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1November 2014 IEEE India Info
Vol. 9 No. 8 November 2014
Message from Chairman
Dear Members,
As you probably know Mr. Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong (R10), Singapore
has been elected as the 2015 IEEE Vice President-Member and Geographic
Activities. On behalf of the IEEE India Council I extend a warm greetings to Mr.
Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong for his election as the IEEE Vice President-Member and Geographic
Activities for the year 2015.
I am happy to inform you that Dr. Roberto De Marca, IEEE President 2014 and Mr. Ramakrishnan,
IEEE R10 Director Elect 2015 participated in the face-to-face meeting of the India Council held on 30th
October 2014 in Bangalore. Dr. Roberto expressed his pleasure to be with the India Council during its
EC meeting. He said that India is performing well and being a Big Country it has a great potential and
this should be used by all members for the development of IEEE. He further added that India being the
second largest membership holding country with most of the young brains, should leverage for further
development. He appreciated the Humanitarian technology activities taken in India and to restrict from
social media like Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn etc., since all these are threat to professional organizations.
He insisted that all the members should work on the leverage that India gets for the enrolment of student
membership fee which is US $27 only, when compared with other countries. The young students should
be motivated for retention. The MGA should work more on beneficial values for the members, push
for more value addition for the membership enrolment and propose change in business model in the
years to come. One like Microsoft Open access should be worked on for membership development.
The New members can discuss with the experienced members and workout strategy for membership
developments. The members should be aware that the available free access to information, participation
facilities in meeting will result in network development and career management. He concluded with his
remarks that the sections can approach Region Directors for support for development activities.
Mr. Ramakrishnan, IEEE R10 Director Elect 2015, thanked the Chairman IC and the members of
Execom for inviting him for the EC meeting. He added that after detailed discussion with the past R10
directors on the various issues and after open call for volunteers he is about to finalize the Execom list for
R10; He was confident that R10 will take over the other regions if all the members work with dedication,
commitment, determination and without any discrimination. He extended his support to all the sections
that he shall do his best and assured to have one more IEEE Metro Area Workshop next year in India
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similar to the one organized by Bangalore section. He also recalled his experiences in the HTC 2014
conference recently held in Chennai hosted by IEEE Madras section and informed that the next HTC
2015 will be hosted by Philippines. He thanked the Chairman IC for accepting to hold the INDICON
from 2015 in third week of December, since it clashes with GLOBECOM. He finally requested the
support of all members for success of R10 Activities.
The highlights of the Membership Development Report, October 2014 shows that the total IEEE
membership ended the month down by -4,237 members, or -1.0% and the total Society memberships
are down by -3,919 or -1.2% from the Membership statistics of October 2013. However, the happy
news is that there is an increase in the IEEE Membership and Society Membership by 2.3% and 1.6%
respectively from the September 2014 statistics. I think as pointed out by Dr. Roberto we should work
hard to achieve more in the Membership development and Retention.
I want to place on record, the successful conduct of the IEEE Metro area workshop by Bangalore
Section. It was good to know that the program had 300 plus participants and the schedule of program
was with only hands on training on BIGDATA and IOT DATA and not like regular paper presentations.
The workshop was highly priced with intention to have value for the presentations. The feedback was
excellent and around 100 members from the industries were inducted to IEEE. The workshop materials
were homemade and it was a great successful event. As encouraged by Mr.Ramakrishna, the IEEE R10
Director Elect 2015, we should try have a similar event in India next year.
It was an interesting development in the meeting that two of the newly inducted Vice-Chairs of
India Council proposed different activities to organize. Dr. R. Hariprakash , Vice-Chair( Professional
Activity) informed that a lecture series program/training program are planned to be organized and Mr.
Sabarinath Pillai, Vice Chair ( Young professionals) has planned for section chairs of Young professionals
to interact and find avenues to work. Further, Dr. Rajesh Ingle, Member at Large informed that a two
day SIGHT Camp is planned. I congratulate these volunteers for their commitments to organize events
on behalf of the India Council.
Nominations for the 2014 IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Volunteer Award has been called
for. Each year, IEEE R10 Young Professionals Volunteer Award recognizes an individual volunteer whose
substantive projects or achievement of a relatively short nature (one to three years) have left an undeniable
imprint on the fabric of YP operations within Region 10. The award will be based on a selection that
recognizes individuals involved with YP activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the
development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one
or more of the Region’s goals and/or objectives. The individuals nominated must be YP members at
the time of nomination. The Nomination Deadline is 11th December 2014. I would like encourage the
deserving individuals to file their nominations on time.
As I wrote in my message in the last month news letter, R10 has called for proposals to host 2016
TENCON. Deadline for submission of proposals is 10 December 2014. The Sections chairs are advised
to make use of this opportunity.
I would like to appreciate the members for their volunteer contributions so far to the growth of
IEEE in India. I am looking forward for your support and inputs for the growth of IEEE in India in future.
M. Ponnavaikko
Chair, IEEE India Council
3November 2014 IEEE India Info
N T Nair, Editor, writes,
Recently I have been inducted as a member of the IEEE Life Members Committee
(LMC), a Joint Committee of IEEE and the IEEE Foundation, which provides
leadership in the identification of, and support to, the interests of Life members
(including future Life members) in activities of IEEE. The Life Members Committee
is also responsible for the administration of the Life Members Fund in support of
activities that are of professional concern and interest to Life members.
I presume, most of the members know that the IEEE “Life” status is an automatic process based on an
individual’s membership record. To qualify for Life Member status, a member must be at least 65 years
of age and have been a member of IEEE or one of its predecessor societies for such a period that the sum
of his/her age and his/her years of membership equals or exceeds 100 years. (IEEE Bylaw I-102.2).
I bring up this life member topic now to impress upon the IEEE fraternity that the life members are not
a spent force and, in fact, a rich repository of ‘Experiential Knowledge’ accrued over decades of hands-on
working in one’s own chosen field of activity. There is no short cut to acquire such experience, and one
has to slog through the hard terrains of work-landscape for years to add value to this experience. On the
part of the life member, it is not a static condition or the time to call it a day and take rest for the rest of the
life. This knowledge needs to be applied for the benefit of the society - as an obligation or indebtedness
to it, because society definitely would have subsidized education utilizing tax-payers’ money and also
thrown open its assets to create an environment for the person to carry out his professional activities.
To remain relevant to the profession and wanting by the society, sitting on the laurels of yester-years is
not the way to be followed by life members. Technologies and management practices are ever-changing
and that applies to life members too, who should continue the learning spree as before to remain up-todate. That is, to continue as a student all through and learn the emerging trends regularly, dovetailing
them into the knowledge-base built over the decades. That will make the life member a sought after
person among the professionals, a gratifying situation for the elders. It is not difficult and let us continue
to work hard as in the past to ensure this status.
Best wishes.
N T Nair
Words of Wisdom
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope
for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire
it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
- Barbara Kingsolver
IEEE India Info November 20144
IT in October 2014
Prof. S. Sadagopan Director, IIIT-Bangalore
• In economic news, India set to become $ 2 trillion economy this year;
Government bites the bullet - Diesel pricing is freed - moves to market pricing on October
19, 2014; FDI in realty sector opened up in October 2014; India joins 20 Asian countries to
launch Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank on October 24, 2014; India clears ₹ 80,000 crores
defence deals on October 27, 2014; Coal Reform announced on Oct 30, 2014; Crude oil prices
globally slip below $ 93 in early October, helping India (that depends heavily on imported crude)
significantly in trade balance; Japan’s Softbank invests $ 10 billion in India in October 2014
• In political news,BJP shows impressive victory in Haryana and Maharashtra Elections
(results announced on October 19, 2014); Haryana, Maharashtra get new Chief Ministers on
October 27, 2014; Election Commission announces polls in J&K and Jharkhand in November
- December with results to be announced on December 25, 2014; Prime Minister’s “Swachch
Bharat” (Clean India) Missionwas launched on October 2, 2014; hopes to improve cleanliness
across the country in the next five years;Prime Minister launches model village scheme where
every MP will be funded to help create 5 model villages over the next 5 years on October 12,
2014; launches ShramevaJayate program of Labour Reformon October 16, 2014 and EPFO
UAN Scheme that allows workers to take their Provident Fund savings with them when they shift
jobs;Prime Minister creates history by celebrating Diwali with the Jawans in Siachen border
on October 23, 2014; Sardar Patel birthday celebrated across the Nation as National Integration
Day on October 31, 2014
• Stampede in Patna (Gandhi Maidan) kills 33 people on October 4, 2014; Cyclone HudHud
causes extensive damage to coastal towns in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa on October 12, 2014;
disaster management teams did a wonderful job with minimal loss of life; Canadian Parliament
shooting accident claims a life on October 23, 2014; Ebola threat increases further in October
2014; Hong King violence continues in October 2014
• Samsung talks of a new 60 GHz technology for high speed Wi-Fi on October 12, 2014
• The much talked about Sapphire for display for smartphones fizzles out as Apple supplier GT
shuts door in October 2014
• Bionic eye successful on October 13, 2014
• ISRO successfully launches 3rd navigation satellite on October 16, 2014 (major step in its
7-satellite GPS alternative)
• Japan rolls out its new passenger aircraft on October 19, 2014
• Government sets up IP think tank in October 2014
• NASA unmanned rocket that was to supply International Space Shuttle (ISS) exploded within 6
seconds of launch on October 29, 2014
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• Amazon launches huge “sale” during October 4-6, 2014; Flipkart talks of “Big Billion Day”
sale on October 6, 2014; sells ₹ 600 crores ($100 million) within a day! There were some pricing,
technology glitches and fulfillment problems too!!
