6th Edition of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits & Robotics ( 2022 IEEE DISCOVER )

Website Link : https://www.ieee-discover.org/

Organized by IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section at JNN College of Engineering, Shivamogga on 14 & 15, October 2022.

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For any queries you can reach us on discover2022@jnnce.ac.in

National-level hackathon- ‘Hackothsav’

National-level hackathon- ‘Hackothsav’ was inaugurated at Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management, Bantakal on 9 July, 2021. Dr. Sudheendra Koushik, Innovation Director, Volvo Group was the chief guest. In his inaugural address he motivated the participants and urged them to understand problems by identifying the underlying causes before solving them. He suggested for them to utilise the opportunity of Hackothsav to learn from industry experts and peers.

Shri Rathnakumar, Secretary, SSVMET, presided over the function. In his presidential address he applauded the participants and organisers. Prof. Thirumaleshwara Bhat, Principal, SMVITM, addressed the gathering with motivational words. Dr. Vasudeva, IEEE Student Branch Counselor welcomed the gathering and Ms. Navya proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Ashutosh Kumar gave in-depth information about the event. Ms. Chaithra introduced the Chief Guest. Mr. Raunak Choudhary announced the problem statements for the competition. Ms. Aninditha and Ms. Avanti from the CodeTroopers club hosted the event.

The Vice Principal, Deans, HoDs, faculty and staff members, students, evaluators, sponsors and participants were part of the event which was held in online mode and streamed on YouTube. The Hackathon is being jointly organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IEEE Student Branch and CodeTroopers Club. Tetherfi Technologies, Robosoft Technologies, Prueba India Software, IEEE Mangalore Subsection and IEEE CAS chapter sponsored the event.

67 teams with total 281 students participated in the 48-hour event. Total 10 problem statements were given to the teams to work on. 43 evaluators from different companies like SAP Labs, Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Nvidia Graphics, Global Logic, Prueba, Tetherfi, Robosoft, Tech Mahindra, Excelsoft, Differentech Solutions, Mindtree etc. evaluated the project and progress in 4 phases. Mr. Karthik K from Robosoft, Mr. Dinesh Karnik from Prueba India Software, Mr. Rahul Kumar and Mr. Shreeraj Bhat from Tetherfi Technologies participated in Industry Interaction Program and interacted with the participants on current trends in technologies, skill sets expected in industry and other topics.

The two-day virtual National level Hackathon, ‘Hackothsav’ concluded on 11 July, 2021. The valedictory ceremony of Hackothsav was presided over by Parama Poojya Shri Vishwa Vallabha Theertha Shripadaru, President, SSVMET. In his presidential address, Shripadaru explained how enthusiastic people can do wonders by citing a verse “just as the burning of wood kindles fire, as digging the entrails of the earth springs water, so is the spirit of enthusiastic individuals evergreen and nothing is impossible for them”. He encouraged the participants to take further action on their projects in the future. He appreciated the organizing team for making this event a grand one.

Prof. Thirumaleshwara Bhat, Principal, SMVITM, welcomed the gathering. Mr. Siju V Soman, Faculty Coordinator of CodeTroopers Club, presented the Report of ‘Hackothsav’. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms. Kirthi Nayak. Ms. Aninditha and Ms. Avanti were the masters of ceremony of the valedictory event. The Deans, HoDs, faculty and staff members, students, evaluators, sponsors and participants were part of the event which was held in online mode and streamed on YouTube.

Representatives from different sponsor companies- Mr. Karthik K from Robosoft Technologies, Mr. Nishchith Shetty from Tetherfi, Dr. Pushparaj Shetty, Chair, IEEE Mangalore Subsection, Mr. Dinesh Karnik from Prueba India Software Pvt. Ltd and Dr. Nagaraj Bhat, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering announced the runners and winners of different categories.

The prize winners list is as follows:
Winners: (Rs. 16,000/- each)
Canara Engineering College, Mangalore (Business Oriented section),
Amity University, Noida, UP (Societal Impact section)
Runners: (Rs. 12,500/- each)
MIT, Manipal (Business Oriented section),
SMVITM, Bantakal (Societal Impact section)
Consolation prizes: (Rs. 2,000/- each)
SMVITM Bantakal.
RV Institute of Technology and Management, Bengaluru (2 prizes), University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bengaluru,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysore, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Formation of the Manipal Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
We are pleased to advise you of the official approval of the petition to form the Manipal Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter. The approval date is May 17, 2021, and the geo-code is SBC09891E.
Formal notification and the congratulatory letter will be distributed shortly. Please feel free to begin your activities immediately. Thank you in advance for all of the work you will do for IEEE and for the advancement of technology for humanity! If you have any questions regarding your Student Branch Chapter, please contact student-…@ieee.org.

