Shaastra 2018’s Spotlight lecture series kicked off on Thursday with a lecture by Dr. Mriganka Sur. He is currently the Newton Professor of Neuroscience,
It’s data analysis, and not data dialysis!” The reason being that data analysis involves extraction of desired information from data, whereas dialysis involves removal of waste from data. When analysis is conducted incorrectly, one may end up with waste or meaningless information. Moreover, it is not just about removing unwanted information but making sense out of what the analyst is left with, which is nothing short of a challenge.
IIT Madras had the honour of receiving Prof. Baliga as the Chief Guest presiding over the 53rd Convocation Ceremony of the institute this year. The day before the Convocation, Prof. Baliga gave a talk titled “The IGBT Miracle: From Conception to Global Impact”. The talk was well attended by students, professors, alumni and dignitaries. In between his busy schedule, he spoke to T5E about his career and work.
Saikanth in his tenure as CFI Head has implemented most of the points he had in his vision. He completely revamped the project selection procedure and even boosted up the project completion rate with the help of Project Management Team which was formed for this specific purpose. He was also able to publicize the activities of CFI, be it at insti level through Media team or recognition at national level by representing Tech culture of IIT Madras at Festival of Innovation, Rashtrapati Bhavan. His tenure has been phenomenal and motivated by the need to pay back to the place which has molded him to what he is today.
Prof. Prabha Mandayam, faculty of the department of physics, shares her academic journey, her opinion on status of women in science and current state of quantum information and computing.
In this article, Prof. Sriramkumar looks back upon LIGO’s detection of gravitational waves and lucidly outlines the theory, construction of the experimental setup and the implications of the observations made early this year.
The technical festival of an institution is the time for students to display their technical prowess. A total of 3 records (2 Guinness and 1 National) were broken in this edition of Shaastra.
Run through for some intriguing insights on how these feats were achieved.
On 23rd February, Prof. MS Ananth, our former director, gave a lecture titled ‘The Importance of Humanities in Engineering Education’. As a Humanities and
ADITI is an indigenously developed non-contact switch that makes a computer accessible to individuals with motor impairments. Dr. Namita Jacob, a special education expert, describes her experience of developing ADITI in coordination with the IITM faculty in this article.
It is the same old electronics and coding. But with an enriched entertainment value. Student-run in its entirety, Envisage attempts to build technology with a taste of entertainment. T5E correspondents, Nived Rajaraman and Abhishek Kelkar review the events and take a look at the tech behind Envisage 4.0, that was held as a part of Shaastra 2016.