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Hyderabad: GITAM FDP focused on ‘Implications of IoT’

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The Department of Electrical, Electronics, and Communication Engineering (EECE) at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is pleased to announce the successful organization of a six-day ATAL Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Opportunity and Challenges for VLSI in IoT Applications’. The program, sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy, aims to explore the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) in various industries.

On day 4 of the program, esteemed guest speaker Dr. Amit Acharyya, Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad, delivered an insightful lecture on ‘Implications of IoT; Power, Performance, Area, Edge and AI’. Dr. Acharyya shared his research work on healthcare, highlighting the future scope of research and the opportunities in the development of Indigenously developed Flexible Acoustic Emission Sensor, which offers an economical alternative to existing sensors.

During his lecture, Dr. Acharyya emphasized the importance of developing technology that does not disrupt daily activities. He discussed the integration of VLSI, AI, and IoT to achieve specific goals, particularly in the field of cardiopulmonary disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OPD). Dr. Acharyya’s research has resulted in the development of an algorithm that allows for the generation of ECG from PPG, reducing the need for additional sensors. He also highlighted the significance of monitoring various parameters such as ECG, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Temperature, SPO2, and Respiration Rate in sleep disorders.

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Furthermore, Dr. Acharyya discussed the impact of circadian rhythm and the role of electronic gadgets in disrupting natural sleep patterns. He explained the effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight on the secretion of melatonin hormone and its influence on biological functions.

The lecture concluded with an interactive session, where faculty members had the opportunity to ask questions and gain further insights from Dr. Acharyya.

Prof. K. Manjunathacari, Coordinator of the FDP, and Prof. T. Madhavi, HoD, EECE, felicitated Dr. Amit for his valuable contribution.

In addition, Dr. Rahim of JNTU Hyderabad delivered a talk on ‘Challenges and Opportunities – IoT’, further enriching the FDP. The program will continue until Saturday, providing participants with valuable knowledge and expertise in the field of IoT.

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