The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was established on 7th October 1996 with seven faculty members. In nearly 15 years, it has grown into one of the major departments in the University, with a team of forty three dedicated, experienced and qualified faculty members. Currently the department is offering an undergraduate programme, B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering. The department offers three master’s level programmes: Master of Computer Applications (M. C. A.), Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Computer Vision and Image Processing. The courses offered by the department have attracted the best engineering aspirants during the admissions under Bharathiar University, Anna University and Amrita University. 

As the nature of Computer Science and Engineering has a never-ending cycle of innovation rooted in it, our focus is on research and thereby increasing the standard of the teaching and learning to gain international importance in research and academics. Looking at the global perspective the department has identified a few thrust areas for research and development. The major focus of research is on Computer Vision and Image Processing, Computational Intelligence and Information Systems, Wireless and Sensor Networks and Information Security. The department is in the phase of setting up specialized labs and research hub to strengthen the research in the identified areas. With nearly 64% of the faculty involved in research programmes, these research facilities has resulted in quality solutions. Our faculty members have published their research work in reputed national and international conferences and journals and have also won best paper awards. 

Our postgraduate students under the guidance faculty members have completed and deployed excellent products in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin. Various collaborative research projects have been taken with other research laboratories and universities. Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Dr. Latha Parameswaran have set up a research lab: Amrita Multidimensional Data Analytics Lab (AMuDA) under the funding of Department of Science and Technology to carry out research in “Indoor Information Representation and Management Systems“. With the support of MHRD, under the A-View project some modules are developed in the area of “Multimedia indexing and data extraction”. Ms. V. Smrithi Rekha, of the department was deputed to the project of MIUR for Young Indian Researchers to carry out a research project in University of L'Aquila, Italy. Also the department faculty members are doing collaborative research with Deakin University, Australia, TCS – TRDDC, AMBE, and AIMS on various areas of research. The department regularly organizes seminars, workshops and conferences both at national and international level. 

The department has always maintained high academic standards and has bagged a number of University ranks. In the very first batch our student Ms. Kripa Krishnan bagged the first rank in Bharathiar University. Our students have won the best student performer award of the Indian Internship Programme 2009 by Infosys, the People’s Choice award at the ICT Geelong Innovation Forum and Global Student Entrepreneur Award 2010, first and Second place in the INSCRIBE – 2011 event conducted by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited and second place in the prestigious ACM Coding Contest 2010. Mr.S. Gowtham of 2007 batch was recognized by the Government of Tamilnadu for his work on Tamil Ambigrams to setup a stall at World Tamil meet Conference 2010 in Coimbatore. The TCS best project award was bagged by our student team every year consecutively from 2008 to 2011 and TCS Best Student Award for 2012. Also our students have won many accolades and brought laurels to the institution. 

Resources

The department of CSE has set up a few labs in order to carry out research in the identfied thrust areas. These labs have facilites to conduct research at all levels. Students from Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are actively involved in this lab to do research. Also research scholars and faculty members guide these students to do research in these labs. We aim at setting up a reseach hub that would eventually become a center of excellence.

Amrita Multi Dimensional Data Analytics (AMuDA) Laboratory

An unknown number of terrorists opened fire and hurled grenades, when a group of 40 Marine commandos entered Hotel Taj Mahal, which was seized during the 2008 Mumbai attack. By the time firing stopped, the gunmen had slipped away into the maze of corridors and passageways. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The Hotel became such a weak link, when no one was able to provide any information to the Marines about the layout of the building. As a result of this, was a three-day hide-and-seek game that resulted in several casualties. Today technology exists that, if properly deployed, could have not only assisted the Marines in their endeavor, but could have also helped forestall such an event from even occurring.

Now the new Amrita Multi Dimensional Data Analytics (AMuDA) Lab at the Coimbatore campus will work to enhance and develop cost-effective technologies that can prevent such disasters from happening.

The lab was inaugurated on November 8, 2012, and is supported with funding received from the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The project will be led by Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Associate Professor; Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Professor and Ms. Smrithi Rekha V., Assistant Professor, all of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

“With the help of sensors inside a building for object tracking and localization, the goal of our project is to create a hierarchical extendible data model for indoor information,” explained Dr. Vidhya.

“An indoor information system should not only allow users to view the layout of a building but should also enable querying for information such as exit ways, paths, location of rooms, etc. It should also be able to identify other entities in the buildings like utilities, objects like tables, shelves, etc.,” she further added.

“Using a spatio-temporal database, the represented data is easily stored and queried. This database can provide information on moving objects which occupy only one position at a time, helping track them,” she elaborated. 4 High end Workstation and 6 High end PCs The new lab will take up research in the areas of Spatio Temporal Data Management, Indoor Geographic Information System (GIS), Testing and Development for Indoor Data, High Dimensional Data Analytics and Multimedia Information Retrieval.

Systems developed can be deployed in many buildings with different applications such as in hospitals to query for patients’ rooms. “The growth in pervasive computing has opened the flood gates for many exciting applications for better health-care, more effective emergency response, energy-efficient building solutions, smart and intelligent infrastructures, and inclusive and accessible education. The foundation for pervasive systems is spatial-temporal databases, and specifically indoor information systems, since many of the applications operate indoors,” concluded Dr. Vidya.

Amrita-Cognizant Innovation Laboratory

This lab was established in the year 2012 with the funding from Cognizant Technology Solutions, India. Amrita-Cognizant Innovation Lab has been setup to do research in the areas of Vision, Medical Image Processing, Machine Learning, Surveillance and Cognitive Networking. The objective of the research is to develop innovative ideas, tools and products for vision and image processing and to provide test beds and develop networking products. The lab mainly focuses to provide a platform for understanding the hardware/ embedded systems. This lab helps the department provide an hands on for the students of Master of Technology in Computer Vision and Image Processing.

Many dozens of graduate students have since completed their research in the lab. In addition, the undergraduate senior year students perform experiments and projects in the lab each year - many of them in collaboration with industry. In terms of infrastructure, the laboratory has two sub units:

  • Computer Vision and Image processing and
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)

The Computer Vision and Image Processing units houses the following category of equipments: Digital Video Evaluation Kit , Robotic Kits, Machine Vision System, Development Board for Image Processing and General Purpose Equipment. The current research projects is in the following domain: Image and Video Annotation system using Data Mining Techniques, Multi-Robot Interaction Model, Video Surveillance system for indoor applications - monitoring human activity and behavior analysis, Video Surveillance system for outdoor application - vehicle tracking, license plate recognition, Gesture Recognition, Document Watermarking, Camera captured document image processing. A few projects have been developed and the papers have been published in reputed conferences and journals from this research team.

A wireless day/night surveillance camera and another wireless pan/tilt surveillance camera will help provide students the tools needed to analyze and build surveillance and tracking based applications. Other image and video processing and acquisition devices like a beagle board, a leopard board, AMD HD6670 graphics card, NVIDIA GT 240 graphics card and a kinect are also included.

Some of their projects now ongoing in the lab include Face Detection Algorithms implemented on the beagle board platform using OpenCV, Hand Gesture Recognition and Movement of Robot implemented on I-Robot using MATLAB and Roomba development toolkit, Optical Character Recognition implemented on NI- Vision system using LabVIEW and finally Motion Tracking in Video implemented on datasets captured from TP-Link IP camera using OpenCV. In the lab, students receive exposure to several industrial and open source hardware kits for networking, image and video processing. Students learn about open source software tools such as Python, OpenCL, OpenCV, VTK / ITK and OpenGL.

The Software Defined radio equipment has been used to develop cognitive radio capabilities to the SDR that will allow radios to find free spectrum, regulate radio power consumption, and tailor the radios operation without user intervention. The projects in the SDR domain inlcudes development of spectrum sensing algorithm, setup of low cost cellular networks and the security in Bluetooth and Wireless Sensor Networks. A Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) for Cognitive Radio Development, a tool for rapid prototyping and deployment of software radios are provided.

Mobile and Wireless Networks Lab

Mobile and Wireless Networks Lab (MWN Lab) is functioning under the department of Computer Science and Engineering of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. MWN Lab caters to the needs of various hardware and software modules for Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Research Scholars of CSE,ECE and EEE departments to carry out their research works in the domain of Mobile and Wireless Networks.

MWN lab is equipped with various Hardware modules like ARDUINO Boards, Scratch Sensor Boards, Single Board Computer based on Mini2440 ARM9 Processor, Hawk Board, Raspberry Pi Board, BlueTooth, ZigBee, Texas CC2500 Wireless Modules, Wi-Fi Modules, GSM/GPRS, GPS Development Boards, LF RFID, HF RFID Development Boards along with Android Based Aakash tablets. 4 PCs, HF-RFID Reader, ARM 9 based Single Board Computer-2, CC2500 , GSM, ZigBee, Bluetooth Modules, Raspberry Pi based SBC TI’s E2430-RF2500 KitA Test Bed integrated with Wired Ethernet, ZigBee, BlueTooth, Wi-Fi, GSM Technologies has been designed and this facility is available for the Researchers to carry out research in the domain of Smart Energy Management.

A few of the on going research projects are:

  • Third Eye – An Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged Person for easy navigation.
  • Smart Energy Management aided by Heterogeneous Wireless Technologies.
  • Provision of Secure and Reliable Wireless Connectivity between Gluco-meter and Insulin Pump.
  • Energy and Context Aware Wireless Sensor Networks.

 

PC Hardware Laboratory

PC Hardware Lab houses Hardware and Software modules for conducting PC Hardware Lab to the I year B.Tech students of all branches as a part of Workshop B (EEE180) and to train MCA and M.Tech students in the PC Hardware Domain. This lab has various hardware modules like Motherboards, CPUs of different slot, socket types, different RAM modules, Hard disks, SMPS, CD /DVD Drives, VGA, AGP, graphics cards, NICs,11 PCs Hard Disk Drive, 10 Nos Mother Board, with different network interfaces, Printing Device Hardware modules along with tools and equipments for troubleshooting and maintaining PCs and other related modules. To train the students to develop interactive applications and to impart them knowledge about interfacing of sensors to read various real time physical parameters, we have added 32 numbers of Arduino boards with Scratch Sensor board. This PC Hardware lab has the facilities to demonstrate the working principles of Serial, Parallel, PS/2 and Ethernet Protocols.

Research

Research Projects

The research at the department aims to take up projects meeting to the needs of the society . The department's research efforts are improved by collaborations with leading research universities and industries around the world. The department currenly focuses on the following major thrust areas for research:

  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Computational Intelligence and Information Systems
  • Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Information Security

AIMS Projects

Faculty memebrs of the department have taken up research projects in collaboration with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, a multi and super speciality hospital in Cochin. The students of the specialized programme M.Tech in Computer Vision and Image Processign have an excellent opportunity to work in these real time projects. Medical Image Processing is the thrust in this research. A few of these projects are given below. These projects are an eye opener to inter disciplinary research.

  1. Dr. R. Karthi, Associate Professor, CSE and Dr. Siby, Neurology Department, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Localization of lesions in Brachial Plexus
  2. Mr. V. Ananthanarayanan Asst. Prof, CSE and Dr. Kumar Menon, Physician Incharge Center for Digital Health, Amrita Institute of B5Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Remote Clinical Monitoring
  3. Ms. Hema P. Menon, Asst. Prof, CSE and Dr. Gopal S. Pillai, Department of Ophthalmology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Retinal Image Profiling for disease analysis
  4. Ms. Hema P. Menon, Asst. Prof, CSE and Dr. Gopal S. Pillai, Deptartment of Ophthalmology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project 3D Reconstruction of Retinal fundus image
  5. Dr. N. Radhika, Associate Professor, CSE and Dr. Kumar Menon, Physician Incharge Center for Digital Health, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Amrita Mobile Telemedicine Disaster Module
  6. Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian is working on the module Searching and Indexing of Video Lectures a MHRD funded project Amrita e-learning team at Amritapuri.
  7. Mr. V. Ananthanarayan collaborates with the Amrita Biomedical engineering department on the project Co-Existence and Information Security for Wireless Personal Medical Devices a module in interfacing the Amrita Insulin pump and glucose meter.
  8. Dr. Latha Parameswaran Professor and Vice Chairperson, CSE and Dr. Shanmuga Sundaram, Professor Nuclear Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Image Tagging -Visible watermarking on PET/CT images stored in png format
  9. Mr. T.Senthil Kumar, Assistant Professor, CSE and Dr. Kumar Menon- Physician Incharge Center For Digital Health, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Human Anatomy ATLAS for educational purpose
  10. Mr. T.Senthil Kumar, Assistant Professor, CSE and Dr Sherif Peter, Head and Neck Department – Plastic reconstructive Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project 3D Modelling for cosmetic surgery
  11. Ms. H. Smith, Assistant Professor, CSE and Dr.Alice Kurien, Dental Informatics – In Charge, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project 3D view of the Tooth Structure
  12. Ms. Hema P Menon, Assistant Professor, CSE and Dr. Anand Kumar, Professor and In Charge - Neurology Department, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi collaborated on the project Structural and Functional ATLAS for Brain MRI
  13. Structural and Functional Atlas for MRI Brain Images
    This work aims at creating a structural and functional atlas for MRI Brain images, which would help to solve clinical problems, faced during the training periods and can also be referred as a data set for medical diagnosis. The existing Atlas of Brain provides only the Structural details, and for the clinicians functional details are more crucial for decision making.

