Dr Yogesh Bhalerao, University of East Anglia, UK visited SIT on the 17th of January 2023. He is a Professor, Mechanical Engineering, at the School of Engineering, University of East Anglia, UK. His research interests are heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and numerical modelling. Dr. Bhalerao elaborated on the faculty of engineering at the University of East Anglia and extended support for collaborative activity in terms of student exchange, faculty exchange, and research co-supervision with Symbiosis Institute of Technology. He also expressed willingness for long-term research collaboration with Symbiosis International University. The visit concluded with a visit to Labs of the Mechanical and Robotics and Automation Department
Dr. Sohum Sohoni visited to Symbiosis Institute of Technology on 12th Dec 2022. He is Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA. His research domain is Software Engineering. Interactive faculty session was carried out for CS and AIML faculty members. He focused on students’ assessment carried out at MSOE and discussed about outcomes also. Had good interaction among the faculties about modelling of Software Engineering and the research work. Faculties were very happy to listen to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge.
An online expert webinar on Process Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in Additive Manufacturing was organized by Mechanical Engineering Department to expose students and faculty to advances in the field of Additive manufacturing.
Dr Rajiv Gupte is Associate Dean for Planning, Finance, Faculty Affairs, School of Science and Professor, Computer & Information Science, IUPUI University, USA. He discussed about Data Science in healthcare, also focused on the research opportunities, and research areas with faculty members. All CS and AIML faculty members attended the session. Faculties were very happy to listen to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge.
Dr. Sandeep Gupta is Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona University. During his visit to Symbiosis Institute of Technology, many faculties and students interacted with him. Faculty discussion session was purely on research work, many faculty discussed about their PhD work , research in the field of AI and Quantum computing carried out very nice. Total 30+ faculty attended the session. Student interaction was on “Real Time Applications of Artificial Intelligence”, 30+ students attended it. Students were very happy to listed to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge
Title of the talk: “Neural Radiance Fields: Variants and applications”
Resource Person: Mr. Saurabh Nair, M.Tech from Carnegie Mellon for Robotic Systems, CMU, USA.
Work: Applied scientist at Wayve AI, working on vision language models, and reinforcement learning for autonomous driving. Gave an exper session for students and faculty of E&TC.
Title of the talk: “Flat Electronics”
Resource Person: Dr. Bharath Kumar Mareddi is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KU Leuven and Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium.
Dr. Anubhooti Arora-senior advisor, recruiting strategy and partnerships, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania was the esteemed speaker for the day. Students from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd as well as 4th year attended the seminar and benefitted from the opportunities available at Lehigh University.
Dr. Amelie Weigel ,Director, Alliance Francaise , Pune visited SIT on 7th October, 2022. Collaboration opportunities along with French companies, French language training opportunities, and internship opportunities in French Universities was discussed.
Dr. John DiTusa, Dean Purdue School of Sciences, IUPUI, Indianapolis gave an expert talk on “ Topological Spin Textures” on 7th October in Seminar Hall. The session was followed by interaction with students and faculty.
Dr. Olivier Fudym, the Attache for Academic and Scientific Cooperation in the west of India visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) , Pune on June 15, 2022. He was accompanied with Ms. Margo Girard, the National Coordinator of the Campus France network in India, Ms. Siddhi Padture, Campus France Manager for Pune and Goa and Ms. Amruta Datar, Deputy to the Attache. The delegate were welcomed by the Head of International Initiatives of SIT Dr Meena Laad. Deputy Director( Administration) Dr Nitin Khedkar gave a presentation on SIT to the delegates. Dr Olivier briefed about various research and academic collaboration opportunities between Symbiosis and French Universities. He also assured of extending support in connecting with Universities in France. Ms Datar and Ms Siddhi proposed to organise a seminar for dissemination of information on Higher education in France. The delegate also visited the labs and other infra structural facilities at SIT. Dr Ravi Shekhar, member of International Initiatives Team at SIT proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Bala Vaidyanathan, Professor, School of Material Engineering, Loughborough University, UK was on campus on July 23, 2022. Dr Bala has been associated with SIT through research and other academic collaborations. One of our Ph.D scholars Ms Shalaka is at Loughborough University on Commonwealth fellowship. Dr Bala had a discussion on joint academic programmes with SIT and also collaborative research programmes. SIT already has MoU signed with LU and several collaborations are actively going on.
Dr Bhanu Sood, Chief Engineer NASA, Goddard Space Flight Centre visited SIT on Aug. 26, 2022. He has been closely associated with SIT since last several years. Dr Meena Laad, Head of International Initiatives organised his talk on NASA: Advancement in Space Technology for the students of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering of SIT. The talk was very well received by the students. Students were curious about the astronomical events and various successful missions of NASA in space. Dr Bhanu also interacted with research scholars of SIT and had an insightful discussion on their research interests.
Dr Jeremy Simpson, Associate Dean, International Studies and Dr Elini Mangina, Professor, Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland visited SIT on Aug. 27, 2022. Dr Meena Laad, Head, International Initiatives welcomed the guests and briefed them about SIT. There was a long discussion on various collaborative opportunities between SIT and UCD. The International cell organised the talk by Dr Elini Mangina for the students of Comp. Sc & AI-ML. Dr Elini discussed the applications of tools of AI in day to day life and shared her research work with the faculty of SIT. The MoU between the two is already in progress and the opportunities for organising joint technical events, student and faculty mobility were discussed.