Student Branch inaugural at Srinivas University on 10th October, 2020 – Click here for report

Student Branch inaugural at of P. A. College of Engineering Mangalore on 06th October 2020 – Click here for report

IEEE Communication Society Student Chapter Inaugurated at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal on 19th September 2020 
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WIE AG INAUGURATION at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal  on 6th September 2020. Click here for the report

National Conference on Electronics, Communication & Computing Technology (NCECCT-20), Held at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte on 10th July 2020 – Click here for report

Webinar Series by SAC – Click here for details

Activities by SAC

  • IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series: 14 Webinars from 26-02-2020 to 13-06-2020
  • The first webinar of the IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series for the year 2020 was held on 26 Feb 2020, on the topics “Benefits of Joining IEEE Signal Processing Society” by Dr. K.V.S. Hari – Vice President – Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Fellow of IEEE, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • The second webinar of the IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 07 March 2020, on the topic “Explore the World of IEEE – Join IEEE” by Mr. Keith R Fernandes, SAC Chair, IEEE Mangalore Subsection, Asst Professor, St Joseph Engineering College – Mangaluru. The webinar was on illustrating the benefits of being an IEEE Member to potential new IEEE Members.
  • The third webinar of the IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 12 March 2020 on the topic ” SIGHT and Humanitarian activities”, by Dr. Abhishek Appaji, Chair, SIGHT, Bangalore, Asst Professor, BMSE, Bengaluru. The webinar focused on What is SIGHT, how to form a SIGHT at student branch, how to apply for SIGHT grants and what humanitarian activities would qualify for SIGHT funding.
  • The fourth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 16 March 2020, on the topic “E-Mobility”, by Mr. Ravikiran Annaswamy, CEO, Numocity Technologies, Bangalore and Vice President – Marketing, Membership and Communications, IEEE TEMS. The Webinar was in association with IEEE TEMS India.
  • The fifth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 19 March 2020, on the topic “Take Your Career to the Next Level with IEEE Xplore” by Dr Dhanukumar Pattanashetti, Client Services Manager, IEEE India Operations Center, Bangalore. The webinar focused on how IEEE Xplore can help you determine technical precedent, keeping up-to-date with the latest technical advances which will support them in career advancement, placements, writing papers, start-up ideas, finding project ideas, teaching etc.
  • The Sixth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 20 March 2020, on the topic “Open Source Opportunities for Students and Faculty” by Dr. Mohit P. Tahiliani, Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE, NITK, Surathkal.
  • The seventh webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 23March 2020, on the topic “Prepare for Success” by Ms Vasanta Erraguntla, Technologist, Innovator and Recognised Industry Leader. The webinar was in association with IEEE Bangalore Section.
  • The eight webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 1 April 2020, on the topic “Industry Readiness for Fresh Engineer” by Ms Ragini Randhawa, WIE IEEE executive committee member, Bangalore Section, and the Director at Innovations Unlimited Training Services, Bangalore. This webinar was in association with IEEE Bangalore Section.
  • The ninth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 3 April 2020, on the topic “Tiny-Pan Coin-Weighing Problem” by Prof. Wing-Kai Hon, Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan.
  • The tenth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 6 April 2020, on the topic “My Three Decades Journey with IEEE” by Dr Niranjan U C, Chair, IEEE Mangalore Subsection and Director, R&T, at Manipal Dot Net, Manipal. This webinar was in association with IEEE Bangalore Section.
  • The Eleventh webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held on 11 April 2020 on the topic “Stress Management during Lockdown” by Prof. Shalini Sharma, Head, Dept of counseling, Welfare, Training & Placement, NMAMIT, Nitte, Karkala, Udupi.
  • The Twelfth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held 28 April 2020, on the occasion of IEEE SIGHT DAY on the topic “IEEE SIGHT DAY – Basic Needs, Projects, Challenges, and Sustainability Issues” by Dr. K.V.S.S.S.S.SAIRAM, Professor, E&CE Department, NMAMIT, Nitte, Karkala, Udupi.
  • The thirteenth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held 23 May 2020, on the topic “Introduction and Application of IoT – Where to Start?”, by Mr. Satish Patel – Secretary, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society – Bangalore Chapter and Consultant, IFC. The Webinar was in association with IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Bangalore Section.
  • The Fourteenth webinar of IEEE MSS SAC Webinar Series was held 13 June 2020 on the topic “Open Source Product Development for Experiential Learning” by Prof. Prithviraj Umesh, Assistant Professor, Dept of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, NITK, Surathkal. The webinar was in association with IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE KLEIT Student Branch.

