This report provides an overview of several events organized by the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Kerala Chapter in collaboration with various IEEE student branches. These events were conducted as part of the “INCEPTION” campaign to celebrate the 75th anniversary of IEEE SPS. The report covers the following events:

1. Session on “Fighting Data Bias and Ethical AI”

Event Date: August 14, 2023

The session on “Fighting Data Bias and Ethical AI – A Collective Responsibility” was conducted online by Dr. M V Rajesh. The aim was to raise awareness about data bias in AI systems and discuss ethical responsibilities. Dr. Rajesh covered various types of bias and root causes, emphasizing the need for collective action. The session concluded with strategies to mitigate data bias.

2. Online Treasure Hunt


An online treasure hunt related to Signal Processing and SPS was organized, engaging participants in solving clues. The event utilized Google Drive for questions and clues. The fastest participant won a cash prize of ₹500.

3. Membership Development (MD) Session

Event Date: May 27, 2023

Mr. Habeeb Muhammad P conducted an MD session on the benefits of IEEE and Signal Processing Society (SPS) membership. The session highlighted networking, benefits, scholarships, and IEEE activities, encouraging both new and existing members to actively engage.

4. Session on Image Processing

Event Date: May 26, 2023

Dr. Anil Raj J, an AI Senior Engineer from Sony India, conducted a session on image processing. Topics included image capture, color representation, computer vision, deep learning, and more. Attendees gained a comprehensive understanding of image processing techniques.

5. Poster Designing Competition

Event Date: May 26, 2023 – June 5, 2023

A poster designing competition on “Evolution in Telecommunication” allowed participants to showcase innovative ideas. Entries were evaluated based on idea presentation, color usage, and design neatness.

6. Workshop on “Signal Processing in MATLAB”

Event Date: June 4-5, 2023

The workshop, led by Prof. Nitheesh Kurian, covered signal processing using MATLAB. Participants learned about filtering, transformations, feature extraction, and signal analysis, enhancing their practical skills.

7. Interactive Session with Fun and Games


An interactive session with games like Skribbl and Bingo was organized to engage and entertain participants. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy games and provide feedback.

8. Technical Quiz Competition (“Decode the Signals”)

Event Date: May 31, 2023

An online quiz competition assessed participants’ knowledge in AI/ML, IoT, and signal processing. Winners were recognized for their expertise in these domains.

9. Session on Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking


Mr. Abimel S B Kulumala conducted a session on ethical hacking. Attendees learned about the role of ethical hackers, security issues, and responsibilities. The session encouraged a deeper understanding of cybersecurity.

10. Session on CVs and LinkedIn

Event Date: June 7, 2023

Mr. Feny Roy conducted a session on creating effective CVs and using LinkedIn. Attendees gained valuable insights into enhancing their professional profiles.

11. Session on CNC Technology in Electronics Industry

Event Date: June 1, 2023

Mr. Prakeerth Jisha Madhu Prakash discussed CNC technology in the electronics industry. Attendees learned about emerging opportunities in CNC technology.

12. Session on Arduino

Event Date: June 10, 2023

Mr. Ashfaqh Ahmed explored the world of Arduino. The session provided participants with a clear understanding of the growing importance of Arduino technology.

13. Webinar on Augmented Reality

Event Date: May 31, 2023

Mr. Salih Yoosaf, a Meta Spark AR Developer, conducted a webinar on Augmented Reality using Meta Spark AR Studio software. The session provided insights into AR development.

14. AI Synapse: Redefining MATLAB with ChatGPT

Event Date: May 30, 2023

Mr. Vaisakh Mohan guided participants through the fundamentals of MATLAB and demonstrated how AI tools like ChatGPT can enhance simulations.