University of Calcutta

INSTITUTE OF RADIO PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS (IRPE)

UGC NETWORKING RESOURCE CENTRE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Winter School on DSP Algorithms, Architecture and Applications (DSPA++2010)

About The School

A winter school on DSP Algorithms, Architecture & Applications (DSPA++ 2010) is organized at the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta from January 4-22, 2010 as an activity of UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences. This event is also a part of the Institute’s Diamond Jubilee celebration beginning from April 2009.

We advertised for the school in our website www.irpel.org/ugc-network/school. Posters were also sent to the major institutions by post. Registration was sought from young faculties, PG and Ph.D. students of Engineering Institutions preferably age below 40 years of age. The number of selected candidates was limited to 20. Terms and conditions were given in detail therein.

Initially there was an over whelming response for attending the course but finally all of them did not arrive at. Several eminent faculties from different institutions in India gave their talks/lecturers in this winter school, which are mentioned below. Participants for this school are from all over the India. Several M.Tech. Students in their final semester from North East had participated in the school. Several faculties from other different institutions had also participated in the school. It is felt that many more could have been joined had the School been organized in the month of December during their semester end. Due to our involvement with the work in the CODEC 09, an international conference organized by this Department, winter school could not been organized in the month of December 2009. However the winter school has received a wide applause from all the participants, which is evident from their feedback we have received. They also expressed their willingness to participate in such schools in future.

We broadly partitioned course into three sections. Firstly, familiarize participants with basics of DSP and then applications of DSP were presented. Thirdly, Practical in the laboratory supplements the theory.

Inaugural Function

Inaugural function was held at the B. R. Nag auditorium of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronic Department on 04/0 1/ 2010 in the presence of Dean Technology, Prof. Shekhar Bhattacharya, UGCNRCPS Director Prof. G. Ghosh and UGCNRCPS Advisor Prof. P. k. Basu.

Feedback from Participants

On 1/26/10, Mahua Pal wrote:

Sir,

Today morning I was just going through the CD from the Winter School. So I thought I would thank you once again for all the things I had gained from the school and above all for allowing me to attend it.
Thank you so much.

Hope we meet again some day in such workshops/schools.
Thanks.

Mahua Pal, lecturer

Selection of Candidates

The submitted registration forms were examined and a list of selected fellows was published in the website to enable them to reserve train/air tickets. Due consideration was given to select participants from all over India and to give preference to candidates from North Eastern regions. The following Table may provide an idea how the objective was fulfilled.