CSE, IIT Delhi, Excelling in Research

Our department has been ranked as the number 1 Indian department in the area of Computer Science and Information Systems by QS World University Rankings for the year 2015-16.


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.


Virtually Vittala: A 3D reconstruction of the Vittala temple in Hampi

From modeling to navigation, the project allows users to virtually visit and experience the site in a step towards virtual tourism and the preservation of historical sites.


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Faculty awards and achievements

Four papers with IIT Delhi authors accepted at NIPS 2015, 3 by Parag Singla, 1 by Manik Verma. Students Himanshu Jain and Happy Mittal involved in one each. Click here for details.

Paper titled "Unfolding-based Partial Order Reduction" on which Dr. Subodh Sharma is a co-author has been awarded the best paper in CONCUR 2015 held in Madrid, Spain, from September 1-4, 2015.

Sanjiva Prasad presented a paper "A Switch, in Time" [co-authored with Lenore D. Zuck] at the 10th International Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC 2015), Madrid, August 31-September 1, 2015.   The article appears in the proceedings.   http://tgc2015.disia.unifi.it/


Sanjiva Prasad has a paper [co-authored with Lenore D. Zuck] accepted at HVC 2015, Haifa Israel, November 2015. "Limited Mobility, Eventual Stability"   http://www.research.ibm.com/haifa/conferences/hvc2015/

Saroj Kaushik and Sunita Tiwari received Best Paper Award for their research paper entiled " Crowsourcing Based Fuzzy Information Enrichment of Tourist spot Recommender Systems" in ICCSA'2015 held in Banff, Canada, 22nd June-26th June 2015.

Sorav Bansal receives a faculty award of USD 25K from VMware for his research on operating systems and machine virtualization.

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.

Student awards and achievements

Chandrika Bhardwaj and Sanjiva Prasad's paper "Parametric Information Flow Control in eHealth" has been accepted at ReHIS,  IEEE HealthCom '15, October 14-17 2015, Boston USA. [http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~amjad/ReHIS/]

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.

Editorial boards and Program Chairs

Sanjiva Prasad and Nikolaj Bjorner are PC co-chairs of the ICDCIT 2016 Conference. http://www.icdcit.ac.in/

Technology transfer

Sorav Bansal developed the course “Operating Systems” for NPTEL.

Department News

Our department has been ranked as the #1 Indian department in Computer Science and Information Systems by QS World University Rankings for the year 2015-16.

Welcome to Prof B N Jain for joining the department as Visiting Professor.

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.

Latest Projects

Monitoring the state of cellular data connectivity in India

The count of mobile Internet users in India has been growing at a rate of 27% annually and is expected to reach 300M by 2017. There is however limited understanding of whether this rapid growth is happening while also ensuring that good quality of service is provided to users. To find out, we deployed a measurement framework in 20 rural, semi-urban, and urban sites in North India and probed four ...

Building citizen engagement into the implementation of welfare schemes in rural India

Citizen feedback on the implementation of social welfare schemes can help fine tune their design, understand problems, and assess the benefits and impact from these schemes. Such feedback loops however are singularly missing in most schemes in India, and are conveyed only indirectly via civil society and social audit organizations that try to serve as a bridge between citizens and the government. ...

The rich and middle classes on Twitter: Are popular users indeed different from regular users?

Online social networking (OSN) websites such as Twitter and Facebook are known to have a wide heterogeneity in the popularity of their users, counted typically in terms of the number of followers or friends of the users. We add to the large body of work on information diffusion on online social networking websites, by studying how the behavior of the small minority of very popular users on Twitter...

Optimal Radius for Connectivity in Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks

We investigate the condition on transmission radius needed to achieve connectivity in duty-cycled wireless sensor networks (briefly, DC-WSN). First, we settle a conjecture of Das et. al. (2012) and prove that the connectivity condition on Random Geometric Graphs (RGG), given by Gupta and Kumar (1989), can be used to derive a weak sufficient condition to achieve connectivity in DCWSN. To find a str...

Sec-X: A Framework for Collecting Runtime Statistics for SoCs with Multiple Accelerators

We are moving into an era where large SoCs will have a portfolio of different kinds of cores and accelerators. Many of these computational elements might be designed by third parties. In this setting, it is beneficial to collect accurate runtime information such that we can diagnose performance problems, verify and report correctness issues, and collect usage scenarios of third party hardware. Thi...

New Rules For Domain Independent Lifted MAP Inference

We present two new rules for lifting MAP inference in a large class of Markov Logic Network (MLN) models. We identify equivalence classes of variables which have at most a single variable appearing in any given formula and are referred to as single occurrence equivalence classes. Our first inference rule states that MAP inference over the original theory can be equivalently formulated over a reduc...

Fast Dynamic Binary Translation for the Kernel

Dynamic binary translation (DBT) is a powerful technique with several important applications. System-level binary translators have been used for implementing a Virtual Machine Monitor [2] and for instrumentation in the OS kernel [10]. In current designs, the performance overhead of binary translation on kernel-intensive workloads is high. e.g., over 10x slowdowns were reported on the sys...

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