25-NOV-2017: Dept of Electronics Engineering organises IMPACT?2017
Aligarh, November 25: The Department of Electronics Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) under DSA-I (Department of special assistance)and TEQIP-III programme organised a two-day ?International Conference on ?Multimedia, Signal Processing and Communication Technologies? (IMPACT?2017) in which prominent scientists, professionals, academics and scholars from all over the country and different parts of the world participated.
Presiding over the inaugural function at the University Polytechnic, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that signals are fascinating. ?Every airplane gives signals while flying and investigators are still trying to trace the Malaysia Airlines MH370 airbus through its last signals,? said the Vice Chancellor.
He pointed out that technology is changing the world at an unbelievable pace. ?Artificial intelligence, robotics, industrial safety and solar energy are emerging as areas in which the most innovative researches are taking place and there should be post-graduate diploma courses in these areas in the university,? said Prof Mansoor.
Prof Omar M Ramahi (University of Waterloo, Canada), who attended the function as the chief-guest said that the universities all over the world should return to their role of producing leaders. He added that the world is dysfunctional and innovation through technology is the only way to change things.
He pointed out that there is a need to work on far-field power transfers based on microwaves. ?We need to work on energy harvesting using antennas, space power transfers, microwave spectrums and infra red solar energy,? said Prof Ramahi.
Prof Mohammad Idrees (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AMU) said that it is amazing to see the developments in signal processing. ?The number of wireless devices connected to mobile networks is increasing everyday and so is the smart-phone use and global internet traffic,? said Prof Idrees adding that it is interesting to see where technology is capable of taking the world to in a span of a few years.
Giving an overview of the Department of Electronics Engineering, Prof M Sufiyan Beg (Principal, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology?ZHCET, AMU) said that the department has made significant progress since its inception and attained the status of a pioneering department particularly in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the University in general. ?This department has been coveted DSA-I status from the UGC, Government of India,? pointed Prof Beg.
Earlier, Prof Parvez Mustajab (Conference Chair) presented an overview of the conference.
Professor Mohd Hasan (Chairperson, Department of Electronics Engineering) delivered the welcome address, while Prof Mirza Salim Beg proposed the vote of thanks.
After the inaugural session, Prof Santanu Chaudhary (IIT Delhi) and Prof Girish Kumar (IIT Bombay) delivered the keynote addresses.
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