Program Schedule of the Fifth Electrical Sciences Symposium, 20 - 21 February, 2014.

Venue: Faculty Hall (Main Building), IISc, Bangalore

Time February 20, 2014 (Thursday) Time February 21, 2014 (Friday)
08.30 - 08.50 Registration 08.30 - 09.00 Registration
08.50 - 09.00 Opening Remarks from Prof. Anurag Kumar (ECE),
Divisional Chair of Electrical Sciences, IISc
09.00 - 09.30 Faculty Talk (SERC)
Speaker: R. Venkatesh Babu
Title: Image processing using Approximate Nearest Neighbour Fields
09.00 - 09.30 Faculty Talk (ESE)
Speaker: Mayank Shrivastava
Title: On-Chip ESD Devices and Circuits: Essentials and Research Opportunities
Computer Vision
Session Chair: Pandu R Devarakota (Canon, India)
Communication Engineering
Session Chair: Girish Chandra (TCS)
09.30 - 10.50 Pushkar Gorur - Computer Vision as applied to Video Surveillance (Ph.D., ECE)
Kolar Rajagopal Anoop - Dynamic Head Pose Classification and Application of Human Visual Interest Prediction Ph.D., EE)
Sovan Biswas - Motion Based Video Analysis (M.Sc.[Engg], SERC)
Avinash Ramakanth - Approximate Nearest Neighbour Field Computation and Applications (M.Sc.[Engg], SERC)
09.30 - 10.50 Manikandan R: A 2.4GHz Energy Efficient BFSK/ASK Transmitter using Frequency Multiplication Technique (Ph.D., ECE)
Sainath Bitragunta: Optimal Amplify-and-Forward Relaying For Cooperative Relay Systems and Underlay Cognitive Radio (Ph.D., ECE)
Kaushik Ghosal: Power Scalable Wireless Receivers for 2.4GHz Sensor Networks (Ph.D., ECE)
S.N. Ananya: Throughput Analysis of Best-m Feedback in OFDM Systems with Uniformly Correlated Subchannels (M.Sc.[Engg], ECE)
10.50 - 11.20 Tea Break 10.50 - 11.10 Tea Break
Imaging & Optimization
Session Chair: M. S. Dinesh (GE Healthcare, India)
11.10 - 11.40 Faculty Talk (EE)
Speaker: Soma Biswas
Title: Face Recognition in Unconstrained Environment
11.20 - 12.40 Dilip Thomas: Symmetry Detection in Scalar Fields (Ph.D., CSA)
Calvin Shaw - Development of computationally effcient and quantitative image reconstruction methods for biomedical optical imaging. (Ph.D., SERC)
Jayaprakash - Model Resolution Matrix based Deconvolution for Biomedical Optical Imaging (Ph.D., SERC)
Vasudevan Rengasamy: Message-driven Parallel Applications on GPU (M.Sc.[Engg], SERC)
Signal Processing & Electronic Systems
Session Chair: Prasanta Kumar Ghosh
::: ::: 11.40 - 12.40 Harshavardhan Sundar: Who Spoke What, When and Where? A Latent Variable Formulation using Multiple Microphones for analyzing Acoustic Scenes (Ph.D., ECE)
Abhiram Bhanuprakash: Characterization of the voice source by the DCT and its application to speaker recognition (M.Sc.[Engg], EE)
Neha Sharan: Compact Modeling of Double gate MOSFETs (Ph.D., ESE)
12.40 - 14.00 Lunch (Venue: Main Guest House Lawn, IISc) 12.40 - 14.00 Lunch (Venue: Main Guest House Lawn, IISc)
14.00 - 14.30 Faculty Talk (ECE)
Speaker: Gaurab Banerjee
Title: Integrated Circuits for Efficient Spectrum Usage
14.00 - 14.30 Faculty Talk (CSA)
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharyya
Title: On the convergence of the Hegselmann-Krause model
Social Networks & Machine Learning
Session Chair: Yogesh Simmhan (IISc)
Panel Discussion : Next Step: Industry Vs Academia
14.30 - 15.50 Saurabh Aggarwal: Give and Take criteria based Social Groups (Ph.D., ESE)
Srinivasan Venkatramanan: Information Spread Models in Social Networks (Ph.D., ECE)
Balamurugan P: Efficient Algorithms for Structured Output Learning (Ph.D., CSA)
Srijith P.K.: Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning (Ph.D., CSA)
14.30 - 16.00 Panelists: Jayant Haritsa (SERC, IISc), K.V. S. Hari (ECE, IISc), Ramesh Venkatesan (GE Health Care) & Venkat Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research, India)
Moderator: Javed G S (ECE)
15.50 - 16.20 Tea Break 16.00 - 16.20 Closing and Vote of Thanks
Power Engineering
Session Chair: R. S. Shivakumara Aradhya (CPRI)
16.20 - 17.40 Arun Karuppaswamy Balasubramanian: High Power Grid-Connected Inverters (Ph.D., EE)
V S S Pavan Kumar Hari: Space-Vector-Based Pulse Width Modulation Strategies to Reduce Pulsating Torque in Induction Motor Drives (Ph.D., EE)
P.R. Rakesh: Split Phase Induction motor drive (M.Sc.[Engg], EE)
Ashish Kumar: Hall-Effect Current Sensors and Its Performance Validation (M.Sc.[Engg.], EE)
16.20- High Tea