Events


    • Wed
      11
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. Touch the Sky With Glory:
      The Nation’s Air Power – The Weapon Systems of the IAF, its contemporary technology and our capability to secure the Nation
      Speaker.: Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Rted)

    • Wed
      18
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. The work of three World War Two cartoonists
      Speaker. Mr. E.P. Unny, Chief Political Cartoonist, The Indian Express.

    • Wed
      29
      Mar
      2017
      3:30 pmAuditorium

      Speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla

      About the speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. He worked as a central planning engineer at Larsen and Toubro limited and then as a research assistant at IISc Bangalore. Starting a new chapter of his life, he joined the Dramanon Theatre Company as a creative partner and then later went on to start his own theatre company, The SparkPlug Theatre Company which is more than three and a half years old now.


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    • Mon
      24
      Apr
      2017

      Crosstalk 6. Electronic Warfare during World War II

      5:30 pmConference Room
      Speaker. Dr. Swaroop Sahoo
      Title. Electronic Warfare during World War II
      Abstract. During World War II various countries attained varied level of technological expertise. The technological expertise or readiness covered various fields of science and technology. Some of the fields with lot of research activities, inventions, design and experiments were electronic warfare and navigational technology.
      This talk will give an introduction to various electronic warfare techniques, related hardware inventions and uses. It will also provide an insight into the war doctrines of countries and resultant uses of electronic warfare of 1935-45. This talk will also introduce the basic details of the navigational technology used by guided bombers (for bombing and landing) and first missiles (V1 and V2) of World War 2 years.

       

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    • Wed
      26
      Apr
      2017

      A talk on Coverage Properties of Infrastructure-Based Wireless Networks by Dr. K P Naveen

      1430 Hrs to 1530 HrsConference Room
      Abstract: Dr. K.P. Naveen will introduce infrastructure-based wireless network that comprises two types of nodes, namely, relays and sinks. The relay nodes are used to extend the network coverage by providing multi-hop paths to the sink nodes (that are connected to a wireline infrastructure). Restricting to the one-dimensional case, we aim to characterize the fraction of covered region for given densities of sink and relay nodes. We first compare and contrast our infrastructure-based model with the traditional setting, where a point is said to be covered if it simply lies within the range of some node. Then, drawing an analogy between the connected components of the network and the busy periods of an M/D/\infty queue, and using renewal theoretic arguments we obtain an explicit expression for the average vacancy (which is the complement of coverage). We also compute an upper bound for vacancy by introducing the notion of left-coverage (i.e., coverage by a node from the left). We prove a lower bound by coupling our model with an independent-disk model, where the sinks' coverage regions are independent and identically distributed. Through numerical work, we study the problem of minimizing network deployment cost subject to a constraint on the average vacancy. If time permits I will discuss about the generalization of the above model to a hop-count constrained model; I will also mention about our on-going work on the 2-dimensional setting.

      Bio: Dr. K.P. Naveen received the B.E. degree in ECE from the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum (2005), and Ph.D degree from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2013). Subsequently, he was a post-doctoral fellow with the INFINE team at INRIA Saclay, France. Since Jan. 2016 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, as a DST-INSPIRE faculty. His research interests include modeling and performance analysis of wireless networks, stochastic games and optimal control.