan Abraham, an MSIT alumnus who is now serving as a Software Engineer at WINGIFY. He was also the Technical Activities Coordinator at IEEE MSIT and placement coordinator for the year 2019-20.

Mr. Brayan shared his experience and knowledge with the attendees and focused his attention on the above topics. He started by describing “The Process” which included the cutoff for shortlisting students for placements. Preparation guidance was also imparted throughout the session covering many aspects namely aptitude and logical, English, coding, core subjects and puzzles. The attendees were also provided with resources that could be of help in future. The session saw record breaking attendees with more than 60 participants throughout the session. The original session timings were extended to more than half an hour with such active participation from attendees.

Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings

An international Webinar on ‘Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings through IoT Sensors Integration’ was conducted by the IEEE MSIT PES Student Chapter, sponsored by the IEEE PES/IAS Delhi Chapter. Prof. Saifur Rahman, President for IEEE PES 2018 & 2019 and 2021 IEEE President-Elect candidate was the speaker. The Webinar was hosted on Cisco Webex with 160 attendees from various backgrounds- students, faculties and researchers. The Webinar witnessed enthusiastic discussion on recent trends and developments in smart buildings and sensors deployment in building sustainable architectures. The Webinar does not only buoy up the audience with new and innovative ideas which can help them develop new products, but also help them to get an insight of the research activities going around in the related domain. At the end of the talk, a Question and Answer Session was held where audiences get the chance to interact with the speaker and ask relevant queries.