• Facebook completes $ 19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp on October 6, 2014
• Cognizant acquires Digital Marketing company Cadient for $ 30 million on October 6, 2014
• TrueCaller with maximum customers in India get $ 60 million funding in October 8, 2014
• Wipro founder Azim Premji buys into Chennai-based FSS (Financial Software & Systems) that
has been running ATM switches, for ₹ 350 crores on October 12, 2014
• Muhurt trading on Day 1 of Samvat 2071 (Start of new Calendar for the Indian trading community
on Diwali Day) saw NSE going past 8,000 on October 23, 2014
• UK-based New Telecom buys Nimbuzz (VikasSaxena founded Messenger service and VoIP
Service out of India with 200 million users) for $ 250 million on October 27, 2014
• Softbank invests $ 10 billion in India with OlaCabs and SnapDeal getting funded in October 2014
• Lenovo completes purchase of Motorola mobile division from Google in October 2014
• Microsoft announces the launch (in 2015) of next generation Windows 10 for mobile, Tablet and
PC (possibly a free update) on October 1, 2014
• Microsoft launches NokiaLumia730, 830 and 930 in India priced ₹ 15,299, ₹28,799 and ₹
38,699 respectively on October 1, 2013 in India
• AppleiPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched in India on October 17, 2014; pre-booking starts on October
7, 2014; priced at same level as iPhone 5S; launches iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and 5K iMacwith
superior resolution
• OnePlus from China ready to launch low cost smartphone (around $ 200) in October 2014
• Samsung launches Galaxy 4G and Galaxy Alpha in India in October 2014
• Google launches Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and new Nexus Phones and Tablets on October 15,
• Apple launches newOS Xfor Mac (Yosemite) for free download from October 17, 2014
• Apple Pay goes on stream on October 20, 2014
• Philips launches Senior Citizen’s Phone priced at ₹ 3,800 on October 20, 2014
• Apple iOS 8.1 ready for free download on October 21, 2014
• Google starts “Invitation only” Inbox as a better alternative to Gmail on October 23, 2014 (tenth
anniversary of Gmail)
• Samsung debuts Nook tablet on October 23, 2014
• Microsoft Devices launch Nokia 130 for ₹ 1,649 on October 27, 2014
• Microsoft launches fitness device “Microsoft Band” for $ 199 on October 30, 2014
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Indian IT companies
• TCS, Infosys post good results for July - September 2014 quarter
• Flipkart manages to sell ₹ 600 crores worth sales on their e-Com site within 10 hours on October
6, 2014 though such an effort leads to problems for consumers forcing the founders (Bansal
brothers) to write an Apology letter to Lakhs of customers!
• Flipkart has Alexa traffic ranking of 7 in October 2014 with 26 million registered users, 14,000
strong, 20 million products, 6 million visits per day, 5 million shipments per month in 300 cities
in India of 20 million products in 70 categories!
• VinayAgarwal’s Unicel delivers 50 million SMS every day on behalf of its clients (IBM, Flipkart
and HDFC Bank) and targets ₹ 85 Crores in FY 2015
• With expected SoftBank investment of $ 200 million OlaCabs is a billion dollars baby (market
capitalization) and has 33,000 taxis signed up in 18 cities in India;talks of presence in 100 cities
by March 2016
• Udupi-based RohitBhat founded Robosoft’s Camera 4 App in Apple “featured App” in October
• Goonjan Mall founded Online Prasad set to expand to 100 temple network in 2015, a concept
unique to India
• Indigo Air orders 250 Airbus A 320 planes in October 2014, a record in recent aviation history
• Flipkart signs up 3 million square feet space at ₹ 300 crores per year in October 2014
• HearingPlus, a startup that sells hearing aids has 70 clinics in 3 years; manages 100% growth
for 3 years
• Wipro plans 10,000-strong Open Source team
• Bangalore-based startup iViz got acquired by US company Cigital on October 30, 2014
MNC companies in India
• HP splits into two HP Enterprise (Software services) and HP Inc. (PC, Printer division) on
October 6, 2014
• UK telecom major Vodafone wins ₹ 3,200 crores tax dispute on October 10, 2014
• Google puts a Doodle on Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) on October 29, 2014 (30 days of MoM)
• IBM that used to be No 2 in headcount among IT Services company is not growing in India
• Yahoo India cuts 300 jobs in Bangalore and moves develops back to USA in October 2014
• Nokia plant in Sriperumbudur in Chennai (iconic large plant from the global major of yesterday
with capacity to produce 500,000 handsets a day) shuts down on October 31, 2014
Education & Research
• Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O’Keefe (USA) and May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser
((Norwegian) (announced on October 6, 2014)
• Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Japanese trio Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura
for their invention of Blue LED announced on October 7, 2014)
7November 2014 IEEE India Info
• Nobel Prize for Chemistry goes to American and German scientists Eric Betzig of Howard
Medical Institute and William Moerner of Stanford University in USA and Stefan Hell of Max
Planck Germany for their invention of super microscope (announced on October 8, 2014)
• Nobel Prize for Literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano (announced on October 9,
• Nobel Peace Prize goes to Indian activist Kailash Satyarti and Pakistan child activist Mala
(announced on October 10, 2014)
• Nobel Prize in Economics goes to French economist Jean Tirole (announced on October 12,
• PhD students get increased stipend of ₹ 25,000(from current₹ 16,000)effective from October
• Ben Nelson launches Minerva Project (online-based College education that follows new model)
in October 2014 targeting Indian students
• Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visits India on October 1, 2014
• Infosys Finacle head Haragopal quits on October 1, 2014
• TCS former CEO (1996 - 2009) S Ramadorai retires from Tata Sons on October 6, 2014
• Facebook CEO visits India and meets Prime Minister Modi on October 8, 2014
• Infosys cofounders all log out of Infosys on October 8, 2914 with Kris Gopalakrishnan stepping
down; NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Shibulal, NS Raghavan and Dinesh stepped down
earlier; it was a historic milestone in the history of Indian industry where there was smooth
transition from founders to professional management after 33 years history with the company’s
market capitalization moving from ₹ 28.5 Crores on the day of listing on 1993 to ₹ 2,00,000
crores in 2014 with annual business of $ 8 billion in 2013-14
• Four Indians in “Fortune October 2014 list of 40 of under 40”
• Arvind Subramanian is the new Chief Economic Advisor for the Indian government (appointed
on October 16, 2014)
• President Pranab Mukherjee visits Santa Claus official home in Arctic Circle on October 16,
• India-born Mexican scientist Sajaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize 2014 for contributions
to record wheat production
• Alan Eustace, Google executive jumped from altitude of 1,35,890 feet (edge of space) and
descended in 15 minutes at peak speed of 822 miles per hour on October 25, 2014, setting the
world record for free fall jump; the balloon used in the feat was manufactured by TIFR Balloon
facility in Hyderabad!
• Vietnam Prime Minister, SoftBank CEO and IEEE President visit India in October 2014
• India remembers Sardar Valabhbhai Patel on his birthday by way of celebrating it as National
Integration Day on October 31, 2014
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• India helps Sri Lanka rebuild Colombo Jaffna Rail link, 339 KM long link, with $ 800 million
credit and 4,000 people working for four years and executed through IRCON (Indian Railway
Subsidiary); the link was opened on October 13, 2014 (closed in 1990)
• The world’s largest terry towel plant by Trident Group in Budni, Madhya Pradesh inaugurated
by Chief Minister Shivraj SinghChouhan on October 7, 2014
• Saint-Gobain inaugurates one of the largest float glass complex with 1000 tons per day capacity
at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan on October 27, 2014
• L & T Bags ₹ 2,979 crore order for building “Statue of Unity” in Gujarat on October 27, 2014
• Sun Edison bags 150 MW solar power plant order from Government of Karnataka in October
• Skype to discontinue calls to phone lines in India from November
Interesting Applications
• NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) launches NUUP (National Unified USSD
Platform) for mobile payments across India (it works on any mobile phone including feature
phones) in October 2014
• Bangalore Namma Metro announces top up through mobile in October 2014
• IRCTC App on Android launched on October 12, 2014
• AADHAR to become eKYC, paving the way for widespread use (as per October 16, 2014 (Home
ministry decision)
• Apple Pay (contact less credit / debit card payment system that uses NFC (Near Field
Communication) goes on stream on October 20, 2014
• Corporation Bank launches e-Mandate service in October 2014
• Government of India to announce eVisa by October end
• Amazon, Flipkart and Jet Airways tie up with RuPay card on October 23, 2014
• State Bank launches mPassbook on October 23, 2014
• Electronic Toll collection FASTagstarts on Delhi Mumbai corridor on October 31, 2014
Interesting numbers
• Telecom subscriber base on August31, 2014 stood at 951.84 million with 924.32 million mobile
subscribers and 27.52 million wire-line subscribers (with net addition of 5.60 million mobile
subscribers and net reduction of 0.16 million wire-line subscribers in August2014) (TRAI Press
Release No. 66/2014 dated October 14, 2014)
• India’s Foreign Exchange on October 31, 2014 was at $ 315.9 billion (RBI)
• Indian Rupee stood at 61.44 against USD on October 31, 2014 (RBI)
• On October 31, 2014 BSE Sensex and NSE NIFTY 50 (Indian stock market indices) were at
27,894 and 8,300 respectively (Reuters)
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• World has more mobile phones than people (7.19 billion as the tipping point) in October 2014
• The Top 3 global brands today are Apple ($ 118 billion), Google ($ 107 billion) and Coca Cola
($ 81 billion) as per Interbrand, UK
• Apple India revenue jumps from ₹450 Crores in 2010 to ₹ 4500 crores in 2014;GoogleAd
revenue in India set to cross$ 1 billion in 2014!