    Magnetic Resonance (MR) images of brain from normal person were used as the data set for formation of the Atlas. All the views of MRI brain images, i.e., axial, sagittal and coronal were considered. These images are subjected to segmentation and labeling, in order to tag the required structural components of the human Brain. These segmented images are stored in a data base with each segment being labelled by the corresponding part name. An interactive and user friendly GUI has been developed which would help the doctors/ clinicians to use the atlas for teaching or for decision making/diagnosis.

  14. 3D Reconstruction of Impacted Canines in Human Jaw

    3D reconstruction is the process of capturing the shape and appearance of real objects. Construction of 3D model of Canine Impacted Human jaw helps in finding the position and orientation of the impacted tooth. This model helps the dentists in doing Canine Impacted Human jaw treatments easily.

    Complicated concepts which are difficult to visualize can be simplified with the help of 3D reconstruction. Thus the doctors can to an extent identify the impacted tooth before starting the treatment. Patients are also in a comfortable state if the dentist is able to locate canines at first attempt instead of doing multiple cuts to make localization. With the help of this technique dental students can make measurement and analysis for learning purpose.

  15. 3D Reconstruction of Facial Structures from 2D Images

    3D-operation planning which makes the preoperative visualization of patient’s postoperative appearance is one of the main applications in reconstructive and cranio-facial surgeries. The current preoperative surgical planning with respect to tissue changes is based mostly on frontal analysis of 2D information sources such as photographs and X-rays. It is necessary to develop automatic guided software for performing cosmetic surgery by the process of simulating three dimensional visualization techniques suitable for the display of complex structures of the facial skeleton and of skull base.

    This work proposes an approach to develop a suitable computer-based three dimensional visualization technique which can construct a three dimensional image from the given set of two-dimensional images. Three dimensional surface reconstruction of cranial anatomy is obtained from CT (Computer Tomographic) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Images) images.

    The surgeon can browse and select a particular section or whole of dicom images from the given dataset using a dicom viewer by which he can check the whole information and data in the images. An iso-surface reconstruction algorithm based on marching cubes is used to develop a 3D model from a collection of 2D dataset of images. The iso-surfaces will be extracted and reconstructed to form a three dimensional model of the human head which will be a 3D volume which can be rotated and viewed from any angle by the surgeon.

  16. 2D Atlas of Human Heart for Educational Purposes

    Human heart anatomy is the study of morphological structures and relationships between morphological structures. Hence such a study when visualized in the form of a two dimensional atlas can hold strong interactive sessions between doctors and medical students. Atlas is a visualization technique developed for understanding the morphological structures of a human body. Interacting directly with morphological structures contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of them in spatial relation to their surroundings.

    The purpose of this project is to develop new interactive system, where the system provides a 2D atlas of the human heart in detail. Image segmentation is done to segment different parts of the morphological structures while performing structure analysis in the system.

  17. Localization of Lesions in Brachial Plexus

    The brachial plexus is formed by the union of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical ventral rami and the first thoracic ventral ramus. The brachial plexus is a very important structure and can be injured through various types of trauma. The size and complexity of brachial plexus shows that neither single Nerve Conduction Study nor muscle assessable by Needle Electrode Examination is capable of evaluating it in its entirety. This projects aims at identifying the location of lesion in the brachial plexus.

  18. Remote Clinical Monitoring  

    In dynamic healthcare environments, caregivers, patients, and equipment are constantly moving. To be productive, caregivers need the ability to reach each other and securely access information and services from wherever they happen to be. For today’s mobile caregivers, the workspace can be anywhere—the point of care, hospital corridor, or at home. And yet, nurses and doctors typically can only access information from the nursing station or physician’s office, using a stationary computer with network access. Constantly going back and forth to these network connection points erodes productivity, causes fatigue, and can delay care.

    In this project, we were able to develop a sensor based system which can communicate at regular intervals via a normal mobile phone to another phone through the existing GSM network. At the client side, we have a temperature sensor which is connected to the PIC microcontroller which in turn is connected to the phone through an RS232 converter. This device continuously monitors the patient and sends the body temperature values to the server side mobile at the hospital. This mobile is connected to our SMS server. The data received periodically is stored in a DB and can be interpreted from time to time into graphs and other pictorial representation.

    Next phase is a network application which is installed in the hospital. Each doctor will be allotted separate login id and password. He/She can login to our system anywhere from the hospital. In case of any undesirable variations, the doctor will be informed through this messenger system. The doctor has to login into his account to make the messenger active. At any point, if the doctor is not online then an alert is sent to his mobile. This product also has a web application using which the doctor can monitor the patient even while he is travelling. For testing purpose, we used only Temperature sensor. It has provisions to interface seven more sensors to monitor various critical parameters of a patient.​

Books

  1. ​Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Embedded Systems (International Edition), New academic science, London. 225 Pages, 35 Pounds, I S B N: 978-1-78183-002-4, Year of Publication: 2013.
  2. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Digital Electronics, Scientific International, 300 Pages, 325 INR, ISBN: 978-93-81714-53-9,Year of Publication: 2013.
  3. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, LULU international(3 continent sale), 150 Pages, 25 Pounds, ISBN: 9781304318084, Year of Publication: 2013.
  4. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Object Oriented Programming with C++ Scientific International, 200 Pages, 225 INR ISBN: 9789381714461, Year of Publication: 2012.
  5. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: An Analysis of Microcontrollers Scientific International, 225 Pages, 250 INR ISBN: 978-93- 81714-29-4, Year of Publication: 2012.
  6. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: An analysis of attrition in Indian educational institutions, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 90 Pages, 60$ ISBN: 978-3-8454-0368-7, Year of Publication: 2013.
  7. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: C Simpler S, Chand Publishing, 200 Pages, 225, INR ISBN: 81-219-4121-0, Year of Publication: 2012.
  8. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany 70, Pages, 45 $ ISBN: 978-3659171727, Year of Publication: 2012.
  9. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Speed control of synchronous motor using FPGA Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany 70 Pages, 45 $ ISBN: 978-3659226229, Year of Publication: 2012.
  10. Shriram K Vasudevan Title of the book: Design of Adaptive Cruise Controller: With Stop & Go Scenarios, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 100 Pages, 50$ISBN: 978-3659239717, Year of Publication: 2012.
  11. Shriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Facile Synthesis of Tubular Nanostructures and their Applications, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 110 Pages, 50$, ISBN: 978-3659236365, Year of Publication: 2012.
  12. hriram K Vasudevan, Title of the book: Antimicrobial activities of Metallic Nanoparticles Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany 100 Pages, 50$,ISBN: 978-3659300073, Year of Publication: 2012.
  13. C. K. Shyamala, N. Harini and Dr. T. R. Padmanabhan.,Cryptography And Security, Wiley India Pvt Ltd(ISBN No: 9788126522859), 2011 (Book)
  14. Malavolta I., Muccini H., Smrithi Rekha V., Supporting Architectural Design Decisions Evolution Through Model Driven Engineering, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 6968 LNCS, pp. 63-77, 2011 (Book Chapter)
  15. G. Jeyakumar and C. Shunmuga Velayutham., Empirical Measurements on the Convergence Nature of Differential Evolution Variants, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS-131), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 472-480, N.Meghanathan et al. (Eds.), 2011
  16. Gireesh Kumar T. K., J. Poornaselvan, Sattvik Sharma, Gulshan Kumar and Sreevathsan R.,Tracking of Nose Tip: An Alternative to Mouse, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 6411, Springer Verlag, Germany 2011 (Book Chapter)
  17. C. K. Shyamala, N. Harini, Dr. T. R. Padmanabhan., Cryptography and Security, Wiley India Pvt Ltd., ISBN No: 9788126522859.
  18. G. Jeyakumar and C. Shunmuga Velayutham had contributed the following reviewed book chapters :
    • A Comparative Study on Theoretical and Empirical Evolution of Population Variance of Differential Evolution Variants, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS-6457) Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010, pp. 75-79, K.Deb et al. (Eds), 2010.
    • Empirical Study on Migration Topologies and Migration Policies for Island Based Distributed Differential Evolution Variants, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS-6466), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 29-37, B.K.Panigrahi et al. (Eds.), 2010.
    • Analyzing the Explorative Power of Differential Evolution Variants on Different Classes of Problems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS-6466), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 95-102, B.K.Panigrahi et al. (Eds.), 2010.
  19. Prashant R. Nair, Venkitswamy Raju, S. P. Anbu Udayashankar., Overview of Information Technology Tools for Supply Chain Management, CSI Communications, December, 2009, Vol 33, No: 9, pp 20‐27.
  20. Latha Parameswaran, K. Anbumani., A Content‐Based Watermarking Scheme For Image Authentication Using Discrete Wavelet Transform Inter‐Coefficient Relations, Chapter in the book Techniques and Applications for Advanced Information Privacy and Security: Emerging Organizational,Ethical and Human Issues,IGI Global publishers, 2009, Volume No. Page No. 173‐187.

 

Book Chapters

  1. S.Padmavathi, C.Rajalakshmi and K.P.Soman, Texel Identification Using K-Means Clustering Method, Book: Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 167, Advances in Computer Science, Engineering and Applications; David C. Wyld, Jan Zizka, Dhinaharan Nagamalai (Editors) ISBN 978-3-642-30110-0, pp 285-294, Springer 2012.
  2. S.Padmavathi, R.Aarthi and K.P.Soman, Image Restoration using knowledge from the image, Book: Advances in Intelligent systems and Computing 177, Advances in Computing and Information Technology, Natarajan Meghanathan, Dhinaharan Nagamalai, Nabendu Chaki (Editors), ISBN 978-3-642-31551-0, pp 19-25, Springer 2012.
  3. Aarthi R., Arun Kumar C and S. Padmavathi, A survey of different stages for monitoring traffic rule violation, Book: Global Trends in Information Systems and Software Applications, Editors: Krishna, P. Venkata; Babu, M. Rajasekhara; Ariwa, Ezendu, SBN 978-3-642-29215-6, CCIS 270, Springer 2012 (Book Chapter).
  4. Rajathilagam B. and M. Rangarajan, “Feature extraction using G-Lets”, SIPP, LNICST, Springer, 2013 Dr. T.R. Padmanabhan (Professor Emeritus – IT, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore), C.K. Shyamala and N. Harini, “Cryptography and Security”, Wiley India 2011 (Book).
  5. Prashant R.Nair, “Benefits of Information Technology Applications for Supply Chain Management: An Explorative study of progressive Indian companies”, Edited Book “Enterprise Information Systems and Implementing IT Infrastructures: Challenges and Issues”, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA. Chapter 21; ISBN 13: 9781615206254.

 

Students Club

We strongly believe that a student at Amrita should be a performer in all dimensions. In addition to the curriculum there are ample opportunities for the students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. They also have opportunites to conduct events both at University level and inter-collegiate level. The department has a few clubs under which the students are encouraged to exhibit their skills, hone inter personal skills and organizing capabilities.

Association of Students of Computer Science for Information Interchange (ASCII)

The Association of Students of Computer Science for Information Interchange (ASCII) is the technical association of the CSE Department. It was established in the year 1997. It started with 195 (students) members both student and faculty in 1997. It is an union of the undergarduate students (B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering), post garduate students (MCA, M.Tech -Computer Vision and Image processing and M.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering) and faculty members. The association helps the students enrich their life by hosting both technical and social events. The technical events includes but not limited to group discussions, technical demos, seminars, industry workshops, programming and gaming contests. The social events include conducting workshops and weekend classes for school students, fresher welcome, farewells and much more.

The senior postgraduate students regularly conduct orientation programme for the fresheres every year. The ASCII sponsors regular social events and orientation programs for new students, as well as a number of academic services like setting up laboratories, speaker invitation, and so on. The association has instiutued the best outgoing undergraduate and postgraduate student award and the best projects and thesis award for the outgoing students.

The Alumni students continue to contribute to this forum by guiding their juniors on academics, placement and career. This association provides the space to develop their leadership skills, expose and share their technical skills. Overall, the forum provides a tight bond amongst themselves and with the department.

Programmes Organized by the Association during last five years

  • One day National level tech festival– Sankhya ’08 on 18th October 2008. Jointly organized by ASCII and Anantam Club (Dept. of Mathematics). Sponsored by BSNL, Ceronet, IETE and Dhanalakshmi Bank.
  • FDP on PC hardware workshop on 9th and 10th July 2009
  • One day Workshop on Technology for social welfare is conducted on 09/10/2009
  • Cerebral wars 2009 A technical symposium conducted on 12/10/09
  • Workshop on Linux, Java and Networking for I year B.Tech CSE students from 5th Apr. To 9th Apr. 2010 (Sponsored by IETE-CBE)
  • 5 days workshop on multimedia for the CSE students - October 2010
  • Cerebral wars 2011 A technical symposium conducted on Nov 4, 2011
  • Two days Workshop on Application Development for Andriod Platform using Aakash-II 17th and 18th November, 2012
  • One day hands on workshop in Embedded software development on beagle board and leopard board held on Nov 18, 2012
  • Cerebral wars 2013: A technical symposium conducted on 03/05/2013
  • Two days Workshop on “Recent Technologies with Programming” conducted on 19th and 20th of July 2013.
  • One day Workshop on “Hadoop” conducted on August 7, 2013.
  • Workshop on “Photoshop” conducted on 12/08/13 and 13/08/13

Students Awards Instituted:

  • Jayavel Memorial Award and Prakash Memorial Award to recognize the best students of MCA
  • Academic Excellence Award and Overall Performance Award to recognize the best students of B.Tech
  • M.Tech and MCA Best Project Awards

 

FOSS CLUB – “BE OPEN”

Free and Open Source software (FOSS) are those software that are liberally licensed to grant users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers). It can include both the system software as well as the application software. System Software include- GNU/Linux, Apache Web Server, BSD etc. and Application Software include OpenOffice, Gimp, TeX and LaTeX typesetting systems etc.

