Prakash Borpatra Gohain presents paper at GLOBECOM 2017, Singapore

Prakash Borpatra Gohain, an MS by Research, ECE student presented a paper on Evidence theory based cooperative energy detection under noise uncertainty at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2017. The conference was held in Singapore last month. His research was supervised of Dr. Sachin Chaudhari, Assistant Professor, SPCRC, and Prof. Visa Koivunen from Aalto University, Finland.

Prakash’s research proposed a novel and improved spectrum sensing scheme for cognitive radios in next generation wireless communication systems. His work was supported by grants from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), IIIT-H and IEEE Signal Processing and Communication Society, Hyderabad section.

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of IEEE Communications Society’s flagship conferences dedicated to driving
Prakash Borpatra Gohain
innovation in all aspects of communications. The best proposals are selected from more than 3,000 submissions in the form of technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions. The conference was attended by the world's leading academicians, researchers and industrialists and provided Prakash an excellent platform to interact with pioneers in the field of communications.

23 Dec
Alumni Meet - Batches 2002 - 2007

Alumni Meet

The I’AM 17 event saw alumni from across the globe revisit IIITH. Various events through the day took the alumni down memory lane. Prof. Vishal Garg led a fruitful discussion on alumni-student relations and updated them on recent developments at the institute. This was followed by a speech by Prof. P. J. Narayanan encouraging alumni to participate in shaping the future of the college. A mock class by Prof. Govindarajulu where he showed them their group photos, their report cards and even their project reports was a huge hit. A group photo session and a token of appreciation to the alumni followed. The meet concluded with a campus tour where alumni visited their former hostels and messes and also got to see recent additions to the campus like KCIS and T-Hub.

4 - 5 Nov
Creative pursuits of IIIT-H faculty

CCNSB faculty Dr. Subhadip Mitra and Prof. Harjinder Singh showcased their musical talents in Rang - A Song of Colours. Dr. Mitra produced the video and Prof. Singh wrote the lyrics to this lilting number.

Creative pursuits

Yoga Workshops

13 - 19 & 24 Dec

A three-day workshop on back-pain was conducted at the same venue between 13-19 Dec, where special yogic techniques to relax and strengthen back muscles were taught. Other aspects such as right posture, diet, dealing with stress, etc were also covered. And on 24 Dec, a one day Laghu Shankh Prakshalan (detox) Camp was conducted at the same venue

Prof. Nand Kishore Acharya was awarded the “Mahatma Gandhi Sahitya Samman” for 2016 by the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan in recognition of his writings on Mahatma Gandhi. The award consists of a citation and a cash reward of Rs. 4 lakhs.
Sneha Jain, MS by Research, Building Science Research Center (BSRC) student received a Building Energy Efficiency Higher and Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Internship to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), USA for six months.

IIIT-H to collaborate with Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab on a series of joint collaborate projects

IIIT-Hyderabad unveils report on Demand for Expertise in Disruptive Technologies among Technology Professionals

Dr. Nimmi Rangaswamy explains the relationship between Computer Science and Anthropology

IIIT-Hyderabad to plug Lab to Land gap through new initiatives that will benefit society
IIIT-Hyderabad hosts Fifth International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA 2017) CIE@IIIT-Hyderabad hosts workshop for IOCL leadership

27 Nov - 1 Dec
Prof. Vishal Garg chaired the Spotlight Session on Buildings, Systems and Technologies at INSPIRE 2017 in Jaipur.

1 - 3 Dec
Dr. Deva Priyakumar participated in the Lindau Nobel Meeting for young researchers, organized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at German House, Delhi.

3 - 6 Dec
Prof. Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla conducted a Faculty Development Program for Student Induction at IIT Tirupati. Around 120 faculty members from 5 IITs (Tirupati, Goa, Palakkad, Bhilai and Dharwad), NIT Surathkal and Anna University attended the workshop.

4 - 18 Dec
Dr. Deva Priyakumar give a talk at the Asia-Pacific Conference of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (APCTCC 8) at IIT Bombay.

