Section Distinguished Lecture Program (SDLP)

SDLP is an initiative of IEEE Kerala Section to support the student branches and other IEEE subunits in Kerala in terms of technical expertise for talks, workshops, tutorials, seminars and conferences.  The objective of SDLP is to increase the outreach of the Section and update members and student members on technologies.

 As part of this, SDLP maintains a list of distinguished speakers in the area of interests to IEEE. SDLP will support the requesting units in making available the appropriate speakers. SDLP will also support the beneficiary units financially for availing the facility. Any unit of IEEE subsection, student branches, society chapters, or cluster of members can use this facility. Requesting unit has to send a request to Section SDLP coordinator in the specified template. SDLP coordinator will in turn confirm the convenience of the speaker(s) on the specified subject.

 Once confirmed by the speaker, the SDLP coordinator will intimate the requesting unit on this. The request for SDLP, feedback from unit, and bill submission must be made online. To and fro travel charges (limited to 2T AC train ticket fare) of the speaker and honorarium will be reimbursed by Kerala Section.

 For operational convenience, these may be paid to the speaker by the beneficiary unit and will be reimbursed to the beneficiary unit within two weeks. Local hospitality like local conveyance, food, accommodation etc. is to be borne by the beneficiary unit. On completion of the program the beneficiary unit shall submit the event report that includes photos, along with the bill and feedback on the talk with speaker rating, to the SDLP coordinator. SDLP coordinator will recommend payment to the beneficiary unit, which will be effected by the Section Treasurer. In the case of student branch, the requestor has to be the Branch counselor/ branch Chairman, and the request is to be routed through LINK.

 LINK will do the prioritization of requests based on various parameters, including First-come-first-serve basis. In the case of societies, the requestor has to be the Chairman/Secretary of the society. In the case of subsection/ local units, the Chairman/ secretary/ In-charge of the unit can request for SDLP.

   The list of distinguished resource person and their areas of expertise is given below.

Name Address Contact Areas of Interest Preferred Location
AJITH RAVINDRAN Assistant Professor, ECE Department,
Saintgits College of Engineering,
Pathamuttom P O,
Kottayam, Kerala 1. IC Design using Cadence
2.FPGA design and implementation
Kottayam, Trivandrum, Ernakulam
Deepak Mishra Professor
Dept. of Avionics
IIST Trivandrum 1. Deep learning
2. Computer vision
3. Image processing
4. Signal Processing
5. Virtual reality
Dr. Divya Sindhu Lekha Indian Institute of Information
Technology Kottayam Valavoor.P.O,
Kottayam-686635, Kerala
Phone : 0482 2202161 1. Complex Networks
2. Brain Networks
3. Graph Theory
4. Network science
Ernakulam, Kottayam,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
Dr. Sameer S M Associate Professor, NITC Nominations
National Institute of Technology
Calicut 1. Next generation wireless communication
2. Estimation Theory
Dr. CHINMOY SAHA Chapter Chair, MTT17
, Department of Avionics, Indian
Institute of Space and Technology,
Department of Space, Government of
India, Trivandrum, India 1. Antenna Engineering and Technology
2. RF and Microwave Engineering
3. Space Technology
4. Wireless Power Transfer
5. THz Technology
6. RF Energy Harvesting
Anywhere across kerala
Design Alpha
Jyothirmaya, Infopark Phase 2
Brahmapuram P.O., Kakkanad
Kochi Kerala 682303 1. Communication-Photonics
2. Fiber Optics
3. RF & Microwave
4. BioPhotonics
5. Entrepreneurship
6. Mind to Market
Dr. SHAJIMON K JOHN Vice Principal – Academics,
Saintgits College of Engineering,
Kottayam 1. Multidisciplinary Research
2. Image Processing
3. Remote Sensing
4. Industry & Education 4.0
Anywhere in Kerala
Dr. SREEJU SREEDHARAN NAIR Senior Lead -Electrical Machine
Design and Development
R&D ,
TVS Motor Company Hosur
Hosur, Tamil Nadu. India 1. Electric Vehicles
2. Novel Electrical Machines
3. Electric Motor
Anywhere in Kerala
Dr. M.V. RAJESH Associate Professor,
Govt. Model Engineering College,
Thrikkakara, Kochi-682021, Kerala 1. Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
2. ANN and Fuzzy Systems
4. Teaching-Learning Techniques
5. Electronics Circuits
6. Digital System Design
Entire Kerala
JANESH N. MOHANAN Principal Consultant
ALENSO Energy, Kochi 1. Renewable Energy – Solar energy
2. Energy Management/ Audits
Kozhikode; Malappuram
Observatory Lane,
Trivandrum – 695033 1. Power Electronics
2. Renewable Energy
3. UPS systems
Trivandrum, Kollam, Alleppey
N. SELVAGANESAN Department of Avionics,
Indian Institute of Space Science
and Technology, DoS, Govt of India, Valiamala, Nedumangadu,
Trivandrum – 695547 1. Control system design
2. Adaptive control
3. Fault diagnosis
4. Model reduction and fractional order control.
NARAYANAN UNNI K N Photosciences and Photonics Section, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695 019, Kerala 1. Organic semiconductors
2. Organic LEDs
3. Organic Solar Cells
4. OFET based sensors
5. Dye-sensitized solar cells
K.C.RAVEENDRANATHAN SM IEEE Principal, College of Engineering Trivandrum | Retired 1. Artificial Neural Networks
2. Fuzzy Engineering
3. Soft Computing
4. Wireless Communication
5. IoT
6. Data Science
7. Data Analytics
8. Simulation and Modeling.
R S NITHIN Steering committee member IEEE cloud computing 1. Cyber security and ethical hacking
2. Web development
3. WordPress
4. Enduro Trainer
SAJEEV G P Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri 1. Computer Networks
2. Web Science
3. Complex Networks – Social Network Analysis
4. Crowdsourcing
5. Graph Algorithms
6. Knowledge Graphs
Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kollam, Alleppey, Pathanamthitta
Baker & Grey, Edappally, Ernakulam 1. IoT
2. Video Analytics
3. Building Automation Systems
4. ELV Systems
5. Application of AI in Building Automation
6. Security Systems
SHANKAR J Assistant professor
Dept. Of Electronics and Communication
UKF College of Engineering and Technology
Paripally, Kollam 691302


