ACT4D: Appropriate Computing Technologies for Development

The ACT4D research group at IIT Delhi designs and builds information and communication technologies focused towards emerging/developing/bottom-of-the-pyramid regions of the world.


Roshni: Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired

Roshni is an omnipresent active indoor wayfinding system for the visually impaired. The system downloads the floor plan of the building, locates and tracks the user inside the building, finds the shortest path and provides step-by-step direction to the destination using voice messages.


AutoCom : Automatic Brain Tumor Detector

The project aims at developing a tool to be used by the radiologists for detection of Brain Tumors in MRI images automatically.


Baadal:An Open Source Cloud Computing Platform

Baadal is a management and orchestration software for the IITD private cloud for high performance computing. An open source virtualization technology based on KVM. It can also support other popular virtualization technologies like Xen and VmWare.


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Faculty awards and achievements

Mausam has been granted Senior Member status in the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence(AAAI).

Mausam awarded a research grant from University of Washington Seattle worth USD77K on scaling up multi-document summarization.

Prof. M. Balakrishnan's Smart Cane featured on BBC. Link here.

Mausam and Parag Singla awarded research grant from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information for research on knowledge extraction worth USD90K.

Mausam awarded Google research grant worth USD50K for research on open inference rule learning.

Sorav Bansal received Netapp faculty fellowship for the period 2012-13.

Sorav Bansal received IBM faculty award in 2013.

Maya Ramanath received Yahoo faculty research engagement award in 2013.

Team led by Aaditeshwar Seth won the “Rising Stars in Global Health” award in 2012

Prof. M. Balakrishnan and Prof. Anshul Kumar were honoured by IIT alumnus for exemplary mentorship and guidance to their students.


Student awards and achievements

PhD student Dipanjan Chakraborty's proposal on using mobile phones to improve transparency and accountability in government schemes, has been accepted for funding by the Google IIT pilot program.

Ankit Kumar, Dhruv Gupta and Pulkit Sapra of the ASSISTECH group have bagged the best project award for developing affordable Refreshable Braille Cells at TechTop 2014, a national innovation contest. Congratulations!

Shibashis Guha, a research scholar advised by Prof. S. Arun Kumar, has settled a 15-year old open problem in timed automata. Their paper, titled "Reducing Clocks in Timed Automata while Preserving Bisimuation", has been accepted for publication in CONCUR 2014, Rome, Italy.

Department News

The department welcomes new faculty Amit Pande and Subodh Sharma who have joined us in April 2015!

Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek) conference will be organised by CSE, IIT Delhi, from 12-17 October 2014. This is the top international research forum for Embedded Systems and Software, bringing together three leading conferences (CASES, CODES+ISSS, and EMSOFT), two symposia (ESTIMedia and RSP) and several workshops and tutorials. All are invited! Tutorials at the conference are of special relevance to students. Register your interest in attending.

Smruti Ranjan Sarangi's book, Computer Organization and Architecture, has been released on August 14th by publisher McGrawHill India. The book is now available at Flipkart and Amazon.

Smruti Sarangi taught the course “Computer Architecture” to IIT Ropar via NKN in 2011-12.

Sorav Bansal developed the course “Operating Systems” for NPTEL (ongoing)

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