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GSSSIETW hosts webinar on satellite and automation

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Mysuru: GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women (GSSSIETW), Mysuru IEEE Student branch and IEEE WIE Affinity Group in association with IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Bangalore Chapter had organised a three-day webinar series on Satellite and Automation recently.

At this time of COVID-19, when all are requested to stay back and maintain social distancing, GSSSIETW took an initiative for the first time to conduct webinar series to enhance knowledge of students and academicians. We are happy to share that, more than 3000 participants were benefitted by this webinar.

Puneet Kumar Mishra, Chair, IEEE Bangalore Section and Secretary, IEEE India Council & Head, Antenna Characterization, Test and Design Section, ISRO, Bengaluru expressed his happiness for this massive response and said that in the history of webinar series organised by IEEE Bengaluru section, this was the only webinar series which attracted more than 3000 participants across the country.

Mishra also expressed his happiness and pride to be associated with GSSSIETW through IEEE.

All the sessions were commenced by welcoming the panel members, resource persons and participants by Dr Parameshachari B D, Prof and Head, GSSSIETW, IEEE Student Branch Counsellor and Convener of this webinar series.

Puneet Kumar Mishra, Chair, IEEE Bangalore Section and Secretary, IEEE India Council & Head, Antenna Characterization, Test and Design Section, ISRO, Bengaluru delivered webinar on “Satellite: Configuration, Design, Assembly and Testing”.

He discussed regarding the satellite physical structure, components mounted on that, and their significance. He also discussed regarding the electrical and mechanical components mounted on the Satellite and environmental factors relying on satellite communication.

He emphasized the importance of IEEE and the role of IEEE in the field of engineering and technology. He mentioned the opportunities provided by IEEE to the Industry persons, academicians and students in publishing the technical research works, IEEE HAC funding to the projects, outreach programs such as IEEE conferences and events, they can communicate with industry through industry engagement programs.

On second day, Prof Silvia Liberata Ullo, Professor in Engg. Department, University of Sannio, Italy and IEEE Senior Member, Italy Section delivered webinar on “Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth Monitoring. Present and Future, and the role of ESA Copernicus mission”.

Professor discussed on one of the application of Satellite i.e remote sensing. She also emphasized on the different uses and applications of Remote sensing satellites, and listed off the different orbits at which satellites are launched depending on the type of satellites. She gave information of different European satellites, and elaborated Copernicus: sentinel satellites, its electromagnetic spectrum and the free tools to access the data using SNAP(sentinel Application platform).

On third day Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala, Director–Data Science, Ericsson Global AI Accelerator (GAIA), Bengaluru & Co-chair, Industry Engagement, IEEE Bangalore Section delivered webinar on “Automation and AI Transformational Journey”.

He emphasised the Objective of AI in the field of automation -To build self healing and self learning systems. He discussed regarding the Automation and its relation with AI, its penetration in the current industries, increase in the percentage of efficiency in servicing the client by means of AI.

He has also described the automation process such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), challenges in data handling, use of image processing in building autonomous car. He has also quoted few points on how to enhance profile and to be industry ready.

Dr Shivakumar M, Principal, GSSSIETW, Mysuru was present as a moderator for this webinar series. He gave concluding remarks for all the sessions.

Dr Raghavendra Prasad S G and Dr Abhishek Appaji M, IEEE Bangalore Section were present as the panelists.

All the session were appreciated by the participants. They expressed that the sessions gave valuable inputs and most of the doubts related to satellite and automation using AI were cleared by the resource persons, according to Dr Parameshachari B D
Professor & Head, Dept. of TCE
IEEE Student Branch Counselor

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