IEEE MSS Distinguished Lecture – Webinar Series: 6 Lecturers

IEEE Mangalore Subsection hosted a week long “IEEE MSS Distinguished Lecture – Webinar Series” from 11 to 16 May 2020.

  1. The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Mandeep Singh, Asst Professor, Dept of E&C, NITK, Surathkal, on the topic “Recent Advances in Nanophotonics” on 11 May 2020.
  2. The second lecture was delivered by Dr. Jagadeesha R Bhat, Assoc Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC, Mangaluru, on the topic “D2D Caching: A New Mobile Computing Paradigm” on 12 May 2020.
  3. The third lecture was delivered by Dr. Sourav Kanti Addya, Asst Professor, Dept of CS&E, NITK, Surathkal, on the topic “Next-generation of Cloud: A system perspective” on 13 May 2020.
  4. The fourth lecture was delivered by Dr.Suresh H Jangamshetti.  Professor, Department of E&EE, Basaveshwar Engineering College (Autonomous), Bagalkot, on the topic “Solar Energy Applications for India” on 14 May 2020.
  5. The fifth lecture was delivered by Dr Prajof Prabhakaran, Asst. Professor, Dept. of EE&E, NITK, Surathkal on the topic “Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles” on 15 May 2020.
  6. The sixth lecture was delivered by Dr Roshan Joy Martis, Professor, Dept. of ECE, VCET, Puttur on the topic “Open Source Resources for Student projects in Physiological Signal Analysis with a Case Example” on 16 May 2020.

Evens of the previous year

WIT Summit – NITK Surathkal

One day summit on Technology trends and Advancements in healthcare on November 17, Saturday  2018 at Canara Engineering College. To view  Click-> Summit flyer <- Click
Women In Technology Summit
The Women In Technology Summit is an initiative to inspire young women across the world to pursue their academic interests and develop a career in science and technology. The WiT Summit aims to advocate women in leadership roles and promote governance and career advancement for women in a STEM profession.
The Women In Technology Summit aims to motivate girls to make changes in their community by lending enthusiasm and inspiration from successful women leaders. WIT Summit is also a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. A place for participants to discover their hidden talents and spark their technical innovations.
The Women in Technology summit will be held in National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal from 21st December to 23rd December 2018.
For details visit:  http://wits.ieee-mangalore.org


2018 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics was held on 13th and 14th August 2018 at Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri. The conference was jointly organized by IEEE Mangalore sub-section and Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri. The primary aim of the two days event is to create an opportunity for the researchers of various Colleges / Universities / Research Organizations / Industries/organizations to exhibit and present their innovation, creativity, and research also to help researcher of the rural areas.

The conference presentation was planned in 5 different tracks.

Track 1: Distributed computing

Track 2: Communication

Track 3: VLSI

Track 4: Electrical and Electronic circuits

Track 5: Robotics

Total 130 papers were received from all over the globe. However, after three rounds of peer review, to maintain the quality of the papers 50 papers were selected for the conference presentation.

Day 1: 13th Aug 2018

The inaugural ceremony of the conference was held on 13th August 2018 at 10 am in the auditorium -3 of MITE campus. Dr. Tulika Mitra from National University Singapore (NSU) was the chief guest of the function. Mr.Rajesh Chowta, Chairman, Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri presided over the function. Dr.G.L.Easwara Prasad, Principal, Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri, welcomed the gathering. Dr.Niranjan N Chiplunkar, Principal NMAMIT and also the conference General Chair briefed about the conference. About 350 delegates and participants have witnessed the inaugural function.  Dr.Venkatraman Bhat rendered the vote of thanks.

Inauguration of the Conference and release of Souvenir

The inaugural function was followed by keynote address by Dr.Tulika Mita about the Topic Internet of Things (IOT) and wireless networks. Immediately after the tea break at 12 noon, Dr.Alok Rastogi from Bhinghamton University, USA has addressed the audience on the topic Non Virtual memory and photovoltaic cells.