• With $ 511 million profit (33% increase) and $ 2,201 million revenues for June - September
quarter Infosys pleasantly surprises the market when Vishal Sikka announced the results for the
first time in October 10, 2014
• TCS to hire 35,000 in 2014-15, Infosys to hire 15,000 in 2014-15
• India improves its position from 63 to 55 in the global hunger index
• Petrol is ₹ 1 cheaper from October 13, 2014 thanks to falling crude oil prices globally ($83 on
October 16, 2014)
• Indian government launches 3,000 MW Solar power norms on October 16, 2014
• TTD feeds 5,00,000 devotees in Tirumala during Garuda Seva on October1, 2014 with free food!
• India has over 6,00,000 taxis in Top 10 cities with 35,000 Radio Cabs and 30,000 with taxi
aggregators (Apps based services like Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure)
Words of Wisdom
Still round the corner there may wait,
a new road or a secret gate.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Happiness is not the absence of problems,
it’s the ability to deal with them.
- Steve Maraboli
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you
cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot
speak a kind word, think a kind thought.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Great things are not accomplished by
those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
- Jack Kerouac
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Information Resources
Compiled by
H.R. Mohan
Chairman, IEEE CS & PCS, Madras
ICT Consultant & Former AVP-Systems, The Hindu, Chennai
44 Engineering Management Lessons: Welcome to engineering management. It’s fun, it’s exhausting,
it’s rewarding — but most importantly it’s new! What worked for you before won’t work now. You’ll
have to acquire a new set of skills, and shed some bad habits in the process. Here is a short guide to get
you started.
IEEE Code of Ethics: We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our
technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation
to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest
ethical and professional conduct and agree:
IEEE - The Advanced Learning Workshop: A resource for IEEE-HKN chapter and IEEE student
branch leaders: The Advanced Learning Workshop (ALW) is a “self-contained” kit to enable IEEE-HKN
student chapters and IEEE student branches to organize and conduct programs and workshops focused
on student learning and academic success.
What Is Digital Signal Processing?: If you watch television, connect to the Internet, use a digital
camera, make a cell phone call, drive a car, type on the keyboard of a home computer, or use a charge
or debit card, you are taking advantage of Digital Signal Processing. This introduction to The Essential
Guide to Digital Signal Processing explains what Digital Signal Processing is, starting with an explanation
of signals.
MITRE Systems Engineering Guide: The primary purpose of the MITRE Systems Engineering
Guide, or SEG, is to convey The MITRE Corporation’s accumulated wisdom on a wide range of systems
engineering subjects—sufficient for understanding the essentials of the discipline and for translating this
wisdom into practice in your own work environment. This edition of the SEG has more than 600 pages
of content and covers more than 100 subjects. It has been developed by MITRE systems engineers for
MITRE systems engineers. Systems engineering is a team sport, so although the SEG is written “to” a
MITRE systems engineer, most of the best practices and lessons learned are applicable to all members of
a government acquisition program team, whatever their particular role or specialty.
25 Microchips That Shook the World: A list of some of the most innovative, intriguing, and inspiring
integrated circuits. n microchip design, as in life, small things sometimes add up to big things. Dream
up a clever microcircuit, get it sculpted in a sliver of silicon, and your little creation may unleash a
technological revolution. It happened with the Intel 8088 microprocessor. And the Mostek MK4096
4-kilobit DRAM. And the Texas Instruments TMS32010 digital signal processor. Among the many great
chips that have emerged from fabs during the half-century reign of the integrated circuit, a small group
stands out. Their designs proved so cutting-edge, so out of the box, so ahead of their time, that we are left
groping for more technology clichés to describe them. Suffice it to say that they gave us the technology
that made our brief, otherwise tedious existence in this universe worth living. We’ve compiled here a list
of 25 ICs that we think deserve the best spot on the mantelpiece of the house that Jack Kilby and Robert
Noyce built.
Postmortem on Last Year’s Predictions: One way to win the predictions game is to make a lot of
guesses and remember just the winners. Here at IEEE Spectrum, we play a harder game. We told you
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what to expect in 2013, and now we are ‘fessing up to our misses, as well as bragging about our hits.
Truth be told, we’re a bit proud of the misses as well. After all, it’s not our fault if reality fails to meet our
high standards!
We Will End Disability by Becoming Cyborgs: Neural interfaces and prosthetics will do away with
biology’s failings. Hugh Herr is a living exemplar of the maxim that the best way to predict the future is
to invent it. At the age of 17, Herr was already an accomplished mountaineer, but during an ice-climbing
expedition he lost his way in a blizzard and was stranded on a mountainside for three days. By the time
rescuers found him, both of his legs were doomed by frostbite and had to be amputated below the knee.
Once his scars healed, Herr spent months in rehab rooms trying out prosthetic legs, but he found them
unacceptable: How could he climb with such clunky things? Surely, he thought, medical technologists
could build replacement parts that wouldn’t slow him down. “Fifty years out, I think we will have largely
eliminated disability”.
Can Computing Keep up With the Neuroscience Data Deluge?: Today’s neuroscientists have some
magnificent tools at their disposal. They can, for example, examine the entire brain of a live zebrafish
larva and record the activation patterns of nearly all of its 100,000 neurons in a process that takes only
1.5 seconds. The only problem: One such imaging run yields about 1 terabyte of data, making analysis
the real bottleneck as researchers seek to understand the brain. To address this issue, scientists at Janelia
Farm Research Campus have come up with a set of analytical tools designed for neuroscience and built
on a distributed computing platform called Apache Spark.
Becoming Bionic: Engineering Beyond Biology: Transmuting nature to hardware that can repair
or strengthen human capabilities. “Becoming Bionic” explores how engineers and scientists transmute
nature to engineering. Adapting what they observe in the living world, they create useful products or
processes, going beyond the simple imitation of biological structures. Part of the “Engineers of the New
Millennium” series, this program is a co-production of the Directorate for Engineering of the National
Science Foundation, and IEEE Spectrum Magazine.
Europe Wants a Supercomputer Made From Smartphones: A European private-public consortium
wants to make supercomputers using smartphone and tablet CPUs. And not just any supercomputers.
They’re shooting for the moon—aiming for exaflops (1018 or quintillions of floating-point operations per
second), some thousandfold faster than the top of today’s high-performance heap.
10 Ways the Internet and Psychology Are Intersecting: Computers, the Internet, mobile phones,
and massive computing power have fundamentally changed how people live, view themselves, interact
with others, and spend their time. The context of human life has been changed dramatically by digital
technology, and it’s critical to understand how all this influences human psychology, development, and
perhaps even the brain. Cyberpsychology is the branch of psychology dedicated to the study of the
intersection of psychology and all facets of technology, particularly digital and computer technology.
Read on to see how technology is impacting people socially, how computers and related technology
might be changing human cognition, and the less positive sides of technology such as cyberbullying.
Ten Ways to Live Sustainably: Environmental science is all about finding ways to live more
sustainably, which means using resources today in a way that maintains their supplies for the future.
Environmental sustainability doesn’t mean living without luxuries but rather being aware of your resource
consumption and reducing unnecessary waste.
10 things you need to know about Google’s Project Ara modular smartphones: The build-ityourself modular Google smartphone is one step closer to giving you the chance to build your perfect
phone. It’s not going to be available this year. But, 2015 could be the beginning of a significant shift in
the smartphone landscape. Project Ara is part of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group.
The group is what Google retained in its sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. The project is a bold plan
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to create an open-source smartphone hardware platform. Users would start with a piece of base hardware
known as an Endo. Features would be added to the Endo as plug-and-play modules.
Six innovations revolutionising farming: Agricultural production has tripled in half a century.
To find out how, we crowdsourced new technology in smallholder farming. In 1798, economist Thomas
Malthus predicted that the world would exceed its food supply by the late 20th century. While he was
right to identify the challenges of feeding a growing population with a finite amount of land, in the last
half a century agricultural production has tripled. So, how did this happen? The answer: innovations
in farming technology. Smallholder farmers in particular have seen a rise in productivity over the last
decade. So what are the innovations making the difference? We asked our community and crowdsourced
the answers.
Why graduates should take advantage of the rail industry’s skills gap: As train travel increases,
so does the need for talented graduates to join the sector. This is why it’s a great career option. The UK
is currently seeing unprecedented public investment in rail with huge projects set to transform our aging
network for the future. Yet as the workload increases the industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers
to deliver on the investment.
What is it like to start a graduate career in transport?: An engineering degree doesn’t necessarily
mean you will become an engineer. It’s a vast industry with roles at all levels and stages of project
delivery. Recent engineering graduate, Melina Christina, explains how a degree in engineering has led to
a career in transport planning and modelling.
How to find valuable work experience while you study: Gaining work experience while studying
is one of the best ways to improve your job hunt prospects. Potential employers like to see evidence that
you’re actively developing core work skills and building your CV. A variety of work experience also
allows you to test out possible careers and learn about a particular job, organisation or sector, as well as
make useful contacts. Additionally, if you’ve got your heart set on a graduate scheme with a particular
organisation, previous work experience with them can often open the door.
