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.


  • Event Information:

    • 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.

       

  • Event Information:

    • Wed
      03
      May
      2017

      A talk on Power Control Games in Wireless Networks by Dr. Anil Kumar (TU Dresden & 5G Labs Germany)

      11:00 amConference Room

      This talk will focus on distributed power control in a cellular network in the presence of strategic users using game theory. Strategic users in a wireless network cannot be assumed to follow the network algorithms blindly. A pricing mechanism is proposed and the optimal prices are obtained to make the users comply with the network objective. Some of the users, which we call malicious users, aim to hurt the performance of other users. Examples of such behavior is jamming where the jammer transmit with higher power in order to create interference to other users. A modified utility model is used to model this malicious behaviour of malicious users. The talk will consider a scenario, in which the network and regular users gather probabilistic information about the presence of jammers by observing the network over a long time period. The regular users modify their actions according to this Bayesian information. Bayesian pricing mechanisms which have power price signals from the network to the users are analyzed and the Bayesian Nash Equilibrium (BNE) points are obtained. The optimal prices are also obtained for the Bayesian case.

      About the speaker

      Anil Kumar obtained his B. Tech from the Government College of Engineering Kannur, Kerala in 2006. In 2010, he obtained his MS by Research, from the Department of Electrical Engineering, at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India under Prof. Srikrishna Bhashyam. During his MS, he did his thesis work for 6 months at Indian Instiute of Science, Bangalore with Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan. Between May 2010 and December 2011, he worked as a research scientist with the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) of Deutsche Telekom in Berlin which is associated with TU Berlin. He obtained his PhD in August 2015, from the Chair of Theoretical Information Technology at Technical University of Munich, Germany, under Prof. Holger Boche. His PhD thesis was titled ‘Resource Allocation and Pricing Mechanisms for Wireless Networks with Malicious Users‘. Now he is a postdoctoral researcher jointly at the Chair of Communication Networks at TU Dresden and 5G Labs Germany.