Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) - Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Lakshmi Krishnan, (M Tech in Computational Engineering and Networking from CEN (2010-2012), PhD in Engineering from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
I am an alumni of CEN; I completed my M Tech in Computational Engineering
in 2012. My time at Amrita was a very different experience, especially the
guidance of our beloved Soman Sir, which nurtured my interest into research
in the fields of signal processing and optimization. After completing my
Masters, I moved to New Zealand where I started exploring opportunities for
pursuing my research interests. My PhD thesis supervisor at Victoria,
impressed by the research that I carried out under the guidance of Soman
Sir, agreed to supervise me for Doctoral research. I was also fortunate to
get my research funded using the coveted Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. The
scholarship is highly competitive and awarded mainly based on academic
credentials and the quality of publications. I could get this scholarship
primarily because of the publications from the research work done with
Coming to my doctoral research, my thesis was on acoustic impulse response
shaping, which is a technique to reduce the effect of reverberation on
sound signals propagating inside a room. This done by employing shaping
filters, which selectively equalize the room impulse response to achieve a
desired response at a particular listener position inside the room. The
technique has applications in listening field compensation and 3D audio. My
research was aimed at developing novel solutions for solving two main
issues with implementing the shaping approach in real time: computational
efficiency of the filter estimation and robustness of the filters to
variations in the room response. This was a challenging problem and
required the extensive use of convex optimization techniques to develop
such an algorithm. The insight into optimization techniques given by Soman
Sir helped me a lot in developing such an algorithm successfully. In
addition, I found his way of visualizing a problem in an n-dimensional
space very useful, especially while developing mathematical models and
From my experience, CEN is the best place for any student who is looking
forward to become a researcher, especially if you have some interest in
mathematics. The course structure is organized in such a way that you
develop skills to visualize the problem at hand mathematically and use the
immense wealth of cutting edge technologies and techniques, that you learn
during the courses, to solve them. My experience is that every fine detail
that I was taught at CEN has been useful to me at some point or the other
in my research undertakings.
I believe myself to be privileged to say that I am a student of the great
teacher, Soman Sir and an alumni of CEN. I wish the very best to every new
student joining CEN for a wonderful career in research!
PhD Student at Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA), Deakin University, Australia
Testimonial about CEN: "CEN gave me step-by-step guidance on how to build my machine learning skills and master the state of the art machine learning problems. All the teachers and staffs are very friendly and its a great place for students who have a passion to work on current research problems."
Aneesh C, I currently works as Senior AI engineer at Cognub decision solutions Pvt Ltd, Technopark Trivandrum.
I have around 2+ years of experience in developing data automation systems using machine learning (Classification/ Regression/ Clustering ), NLP, deep learning and image processing algorithms. I have taken my masters from Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) under Amrita University during the year (2013 -2015) with Internship in Computer Vision from Research and Technology center (RTC-IN), Robert Bosch, Bangalore.
It is always happy to say that I have completed my masters degree from CEN, Amrita University. My experience at CEN has given me a chance to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. From CEN I gained a lot of confidence to which I was oblivious at the beginning. I learned many new things and gained more skills in the areas such as Machine learning, computer vision, signal and Image Processing, SDR, SDN, etc. The days which has been spent at CEN was golden days of my life, thanks to my ever inspiring and motivational mentors and I am always grateful to them.
I am Amitha V, working as Software developer, c++, PDR-Team GmbH,
Martin-Luther-Weg 1, D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd - Germany. From my day one in CEN, I came to know a lot of people with full energy and enthusiasm towards research. CEN is a big family under the roof of outstanding professor Dr. Soman K.P, our dearest Soman sir. I learned many things from CEN. The syllabus we had was cutting edge. I was trained in writing technical papers and publications and also experienced many new technologies from here. I got a lot of opportunities and worldwide exposure here. The faculty and staffs were very supportive and are top rated. CEN played a major role in shaping my career. I really believe it is a privilege to be a part of CEN department.
Hisham.T, working as a Data Engineer in Uvionics Tech India Pvt Ltd. My current Designation is:- Data Analytics Team Leader, Uvionics Tech India Pvt Ltd.
"CEN in Amrita did not just make me a simple Computational Engineer, rather it gave me the courage to say loudly to the Data Science world, Who I am. CEN provided opportunity to work with passionate professors and peers with perfect balance of learning inside and outside the classroom. Educational programs was of great help in accentuating my learning experience that encourage to think beyond the classroom and thereby to explore and grow in the direction you desire."
Praveena Ramanan, Designation: Data science engineer, Datametica Solutions Pvt Lmt., Pune. My Area of Interest includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP, Text Analytics
I am always overwhelmed to speak about CEN. I will define CEN as a place for technical explorers. You wont find anything obsolete in CEN. Anyone from any of the engineering or non engineering branch who gets into CEN can experience unlimited opportunities for customizing their future within as well as beyond academics. Its always a pride & blessing to be Prof Soman kp student and to be a part of CEN family who always stay close to my heart forever.
