Mousmi Ajay Chaurasia, Execom Member for IEEE Hyderabad Section
IEEE COVID Move INDIA at Hyderabad Section
IEEE volunteers of Hyderabad Section, in collaboration with IEEE India Council Humanitarian Activity Committee, are ﬁghting against the vulnerable Covid-19 virus by launching an initiative called IEEE COVID MOVE (www.ieeecovidmove.in) – a dedicated whereabouts of deadly COVID-19 in India, what to do, where to go, what to rely on and how not to panic! The website and its social campaign have reached more than 10,000 people making an impact to hundreds of people every day by spreading COVID-19 related useful resources in India, information on the do’s and don’ts, curbing fake information, and saving lives.
IEEE India COVID Move Hackathon-1
With the rapid outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the world, IEEE India Council took up an initiative to organize the “IEEE India COVID Move – Online Hackathon Challenge” in collaboration with IEEE Hyderabad Section and IEEE Bangalore Section by providing a platform for the young minds to ameliorate their technical dexterity. The 4-day hackathon challenge was conducted on 30th March 2020 and was focused on the advancement of innovative solutions of unmet needs and problems on sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Students from India could participate and work as a team towards a common goal of building successful solutions. The event was preceded by a webinar by Dr D. R Srinivas, Senior Consultant Doctor, Bengaluru India and Dr G. K Goswami a Delhi based IPS officer.
IEEE India COVID Move Hackathon-2
IEEE India Council has taken up an initiative to organize the “IEEE India COVID Move – Online Hackathon Challenge: Edition – 2” in collaboration with IEEE Hyderabad Section, IEEE Pune Section, IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section and IEEE Bangalore Section on 17th April 2020 to provide a platform for the young-minds to uplift their technical proficiency. The 3-day hackathon challenge focused on ideating effective solutions for the problems caused due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Team of students across India were open to mentors to seek aid for their effective performance. The Hackathon resulted in students coming out with various productive solutions with new innovations and technologies. The event was preceded by a webinar by Mr. Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat – IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Hyderabad and Dr. Ajit Kumar Saxena – Professor & Head Department of Pathology Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Patna.
Apart from the above events, Hyderabad Section has organised more than 50 webinars in the past two months on current trends to bridge the gap between industries and academia. IEEE Hyderabad COmSoc Chapter had conducted annual Alexander Graham Bell Memorial lecture on “Estimation and concentration of missing mass” on 2nd May 2020. It was the tenth in the series and Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Indian Institute of Madras was the speaker for the session. Over 300 participants benefitted and were appreciated by all. IEEE Hyderabad CIS/GRSS Jt. Chapter organised an expert talk on “Successful scientific publishing: from the project to the advertising” on 13th April 2020 by Prof. Alejandro C. Frery, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil. It was an eye-opener for upcoming researchers. Over 350 participants attended and requested to organise more sessions on similar grounds in the future.