Some benefits offered by FOSS tools are:

  • Developers can modify the code and adapt it to their personal needs.
  • FOSS tools have a lot of online support as many tools are developed by a community of developers over the Internet. Hence, the bug fixing is also very quick.
  • FOSS tools are of high societal relevance because of their freeness and openness.
  • FOSS tools provide a lot of scope for innovation as the source code is available for modification
  • FOSS tools provide the necessary support for entrepreneurs who want to start off with less capital

FOSS Society at Amrita

Free and Open Source Society at AMRITA was inaugurated by Dr S. Srinivasan, Project Scientist, National Resource center for Free / Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) on 1.9.2008 at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. He discussed about the Development and Deployment of various FOSS Tools, Technologies, Products, Architectures and Solutions in various application domains. The FOSS activities are coordinated by Mr. V. Adinarayanan, Asst Professor, IT Department , Mr. D.Venkataraman Asst Professor, CSE Department and Ms V.Smrithi Rekha Lecturer, CSE department. 

Amrita FOSS Club Activities

The FOSS club of Amrita has been very active club. A brief overview of its activities conducted by the students and the faculty coordinators are as follows:

  • Workshop on Migration from Windows to Linux
    Two-day workshop, to help students migrate from windows to Linux, was organized from October 20 to October 21, 2008. The primary focus of the workshop was on the basics of Linux operating system, in particular, Ubuntu 8.10. The workshop included the installation of Ubuntu on Virtual machine. It also included a brief overview of the Free and Open source software in general. The participants were also familiarized with the FOSS equivalent of the commonly used proprietary software.
  • Install Fest
    A one-day “Install Fest” to install various Free and Open Source Operating System in the students’ laptops was organized on March 21, 2009. Students were shown a live demo of the installation of various Free and Open source Operating System like, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, Solaris, Red Hat, etc. The coordinators assisted the students to install the operating systems of the student's choice in their laptops.
  • Training towards RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) Certification
    Fifteen days training for RHCE certification was conducted from May 11, 2009 to May 20, 2009. The first two module of the Red Hat Certification, i.e., Red Hat Linux Essentials and Red Hat Linux System Administration were covered during the training. The faculty members of CSE and IT department took seminars on different topics, like file system management, shell scripting, security, network configuration, etc. A demo exam, based on the pattern of RHCE exam, was also conducted at the end of the training to help students take up the exam on their own. A good number of students took RHCE certification exam immediately after the training and were certified.
  • Workshop on Technology for Social Work
    A one-day workshop was conducted by FOSS CLUB and MSW department of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore for the students and faculty members of MSW (Masters in social Work) in August 2009 to explain them the relevance of Free and Open Source software in social work. Participants were shown a short demo about the various FOSS software like Sahana used for societal benefit.
  • Workshop on Shell Scripting
    A two-day workshop was organized to introduce shell scripting. The basics followed by advanced shell scripting were covered. The students were also familiarized with the command line and to execute a program in Linux shell. Some basics of web development were also introduced.
  • Workshop on Scientific Computing using Python
    A one-day workshop was conducted on January 25, 2010 to familiarize the students with the Python programming language and its applications. The first session of the workshop covered the basics of the Python programming and its applications. The students were enthusiastic to know the ease with which programs can be written and executed. The second session covered the scientific computing using Python where applications like biotechnology, electronics and image processing were discussed.
  • FOSS Project Competition
    ASCII and FOSS organized a project competition for the members of ASCII., using Free and Open source software for societal benefit.
    • G. Ashish, Manojkumar Reddy and Abishek Guntur won Second prize in the FOSS Project
    • V. Adithya, M. Deepak Raja, K. Srijith won Second Prize and Cash Award Rs.500/-, FOSS Project titled “Electricity Bill Payment System”.
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in coordination with FOSS Club of Amrita conducted a FOSS workshop on Oct 10 - Oct 12 & Oct 19, 2011 sponsored by ASCII and IETE. The main focus of the workshop is to introduce Open source platform and help them to learn FOSS related tools to develop Open Source projects. The workshop also helped student on, how to use IRC and Netiquette. Around 350 students from various departments of Amrita took part in the workshop.

 

Tech{know}logy Club

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology” , said John Tudor. Nevertheless this has proved to be true always over the past and will be in the future. Technology is so much fun, but the probability of drowning in it is high. Amrita was not an exception. The feel of this craze crept into the students of Amrita and led to the launch of the Microsoft campus club in Amrita school of Engineering, Coimbatore on 26th March 2008 as TECH{KNOW}LOGY club. The club was initiated by the Microsoft Student Partners and has 500 members. It is hoped that the students would benefit immensely viz. understand and learn the importance of teamwork, team spirit and have fun doing projects. They would have the access to the MSDNAA - Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance, the Microsoft official portal for downloading and learning more on Microsoft technologies. The MSDNAA was established along with the launch of the club, in 2008.

The major objectives of the club are:

  • Create a technical awareness among students; Improve the quality of students through learning.
  • Make them capable individuals ready to explore beyond the horizon.
  • Instill in them an inquisitive learning nature.

Since its inception, the club has conducted many technical events on emerging technologies, such as sessions on Microsoft Visual studio 2008, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Robotic studio etc conducted by the club had over 60 student attendees.

Events conducted by Microsoft Club 

  • Aadharsh Kannan of (2007-11) batch attended a Seminar on “Windows Azure” organized by Microsoft Corporation, Hyderabad held on 1st May 2010.
  • Chitra Paavai, Nivetha.c, Shanmuga Priya.s got certification in Android Development Network Simulation from Vellore Institute Of Technology on December 8-9, 2011
  • Subash Reddy got certification in Microsoft Exam (.net) on January 22, 2012
  • Microsoft Technical Associate Training and Certification programme was conducted in the year 2012 and the corresponding exam was conducted on 21st and 22nd January 2012.
  • Microsoft Technical Associate Level Certification exam was conducted in the campus by Microsoft on January 22, 2012. 320 students had registered for the exam in various streams like .Net Fundamentals, Database Administration Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals. The Microsoft Student Partners and the Faculty members of the Computer Science Department trained the students along with the trainers from EduKinect, Hyderabad. The training period was from January 19-21, 2012. 280 students passed out of 320 registered, which was the highest pass percentage among the universities who conducted the exams in the last two years.
  • Events like Ethical Hacking, Technical Quiz and Photoshop were conducted 19-04-12 during Induction Programme.
  • Events were organized as part of Teacher’s day celebrations on 5th October 2012.
  • The executive club conducted a technical quiz and a hacking contest on November 9-10, 2012 with over 200 students participating in it.
  • Mrinal Purohit Y won best app prize by Microsoft and also won best project demonstration award at Aicwic. He is the Kurukshetra Student Ambassador and Yappon Student Leader.
  • National wide “Appfest 2013” on 26th February 2013 on behalf of Tech{know}logy club as per request from Microsoft corporation, India.
  • Microsoft TechEd 2013 was coordinated by the Microsoft Student partners with the Coimbatore user group which was held in LeMeridien, Coimbatore on Febrauary 2013.
  • Mukesh Shankar G D, Ieee Linux Workshop and Microsoft Techvista -2013, Certificate.

Amrita Tech{know}logy Club [Odd Semester (July-December 2013)]

The odd semester of the academic year 2013-14 was an eventful one for the club. We conducted 4 events, including the induction ceremony for the freshers. 
Event 1: Programming in Python

  • Organisers: Madhusudhan, Sarup Banskota, Aravind Subramanian, Raghav Seshadri
  • Total no. of participants: 90-100
  • Agenda:The audience comprised of second years and they were taught Python programming from scratch. They were taught about the language’s syntax, keywords, data structures, functions, files, OOP,etc.
  • Venue: IT Lab 2 and IT Lab 5

 

Event 2: Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of September all over the world.

  • Organisers: Madhusudhan, Sarup Banskota, Aravind Subramanian, Romil Kumar Vasani, Abhishek Ahuja, Manjush V.
  • Total no. of participants: 50
  • Date and Time: September 21, 2013. 9 AM-3 PM
  • Agenda:The audience comprised of first, second and third years. The agenda of the event was to spread awareness about free software and users' freedom as peoples' privacy and human rights are highly relevant subjects in the world today. The aim was to speak about the philosophy of free software and give the participants a tour of GNU/Linux based operating systems. Interested participants were also assisted in installing GNIU/Linux based operating systems of their choice on their computers.
  • Venue: IT Lab 3

Event 3: Induction Ceremony

  • Organisers: Madhusudhan, Sarup Banskota, Aravind Subramanian, Romil Kumar Vasani, Vundemodalu Manjush, Raghav Seshadri, Neeraj Rajesh
  • Total no. of participants: 300
  • Date and Time: October 24, 2013. 4.30 PM-6 PM
  • Agenda: The audience comprised of first and second years. This was a ceremony to induct the freshers and second years into the club (the second years didn’t have the induction in their first year). The guest speaker for the event was Prof. V.Adinarayanan. He delivered a talk on how the club can help people network and get people to collaborate and work on projects. He also stressed the importance of coding and how it can help people’s careers. He also talked a bit about FOSS. The students were given an insight into how the club works and what goes on at the club. The students got acquainted with their seniors who run the club (us third years). Sarup and Aravind talked about contribution to open source projects. In the end, we had a panel discussion on the topic “Open Source Software in Education”. The panel consisted of the organisers. The event came to a close with some networking and new made contacts for the freshers.
  • Venue: Amriteshwari Hall

Event 4: Google Summer of Code meetup

  • Organisers: Madhusudhan, Sarup Banskota, Aravind Subramanian, Romil Kumar Vasani, Vundemodalu Manjush, Archit Khullar
  • Total no. of participants: 50
  • Date and Time: November 9, 2013. 9 AM-1 PM
  • Agenda: The agenda of the event was to introduce the students to “Google Summer of Code” and give the students a rough idea as to how are they supposed to apply to GSoC and how to contribute to open source projects in general. The participants were taught how to use Github and version control by helping them set it up on their laptops and they were given an idea of the terminologies involved and a hands-on experience. The students were taught general IRC and mailing-list etiquettes and were encouraged to follow the etiquettes strongly.
  • Venue: Seminar Hall, Academic Block-3

Computer Society of India (CSI) STUDENT BRANCH

Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Branch - Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore has an active student branch which has been in existence since 2006. The student chapter periodically conducts various technical activities like quizzes, conferences, symposia, workshops, programming and networking contests for the benefit of its members. It has also launched a rural computing initiative along with the ACM chapter and NSS units. 

The faculty counselors for the CSI Student branch are Ms. A. Visalakshi and Mr. Arun Kumar C. The activities are monitored by the patrons, Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT and Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Secretary of Computer Society of India (CSI) Coimbatore chapter.

ACM CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student branch at Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore was very active through out the year, conducting various technical activities for the benefit of various members. Only 25 engineering colleges in India can boast of having an ACM chapter. Various technical activities organized include:

  • Technical Computer Science Quiz on 10th and 14th October, 2009. 60 teams participated in this event, which was inaugurated by Prof. K. Gangadharan and organized by Ms. Hema Priya L.
  • One-day workshop on Web Designing on 25th October, 2009. 75 members participated in this event, which was inaugurated by Prof. K. Gangadharan and organized by Ms. Hema Priya L.

IEEE CHAPTER

IEEE Chapter at AMRITA School of Engineering, Coimbatore launched by Berkeley Dean. A student branch of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA at Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore was launched by Dr. Shankar Sastry, Dean of University of California, Berkeley on 11th August, 2009. Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita University presided over the event. Himself an IEEE fellow, Dr. Sastry is one of the highest ranked Indian academicians in USA, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. The Berkeley's school of engineering, that he heads, is ranked first among top all engineering colleges worldwide, having produced over 20 Nobel laureates.

Prof. K. Gangadharan, IEEE Student Branch Counselor and Chairman-IT, presented the IEEE scroll to Dr. Sastry who unveiled it and presented it to Dr. Bharat Jayaraman, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. M.P. Chandrasekharan, Dean-Engineering of ASE Coimbatore and Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman - IT was also present.

About this IEEE chapter, Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT of ASE Coimbatore, remarked, "AMRITA University is leading the activities of international and national professional bodies like ACM, IETE and CSI for this part of the country. Infact we are planning to conduct an ACM India Student Convention for the first time in India. With the launch of the IEEE chapter, we hope to provide leadership for this prestigious standards body also." The IEEE student chapter is driven by the department of Information Technology.

Professional Bodies

COMPUTER SOCIETY OF INDIA {CSI} STUDENT CHAPTER

The CSI student branch organizes several events like IT related lectures, seminars, interactions with luminaries from the industry, competitions for the students. Our CSI student chapter was adjudged as the best CSI student chapter in India for three consecutive years: 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. This is a spectacular achievement considering the fact that there are over 600 CSI chapters in various colleges and universities in India. The award was conferred in recognition of various technical and societal activities organized by the student chapter including expert lectures, seminars, technical workshops, short term training programs and inter-college symposia.