Keynote by Dr.Alok Rastogi

In the afternoon session, the presentation was arranged in three different parallel sessions. Total 18 researchers presented their research findings and interacted with the session chairs and delegates.

Evening, sightseeing was arranged for all the delegates and guests by the host institute MITE. The nearby prominent places like 1000 pillar basadi, Jain temple, St.Lawrence church, Athoor, and other places were covered during the visit.

At night, banquet dinner was arranged by the host Institute Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri, for all the delegates, guests, coordinators, and other members.

Day 2:14th Aug 2018

Day 2 session was commenced at 9:30 am with the keynote address by Dr.Takeshi Kumaki from Ritsumeikan University on the topic System On Chips (SOC’s).

After a short tea interval, the second keynote of the day was by Dr.Vishwakumara Kayaragadde, from Saankyha Labs about the topic Dynamic Radio Access Networks and Cognitive Radios.

In the afternoon session, the presentation was arranged in three different parallel sessions. Total 18 researchers presented their research findings and interacted with the session chairs and delegates.

The valedictory function of the conference was held on 14th Aug 2018 at 4 PM in MITE auditorium. Dr.Nagesh Prabhu, Organizing Chair  2018  DISCOVER welcomed and gave a brief report about the two days proceedings of the conference. Dr. Annappa, Chairman, IEEE Mangalore sub-section distributed the “BEST paper award” certificates to the participants from five tracks. Dr. G.L Easwara Prasad  presided the function. Prof. Manjunath rendered the vote of thanks. The 2018 DISCOVER concluded with high tea.

IEEE CS DVP Keynote address at DISCOVER-’18:

Title: Accelerators for the Internet of Things 

          Tulika Mitra


Internet of Things (IoT), an ever-growing network of billions of devices embedded within physical objects, is revolutionizing our daily life.  At present, the IoT devices in the edge are primarily responsible only for collecting and communicating the data to the cloud, whereas the computationally intensive data analytics takes place in the back-end cloud server. However, the data privacy and the connectivity issues—in conjunction with the fast real-time response requirement of certain IoT applications—call for smart edge devices. These devices should be able to support privacy-preserving, time-sensitive computation for machine intelligence on-site and rely on the cloud only for offline data processing away from the critical path. The prevalent general-purpose processors in the edge devices are not equipped with sufficient compute power or energy-efficiency to provide the necessary computational intelligence. In this talk, I will present the design of ultra-low power programmable accelerators that overcome these challenges and speed up computation to realize the edge analytics vision.


Tulika Mitra is a Professor of Computer Science at School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests span various aspects of the design automation of embedded real-time systems with particular emphasis on energy-efficient computing, heterogeneous computing, application-specific processors, and software timing analysis/optimizations. Her research has been recognized by best paper award at FPT 2012 and best paper nominations at DAC (2016, 2012, 2009), DATE 2017, VLSI 2013, CODES+ISSS 2008, FPL 2007, ECRTS 2007, and CASES (2016, 2007). Prof. Mitra is the recipient of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Outstanding Woman Researcher Award 2017 and she is a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society. She currently serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, Senior Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Design & Test Magazine and EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems. She has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in the past and member of the organizing, program committees of several major conferences in embedded systems, real-time systems, and electronic design automation.


​​IEEE CS DVP Expert

Talk at NITK

Title: Mobile Heterogeneous Computing


Mobile heterogeneous computing, materialized in the form of multiprocessor system-on-chips (MPSoC) comprising of various processing elements such as general-purpose cores with differing characteristics, GPUs, DSPs, non-programmable accelerators, and reconfigurable computing, are expected to dominate the current and the future mobile and IoT edge device landscape. The heterogeneity enables a computational kernel with specific requirements to be paired with the processing element(s) ideally suited to perform that computation, leading to substantially improved performance and energy-efficiency. While heterogeneous computing is an attractive proposition in theory, considerable software and hardware support at all levels is essential to fully realize its promises. The hardware needs to be customized for the application at runtime. The system software needs to orchestrate the different on-chip compute resources in a synergistic manner with minimal engagement from the application developers. The current state-of-the-art is inadequate in both dimensions despite tremendous progress and success in designing heterogeneous MPSoCs for mobile devices.  This talk will put the spotlight on mobile heterogeneous computing, especially in the context of popular emerging applications. The talk will introduce the technology trends driving the mobile heterogeneous computing revolution, provide an overview of computationally and performance divergent compute elements, and present efforts at architecture, compiler, and runtime management layers to unleash its potential towards high-performance energy-efficient computing.

