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IIT Kharagpur and Ericsson partner for joint research in AI and Edge Compute

IIT Kharagpur and Ericsson partner for joint research in AI and Edge Compute

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Ericsson announced a long term co-operation for joint research in the area of AI, Compute and Radio.  As part of the occasion two mile-stones agreements were inked between both the organizations which will allow researchers from both organizations to collaborate to develop novel AI and distributed compute technology towards 6G research. Additionally, a symposium on Radio and Network research was organized at G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications (GSSST) where leaders from Ericsson Research and IIT Kharagpur participated to discuss the developments and advancements for the future of networks and communication. Prof. Virendra Kumar…
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National Award for Prof. Suman Chakraborty on Teachers Day 2023

National Award for Prof. Suman Chakraborty on Teachers Day 2023

Teaching is much more than just imparting knowledge, it is an inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding. When we recall our own education, we remember the teachers not methods and techniques. The belief of a teacher on his/her student can make them achieve wonders. Teachers are the root of an education system and can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. Teaching is the profession that teaches us all the other professions. On this momentous occasion of Teachers Day 2023, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department…
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IIT Kharagpur inks MoU with HCLTech to Jointly Develop Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Petroleum Industry

IIT Kharagpur inks MoU with HCLTech to Jointly Develop Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Petroleum Industry

IIT Kharagpur inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HCLTech, a leading global technology company on 31 May 2023, to collaborate in the field of petroleum engineering and earth sciences. HCLTech and IIT Kharagpur will jointly develop innovative and sustainable solutions to address critical challenges of the petroleum industry including reduction of carbon footprint and provide significant sustainable solutions towards net zero carbon emissions. “We are pleased to work with HCLTech on this path-breaking initiative. Academia and industry need to forge such symbiotic partnerships that will be instrumental in advancing research and innovation in technology, besides creating a skilled workforce.…
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IIT Kharagpur handed over Industry 4.0 solution to GRSE

IIT Kharagpur handed over Industry 4.0 solution to GRSE

The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CoEAMT) of IIT Kharagpur has handed over its Industry 4.0 solution to Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), under Ministry of Defence. The Centre has developed a software for GRSE, named iWeld wherein AI will detect the defective portion from weld radiography images and classify the type of defect. Tested over large number of samples at GRSE, it gives a very high accuracy of 93.18%. The software has been developed by Mr. Avishek Mukherjee, Doctoral Scholar of IIT Kharagpur under the supervision of Prof. Surjya K Pal, Chairperson of the CoEAMT and…
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Face to Face with Alumni

Face to Face with Alumni

"We require transformation and transition to meet future goals in terms of Alma Connect", said Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur who indulged in a face to face virtual meet with the Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur from India & overseas on 27 December 2022. He focused on some key areas where alumni support is needed to provide exposure to students and to initiate infrastructure development for IIT Kharagpur. The meet started with the recitation of Sararswati Vandhana which revitalized the spirits in a cold December morning. The opening remarks were presented by Prof. Amit Patra, Deputy Director, IIT…
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IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2022

IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2022

Bay Area Alumni Community of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur conducted the IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2022 in Santa Clara Convention Centre, California USA  on 27 August 2022. It is a nonprofit organization in California which is dedicated to the professional advancement of alumni from all IIT campuses who call the greater San Francisco Bay Area home. Every year towards the end of the summer, IITBAA organizes the IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference which is open to all IIT and non-IIT tech professionals. The annual conference typically brings together industry & academic luminaries, business leaders, engineers, startup founders, investors…
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Prediction of Crystal Properties through AI assisted Machine Learning – CrysXPP

Prediction of Crystal Properties through AI assisted Machine Learning – CrysXPP

Hearing the word crystals, people commonly recognize it to be a shiny material associated with a part of jewellery considering their shapes of flat faces with sharp angles. In actuality, crystalline materials have a much wider range of applications, for example in laser technology, optics, high-energy physics, biomedical technology and light-emitting diodes. Each area of application requires a specific type of material. New crystalline materials are constantly being tested to determine whether they have the desired properties. A crystal is scientifically defined by its microscopic atomic arrangement, not its macroscopic shape. Its crystallographic forms are sets of possible faces of…
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Forbes 30 Under 30 – Alumnus Prof. Srijan Kumar

Forbes 30 Under 30 – Alumnus Prof. Srijan Kumar

IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Prof. Srijan Kumar has been included in Forbes 30 under 30 in Science, Class of 2022! Prof. Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a specialist in AI, ML, and Data Science. In his attempt to make the internet a safer place he is involved in developing Data Science and Machine Learning solutions to combat fraudsters, trolls, and other malicious entities. His research has influenced Twitter’s Birdwatch platform. It is also implemented by Flipkart. An alumnus of the 2013 batch from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the Institute, Prof.…
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Making Sanskrit Accessible through AI-based Text Processing

Making Sanskrit Accessible through AI-based Text Processing

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur are making Sanskrit accessible with their Artificial Intelligence-based system for processing Sanskrit texts There has been a renewed interest in Sanskrit since the announcement of NEP 2020. Various academic institutions both at school education as well as higher education are adopting various approaches for improving the reach of the language through training programs, research and outreach initiatives. While various digital resources have improved the accessibility and use of world languages and even regional languages, Sanskrit presents unique challenges in automated computational processing. In addition to the sheer volume and diversity, both stylistic and chronological, found in…
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AI in Manufacturing

AI in Manufacturing

Pandemic has hit us hard and has reset the entire manufacturing lookout. Thinking in the positive aspect, the pandemic has given us a chance to grow stronger, more resilient, and resourceful in terms of operation, maintenance, and sustainability. There was a point in time when people were perceiving Industry 4.0 as an opportunity for their businesses. The table has turned, and now, Industry 4.0 is a mandate as the concepts under its umbrella are the ones that will help in making manufacturing more resilient, stronger, and resourceful. AI is one of the core elements of Industry 4.0 and it encompasses…
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