The various events organized by the CSI student branch includes

  • The 29th National Student Convention (NSC) of Computer Society of India (CSI) was held at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore on 15 and 16 March, 2013. The theme of this convention was “Information Technology Led Inclusive Growth”. This convention was organized by the CSI Coimbatore chapter along with the CSI student branch of AMRITA. More than 500 students from 50 colleges from all parts of the country participated in this convention, which consisted of 9 events like paper presentation, software coding, poster design, mathematical & logical quiz, programming in 2D, technical quiz, C/C++ Virtuoso, best manager and web design contest

  • The CSI student branch of AMRITA organized a motivational conference for school children titled, Vikasa on 11 January, 2013. This blossoming technologist’s conference was exclusively for school children of classes 8-12. Around 300 school children participated in Vikasa, out of which 200 were from rural schools and 50% of them were girl students. The events included pep talks, multimedia design workshop, Arduino board workshop and contests. Also working projects models in the theme “Scientific Solutions for Energy, Water and Environment Protection“, were showcased by the schools.

  • A special motivational lecture on “Empowering the Nation through YOU” on 4 March, 2013 in association with the Lions Club of Pollachi, IEEE and ACM student Chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. Prof.K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT delivered the Presidential address

  • The CSI student branch of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore organized a seminar on Cyber Security Management by Prof.Harjinder Singh Lillie, Warwick Manufacturing Group of University of Warwick, UK on 28 November, 2012.

  • The CSI and IETE student chapters of organized a training programme on embedded system, Mbed NXP LPC 1768 on 27 and 28 October, 2012.


  • An expert lecture on “Computer Science and Engineering Research” was conducted on 16 August, 2012 by Prof. Huzur Saran, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT presided over the lecture. This was organized along with IEEE and ACM student chapters.

  • Dr. Masahiro Fujita, VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC), University of Tokyo, Japan conducted an expert lecture on “Synthesis and verification of SoC designs” on 2nd August, 2012

  • The CSI Student Branch of Amrita organized an expert lecture on “Modeling and Design of 3D Imager IC” on 22 September, 2012 by Dr. Vijayaraghavan Viswanathan, who completed his Ph.D from Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France.

  • An expert lecture by Dr. Manish Shrilalker on “Recent Trends in Computer Vision Technologies” was conducted on 16 March, 2013. Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman – IT presided over the lecture.

  • A month long symposium, “COGITO” was conducted from 12 September to 14 October, 2011. More than 1200 students including CSI,IETE Student Forum members participated in the various events of the symposium like
    • Technical Quiz
    • Programming and Debugging
    • General Quiz
    • Web page designing
    • Ethical Hacking
    • As Zap Marketing event
    • Treasure Hunt
    • Gaming

  • Dr. T.R. Padmanabhan, Former Dean-Engineering of AMRITA and Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman -IT, AMRITA distributed prizes worth Rs. 30,000/- to the winners on 14 October, 2011. The symposium was organized by Mrs. B. Rajathilagam and Ms. R.R. Sathiya, CSI SBC of AMRITA

  • Meet the CEO Programme organized by the CSI Student Branch on 16 February, 2012 had sessions handled by Dr. N.Saravanan, CEO, Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies and Mr. R. Venugopal,VicePresident, Robert Bosch

  • The CSI Student branch of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore conducted contest TECHLOGI on the 20th of October, 2011 .

  • The 29th National Student Convention (NSC) of Computer Society of India (CSI) was conducted on 15 and 16 March, 2013. The theme of this convention was “Information Technology Led Inclusive Growth”. More than 50 research papers were presented with special tracks on National Cyber Security challenges & Usage of IT for solving societal and humanitarian challenges with papers like universal registration card, brain fingerprinting, computer vision based sign language, aquatic robots, home energy management systems, Treatment for Hepatocellular carcinoma etc.

  • A workshop on “Open Sources for Computer Vision and Image processing” was organized from 29 September, 2011 to 12 October, 2011

  • A one-day In-house Orientation Program on “Employability and Soft Skills” was organized on 4th November 2011. The resource persons were Dr.Vishal Talwar, Professor, School of Management, London School of Economics (LSE) and Mr. C Ballav Sahoo, CEO of VictoryMind Educare, Chennai.

  • Code Crusade competition was organised on 24 and 25 January, 2011

  • Intra-university symposium, “TITANIQ 2010” was conducted during the month of March 2010

  • A 10-day multimedia workshop was organised in September, 2010

  • Mr. Satish Babu, Vice-President elect of CSI and President, InApp Technologies, Technopark, Trivandrum inaugurated the CSI Regional Student Convention (RSC) for Region 7 organized by the Computer Society of India (CSI) Coimbatore chapter at Amrita University, Coimbatore on 17 February, 2011.

  • A motivational talk by Mr. T.S. Rangarajan, Principal consultant of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), “How to become industry ready?” was organized on 4 September, 2010.

  • A motivational talk by Mr. H.R. Mohan, Chairman, Division 4, CSI, “Importance of professional bodies” was organized on 29 October, 2010

  • Meet the CEO programme was organized by CSI student chapter on 9 February, 2011. Mr. Vijay Ratna Pache, MD, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions gave the talk on topic: “Expectations from engineering graduates”

  • CSI student chapter organized a “Meet the CEO” programme on 9 February 2011. Dr. Madhusudanan Atre, President, Applied Materials delivered a talk on the topic: “Importance of Core Engineering”

  • An expert seminar on “Global Challenges in Software” was organized on 12 August, 2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, University of Texas, Dallas, USA. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof. K.Gangadharan, Chairman- Department of IT

  • Expert Seminar on “IEEE 802 standards” was organized on 28th February, 2012. The seminar was taken by Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman – IT, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

  • A one-day seminar on “Research Issues in Image processing” was conducted on 18 November, 2011. 50 participants attended the workshop which was inaugurated by Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT. The expert resource person was Dr. M. M.Roomi, Coordinator, Image Processing Special Interest Group (SIG) of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.

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ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY {ACM} STUDENT CHAPTER

ACM- A student branch of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was inaugurated on 8 January, 2009 by Dr. Raghav Rao, Professor of Information Systems, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Various events organized by the ACM student branch include

  • A workshop on “A Byte of Python” was organized on 19, 20 and 21 April, 2012.

  • The CSI, IEEE and ACM student chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore along with the IETE Coimbatore centre conducted a month long symposium, "COGITO" from 12 September to 14 October, 2011. More than 1200 students participated in the various events

  • Coder's creed, a programming contest was conducted on 24th October, 2011 by the ACM Student chapter of Amrita school of engineering, Ettimadai. The event had over 30 participants.

  • A One day workshop on Cloud Computing was organized on 26th April 2012.

  • A Debugging Workshop and debugging contest was organized by ACM Student chapter from 16th April 2012 to 18th April 2012. 20 teams comprising of 2 each participated in the contest.

  • The IEEE, ACM and CSI student chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore organized a one-day seminar on “Global Challenges in Software” on 12 August, 2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, University of Texas, Dallas, USA. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof. K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT and organized by Mrs. K.R.Bindu, Faculty Counselor of ACM, Amrita and Mr. C. Arunkumar.

  • The workshop 'How "net" works' organized by the ACM Student chapter Amrita, on 25th April 2012.

  • Code Crusade by IEEE, ACM and CSI chapters was organized on 24 and 25 January, 2011 by Varun Darbari and Padmalatha R under the guidance of Mrs. K.R. Bindu, Student Counselor of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. The competition used the tool. SPOJ, the Sphere Online Judge for the evaluation.

  • The ACM student chapter conducted an intra-university Techfest, INFORMATICA'10 from 15 to 18 February, 2010. The various events included
    • Code arena (coding contest)
    • Web craft (Web designing contest)
    • Ping Quest( Technical Quiz)
    • Hackfest (Ethical Hacking contest)
    • Treasure Hunt

  • Intra-university symposium, “TITANIQ 2010” was conducted during the month of March 2010.

  • A 10-day multimedia workshop was organised in September, 2010.

  • Technical Computer Science Quiz was conducted on 10th and 14th October, 2009.

  • One-day workshop on Web Designing was conducted on 25th October, 2009

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INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS {IEEE} STUDENT CHAPTER

IEEE Amrita, Coimbatore chapter was established on 10th December, 2007 inaugurated by Dr. T.R.Padmanabhan, Prof.Emeritus, I.T Department, Former Dean Amrita School of Engineering. The IEEE student chapter help students to access the research papers found on the IEEE database. It works to spread awareness among the students about latest technologies, that concern their respective fields, by conducting workshops and seminars which give them the necessary information. The students are encouraged to participate in various competitions and research competitions where they can improve on their skills and discover their interests in specific fields.

Mission

  • Propagate the importance and usefulness of IEEE in an engineer’s life and help them in becoming a part of IEEE.

  • Expose students to the current research work and try to influence their projects based on the same.

  • Use IEEE’s collaboration with MSDNAA (Microsoft Software Development Network Academic Alliance) through which students can access developer software which can help them in their projects.

  • Inspire students to work on a specific area of their interest and be able to develop new innovative technology which will help in the betterment of mankind.

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The IEEE student chapter actively organizes various events at the institution and has won several accolades for its performance.

  • IEEE All India Student Congress (AISC) 2013 was held from 3rd to 6th October, 2013 at AMRITA University, Coimbatore. Concurrent events included IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Power & Energy Society Student Congresses, which was held on 6 October, 2013. 330 IEEE student members from 80 premier colleges and universities across India attended the proceedings.

 

 

  • IEEE student branch organized a special lecture on “Empowering the Nation through YOU”. The event was held on 4 March, 2013 in association with the Lions Club of Pollachi, CSI and ACM student Chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • IEEE student branch organized a special lecture on “Women – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” on 7 March, 2013 in association with the Lions Club of Pollachi, CSI and ACM student Chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  • IEEE student branch organized a prestigious talk by Ms Jenniffer McIntyre, US Consul General, US Embassy, Chennai on “Higher Education Opportunities in the USA” on 1st March 2012 in association with the Centre for Corporate and International Relations of Amrita School of Engineering,Coimbatore
  • A one-day In-house Orientation Program on “Employability and Soft Skills” was held on 4th November 2011.
  • A month long symposium, “COGITO” was conducted from 12 September to 14 October, 2011.
  • IEEE student branch organized the 24 hour IEEE Extreme Programming contest for its members in October 2011. . The contest was proctored by Prof .K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT and IEEE Sponsor and Mr. C.Arunkumar, Student Branch Counselor of IEEE, Amrita.
  • Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore IEEE student branch won the award from the IEEE Madras Section for organizing the maximum number of events in the year 2011.
  • Code Crusade competition was organised on 24 and 25 January, 2011.
  • One day Workshop on “Network Security” was conducted on May 4th, 2012.
  • IEEE student branch organized the 24 hour IEEE Extreme Programming contest for its members.
  • The website of the IEEE student branch of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, http://www.amrita.edu/ieeecbe won third prize in the IEEE Region 10 Website Competitions.
  • A two day workshop on Distributed Computing and a hands-on session on Hadoop was held on 30th and 31st October 2012.
  • A workshop on “A Byte of Python” organized by the ACM and IEEE student branches on 19, 20 and 21 April, 2012.
  • One-day seminar on “Perspectives on Visual Effects (VFX) and Computer Animation industry” on 4 January, 2011.
  • A Workshop on Python was organized by student Mr. Kracekumar, , Department of IT. The event was conducted on 3 and 4 March, 2011.
  • A one-day workshop on “Research Issues in Image processing” on 18 November, 2011 was organized by IEEE student branch. 50 participants attended the workshop which was inaugurated by Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT. The resource person was Dr. Dr. M. M.Roomi, Coordinator, Image Processing Special Interest Group (SIG) of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. Dr. T.R. Padmanabhan, Professor Emeritus also addressed the gathering.
  • An interaction meeting with Mr H.R. Mohan, Chairman, IEEE Computer Society, Madras Section was organized on 29 October, 2010.
  • A workshop, enlightening the students about ‘Windows Azure’ and ‘Windows Phone7’ was conducted on 22nd September, 2010.
  • A seminar on “Server Virtualization” by Mr. Manoj Parmeswaran, the Vice President of Velan Infosystems, Coimbatore was organized on 3 September, 2010.
  • Intra-university symposium, “TITANIQ 2010” was conducted during the month of March 2010.

ACM Chapter

Activities

Faculty Development Programs(FDP) Conducted

  1. Faculty Development Programme on Problem Solving and Paradigms was conducted on 9th July 2012. Session was handled by Dr.Vidhya Balasubramanian, Associate Professor.

  2. Faculty Development Programme on Computer Language Engineering was conducted from 10th July 2012 and 11th July 2012. Session handled by: Mrs. K. Nalinadevi, Asst. Professor

  3. G. R. Ramya, Asst. Professor attended Faculty Development Programme on ORACLE 10g on September 19, 2009 organized by KGiSL-IIM, Coimbatore.

  4. V.Ananthanarayanan, and Dr. N. Radhika, Asst. Professor organized Faculty Development Programme on PC Hardware workshop from July 9 - 10, 2009

  5. Faculty Development Program on Computer Language Engineering during 10-11, July 2012.

  6. Faculty Development Program on Problem Solving and Paradigms was conducted on 9th July 2012.

Workshops and Seminars Conducted:

  • A Workshop On Recent Technologies With Programming,Organised by ASCII ,Date:19.07.2013 – 20.07.2013,1. Introduced new technologies and tools which are needed for the project.2 Focused on the importance of using these technologies in research and software development.3. Insight into application where these technologies can be incorporated,No of Participants - 70.

  • Two-Week ISTE Workshop on Database Management Systems during May 21 -31, 2013.