Alok Rastogi

Associate Professor; Associate Director of CASP

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alok Rastogi received his BS and MS from Lucknow University in Lucknow, India and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology. He is currently the Associate Director for the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP).

Research Interests

  • Photovoltaic energy conversion materials and devices
  • Thin film earth abundant semiconductors solar cells
  • Organic solar cells and hybrid solar cells
  • Electrochemical supercapacitor materials and devices for energy storage
  • Nanomaterials
  • Low power spintron

Emerging Nonvolatile Computer Memories with Storage: Device Architecture, Operation and Technology Trends
Alok C. Rastogi
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton 13902 USA

The emerging nonvolatile memories (NVMs) offer new hardware opportunities for intensive data-oriented computing. Characterized by large bandwidth for accessing data at low power, the NVMs bridge the vital gap in present-day memory systems for big data storage and analysis. While the SRAM and DRAM have nanosecond access but lose data on powering off, the NVMs have the potential to be a universal memory for fast access, data retention without power with high read/write endurance and scalability with dense integration. The emerging NVMs utilize a wide spectrum of physical variables to display bi-stable states for memory function, much different from current memories which depend on voltage states due to electrical charge. The magneto-resistive NVMs depends on the spin state of electrons, resistive NVMs are based on ion migration or charge-induced resistance change or material phase change and ferroelectric NVMs utilize polarization states. This the presentation will review various NVM technologies with an emphasis on the underlying physical mechanism and operation. The NVM cell designs specific to the memory functionalities for scalable and 3-D integration and related read/write circuits will be briefly examined reflecting on currently available NVM products. Finally, the possible architectures to leverage NVMs in various levels of memory hierarchy for computing will be discussed.

Dr. Takeshi Kumaki, 

Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Ritsumeikan University, Japan.


Recently, mobile devices and the Internet environment are developing and changing rapidly. For instance, Smartphone performs many of the functions of a computer typically having an Internet access and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps.  In this background, we have been able to digitize more and more types of information, like audio and video, rendering them into similar bits.
The Internet provides a worldwide channel of communication.  Thus, the Digital convergence represents several digital technologies which support our lives.  A System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is an important LSI technology for digital convergence and holds all of the necessary hardware and electronic circuitry for a complete system.  Most SoCs today come inside mobile devices like smartphones.  This keynote introduces a massive-parallel memory-embedded SIMD matrix core (MX-core).  The MX-core is a kind of a hardware IP for SoC, which provides a better way of processing several types of multimedia applications.
The MX-core has up to 2,048 two-bit processing elements, which are connected by a flexible switching network, and it supports two-bit 2,048-way bit-serial and word-parallel operation with a single command.
The speaker will show the MX-core architecture, implementation results and processing effects for several multimedia applications.


Takeshi Kumaki received his B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematics,  Faculty of Science, and completed the first half of the M.E. program in Information Mathematics from the National Defense Academy, Kanagawa,  Japan, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.  He received the Ph.D. degree in electric engineering from Hiroshima University,  Hiroshima, Japan, in 2006.  From 2003 to 2004, he was with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Electric  Experimentation Group.  From 2005 to 2009, he was with the Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems (RCNS)  and the Research Institute for Nanodevice and BioSystems (RNBS), Hiroshima  University, Japan, where he has engaged in system design and architecture research.  From 2010 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of VLSI System  Design, Ritsumeikan University (RU), Shiga Japan.  From 2013 to 2015, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer  Engineering, RU.  Since 2016, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, RU.  His research interests include content addressable memory, SIMD processing architecture, and these applications.

Schedule of ‘Tech Day 2018’ to be held at SJEC, Mangalore

Greetings from IEEE Bangalore section, We are very happy to present to you IEEE Tech Day 2018, a conclave of industry veterans in the Technology fields of Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, 5G Technology Standards, Digital Contracts and Blockchain and Cyber Security at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, on Sunday, May 132018, co-located with IEEE Mangalore Sub Section Flagship event – I2CONECCT 2018 – A UG and PG Project Exhibition Cum Competition.

