Industry ready in Bangalore

The ties between IEEE Young Professionals and Industry is crucial. In today’s article we highlight the work of IEEE Young Professionals in Bangalore and how they are ensuring that ensuring industry readiness through a series of events run earlier this year.

The A and A of IoT: A Tutorial on Arduino and Android  Organised at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems. The event was organised by IEEE Computer Society (IEEE Bangalore Section), IEEE Young Professionals Bangalore Section and IEEE IoT SIG (IEEE Bangalore Section).

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Every day we see various sensors integrated into product such as a Smartphones, tablets etc. It is only a matter of time before every mechanical machine is coupled with our Smartphone. The A and A of IoT: A Tutorial on Arduino and Android gave an insight wherein people and ʺThingsʺ are connected in an immersively networked computing environment. The past couple of years have seen a heightened interest in the IoT space transcending industry, academia and government.

The day started off by the speaker Gurinder Singh Gill who gave an overview about PCB design aspects, Hardware Design process, Design Considerations, Parts and Tools selection, CAD Design and Layouting, Testing and verifying PCB and Finalizing the Prototype. This was followed up by the speaker Ashish Joglekar who discussed about Mixed Signal Board Design and problems and solutions to EMI considerations. The next session by Mr Gurinder Singh Gill was related to the middleware suite offered by Arduino and Android for building IoT applications. The session deeply stressed on use of arduino boards which links the real world to IoT. An Introduction to Arduino Yun (hardware and software) was provided and then configuring and programming the Yun was taught to us. In the later session by Mr. Vasanth Rajaraman, a working knowledge of these systems and an Introduction to Android, a Open Platform for Mobile Development was provided. We also learnt about the  Development Framework and the Android Architecture. Finally the day was ended by Dr. Prasant Misra, who spoke about the Android for IoT and different Sensors, a mechanism for self-describing devices which forms part of a plug‐n‐play IoT infrastructure that is necessary for interoperability (across platforms from multiple vendors) and successful deployment of large‐scale systems.

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C-DAC Knowledge Park Industry Visit

C-DAC at Bangalore is engaged in carrying out research and delivering solutions and product in area of System Software for PARAM series of super computer. The centre is highly acclaimed as a centre for excellence in the thermatic areas of High Performance and Grid Computing, Cyber security and Cyber Forensic etc. The student members and young professionals had Demo sessions on IoT and Augmented Reality from MARS Lab, along with presentation and visit to Super computer facility conducted by CTSF lab. The student members were explained the necessary and importance of IoT and given a brief introduction about it. They also got an opportunity to visit PARAM PADMA super computer and know its application and its performance in India’s development.  The most interesting bit was session on Augmented Reality with real-time application. The tour was extremely informative and greatly benefitted its attendees and enhanced their knowledge about Super Computer and Recent Technologies.

Industry readiness program 

This 2 day program mainly focused on Aptitude Training and Interview Handling Skills. Students from various parts of North Karnataka, from around 5 different colleges attended this event. aaaa

The first session conducted by Ms. Neena Nair dealt with communication skills, resume building and interview handling. Her session kick started with an ice breaking session which created a gregarious and warm environment. Tricks and knacks on how to crack an interview were taught. Next the students were trained on resume building which gave various ideas on how to polish and refine ones resume. The session seemed to be quite peculiar and interesting for the students as they were able to grasp various things taught by the speaker. At the end of the day, it showed that the students didn’t had any barrier as such with their communication skills.

The second session conducted by Mr. Abhilash Varma dealt with Aptitude training. Topics covered included mathematical thinking and analytical thinking. Various problems on numbers systems, profit and loss, percentages and as well in analytical, verbal and non verbal reasoning were solved. The various shortcuts taught by him to arrive at an answer in less than 10sec were really beneficial. Showing the problems in a pragmatic way made the students to understand them easily. The course material covering most of the topics was distributed. Therefore the students seemed much active during his session and also gave them a solid grip on aptitude.

The speakers were excellent and brilliant in their respective fortes and an overwhelming response from the students was received. The speakers were delighted about the response and cooperation from the crowd. Indeed it was a great platform provided by IEEE to the students, to become well versed with their aptitude and interview handling skills, in order to get placed. And of course, the Non -IEEE members who attended this event are now willing to become an IEEE member. This event was a good example of how Young Professionals can enhance the learning outcomes of students.

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Articles contributed by Nipun Manral

 

Young Professionals, Students and Industry gather in Melbourne, Australia

 

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Students & Young Professionals network with Industry representatives Mr Justin Carline from Mondelez International and Ms. Fiona McGill from NBNCo.

On Wednesday 23rd September, 2015, IEEE Young Professionals, students and industry gathered for an annual networking event hosted by La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

The event provided a fantastic opportunity for students, ieee members of all membership status, academic staff, alumni and industry to renew contacts and expand their own personal networks across the fields of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. Almost 150 attended the night, contributing to a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

The night was sponsored by and industry partner Vert Engineering, the IEEE Victorian Section and La Trobe University, whilst the main Australian engineering governing body, Engineers Australia, proudly supported the event.

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A capacity crowd of nearly 150

One of the key highlights of the night was the insightful and passionate talk provided by the guest speaker, Tim Dunlop. Tim was awarded the 2015 Young Victorian Professional Engineer of the Year and spoke about the challenges and rewards he has faced over his 10 year working career. Tim is currently a project manager and civil engineer and has worked on many high profile oil and gas projects. Throughout his career he has had roles in the design phase, construction phase and even as a project manager. This has enabled Tim to understand all aspects of project delivery at a deeper and more complex level.

Mr Tim Dunlop, Young Professional Engineering of the Year

Mr Tim Dunlop, Young Professional Engineering of the Year

Tim also highlighted his background and discussed his early childhood; being raised in a small regional town. Growing up, Tim always had very big ambitions; ambitions that he continually strives toward to this day. His “can do” and “never give up” attitude has enabled Tim to develop within the industry and make a positive impact with those he works with.

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The night was a fantastic opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals on an array of differing topics. It provided a means of mentoring and allowed for students to mingle with leading industry guests. I particularly enjoyed the casual nature of the event, providing a fun atmosphere for all those who attended.

Others who attended the night were also impressed with the calibre of young prospective engineers in attendance and how ‘in touch’ they were with the current engineering industry and climate. It was certainly a night to remember.

IEEE IMPACT Editor in Chief, Dr. Eddie Custovic believed that the night was a huge success.

What I found most fascinating was to see such a rich multidisciplinary crowd. We had representatives from the civil engineering profession engaging electronics engineers to discuss smart buildings and smart cities. Biomedical engineers were in deep conversation with telecommunication engineers to discuss security measures for patient data. Agricultural scientists were exploring the option of advanced imaging systems for plant phenomics that could ultimately improve crop productivity in hostile terrain. There were also round table discussions around the effective skills transfer from the automotive and aerospace industry to improve margin and productivity in the food sector. In summary, the event exceeded all expectations. I would highly recommend more of these events to help bring professionals from a variety of industries around common goals”

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The IEEE Young Professionals are strong believers in networking events to open new opportunities for students, young professionals, industry and academia.

Article contribution – Michael Gough, Assistant Editor, IEEE IMPACT