Events - 2019
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Two-week Summer Internship Program on Microcontroller based Embedded System Design
Sponsored by: IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter, Texas Instruments India and Dayananda Sagar University
Supported by: IEEE Bangalore Section
Instructors: Prof. Dhananjay Gadre (Netaji Subhash Technological University), Dr C.P. Ravikumar (Texas Instruments, India), Sarthak Gupta (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and Nidhi Sharma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Date: July 15 - July 25, 2019
Time: 9.00AM to 5.00PM
Venue: Dayananda Sagar University, Koodlu Gate Campus, Bangalore
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Dhananjay V. Gadre (New Delhi, India) completed his M.Engr. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Idaho, USA after his M.Sc. (Electronic Science) from the University of Delhi. Professor Gadre teaches at the Netaji Subhas University of Technology (formerly Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) in the Division of Electronics and Communication Engineering, currently as an Associate Professor. At NSUT, he directs two open access laboratories, namely Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT) and Texas Instruments Centre for Embedded Product Design (TI-CEPD).
CEDT started functioning at NSUT (NSIT at the time) under his guidance in 2003 and till date it has trained more than 5000 students in various activities related to hands-on electronics and system design. TI-CEPD started as a result of an MOU between Texas Instruments India and NSIT in 2012, under his direction. At TI-CEPD, he has been organizing July long, hands-on "Internship Workshops on Embedded System Design" for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and science students, PhD scholars and young faculty since June 2013 and till date 12 such events have been organized benefiting more than 500 participants. Activities in these two labs have resulted in many projects, products, and publications including books as well as mentoring of a few startups. Since January 2018, he has been nominated as an editor of IETE Journal of Education. Also in 2018, he received an invitation to be an adjunct faculty at IIT Jammu.
Since 2016 he has been mentoring schools to acquire an Atal Tinkering Laboratory under a Niti Aayog scheme of the Government of India and to help the selected schools run these laboratories efficiently.
In his professional career of almost 30 years, he taught at the SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi followed by a stint as a scientific officer at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, designing instrumentation for use in astronomy. He has lectured and demonstrated his work extensively across the length and breadth of India and five continents, including at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland on topics related to electronics and embedded systems.
Professor Gadre is the author of several professional articles and six books. One of his books has been translated into Chinese and another one into Greek. His recent book "TinyAVR Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius", published by McGraw Hill International (New York) consists of more than 30 hands-on projects and has been translated into Chinese and Russian. His latest book on TIVA ARM Cortex M4 microcontrollers published by Springer Nature is just hot off the press!
His professional interests include scientific instrumentation, digital systems design and computer architecture, embedded systems and Internet of Things. He is a licensed radio amateur with a call sign VU2NOX since 1986 and hopes to design build and launch an amateur radio satellite in the near future.
C.P. Ravikumar is presently the Director of Technical Talent Development at Texas Instruments, India. Adjunct Professor of IIT Madras Former Professor of IIT Delhi. Author of over 200 research papers and author/editor of over 15 technical books. He has conducted numerous workshops across India, with teaching experience of more than 25 years.
He leads the TI India Technical University which provides learning opportunities to employees of TI India. His earlier roles in TI include Director of University Relations and Senior Technologist (VLSI Test). Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) atControlnet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983).
He has published over 200 papers in leading International conferences and journals. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and was the General Chair of this event for 15 years, from its inception in 1998 to 2011. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 12 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He is the editor of the Journal of VLSI and Electronic System Design and on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, honorary secretary of IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter (2004-current) which he founded, and the honorary secretary of VLSI Society of India (2003-2011).
Sarthak Gupta is currently a master student in Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru pursuing in Electronic Systems Engineering. His research interest includes the implementation of machine learning algorithms in edge computing devices. He has been a part of TI-CEPD at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi and worked extensively on embedded systems and reconfigurable hardware like field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). He has authored the book "Getting Started with Tiva ARM Cortex M4 Microcontrollers" published by Springer Publication. He has expertise in digital and analog IC design, and embedded system design.
He has professional experience of 1.5 years as a design engineer in Texas Instruments, Bengaluru. His work at Texas Instruments primarily involved the design and verification of ARM Cortex M0 plus based microcontrollers, memory controllers and memory test chips. He is currently working on the ultra-low power hardware design of reservoir networks with on-chip online and local learning. He has experience of teaching in embedded systems and deep learning workshops.
Nidhi Sharma is a Graduate Fellow at MIT. She identifies herself as an "Electronics engineer and Entrepreneur", and is highly interested in the commercialization of technology that can help people live better. Nidhi also serves as an Entrepreneurship Coach for the MIT xPro online course. Before joining MIT, she extensively researched at TI-CEPD at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi & founded an ed-tech venture Ukhaad, where she aided hands-on learning in STEM subjects for school and college students using Do-It-Yourself activities and projects.
She previously worked in the semiconductor industry as a chip design engineer and has also advised the Government of India on policy for Swachh Bharat (Clean India) initiative. Nidhi aspires to be a blackbox that can apply her secret sauce and solve any problem she picks up. She believes she stands at the sweet intersection of Courage, Skills & Goodness.
Testimonials: Appreciation about the internship program from past attendees.
Bharath Shankaranarayanan: A graduate student at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), University of Cincinnati, Ohio
I am pursuing my masters studies in VLSI design and Biomedical Microsystems. I participated in the Winter Internship program (2016) on micro-controller based embedded system design organized TI-CEPD at NSIT. The track I had chosen was the MSP430, and this internship invoked in me an in-depth understanding of an embedded design engineering - to design a board from scratch, to debug every step of the process to finally get the board ready, to test various codes on the said designed board and at the middle of it all was MSP430, the perfect MCU for a budding engineer like me. Such an immensely intense experience with ECE geeks like me is what I consider a holiday well spent.
Chirag Nagpal: A doctoral Student in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
I attended this program in one of its first iterations back in 2014 when I was in my first year of undergrad. The program exposed me to electronic circuit design and embedded system programming. Prof Gadre and his group have had a lasting impact on my academic career since then. The workshop was not limited to just the topics described but Prof. Gadre went above and beyond to share his vast experience on electronics and circuit design. As a CS student, the engineering skills I cultivated here have gone a long way in my career and helped me think more pragmatically about challenges around deployment and development.
Prof. Gadre is one of the most enthusiastic academics and I have been fortunate to have him as a mentor. His charismatic teaching style motivated me to blog about my hardware projects and get an Amateur (HAM) Radio license, hobbies I still pursue in Graduate School at CMU. I would strongly recommend this program to students in any field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.