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- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
- Amrita Students Qualify for the European Mars Rover Challenge
The Amrita Spandanam prototype has been unveiled on September 26, 2013, at Amritavarsham60, The 60th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). Following Amma’s instructions, the prototype has been designed so that even India’s poor will be able to avail of its use.
The Minister of State for Planning, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Ashwani Kumar stated in Rajya Sabha that so far no technology system is developed to predict natural calamities in the country. A pilot deployment of a tailored real time wireless sensor network (WSN) is designed and developed by the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for monitoring and detection of heavy rainfall induced landslides only over a selected hill slope of Munnar, Kerala.
Toward the goal of bringing together renowned researchers and practitioners with an interest in humanitarian applications of emerging technologies, we invite you to the first ever – International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief. (ACWR2011) The conference will be held on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, India, from December 18th to 21st 2011.
This conference will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The conference will attract educators, researchers, technologists and students to share their knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning in order to stimulate high quality research work in wireless and related technologies and its specific importance and relevance to providing humanitarian relief.
Amrita’s paper Real-Time Wireless Sensor Network for Landslide Detectionwas awarded a top paper award in the recently concluded conferenceSENSORCOMM 2009 held in Athens, Greece. This Third International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications was co-sponsored by IARIA (International Academy, Research and Industry Association), specifically its Workgroup on Sensors and the IEEE Computer Society, Greece Chapter.
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director, Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Applications received the Runners-Up Award for Rural Innovations from NABARD.Dr. Maneesha received the award from Shri. P. Chidambaram, Honorable Union Finance Minister on October 17, in a ceremony organized at the Municipal Convention Centre in New Delhi, on behalf of the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications.
Sanskar, an interactive Android app, developed by Mr. Rahul Krishnan from the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications under the guidance of Dr. Maneesha Ramesh was shortlisted among the top five finalist applications in the 2012 Create UNAOC Challenge, an international competition for app developers that sought to introduce new avenues for intercultural dialogue.
An Amrita research paper titled Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Heart Attack using Wireless Sensor Networks was awarded the best paper at SENSORCOMM 2010, the 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications.
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