ECIR 2020 Test of Time Award

The paper "A Language Modeling Approach for Temporal Information Needs" by Klaus Berberich, Srikanta Bedathur, Omar Alonso, and Gerhard Weikum has won the 10 year Test of Time Award at the European Conference on Information Retrieval 2020. Congratulations to Prof. Srikanta! Click to see an interview with him about the award.


Mr. S.S. Negi's farewell party

The Department gave Mr. S.S. Negi a farewell party for his retirement on 30th December 2019. Click to see more photos from the farewell party.


Convocation 2019

Click to view photos from the department convocation.


3 new faculty join IITD CSE in 2019

The IITD CSE Department welcomes new faculty hires Soham Chakraborty, Ashish Chiplunkar, and Rohan Paul.


ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Prof. Balakrishnan

Congratulations to Prof. M. Balakrishnan on receiving the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics. Click here to read more.


Japanese delegation visits IITD CSE

A Japanese delegation led by Mr. Yoshio Yamawaki, Senior Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology visited the department on 28th February, 2019.


Prof. Saroj Kaushik's farewell and birthday party

The Department felicitated Prof. Saroj Kaushik for her 65th birthday and retirement on 21st February 2019. Click to see more photos from the farewell party.


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Faculty awards and achievements

The paper "A Language Modeling Approach for Temporal Information Needs" by  Klaus Berberich, Srikanta Bedathur, Omar Alonso and Gerhard Weikum, which appeared in ECIR 2010 has won the 10 year Test of Time Award at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2020. 
Congratulations to Prof. Srikanta Bedathur.

Prof. Srikanta Bedathur has been awarded the ”Alumni Achiever Award” for 2019 from the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, IISc 

25.4.2019. Congratulations to Prof. M. Balakrishnan on receiving the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics for research, development, and deployment of cost-effective embedded-system and software solutions addressing mobility and education challenges of the visually impaired in the developing world. Perhaps his best-known technology is the SmartCane project -- a probing cane with ultrasonic ranging that conveys the distance of obstacles using vibrations and allows the visually impaired to detect items above their knees within a distance of 3 meters. Click here to read more about the award and see photos from the departmental get-together.

Prof. Sandeep Sen and Prof. Amit Kumar have written a new book, Design and Analysis of Algorithms: A Contemporary Perspective, which is being published by Cambridge University Press.

Prof. Preeti Ranjan Panda was a winner of the Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) TECHNOVATION 2018 AWARD in the TECHNO MENTOR category (February 19, 2019).

Book Release:  It is my pleasure to share the information about release of my book on "Soft Computing: Fundamentals, Techniques and Application" by McGraw Hill Education in June 2018. This is my 3rd book. One is on Logic and Prolog Programming and other is on Artificial Intelligence. From: Prof Saroj Kaushik

Prof Sayan Ranu's work titled Debunking the Myths of Influence Maximization: An In-depth Benchmarking Study has won the SIGMOD reproducibility award for 2018. Co-author Sainyam Galhotra is also a recent CSE BTech graduate from IIT Delhi. Congrats to all authors!

Prof. Balakrishnan along with P.V.M. Rao (Mech Engg)  have been awarded the National Award for "Improving the Accessibility for the Differently Abled through S&T interventions" for the year 2018 for their work on developing a Refreshable Braille Display. This is the second time the team has received this award.

Student awards and achievements

Jatin Batra has been named the winner of the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2018-19.  His thesis titled "Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Problems" was completed under the supervision of Prof. Naveen Garg and Prof. Amit Kumar.  The Award will be formally presented at the ACM India Annual Event in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2020.

Kuntal Dey (PhD student working with Prof Saroj Kaushik)  has been selected by Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) to participate in the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, to be held from 22nd  to 27the Sept., 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. This opportunity is given to only the 200 most qualified Young Researchers over the globe to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

PhD student Himanshu Jain’s paper on the Slice algorithm for recommending related queries on a search engine, coauthored by Venkatesh Balasubramanian, Bhanu Chunduri, and Manik Varma, has won the Best Paper Award at the 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, the world’s premier conference on web search (along with WWW). Read more at the Microsoft Research Blog's post on extreme classification and Slice.

