March 11, 2011
School of Engineering, Amritapuri
M.Tech. and Ph.D. students undertake original research and publish papers. The fact that in Amrita, B.Tech. students are also encouraged to do the same, speaks volumes about the research culture that is beginning to pervade the entire institution.
Recently B.Tech. students at Amritapuri campus guided by Ramesh Bhakthavatchalu, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, published and presented several research papers based on final-year projects.
The January issue of International Journal of Computer Science published the Amrita student paper co-authored and edited by Ramesh, Implementation of Reduced Power Open Core Protocol Compliant Memory System using VHDL.
Other papers coauthored and edited by the Assistant Professor were presented or will be presented at different conferences around the country and the world.
In January, students Arun K.S., Nithin K.R. and Rahul Remanan presented a paper titled A VLSI Implementation of High Resolution, Direct Digital Synthesizer in FPGA at the 2011 3rd International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, in Mumbai.
In February, students Sreenivasa Mallia S, HariKrishnan R, ArunKrishnan, and Sruthi. B presented two papers at the 2011 International Conference on Digital Convergence in Hyderabad.
The papers were titled A Design and Implementation of an Intelligent Performance Optimized Low Power Scheduled Alarm System Using Embedded Microcontroller and A Mobile Phone Controlled Remote Robot.
The same students will present a paper titled Low Power Scheduled Alarm System Using Embedded Microcontroller with USB Interface at the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical and Computer Technology on March 23 and 24 in Kanyakumari.
In addition, Deepthy G. R., Vidhya S., and Nisha V. will also present a paper titled Design and Analysis of Low Power Open Core Protocol Compliant Interface Using VHDL.
Finally, Parvathi Nair’s study Low Power Design Techniques Applied to Pipelined Parallel and Iterative CORDIC will be presented at the International Conference on Network and Computer Science in Kanyakumari.
Two papers will be presented at international conferences in Malaysia. These include A Comparison of TB and TR Architectures for SoC Testing by Arathy Nair and Meera Thamby, and VLSI Implementation and Analysis of CIC Decimator and Interpolator with Improved Attenuation by Sai Dinesh.
“All paper presentations have received extremely positive feedback,” shared Ramesh. “Amrita students are building a solid reputation with their work at international conferences, where they are often the only undergraduates to share the stage with professionals.”
Meanwhile Ramesh continues to serve, not only with his support of the Amrita students but also his contributions to the scientific peer community. He will serve as as Designated Paper Reviewer for several IEEE Conferences in Malaysia including IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (25 – 28 Sept, 2011), IEEE Conference on Open Systems (25 -28 Sept, 2011), IEEE International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems & Applications (25 -27 April, 2011) and IEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics (20-22 March, 2011).
Last year he played the same role at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, at NIT, Surathkal.