The rise of crowdfunding: 10 things to know: Crowdfunding platforms are changing the way we
finance projects and services, but the laws surrounding them are still ambiguous. Crowdfunding is a tool
that allows anyone -- be it startup founders, musicians, artists, students, children, or even someone in a
developing country who lacks basic electricity -- to attract a pool of people via the internet to invest in
their business idea. A funding target is established, and rewards to backers are offered. This new type
of startup business model has the opportunity to disrupt industries and change the way we determine
success and let the best ideas flourish, rather than the best access to capital. It’s exciting, because the
venture capital model that powers Silicon Valley and the global startup scene is inherently biased based
on geography and connections. According to the Small Business Administration, about 600,000 new
businesses are started in the US every year. The number of startups funded by VCs? 300. That means
99.95% of entrepreneurs won’t get funded. To affect real change, we have to understand the basics: what
defines crowdfunding, how it works best, and how the current laws shape what’s possible. We also need
to look at the ways the law is changing and what it means for the future of crowdfunding. Here is a list
of the 10 most important things to know about this important new buzzword. Know them at http://goo.
4-D Printing Turns Carbon Fiber, Wood Into Shapeshifting Programmable Materials: Just as 3-D
printers create objects that have three-dimensional characteristics, 4-D printers create objects that have
four-dimensional characteristics, in that they include a dynamic component that causes their structure to
change over time—relying on water, heat, or light to activate them. Using a multi-material printer, it’s
possible to generate objects with these properties all in one go. Such “programmable materials” may one
day mean that you can buy flat-pack furniture at Ikea, take it home, and hit it with a garden hose while
you watch it slowly assemble itself. We don’t even have to speculate: MIT is working on this exact thing.
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Innovations in mobile phone recycling: biomining to dissolving circuit boards: More than 1.8bn
mobile phones were purchased in 2013 and only 3% will be recycled. Can emerging technologies boost
these low rates?
10 things you should know about Bitcoin and digital currencies: Bitcoin and other digital
currencies have emerged as potential disruptors to the financial system, but fear, theft, and illegal activity
still hang over them. Bitcoin has injected itself into a lot of conversations about the future of technology,
economics, and the internet. The future of digital currencies remains a controversial topic. After reading
these 10 things to know about the confusing world of digital currencies, you’ll feel confident joining the
conversation. Full post at
Indians on open source honour roll: Sayan Chowdhury couldn’t believe his name would be etched
on the wall of fame along with other Mozillians. The Mozilla Monument outside the company’s office
in San Francisco recognizes contributors who’ve helped the maker of the Firefox browser and other
products keep the internet alive, open and accessible. Chowdhury is one among the 5,000-odd Mozilla
volunteers doing his bit for the love of code.
Six lessons for digital public services from across the world: From chat rooms for victims of
sexual violence in South Africa, to trendsetting initiatives in the US, we explore the insights from six
digital successes and failures. The ubiquitous presence of the internet in our lives has encouraged the
UK government to think seriously about how technology could reconfigure, and improve, the provision
of public services. What lessons can be learned from what other countries are doing with digital public
services? We asked six professionals from around the world to share their stories.
Missing Maps: nothing less than a human genome project for cities: A huge number of the world’s
most vulnerable human settlements have remained unmapped ... until now. Enter an unprecedented plan
to map the world’s forgotten places.
Five Common Causes of Organizational Dysfunction: Regardless of size, all human groups are
subject to the same dynamics. Factors that hamper a small group can also cause a much larger structure to
falter. In business, managers and employees alike suffer when an organization doesn’t function optimally.
Pat Brans points out what dysfunctional organizations have in common and how to spot the five biggest
problems. Learn what you can do to turn your organization around.
Words of Wisdom from the Movies: For all you movie lovers, here’s a compilation of words of
wisdom from some of our favorite movies. From Yoda to Robin Williams to Professor Dumbledore and
even Will Smith, here are all the uplifting quotes you need. Watch at
How To Create Your Future: Here’s an inspirational video with 48 life lessons from the free ebook
“How To Create Your Future,” which includes training from 16 world-class authors and teachers on
topics such as setting goals, manifesting money, creating a magnetic personality, increasing your brain
power, and simply being happy, no matter what. Watch at
Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads: Schools in the Netherlands have shunned
textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh
investigates how pupils and teachers are faring.
Leadership For Dummies: Great leaders have certain qualities that motivate those around them. But
beyond leadership qualities, you have to develop your mission as a leader and then continuously examine
your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (shortened to SWOT) to keep yourself and your
team at the top of your game.
25 Images You Won’t Believe Weren’t Photoshopped: With more and more people becoming
proficient at using image editing software like Photoshop it can be hard to tell whether what you see on
the internet is real or fake. While most of the time your skepticism is probably going to serve you well,
every once in a while you may be in for a bit of a shock. These 25 images you won’t believe weren’t
Photoshopped will probably do just that. Watch at
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From Around India
IEEE U P Section
Activity Report
26th October 2014, Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
A Team of 21 IEEE Aligarh Muslim University Students Conducted a Sight Visit in RASOOLPUR VILLAGE to
identify the problems in the village and suggest some Models and solutions for that.
Team is working under the guidance of Dr Mohd Rihan(Counselor-IEEE AMU)
• Lack of curiosity or interested of Education in children.
• Due to Lack of Money parents are not able to send their children to private school, hence
depend on government school.
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• Only ONE Government school.
• No education after EIGHT.
• Teachers are irresponsible.
• Approximately 50% of teachers are absents.
• Those teachers are available are interested in GOSSIPING not in teaching.
• Negligence of education by parents.
• When the students get their allowances (e.g. Dress, stationary etc.) then they did not attend
their classes.
• Instead of going to school children went to the farmland in the season of sowing and reaping
of crop.
• Most of the 8th pass students are not able to read Simple Sentences of HINDI.
• A compulsory schemes should be made by Government that “the students and teachers of
Good Institutions from urban area should spend some times in teaching to student of rural
background by using Audio and Video tools. So that, Maximum number children could be
attracted towards joining the school.
• Government should launch certain schemes where children are awarded with some sort like
money or any other things, to make them attract towards education.
• No Electric Meter Connection.
• Total availability of electricity is nearly about 5 to 6 hours per day with a frequent cut in
these hours.
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• Due to High cost of Solar Panel Setup, people are not able to install it in their houses.
• Make people aware about Bio Gas plant, Solar phone Chargers, Solar Lanterns… etc.
• Reduce the taxes on Solar Energy equipment. So that, it can be reached to everyone limit.
Making the People Aware of the rightful ways for Sanitation
• No proper Draining System.
• Lack of toilets due to which women have to defecate in the open, which threatens their dignity
and their safety.
• The discharge of untreated wastes in water system.
• No proper supply of fresh water.
• In rainy season water is filled on road which is the main reason of causing diseases.
• Provision of potable water sources and latrines.
• Lack of awareness of material resources, which cause of depletion of Fertile Soil.
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• Lack of storage of food grains.
• Inadequate Irrigation Facility.
Testing the Education Status of the Village
5. Other Problems
• Lack of medical facility.
• Many BPL people have no RASION CARD.
So Students are now planning to develop some projects and Models based on the survey report to benefit the
In future Students are planning to hold two more SIGHT Camps in nearby villages to prepare a better model by
linking Government policies to the people, Making aware and creating simple technological projects and models.
Team SIGHT IEEE UP Section
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Report on IEEE Sponsored Leadership Workshop
On Nov 01, 2014 Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad organized a one day
IEEE Sponsored Leadership Workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Satish Kumar
Singh, IIIT Allahabad and sponsored by IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section. This type of event is first
time conducted by the section. About 100 participants including IEEE Student branch office
bearer and faculty counselors from Uttar Pradesh section were registered and attended the
The workshop started with the welcome address by Prof. Somenath Biswas (Director, IIIT
Allahabad) followed by lamp lighting and bucket presentation to invited speakers and guests. Dr.
S. N. Singh (Chairperson IEEE UP Section) IITK, Dr. S. C. Srivastava (Executive Committee
Member, IEEE UP Section) IITK, Dr. Dilip K Sharma (Joint Sec. IEEE UP Section) Dr. G. C.
Nandi IIITA, Dr. U.
S. Tiwary IIITA,
Dr. Madhvendra
Mishra IIITA were
in the list of few
eminent invited
resource persons.
Professor S. C.
Srivastava delivered a talk on Smart Grid Technology: Merging of Electricity and ICT
Infrastructure while Prof. S. N. Singh highlighted the Role & Responsibilities of
Professional Societies like IEEE in Enhancing the Technical Education. He also
discussed how to get good publication in various journals of repute. Prof. G. C. Nandi
presented a popular lecture on Role of Engineering and Technology for Humanity: A
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Vision for Next Decade. Prof. U. S. Tiwary delivered an interesting lecture on 50 Years
of Indian Technical education: The Gain and Loss? Dr. Dilip Kumar Sharma highlighted
about the various resources for students
provided by IEEE. He enlightened the
students how to get the maximum benefits
by joining IEEE. Last but not the least Dr.
Madhvendra Mishra involved the
participants through his very creative and
interactive deliverance.
He nicely presented about the LeadershipAnalyzing Entrepreneurial Behavior. All the
participants enjoyed the workshop and
became quite motivated to take the role of a
real leaders in their field of choice. All the
participants were awarded the participation
certificate and the workshop concluded with
vote of thanks by Mr. Avinash Kumar Singh Chairperson, IEEE-SB-IIITA.
