2014 JTG/ITSoc School in Signal Processing, Telecommunication, and Networking

This summer school was started by the Joint Telematics Group (JTG) to cover contemporary research topics in signal processing, telecommunication, and networking for students and young researchers from all over India.



June 16--19, 2014 


IC & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras

Speakers and Topics

Program information

June 16 - 19, 2014:

09:15am - 09:30am (First day only) Opening Remarks
09:30am - 10:30am Lecture by Pascal Vontobel
10:30am - 10:50am Tea/Coffee break
10:50am - 11:50am Lecture by Pascal Vontobel
11:50am - 12:00 noon Short break
12:00 noon - 01:00pm Discussion/Open Session
01:00pm - 02:00pm Lunch
02:00pm - 03:00pm Lecture by Sitabhra Sinha
03:00pm - 03:20pm Tea/Coffee break
03:20pm - 04:20pm Lecture by Sitabhra Sinha
04:20pm - 04:30pm Short break
04:30pm - 05:30pm Discussion/Open Session

Student Presentations

16 June 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm Aseem Sharma Information Overload and Human Priority Queuing
16 June 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm Shashank V Nested lattice coding for secure compute-and-forward in a bidirectional relay
17 June 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm Geethu Joseph RF Spectrum Cartography under Spatially Correlated Shadowing
17 June 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm R. Janaki Is the Brain optimally wired - and if so, how ?
17 June 2014 5:15pm - 5:45pm Sreelakshmi Stability and Hopf bifurcation analysis of the Mackey-Glass and Lasota equations
18 June 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm Manoj Mishra The Oblivious Transfer Capacity of the Wiretapped Binary Erasure Channel
18 June 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm Eric Chan Approximating partition function on 2D-grid via generalized belief propagation
19 June 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm Amitalok Budkuley

Jamming in Joint Source-Channel Communication Systems


Details of student presentations are available here.



The Joint Telematics Group (JTG) of various IITs and IISc, Bangalore was formed about seventeen years ago with the intent of imparting technical knowledge in the field of signal processing, telecommunications, and networking to young engineers, scientists, and teachers from all over India. The JTG holds the National Conference on Communication (NCC) annually across various IITs and IISc.

We have previously had five summer schools in May 2009 , May 2010, May 2011, May 2012, and June 2013. The Sixth Summer School is sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society.

Important note: We will not provide any workshop participation certificate to the participants. Only the receipts corresponding to the payments made for the JTG Summer School 2014 shall be provided. 


Registration will be in 2 stages. Registration will be confirmed by email in April. Confirmed participants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000 (students) or Rs. 2000 (others). The total number of participants will be limited to around 120. If there are more requests, preference will be given to students in Masters or PhD programs.

Confirmations have been sent already. Registration deadline for confirmed participants is now May 9, 2014.


Local Organizing Committee

Andrew Thangaraj, IIT Madras
Srikrishna Bhashyam, IIT Madras
Radhakrishna Ganti, IIT Madras
Krishna Jagannathan, IIT Madras

Accommodation details

Details have been communicated by email.


Past edition


For the previous edition of this summer school, see the web page of JTG Summer School 2013