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  • IEEE MAS LINK Vol. 14 No.5 May 2017 Page 1

    Vol. 14 : No. 5 : May 2017

    Message from Chairman

    Dear Members,

    We are in peak summer throughout India and specifically in Tamil Nadu. For

    those from Chennai, the cyclone in December last year proved to be a major hit.

    With tree cover almost completely gone, city and suburbs are reeling under the

    summer heat.

    Of course this is the time when +2 students have to really work hard to decide

    their future. With many entrance exams round the corner, I am sure all of you

    will get the course of their choice.

    IEEE has been organizing various events and competitions for students all over

    the world. Competitions in the area of robotics, drones, internet of things, hackathons, IEEE Xtreme 24

    hour programming competition etc. are some of the popular events. Many of these are global challenges,

    where participating is more challenging than winning. These will help students to broaden their horizon,

    instead of having just book knowledge. Recruiters look at overall growth of students and not on academic

    excellence alone. There are students who fare extremely well in academics with very high marks but land

    up taking up non-engineering jobs as they do not have overall development. IEEE offers many such

    extracurricular activities for overall development.

    For those into academics, to take up higher studies, they can participate in International Conferences of

    various societies. By this, I mean flagship conferences of societies and not the general ones held without

    much rigour. Some of them, I had indicated in my previous columns and am not repeating here. These

    conferences will have provision to support travel and registration for selected papers accepted as student

    posters. While applying for higher studies, those who present papers at such conferences will have an

    edge above others. So try to go through IEEE web site and understand the ones which suit your area of

    work.

    Also consider extending your project work or midterm project work as a publication in IEEE International

    conference. It will pay you in the long run.

    For all activities of IEEE, volunteers are required. I urge IEEE members to take up activities and put up

    proposals as per IEEE guidelines. It will help in their career growth as well.

    Till next time,

    Yours voluntarily

    M A Atmanand

    Chairman, IEEE Madras Section

  • IEEE MAS LINK Vol. 14 No.5 May 2017 Page 2

    Prashant R Nair

    Editor

    ammasprashantnair@gmail.com

    Message from the Editors

    H.R. Mohan

    Chief Editor

    hrmohan.ieee@gmail.com

    Dear Readers,

    IEEE MAS LINK is happy to present the fifth issue in 2017. This issue includes 19 college-level reports on

    activities held at Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari; Cape Institute of Technology,

    Tirunelveli ;Hindustan University, Chennai;Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai; Karpagam College of

    Engineering, Coimbatore; Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem; Kongu Engineering College, Erode; Mar

    Ephraem College of Engineering and Technology, Marthandam; Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and

    Technology, Pollachi; National Engineering College, Kovilpatti; Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai;

    St.Josephs College of Engineering, Chennai; St. Josephs Institute of Technology, Chennai; Sri Ramakrishna

    Engineering College, Coimbatore;SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam;St. Xaviers Catholic College of

    Engineering, Nagercoil; Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur; Valliammai Engineering

    College, Chennai; VIT, Vellore.

    The newsletter also carries brief reports on activities of IEEE Madras Section, IEEE COMSOC, IEEE CS, PCS,

    TEMS and the IEEE Madras Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee Madras Chapter.

    Under Forthcoming Events various events technically sponsored by Madras Section and Madras Section Societies

    which will be of interest to our members are presented. The details of financial assistance extended by IEEE Madras

    Section to SBs to organize events and details of funds transferred from IEEE HQ to IEEE Student Branches through

    Madras Section are also provided.

    We had compiled and presented a number of announcements which would interest the members and SBs to gain

    maximum advantage from IEEE and its offerings. We are sure that members will find our regular column on

    Information Resources useful.

    We draw the attention in particular to the announcements relating to IEEE Madras Section Student Branch

    Revamping, IEEE MAS Hub Congress, Googles Applied CS with Android IEEE R10 Paper Contest, 2017 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT), R10 Awards and IEEE MAS SB Website Contest.

    To facilitate better interaction with the Student Branch Counselors, we are requesting them to provide their contact

    coordinates through a google form. Pl. refer the announcement in this regard.