As per the feedback recieved by the participants the event was big success and Uttar Pradesh
section desired to organize similar workshops in future.
Words of Wisdom
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and
do not let them be imposed upon you.
- Lord Chesterfield
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IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section: IEEE Day Celebration
at GLA University, Mathura (October 7, 2014)
IEEE Student Branch GLA University Mathura, IEEE Computer Society GLA University
Student Branch Chapter & IEEE Women in Engineering GLA University Student Affinity Group
celebrated the IEEE Day on 7th October, 2014 with great zeal and enthusiasm. Being the member
of such great association it was an honor for us to celebrate this day. Many senior members of
IEEE were part of this celebration. We organized many competitions on this day among the
students. The students created a very fascinating color Rangoli depicting the logo of IEEE and
IEEE Women in Engineering.
Celebration started with the Online Poster Making Competition related to IEEE. Next to this,
IT Quiz Competition was held with lot many students participated in it.
After all these competitions the Convener of IEEE Day 2014 Celebration Dr. Dilip Kumar
Sharma told the importance of being the member of this huge association and advantages of
being part of this professional body and explaining this year’s theme of IEEE Day “Leveraging
Technology for a Better Tomorrow” followed by speech of Head of Department, Prof. A S Jalal
to contribute our innovative ideas for welfare of the society. Then Director- IET, Prof. Krishna
kant gave a very informative expert lecture on “Multi-Core Architecture” to all the students.
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The celebration was ended up by giving the prizes to the winner of the competitions and
honoring the members of IEEE at GLA University, Mathura.
Words of Wisdom
My wish isn’t to mean everything to everyone
but something to someone.
- Oscar Wilde
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IEEE CAS Society Student Branch Chapter IIT Roorkee
1. Title of the initiative/event: Workshop on “Advanced Topics in VLSI Circuit Design”
& Student Poster Session on “Microelectronic Circuits"
2. Total number of participants: 102 registered participants +4 Speakers
3. Brief description of the event:
IEEE CAS Society Student Branch Chapter Organized a 2 day workshop on “Advanced Topics
in VLSI Circuit Design” and student poster session on “Microelectronic Circuits”. In this event, 97
participants, 6 guests and 4 speakers are attended. Especially, we have invited two speakers from IISC
Bangalore and IIT Madras to talk on their area of expertise.
On the first day, inauguration was graced by Prof. M. V. Kartikeyan Head of Department Electronics
and Communication Engineering, IIT Roorkee. After that Prof. Amrutur Bradwaj from IISC Bangalore
delivered 3 hours talk on Ultra Low Voltage Design: Challenges and Opportunities. This talk is primarily
focus on the following aspects: fundamental limits of voltage scaling; minimum energy point; practical
limits of voltage scaling; circuit design for ultra low voltage; methodology; and adapitivity. In the
afternoon session, Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura from IIT Madras delivered 3 hours talk on synthesis
of opamp and phase-locked loop topologies from first principles. This talk is targeted on the following
points: Negative feedback with integrator as the central element; Synthesis of opamp topologies and
Synthesis of phase locked loop topologies. After this talk, we have arranged a plenary talk by the Prof.
Amrutur Bradwaj, Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura and Prof. Bishnu Prasad Das on the topic of recent trends
in VLSI circuit design. In the evening session, the selected posters are displayed and the participants are
lively interacted with the presenters. At the same time, the evaluation committee assessed the best poster
On the second day, Prof. Bishnu Prasad Das from IIT Roorkee delivered 1 and 1/2 hour talk on
warning flipflop for dynamic voltage and frequency scaling in ASICS. The talk is focus on warning
prediction sequential for transient error prevention. After that, Prof. Nagendra Prasad Pathak from IIT
Roorkee delivered 1 and 1/2 hour talk on RFIC design. The talk is mainly focused on the following
points: Design & Characterization Tools; RF Transceiver Fundamentals; Essential Concepts in RF
Design; Design of On–Chip Passive RF Circuits; Design of RF Circuits using Semiconductor Solid state
Devices and Example of RF/Microwave Wireless Systems. The closing ceremony was graced by Prof.
A. K. Saxena, Convenor of Microelectronics and VLSI group, ECE Department, IIT Roorkee and Vote
of Thanks is given by Prof. Anand Bulusu Faculty Advisor, IEEE CAS Society SBC IIT Roorkee. After
that certificates of participation were given to all participants.
Acknowledgement: The IEEE CAS Society Student Branch Chapter IIT Roorkee wholeheartedly
thank the IEEE CAS Society for their financial support. This event was funded through CAS Outreach
Initiative 2014.
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M V Chauhan Paper Contest: A brief report
M V Chauhan All India Student Paper Contest 2014 tried to bring together all IEEE students
members of India to discuss the latest advancements and future directions in the areas of IEEE. The contest
invited full paper submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctoral students in all
areas of interest to IEEE in the Engineering, Technology and Science. This year it was floated by IEEE
India SAC Team under the leadership of IEEE India Council -Vice Chair (student’s activities) Dr Preeti
Bajaj and online submission system by easy chair was made available to the students for submission of
papers. Three prizes were declared as First: Rs. 6000; Second: Rs. 4000; Third: Rs. 3000.
Total 13 high quality papers from 34 authors were submitted right from DA-IICT, Indira Gandhi
Technical University for Women, Delhi, PICT, SPIT, Kolkota, Medicaps and many other reputed
institutions. The seven papers are in doctoral , one PG and five were in undergraduate category. Based on
reviewers remarks, originality of the work, organization, Literature review, concept, top three have been
shortlisted as prize winners. Around 12 reviewers have reviewed all papers and based on the committees’
recommendations, finally following have been declared as winners for the paper title indicated against
their names
1. First Prize-Paper id 1, Sanket Patel from DA-IICT Ahmadabad (IEEE
Student no 92799734) entitled as ‘ Design & Analysis of Low Noise
Amplifier at Ku-Band’ in doctoral category
2. Second Prize-paper id no 8, Dhawani Panchal from SPIT
Mumbai, (IEEE student membership no) entitled as ‘Complex
event processing for evolving cities’ from Postgraduate category.
3. Third Prize-paper id 9, Sohum Mishra from Heritage Institute of technology
Kolkota from (IEEE student membership no 93138307) entitled as
‘ PiRover: A Novel Low cost Design and Implementation of remote
controlled Surveillance System’ from undergraduate category.
Above three winners are invited to present their papers in INDICON 2014 to be held in December
2014 at Pune. The expenses, prize money, scroll and certificates are sponsored by IEEE India Council.
Many congratulations to winners.
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IEEE Madras Section
IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter
Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter
Professional Development Program
on Internet of Things (IoT): Technology, Applications, and Impact
How you can capitalize on the next big thing in IT
on Friday, 21st November 2014
CSI Education Directorate, Taramani, Chennai - 600113
Words of Wisdom
We have two choices: continue to blame the world
for our stress or take responsibility for own reactions
and deliberately change our emotional climate.
- Doc Childre and Howard Martin
* * * * * * * * * * *
Do more than belong: participate
Do more than care: help
Do more than believe: practice
Do more than be fair: be kind
Do more than forgive: forget
Do more than dream: work
- William Arthur Ward
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Technical Workshop on “Concepts and Design of PWM Controller and
Data Logger Using Embedded System”
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) objectives are to promote and impart
knowledge to the scientific, literary and educational activities pertains to UG courses. Industries tieup activities with OEMs for the project design implementation to the education institutes was focused
during this workshop. On 30th Oct 2014, RAS organized a one day technical workshop with intent to
teach the concepts of embedded system with hands on training.
At the inaugural session, Dr. P.A. Manoharan, Chairman, RAS, Madras Chapter welcomed the
gathering and briefed about the workshop and then introduced Dr. Jonathan Joshi, Chief Executive
Officer, Eduvance (Vanmat Tech. Pvt. Ltd.) the key resource person for the workshop. Mr. H.R. Mohan,
Chairman, IEEE Computer Society & Professional Communication Society, delivered the keynote address
highlighting the some of the trends in technology. To encourage the participants, he had announced two
cash awards of Rs. 3000/= and Rs. 2000/= to two best teams who will come out with a working model of
a project based on their learning in the workshop.
The lecture sessions and hands-on-training were provided by Dr. Jonathan Joshi. Dr. P.A. Manoharan
extended support during the hands-on.
The workshop sessions covered: Programmable System on Chip (PSoC) & its configuration in
designing the PWM generator and a data logger; Design Implementation of a data logger using a chip
programmable Analog to Digital Converter (ADC); and Use of PSoC Creator IDE and embed the program
on chip.
A batch of five students and one faculty from six colleges participated in this workshop. They
include: JPR College of Engineering; Dhanalakshmi Engineering College; Sairam Engineering College;
St. Joseph's College of Engineering; Hindustan University and MGR University.
Assessments were done based on the interest of the students in setting up a lab setup and the faculty’s
participation. 18 nos. of PSoC4 Development Kit hardware were donated to Dhanalakshmi Engineering
College; Hindustan University and MGR University for setting up an embedded system lab in their
Report by: Dr P.A. Manoharan, Chair, IEEE RAS Madras
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Student Essay Contest
Harnessing the Power of ICT for our New Initiatives
Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter, in association with the IEEE Computer Society,
Madras and IEEE Professional Communication Society, is pleased to announce an Essay Contest on the
role of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in India for school and college students. The
contest will be in two streams:
• Stream 1: Open to School Students (from 8th Standard to Plus 2)
• Stream 2: Open to College Students (UG students of all disciplines)
Now ICT has ubiquitous presence in India and other parts of the world, and it is being applied
in various fields such as Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Telecom, Healthcare, Hospitality,
Transportation, Education, Agriculture, Environment, eGovernance, eCommerce, and Defence for
quality and productivity improvements. India is a major force in the global IT landscape. ICT is a key
driver of our economic development and accounts for about 6.5% of our GDP and provides employments
to over 3 million people. The Government of India has recently launched three major initiatives – Digital
India, Make in India, and Clean India, in which ICT can – and should - play significant roles. Through
this contest, we seek your thoughts, innovative ideas and solutions on how ICT could support and help
these initiatives. We propose to share ideas from the young minds to PMO and DeitY.
