Organized by the Department of Mathematics, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
National Conference on Mathematical Techniques and its Applications (NCMTA – 2019)
The eleventh edition of National Conference on Mathematical Techniques and Applications (NCMTA-2019) was conducted on 11th and 12th January. The conference started with invocation song and was formally inaugurated by the lighting of the Kuthuvilaku followed by the welcome address given by Dr A. Govindarajan, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics. He emphasized the need for conducting the conference by stating that it was a platform for budding researchers in the field of Mathematics. He added that it was an opportunity for all staff and researchers to publish their work in Scopus indexed journal source as the extended proceedings of the conference which was likely to be published in Scopus indexed journal, American Institute of Physics (AIP conference series). The presidential address was given by Dr. S. R. S Prabhakaran, Joint Director (Research) SRMIST. In his address, he briefly discussed the need for Mathematics in space study by discussing the use of string theory to determine the injection points in the satellite launch vehicle for the study about Mars. He also mentioned the current status of the university which has developed from an engineering college to a university with Autonomous status.
Dr Sundarammal Kesavan introduced the chief guest and Alumnus Mr Kritik Abiram Govindan, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anjana Software Solutions Private Limited, Chennai. In his inaugural address, the chief guest, Mr.Kritik Govindan was proud of being an alumnus of the then SRM Engineering College and he shared his growth in his career from IT personnel to an entrepreneur to the audience. He emphasized the need for developing analytical abilities and the importance of Linear Algebra in the 21st century. This was followed by the release of the conference proceedings. The vote of thanks was given by one of the coordinators Dr P. Sambath.
There were eight eminent speakers drawn from esteemed institutions like IITs, NITs, Bangalore University, Anna University and BARC Mumbai who enthralled the audience with their presentations ranging from basics to current research in the field of Mathematics. The first lecture was delivered by Dr T. N. Shanmugam, Professor from Anna University Chennai, who spoke on the use of Complex numbers in Engineering. He mentioned how complex functions are applied in the field of Engineering and Technology. The second speaker of the day is Dr Debanik Roy from BARC, Mumbai who gave a session on the topic “IN-SITU Vibration Analysis of Flexible Robotic Systems using Interval Mathematics Model & Data Synthesis”.
The post-lunch session of the first day witnessed two more presentations “Numerical Simulation for a Class of Fractional Differential Equations” by Dr A. S. V Ravi Kanth from NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana and “Intervals of Invertible M-matrices and Inverse M-matrices” by Dr K. C. Sivakumar from IIT Madras. Dr.Ravi Kant explained various numerical simulation methods and how numerical simulation techniques are useful for Engineers to get solutions of fractional differential equations. Dr.K.C. SivaKumar narrated about the existence and uniqueness of Invertible M-matrices and inverse M-matrices and also informed their effective applications in the field of optimization problems.
The second day had an early start with two invited talks by Dr J. Baskar Babujee on “Cordial Words Recognized by Automata” and the presentation by Dr B. Krishna Kumar on “Retrial Queueing System for the Performance of ARQ Error Control in an LTE Transmission System” both dignitaries were from Anna University, Chennai. Dr.J.Baskar Babujee explained the basic concepts about grammar, automata, Language, cordial labelling with examples and informed how they are generated and applied in the field of Computer Science. Dr.B.Krishna Kumar briefly explained the key features of Retrial Queueing system, the concepts, the process were interpreted with examples. He also highlighted that Mathematicians are given importance in France and other European countries and explained how Mathematicians are given importance at par with any other Engineer in their country.
The afternoon session witnessed talks by the plenary speakers Dr H. P. Rani from Nit Warangal on the topic “Hydrodynamic Instability and Transition to Turbulence” followed by Dr G. Nanjundan’s session on Characterization of Zero-Inflated Continuous Distributions. Dr.H.P.Rani, Associate Professor, NIT, Warangal insisted the need for any dynamical system to be stable and the criteria for instability of Magnetohydro dynamical systems with Turbulence flow character. Dr.Nanjundan highlighted the importance of continuous distributions and the need for characterization of zero-inflated continuous distributions in Statistical analysis.
The conference received 275 research papers of which 225 were selected for presentation after peer review. Nearly seventy participants represented India as a whole from states like Andhra Pradesh, Telungana, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Rajasthan and the remaining from Tamilnadu. There was a paper from Portugal paving way for an international conference in future. The paper presentations by the delegates took place in six parallel sessions organized on both the days of the conference.
The two days function came to a close with the valedictory function which began with the welcome address given by Prof. K.S. Ganapathy Subramanian.Dr. N. Parvathi introduced the Chief GuestMr. Madhan Shanmugasundaram (Alumnus SRMEC-1993 Batch) Director, Infosys Technologies Chennai. The chief guest explained the uses of Mathematics in day to day life and how it is being used in the field of Space Science stock market, film industry andDr. V. Srinivasan delivered the detailed conference report. The feedback given by the participants was in appreciation of the organizing committee and complimented all the participants for their contribution to the field of Mathematics. The coordinator of the conference .Dr. S. Sangeetha proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by the distribution of certificates to the participants. The closing of the conference witnessed a sense of fulfillment from the participants in their feedback. The curtains came down with the National Anthem and a group photo session to add to our memories.