  • IEEE program during March 31 –April 02, 2013.

  • The third edition of the National Workshop on Computer Vision and Image Processing was held during 15-16, March 2013. This highly anticipated workshop was held at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Viswha Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, as a two day program, organized by the faculty members of Computer Science and Engineering. This workshop was initially planned to accommodate 60-75 participants. Due to the over whelming response to the program from researchers and PG students working in this thrust area we had to accommodate more participants. There were 120 participants comprising of faculty members, researchers and students. These sessions gave the participants an experience of working with complex medical images in a much simpler manner.

  • A national level workshop on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing during March 15–16, 2013.

  • A two day CSI National Student Convention during March 15 - 16, 2013.

  • Amrita international conference on women in computing (AICWIC) was hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita was co-sponsored by ACM-W and ThoughtWorks. The main conference theme centered on Emerging Trends in Computing. The organizing chair for the conference was Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Professor, Vice Chairperson, CSE Department. Dr. Rebecca was addressing delegates during the inauguration of the second edition of the International Conference on Women in Computing organized in the Coimbatore campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, during January 9-11, 2013. The other delegates were
    • Prof. Hema A. Murthy from IIT Madras.
    • Ms. Jyothi Mahpsekar, President, Stree Mukti Sanghatana
    • Dr. Mala Ramanathan, Professor at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum
    • Dr. Ranjini Parthasarathi, Professor at Anna University
    • Dr. Saraswati, Post-Doctoral Scientist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
    Post the inauguration, an expert panel discussed the unique role that women have in society and how the society can help unleash the feminine potential. On the first day of the conference, women research scholars presented their work in the field of computing, while the second and third days also revolved around college and school students respectively. On the second day, distinguished speakers addressed college students who were in attendance. Not only computing, they also highlighted ways to use technology in the areas of energy, water and environment.
    A quiz competition, a hands-on workshop on Open Virtualization by IBM, another on Android Application Development was other highlights of Day 2. On the final day, school children from Coimbatore schools came to the Amrita campus for a day-long immersion in the field of computing and science and technology. Here too, the emphasis was on technological solutions for energy, water and environment. Hundreds of students from PSG Public School; Govt. School, Kuniyamuthur; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Mathampatti and Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya joined students of Amrita Vidyalayams in Ettimadai, Palakkad and Tirupur for the unique experience.

  • A two day workshop on Problem Solving and Programming Paradigms was conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on 23st January 2013 and 25th January 2013. The workshop was conducted as a part of the ACM-ICPC training initiatives of the department. The goal of the workshop was to introduce students to problem solving principles and develop good programming logic. Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Associate Professor, CSE, N. Harini, Assistant Professor, CSE and Ms. K. Nalinadevi, Assistant Professor, CSE served as resource personnel for this workshop

  • A two day workshop on Problem Solving and Programming Paradigms during 23 -25, January 2013

  • A National Workshop on Computer Vision and Image Processing Techniques (NWCVIPT’ 13) during January 15-16, 2013.

  • A two day program on International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) during December 12 - 13, 2012.

  • Hands-on workshop on Android System during 17-18, November 2012.

  • MoWorkshop to commemorate the Birthday of Mozilla during 9- 11, November 2012

  • Dept. of CSE- ASCII conducted a hands-on workshop on Android system development from 17th November 2012 to 18th November 2012. Basics of Android Project Working with User Interface, Android NDK, C/C++ modules, and UI components were discussed.

  • One Day Hands on Workshop on Embedded Software Development on Beagle Board and Leopard Board on 8 November 2012.

  • The workshop 'How "net" works' organized by the ACM Student chapter Amrita, on 25th April 2012.

  • A workshop on “A Byte of Python” was organized by the ACM and IEEE student branches on 19, 20 and 21 April, 2012.

  • IEEE student branch organized a one day Workshop on “Network Security” on May 4th, 2012.

  • A two-day hands-on train the trainer program on Embedded Software Development on Beagle Bone Platform by Texas Instruments during September 14 -15, 2012.

  • Department of CSE organized a seminar on ‘Advanced Image Segmentation Techniques’, in association with ASCII, on 12th October 2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. K. A Narayanankutty, Professor, Dept. of ECE, Amrita School Of Engineering. Around 30 participants including faculty / research scholars and MTech students working in Image Processing and related areas attended the seminar. The seminar covered topics on segmentation of images, with emphasis on SNAKE models and Graph based segmentation techniques.

  • Dr.N.Radhika, Associate professor, Department of Computer science and Engineering, Organized workshop along with the Fossee and open source team --- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on Linux and Phyton. 77 students participated on Linux and 26 students participated on Python workshop.

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in coordination with FOSS Club of Amrita conducted a FOSS workshop on Oct 10 - Oct 12 & Oct 19, 2011 sponsored by ASCII and IETE. The main focus of the workshop is to introduce Open source platform and help them to learn FOSS related tools to develop Open Source projects. The workshop also helped student on, how to use IRC and Netiquette. Around 350 students from various departments of Amrita took part in the workshop.

  • The AMRITA CSI student branch organized a workshop on “Open Sources for Computer Vision and Image processing” from 29 September, 2011 to 12 October, 2011.

  • Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore IEEE student branch organized a one day seminar on “Data Privacy-Challenges and Opportunities” on 28th July, 2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Sachin Lodha, Research scientist from Tata Research Development and Design Centre, a research unit of Tata Consultancy Services. The workshop was mentored by Prof. K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT & Dr.M.Sethumadhavan – Centre Head – TIFAC CORE for Cyber Security and organized by Mr. C.Arunkumar.

  • CSI student branch organized an expert lecture by Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Former Principal Consultant, RSA Security, “Domain Name System (DNS) and its vulnerabilities” on 14 August, 2011.

  • CSI student branch organized an expert lecture by Mr. Kandasamy Munaisamy, Director, Symantec, “Cyber Forensics” on 13 August, 2011.

  • An expert lecture by Mr. Manoj Parameswaran, Vice-President, Velan Info services, Coimbatore, “Server Virtualization” was organized by CSI student branch on 3 September, 2011.

  • mrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore IEEE student branch in association with ACM, CSI Student Chapter, Amrita and IETE Coimbatore Centre organized a one day Workshop on “Soft Computing” on 21st September, 2011. The workshop was conducted by Dr. S.Ramakrishnan, Professor and Head – Department of IT, Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT and organized by Mrs. S. Padmavathi, Assistant Professor – IT and Mr. C.Arunkumar, Student Branch Counsellor of IEEE, Amrita.

  • Workshop on Shell Scripting & Simple Terminal Application Creation was conducted on 21 and 22 February, 2011. The event was organized by Ganesh Kumar and Vathul Saran of Department of IT.

  • Workshop on Python on 3 and 4 March, 2011 was organized by Mr. Kracekumar, Final B.Tech , Department of IT

  • One-day seminar on “Perspectives on Visual Effects (VFX) and Computer Animation industry” on 4 January, 2011 by Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Animation expert, Walt Disney Animation Studios was organized by Mr. Arun Kumar, IEEE Student branch counselor of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

  •     The IEEE, ACM and CSI student chapters of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore organized a one-day seminar on “Global Challenges in Software” on 12 August, 2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, University of Texas, Dallas, USA. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof. K.Gangadharan, Chairman-IT and organized by Mrs. K.R.Bindu, Faculty Counselor of ACM, Amrita and Mr. C. Arunkumar.

  • Code Crusade competition was organised on 24 and 25 January, 2011.
  • The department of CSE organized a Seminar on ‘Open Source tool for Image Processing - MeVis Lab’ on 29-Oct-2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Kumar Rajamani, Research Engineer, GE, Bangalore. Attendees were M. Tech CVIP students, faculty and researchers working in the domain image processing. MeVisLab represents a platform for image processing research and development with a focus on medical imaging. It allows fast integration and testing of new algorithms and the development of application prototypes that can be used in clinical environments. MeVisLab includes advanced medical imaging modules for segmentation, registration, volumetry, and quantitative morphological and functional analysis. Several clinical prototypes have been realized on the basis of MeVisLab, including software assistants for neuro-imaging, dynamic image analysis, surgery planning, and vessel analysis. The implementation of MeVisLab makes use of a number of well known third-party libraries and technologies, most importantly the application framework Qt, the visualization and interaction toolkit Open Inventor, the scripting language Python, and the graphics standard OpenGL.

  • The department of CSE organized a Workshop on ‘Open Source Tools for Image Analysis’, on 31-Oct-2011 & 1-Nov-2011. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Kumar Rajamani, Research Engineer, GE, Bangalore. Faculty and research scholars working in the area of image processing attended the workshop. The workshop focused on image processing open source tools VTK and ITK using Python environment. The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is an open-source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing and visualization. VTK consists of a C++ class library and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. Kitware, whose team created and continues to extend the toolkit, offers professional support and consulting services for VTK. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including: scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as: implicit modeling, polygon reduction, meshes smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. VTK is cross-platform and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms. Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) is an open-source, cross-platform system that provides developers with an extensive suite of software tools for image analysis. Developed through extreme programming methodologies, ITK employs leading-edge algorithms for registering and segmenting multidimensional data.

  • ISTE Workshop on DBMS under the National Mission on Education through ICT, December 13 - 23, 2010

  • Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Dr.R.Karthi, T. Senthil Kumar, Hema P Menon, A.Baskar delivered series of lectures on various aspects of Vision and Image Processing and its applications on Medical Image Processing, for the workshop on ' Image Processing and MATLAB Programming ', from 17-Mar-10 to 20-Mar-10, organized by Department. of CSE, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeeetham, Ettimadai.

  • The Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing was held on 16-17 September 2010 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai. The theme was EMERGING TRENDS IN COMPUTING.The event was a grand success with over 20 speakers from many parts of the world and nearly 700 participants from all over India. Being the first of its kind in India, the event attracted a lot of computer science researchers from various educational institutions and companies.

  • ISTE Workshop on Effective Teaching/Learning of Computer Programming under the National Mission on Education through ICT, May 28 - 10, 2010

  • A workshop on Image Processing and Matlab Programming was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Medical Informatics students of AIMS, Kochi from March 17 - 20, 2010.

  • International Conference on Cloud Computing , Smart Grid and Green IT was organized during December 22 - 23, 2009   Read More »

  • As part of Village Adoption Programme students of the Department visited a government school at CG Pudur on October 15, 2009 and celebrated Diwali with the children. Sweets and Stationary for the children were distributed during the program.

  • D. Venkatraman, Asst. Professor (CSE), V. Adinarayanan, Asst.Professor (IT), V. Smrithirekha, Lecturer(CSE) and faculty members of MSW department jointly organized a one day workshop on Technology for Social Welfare"09, on October 9, 2009.

  • Prof. P. N. Kumar, Professor and Chairperson (CSE) attended workshop on Insight Ver 2.0 during September 22 - 23, 2009 at Infosys Development Centre, Chennai.

  • Ms. P. Malathi, Ms. P. Subathra, Ms. T. Bagyammal, and Ms. K. Abirami, Lecturers attended a two day national level workshop on J2EE and Best Practices in Programming during September 19 - 20, 2009 organized by ICTACT at Anna University, Trichy.

  • V.Ananthanarayanan, Asst. Professor organized and conducted a one day workshop on Embedded Wireless Technologies sponsored by IETE Coimbatore center, for the benefit of final year and pre final year students of B. Tech. (ECE, EIE, EEE, CSE and IT) on September 13, 2009.

  • As part of Village Adoption Programme students of the Department visited a government school at CG Pudur on August 14, 2009 and celebrated Independence Day with 100 ODD children at the school. Sweets, Stationary and note books worth Rs. 3000/- were distributed. Various competitions like Tamil elocution, fancy dress and sports were also conducted and prizes worth Rs. 2000/- were given.

  • Ms.V. Smrithirekha Adinarayanan, Lecturer, attended International Workshop on Technology for Education held in Bangalore during August 4 - 6, 2009.

  • Dr. Radha Guha, Associate Professor attended a session chair for the First International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Network, held during July 23-25, 2009.

  • Hema. P. Menon, Asst. Professor organized a workshop on Matlab during July 20 - 22, 2009 for the Medical Informatics Students at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Cochin , M. Tech. CVIP students at Amrita school of Engineering Ettimadai & Faculty Members.

  • A three day workshop on Image Processing Techniques sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services under AMRITA TCS-Sangam Intiative was organized from January 5 - 7, 2009 which is a part of MoU signed between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Technical Seminar on Pattern Recognition on January 12, 2007.

  • Technical Seminar on Embedded Systems on August 25, 2006

  • AICTE-ISTE-STTP workshop on Information Retrieval and Security was conducted from November 22, 2004 - December 3, 2004.
  • 4th Edition of National Workshop on Computer Vision and Image Processing Techniques,Workshop aim to give a complete hands-on experience to the participants in Image and Video processing tool kits.Source of fundingIETE, Soliton Technologies Pvt. LTd,Date:06.02.2014 -08.02.2014`,No of Participants - 80.
  • Workshop on Image and Video Processing using OpenCV,Hands on training in OpenCV, helped the participants to gain experience in developing the image and video processing applications in open source platform,Date: 12.12.2013 -13.12.2013,Source of funding : IETE,No of Participants:60.
  • Workshop on Image processing with Beagle board,Image processing techniques using BeagleBoard XM.custom build boat loader, kernel , roots.Challenges of porting OpenCV on embedded platforms. Installing OpenCV in Beagleboard XM.Source of funding.IETE & Amrita University,Date:20.12.2013 – 21.12.2013,No of Participants - 75.
  • Scrolling Message Workshop - Hardware and Software Design of Message Scrolling Display (with mosaic pattern ) based on Microchip PIC Microcontroller 18F458,Concepts related with Interfacing of Keyboard, Design of 32*8 Single Color LED display, concatenation of LED panels in Horizontal and Vertical mode to extend the display size, Message storage mechanism, Bit mapping and Multi lingual display support were covered under this workshop,Date:19.09.2013,No of Participants:35.
  • Workshop on MATLAB and OpenGL for Image Processing Techniques’ ,Hands on training Helped the participants to understand MATLAB and OpenGL for training the participants in Image Processing toolkits,Source of funding : IETE,Date:20.08.2013,No of Participants:60.

