Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

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IEEE ComSoc Student Branch Chapter, IISc, Bengaluru: Shannon’s Day Talk Series, 2021

By Varkey M. John - IEEE ComSoc Student Branch Chapter Chair, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

The IEEE-IISc ComSoc chapter (IEEE ComSoc Student Branch Chapter, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India), in association with the IEEE Student Branch Chapter, IISc, Bengaluru, India, is pleased to announce that it successfully organized a two-day event, “Shannon’s Day Talk Series, 2021” from 30 April – 1 May 2021. Though the event was conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to host online multiple internationally acclaimed speakers from academia as well as from industry. The event was a commemoration of the outstanding contributions of Claude E. Shannon, “The Father of Information Theory”, whose work in digital communications and information theory revolutionized the world and paved the way for modern digital communication systems in use today...

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TeleWeek and Telecom 2021: Challenges and Opportunities in the ComSoc Ecuador Chapter

By Román Lara-Cueva - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas, IEEE ComSoc Ecuador Chapter Chair

The pandemic has changed our normal life, and during the last year, social distancing, quarantine, and isolation have been induced, but has made it possible to consolidate Telework, E-commerce, Telemedicine, and of course, E-learning. For the latter, many congresses, symposiums, summits and professional courses have been offered in a virtual way during 2020. All of these opportunities have allowed students and professionals to access valuable information.

In this sense, our chapter has found an effective opportunity by developing the second version of Teleweek and Telecom, with the main aim to allow researchers to share results of their work with academia, and at the same time to keep our IEEE ComSoc members updated in knowledge related to trending topics about...

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HealthCom Talks in Thailand: “New Normal” Opportunities after the Pandemic

By Keattisak Sripimanwat - Chair, IEEE ComSoc Thailand Chapter

In parallel with the 10th anniversary of the Thai Telecommunication Knowledge Management (TTKM) Forum on 25 November 2020, the Thai IEEE ComSoc Chapter organized two online keynote talks to with the year-long situation of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the serious air pollution locally. The presentations focused on communications engineering combining with health monitoring devices and urgent solutions to fight those national health issues. Experiences from the front lines were shared at these talks presented to IEEE members in the morning session of the IEEE Thailand section annual meeting, and also open to the public.

The first topic was “Sensors for healthcare applications with communications”, given by Dr.Supab Choopan, Head of the Physics and Materials Science Department at...

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