Nikhila Haridas, Designation: Systems Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Tata Consultancy Services
I started my M.Tech program in Amrita University without knowing much about Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN). But now, I realize that the two years in CEN had really prepared me for a career in Artificial Intelligence. The interdisciplinary nature of the academic programs in CEN which includes Machine learning, Deep Learning, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Big Data Analytics etc. and the research atmosphere is the highlight of the department. Unlike other post graduate programs, learning at CEN is really different. Apart from the classroom lessons, we had numerous workshops, paper presentations, seminars which helped me to nurture the latest trends in technology. The excellent faculty, having expertise in various backgrounds gave me proper guidance to learn. I am proud to be a part of the CEN family. My areas of interest includes Image processing, Machine learning, Deep learning, Natural Language Processing
Surya R, Designation: Systems Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Tata Consultancy Services
CEN has the unique course structure along with an excellent faculty to guide us. It has the perfect blend in education, space for experimentation, professors, environment, freedom, friends, festivals and above all of these, orientation. I had an exciting and rewarding experience and gained much knowledge about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from our professors. The workshops, seminars, paper presentations provided me a strong platform for my career. The two years I spent on CEN is best of my life. I can proudly say that I made the right decision by opting CEN. My areas of interest includes Speech processing, Machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing
Aswathy C , Designation: Systems Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Tata Consultancy Services
Two years I spent in CEN had played a huge role in changing me into a better person both personally and academically. The research atmosphere in CEN always encouraged me to learn and update new technologies. Machine learning, Deep learning, Image processing, Remote sensing, Natural Language Processing are some of the technologies I could explore in CEN which helped me a lot in my career. Moreover, I got many opportunities to publish research papers, attend various conferences and hands on workshops. A good academic program, readily accessible faculties and extra-curricular activities are the added advantages of CEN. Life in CEN was more like a home than a college. I feel really lucky and proud to be a part of this wonderful department. My areas of interest includes Image processing, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, Deep Learning
Rohit Mohan, Current areas of interest : machine learning, embedded systems, blockchain
With people passionate about research and share their knowledge, resources to experiment with what I learned in class and a department buzzing with activity that never really sleeps, CEN was the place that made me realize I could learn anything at all, if I put in the work. From deep conceptual discussions with professors to hacking a fun Arduino project late at night with friends, every moment spent at CEN was part of the learning experience. I have all the faculty, Ph.D scholars and my peers at CEN to thank for this. But special gratitude is in order to Dr. K.P Soman, HOD of CEN, for taking me into CEN, giving me the freedom to express myself and motivating me even today to learn new things.
Sachin Rajan, Designation: Computer vision engineer, @Profiledskin
CEN, a department where very diverse domains of interest merge together. A free land, where no matter interest you pick up in your life you get to evolve yourself.
Sooraj Sudhakaran, Data Analyst, Uvionics Tech Pvt Ltd, Inforpark, Thrissur, Presently working in NLP- Intelligent chatbots
Studying in CEN helped me develop a positive attitude and discover more about myself. It really opened up research possibilities and gave me an insight into how to apply what I have learned!. The things that I really like about CEN are friendly atmosphere, top class faculty and Ph.D. scholars who are always there for assistance. Apart from education I also picked up a few life lessons, the most important ones from the HOD which are humility and patience. CEN really have opened the doors for my career and I am proud to have studied from there.
Sreelekshmy Selvin, Associate Software Engineer, Special project team (R&D), SunTec business solutions
I am so privileged to be an alumnus of CEN. The department has expertise in almost all the major areas of research. The subjects taught here right from the first semester is having a lot of importance in today's technological world. The courses are more lab-oriented, which helps us to get a clear idea about the subject. I was able to get an R&D job because of the project I did here. It is not just an academic place rather a place with lot of positivity. It’s always a privilege to be a student of eminent persons like our beloved HOD, Dr. K.P Soman. I extend my sincere thanks to Dr. E.A Gopalakrishnan and Sri Vijay Krishna Menon for all the guidance they have given me. I also take this opportunity to thank Dr. D Govind, Smt Sowmya V and Dr. Anand Kumar for their support and guidance in my academics. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all the research scholars for the support they have given me during my academics.
Srikanth.M, the company I am working is Maxbyte technology Pvt ltd. The designation is Predictive analysis.
CEN was a wonderful department for learning, hands on sessions and projects to understand things in a more deeper level. The place where I really learnt to do research and writing technical papers. I really thank the faculties for the wonderful opportunity they provided with. I am standing in a place of opportunities with the support of projects I did in CEN. My areas of interest includes Predictive analysis system development for Industries.
Rahul Venkatesh Kumar, Cognitive Engineer AI, Smart Dubai Government , United Arab Emirates
Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) enlightened my life in so many ways, and opened up employment opportunities.I have chosen Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Learning as core subject in my master degree.I like the hands-on approach of the courses at CEN because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have learned to apply my knowledge through experiences like publishing research paper's, working with extremely talented Mathematicians and professors and also continuous participating in Artificial intelligence challenges.Thank you CEN!
I am Anka rao velisetty, Working as the analyst in GreatFour Systems, Hyderabad. My areas of interest is Computer Vision. I would never call CEN as a department which taught me courses rather I found it as a home with brothers and sisters who supported me throughout this two years in all my shortcomings. The faculties of the department were so talented and equipped with knowledge on how to apply the learnt theory in real time. I was taught to write research papers at CEN which helped me to showcase my talent in a research platform. Last but not least CEN showed me the future with Deeplearning. And Artificial Intelligence.