‘Active participation of young minds is the need of the hour’

India is on a par with global giants when it comes to research in the realm of space science. Active participation of young minds is the need of the hour, said Advanced Data Processing Research Institute Director and Outstanding Scientist Geetha Varadan.

Delivering the keynote address at a two-day national-level seminar on ‘Video Analytics and Image Processing Applications’ here at V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College on Friday, she said that India was marching towards the cutting edge technology in space research. The ADRIN is a wing of the Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation.

The scientist pointed out that days were not far when the country would have its own video-graphing satellite like the Skybox and missile monitoring station in the space.

Resource crunch

She said that ‘sky was the limit’ when it came to exploration in science and technology and good brains need to tread the research and development road.

“We should give back something to the country and the best way for technocrats is through research,” she added.

The Director of ADRIN pointed out, “We are definitely short of resources, but we have ideas and the brains. Give your best within the available resources.” At the inaugural session she dealt with the various forms of aerial and satellite imaging and processing and how the technology has evolved over the years.

Ms. Geetha said that today image or video analytics was playing a major role in almost all sectors right from environment to defence and from aviation to cartography. College Research and Development wing head N.N. Sastry urged the students to enjoy research and not take it up as a compulsion.

College principal K. Mohan Rao, president of Siddhartha Academy N. Venkateswarulu, secretary P. Lakshman Rao, CSE Dept. Head Srinivasa Rao and ADRIN Group Director S. Venkata Raman also spoke.

The two-day meet is being organised by the Department of Computer Science Engineering in association with TEQIP.

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