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Live Blog – Expose Forum 2013

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Expose Forum is an initiative taken by the E-Club. Electronic Club, or E-Club, is the official student body of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa and has a rich history of its own.

The forum builds a platform where the industry and academia of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in Sri Lanka meet, to bridge the gap and to accelerate forward.Every year the Expose Forum focuses on a timely theme and paves way to new flavors of innovation and cutting edge technologies.

Theme of Expose Forum 2013 is Facilitating New Directions for the Industry and the Graduates.

Event info: http://digit.lk/event/expose-forum-2014/

From Press From Press Jan 10, 20149:46 pm

And with that, we close this event.

Dinner is serveed at the banquet hall.

See you all folks at some other event.

this is team diGIT, signing off from the event.

Good Night.

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Secretary of the E-Club, Vindhya Senevirathne will deliver the vote of thanks now. She says an event of this caliber couldn’t have been a success without some and it is the time to thanks them.

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And now we are closing the panel discussion. a round of applause for the panel.

tokens of appreciation will be awarded to the panel members now and Ajith Pasqual will present them.

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The concept of innovation and entrepreneur is linked. but not everyone is an entrepreneur. – Prashantha

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The floor is now open for questions.

Multi-disciplinary kind of approach is needed to prevail in this industry. – Ananda adds to it.

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We need the industry to make new designers and engineers. – kapila

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Professor Dileeka and Prof. Kapila also contribute to the discussion.

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Harsha says we need to stop Facebooking in Sri Lanka. Harsha cracks a joke.

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There are problems in the consumer electronics. Being innovative is something. Being passionate is something else. I rarely find people who are passionate about something. – Harsha

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There are companies which ask from us for the fastest solutions so that they can perform quick and well in the market. – Ajith Samaranayaka

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We believe it is possible. SL is in a position to reach there. With so much of talent we have seen before with UoM, i have all the confidence that this project will become success. – Prashantha.

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What makes you interested in the University of Moratuwa, despite the risk of device failures? Ajith asks Prashantha.

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Everyone is chasing cheap labor. Sri Lanka can be the silicon valley of the apparel. – Udena

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Dr. Ajith Pasqual, Head of the department will moderate the session.

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We now have a panel discussion and the members are:

Dr. Harsha Subasiinghe – CEo of CodeGen
Mr. Prashantha Kularathna – CEO of Premium International
Mr. Udena Wickramasooriya – Director at Brandix
Mr. Ajith Samaranayake – Chief Scientist at MilleniumIT
Prof. Kapila Jayasinghe – Senior Professor at University of Moratuwa.
Prof. Dileeka Dias –

From Press From Press Jan 10, 20148:36 pm

We are back after the break.

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We are having a small 10 minute break now. back, soon.

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He says he is delighted to be here and he is here for a reason.

There is no place where i would rather be this Friday away from this forum, this management. This sponsorship money is worth all the money to see my colleagues in suits, it is a silicon valley feeling tonight for me. – Mack

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Mack Gill, CEO of MilleniumIT will address the gathering now.
MilleniumIT is the Platinum Partner for this event.

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A small entertainment item is taking place now. An English song, sung and played by the under graduates of the department.

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Tokens of Appreciations are being given away to the Head Table members by the E-Club president.

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Dr. Ranga Rodrigo will take over now and read out the profiles of the LLS Award Nominees.

Sandeepa Edirisinghe bags the LLS Award for the year for his outstanding achievement.

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A token of appreciation will begiven to the team member who won the TechFest Robotics Challenge which was held in Mumbai and they won the Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge as well. Head Table members will present the award.

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Anura says he knows, in coming years, industrialists will come to the gates of UoM, waiting for their products. He concludes.

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The highest achievement in this industry for me would be the R&D Nano technology park in SL. – Anura.

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UoM has contributed the most to the knowledge based industry.
Only a handful of products from high-tech category are being exported from this country.

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Anura Siriwardena – Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Co-operative, Internal Trade, Industries and Commerce is addressing the gathering now. Who is also our Chief guest for tonight.

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Impact:

Eco friendly.
high probability of detection.
drive counter measure.

They conclude.

