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IEEE SEC Grants for Student Projects

April 16, 2012 - 3:24
IEEE SEC Grants for Student Projects

Vineeth Mohan, Paul Leons, Ajay Mohanan and Rizwin Shooja won yet another accolade when their B.Tech. student project was chosen for the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) grant of US $500 on February 24, 2012.

This team of final year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Amritapuri campus had earlier won the second prize in the Mentor Graphics University Design Contest 2011.
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In this contest, 187 entries from 68 universities including IITs and NITs were received; the Amrita team was the only one comprised of undergraduate students.

At that time, the team was felicitated at the User2User International Conference at the Taj Vivanta, Bangalore. A certificate of recognition accompanied the prize money of Rs.1 lakh.

Their project titled Comparative Study and Implementation of JPEG & JPEG2000 Standards for Satellite Meteorological Imaging Controller in HDL began in 2011 and is already attracting rave reviews.

“The students are doing the project with knowledge about the standards, semantics and syntax of encoders and decoders and the basic JPEG standard. This defines many options and alternatives for the coding of still images of photographic quality,” explained Br. Rajesh Kannan, who is guiding these students.

“The team plans to successfully complete the task and come up with the final model, making use of JPEG standards,” he added.

Br. Rajesh is also guiding another student team that is working on a Wireless Gadget for Home-Bound Patients (using IEEE Standard1073) for Medical Device Communications.

The team comprised of Vineeth Radhkrishnan, Deepak Krishan M U, Denny C. Jacob and Akhil K. S. was also recently awarded the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) grant of US $500.

“This project is aimed at building a working prototype of an assistive wireless gadget for bedridden patients. The gadget will continuously monitor the heart rate and temperature of the patient. The device will also detect the tilt and fall of the patient,” shared Br. Rajesh.

“The SEC has agreed to publish the final student application paper in IEEE based on lessons learned in implementing the prototype,” he added.

“In a short period of three months, two Amrita teams have received the IEEE SEC grants; this is a tremendous achievement for our students.”

“It is their hard work and Amma’s blessings that brought them funding for their final-year B.Tech. projects. On behalf of IEEE Student Branch at Amrita, I congratulate these students on their achievement.”

April 15, 2012
School of Engineering, Amritapuri

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