Honors received by our Faculty Members

  • Mr. T. Senthil Kumar delivered a session on Cloud Computing tools for one day National level Workshop on "Cloud Computing" conducted by Sasurie College of Engineering, Tirupur on 16th March 2012.

  • Mr. T. Senthil Kumar delivered sessions on "Research Model development issues in Networking and communications" and “Application of Genetic concepts 'Orange'- Open Source Tool" for Lecture Workshop on "Research Paradigms in Networking and Communications" conducted by SVS Institute of Computer Applications, Coimbatore on 31st March 2012.

  • Dr. N. Radhika delivered a session on "Smart grids with open research issues" for conducted by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore on 02nd May 2012.

  • Mr. C.Arunkumar, IEEE Student Branch Counselor was elected as an Executive Committee member of the IEEE Madras Section for the year 2012-2013. He also received a certificate of Appreciation from the IEEE Madras Section in commemoration of the IEEE Madras section achieving a historic milestone of having 10000 members during 2011-2012.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman - IT, was nominated to the following prestigious national IEEE appointments - Vice-Chair of IEEE Education Society, Student Activity Chair (SAC) of the IEEE Computer Society (CS).

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman - IT, was nominated as Associate Editor for a Springer Journal, Computer Society of India (CSI) Transactions on ICT.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman – IT was nominated to the program committee of the following 5 international conferences in USA, Brazil and South Korea:
    • 2011 World Congress of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Science (WORLDCOMP 11) held at Las Vegas on 18 to 21 July, 2011. The conferences include E-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE’11), Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'11) and Security and Management (SAM’11).
    • FTRA International Symposium on Advances in Cryptography, Security and Applications for Future Computing (ACSA-11), Jeju, Korea, December 12-15, 2011.
    • International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on WWW/Internet 2011, Rio De Janiero, Brazil November, 2011.
    • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman – IT was nominated as the National Quiz Coordinator (NQC) of Computer Society of India (CSI).
    • Mr. Prashant R.Nair was conferred the CSI National Research Publication award for maximum research papers in CSI Communications, the journal of CSI. CSI Communications is the oldest computer science journal in India.

  • Mrs. K. R. Bindu, ACM student branch counselor of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore functioned as a member of the organizing committee for the Grace Hopper Women in Computing international conference held at Bangalore from 14 to 16 December, 2011.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan inaugurated a National Seminar on “Modern Trends in Wired and Wireless Networks” at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 29 December, 2010.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan inaugurated the state-level coding contest, “TopCoders 2010” held at Adithya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 18 September, 2010. Mrs. K.R. Bindu was the chief judge for the same event.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan and Mr. Prashant R.Nair gave special addresses for the inauguration of IETE and CSI student chapters at Sri Sakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 15 October 2010. The inauguration of these chapters was performed by Dr. K. Karunakaran, Vice-Chancellor of Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair delivered the special Address for the Annual day of Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Mysore on 11 November, 2010.
  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair inaugurated an IETE Student Forum at Angel College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruppur on 31 December, 2010. Mr. C. Arun Kumar felicitated the gathering.

  • Mrs. S. Padmavathi delivered a lecture on “Neural Network Applications to PQ issues” for an AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme (SDP) on Applications of Wavelets and Soft computing techniques for power quality analysis on 24 November.

  • Mrs. K.R. Bindu attended the ACM Grace Hopper celebrations of Women in Computing at Hotel Taj, Bangalore on 7 and 8 December, 2010. She has also taken charge as the faculty coordinator of the ACM student branch of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

  • Mrs. Bindu KR, Mrs. Shanmuga Priya S and Ms. Aarthi R attended India LabView conference of National Instruments on 22 October, 2010 at Rathna Residency, Coimbatore.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair inaugurated a national conference on “Communication and Signal Processing held at SSM College of Engineering, Komarapalayam on 12 March, 2010. He also inaugurated IETE student chapters at Excel Educational Institutions, Komarapalayam and MAM College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy.

  • Mrs. S. Padmavathy conducted a one-day workshop on "Image Processing" at MAM College of Engineering, Trichy on 30 March, 2010.

  • Mrs. B. Rajathilagam was a resource person for a two-day national workshop on “Mobile and Wireless Networks” held at Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) on 19 and 20 March, 2010.

  • Mr. Arun Kumar delivered the keynote address for the inauguration of an IETE Student Forum at MAM College of Engineering and Technology (MAMCET), Trichy on 11th March, 2010.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman – Information Technology, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore chaired a session on “Enablers for Growth” for CII Connect Coimbatore 2010 at Hotel Residency, Coimbatore on 5 March, 2010. The Connect series of conferences organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ranks among the leading IT events in India.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT was elected as the Chairman of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Tamil Nadu region for the period 2010-2012.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman-IT has been elected as the Honorary Secretary of Computer Society of India (CSI) Coimbatore chapter for the period 2010-2012.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair received the Best Computer Society of India (CSI) Chapter in India Award along with other office bearers of CSI Coimbatore chapter from Shri. S. Mahalingam, CFO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in a colorful function held at Pune on 9th October, 2009. He is currently the Joint Secretary of CSI Coimbatore chapter.

  • Mrs. S. Padmavathy was a resource person for a one-day workshop on “Soft Computing for Researchers” on 10th October, 2009 at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi.

  • Ms. S.N. Jeyanthi was a resource person for a seminar on “Artificial Intelligence” at MP Nachimuthu N Jaganathan Engineering College, Erode on 17th November, 2009.

  • Mrs. S. Padmavathi and Mr. Arun Kumar C conducted a one-day workshop on "Network Security and Image Processing" at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College on 20th October, 2009.

  • Ms. Aarthi R and Ms. Divya M attended Infosys Campus Connect Faculty Development Programme (FDP) at Infosys, Chennai from 7th to 14th December, 2009.

  • Dr. T.R. Padmanabhan, Professor Emeritus was elected as the Chairman of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Tamil Nadu region for the period 2008-2010.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman - IT has been nominated as Advisor to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). In his capacity as Chairman of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Prof. Gangadharan inaugurated student chapters of IETE at around 20 engineering colleges all over Tamil Nadu.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman – IT has served as a Reviewer and Member of the Program Committee for the World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2008. He has also served as the University Steering Committee Coordinator for accreditation by NAAC of Amrita University. Mr. Prashant R.Nair also has been elected as the Joint Secretary of the Coimbatore chapter of Computer Society of India (CSI) for the period 2009-2010.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman –IT completed a visiting faculty stint at Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” during the months of April and May, 2009. This visit was facilitated as part of the Indo-European exchange programme, “Eureca” of Amrita University.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan and Mr. Prashant R.Nair served on the program committee and as organizing joint secretary respectively of the Computer Society of India (CSI) 25th National Student Convention (NSC) held at Coimbatore on 24 and 25 September, 2009.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman-IT, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, has served as a reviewer and scientific committee member for the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on WWW/Internet 2009 to be held at Rome in November, 2009. He was also elected as the Joint Secretary of the Coimbatore chapter of Computer Society of India.

  • Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman – IT, in his capacity as Chairman-IETE Coimbatore sub-centre, inaugurated student chapters of IETE at the following institutions
    • Kumaraguru College of Technology on 3 March, 2008.
    • Maharaja Prithvi Engineering College, Avinashi on 27 March, 2008.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair. Vice-Chairman – IT, chaired a session for the 3rd National Conference on “Innovations in Communication and Computing” (NCICC 2008) at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore on 21 February, 2008.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair inaugurated, “Bontonz 2008”, a national level technical symposium held at Vivekananda College of Engieering, Tiruchengode on 26 February, 2008.

  • Mr. Prashant R.Nair delivered a series of lectures and workshops on “Cyber Security and Biometrics.

  • Mr. V. Adinarayanan, Assistant Professor – IT has conducted a Sun Guru Faculty Training Programme (FTP) on “Open Solaris” held at Thiagarajar College o Engineering, Madurai from 18 to 20 March, 2008.

  • Mr. V. Adinarayanan is leading the Free and Open Source Initiative (FOSS) for Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

  • Mr. Arun Kumar, offered felicitations during the launch of the IETE student chapter at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore on 3 March, 2008.

  • Mr. Sabarish B.A, Department of IT conducted a workshop on “Overview of Biometrics” at DJ Academy for Managerial Excellence, Coimbatore on 11 January, 2008.
  • Dr. Latha Parameswaran, is currently a member in Board of studies member for B-Tech(CSE) and MCA in Karpagam University, Board of studies member for MCA in GRG College of Applied sciences, Board of studies member for MSc(SE) and MCA in PSG College of Technology and Board of studies member for BTech(CSE) and MCA in Kumaraguru College of Technology. She also serves as a Member of the Doctoral committee of Anna University, Chennai, Bharathiar University, VIT, and Avinashilingam University.
  • Dr. N. Radhika, Associate Professor, is currently a Member of board of studies MCA in Kongu Engineering College Erode, Advisory Committee member of the National Conference on computation and communication at Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology to be held on 14th and 15th March2013. She also serves in the Doctoral Committee member at Anna University and in the Advisory Committee member at the National Conference on emerging trends held at PPG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 22nd Feb 2012.
  • Mr. T. Senthil Kumar delivered a session for one day workshop on Theory of Computation conducted by Senguthnar Engineering College, Erode on 17th February 2012.
  • Dr. N. Radhika delivered an invited talk on “Smart grids” at Sri Narayana Guru Institutions on 09th February 2012.
  • Dr. Latha Parameswaran delivered a session on "Digital Water Marking: Principles and Practice" at a National level Workshop conducted by Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Kadiyiruppu on 08th and 09th March 2012.

 

Student Exchange

  1. Deepasree Varma P of 2009 batch student have been selected for India4EU programme at University of Politecnico Di Milano , Italy for the duration of 10 months.

  2. R Dhananjay and S. Krishna prasad of 2007 batch student have been selected for India4EU programme at University of Politecnico Di Milano , Italy for a duration of 10 months.

  3. Nikita L Mehta and R. Arun Ganesh of 2007 batch student have been selected for India4EU programme at RWTH, Aachen University, Germany for a duration of 10 months.

  4. Krishnaprasad.S, Dhananjay.R , Nikita L Mehta, Deepasree Varma , Arun Ganesh Ravi, Anusha M successfully completed their internship from various foreign universities like Politecnico Di Milano-Italy, RWTH-Aachen University-Germany and University of New Mexico.

  5. Sugeerth M, BTech, CSE (2009-2013), were selected for the global study program at UCDAVIS from 1st April to 15th June 2013.

  6. Vishak Muthukumar , BTech, CSE ( 2009-2013), was selected for the global study program at UCDAVIS from 12th September 2012 to13th June 2013.

Student Paper Preseantation

  1. Abhimanyu A, Krishna Prasath S , Hari Prashanth N presented a paper on “Ubiquitous Medical Data Management System” in Krukshetra, Anna University and has won fourth prize and an Apple Ipod.

  2. Arunkumar S, Nandhini J presented a paper on “Intelligent Traffic Management System Using Image Processing” in Krukshetra Anna University And Won Second prize.

  3. Uppu Sree Priyanka, T.Senthilkumar presented a paper on “Computer Security In Wireless Network” at ICICIC - 2013, Erode.

  4. Deepak Karthik G, Umesh Babu R and Gokul M presented a paper on “Hybrid Steganography Using Visual Crytography And CSB Encryption Method” in IJCA Vol 59 - No.14, December 2012.

  5. Adheen Ajay, An improved approach for character recognition in vehicle number plate using eigen feature regularisation and on traction method (IJRECE,Vol 2,No2,June2012)

  6. Adheen Ajay presented a paper on “A Survey on Sensing Methods and Feature Entraction in a SLAM Problem”, IJCSEA 2012.

  7. Krishna Kumar P presented a paper on “An Improved Approach for Character Recognition in Vehicle Number Plate Using Eigen Feature Regularisation and on Traction Method”, IJRECE, Vol 2, No2, June2012.

  8. Sunakshi Zutshi, Final year student, Computer science department attended the GHC 2012, Grace Hopper conference 2012 at Baltimore, Maryland. She presented the poster on “Home Automation using phone Bluetooth” for the General Poster session category. She was sponsored to attend the conference from 3rd to 6th October 2012.

