Dr. Kalyan Sasidhar is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Amrita Wireless Networks and Applications. He recently attended the International conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) conducted in Berlin, Germany to present his M Tech Student's work titled A Location Aware Personalized Smart Control System which was accepted as a poster. It is indeed a privilege to have an in-progress work accepted at a top tier conference. Dr.Kalyan had the opportunity to present the work to a varied audience belonging to top universities such as CMU, UC Berkeley, UIUC, Uppsalla, TU Berlin, TU Munich to name a few. The work was appreciated and valuable suggestions were also given. It was also a perfect platform to represent Amrita WNA and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as a whole. The only other Indian university was IISc Bangalore.
Berlin is a famous city in Germany with its long history, the most notable being the Berlin Wall. Dr.Kalyan had the opportunity to visit selected places including the Berlin Wall location. The Wall although no more active, has been preserved very well. Some parts of it have been placed at other famous locations such as the Potsdamer Platz which is an important public square. There are self readable information kiosks all over the place educating visitors about the history and the events that happened. Check point Charlie is another spot to visit. It was the border point between East and West Berlin. All churches, official buildings, statues etc were brilliantly constructed. The Reichtag Parliament building, the House of the Representatives, the Branderburg Tor (gate), the Fernsehturm Berlin TV tower are a must see.
Overall, although a short trip, it was a memorable one in terms of professional and site seeing aspects. Dr.Kalyan would like to thank everyone including the student Neethu Thomas for putting in the effort to complete the work and above all the Holy Mother Mata Amritanandamayi.
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Dr. Kalyan Sasidhar
April 25, 2014