    IEEE has recently announced its plans to host its second IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (IEEE

    SecDev) at Cambridge, Massachussets, USA from 24 to 26 September, 2017. Authors are invited to submit papers

    by 30th

    May and tutorials by 2nd

    June that present a new direction or future vision of how to build security in for

    new and existing systems. For more event details, please visit https://secdev.ieee.org or visit

    http://cybersecurity.ieee.org/ In the context of Digital India initiative and the need for greater security, it would be

    good idea for section volunteers and cyber security researchers to participate in this cutting-edge conference.

    We look for contributions from all to make the MAS LINK a sought after publication from the Section. While doing

    so, pl. adhere to the guidelines at https://goo.gl/bYB44p As we still get reports without following the guidelines,

    we have published the guidelines in this issue of MAS LINK.

    The MAS LINK issues are archived in a shared folder at https://goo.gl/nrpibv

    mailto:ammasprashantnair@gmail.commailto:hrmohan.ieee@gmail.comhttps://secdev.ieee.org/http://cybersecurity.ieee.org/https://goo.gl/bYB44phttps://goo.gl/nrpibv

  • IEEE MAS LINK Vol. 14 No.5 May 2017 Page 3

    Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari

    Seminar on Involving Students to Monitor Road

    Traffic and Prevent Accidents

    IEEE SB organized a Seminar on Involving

    Students to Monitor Road Traffic and Prevent

    Accidents along with IEEE Madras Section SIGHT

    and Kanyakumari District Athletic Association

    (KDAA) on the 6th

    Mar 2017 at the Rotary

    Community Centre, Nagercoil. Deputy

    Superintendent of Police Mr. Gopi inaugurated the

    seminar and gave a special talk on Accident

    Prevention. Other speakers include Mr. Rajinikanth,

    Regional Transport Officer, Nagercoil; Mr. Godwin

    John Rajan, Secretary, KDAA; Mr. Arul Sekar, Sub

    Inspector (Traffic), Nagercoil; Mr. Vincent Jain,

    Chairman, IEEE Madras section SIGHT and Mr. G.

    Gaswin Kastro, SBC. The event coordinators were

    SB volunteers, Mr. I. Tamil Selvan and Mr. S. Mani

    Raj.

    Technology Introduction Program

    IEEE SB jointly organized a Technology

    Introduction Program with IEEE ADSF SIGHT at

    Thoothoor on 10th

    Apr 2017. In the program a newly

    developed mobile app called Fishers' Guide was

    introduced to the fishermen of Thoothoor.. This app

    can be used by the fishermen to know the weather,

    potential fishing zones, wind speed and other

    parameters. Mr.Vincent Jain, Chairman, IEEE ADSF

    SIGHT; Mr. I. Tamil Selvan, SB Chair and Mr. G.

    Gaswin Kastro, SBC spoke.

    Awareness Program on Sea Safety

    IEEE SB organized an awareness program on Sea

    Safety at Colachel on 20th

    Apr 2017. Volunteers

    visited the office of Assistant Director of Fisheries,

    Colachel and the Colachel harbour to issue awareness

    handbills on Safety Precautions For Fishermen

    During Fishing prepared in consultation with IEEE

    ADSF SIGHT. The event was coordinated by

    Ms.Anisha J. and Mr. I. Tamil Selvan, SB Chair.

    Report by: Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro,

    gaswin-ec@avce.edu.in

    Cape Institute of Technology, Tirunelveli

    Seminar on Voice Recognition

    IEEE SB organized a seminar on "Voice

    Recognition" by Mr. R. Selvin Rethna Raj, AP/ECE

    on 3rd

    Apr 2017. The event was coordinated by IEEE

    student members Ms. S. Maheswari, Ms. M.A.

    Suchitra and Mr. L. Arivazhagan, AP/ECE.

    Workshop on GSM Technology and Path

    Following Robot

    mailto:gaswin-ec@avce.edu.in

  • IEEE MAS LINK Vol. 14 No.5 May 2017 Page 4

    IEEE SB organized a workshop on GSM Technology

    and Path Following Robot by Mr. Soloman Roach,

    AP/ECE on 11th

    Apr 2017. The workshop was

    coordinated by Mr. L. Arivazhagan AP/ECE and the

    IEEE student members Ms. K. Anugraha, Ms. P.