  9. The following papers were presented at the Computer Society of India (CSI) Southern Regional Conference (SRC) held at Karunya University, Coimbatore on 22 and 23 March, 2011 by Final B.Tech IT Students
    • K.M. Niranjan, “Stock Market Prediction-A Survey”
    • Pankaj Kumar, “Performance of Color Based Face Detection Algorithm”
    • Abinaya.D, Neelima Menon and Dhaarini G, “SSL/TLS based VPN”
    • Athira Sudhakaran and M. Soundarya, “Analysis of Windows Registry in Memory for Forensics”
    • Anusha Baskaran, Durga Lakshmipathy and Ganga Praveen, “Various Schemes involved in the Detection of Routing Misbeahaviour in MANETs”
    • The paper, “Human face detection and recognition using a hybrid approach” was presented by Gireesh Kumar T, Sattvik Sharma, Raghupathy M, Prashanth M, Vrishod K.S and Sreevathsan R at the International Conference on Computing organized by Advanced Computing Research Society at IDSA, New Delhi on 27 and 28 December, 2010.

Student Certifications

  1. Romil Kumar Vasani, Cleared OCJP Exam JavaSE – 6, (Oracle Certification)

  2. Vishnu Vardhan G, Tallam Vishnu Vamsivardhan, Jasty Sri Jaswanth , IEEE Linux Workshop, Certificate

  3. NandinaVinay, Ieee Linux Workshop and Entrepreneurship (Imat Global)

  4. Mukesh Shankar G D, Ieee Linux Workshop and Microsoft Techvista -2013, Certificate.

  5. Krishna Swaroop P B is a Microsft Certified Software Associate"

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Extra Curicular Activities - Student

  1. Poornima Haridas Got 1st & 2nd Prizes in Hindi Elocution, English Essay Writing. Collective Programming For Talent Search, Export Programmer

  2. Vismayaa V got 2nd Place Talent Search Group Dance

  3. Kriti Shastry, 3rd Prize Talent Search Group Dance and 1st Prize in Advaiya Drama

  4. Alekhya Chowdary Y received 1st Prize in Talent Search skit

  5. Keerthana Rani B won 3rd Prize Talent Search Painting

  6. Aravind R, 1st prize in Talent Search Pencil Sketching

  7. Uma Bhargavi Kota, First Prize in Quiz and Second prize in Debate , Srishti Manoharam

  8. Harshana.M, Talent Search Dance -Second Prize and Talent Search Rangoli First place

  9. Boomika K, Talent Search Spot Painting -Second Prize

  10. Mahesh Govindan Kutty Marar, Manoj M,Arun K, Talent Search Dance - First Prize, Cup + Certificate

  11. KaniMozhi, Talent Search Dance - Second Prize, Certificate

  12. Sowmyanarayanan K, Gokulashtami Group Music - 3rd Prize Bajan 1st Prize

  13. Suraj Murali has won Best Guitarist award at Sticks string and souls

  14. Sharath Ram S was nominated as the best young Writer and is a Correspondent at sportskuda.com

  15. Balaji Thiruppathi is selected as U Crew member

  16. Varsha Sreenivas has won third Prize for group music in Amritotsavam 2012.

  17. Priyadharshini P and Padhmapriya Sks has won third Prize for Rangoli in Amritotsavam 2012 .

  18. Adela Manoharan Methoth Soman, has won third Prize for group dance in Amritotsavam".

Workshops/ Internships/ Inplant Trainings Attended by Students

  1. Jerlin Varkey has attended Android workshop conducted by ASCII, Department of CSE, ASE, Ettimadai
  2. Uma Pathynathan K has submitted a appraisal letter for Amrita Dieselyard management system (June - July2012) and has carried out Inplant training in HCL,Chennai in september 2012
  3. Uma Pathynathan K, Aravind V, Anand N T, Sooraj P S, has taken CISCO Certified Network Associate training in July 2012

Remya Unni has carried out Inplant Training at process Technology

  1. Jyothish Alexander has carried out Internship at Tec Trivandrum
  2. Anju Lekshmi A has carried out Inplant Training - CCS Technology
  3. Vyjayanthi, Meera. K, Bharathi M, Bhuvaneshwari.S, Priyadharshini , Priyanka S, Vaijeyanthi B, Mythili R, Dhivyadharsini G, Lakshmi Sharma, Kowsika B M, Raja Gayathri S has attended Android workshop.
  4. Koushik B attended Script Your Shell Linux Workshop
  5. 25 Students Of II CSE ‘C’ attended ICPC Workshop
  6. Charan Kumar R and Harikumar V have attended SAP Techniversity programme on Nov 25 & 26 2012 conducted by SAP Labs Bangalore
  7. Anu Mattatholi and Seeniya K M has carried out Internship at Technovia into solutions
  8. Athira S, Resmi Reghukumar and Jerlin Varkey has carried out Inplant training at CCS Kottayam

 

Achievements

Faclty Achievements

  1. Prashant R. Nair, Assistant Professor and Vice Chairperson (IT) nominated and secured the following awards:
    • Global Chapter Achievement award of IEEE Education Society. In his capacity as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Education Society, India council was presented with IEEE citation at Oklahoma during Frontiers in Education (FIE) 2013 conference in October, 2013. This is the first time that any IEEE Indian organizational unit features in IEEE global awards. Previous two year award winners were Hong Kong and Spain Chapters of IEEE Education Society. This award was presented in recognition of contributions to IEEE including conduct of the first IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education. IEEE, headquartered at New York, is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. With more than 400,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. IEEE Education Society is focused on the theory and practice of education and educational technology needed to deliver effectively domain knowledge in the fields of interest of IEEE. The society publishes the IEEE Transactions on Education and organizes the top educational technology conferences in the world like Frontiers in Education (FIE), EDUCON, TALE etc.

    • Computer Society of India (CSI) Academic Excellence award. This award was presented by Prof. S.V. Raghavan, Scientific Secretary to Government of India at the CSI National Convention at Vizag on 13 December, 2013. This award was presented in recognition of prolific publishing in research journals and publications of CSI.

    • ASDF Award for Best Academic Administrator at a colorful function at Pondicherry in January 2012. The award presented by Dr. Olivier Crepin LeBlond, Chair, ALAC of ICANN, the body that governs the Internet. Other awardee was Registrar of Anna University of Technology, Madurai.

    • National Student Committee of Computer Society of India (CSI),
    • Vice-Chair of IEEE Education Society and
    • Student Activity Chair (SAC) of IEEE Computer Society (CS)
    • Editorship of Springer Journal: Associate Editor for a Springer Journal, Computer Society of India (CSI) Transactions on ICT.
  2. B.A. Sabarish, Assistant Professor (IT) has been conferred national award, Active Participation- Young member by Computer Society of India in recognition of his efforts in driving the rural and community development efforts of the CSI Student Chapter of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

  3. Dr. C. Shunmuga Velayutham won the Best Faculty Award – 2010 of Cognizant- Amrita University.

  4. Prof. P. N. Kumar received best paper award for paper titled Financial Market Analysis of Bombay Stock Exchange using an Agent Based Model at IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research in December 2010

  5. Asst. Prof. G. Jeyakumar was nominated as reviewer for International Journal on Computer Science Issues, September 2010.

  6. Dr. T. R. Padmanabhan, Professor Emeritus - IT inaugurated student chapters of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Coimbatore Institute of Technology.

  7. Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairman-IT, Amrita School of Engineering inaugurated student chapters of IETE at the following colleges:
    • Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore
    • Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
    • Jayaram College of Engineering, Trichy
    • VSB Engineering College, Karur
    • MAM College of Engineering, Trichy
    • Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi
    • College of Engineering, Komarapalayam
  8. K. Abirami and SumanReddy “Peer to Peer File Sharing Using IRM” (Won the Best paper award in that conference)National Conference on Computer Science and Informatics(NCCSI'12) 23 and 24th April 2012.

  9. P. Malathi, “Automatic Image Categorization Using Spatial Markov Chain Model” ( Won The Best Paper Award)National Conference on Architecture , Software systems and Green Computing(NCASG'12) 9th May 2012

  10. V. Smrithi Rekha spent a duration of one year, from October 2010-October 2011, in the University of L’Aquila, Italy as a part of “Young Indian Researchers mobility to Italy” exchange programme.

  11. Mr. Prashant R. Nair, Vice-Chairman-IT, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, has served as a reviewer and scientific committee member for the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on WWW/Internet 2009 held at Rome in November, 2009. He has also been elected as the Joint Secretary of the Coimbatore chapter of Computer Society of India for the period 2009-2010.

  12. Dr. N. Radhika did her post doctoral work at IIT, Chennai in the field of “Networking architecture for smart grids under wireless sensor networks domain” during Jan-June 2010.

  13. P. N. Kumar, Rahul Seshadri G., Hariharan A., V. P. Mohandas, P. Balasubramanian, “Agent based Modeling of Financial Markets”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (www.itfrindia.org/ICCIC). The work won the best paper award.

  14. Dr. C. Shunmuga Velayutham, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been awarded with “Best Faculty Award –2010” by Cognizant-Amrita University for outstanding performance.

  15. Mr. G. Jeyakumar and Dr. C. Shunmugha Velayutham, Asst. Professors won the best paper award for the paper titled “An Empirical Comparison of Differential Evolution Variants for High Dimensional Function Optimization”, presented at International Conference on Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IAMA 2009), Organized by Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Vinayaka Missions University, Chennai, India during July 2009.

  16. Mrs. S. Padmavathy and Mrs. K. R. Bindu conducted a one-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Data Structures & Object Oriented Programming at PA College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on July 9, 2009.

  17. S. Padmavathi, Indhumathi B., Soundhria D. and Sudha S., “Audio Steganography”, 1st National Conference on Cryptography and Network Security, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), 18-19 February, 2009 won best session paper award in the conference.

  18. Mrs. S. Padmavathy conducted a one-day workshop on Binary Search Trees a GRG School of Applied Computer Technology, Coimbatore on 25 September, 2009. She also conducted a workshop on Analysis of Algorithms at PA College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on September 19, 2009.

  19. Mrs. S. Padmavathy was a resource person for a one-day workshop on Soft Computing for Researchers on 10th October, 2009 at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi.

  20. Mrs. K. R. Bindu conducted a seminar on Templates and Exception Handling in C++ at PA College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on 3rd October, 2009.

  21. Mr. Raghesh Krishnan represented the University for Infosys Insight V2.0 at Mahindra City campus, Chennai on 22nd and 23rd September, 2009.

  22. Ms. S. N. Jeyanthi was a resource person for a seminar on Artificial Intelligenceat MP Nachimuthu N Jaganathan Engineering College, Erode on 17th November, 2009.

  23. Mrs. S. Padmavathi and Mr. Arun Kumar C conducted a one-day workshop on Network Security and Image Processing at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College on 20th October, 2009.

  24. Mr.G. Jeyakumar and Dr.C.Shunmugha Velayutham, Asst. Professors won the best paper award for the paper titled An Empirical Comparison of Differential Evolution Variants for High Dimensional Function Optimization, presented at International Conference on Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IAMA 2009), Organized by Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Vinayaka Missions University, Chennai, India during July 2009.

  25. Prof. Dr. Latha Parameswaran won merit award for best paper on A Robust Image Watermarking Scheme using Image Moment Normalization, presented at the 13th International Conference on Signal Processing, Budapest, Hungary, May 2006.

  26. Ms. Hema P. Menon, Asst. Professor won the second rank in M. Tech. (Computer Vision and Image Processing) during April 2005.

  27. Dr. C. Shunmugha Velayutham, Asst. Professor was awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi during 2003.

Students Achievements

  1. Sarup Banskota ( CB.EN.U4CSE11045) co-authored GlitterGallery, a GitHub for open source designers. It was part of his Google Summer of Code with Fedora in 2013. It's going to be used by designers from world over, who belong to organizations such as Fedora, Wikimedia and Gnome.

  2. Sarup Banskota ( CB.EN.U4CSE11045) gave a talk on “The Grit Library by GitHub” at Garden City RubyConf 2014 and at the 2014 January Mysore RUG Meetup.

  3. Sarup Banskota ( CB.EN.U4CSE11045) was a Product Design intern at Cleartrip in December, 2013, where he helped and analyzed the user traffic they receive.

  4. G. Srikanth (CB.EN.U4CSE13255) is awarded Certificate of Appreciation for displaying good diplomatic and debating skills as the representative of Austria in UNGA-DISEC at the Young Leaders’ Global Conclave held on 25.01.2014-26.01.2014.

  5. Voruganti Rajesh (CB.EN.U4CSE12158), Srinivasa Praneeth V. V. (CB.EN.U4CSE12154) and R.Ahobilam Chakravarthy (CB.EN.U4CSE12103) of II CSE participated in AppsFluxus-2014 National Android Apps Championship workshop on held from 30.01.2014 to 31.01.2014 at Dr.NGP Institute of Technology, Coimbatore organized by Finland Labs.

  6. Ms. Bavya B.(CB.EN.U4CSE11207) participated in 2 days Android App Development workshop and won Zonal round of NADC 2013-14 at NSN college of Engineering and Technology official Zonal Center of National Android Development Championship 2013-14 held from 30.01.2014 to 31.01.2014 conducted by ARK Technosolutions & ACM IIT Delhi.

  7. Meenakshi Sundaram Viswanathan (Roll No. CB.EN.U4CSE11030) will participate in LEAP-AXLR8R event to be held at San Francisco during 31st January 2014 to 20th May 2014.

  8. Nivedhita S. was runner up in Stay Late & Code conducted by Amrita Bangalore.

  9. Mrinal Purohit Y. won best app prize by Microsoft and also won best project demonstration award at Aicwic. He is the Kurukshetra Student Ambassador and Yappon Student Leader.

  10. Suganth S. has won best Poster Award in womens conference, 'Shakthi' – 2013 and best Stall Award in AICWI, Shakthi 2013.

