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.


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.


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Collaboration activities

A new IMPECS group at IIT-Delhi on “Effective Querying of Large Knowledge-Bases” has started in collaboration with IIIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay and the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany. Maya Ramanath will lead the group at IIT-Delhi.

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 appeared on NDTV prime for a debate on artificial intelligence. Watch it 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.

Amitabha Bagchi has received IIT Delhi's teaching excellence award in 2013.

Amitabha Bagchi has received an unrestricted research award from Yahoo! under the Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program.

Parag Singla has been awarded the Microsoft Young Faculty Incentive Fellowship.

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

Aaditeshwar Seth's startup, Gram Vaani, has completed over 100 projects all across the country on using community media technologies for development.

Sorav Bansal received IIT Delhi teaching excellence award in 2012.

Amitabha Bagchi and Maya Ramanath received an Unrestricted Gift from the Faculty Research and Engagement Program of Yahoo! for their proposal on Trend Detection on Twitter.

S Arun-Kumar, Sorav Bansal and Amitabha Bagchi were awarded IIT Delhi's Excellence in Teaching for the year 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.

M.Tech. students Neeta Meshram and Heena Bansal have won the "Cadence Design Contest 2014 -Tensilica Project" under M.E./M.Tech. category. The project involved design of a Stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation System and was supervised by Prof. Anshul Kumar and Dr Monika Aggarwal (CARE). Congratulations!

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.

Chirag Jain, a student of Prof Subodh Kumar, won the first prize for project awards under the Undergraduate category during IIT Delhi's Open House 2014, for his work on an Improved Algorithm for Sequence Alignment on GPUs. Congrats!

Deeksha Gautam, Madhulika Mohanty, Sudhanshu Shekhar and Nitish Varshney won the first prize in Yahoo! HackU 2013 at IIT-Delhi for their app named "Polarizer", which classifies controversial comments into pro and con. Congratulations!

A demo paper: "ESTHETE: A news browsing system to visualize the context and evolution of news stories" by recent graduates Rahul Goyal and Ravee Malla along with Amitabha Bagchi, Sameep Mehta and Maya Ramanath has been accepted at CIKM 2013!

Paper accepted at SOSP 2013 on "Fast Dynamic Binary Translation for the Kernel" by Piyus Kedia and Sorav Bansal.

Technology transfer


Department News


We welcome Rahul Garg, who has just joined the department as a Professor. Rahul works in the area of Machine Learning and High Performace Computing.

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.

We welcome Mausam, who has just joined the department as Associate Professor. Mausam works in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. 

We welcome Inspire Faculty Shweta Agrawal to the department. Shweta works in the area of Cryptography and Information Theory.

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

A team from IIT Delhi has developed an ICT-based system for better governance and delivery of schemes. More details can be found here.

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

Departmental Activities

ACT4D: A new research group on ICTD

Assistech: A new research group on assistive technologies

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