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24-Hour Signal Processing Hackathon

Theme: Explainable AI


10th - 13th January 2024

Registerations Closed


Impulse is a first of its kind, 24-hour signal processing hackathon conducted by IEEE NITK student branch in association with IEEE NITK SPS student chapter. It presents you with interesting problem statements to ensure a fun-filled learning experience. In addition to the hackathon, a workshop will also be conducted prior to the final event to enhance your experience with us!

Open to 1st and 2nd year B.Tech students from all over India!


Vineeth N Balasubramanian

Breaking the Black Box: Explainability of AI/ML Models for Trustworthy Systems

By Vineeth N Balasubramanian Vineeth N Balasubramanian is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Hyderabad, India, and a recent Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Faculty Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University until July 2023. He served as the Founding Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at IIT-H from 2019-22. His research focuses on deep learning, machine learning, and computer vision, particularly in explainability, continual learning, and limited labeled data scenarios. He has received numerous accolades, including the Research Excellence Award at IIT-H (2022), Google Research Scholar Award (2021), and NASSCOM AI Gamechanger Award (2022). He is listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists and actively contributes to premier conferences such as CVPR, ICCV, AAAI, IJCAI, ECCV in various senior roles.
11th Jan, 2024
Pranav Koundinya

Workshop on Grad-CAM

By Pranav Koundinya Chairperson of the Signal Processing Society, IEEE-NITK Student Branch A final year undergrad in the ECE department, he has worked as a research intern under Prof. Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula at the Spectrum Lab, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he has worked on the analysis and development of visual anomaly detection models for industrial applications. His interests lie in the fields of image signal processing, computer vision and deep learning.
12th Jan, 2024


Exciting prizes to be won!

Prizes and goodies worth INR 8K!



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1st and 2nd-year undergraduate students from any college across India are eligible to participate.

  1. No registration fees for NITK students
  2. No registration fees for teams with at least one IEEE member
  3. A registration fee of Rs.150 for teams with all non-NITK or non-IEEE members

After registering for Impulse, make sure to create a team name irrespective of you taking part alone or in teams of 2. After creating the team, join the discord link to receive updates and announcements regarding the event.

No, it is not compulsory for the candidates to be from EC or EEE background. All enthusiastic students are welcome to apply.

Brush up on your knowledge of Linear Algebra, Signals and Systems, Machine Learning, aptitude and the basics of Python.

Final hackathon is in hybrid (both offline and online) mode, teams need not come to NITK campus for final hackathon . If you choose to come to campus, travel and accommodation will not be arranged. Students have to make the travel and accommodation arrangements themselves. Lunch will be provided on 14th January.

No. The test will have questions about the basics of Linear Algebra, Signals and Systems, Machine Learning, Aptitude and some Python coding. It will not have any competitive coding style questions.

A maximum of two members are allowed per team.

No, it's not necessary for a team to have an IEEE member in the team. Refer to eligibility of the event.

No, the workshop and talks are open for everyone who registers for the Hackathon.

The final hackathon will be held for 24 hours from 13th January afternoon to 14th January afternoon. Only those who clear the preliminary test would be eligible for the same.

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