The first ACM event witnessed by the Student Chapter gained at most enthusiasm and momentum.
The Audience was addressed by the Ram Amuluru and the ACM Chair, Vishwak Thatikonda.
The Distinguished Speaker for the day, Dr. Ashish Verma who is working as a Senior Researcher at IBM Research-India, New Delhi since 1998 and currently managing the Contact Center and Speech Technologies group at the lab spoke on “IT Services Provided” . The talk gave deep insights on topic like contact services ,customer satisfaction data, social media data- social CRM, Analysis engine and tools. It also gave us information on the ticket data analytics, its technical challenges and enterprise data.
The DSP event concluded with a vote of thanks by the ACM Chair and a memento presented by our ACM Faculty Sponsor Dr. Aniruddha Bhattacharjya to the esteemed speaker.
The event was then followed by the Technical Quiz of three rounds. First round was a general pen and paper , with 33 teams participating. Among them, 10 teams made it to the next round. Second round was a ‘crossword puzzle round’ with 15 minutes to solve a Crossword. The highest scoring team made it to the next round. The third round had 4 teams competing. The round was further divided into ‘guess the doodle’,’guess the personality’ and ’buzzer’ rounds which had a tie breaker.
Winners of the event are as follows :
1st Place :
Anirban Gupta – BL.EN.U4CSE10006
Visahavel P- BL.EN.U4CSE10564
Suraj Nair – BL.EN.U4CSE10143
2nd Place :
Ghadhathara Raja – BL.EN.U4CSE12035
Sheik Al Farahan- BL.EN.U4CSE12503
K.Harish Kanna- BL.EN.U4CSE12041
3rd Place :
J.Y.Sandilya - BL.EN.U4CSE12097
Shiva Reddy K- BL.EN.U4CSE12101
The second ACM event organized by the Student Chapter gained good enthusiasm and response from the audience which were 140 in number. The audience was addressed by ACM co- chair, Sangeeta S. Mr. G.Radhakrishnan, our ACM Faculty Sponsor Dr. Aniruddha Bhattacharya, Mr.Rakesh N were present for the event.
The Distinguished Speaker for the day, Prof (Dr.) R.K. Shyamasundar is with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai since graduation and is currently a Senior Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and JC Bose National Fellow. He is a Fellow IEEE, Fellow ACM and serves on IEEE Esterel Standards Committee. He has served as Distinguished Speaker for IEEE Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of TWAS (Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste.)
The talk gave deep insights on topic like Internet security and Smart Grid. It covered important points like integrity check, intrusion detection, big data, Smart grid: framework, its features and vulnerabilities, security and privacy and challenges faced. The session also briefed about SCADA, stuxnet and risk management. It was followed by question and answer session.
The DSP event concluded with a vote of thanks by the ACM Chair, Vishwak Thatikonda and a memento presented by Prof.Tirumala to the esteemed speaker.
Dr. Biplav Srivastava
The talk gave students a different dimension of thought in automated travel recomendation and data analysis. The different AI technique like the information extraction,probablistic reasoning, route finding, optimization, knowledge representation where the key areas. Predominant traffic management, data collection, driving habit maturity and traffic movement help, provided a good understanding. The supply and demand problem , statistical graphs provided solutions to the traffic issue. Focus on mere congestion leads to anomalies. So, short term and long term problem statements for traffic management from engineering perspective was explained. Promotion of public transportation is necessary, so providing bus schedule, changes in schedule, analytics and standardization of information becomes vital. Finding the shortest path and providing a bus transit system are the critical needs that have been addressed.
The talk provided a good insight on how AI techniques could solve the problem of traffic management in cities and towns accross the world. Mr. G.Radhakrishnan, Vice –Chair CSE Department, our ACM Faculty Sponsor Mr. Aniruddha Bhattacharya, Dr.Rakesh N were present for the event. The DSP event concluded with a vote of thanks by the ACM Chair and a memento presented by our Associate Dean Dr. Rakesh S.G to the esteemed speaker.
Dr. Akshat Verma
Amrita School of Engineering Association for computing machinery (A.C.M) takes pride in having organized a Distinguished Speaker Program on “Self manageable data centre” by Mr. Akshat verma, Senior Researcher, IBM Delhi, on 4TH April 2014. The event was intended to inspire students to delve deep into the applications of Cloud computing in Data management in an enterprise oriented perspective.
The speaker began by defining Cloud server as software defined environment underlying between server and project. He further classified cloud into three divisions namely Computing, Storage and Connectivity of data.
He then spoke about the three layers of cloud server i.e.:
He later moved on to the architecture of cloud server which comprises of three blocks namely Application, Framework and Operating system and continued on with ‘Server isolation’ – a procedure which enforces a network policy requiring specific server computers that are domain members to accept only authenticated and secured communications from other domain member computers. He reiterated that isolation is done when servers are connected in parallel and to achieve the simultaneity in operating systems.
The session picked up pace when he gave ‘Live migration’ as a solution to optimize the utilization of hardware. He elaborated on it as the movement of a virtual machine from one physical host to another while continuously powered-up and its advantage as resolvability of potential problem before disruption of service, when an imminent problem is suspected.
He subsequently mentioned ‘Hypervisor’ as a hardware virtualization technique that allows multiple guest operating systems (OS) to run on a single host system at the same time by sharing the hardware of the host computer.
He then manoeuvred into the concept of ‘Cloning’ which is creation of virtually simulated servers through a snapshot. Cloning not only provides automatic manipulation and up gradation but also facilitates content examination, comparison, and transfer without having to boot the server. He intriguingly asserted that a distant host server can be repaired virtually by replacing its IP address which can be achieved only through cloning and named the process as mutation.
He concluded by affirming that the sole significance of cloud server lies in its dynamism i.e. agility to accommodate as many as 10,000 servers on one site. Consequentially, as more servers are added the performance, patching and ease of troubleshooting & upgradation is complexified.