Meet Our Alumni – April 2012 – Dr. Appu Shaji


Here’s the event report of ‘Meet Our Alumni’ series held at April 2012 with Dr. Appu Shaji (2002 CEC).


Date: 2nd April, 2012

Time: 2.00 PM – 4.10 PM

Venue: Seminar Hall (307), College of Engineering Chengannur

No. of Participant’s: 60+

IEEE Student Branch College of Engineering, Chengannur in association with Alumni Relations Cell,  organized a talk by the alumni Dr.Appu Shaji on 2nd April, 2012. Dr. Appu Shaji was an alumnus of College of Engineering, Chengannur. He holds a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and is currently doing post-doctoral research in EPFL Switzerland. The talk was on the topics:

  • Why and when one should (and should not) do a PhD and what to expect in case you end up enrolling at a graduate school.

  • Promises, opportunities and future directions in Computer Vision

The session began at 2:00pm.  Dr.Appu Shajii spoke about, “How? When? –The right time to take Ph.D.” He spoke about the importance of taking a Ph.D. the various challenges and hurdles faced. He impressed upon the audience that hard work and perseverance are the main keys to getting a Ph.D. He also discussed the various research programs going on at IIT Bombay and EFPL, Switzerland.

Next he spoke about Computer Vision, the prospects and developments in this field. He later spoke about his start-up which is on the lines of Computer Vision and illustrated some software based on it.

After the talk, there was an interactive session. The event came to an end by 4:10pm.Overall, the session was inspiring and motivating and had a captive audience throughout.

Thanks to Nileena G.S & Atlin Elizabeth Varghese ( 2014 EC ) for compiling this report.

Event Photos



Shahul Hameed

CEC 2014 CS.