Inaugural Lecture Series initiated at UoH


As part of the newly introduced Inaugural Lecture Series, Prof. Siba Kumar Udgata, Faculty, School of Computer & Information Sciences and Director, Center for Modelling, Simulation and Design (CMSD) delivered a talk on Network of Sensors: A Technology driven by Science for the Society on 14th February 2014 at the Sir C V Raman Auditorium.


Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, UoH welcomed the gathering and gave the importance of organizing such lectures on the campus. Prof. Ramaswamy said that the inaugural lectures will be delivered by Professors newly appointed by the University, on their research interests for the benefit of colleagues and students from all disciplines.


In his lecture, Prof. Udgata said that Computers, Communication, and Sensing technologies are converging to change the way we live, interact, work and conduct business. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) reflects such convergence. Sensing technologies in particular is one of the most important research output from the science laboratories which include physics, electronics, nanotechnology, chemistry and life sciences, he added. Prof. Udgata shared that the basic research in the above mentioned disciplines lead to many different sensors which form the core of the wireless sensor network study. These networks are based on collaborative efforts of a large number of sensor nodes. These nodes have the capabilities of sensing, data processing, and also communicating. These technologies including socio-economic imperatives are driving the sensor network revolution, he stated.

The presentation highlighted some of the core research issues in WSN Dr. Udgata and his group are working for the past several years like energy efficient algorithms (Green Computing), optimal sensor deployment, sensor localization, sensor network coverage problem and how they are address these issues.