Events - 2008
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Technical Seminar and Discussion on Driving Energy Efficiency in India
PragaTI (TI India University), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society ( Bangalore Chapter) and the IEEE Power & Energy Society, Bangalore Chapter jointly announce a Technical Seminar and Discussion
Speaker: Ajay Mathur, Director General Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Date: Nov 21, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Venue: TR-2, Texas Instruments India Bangalore Campus, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore
The event is open to everyone. If you are coming from an organization other than TI, please intimate us in advance and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event to clear security and be escorted to the venue. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished lecture: IEEE CAS DLP talk - CAS Chapter Bangalore
IEEE circuits and Systems Society Chapter at Bangalore cordially invites you to a distinguished lecture under the DLP by
Speaker: Dr. Hubert Harrer, IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH, Stuttgart, RB 243294
Topic: System packaging and technologies of IBM´s latest system z high end servers
Date: 4th November 2008
Venue: CEDT Conference Hall, I.I.Sc, Bangalore
Abstract: The presentation compares the system packaging and technologies of IBM´s latest system z high end servers. Starting from the z900, the system design change towards a blade-like architecture will be explained. The latest system generation z10 has achieved a doubling of the multiprocessor performance compared to the z9 system by maximizing its CPU configuration in combination with increasing the speed of the interconnections. The heart of a processor node consists always of a multi chip module (MCM) which contains the double core processor chip, the cache chips and the bus adaptors to the memory and the IO chips. This MCM technology is the key for the high bandwidths between processor chips and the cache chips. The glass ceramic module has accomplished this challenge within the 102 layers resulting in a total wiring length of 545m. The increase of bandwidth requirements for the packaging will be compared for the last generations. Also the complex board and card technology of the second level packaging will be discussed.
About the speaker: Dr. Harrer is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) since 2002 working in the IBM Server and Technology Group. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1989 and his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the Technical University of Munich. In 1993 he received a DFG research grant to work at the University of California at Berkeley in the paradigm of Cellular Neural Networks. Since 1994 he has worked for IBM in the Boeblingen Packaging Department. In 1999 he was on international assignment at IBM Poughkeepsie, New York.
Seminar on Lo3: Low-power, Low-cost, Local Voice and Messaging for Rural Regions
PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Bangalore Chapter jointly announce a seminar
Speaker: Prof. Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay)
Date: 26th June, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: F-1, TI Bangalore Office
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to email@example.com, and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the seminar to go through security formalities.
Abstract: Two metrics of prime importance in system design for rural deployment are: system cost and power consumption. In this work, we propose a novel approach for building a local communication system, within a village. Our approach is based on the use of IEEE 802.15.4 as the underlying technology. Although designed for a completely different application space, and although the radio capacity is small, we argue that 802.15.4 is ideally suited to minimize cost as well as power consumption. It is possible to enable a whole suite of useful applications based on voice as well as text. The use of the radio in this non-traditional setting brings up several technical challenges however. This talk articulates the motivation behind this system, and the various research challenges as well.
About the speaker: Bhaskaran Raman received his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in May 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He was a faculty in the CSE department at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India) from June 2003. Since July 2007, he is a faculty at the CSE department at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India). His research interests and expertise are in communication networks, wireless/mobile networks, large-scale Internet-based systems, and Internet middleware services. His current focus and specific interest is in appropriate technology in the domain of communication and computing for rural use.
About the speaker: Bhaskaran Raman received his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in May 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California , Berkeley , in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He was a faculty in the CSE department at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur ( India ) from June 2003. Since July 2007, he is a faculty at the CSE department at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay ( India ). His research interests and expertise are in communication networks, wireless/mobile networks, large-scale Internet-based systems, and Internet middleware services. His current focus and specific interest is in appropriate technology in the domain of communication and computing for rural use.
Seminar on Bluetooth & WLAN Solution Architectures
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Bangalore Chapter, in association with PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
Speaker: Bhartendu Sinha (Texas Instruments)
Date: 24th June 2008
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Venue: TR-1, Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bengaluru, 560093
Those who wish to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 17, 2008 and arrive at least 10 minutes before the seminar begins.
Abstract: Wireless technologies are increasingly become pervasive. Designs from ‘non-wireless’ industries typically do not have adequate wireless technology expertise. Yet these designers are seeing their firms request them to incorporate wireless interfaces in their current and future products. This results in multiple technical challenges for such designers – which they often become aware of too late, i.e. after a new product initiative fails to deliver. This presentation provides guidelines on how to choose solution architectures for two of the most prevalent consumer wireless technologies today – Bluetooth and WLAN. It also advises designers on how to choose wireless technologies and how to leverage appropriate partner networks for the design and manufacture of products with wireless interfaces.
Objectives: To expose designers to the key selection parameters, industry available solutions, and design success factors for incorporating Bluetooth / WLAN into products designs.
Target Audience: Software, hardware and system designers, who are using or planning to use either Bluetooth or WLAN in their product designs.
Seminar on Medical Electronics Solutions – Exciting Opportunities for Collaborative Research
PragaTI (TI India Technical University ) and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Bangalore Chapter, and IEEE EMBs Bangalore Chapter jointly present a seminar
Speaker: Shekar Rao (Worldwide Manager, Medical Electronics Solutions, Texas Instruments, Dallas)
Date: April 21, 2008 (Monday)
Time: 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM
Venue: TR-1, Texas Instruments India , Bagmane Tech Park , CV Raman Nagar
The talk is open to everyone. If you are not from TI, please RSVP to email@example.com and arrive at least 15 minutes earlier.
