IEEE ComSoc/SP Society Joint Chapter

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


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 M 92293689
Vice-Chair TSN Murthy JNTU, Vijayanagaram M 90399100
Secretary Nitin Sharma Qualcomm India M 94571847
Treasurer Abhinav Kumar IIT Hyderabad M 80358261
Member GVV Sharma IIT Hyderabad M 90539415
Member Prasad Krishnan IIIT Hyderabad M 90758758
Member John Benedict Amazon INC M 92226956
Immediate Past Chair Sanjeev Nimishakavi Qualcomm 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
LDPC Codes 17 Sep
Workshop on "Turbo Codes" 16 Sep
Coding Theory Addresses the Challenges of Big Data Storage 16 Sep
Workshop on "The Viterbi Algorithm in Equalization and Modulation" 09 Sep
Workshop on "Principles of Channel Coding" 09 Sep
COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer Programme by Dr Ashutosh Dutt 15 Mar
Seventh Alexander Graham Bell Lecture 06 Mar
The Seventh Alexander Graham Bell Memorial Lecture: Reliable Wireless Access in the UHF Band by Enabling Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing 06 Mar
Republic Day Parade 25 Jan