- Celebrated Shannon’s Birth Centenary Year-2016 through 3rd International Conference on Computing Sciences-‘Shannon100’ at LPU
- Prominent among them were by OSD to Vice-President of India, Director of Pentagram Labs USA, CEO & Chief Editor Rajya Sabha TV, Dean Research from Coimbatore, former Vice Chancellor VIT Tamilnadu
- “LPU will soon emerge as First Smart Campus of India”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal
- 750+ Research Papers were received for the conference from across the world
Schools of Computer Applications and Computer Science & Engineering of Lovely Professional University organized 3rd International Conference on Computing Sciences-‘Shannon-100’. The two-day organization was to mark the birth centenary year-2016 of renowned American mathematical engineer and cryptographer ‘Claude E Shannon’, also known as the “Father of Information Theory”. Five- session conference was slated to hold cutting-edge research discussions among pioneering academic researchers, scientists, industrial engineers & students. Prominent among them were OSD to Vice-President of India and Chief Editor Rajya Sabha TV Mr Gurdeep Singh Sappal; Director of Pentagram Labs USA Dr EG Rajan; Dean Research from Coimbatore Dr Tyagarajan; former Vice Chancellor VIT Tamilnadu Dr DP Kothari; Scientist from Department of Science & Technology (Government of India) Dr Pramod Prasad; Programme Director Tech Mahindra Mr Kaushlendra Poonia and more.
Worth mentioning, LPU has already dedicated its two previous conferences on computing sciences to Mr Alan Turing as ‘Turing100 - First International Conference on Computing Sciences (2012)’ and Mr Maurice Wilkes as ‘Wilkies100 – Second International Conference on Computing Sciences (2013). This third one is for Shannon who worked on technical and engineering problems within the communications industry. He indeed did the groundwork for both the computer industry and telecommunications.
Welcoming the galaxy of intelligentsia, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “The conference is indeed a great endeavour on the lines of research and development and to pay homage to great men who initiated for the awakening and knowledge of the society. Modern period is of day-to-day fast developments in computer technology and applications. I am happy to share that Reliance JIO has invested Rs 30 crores at LPU Campus to make it first smart campus of India, and to see LPU as a platform for two simultaneous advance services of wi-fi and 4G internet.” Mr Mittal also informed that more than 750 research papers have been received for the conference from across the world. Of these 294, including 100 papers from LPU research students & faculty members, have been accepted for further publication in the international journal.
Awakening and inspiring the young participants, Mr Gurdeep Sappal shared motivating facts about the great astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta of ancient India. He shared: “We are lucky to have great research legacy. At LPU, I am happy to see that within a short span of time it has come up with numerous resources, new ideas and technologies by having multi-disciplinary approach. As advance computerization is becoming heavy on personal life, I wish that LPU with all its innovations should come forward as Center for Policy Research to work on security lapses occurring with regular advancements.”
Director Industries Commerce & Renewable Energy (Govt of Haryana), Mr Vivek Atray IAS asked students to be creative and to use only that much technology which can balance their life-not in excess. Dr Rajan from USA shared advanced 3 D image processing; Dr Kothari wanted students to be more knowledgeable and told all about Ph D fields and how to proceed on the topics of their theses; Dr Pramod explained all about research funding agencies and motivated that there are lot of opportunities for research endeavours in diverse fields. Similarly, Mr Poonia informed about cyber security and data privacy in context of Indian IT industry.