An eligible participant is required to submit his/her essay on any one of the following topics by 31st
Dec 2014:
1. ICT for Digital India
2. ICT for Make in India
3. ICT for Clean India
Submissions will be assessed by a panel of experts on criteria such as originality, novelty,
applicability, potential value of the proposed idea(s) and clarity and style of presentation.
The contest winners in EACH stream will be awarded the following prizes & certificates:
• One 1st Prize: Rs. 10000
• Two 2nd Prizes: Rs. 5000 of each
• Four 3rd Prizes: Rs. 2500 of each
• Ten Consolation Prizes: Amazon gift voucher of Rs. 1000 each
• Certificate of Merit: For 25 short listed essays over and the above prize winning essays
For more details & complete brochure, please visit the website:
For clarifications / queries if any, please email us at
The essay contest is supported by: Dynamic Group, Anjana Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, HP
Networking, Cognitive Platform Solutions (CPS) Pvt Ltd, Orbit Innovations and CloudReign Technologies.
Please feel free to share this information to all your contacts and encourage participation in this
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Vadamavandal-604410. Tiruvanammali DISTRICT
The AMACE Student’s chapter CSI/ IEEE/ SAE/ISTE/ organized this Special Lecture “Power
Computing for Today’s World” on 16-09-2014 at 1.30pm onwards at Seminar Hall (AMACE) for the
Final Year students at AMACE college campus, Vadmavandal,Tamilnadu.
The program started with the Principal Dr..M.R.Mohan delivering the welcome addresses and he
also honored the speaker.
DR.R.Hariprakash Dean – AMACE, highlighted the contributions of Hewlett Packard (HP) and
reiterated the importance of industry academia linkage for the betterment of student’s community. He
further added that these kinds of industry technical expert lectures shall make the students to be turn-key
for industrial needs at the end of the course of study.
The speaker representing Hewlett Packard (HP) Mr. Kaushik Shaw, Marketing Development
Manager, Hewlett Packard India Sales Pvt Ltd. addressed the 200 plus final year students. He spoke
about his journey till date. He invocated the students to have a second thought always to choose their
career as entrepreneur.
The speaker started his address with the demographic advantage of our country in the future and
requested the youngsters to think of innovations. He briefed the developments of HP and the advantages
of their products like Remote sensing application, Geo Spatial Application with HP Z workstations etc.,
He also highlighted the compatibility for professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA. He added
that HP workstations are widely used by almost all automobile giants like Ford, Nissan, Hyundai etc.,
Hewlett Packard (HP) empowers students especially in education (like e-campus etc). He explained the
lure features about the esteemed HP computers that provide the real-time, top visual fidelity of remote
workstation access with HP RGS standards. He highlighted the high end technical products of HP like
Moon Shot printer’s efficiency, Latest Launch Workstations, Notebooks etc.,
The program ended with Question and Answers section.
Dr.Nalini Joseph, Dean CSE proposed Vote of Thanks and Mr. Arumugham organized the Logistics
support for organizing this event.
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In photo, Dr.R.Hariprakash, Dean AMACE and Student Branch Counselor, IEEE Student
Chapter, Mr.Kaushik Shaw Marketing Development Manager, Hewlett Packard, Dr.M.R.Mohan,
Principal & Dr Nalini Joseph, Dean CSE .
Report by: Dr.R.HariPrakash, Student Branch Counselor, IEEE- AMACE.
Words of Wisdom
Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone.
There’s nothing you can do to bring it back.
You can’t ‘should’ve’ done something.
You can only DO something. Renew yourself.
Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
- Steve Maraboli
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IEEE Kerala Section
Technical Talk on Key Issues and Challenges in Smart Grid Implementation
IEEE Kerala Section in association with CDAC Trivandrum organized a Technical Talk on Key Issues and
Challenges in Smart Grid Implementation by Dr. S N Singh, Professor, IIT Kanpur and Chairman, IEEE UP
Section at Amphitheatre, C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram on 17 November 2014.
The talk elaborated on the issues and challenges in the power system complexity due to the increased
interconnections and loading of the network. “Innovative Smart grid initiatives provide remedial measures to these
problems by computational intelligence, automation, advanced measurements, and application of information and
communication technology (ICT)” says Dr. S N Singh.
Inauguration of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter
The EMBS Chapter of Kerala Section was inaugurated on the 6th of November, 2014 by Dr. B. Ekbal,
Neurosurgeon and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala. The inaugural ceremony was attended by
Doctors, Engineers and other professionals working in the bio medical domain. Mr. C V Muraleedharan, Associate
Head, BMT Division, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology delivered the Keynote
Forthcoming Events
• WIE Affinity Group of IEEE Kerala Section in association with the IEEE Malabar subsection shall organize
WIE Malabar subsection meet and WIE 20th Anniversary Celebration on 29th and 30th November 2014
• IEEE Kerala LINK CAMP shall be held during December 20 – 22 at KMCT College of Engineering,
• Inauguration of SPS Chapter on 17th December by Dr K S Dasgupta, Director IIST Trivandrum.
• Inauguration of Consultants Networks Affinity Group.
• Inauguration of Life Member Affinity Group.
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Bluetooth 4.0
Low Energy Wireless Technology
We know that Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology, which is very simple,
secure, and commonly available everywhere. A lot of Bluetooth enabled devices ranging from mobile
phones to home entertainment products are available and connections between these devices allow them
to communicate wirelessly. The ability of Bluetooth technology to handle data and voice simultaneously
leads to the introduction of several innovative products.
But in spite of all these advantages, it is doubtful whether people really love this technology. Their
main problem is the pairing difficulty that exists among Bluetooth devices. Constant pairing and repairing of connected devices is really a challenge. Another problem is the huge power consumption. This
is especially true for simple devices such as a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth mouse.
In order to overcome these difficulties, new specification using improved technology has been
introduced. This specification is called Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart, which includes low energy
features enabling to bring out new Bluetooth Smart devices. These Smart devices are capable of keeping
paired for a longer period using less power and find applications in the field of sports, health care,
security, automobile and home entertainment.
Bluetooth Smart devices are more intelligent especially when it comes to conserving energy. When
two Bluetooth Smart devices are paired, data will be shared only when it is actually required and put the
connection in to sleep mode during inactive period. This is the reason for low battery consumption. It is
estimated that up to 2 years of battery life is possible for Bluetooth Smart devices.
Under Bluetooth 4.0 specification, there are two groups of devices – Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth
Smart Ready devices. Devices like Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, TVs and game consoles that can
receive and share Bluetooth signals from accessories such as speakers, headphones, fitness accessories,
heart-rate monitors, electronic thermometers etc., are called Bluetooth Smart Ready devices. These
devices are always ready to send and receive data from any Bluetooth device. That means Bluetooth
Smart Ready devices can communicate with both Bluetooth Smart devices and old generation (Classic)
Bluetooth devices. But Bluetooth Smart devices that use Bluetooth 4.0 specification can communicate
only with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices. Bluetooth Smart devices are intended for receiving specific
type information and send it to a Bluetooth Smart Ready device. Such devices include heart rate monitors,
blood glucose
meters, Smart watches and security gadgets.
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0 including low energy technology has been released in July
2010 and development of new Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready products based on this specification has
been initiated. Apple, Microsoft, Motorola and Samsung have successfully introduced Bluetooth Smart
devices in 2012.
Many Bluetooth Smart devices will be released this year, including wireless 3D glasses, home
entertainment remote controls, and medical devices. Google announced Android support to Bluetooth
Smart devices and it will come through by this year end. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)
will have plan to expand Bluetooth into ovens, refrigerators, thermostats, and lighting systems. If that
happens, a lot of interesting and useful applications using mobile phone will come out making our daily
life more comfortable.