This one day event aims to celebrate the emergence of new technologies, provide a platform for learners and practitioners to discuss emerging trends, issues, scope and applications with demos etc.  The never before  mega event has been planned as a special gift to all Mangalore Technology enthusiasts , isolated by geography , to promote awareness  of the commitment and involvement of IEEE in technology. Say yes to a wonderful opportunity and register. Limited seats – registration strictly on a first come first serve basis.


Innovation Track:   Dr. Sudheendra Koushik – Chair IEEE Bangalore Section,  Founder at Prasu

Talk Abstract: The future of employability as professionals in Industry or as Entrepreneurs depends on the ability to be Innovators.  A look at what this means for careers as Industry professionals and Entrepreneurs, the skills and behaviours necessary to be successful in our endeavours.


Machine Learning And AI track :

Dr. Vivek Rao – Senior IEEE Member, International Author and Teacher, Innovative Engineering Problem Solver.

Talk abstract:   Machine Learning for all” – the talk shall emphasize on what is ML, why it needed,  why has it reborn in 21 century

learning techniques and application of ML – discussion of a case study and shall touch upon pre requisites to take as career or project


Dr. Nagesh Poojary – Head Computer Vision at Continental Automotive, Bangalore.

Talk abstract: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are creating huge possibilities for Autonomous Driving. It enables vehicles/cars to increase the understanding of the environment, evaluate the contextual hurdles while improving the safety norms. AI based systems in automotive sector is expected to increase 109% by 2025, paving the way for driverless cars.


Dr. Niranjan U C – Director Research & Training at Manipal Dot Net, Manipal

Talk abstract: This talk would describe the video analytics algorithms available in the popular Open CV library and how it could be integrated into surveillance Network Video Recorder (NVR). The deep learning methodologies of object detection on GPU with tool DIGITS would be covered.


Internet of Things track:

Dr. Prasant Misra – Scientist at TCS Research and Innovation

Talk abstract: In the Internet of Things, (IoT) paradigm people and “Things” are connected in an immersively networked computing environment, with the connected “Things” providing utility to people/enterprises and their digital shadows, through intelligent social and commercial services. This talk will make an attempt to disaggregate these core problems; and offer a trajectory with a set of design paradigms for a renewed IoT ecosystem.


Cyber Security Track:

Mr. Sanjay A  -Senior Technical Officer at CDAC Bangalore

Talk abstract: Cyber Security and Information Security Education and Awareness: How to protect yourself in the Tech Driven World

Digital Contracts and Block Chain Track:

Mr. Sujan P – Founder Edudemy.org – Angel-VC-Startup Pre-sale ICOsystem and Blockchain Advisor.

Talk abstract: The talk proposes to introduce the concept of Smart Contracts and Block Chain for transactions and data management.


5G track:

Mr Krishna Kumar Jayachandran –Global Delivery Readiness leader – Nokia Siemens Network

Talk abstract:  5G Technology represents a step change from the existing GSM, UMTS, LTE technologies. With the influx of millions of devices to the 5G ecosystem, optimizing mobile networks to maintain the desired Quality of Service would remain a challenge. This session attempts to look at the evolution of 5G network architecture and the potential challenges from an optimization perspective.



8:30 – 9:00 AM                                     Registration                                                                                

9:10 AM                                      Invocation and Inaugural – Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall

                                                      Lighting the lamp                                                                     

9:15 – 9:20 AM                          Welcome                                                                                        Rev. Fr. Wilfred. Prakash . D’ Souza –Director SJEC

9:20 – 9:25 AM                          Brief about IEEE student centric activities Tech Day & I2CONECCT                              Dr. Annappa .B – Chair IEEE MSS

9:25 – 9:55 AM                          Keynote : Innovation and career                                 Dr Sudeendra . Koushik – Chair IEEE BS

9:55 – 10:45 AM                        Video Analytics and  Machine Learning at MDN          Dr. Niranjan.  U.  C.  – Director Research and Training  MDN Manipal

10:45  – 10:55 AM                     Break                                                                                             

10:55 – 11:45 AM

A conservative view of IoT                                                    Dr. Prasant. Misra  – Scientist TCS Research & Innovation

11:45 – 12:35 AM                    Machine Learning for all                                                        Dr. Vivek . Venkobarao  ,  SMIEEE, International Author and Teacher

