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:: How mobile connectivity can enhance interaction and education? ::

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA                                                        

Advisers: Michail Bletsas

Mobile connectivity (Internet, SMS) for $100 laptop.  OLPC wiki pages here (Internet Connectivity) and here (SMS).

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), India                                                      

Advisers: Satish Jha and Amit Bhatia

Assisted OLPC India in school deployments and technical discussions in meetings with executives. Example - Katha Khazana, a school setup by Katha organization in a slum community at New Delhi. [html] [pdf, 699K].

Automated Education System (AES)                                                                                

Adviser: Mr. Khushil Saini, Computer Science Department, N.S.I.T., University of Delhi

The system aimed to alleviate number of problems experienced by students, teachers, and parents. It integrated Short Messaging Service (SMS), Wikipedia, and image processing to support “anywhere-anytime” learning. [AES's blog]

Work led to following publication:

  • Ankur Verma, Ankur Arora, Vishal Gupta, Mandeep Singh, “Using Technology to Automate Education, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL, USA), Vol. 4, No. 9, pp.  29-45, Sep.  2007.  [html] [pdf, 1.57 MB] 


SMS :: Bulk :: Security                                                                                              

A solution for sending SMS in bulk was developed and is currently being used in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL, India’s largest telecom company) for sending SMS in bulk to subscribers. [Setup, 611KB] [html]. The project is hosted on google code under GPL here.

The concept of SMS Technology was further utilized in development of SMS enabled security system.

Work led to following publication(s):

  • Ankur Verma, “SMS for Developers”, Computer Society of India (CSI) Communications, Vol. 31, Issue No. 7, pp. 43-47, Oct 2007.  [html]

Remote Interaction and Communication for rural areas

Advisor:  Astt. Prof. S.P. Singh, Electronics and Communication Department, NSIT

With the proposed system, it becomes possible to display content remotely with the help of a device deployed in rural areas and alter the information by the help of public or mobile phones from any place all over the world.

Work led to following publication(s):

  • Ankur Verma, S.P. Singh, “Fostering information through remotely controllable novel device for rural areas, Indian Society for Technical Education 2008 Conference Proceedings on Technology for Rural India: Challenges and Perspectives, 31 May & June 1, 2008, New Delhi. [pdf, 443KB]

:: How networked embedded system can lead to a sustainable environment? ::

Composite Vehicular Pollution and Dynamic Density Control (CVPDDC)            

World Finalist, Imagine Cup' 08, Paris, France

Responsible for Project Design (Team Members: 4)

CVPDDC reduces the vehicle idle time at intersections by automatic ignition control of vehicle and dynamically manipulating traffic light timings according to Vehicle density.  It was one of the 15 projects selected for world finals in the Imagine Cup Competition 2008 conducted in Paris, France by Microsoft for Embedded Development category.

Low-cost Distributed Climate Control System (DCCS)                                                    

Advisor: Prof. Subrat Kar, Electrical Department, IIT-Delhi and Astt. Prof. S.P. Singh, Electronics and Communication Department, NSIT

Design and development of Distributed Climate Control System (DCCS) as final year undergraduate engineering project.  Using CAN Communication between two slave nodes and a master node, distributed control is achieved with each node under $10. [blog] [ppt].

Micromouse

A toy-car can be remotely controlled using a computer to move through a pre-determined path. Work published in College Annual Newsletter.[pdf] [Excerpt] 

Fourth Generation (4G) Networks

A study of prospective view of the next generation communication systems (4G), its features, its framework and of its future Expectations in India.

Work led to following publication(s):

  • Ankur Verma, Rajiv Kumar, “Emerging 4G Technologies”, Best Paper Award, Nov-Dec’07, Indian Journal of Telecommunications.  

 

:: How innovative circuits make complex design problems simpler? ::

  • Ankur Verma, Jobin James, “Novel Realization of Voltage Transfer Function with Fractional Characteristics Using CFAs”, IEEE Proceedings of Asian Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems 2008, pp. 1502-1505, Macao, China. [pdf]
  • Ankur Verma, Abhirup Lahiri, “Novel realization of current-mode transfer function with fractional characteristics using DO-CCCIIs”, In review in International Journal of Electronics (Taylor and Francis)

 

:: Presentations/Seminars ::

  • Ankur Verma, Amarnath Chaudhary, “JPEG-Compression”, Image Processing Coursework, NSIT, Nov’08 [pdf,724KB
  • Ankur Verma, Abhirup Lahiri, “Fractional Circuit Realization using Current Controlled Conveyors”, Kriti Paper Presentation, Innovision’08. [pptx 720KB ] [pdf, 1.57MB]
  • Ankur Verma, “High frequency applications of CCCII”, Final Year Seminar Presentation’08. [pdf, 1.09MB]
  • Reflection in Real time Operating Systems' [Sept-2006] [Abstract]
  • Ankur Verma, Ankur Arora, Sugam, “IL-GarDs (Instantaneous Landfill GARbage Dumping and Disposal System)” 
  • Ankur Verma, Sidhant Rahi, “FishIngTyCoonS: Ornamental fish-farming production start up

 :: Other Projects :: 

Summer of Content Intern

Advisor: Kevin Driscoll

Developed content intended to teach and learn programming. Published on [Curriki] [wiki]. The internship program was organized by One laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

Detail Billing Software

DBS is used for fetching detail billing of telephone numbers from the exchange hard disk. The raw file available from exchange hard disk was decoded and the software was developed for CDOT, OCB, EWSD and 5ESS exchanges. For more information refer here.

:: Reminisce -- N.S.I.T. alumni magazine ::

Reminisce is an initiative to bring alumni closer to their alma mater in a way that is also fruitful for current students. Being involved from its incipient stage to its distribution among students, has been a great learning experience for me.

You can have a quick look here or you may wish to download its first edition [pdf, 20M]. Suggestions welcome!


:: Acknowledgements ::

I am thankful of Michail Bletsas (OLPC), Prof. Raj Senani (NSIT), Kevin Driscoll (MIT), Prof. S.P. Singh (NSIT) and Prof. S. Kar (IIT) – my advisers - for their support and encouragement.

:: Links ::

:: NSIT ::  OLPC :: My School :: Dr. Senani’s Home page :: Imagine Cup :: Reminisce ::