Talks

Based on the research done for the book and his prior experience in the industry, the author has prepared many presentations. These can be arranged in schools, colleges or companies. If you are interested, please contact arvindpadmanabhan@yahoo.com.sg

The Edison In You: Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Engineer
For engineering students and junior engineers. 90 mins.

Engineers typically take many years to learn the tricks of the trade. Experience is of course the best instructor but it is also a slow process. This presentation is not a shortcut to success but it does give the essential pointers to speed up the process.

What does it take to become a great engineer? How did Thomas Edison ever manage to design and patent more than a thousand inventions? Does one have to be born a talented engineer? Or as Edison put it, is it enough to simply work hard to achieve success? Are there patterns in engineering creativity and innovation? These questions and more will be answered in this presentation. The basic premise is that anyone can become a great engineer. There is indeed a secret formula for success except that this is no longer a secret. The lives and achievements of great engineers serve as guiding lights from which all modern day engineers can benefit. This presentation distils the experiences of great engineers the world has known.

Though meant for engineers with an experience of three years or less, more experienced engineers are also likely to benefit from the many real-world examples used throughout the presentation. Examples used in this presentation range from speech coding to turbo codes, from application development to testing, from telegraphy to 2G, from Ohm’s Law to iPods.

The World’s Greatest Mathematicians
For school students of classes 8, 9 and 10. 60 mins.

This short presentation traces the development of mathematics from ancient to modern times. The Greeks were renowned for their mastery over geometry. The Indians gave the world the number zero. The Arabs brought a whole new approach to mathematics via algebra. Subsequently, geometry merged with algebra to take mathematics to a different level of sophistication. This became the starting point for modern mathematics, which saw enormous strides from the eighteenth century onwards. This story of mathematics is narrated through the contributions of some of the world’s greatest mathematicians.

Students will benefit by learning this evolution of mathematics. They will be able to appreciate the concepts better. Their interest in mathematics will be kindled in the process.

Principles of Great Engineering Design
For engineering students and engineers. 90 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
Securing Wireless Communication Systems
For engineering students and engineers. 90 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
The Story of Cryptography
For engineering students and engineers. 90 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
A Student’s Guide to Research
For students. 60 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
How to Publish an E-book
For authors and publishers. 45 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
An Engineering History of Software
For engineering students and software engineers. 60 mins.

In preparation. Details will be released shortly.
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