12: 35 –1:15 PM                      Artificial Intelligence In Autonomous Driving             Dr. Nagesh.  Poojary-  Head of Computer Vision – at Continental Automotives Bengaluru

1:15 – 2:00 PM                         Lunch                                                                                             

2:00   – 2:45 PM                       Cyber Security and Information Security: Education and Awareness                               Mr.  Sanjay. A  –  Senior Technical Officer CDAC

2:45 –3:30 PM                          5G Evolution And Challenges With Network Optimization       Mr.  Krishna Kumar.  Jayachandran –Global Delivery Readiness leader – Nokia Siemens Network Bengaluru

3:30  – 3:40  PM                       Break                                                                                             

3:40  – 4:25 PM                        Smart Contracts & Block Chain for transactions & data management                          Mr.  Sujan  P  – Founder Edudemy.org , Angel Investor and VC- ICO system and Blockchain Advisor.

4:25  – 4:40 PM                        Valedictory for I2CONECCT , Feedback , Felicitation  and Vote of Thanks                                      Mr. Keith.  Fernandes – Branch Councillor  IEEE SB SJEC


Step1 :

Registration FeesRs 199/- for IEEE Members

Rs 299/- for Non IEEE Members

Fill out the payment details – Link for Payment:https://tinyurl.com/sjecpay

(Please mention type of Fees as “IEEE Tech Day” and note down the Transaction ID)

Step 2

Fill out the payment details  using the link for Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/XHCAH18ZIjulJM1H3


  1.      You have to enter the IEEE Student Membership Number while registering, if you have paid a registration fees of Rs 199/-.
  2.      On 13 May 2018, you should produce the IEEE Student Membership Card (or proof) valid for the current year
  3.      Payment gateway charges will be applicable and must be borne by the participant, the registration fees need to be paid only using the online mode any other mode of payment like DD, Cheque, or on spot cash payment will not be entertained.
  4.      The event will begin at 09:00 AM sharp at the said venue.
  5.      Please save the payment transaction ID.

The last date to pay the registration fees and to fill the registration form is 11 May, 2018.

For More information: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-jec/ieee-tech-day/

For queries contact:

Ashwini VR


+91 9480165312

Keith Fernandes

Branch Counselor, IEEE SB SJEC

+91 8050737621

David Saldanha


+91 9742442708

With Best regards

For Organisers

IEEE TechDay 2018


  • *IEEE Mangalore Subsection presents I2CONECCT@ St Joseph Engineering College Student Branch* a project exhibition cum competition for BE and MTech students.
    Venue : *St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore*
    Date : *13 May 2018*

Past Events:

  • Hands-on Introduction to Design & Verification through Verilog – by IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter & Mangalore SubSection at CEC MangaloreIEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter has come forward to help us organise a one day workshop at Canara Engineering College Mangalore on the aforementioned topic. Please read on to find the details. We sincerely hope you and your friends can make time for this event and benefit from the interaction with Prof. Ravikumar a stalwart in his field via this “No Fee workshop”.Details on the workshop:Hands-on Introduction to Design & Verification through Verilog and System VerilogResource person Dr. C.P. Ravikumar (Texas Instruments India)Date: 22 April 2018  | Time: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM | Venue: Seminar Hall / DSP Lab CEC 
  • 2018 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER-2018), August 13-14, 2018, MITE, Moodbidri (Mangalore), India
    In association with IEEE Bengaluru Section—————————————————————————————–Submission deadline: April 18, 2018—————————————————————————————– Call For Papers and ParticipationDear Friends,Greetings from IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section (R0011901). The Sub-Section, in association with IEEE Bengaluru Section is hosting an International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER) with an aim to provide an international platform to the students, professionals, practitioners and eminent researchers from both industry and academia, working in the area of Distributed Computing, VLSI, Verification, Communication Engineering, Electrical Circuits and Robotics. A series of keynote talks, followed by oral and poster presentations have been planned to foster strong networking among the delegates. Accepted and presented papers will be published in conference proceedings.The conference details are available at http://www.ieee-discover.org/. DISCOVER 2018 will be held in the vibrant premises of Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering (MITE), Moodbidri, Mangalore, India. The call for papers is attached with this email. The paper submission is managed through easychair (http://www.easychair.org/). The last date for paper submission is 18th February 2018, and the conference dates are August 13-14, 2018.Please share this information with the concerned departments in your institution and with your friends. If you need further information, please email your queries to ieeediscoverconf@gmail.com————————————————————————————————————————————–Thanks and regards,Publicity Chair, DISCOVER 2018
  • Dear Member,Warm Greetings. This is to invite you for the Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the Sub-Section at which the new Executive Committee (ExeCom) for the year 2018 will be formed and to inform you of the proposed slate for ExeCom 2018.The AGM is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 at NMAMIT  Nitte  in the Sambhram Seminar Hall  at 3:00 PM.Agenda1. Welcome by the Chair person Dr Niranjan  N Chiplunkar2. Minutes of previous AGM   – Vice Chair  Dr Annappa B3. Activity report – Secretary Miss Ashwini V R4. Financial Report – Treasurer Dr. Pushparaj Shetty5. Felicitation of the Past Chair (Prof. Dayanand Surathkal)6. Address by the Chair Person Dr Niranjan N Chiplunkar7. Presentation of the Slate – by Nomination Committee representative8. Approval of the slate / Elections as per norms if there are any contests9. Address by the new Chair person.10. Vote of Thanks by Vice Chair Dr M M Manohar Pai
  • Talk By Prof Rajeev Srivastava (IIT-BHU)

