IEEE ComSoc/SP Society Joint Chapter

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Signal Processing Society (SP) Joint Chapter


COMSOC SP

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)

ComSoc promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains the highest standard of professionalism and technical competency. ComSoc fosters original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology. It encourages the development of applications that use signals to transfer voice, data, image, and/or video information between locations This Society promotes the theory and use of systems involving all types of terminals, computers, and information processors; all pertinent systems and operations that facilitate transfer; all transmission media; switched and unswitched networks; and network layouts, protocols, architectures, and implementations

IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS)

Signal processing is the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, extraction, and interpretation of information. It comprises the theory, algorithms with associated architectures and implementations, and applications related to processing information contained in many different formats broadly designated as signals. Signal processing uses mathematical, statistical, computational, heuristic, and/or linguistic representations, formalisms, modeling techniques and algorithms for generating, transforming, transmitting, and learning from signals. The Signal Processing Society is an international organization whose purpose is to: advance and disseminate state-of- the-art scientific information and resources; educate the signal processing community; and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas.

Executive Committe - 2019

Designation Name Organisation E-mail Membership No
Chair Lalitha Vadlamani IIIT Hyderabad lalitha.v@iiit.ac.in M 92293689
Vice-Chair TSN Murthy JNTU, Vijayanagaram surya_tummala@ieee.org M 90399100
Secretary Nitin Sharma Qualcomm India nitin.sharma.ipr@outlook.com M 94571847
Treasurer Abhinav Kumar IIT Hyderabad Abhinav.kumar.sharma@gmail.com M 80358261
Member GVV Sharma IIT Hyderabad gadepall@gmail.com M 90539415
Member Prasad Krishnan IIIT Hyderabad Prasad.Krishnan@iiit.ac.in M 90758758
Member John Benedict Amazon INC john.benedict.007@gmail.com M 92226956
Immediate Past Chair Sanjeev Nimishakavi Qualcomm sanjeevrn@yahoo.com M 80250684

Highlights from 2017

New Initiatives

HyWIT 2017

  • A Workshop Series on Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of publication of the Viterbi Algorithm
  • Workshops held on weekends to let students, faculty as well as practising engineers attend
  • The inaugural series touched various aspects of channel coding and applications of the Viterbi Algorithm in communications and signal processing
  • Each workshop was a mix of theory and hands on simulations
  • At least 65 participants at each session who were awarded certificates
  • Sponsored by Qualcomm a company founded by Andrew Viterbi

Data Detect Challenge

  • Launched to help students learn to apply Communications Theory and Digital Signal Processing fundamentals in data detection in a fun way
  • Unique online nature drew 60 participants from all over India.

Flagship Event: AG Bell Memorial Lecture 2017

  • Speaker: Prof K Giridhar, Indian Institue of Technology, Madras
  • Topic: Reliable Wireless Access in the UHF Band by Enabling Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing
  • 50 participants
  • Venue: International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad

COMSOC Distinguished Lecture Event – Mar 15th 2017

  • DL: Dr Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T
  • Topic: Security Challenges and Opportunities in SDN/NFV and 5G Networks
  • 50 Participants
  • Venue: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Complete List of events held in 2017

Event Title Date Event URL
Polar Codes 23 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151802
LDPC Codes 17 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151801
Workshop on "Turbo Codes" 16 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151785
Coding Theory Addresses the Challenges of Big Data Storage 16 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151784
Workshop on "The Viterbi Algorithm in Equalization and Modulation" 09 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151783
Workshop on "Principles of Channel Coding" 09 Sep http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151782
COMSOC COLLOQUIUM 01 Apr http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/148303
COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer Programme by Dr Ashutosh Dutt 15 Mar http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151808
Seventh Alexander Graham Bell Lecture 06 Mar http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44147
The Seventh Alexander Graham Bell Memorial Lecture: Reliable Wireless Access in the UHF Band by Enabling Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing 06 Mar http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/151807
PRE VIRTUAL AND DYNAMIC WORKSHOP - SAE SNIST 09 Feb http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/146687
Republic Day Parade 25 Jan http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/150449
IMAGE PROCESSING WORKSHOP 17 Jan http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/144884