  11. Vishvesh S. has won best stall award for Alpha - 17 game in AICWIC 'Shakthi' 2013.

  12. Shyam K. has won first Prize in General Quiz held at PSGR Krishnammal on 4th February 2013 and first prize in General Quiz held at RVS Engineering College on 7th February 2013.

  13. Seena Teresa George has won best Poster Award, AICWIC, 2013.

  14. Aparna K, Student Partner of Cognizance 2013.

  15. Ms. Manojna KSS and Ms. Sphoorthy S. of 2009-2013 batch B.Tech CSE won first prize for paper presentation at Tacheyons 2013 held at Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore on 22 February, 2013.

  16. Mr. V. Vinoth and Mr. Rahul Goyal of 2010-2014 batch B.Tech CSE was adjudged as the winner of the 7th Edition of TopCoders, held at Adithya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 15 March, 2013.

  17. Ms. Manojna KSS and Ms. Sphoorthy S. of 2009-2013 batch B.Tech CSE won first prize for paper presentation at Tacheyons 2013 held at Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore on 22 February, 2013.

  18. Mr. V. Vinoth and Mr. Rahul Goyal of 2010-2014 batch B.Tech CSE was adjudged as the winner of the 7th Edition of TopCoders, held at Adithya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 15 March, 2013.

  19. Ms. V. Deepthi, & Ms. Subathra K. (2010-2014 batch B.Tech CSE students) and Ms. N. Shabala (2011-2015 batch B.Tech CSE student) won first prize for Ideas for Future Contest at Shakti – College girls’ computing conference in 2nd Amrita International Conference of Women in Computing at Coimbatore campus on 10 January, 2013.

  20. Mr. Ajith J., Mr. M. Niranjan and Ms. Sai Preethy M. S. of 2009-2013 batch B. Tech. CSE won first prize for their paper, ‘Computer vision based Indian language sign language character recognition’ in the paper presentation event of the 29th National Student Convention (NSC) of Computer Society of India (CSI) held at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore on 15 and 16 March, 2013.

  21. Ms. Meenakshy D., Ms. Manojna KSS and Ms. Sphoorthy S. of 2009-2013 batch B.Tech CSE secured won first prize for their paper, “Conversion of Braille to text and speech in English, Tamil and Hindi languages” in the Computer Science & Engineering paper presentation track for Vidyut 2013, the national techfest of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus held from 1 to 3 March, 2013. Another team from the same batch consisting of Mr. Ajith J., Mr. M. Niranjan and Ms. Sai Preethy M.S won second prize for their paper, ‘Computer vision based Indian language sign language character recognition.

  22. Ms. Meenakshy D., Ms. Manojna KSS and Ms. Sphoorthy S. of 2009-2013 batch B.Tech CSE secured won first prize for their paper, “Conversion of Braille to text and speech in English, Tamil and Hindi languages” in the Computer Science & Engineering paper presentation track for Vidyut 2013, the national techfest of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus held from 1 to 3 March, 2013. Another team from the same batch consisting of Mr. Ajith J., Mr. M. Niranjan and Ms. Sai Preethy M.S won second prize for their paper, ‘Computer vision based Indian language sign language character recognition.

  23. S. Manopriya of IV B. Tech. CSE received Sri SengodaGounder Scholarship Award by GKD Memorial Trust for the best Academic Performance.

  24. Manish Kumar, Santhosh Kumar B., Santhosh P. and Sathyanarayanan S. won the TCS- Best Project Award - 2011 for their project titled Customizable Keyboard less Keyboard

  25. Harikumar V. was runner up in Hexathlon in Anokha 2012.

  26. Sofia F. received first prize In CSI Coding competition, Code Age.

  27. Janaki Vinesh Joshi And Vyshali B. received second prize in Fesla, ACM Coding Contest, March2012.

  28. Mr. Arun V. and Mr. Sabareesh K. of 2010-2014 batch B.Tech CSE won first place for Code-on event at Quasar 2012 at Karunya University on 12 September, 2012. They also secured second place for Code Quest for Epiphany 2012 at Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology on 28 September, 2012.
  29. Boggaram Achyut Sarma received second prize in Amazing Race and has organized prize distribution in Anokha 2012.

  30. Palghat Subramanian Srinath has won prize in Iikidol - Business Management Event in Kurukshetra, Anna University.

  31. Mehul Kumar Y. and Vishal M. has won cash prize in IEEE Coding Contest, Oct 2012 and IEEE Coding Contest, August 2012.

  32. Mr. Arun V. and Mr. Sabareesh K. of 2010-2014 batch B.Tech CSE won first place for Code-on event at Quasar 2012 at Karunya University on 12 September, 2012. They also secured second place for Code Quest for Epiphany 2012 at Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology on 28 September, 2012.

  33. Karthik Subramanian, Chidambaram M., Sanjay Bharadhwaj V., Vishal M. has won cash prize in the Gaming Contest (Call Of Duty) held by ASTHA.

  34. Kriti N was runner up in Stay Late & Code conducted by Amrita Bangalore.

  35. Prashanth S., Suganth S., Vishvesh S. are the First Runners up with a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 and Akash Agarwal, Ashwin Kumar S., Abhishek Rajvir are the Second Runners up with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 at the Grand Finale -INSCRIBE event of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited held at the Bangalore HQ on December, 2011.

  36. Akshay M. S., Department of IT batch won third prize in Innovationer event at Shastra 2011, the national engineering techfest of IIT Madras held from 28 September to 2nd October, 2011.

  37. The team consisting of Bhalaji N., Deebun Vignesh T., Jaani Francis N. and Vishwanath M. of III B.Tech CSE D batch was one of the Bright Idea award winners of Amrita TBI-TIDE innovation contest, 2011. They have been awarded Rs. 25,000/- to pursue their innovative idea.

  38. Jaani Francis N., Vishwanath M., Udhaya Girish P. and Karthikeyan. participated in Asia Pacific region semi-finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amritapuri and Coimbatore campuses on 11 and 12 December, 2011. Mrs. K.R. Bindu was the faculty coach of this team.

  39. Ms. Abinaya Balaji was adjudged as the second runner-up in the algorithm development technical event of the Grace Hopper Women in Computing International Conference at Bangalore from 14 to 16 December, 2011.

  40. Ms. Parvathy R. won a prize in the marketing event for students in Grace Hopper Women in Computing International Conference at Bangalore from 14 to 16 December, 2011.

  41. A team from the IT department came 8th in India and 265th worldwide in the grueling 24 hour IEEE Extreme Programming contest in October, 2011. The team consists of Sanjay Mahalingam, Utkarsh Umeshan Pillai and Aditya Shanker T. Another team consisting of Nivin Anton and Vikram Subash of II B.Tech CSE E batch came 17th. A team consisting of Swarop Kishen A. and G. Sreeram came 34th in India.

  42. The following papers were presented at the Computer Society of India (CSI) Southern Regional Conference (SRC) held at Karunya University, Coimbatore on 22 and 23 March, 2011 by Final B.Tech IT Students
    • K.M. Niranjan, “Stock Market Prediction-A Survey”
    • Pankaj Kumar, “Performance of Color Based Face Detection Algorithm”
    • Abinaya.D, Neelima Menon and Dhaarini G, “SSL/TLS based VPN”
    • Athira Sudhakaran and M. Soundarya, “Analysis of Windows Registry in Memory for Forensics”
    • Anusha Baskaran, Durga Lakshmipathy and Ganga Praveen, “Various Schemes involved in the Detection of Routing Misbeahaviour in MANETs”
  43. R. Padmalatha, L. Vishnu Karthik and Ashok Gautam M of Department of IT won first prize in TopCoders 2011, the 4th edition of the National Programming contest held at Aditya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 9 and 10 September, 2011. A team consisting of Nivin Anton, Mahender Reddy and Sai Ramkumar of II B.Tech CSE E batch won third prize in this event.

  44. Akshay M. S., Department of IT batch won third prize in Innovationer event at Shastra 2011, the national engineering techfest of IIT Madras held from 28 September to 2nd October, 2011.

  45. The following are the list of awards received by the students of IV B.Tech in ACM-W Conference (Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in computing) at the Coimbatore campus of AMRITA on 16th and 17th Sep. 2010:
    • S. Gowtham, Iyshwarya G., Tamarai Selvi A., Vasudha J., and Kaushik Veluru won the Best Demonstration Award
    • B. Santhosh Kumar, R. Adhithya, P. Santhosh, S. Sathya Narayanan and Sruthi Ramachandran won the “Best Student Project Poster Award” for their poster titled Customizable Keyboardless Keyboard
    • Sindusha K. R., Reshmi K., Shipra Choudhry, and Divya Jyothi G. won the “Best Student Project Poster Award” for their poster titled Implementation of Perlin Noise on GPU
    • G. Shashank, R. Sreeram and S. Karthik Raj won the “Best Student Project Poster Award” for their poster titled Embedded Device for the Visually Challenged
    • Sneha Aswani and Shipra Chaudhary won the Best Girls Student Award
  46. Devaradhan M, Parameswaran B and Moses Jebaraj Martin secured second prize in the software programming contest for TopCoders 2010” held on 18 September, 2010.

  47. Devaradhan M and Muralidharan T.U of IT Department won second prize for 'Code Obfuscation" at 2nd CSI Tamil Nadu State-level Student Convention held on 26 February, 2010.

  48. Devaradhan M, Parameswaran B, Moses Jebaraj Martin and Vimal M of IT Department won second prize in "Online Mobile Application project" competition for Kurukshetra 2010 held at Anna University, Chennai on 20 to 23 January, 2010.

  49. Devaradhan M, Parameswaran B and Moses Jebaraj Martin, Department of IT won second prize in the Online Coding contest for Srishti 2010 organized by IEEE chapter at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore on 27 February, 2010.

  50. Muralikrishnan S, of IT Department won third prize in the Networking event of Virtuoso at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore on 11 and 12 February, 2010.

  51. Devaradhan M, Parameswaran B and Moses Jebaraj Martin secured first prize in the hardware assembling and programming contest for Futura 2010, held at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam from 3 to 5 September, 2010.

  52. Balagopal R. of 2010 batch was awarded the Huygens Scholarship in May 2010 and also an opportunity to complete a two years Masters’program at Vrije University (VU) in Amsterdam.

  53. Gowtham S. has been recognized by “The Hindu” paper dated 28th May 2010, Coimbatore edition, for the article “Introduction of new Calligraphy style (Ambigrams) to Tamil language” http://www.hindu.com/2010/05/28/stories/2010052859570200.htm.

  54. Gowtham S., Manjunath N. M. organized Introduction of Tamil Ambigrams and its applications & Dual Language Ambigram stall at World Tamil meet Conference, Coimbatore from June 23 – 27,2010.

  55. The paper, “Tracking of nose tip: An alternative to mouse” authored by Gireesh Kumar T, K. J. Poornaselvan, Sattvik Sharma, Gulshan Kumar and Sreevathsan R won Best Paper award in the 2nd International Conference on Data Engineering and Management (ICDEM 2010) held at Trichy from 29 to 31 July, 2010.
  56. Gowtham S., RamKishore M. V., Suriya P. and Raghunath N. of 2010 batch won the TCS Best Project Award – 2010 for their project titled CMMS - Cloud Management and Monitoring Suite

  57. Divya Natesan of 2009 batch won the Best Student Performer Award of the Indian Internship Programme 2009 by Infosys, Mysore on 20th May 2009.

  58. Ms. Meenakshi Amirtharaj, student of 2006-2010 B.Tech Information Technology was one of the three participants from India, who attended the Grace Hopper celebration for the International Conference on “Women in Computing 2009” held at Tuscon, Arizona, USA from 30th September to 3rd October, 2009.

  59. In the 1st Tamil Nadu State Level Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Branch Convention 2009, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham emerged the “Champion University” and won the Rolling trophy sponsored by Hindu for overall performance.

  60. Mr. Vignesh K.B, Department of IT won second prize for the following events :Logical Network Design, Packet Tracer Simulation, Web Design in the networking symposium, “Cisco Netwarz 2009” at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore.

  61. Ms. Sowmya P and Ms. Swathi Kalaivani won third prize for “Networking Quiz” in “Cisco Netwarz 2009”

  62. Ms. Alekya Y and Mr. Sunil Kumar won second prize for “Packet Tracer Simulation” in “Cisco Netwarz 2009”

  63. Ms. B. Anusha won third prize prize for “Packet Tracer Simulation” in “Cisco Netwarz 2009”

  64. Mr. Balaji D won first prize for “Network Terminology” event in “Cisco Netwarz 2009”

  65. Gowtham S. of 2008 batch has been recognized by The Hindu paper dated 28th May 2010, Coimbatore edition, for the article Introduction of new Calligraphy style (Ambigrams) to Tamil language

  66. Mr. Praveen Kumar R., Mr. Ragesh R. Santhanam and Mr. Srivathsan K. of 2006 batch won the Microsoft Best Project Prize. The prize which carries a citation and cash prize of Rs. 75,000/-, was given for their project entitled iTRUST – An End to End Trust Based Model for Access Control
  67.  Amrita alumni, Kaustubh Beedkar was recently awarded PhD fellowship from the prestigious Max-Planck Institute, Germany. Kaustubh finished his B. Tech. in Information Technology from Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, India in 2007 and later attended Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for his Master's degree in Computer Science in 2008.

  68. Students of Department of IT, Niranjan M. and Saipreethy M. S. presented a poster "An Intelligent Question Answering Conversational Agent using Naive Bayesian Classifier" in the International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE)