IEEE Hyderabad Section

IEEE GRSS Summer School 2021 

Sree Lakshmi Gundebommu, Chief Editor for IEEE Hyderabad Section

The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Hyderabad Chapter in collaboration with Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology and Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad has organized 3-day GRSS Summer School on “Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensing Applications” from 21st to 23rd October 2021. The inauguration was held in hybrid mode and Mr. Deepak Mathur, Director for IEEE Region 10 was invited to be the Chief Guest of the function with a limited audience of 70 participants. The entire event was conducted through online mode and more than 1200 participants across the globe registered for the school. Internationally, participants from countries like Malaysia, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, Italy, Spain, Turkey, to name a few. From India, participants came from many reputed universities and renowned industries like IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, ISI Kolkata, ISRO, Samsung.

Recent spurt in adoption of artificial intelligence-based techniques by industry giants for commercial use has created a demand to reskill the young professionals. Also, many startups that provide AI based solutions to customers have sprung up and are on lookout for graduate students who have prior exposure and working knowledge in AI in remote sensing applications. This in turn has led to a requirement to provide additional skills to new job aspirants. This summer school attempts to fulfill the above requirements through a balanced program incorporating theory, implementation and applications of remote sensing.

This event comprised of six lecture sessions and three hands-on cum tutorials sessions, all covering a range of topics and areas of interest related to the remote sensing applications, crop classification, QGIS, and Google Earth implementation techniques. The program was widely covered by the press in various local newspapers and dynamic media e.g. Sakshi, Times of India, Namaste Telangana, Andhra Jyothi, Eenadu etc.

Section Student Congress (SSC-2021)

Sree Lakshmi Gundebommu, Chief Editor for IEEE Hyderabad Section

Student Section Congress 2021, an annual flagship congress of IEEE Hyderabad Section under the theme of Unite & Celebrate was held on 4th December 2021 at The Plaza hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad with   100 physical participants and over 1000 virtual participants.

The day began brightly with the lightening of lamps by the IEEE IC SAC Chair, Dr. Y Vijayalata, the IEEE Hyderabad Section Chair, Mr. Sreenivas Jasti, the Section Secretary, Dr Arif Sohel, and a classical dance performance by Ms. Varshaswi B, a Student Network Representative from Stanley College of Engineering for Women. The IEEE Hyderabad Section SAC Chair, Mr. Vidyasagar T, delivered the welcoming remarks, which were followed by a photo session and a break. Later, an intriguing session was delivered by the Section Secretary, Dr. Arif Sohel, on the theme, “Skill Connect-an Overview,” which  was primarily focused on bridging the gap and meeting industrial needs by collaborating with colleges and conducting programs in several stages for skill enhancement amongst students.

IEEE Sensors Council Hyderabad Chapter Events 2021 

Sangeeta Singh, Secretary for IEEE Hyderabad Sensors Council Chapter

A five-day event titled “Women in Sensors Bootcamp” was organized by IEEE Sensors Council
Hyderabad Chapter from 20
th to 24th September 2021. The objective of the event was to promote and support women in sensors, encourage young generation of female researchers to work on sensors, discuss the opportunities in capabilities and emerging applications of sensors, along with research
collaboration to support the ongoing global pandemic. The event included panel discussion, expert

talks and research colloquium.

The panelists and speakers were:

 Prof. Enakshi Bhattacharya, IIT Madras
 Prof. Maryam Shojaei, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai
 Ms. Sukriti Jalali, TCS, Mumbai
 Prof. Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester 
 Ms. Saritha Gadde, TCS, Hyderabad
 Ms. Soma Bandyopadhyay, TCS, Kolkata
 Mr. Bala Peddigari, Treasurer, IEEE Hyderbad Section

A two-day “Sensors Council Workshop” under the theme “The Role of Sensors in Industrial
Automation” was organized by IEEE Sensors Council Hyderabad Chapter from 20
th to 21st October 2021.
The chief guest for the event, Mr. Deepak Mathur, Director for IEEE Region 10 provided insights on various committees in Region10. He also presented the benefits of IEEE membership and how we can have a positive impact on society. The talks given by expert speakers concentrated on the role of sensors in automation at industries with real time applications. 

The speakers were:

 Dr. P A Manoharan, Director, Robota Technology Innovation Pvt. Ltd. 
 Mr. Kishore Chandra Das, Scientist F, Head (HAISD), RCI, DRDO.
 Mr. N. Venkatesh, Senior Director, Engineering, Silicon Labs.
 Dr. J. Chattopadhyay, Outstanding Scientist and Director DRDO (Retd.), Hyderabad


A distinguished Lecture titled “Large Area Electronic Skin” was organized by IEEE Sensors Council
Hyderabad Chapter on 27
th November 2021. The speaker, Dr. Ravinder Dahiya, Professor of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland, explained the amazing possibilities of the emerging technology, with applications in wound healing, rehabilitation, healthcare, or even smart cities using allied technologies such as bionics, Internet of Things, and wearable systems. 

IEEE Sensors Council Hyderabad Chapter also organized two-day Winter School Program “Sensors for Medical Applications and Healthcare” from 20th to 21st December 2021 in hybrid mode. The winter school presented the pivotal role that smart sensors can play in the improvement of healthcare for the students and professionals from institutions and industries. This winter school focused on the recent advancements in both wearable and implantable technologies, challenges, and future research areas concerning the utilization of wireless sensors in healthcare applications.

The speakers were:

 Sachin Kumar Srivastava, IIT-Roorkee 
 Dr. V V Raghavendra Sai, IIT Madras, Chennai.
 Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur.
 Dr. Suveen Kumar, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
 Dr. P. N. Suganthan, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore.
 Dr. Takako Hashimoto, Vice President & Professor, Chiba University of Commerce, Chiba, JAPAN
 Dr. Stefan Mozar, President, IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, CEO, Dynexsys Pty Ltd,
 Dr. Gwo Giun (Chris) Lee, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.