Following activities are conducted to enhance the technical knowledge in the areas of computational intelligence, machine learning, artificial intelligence, soft computing for professionals, faculty and students of engineering courses by giving preference to IEEE members with some benefits to IEEE CIS members. These activities have motivated the professional, faculty and student community to become membership and has in turn helped the growth of technical professionals in the areas of IEEE CIS.

Following are the activities conducted for the year 2021 under IEEE CIS.

Many changes have been noticed in human interaction with and relative to data that achieved noteworthy success using machine learning in various areas of applications. Mainly, this revolution faces increasing challenges due to limited computational power and the growing size of datasets. Information is fundamentally governed by the laws of physics and quantum mechanics that can enhance our information-processing abilities. This can be achieved by using Quantum concepts that can be an unprecedented advantage and can motivate for the generation of various applications with the use of more Quantum information process that has a major scope towards the research area. Considering the development needed, this is the time to build a bridge between machine learning & quantum information. Also, more interaction among these areas can lead towards the development of machine learning algorithms to find an application that can understand and control quantum systems. On the other hand, quantum computational devices promise enhancement in the performance of machine learning algorithms for problem-solving. This workshop was to foster the interaction from experts among academicians, industrialists and other research institutes that can be related with interdisciplinary topics.
A workshop was hosted on applied AI. The workshop was divided into two parts consisting of the theoretical and practical parts. In the theoretical part, students got to learn about the differences between machine learning and deep learning, supervised and unsupervised learning, Data Pipeline for AI, fundamentals of neural networks, gradient descent, and the usage of a convolutional operator on images. In the practical session, students got to learn about the usage of google colab for Machine Learning, the basics of matplotlib and numpy, and tensorflow for transfer learning. Students learned the following by coding a cat vs dog classifier using VGG-16.
This webinar gave an overview of GCT, Li-ion cells, their characteristics and types of Li-ion cells. In addition to this, relevance of these cells in battery management system(BMS), IoT in BMS and challenges in connected devices were presented to the participants along with the concept of edge computing
Every day, our needs are changing, and these changes are happening on a dynamic scale. For Instance, ten years before traffic wasn’t a part of our urban life, today traffic is part of our livelihood. Similarly, the landscape of modern IT solutions is changing dynamically, and Microservices helps to cater to these needs in an energy-efficient and cost-efficient way. Microservices are an approach to distributed systems that have fine-grained services that can be changed, tested, scaled, and deployed independently of others. As part of this webinar agenda, we would look upon the Key concepts of microservices, Advantages of the microservices approach, The patterns and anti-patterns of Microservices, How to break a Monolith into Microservices, and How Cloud can enable a faster way to hit production.
This event was organised to raise High School Science and Technology literacy level using Engineering students as ‘Ambassadors of Education’. It was conducted by IEEE CIS student branch of Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru for high school students of rural and urban areas. The program covered topics on the need of technologies in agriculture, smart farming using drones & robots, and technological advancements in food processing.
The Major aim of the program was to raise the national high school literacy level. We believe that youth in colleges like us have a responsibility towards the endogenous growth of the country, and the best way is to share our knowledge and motivate the youngsters in the schools to take up higher education in Science and Technology and even towards research. We used Presentations and Videos to interact with high school students on our topic of Medical Technology and motivate them towards higher education. Pedagogy enabled us to influence students and capture their attention. The use of video encouraged the students to interact, and it made them understand the topics in a better way.