Supercomputers & E-Science Activities In India
25th October 2018

IEEE WIE (student affinity group- SBA63931), Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore organized a talk ‘supercomputers & e-science activities in India’ on 10th of February, 2018 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm in E-Learning Hall, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore.
The talk was arranged by Dr.K. Deepa, Advisor, IEEE WIE student affinity group, ASE-Bangalore. The speaker Ms. Divya M G is currently working as “Joint Director” at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore. She is working for “GARUDA project” and “National Supercomputing Mission project”. Earlier she was working as Scientist at Core R&D, ITI Ltd Bangalore. She has over 20 years of experience in Telecommunication and Grid Computing. Her education background is B. E, M.S, and MBA. Her areas of interests are Telecommunication, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Grid & Cloud Computing. She has various publications to her credit and has given presentations at national and international conferences. She is IEEE Senior member. She is EXECOM member, IEEE Bangalore section and EXECOM member WIE Bangalore section.
The schedule of the speaker was as below
1.30 pm to 3.00 pm – “Trends in Supercomputers”
3.00 pm to 3.10 pm – Break
3.10 pm to 3.40 pm – “e-Science activities in India”
3.40 to 4.30 pm – Mock interview for 6th sem WiE students

The speaker Ms. Divya M G started with brief introduction of supercomputers and its importance in present technology. She gave a crisp detailed view of supercomputers in different domains. Followed by grid & cloud computing, its applications. The event saw a good participation from students of B.tech. The event gathered 30 members in which 10 were IEEE members.
This session was followed by “e-Science activities in India” were the present projects undertaken in India was highlighted. The entire fields like forecasting the climatic variations, supercomputers in medical field, smart city, smart grids, etc was discussed.
After the session, all the IEEE- WIE members were given a mock interview by Ms. Divya M G, where students were given an exposure to technical interview. Guidelines and tips for attending technical interview were given to the students. The talk & mock interview earned a good response from all the participants who in turn requested us to conduct more programs in future. The importance of IEEE membership was highlighted the same program.