Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quotes of the day

Today I was lucky enough to attend talks by two eminent personalities.

One Dr. Shamik Sural from SIT , IIT Kharagpur.
And another from Dr.Romit Roy Choudhury.

3.00 PM :Dr Sural et.al. have done a springer publication on Spatiotemporal role based access control. The talk was a kick for those seeking solace in space and time in the geospatial world. He talked about the spatiotemporal primitives they have introduced. The approach goes like

modeling[timed automata]- Specifications - decidable properties for model verification

The three steps in spatiotemporal or any modeling can be simulated in tools such as UPPAL.

4.00 PM : It was this ever enthusiastic figure standing in Room no. 108, CSE dept. This guy is brilliant and possessed a very strong convincing power. Truly an entrepreneur.

His talk was on the topic "Designing a virtual information telescope using mobile phones and social participation." About the technical details you can find it at his research group link.The things he said made perfect sense and had a backing of a lot of practical results. Here is some excerpt I liked within his talk...

".....People ask me whats the killer app for Wireless networks? ... its "killing time" :D..."

"... CNN iReport.... Nokia Morph .... Nokia N95 Compass "

"Economy forces the local businesses to have a different outlook which we have used as a metric to create a fingerprint database from the ambiance information. This info is collected in terms of freq bands which is categorized into different features in the fingerprint DB using SVM or other data mining techniques."

Today was fantastic ... feeling a lot pumped up after a long time. :)

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