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Wireless Network System based intrusion detection system for elephants is the research topic of the next group.

Which will detect elephant intrusions and notify the villagers.

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Pre standard algorithm development.
scalable with number of views.

presenter says their project has more value to it because of the above mentioned points.

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Hardware implementations of HECV Decder is the topic of the next group, which is monitored by Dr. Ajith Pasqual.

And the next group presents their presentation. which is quite a bit similar to the previous group. ‘HEVC Multi View CODEC.

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And we are back with the Final Year presentation demonstrations.

Intelligence Video Surveillance Software – open sourced, powered with Nvidia.

Safer society
less costly
time saving
extensible are key features in this software.

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“UoM is an innovative university.” Ananda concludes.

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Ananda says, they just got the news that one of the UoM teams competing in a international competition, won the first place for a particular competition.

Huge round of applause.

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Mr. Ananda Jayawardhana, Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa will address the gathering now.

He says he delighted to be here where E-Club is organizing E-forum, better each year.

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The tele-presence robot UI is made to feel comfortable for the user,

And this tele-presence robot is one of the very few robots across the world with arm capabilities.

they conclude.

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This robot is made to view objects in 3 dimensions, so it will hold or manipulate objects from proper distance.

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The user end side is developed by another group which is controlled via internet. Which explains the robot is data enabled.

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There is a robot arm included in this robot.

“The only problem is lack of arms. to come into my office, bang the beam against my door. I have to open it and the come rolling in.” presenter shares this quote with us.

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This Intel powered robot could run on batteries for days.

This project is a combination of 3 groups working together.

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We have another Final Year project, which is based on a Tele-presence robot.

This robot allows you to represent yourself at a remote location, with 5 degree of freedom.

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With kind and endeavoring words, Dean, concludes.

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The department needs to face various questions regarding the industry. E-Club has a rich past, for several years, it has been organizing exhibitions and since 2009, this Expose Forum.

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Now we have the speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

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Vehicular Traffic Monitoring with Mobile Devices.

This group has created an app for Android devices which uses the accelerometer rather than using the GPS to lessen the consumption of battery and data, which will give you traffic updates.

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Wireless Sensor Network for Oceanographic Monitoring is the group 2nd’s research topic.

They propose to save the sensitive areas of the ocean around our island, and to preserve coral and such ocean speicies.
Project is powered by Dialog Axiata.

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Moving on, we will witness some Final year Project Presentations now.

Interconnected Hospital System for Sri Lanka, group 1 presents their presentations.

What they are proposing is to create a paper-less computerized/digitized system for Hospitals, which will help them in Patient exchange programs and to keep track of the patient across hospitals.

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And now we are about to launch the E-Carrier magazine, and it was given to the Chief Guest by the editor of the magazine.

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Mr. Ajth thanks everyone again, despite of being here from their busy schedules.

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2013 year has been fairly a good year for the department. This is quite an achievement.

25 Million from World Bank.
Government has granted 1 Million dollar to set up a faculty at UoM.
In 2014 you will witness a new bio medical facility in the UoM system.

From Press From Press Jan 10, 20146:08 pm

Theme of Expose Forum 2013 is Facilitating New Directions for the Industry and the Graduates.

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Ajith Pasqual is the Head of Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at UoM.

As a change, they thought of inviting some people out of the industry to get a wider perspective, Ajith says.

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Dr. Ajith Pasqual will address the gathering now.

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Anura Sirivardhana
K.K.Y.W. Perera
A.K.W. Jayawardhana
Mr. Athula
Ajith Pasqual
I..J. Dayawansa
Kithsiri Samarasingha
Niranda Perera
Madushanka Sampath

were thanked in Adhikaris’ speech. “We are not seekers, we are makers.”

From Press From Press Jan 10, 20145:59 pm

Tharindu Adhikari, Chairman for the 2013 year of E-Club at UoM will give the Welcome speech.

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Wisdom is all wealth.

Lightning of the traditional oil took place, everyone were asked to rise for the national anthem as well.

From Press From Press Jan 10, 20145:46 pm

diGIT is Live from BMICH premises to bring you live updates on Expose Forum 2013.

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