2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seminar by ZOOM, Meeting ID: 997 0587 0427

Devices that capture signals from its environment are ubiquitous. These signals are to be analyzed using a digital computer. More often than not, the signals are analog in nature. A proper sensing and acquisition (including digitization) set up is required to prepare such signals for analysis. The acquired signals can also be used for controlling plants in a control system. This Teaching Seminar will provide an overview of sensors, interfacing and control systems at an introductory level. The topics include the elements of a Digital Data Acquisition System (Sensors/Transducers, Signal Conditioning, Digitization, Data Acquisition Hardware and Software). Practical Real-world examples will also be discussed. The target audience of this teaching seminar is second year undergraduate students in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering.

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Speakers / Performers:
Professor Vinod A Prasad
Professor, Electrical Engineering Department Dean, Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad, India

Dr. Vinod A Prasad is a Professor in Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Palakkad and the Dean of Industry Collaboration & Sponsored Research. He has 25 years of work experience (5 years in industry and 20 years in academics). Prior to joining IIT Palakkad in October 2017, Dr. Vinod has been a tenured Associate Professor in School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.


Vinod has won the Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching 2009, the highest recognition conferred by NTU Singapore to individual faculty for teaching. He has won the Best Lecturer Award of School of Computer Engineering, NTU, four years consecutively – 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was also a nominee of Nanyang Educator Award of NTU in 2017 (one of the 6 finalists nominated from 800 faculty members in the College of Engineering, based on students’ voting) and also a nominee of  Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching 2008. Vinod’s research interests include digital signal processing, low power, reconfigurable circuits & systems for wireless communications, Brain-Computer Interface and its applications. He has on-going and completed external research grants from various funding agencies - Ministry of Education, Singapore, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore, European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company, Singapore Millennium Foundation, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Airbus Group Innovations amounting over S$3.5 million as principal investigator. He has published over 250 papers in refereed international journals and international conferences, supervised and graduated 15 Ph.D. students. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Man & Cybernetics Magazine and Associate Editor of Journal of Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing (Springer). Vinod is a Senior Member of IEEE and Track Co-Chair (Brain-Machine Interface Systems) of IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society for which he won the award of the ‘Most Active Technical Committee in Human-Machine Systems’ of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society in three consecutive years – 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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PG students
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Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering
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