[T S Ajayghosh, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Trivandrum]
31November 2014 IEEE India Info
** Click on a Committee name to be directed to that Roster. **
IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee
MGA Finance Committee
MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
MGA Advisory Committee
MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
IEEE Life Members Committee
MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
MGA Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee
MGA Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee
MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
MGA Operations Committee
MGA Potentials Editorial Board
MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
MGA Student Activities Committee
MGA vTools Committee
IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
IEEE Young Professionals Committee (GOLD)
IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Forrest (Don) Wright (R3) - Lexington, KY, USA 2014-15 Chair2011-2013 R3 Member
Region 1 Sandy Mazzola (R1) - West Sayville, NY, USA 2014-2015
Region 2 Leo Mayoral (R2) - Center Valley, PA, USA 2015
Region 3 Sean Haynes (R3) - Charlottesville, VA, USA 2014-2015
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Region 7 Sreeraman Rajan (R7) - Kanata, ON, Canada 2015
Region 8 Dirk Van Hertem (R8) - Heverlee, Belgium 2014-2015
Region 9 Ruben Barrera-Michel (R9) - Zapopan, JAL, Mexico 2014-2015
Region 10 Anthony Lobo (R10) - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 2015
2015 MGA Committee Rosters – as of
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MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair John Johnson (R4) - Moline, IL, USA
2015 Chair
2014 Member
Past Chair Adam Skorek (R7) - Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
Member R1-6;
Young Prof Aisha Yousuf (R1) - Niskayuna, NY, USA 2014-2015
Member R1-6 Tim Worboys (R6) - Sunnyvale, CA, USA 2015
Member R1-6; DE Katherine Duncan (R2) - Newark, DE, USA 2015
Member R7-10; RD Tania Quiel (R9) - Panama, Panama 2015
Member R7-10; DE Kukjin Chun (R10) - Seoul, South Korea 2015
Member R7-10 Arjun Pillai (R10) - Thiruvalla, Kerala, India 2015
IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Loretta Arellano (R6) - Sun Valley, CA, USA 2015
Member Diane Collier (R5) - Arlington, TX, USA 2014-2015
Member Kimball Williams (R4) - Dearborn, MI, USA 2014-2015
Member Eva Lang (R8) - Passau, Germany 2015
Member Eduardo Palacio (R1) - Saint James, NY, USA 2015
Member Eleanor Baum (R1) - Great Neck, NY, USA 2015
Member TBD 2015
Member TBD 2015
Member TBD 2015
Member TBD 2015
Member TBD 2015
MGA Finance Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Dane Watson (R5) - Plano, TX, USA 2015
Past Chair Don Bramlett (R4) - Livonia, MI, USA
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
Current Region
Director Vince Socci (R1) - Endicott, NY, USA 2014-2015
Current Region
Director Amir Aghdam (R7) - Montreal, QC, Canada 2015
Secretary Cecelia Jankowski (Staff) - Piscataway, NJ, USA
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MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Martin Bastiaans (R8) - Mierlo, Netherlands 2015 Chair
Past Chair Murty Polavarapu (R2) - Manassas, VA, USA 2015 Past Chair2014 Chair
Representative Pilar Molina Guado (R8) - Zaragoza, Spain 2014-2015
Section Representative Ali Abedi (R1) - Orono, ME, USA 2014-2015
Affinity Group
Representative Jill Gostin (R3) - Smyrna, GA, USA 2015
Student Representative Andreas Koltes (R8) - Uberlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 2015
Region Representative Karen Pedersen (R4) - Cedar Falls, IA, USA 2015
Technical Chapter
Representative Norliza Mohd Noor (R10) - Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2015
Society Representative
(TA) TBD – TA Appointment
Technical Chapter
Representative (TA) TBD – TA Appointment
MGA Advisory Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Urmet Janes (R8) - Tallinn, Estonia 2014-2015 Chair2011-2013 Member
Member-At-Large Vijay Paul (R10) - Kochi, Kerala, India 2015
Member-At-Large Ralph Hogan (R6) - Tempe, AZ, USA 2015
Member-At-Large Rui Costa (R8) - Fontanelas - Sintra, Portugal 2015
Non-IEEE Member,
Voting TBD
MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Francisco Martinez (R9) - Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
2015 Chair
2014 Member
Past Chair S. Gopakumar (R10) - Trivandrum, India 2015 Past Chair2014 Chair
Member Lakshmi Narasimhan (R10) - Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India 2014-2015
Member Stefano Zanero (R8) - Milano, Italy 2014-2015
Member Michael Lamoureux (R7) - Halifax, NS, Canada 2015
Member Daria Burminova (R8) - Milano, Italy 2015
vTools Chair Wole Akpose (R6) - Portland, OR, USA 2015
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IEEE Life Members Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Jose Cruz (R10) - Silang, Cavite, Philippines 2014-2015 Chair2012-2013 Member
Past Chair Lou Luceri (R1) - Lindenhurst, NY, USA 2014-2015 Past Chair2012-2013 Chair
Member V Prasad Kodali (R10) - Hyderabad, India 2013-2015
Member Roland Saam (R8) - London, United Kingdom 2015
Member Kurt Richter (R8) - Graz, Austria 2015
Member Juan Miguez (R9) - Montevideo, Uruguay 2015
Member N. Thankappan Nair (R10) - Trivandrum, Kerala, India 2015
Member Charles Husbands (R3) - Port Orange, FL, USA 2015
Appointment Lyle Feisel (R2) - Chestertown, MD, USA 2015
MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair James Look (R5) - Boulder, CO, USA 2014-2015
Past Chair Joe Lillie (R5) - Lafayette, LA, USA
2014-2015 Past Chair
2012-2013 Chair
2011 Member
Member Eduardo Palacio (R1) - Saint James, NY, USA 2014-2015
Member Michael Ong (R10) - Singapore, Singapore 2014-2015
Member Dave Kemp (R7) - Winnipeg, MB, Canada 2014-2015
Member Dirk Van Hertem (R8) - Heverlee, Belgium 2014-2015
Member Arjun Pillai (R10) - Thiruvalla, Kerala, India 2015
Member Scott Tamashiro (R6) - Cerritos, CA, USA 2015
Member Mario Aleman (R9) - Leon, Nicaragua 2015
MGA Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Ron Jensen (R4) - Rochester, MN, USA 2014-2015
Past Chair Babak Beheshti (R1) - Bethpage, NY, USA 2014-2015 Past Chair2012-2013 Chair
A&A Chair or
Designee MGA Forrest (Don) Wright (R3) - Lexington, KY, USA 2014-2015
Life Members Chair
or Designee MGA Jose Cruz (R10) - Silang, Cavite, Philippines 2014-2015
SAC Chair or
Designee MGA Pablo Herrero (R8) - Neubiberg, Bayern, Germany 2015
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WIE Chair or
Designee MGA Takako Hashimoto (R10) - Chiba, Japan 2015
Young Prof Chair or
Designee MGA Mario Milicevic (R7) - Richmond Hill, ON, Canada 2015
Awards and
Recognition Chair
John Johnson (R4) - Moline, IL, USA 2015
Representative TA TBD – TA Appointment
Representative EA
TBD – EA Appointment
MGA Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Antonio Luque (R8) - Sevilla, Spain 2015
Past Chair Ed Perkins (R6) - Tualatin, OR, USA
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
TA Rep (voting) TBD – TA Appointment
TA Rep (voting) TBD – TA Appointment
Region MD Coordinators – TBD
MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
* N&A Committee members serve a two year term
Position Name Years Served
Chair Ralph Ford (R2) - Erie, PA, USA 2015
Member R1-6 John Vig (R1) - Colts Neck, NJ, USA 2014-2015
Member R1-6 Marc Apter (R2) - Alexandria, VA, USA 2014-2015
Member R1-6 Bill Ratcliff (R3) - Savannah, GA, USA 2014-2015
Member R1-6 Joe Lillie (R5) - Lafayette, LA, USA
2015 Member
2014 Chair
Member R7-10
(Young Prof) Eva Lang (R8) - Passau, Germany 2015-2016
Member R7-10 Marko Delimar (R8) - Zagreb, Croatia 2015-2016
Member R7-10 Janina Mazierska (R10) - Townsville, QLD, Australia 2015-2016
MGA Operations Committee
Position Name Years Served
MGA Chair Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong (R10) – Singapore, Singapore 2015 Chair
Past Chair Ralph Ford (R2) - Erie, PA, USA 2015 Past Chair2013-2014 Chair
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VC-Geographic Unit
Operations Martin Bastiaans (R8) - Mierlo, Netherlands
2015 VC-GUO
2013-2014 R8 Director
Management Francisco Martinez (R9) - Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico 2015
Development Ron Jensen (R4) - Rochester, MN, USA 2014-2015
VC-Strategic Mgmt
& Analysis Toshio Fukuda (R10) - Nagoya, Japan 2015
MGA Treasurer Dane Watson (R5) - Plano, TX, USA 2015
Past MGA Treasurer Don Bramlett (R4) - 2015 Past Chair; 2013-2014 Chair 2015 Past Chair2013-2014 Chair
Region Director R1-6 Bob Parro (R4) - Rockford, IL, USA 2015
Region Director R7-10 Norberto Lerendegui (R9) - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015
Secretary Cecelia Jankowski (Staff) - Piscataway, NJ, USA
MGA Potentials Editorial Board
* Associate Editors serve a three year term
Position Name Years Served
Potentials Editor David Tian (R2) - Cleveland, OH, USA
2014-2015 Editor in Chief
2011-2013 Associate Editor
2009-2010 Student Editor
Associate Editor Lyle Feisel (R2) - Chestertown, MD, USA 2015-2017
Associate Editor Athanasios Kakarountas (R8) - Patras, Greece 2015-2017
Associate Editor Elizabeth Johnston (R6) - Fairbanks, AK, USA
2014-2016 Assoc Editor
2011-2013 Editor in Chief
2009-2010 Assoc Editor
2006-2008 Student Editor
Associate Editor Vaughan Clarkson (R10) - Queensland, Australia 2014-2016
Associate Editor Sachin Seth (R5) - Dallas, TX, USA 2013-2015
Associate Editor Kim Tracy (R4) - Naperville, IL, USA 2013-2015; 2010-2012; 2006-2008
Student Editor Davis George Moye (R3) - Tallahassee, FL, USA 2015
Student Activities
Committee Chair Pablo Herrero (R8) - Neubiberg, Bayern, Germany 2015
MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Toshio Fukuda (R10) - Nagoya, Japan 2015
Past Chair Lawrence Wong (R10) - Singapore, Singapore 2015 Past Chair2013-2014 Chair
Member Maike Luiken (R7) - Sarnia, ON, Canada 2014-2015
Member Deepak Mathur (R10) - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 2014-2015
Member Toshitaka Tsuda (R10) - Tokyo, Japan 2015
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Member Costas Stasopoulos (R8) - Nicosia, Cyprus 2015
Member Sreeraman Rajan (R7) - Kanata, ON, Canada 2015
Member TBD - TA
Secretary Cecelia Jankowski (Staff) - Piscataway, NJ, USA
MGA Student Activities Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Pablo Herrero (R8) - Neubiberg, Bayern, Germany 2015
Past Chair John Paserba (R2) - Warrendale, PA, USA
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
Industrial Rep
Branch Chapter
Representative Enrique Tejera (R9) - Panama, Panama 2014-2015