Rahul Jain wins the Best PhD Thesis Award at the recently concluded 32nd International Conference on VLSI Design and 18th Intl. Conf. on Embedded Systems for his thesis titled "Machine Learned Machines: Reinforcement Learning Exploration for Architecture Co-optimization". The research was supervised by P. R. Panda, supported by Intel and DST/SERB's PM Fellowship program.

A team of three students from CSE/SIT, Anupam Sobti, Ayushi Agarwal and Saurabh Tewari, won the first prize in the Cadence Tensilica Hackathon held on 5th January as a part of Embedded and VLSI Design Conference 2019. The theme of the hackathon was "Porting deep Neural Network for Cadence® Tensilica® AI Processor".

Sandeep Chandran has been awarded the FITT "Best Industry Relevant PhD Project in IIT Delhi" Award for his PhD thesis titled "FlexDFD: Flexible DFD Hardware for Efficient Post-silicon Validation" for the year 2017-18. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 60,000. The research was carried out in collaboration with Freescale/NXP Semiconductor and the Semiconductor Research Consortium.

Editorial boards and Program Chairs

Prof. Preeti Ranjan Panda has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL), a journal of the IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation. IEEE ESL aims at quick dissemination of important research advances in the embedded systems area.

Sanjiva Prasad been appointed Editor-in-Chief of ACM Books.

Department News

Photos from recent events in our department:

Prof. Rohan Paul joined the Department on 1 October 2019. 

2.11.2019: All three winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Convocation 2019 were from the CSE Department:

  • Prof. Srinivasan Keshav 
  • Mohit Aron
  • Binny Bansal

We welcome two new faculty members, Ashish Chiplunkar and Soham Chakraborty, who joined the department on 2nd September 2019.

The department mourns the untimely passing of our staff member Abhishek Sharma, who passed away at a young age on 25 August 2019. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm for learning, helpful nature, and hard work that contributed greatly to the department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Congratulations to Mr. Som Dutt Sharma who has been awarded the Sansthan Incentive Award (to Group 'B', 'C' and 'D' staff) for 2018. He received a cash award of Rs. 12,000 along with a citation and certificate on 15 Aug 2018 at the Award Ceremony held in the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

Departmental Activities

Rijurekha Sen's work on Air Pollution Monitoring is in the news.

Latest Projects

DADS: Distributed Attestation for Device Swarms

Emerging trends in embedded systems, such as applications on Industrial control and IoTs, involve heterogeneous and mobile devices to communicate, process and exchange safety, privacy and mission critical information. These smart interconnected devices often operate in large number. These facts along with the nature of the devices make them susceptible to a wide range of attacks. Various approache...

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 ...

Analysis of the Spread of Information on Twitter and its Application to Internet Content Distribution

With rapidly growing traffic volumes on the Internet, service providers are finding it increasingly hard to manage delivery of content to end users. We observe that a large portion of the traffic is contributed and accessed by Online Social Networking (OSN) websites, and we attempt to leverage this fact to build better content placement and caching strategies for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). ...

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...

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...

MajSynth : An n-input Majority Algebra based Logic Synthesis Tool for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata

We need specialized logic synthesis methods to exploit the 3- input Majority gate, the primary logic element of the emerging Quantum-dot Cellular Automata paradigm. Existing methods take a narrow approach of manipulating functions into a network of 3-input Majority functions with no knowledge of larger Majority functions, and hence fall short while minimizing large Boolean functions. In thi...

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. ...

Result Clustering for Keyword Search on Graphs

Graph structured data on the web is now massive as well as diverse, ranging from social networks, web graphs to knowledge-bases. Effectively querying this graph structured data is non-trivial and has led to research in a variety of directions structured queries, keyword and natural language queries, automatic translation of these queries to structured queries, etc. In this project, we are con...

Sampling and Reconstruction using Bloom Filters

In this paper, we address the problem of sampling from a set and reconstructing a set stored as a Bloom filter. To the best of our knowledge our work is the first to address this question. We introduce a novel hierarchical data structure called BloomSampleTree that helps us design efficient algorithms to extract an almost uniform sample from the set stored in a Bloom filter and also allows u...

Towards developing a Technical Knowledge-Base for Personalized Learning

A commonly faced challenge by enthusiastic learners is to build a complete and well-rounded understanding of a topic of interest. While understanding the big picture is equally important, it is also necessary that the learning material be presented to the user in the correct order. Understanding the content from a textbook would be too overwhelming for a reader who has very little background on a ...

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