Hindi to Russian: ETU "LETI" at a conference on electrical, electronic and system engineering in India
Dmitry Kaplun, Associate Professor of the Department of Automation and Control Processes of ETU "LETI," became the only Russian representative at the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering in Gauhati (India).
Researchers and representatives of electronic industry from around the world - the USA, Argentina, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, India - took part 2nd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering and made over 100 reports. Among them are three reports by Dmitry Kaplun, Deputy Head of the Department of Automation and Control Processes on Scientific Work of ETU "LETI," who participated in the conference as a guest speaker and moderated one of the conference sections.
“The organizing committee of the conference invited me in the spring of 2019 to act as a speaker. We have been working with Kandarpa Kumar Sarma, Professor at the Gauhati University, Head of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, who was the head of the technical committee of the conference, for a long time; we wrote joint publications and submitted grant applications. For example, this year, we applied for a grant from the BRICS countries; the results of which should be published in December 2019,” Dmitry Kaplun says.
The first presentation of the only representative of Russian universities was devoted to the analysis of the distortion level of a 2D median filter with a weighted central element. This development is aimed at cleaning images from impulse noise. The paper aroused the great interest of the conference participants.
“We showed the influence of the probability of obtaining undistorted pixels and the distortion of the distribution function of the image pixels on the processing result. We demonstrated that median filters with a 3X3 window allow obtaining a higher quality image noise-cleaning with a low probability of impulse noise, and median filters with a window size of 5X5 and 7X7 allow obtaining a higher quality with a high probability of impulse noise. The result can be used in medical image processing and adaptive filtering systems for photo and video data processing.”
The second paper titled “A Method for Refining the Frequency Determination of a Monoharmonic Signal Using a Discrete Fourier Transform” was devoted to the basic mathematical concept of homomorphic encryption and illustrated a new method of obtaining homomorphism in an encryption system based on set theory. Homomorphic encryption was first introduced in 1978, but so far, it can be called a new direction in cryptography due to the limited research in this area.
Dmitry Kaplun also moderated the conference session devoted to artificial intelligence and data analysis, one of the priority research areas of ETU “LETI.” 11 people took part in the session with papers on a variety of topics: from speech analysis using machine learning to predicting energy consumption in homes on different days of the week.
ETU “LETI” representative also visited the Department of Foreign Languages at the Gauhati University and met with students studying Russian.
“Only two foreign languages are studied at the Gauhati University - Russian and French. The Russian language is studied for quite some time, four semesters. Therefore, all the guests from Russia at the university have a keen interest. Also, the head of the department of foreign languages graduated from Moscow State University, and one of the professors finished from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Students studying Russian were very interested in Russia and St. Petersburg; they asked many questions about the weather, holidays, and sights. The speech about ETU "LETI" and our programs for international enrollees aroused interest in the university. Throughout the visit, I felt an increased interest in myself, which, it seems to me, is due to the high prestige of both Russian education in general and ETU "LETI" in particular in the international arena.”
During the conference, an ETU "LETI" representative discussed a draft memorandum of understanding between universities with the leadership of the Gauhati University. The memorandum involves cooperation in research and education, mutual visits, exchange of students and professors, as well as participation in scientific conferences, symposia, and seminars at the invitation of the party organizing the event.
Today, 6 students from India are studying at ETU "LETI." Cooperation with the Gauhati University, the largest state university in India, will strengthen relations between the scientific communities of the two countries.