Member Ruben Barrera-Michel (R9) - Zapopan, JAL, Mexico 2015
Member Basak Yuksel (R8) - Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey 2015
Member Simay Akar (R8) - Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 2015
IEEE Potentials
Editor David Tian (R2) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2014-2015
IEEE Potentials
Student Editor Davis George Moye (R3) - Tallahassee, FL, USA 2015
Young Prof
TAB Representative TBD – TA appointment
Committee Chair TBD – IEEE-USA appointment
Representatives TBD
Regional Student Activities Committee (RSAC) Chairs TBD
Regional Student Representatives (RSR) TBD
MGA vTools Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Wole Akpose (R6) - Portland, OR, USA 2015
Past Chair John Prohodsky (R6) - Salem, OR, USA
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
2012 Member
Member Hidenori Nakazato (R10) - Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 2014-2015
Member Adriaan van Wijngaarden (R1) - New Providence, NJ, USA 2014-2015
Member Michael Fallenstein (R4) - Rochester, MN, USA 2015
Member Ademola Peter Adejokun (R5) - Arlington, TX, USA 2015
Member Gowtham Prasad (R10) - Bangalore, Karnataka, India 2015
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IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
Position Name Years Served
Chair Takako Hashimoto (R10) - Chiba, Japan
2015 Chair
2014 Member
Past Chair Nita Patel (R1) - Bedford, NH, USA
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
Member Jennifer Ng-Ain-Kin (R7) - Nepean, ON, Canada 2015-2017
Member Joyce Mwangama (R8) - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa 2015-2017
Member Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (R5) - Lawrence, KS, USA 2014-2016
Member (Young Professional) Nury Ramirez Cely (R9) - Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico 2013-2015
WIE Affinity Group of the
Year Award Clarissa Loureiro (R9) - Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2015
WIE Student Branch of the
Year Award
Sareh Fotuhi Piraghaj (R10) - Melbourne, VIC,
July 2014 June 2015
TA Representative TBD – TA Appointment
IEEE Young Professionals Committee (GOLD)
Position Name Years Served
Chair Mario Milicevic (R7) - Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
2015 Chair
2014 Member
Past Chair Timothy Wong (R10) - Waterford, WA, Australia
2015 Past Chair
2013-2014 Chair
2011-2012 R10
Member MGA R1-6 Elie Rosen (R1) - Piscataway, NJ, USA 2015
Member MGA - R710 Rafal Sliz (R8) - Oulu, Oulun, Finland
2015 Member
2013-2014 R8
Member MGA - RD
or DE Francis Grosz (R5) - Pearl River, LA, USA 2015
Member TA TBD – TA Appointment
Member TA TBD – TA Appointment
Member TA TBD – TA Appointment
Regions 1-10 Young Professionals Coordinators TBD
39November 2014 IEEE India Info
3D Printing Goes to Space
Zero-gravity Not a Deterrent
3D printing will unleash the next industrial revolution, it is predicted. And it is not going to be confined to
Earth - it is poised to invade the outer space also.
Made in Space, a space manufacturing company from California, has now partnered with NASA’s Marshall
Space Flight Center to launch the first 3D printer into the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014 as part of
demonstration to show the potential of the technology. It is based on the standard principle of extrusion additive
manufacturing that creates objects by adding layers of polymers, ceramics, metals or other materials.
All space missions today are completely dependent on Earth and the launch vehicles that send equipment to
space. The greater the distance from Earth and the longer the duration, the more difficult it will be to carry materials
to space.
“Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death repair on the ISS,” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made
in Space. “Rather than hoping that the necessary parts and tools are on the station already, what if the parts could
be 3D printed when they needed them?” Made in
Space’s customized 3D printer will be the first device to manufacture parts away from planet Earth. The 3D
Printing in Zero-G Experiment will validate the capability of additive manufacturing - the principle behind 3D
printing- in zero-gravity.
Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space, says. “The ability to 3D print parts and tools on demand greatly
increases the reliability and safety of space missions while also dropping the cost by orders of magnitude. The first
printers will start by building test items, such as computer component boards, and will then build a broad range of
parts, such as tools and science equipment.”
3D Printer is currently undergoing certification and is scheduled to be shipped to the ISS on a US commercial
resupply mission next year. The technology demonstration is aimed at confirming tests carried out on a series of
parabolic flights (See Box item) in 2011 under NASA’s
Flight Opportunities Program, which used aerodynamic maneuver to briefly produce conditions of zero
gravity inside a cargo plane.
“As NASA ventures further into space, whether redirecting an a steroid or sending humans to Mars, we’ll
need transformative technology to reduce cargo weight and volume,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said
“In the future, perhaps astronauts will be able to print the
tools or components they need while in space.” The Made in Space and NASA team envision a future where
space missions can be virtually self-sufficient and manufacture most of what they need in space, say, things such as
consumables, common tools, and replacements for lostor broken parts and eventually even such things as CubeSats
(small, deployable satellites).
Both Made in Space and NASA view the space station as the place to initiate the journey of in-space
“Taking advantage of our orbiting national laboratory, we’ll be able to test new manufacturing techniques
that benefit our astronauts and America’s technology development pipeline” says Michael Gazarik, NASA’s
associate administrator for space technology in Washington.
The hardware is scheduled to be certified and ready for launch in 2014 to the International Space Station,
a fully operating National Laboratory where commercial, international, and academic partnerships take place. In
preparation for the 2014 launch, Made in Space tested a diverse array of 3D printing technologies in zero-gravity
in 2011 and is conducting further tests.
“The public has been hearing about what this 3D printing technology can do, but most people haven’t seen a
genuine impact on their lives yet,” said Kemmer. “Space is one of the key places where humanity will see the first
impact of this incredible technology.”
[For details:,,]
IEEE India Info November 201440
IEEE INDICON 2014 organized by IEEE Pune Section will be held at YASHADA, MDC,
Pune, Maharashtra, India from December 11-13, 2014.
INDICON is the most prestigious conference conceptualized by IEEE India Council in the
field of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science
and Engineering, in general.
INDICON 2014 is expected to attract delegates from academia and industry, coming from all over
the country and abroad. The theme of the conference this year is “Emerging trends and innovation in
Technology”. The conference will consist of very high quality technical sessions and tutorials.
We invite you to submit original technical papers for presentation at the conference as well as
publication in the proceedings and in IEEE Xplore.
Topics within the scope of the conference will include, but are not limited to:
• Big data and Data mining
• Cloud and Ubiquitous Computing
• Emerging trends in Engineering
• High Performance Computing
• Information and network security
• Power and Energy
• Software and Database System
The paper submission deadline is June 25, 2014.
For Call for papers, please visit
For more details and contact information, please visit
Rajesh Ingle,
Chair, IEEE Pune Section
General Chair INDICON 2014
41November 2014 IEEE India Info
Editor : N.T. Nair
Publisher : Dr. M. Ponnavaikko
for IEEE India Council
email: Website:
Vol. 9 No. 8 November 2014
For Private Circulation
Artificial Adhesive
Inspiration from Lizards
The capability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces, upside down or vertical, and made of wood,
metal or glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the world.
Now, a team of researchers, from Stanford University in California, led by engineer Mark Cutkosky, has
applied biomimicry concepts learned from geckos or small lizards, who effortlessly climb up any vertical
surface, to the envy of humans. Of course, geckos have one major advantage over humans: their bodies
are small and light, so their natural adhesive just has to be good, not great.
Gecko toes are incredibly sticky because they are covered with groups of long, thin spatula-shaped
structures called setae that increase surface area and amplify weak electrical attractions between the toes
and a surface.
Geckos run up walls and scurry across ceilings with the help of tiny rows of hairs, in thousands, on
their feet. The hairs, known as setae, generate a multitude of weak attractions between molecules on
the two surfaces that add up to a secure foothold. Moreover, making and breaking the bonds that hold
individual setae to a surface is easy.
The Stanford researchers have created hand-grippable pads with geckolike adhesion capabilities using
silicone, plastics, carbon nanotubes, and other materials, which are stronger than gecko toes, as their
synthetic adhesive retains its strength over a larger surface area
The researchers also hope to use the adhesives in manufacturing equipment, making grippers for
manipulating huge solar panels, displays, and other objects without the need for suction power or chemical
glues. The team is now working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create adhesive-equipped
robots that can catch space junk such as defunct satellites.
On the commercialization side, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
in Boston, has cofounded a company to commercialize a bio-inspired surgical adhesive. Karp says the
Stanford researchers will need to show that their system works in less ideal environments. In real world,
a climbing system is liable to be exposed to humidity, rain, pollen, dust, and other contaminants, he notes.
The Stanford group hopes to test the adhesive in especially extreme conditions, as they have done
in a zero-gravity airplane with NASA and found that it still worked.

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