Abstract: Medical Electronics and Telehealth are both fast growing markets, both in India and world-wide. Technologies such as sensors, digital signal processing, ultra low-power solutions, system-on-chip integration, and wireless sensor networks, will be a key player in this market. Collaboration among companies and universities will be required for making rapid progress in these exciting areas. Shekar Rao will present a summary of some of the exciting projects that are taking place in Universities worldwide and hint at how collaborative research can be carried out in India .
About the speaker: Shekar Rao leads the worldwide strategy for medical electronics and healthcare solutions at Texas Instruments in Dallas , Texas . He possesses over 30 years of worldwide experience in product development, P&L, operations, business strategy, marketing, sales, and consulting within start-up as well as established companies such Texas Instruments, NEC Electronics and LSI Logic. He has a track record in developing and implementing multi-product and multi-market business strategies. Mr. Rao is highly knowledgeable regarding anti-trust issues, intellectual property protection, patents and the promotion of industry-wide interoperability standards and collaborations. He has a deep understanding of issues and opportunities in industries as diverse as semiconductor, life sciences, healthcare, networking hardware, software, IT, knowledge management and workflow automation. Shekar is the Chair IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Dallas Chapter.
Seminar on Semiconductor Roadmaps – How did we get here and where do we go now?
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Bangalore Chapter announces a seminar
Speaker: Larry Sumney (CEO, Semiconductor Research Corporation)
Date: April 15, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 11.00 AM – 12.00 Noon
Venue: CEDT Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Please RSVP to C.P. Ravikumar (ravikumar@ti. com)
[Dr Larry Sumney will be available for a short round-table discussion immediately after the talk. If you wish to take part, let me know – C.P. Ravikumar.]
Abstract: The National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors and the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors together define the general characteristics of semiconductor technology progression for the next 15 years. In this talk, we the applicability of roadmapping to other industries. After a brief historical perspective on the evolution of the roadmaps, the talk will dwell on the conditions that led to the success of the roadmapping technique in the semiconductor area. First, roadmaps must be developed through a consensus of the industry to which they apply, and individual companies must be willing and able to share their knowledge of the technology needs. The participating companies must provide, on a continuing basis, the time and talents of employees in advising, reviewing, and critiquing the technology efforts, and in maintaining the roadmap.
About the speaker: Larry W. Sumney is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). The SRC executes a cooperative research effort in North American universities that is supported by leading global integrated circuit manufacturers and suppliers. He received his B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1962 with honors in Physics, his Master's in Engineering Administration (MEA) from George Washington University (GWU) in 1969 and completed his course work toward the DSc degree in Systems Engineering and Mathematics, also at GWU. Mr. Sumney began his career as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in 1962, later serving as Research Director of the Naval Electronics Systems Command where he defined broad basic research initiatives to support advanced systems needs of the Command. Following that assignment, Mr. Sumney was named, by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, the Director of the Tri Service Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Technology Development Program. He next became a member of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and Engineering where he had overall responsibility for the creation, implementation and management of the Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) Program, the largest technology development program in the Department of Defense.
Seminar on Adaptive Signal Processing & its Applications to Active Noise Cancellation
PragaTI (TI India Technical University ) and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Bangalore Chapter jointly announce a seminar
Speaker: Dr S.V. Narasimhan (NAL, Bangalore)
Date: March 20, 2008
Time: 1.30 PM – 4.00 PM
Venue: TI Bangalore, Bagmane Tech Park , CV Raman Nagar
Please RSVP – ravikumar@ti. com, and arrive at the reception at 1.15 pm. Light snacks will be served.
Seminar on Introduction to Nano Technology and Its applications
PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter announce a seminar
Speaker: Dr. Mini P.Balakrishnan (HOD - Physics, Providence Women's College, Calicut)
Date: 17 March, 2008
Time: 11:00AM- 12:30PM
Venue: TI Bangalore Auditorium
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: This talk will cover an introduction to Nano technology, history and major milestones in the development of Nano technology and touch upon some of the applications like Medical, Solar cells etc.
About the speaker: Dr Thomas is the present HOD of Physics in Providence Women’s College, Calicut . She is the member of the board of studies for Industrial Physics, University of Calicut . She has 25 years of academic experience with Providence Women’s College, is actively involved in the activities of the college and have paid special attention o the intellectual and moral development of the students. Actively involved with activities of the non-linear research group of Calicut University . She has delivered talks in areas of Fractal Geometry, Nonlinear Systems, Stability Analysis of NLD, Smart Materials and Nanotechnology.
Residue Number Systems-Review of Recent work
IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter announces a seminar
Speaker: P.V. Ananda Mohan (Executive Director, ECIL, Bangalore)
Date: March 6, 2008
Time: 3.00 – 4.30 PM
Venue: TI Bangalore Auditorium
Please RSVP to email@example.com and arrive at TI reception by 2.45 pm to be escorted to the room.
Abstract: The advantages of RNS over conventional number systems is that several smaller word length processors can be used to work in parallel to realize signal processing operations as against processing using a single large word length processor.
About the speaker:Dr. Ananda Mohan is a specialist in the area of design and implementation of cryptographic systems for the Indian armed forces. He has designed several systems for securing the voice and data networks using proprietary algorithms which have been productionized at I.T.I. Limited as well Electronics Corporation of India Limited. He is areas of research interest are Analog VLSI design and Residue Number systems, VLSI architectures. He has contributed extensively in these areas and has published over seventy papers in refereed international journals.