Spring Sem Ends
30 April, 2001
he week that ended was the last of the spring semester. Examination pressures have abated and there is relief.
The populace looks forward to the two week vacation. Calm, peaceful waters ahead.
ave you heard of the
two treks in the past ten days? abhi
went to mahuli
two days ago. Earlier these two along with
had been to naneghat
. The point to note is that these outing were without janaki
just after the new moon night. Catch these people for an exciting account of their adventures. Abhi
has made this
page with a good map of mahuli
t has been a great experience writing about all the tangled-webs-we-weave and get-caught-in. It was never very
difficult really. For instance take this month's page. Prizes, accolades, paper acceptances, treks. There has been a steady stream of
these and this has always driven the news page. This has kept it lively. So as i sign out i really do not worry. The news
page shall always be the bearer of excitement from the KReSIT corridoors.
23 April, 2001
Pizza party following the marathon evaluation of the it-402 papers yesterday evening was
termed by dbp as his send off to the first ten nilekani fellows of the school. The old reliable '99 batch had to slog it out as the
TA's of the it-402 course have their end semseter examinations begining from monday.
Random Interactions - The Talk on 11th April
- Title: Calculi for Computation
- Speaker: Dr. N. Raja
- Time : Wednesday, 11th April, 11:00am
- Venue: KReSIT Classroom
Calculi for Computation are, informally, a syntax for terms and a set of
rewrite rules for transforming terms. They are meant to capture the essential features of the computational behaviour of any system of
interest. A number of calculi for computation have been proposed and developed by many researchers. Such calculi may be broadly
classified as belonging to various classes such as functional, concurrent, distributed, mobile, and incomprehensible. In this talk, we
shall sketch some of the basic properties of representative calculi from some of these varieties. Speaker:
Dr. N. Raja is
with School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Shantanu's poster accepted for ICML
10 April, 2001
hantanu's poster paper "Document
classification as an Internet Service" has been selected for exibition/presentation
Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)
which will be held at Williams College, in the scenic Berkshires of
western Massachusetts, from June 28 to July 1, 2001.
is tour to the conference has also been funded!
The schol is the "ICML 2001 Student Scholarship Program" sponsored by US
National Science Foundation for student participants at ICML. The poster session
is a student session enabling Ph.D. students to attend the conference
and get to meet the research community as early as possible in the
duration of their Ph.D. It will also enable the scholarhsip recipients to
interact with other fellow students and talk about their research with
leading researchers in the field.
more poster sessions for shantanu
his reporter forgot to add to the earlier eureka news
item the breakthrough the other KReSIT teams had in the event. amit
too made it to the last 12 out of the 500 odd entries recieved for the business plan
competition. Great effort that which is what really matters. Jolly
gents based system for distance education", Autonomous Agents 2001 workshop on
Agents for Internet Learning, Montreal, Canada. This is another enrty in the list of vikram's
publications or should we say another feather in his cap. This paper acceptance was recieved on the same
day as the ICSE paper but it makes it to the news page today ;-)
ew web cam can now a days be found in the '99 lab. (ah...the '99 lab
entering the last fortnight of its existence?) It is kept along the game machine, which itself is an
exciting new member of the surroundings here. The matrox card in this new machine
was reason enough for a multitide of games installed here. A veritable gamers paradise.
rahul and the game machine, pix credit: the new webcam!
Jaju & co. bags 3rd prize in eureka
7 April, 2001
aju and his team cracked third place in the biggest business plan competition in asia, eureka
. The Rs 100K prize would be shared by the team of four who call themselves En-Tell
other team mates are all from hostel 8. No doubt the business plan emerged from the many cack sessions in the hostel wings. T
oday was the last day for the C course. Having conducted this course with such professionalism this team of has
won a lot of praise. The PhD students of the course gifted them with pen sets and flowers. It feels great to report such an outcome of
the first activity of the ITA. The C-course Team is AmitP
, give feedback
Random Interactions kicks off
4 April, 2001
Random Interactions series kicked off today. The speaker
today was Parijat Dube from INRIA, France. The topic of the discourse was
"Source shaping in Integrated Services Packet Networks."
Institute Colors for Vikram and Srinath
3 April, 2001
ikram and Srinath
the institute cultural colors yesterday night at the OAT. These talented
itpreneurs have won the hearts of one and all with their skilled and
dedicated performances at various cultural events in and around the
instrumental in directing sterling PAF performances of H8, contributing to
scripts, choreography, acting, voice overs and even composing lyrics for
has enthralled audiences with his tunes on the
guitar and contributed to directing the music for PAF. Yesterday was a red
letter day for the school of IT!
hat is now required is a grand bash and lots
of celebration. But wait...there's more!
uring the PAF preparations Vikram
also grappling with a paper deadline. The good news is that the paper
titled "Mobile Agents for effective structuring of large-scale
distributed applications" has been accepted for the Workshop
on Software Engineering and Mobility
at the 23rd International
Conference On Software Engg. (ICSE 2001)
to be held at Toronto,
School Site Hacked
1 April, 2001
he school site has been hacked by some
individual or organization called PhaZe!!! The school's page has been
completely replaced by a blank page with the message "This website
hacked." This is a serious breach of the security and the administration
has a lot to answer. There was no report of tampering of any
data. The hacked page redirected to the original school page in 3
seconds. Otherwise the original school site is functional as ever.