1. Robotics
2. Robotic Process Automation
3. 3D Printing
4. Internet of Things
5. Software Defined Radio
6. Amateur Radio
7. Satellite Tracking and Decoding
8. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Non technical

1. A faculty approach to Online pedagogy using OBS studio, Google meet, Zoom, WebEx, YouTube live
2. Mobile Videography and photography: An idea till post production
3. A mathematical approach of being an effective YouTuber
4. Learn a new technical skill : A practical scheduling approach
5. Digital literacy
6. Building Quality through Membership in IEEE
7. IEEE Membership Benefits – discover the joy of volunteering

Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Iddukki, Ernakulam
SREELAL S PILLAI Sci/Engineer-G, BSED/DSG, VSSC/ISRO, Trivandrum-695022 1. Avionic Systems
2. Micro/Nano Electronics
5. Embedded Systems
6. IoT
7. Intelligent Systems
SUDHARSHAN KAARTHIK Dr. Sudharshan Kaarthik, Dept. of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695 547. 1. Power Electronics- Drives Multi-level inverters
2. Multiphase Machines
All districts
Anish Sathyan Scientist-E / Joint Director
Control & Instrumentation Group, C-DAC, Vellayambalam, Trivandrum 1. AI based Embedded / Edge System Design
2. Deep Learning
No Chioce
Sandhya L Associate Professor
Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering , Thiruvananthapuram
1. VLSI Design
2. Fuzzy System
3. How to be a Professional
4. Work ethics
Dr. Krishna Kumar Kishor Vice Principal
Ahalia School of Engineering and Technology, Ahalia Campus, Palakkad, Kerala 678557
1. Electromagnetics
2. Antenna Design
3. Professional / Career Growth
4. Education, Teaching
5. LaTeX
Anywhere is Kerala is ok. Palakkad and Thrissur is more convenient.
Mahesh Panicker Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering, IIT Palakkad 1. Signal Processing
2. Image Processing
3. Machine learning for Imaging
4. Ultrasound Imaging
Palakkad, Ernakulam, Kottayam
DEEPA A K Associate Professor in ECE
SCT College of Engineering, Trivandrum 1. Mentoring sessions on project documentation and presentation
2. Technical writing
3. Professional awareness etc
Trivandrum, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam
Dr. Gilesh M P Professor
Govt Engineering College Wayanad, Thalappuzha PO – 670644, Kerala 1. Cloud Computing
2. Software Defined Networks
FASIL OK Research Scholar
Department of Computer Science, Central University of Kerala, Periye, Kasaragod – 671316 1. Brain Computer Interface
2. Biomedical Signal Processing
3. EEG signal analysis
4. AI in Healthcare
Malappuram, Kasaragod, Kannur, Calicut
1. Power Electronics Trivandrum, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam
DHANARAJ K J Assistant Professor
Department of ECE, NIT Calicut 1. Circuits and Systems
2. Analog IC Design
Dr. Bijoy Antony Jose Assistant Professor
Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology
1. IoT
2. Applications of AI and ML
Ernakulam, Trissur, Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha
Musfir Mohammed Associate PM
Experion Technologies, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram 1. Data Science
2. AI and ML
3. Digital Solutions
4. IoT, e-solutions
Trivandrum, Kollam, Malappuram, Kozhikode