KOCHI: A national seminar on Information Theory and Communication was held at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET) on Saturday.
The seminar was organised as part of the birth centenary celebrations of Claude Shannon, popularly known as the Father Of Information Theory. The seminar was inaugurated by Institute of Mathematical Sciences-Chennai director Prof V Arvind.
Various dignitaries, including Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology principal Dr A Unnikrishnan; vice-principal Dr John M George; and Cusat former Vice-chancellor Dr Babu Joseph also spoke at the programme. Dr B Lakshmi of the Cusat proposed a vote of thanks.
Shannon is best known for developing the mathematical foundations of communication, data compression, digital computer, cryptography, circuit complexity and flow networks, besides laying the foundation of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
As part of the seminar, Prof A Vijayakumar, Prof V Arvind and Dr K Murali Krishnan delivered lectures on the various aspects of Shannon's contributions.
The focus of the seminar was to provide directions to researches in Information Theory, and also to share thoughts on the recent developments in the field.
The programme also included a 'poster presentation' competitions for students.