Event Report of IEEE Bombay Section
Arghya Mitra, Newsletter Chair for IEEE Bombay Section
IEEE Bombay Section SAC conducted its flagship bi-annual event “IEEE Bombay Section Students Congress 2022”. The two-day event was held on 26th and 27th February 2022 on Cisco Webex platform and was also live streamed on YouTube. Day 1 of the congress had sessions by prominent speakers Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette, Mr. Krishnan Sundararajan, Mr. Chintan Oza, Mr. Vidyut Mohan and Dr. Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid. The sessions ranged from autonomous vehicles, green waste to market utilization and metaverse, to entrepreneurship and niche career opportunities for engineers. Day 2 of the congress witnessed insightful discussions on the future of AR-VR and robotics.
IEEE Teachers Congress was conducted from 25th to 27th March 2022 at Hotel Ibis Nashik. More than 60 Professors from 24 different institutes participated in this event. The theme of this event was ‘Empowering Leadership Transformation’. This program was inaugurated by Deepak Mathur, IEEE Region 10 Director. B. Satyanarayana provided a thorough presentation on research fields, methodology, and financing prospects. Prof. B. N. Chaudhari discussed his significant expertise in the field of engineering education as a teacher and administrator. Dinesh Israni spoke about “Know your inner self and SWOT analysis’ and ‘Know your leadership style’. Sameer Karkhanis did a workshop on ‘Team Building’. Abhay Phanshikar spoke about “Conflict management and the art of confronting them’, Deepaq V. Vartak spoke about ‘Self branding and collaboration’, Kiran Talele spoke on the various government schemes of funding for University Start-Ups and research, Kaustubh Dhargalkar trained on ‘Design thinking’, Ganga S spoke about ‘Entrepreneurship’, and the session ended with Mr. Anand Gharpure training on ‘Difference between leader and boss’.
The IEEE EXECOM Induction meeting 2022 was conducted at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club in Mumbai on 23rd April 2022. B. Satyanarayana led the first session. Saurabh Mehta spoke on the organizational structure of the IEEE Bombay Section, as well as the many chapters, societies, and activities that are a part of it. Mr. Anand Gharpure presented the next session, which focused on IEEE’s many volunteering tools. The final session was about accounting and procedure. Abhay Phansikar, Chair for AESS chapter, presented a quick review of section chapters at the end of the meeting. The meeting came to a close with a vote of gratitude to all of the attendees and closing remarks by Saurabh Mehta.
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur organized the 1st International Conference on the Paradigm Shifts in Communication Embedded Systems Machine Learning and Signal Processing (PCEMS 2022) on 6th – 7th May 2022. PCEMS 2022 is a flagship VNIT conference, conceptualized by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VNIT. The conference was technically sponsored by IEEE Bombay Section. Mr. Sudheer Kumar N, Director Capacity Building Program Office, ISRO, acted as the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony of PCEMS 2022. Prof. Emil Björnson of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Prof. A. N. Rajagopalan of IIT, Madras and Prof. A. K. Ray, Padma Shri awardee and Ex Director of IIEST Shibpur delivered keynote speeches.