Topic: “Image Processing, Computer Vision and its Medical Applications: A Machine Learning perspective.”

Venue: SMVITM, Bantakal

Date: 10th Nov 2017

  • IEEE Day celebrations:
    Late Dr. K. M. Hebbar Memorial Lecture.  (Invite)
  • One day workshop on “Instilling Research culture among Undergraduates”
    Research and Consultancy wing of MIT, Manipal in association with IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section is organizing a one day workshop on “Instilling Research and Paper Publication Culture to Undergraduates (Technical)“. This workshop is open only to UG students of Computer Science stream and Electrical stream. The workshop aims to encourage budding researchers towards research and innovation. The event includes expert lectures on how to carry out the research systematically, how to write the research papers and to disseminate them in a right publication.
    Kindly go through the attached brochure for more details.
    Schedule: 10 AM to 5 PM, 24th September, 2017
    Venue: New Lecture Hall and Innovation center, M.I.T., Manipal, Udupi District
    Last date for registration: 18th September, 2017


Click here for the Event Brochure (.pdf) 1 MB


Results for “Instilling Research culture among Undergraduates” workshop:

First Place: Boga Vishal (MIT) and Mahima V. Rebello (NITK)

Second Place: Reshma Kalkura and Sindhoora (NMAMIT, NITTE)

Third Place: Gautham Radhakrishna and Joswin VC (NMAMIT, NITTE)

  • DISCOVER 2016
    Update: Conference Proceedings are now available on IEEE Xplore. Click here!The IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section (R0011901), in association with IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Bangalore Section, is hosting an international conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER 2016) and the same has been approved by IEEE.The conference will be held in the vibrant premises of National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, in the coastal region of Mangalore. Being the first international event under IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section, DISCOVER 2016 intends to attract people working in diverse fields: Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, VLSI, Verification, Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Circuits, and Robotics. The conference is designed to create a platform for researchers from academia and industry, practicing engineers, and students. A series of keynote presentations, technical paper and poster presentations are planned to foster vigorous exchange of research findings and ideas among the participants. Accepted and presented papers of DISCOVER 2016 will be published in IEEE Xplore® Digital Library through the IEEE Conference Publications Program (CPP).
  • I2CONNECT 2017

IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section conducted an intercollegiate M.Tech. project competition on 13 th May 2017 at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte.  The event was open for all the colleges coming under the revenue districts of Udupi, Mangalore, Uttara kannada, Shimoga, Coorg and Chickmagalure.

Details of the events:

  • There will be separate categories for circuit and non- circuit branches. In each category 3 cash prizes will be given along with certificates. The 1 st prize will be Rs.5000, second prize will be Rs.3000 and third prize will be Rs.2000 .
  • Each college can send best projects under both category for the competition.
  • Every participating student will be issued a certificate by IEEE Mangalore sub section.
  • The inauguration of the event will be held between 9.30am and 10.15am on 13 th May and soon after that the projects will be evaluated by eminent judges. The prize winners will be awarded the cash prize at 3.30pm on the same day.
  • The participating students must bring all the necessary equipment/software to demonstrate the project with appropriate charts if any. The college can only provide the space, computer (if needed) and power connection for demonstrating the project.
  • It is suggested that the student bring draft report along with power point presentation and the project model.