5 - 7 Dec
IIIT-Hyderabad students and faculty presented the following papers at 1st International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP-2017 2017), Singapore:

  • Prathyusha Jwalapuram, Radhika Mamidi - Domain Independent Keyword Identification for Question Answering
  • Jittadivya.sai, Chandu Khyathi Raghavi, Harsha Pamidipalli, Radhika Mamidi - Nee Intention enti?” Towards Dialog Act Recognition in Code-Mixed Conversations

7 - 10 Dec
Dr. Deva Priyakumar and Dr. Prabhakar Bhimalapuram participated in the Indo-US Conference on Recent Advances in Modelling Rare Events (RARE2017), Agra, organized by IIT Kanpur and University of Maryland.

8 - 9 Dec
Research Center for eGovernance (RCeG) in association with Computer Society of India hosted the final selections of National level CSI Nihilent eGovernance Awards (CNeGA) 2017.

8 - 10 Dec
Prof. Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla participated in an Earthquake Workshop and HV National conference at IIT BHU.

8 - 21 Dec
Dr. Kishore Kothapalli was a member of the organizing committee for the 24th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC 2017), Jaipur.

11 - 14 Dec
P Goel, K. Rishabh, Vasudeva Varma presented a paper on An Alternate Load Distribution Scheme in DHTs at the 9th IEEE International Conference on cloud computing Technology and Science, Hong Kong.

12 Dec
Dr. Deva Priyakumar participated in a Symposium on Computational Data Driven Approaches in Chemistry and Biology organized by IICT Hyderabad.

12 - 15 Dec
IIIT-Hyderabad hosted the 5th International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA 2017) on campus. Students and faculty presented the following papers at the event:

  • Vikram Pudi, Pratibha Rani, Abhijit Mitra, Indira Ghosh - Computational Core for Plant Metabolomics: A Case for Interdisciplinary Research
  • Parul Chaudhary, Anirban Mondal, Polepalli Krishna Reddy - A Flexible and Efficient Indexing Scheme for Placement of Top-Utility Itemsets for Different Slot Sizes
  • A. Mamatha, P. Krishna Reddy, Anirban Mondal, Seishi Ninomiya, G. Sreenivas - A Framework to Improve Reuse in Weather-Based DSS Based on Coupling Weather Conditions

13 – 15 Dec
IIIT-Hyderabad students and faculty presented the following papers at 5th International Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2017) conference, Hyderabad:

  • Harika Abburi, Rajendra Prasath, Manish Shrivastava, Suryakanth V Gangashetty - Significance of DNN-AM for Multimodal Sentiment Analysis
  • Hari Krishna Vydana, Bhargav Pulugandla, Manish Shrivastava, Anil Kumar Vuppala - DNN-HMM Acoustic Modeling For Large Vocabulary Telugu Speech Recognition

14 - 18 Dec
Dr. Aniket Alam participated in a reading and writing workshop at Goa University.

16 - 19 Dec
IIIT-Hyderabad students and faculty presented the following papers at the 6th National Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Graphics (NCVPRIPG 2017), Mandi, Himachal Pradesh:

  • Anurag Ghosh and C.V.Jawahar - SmartTennisTV: Automatic indexing of tennis videos
  • Viral Parekh, Ramanathan Subramanian, Dipanjan Roy, C.V. Jawahar - An EEG-based Image Annotation System

16 - 20 Dec
Akash Agrawall, Shubh Maheshwari, Projit Bandyopadhyay and Venkatesh Choppella presented a paper on Modelling and Mitigation of Cross-Origin Request Attacks on FIM (Federated Identity Management) Using CORP (Cross Origin Request Policy) at the 13th International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS 2017) at IIT Bombay.

18 - 21 Dec
IIIT-Hyderabad students and faculty presented the following papers at the 14th International Conference of Natural Language Processing, ICON 2017 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata:

  • Pruthwik Mishra, Vandan Mujadia and Dipti Misra Sharma: POS Tagging For Resource Poor Languages Through Feature Projection
  • Pratibha Rani, Vikram Pudi and Dipti M. Sharma: Semi-supervised Data Driven Word Sense Disambiguation for Resource-poor Languages
  • Ruchit Agrawal, Mihir Shekhar and Dipti Sharma: Three-phase training to address data sparsity in Neural Machine Translation
  • Ayushi Pandey, Brij Mohan Lal Srivastava and Suryakanth Gangashetty: Towards developing a phonetically balanced code-mixed speech corpus for Hindi-English ASR
  • Ruchit Agrawal, Jahfar Ali and Dipti Misra: A vis-à-vis evaluation of MT paradigms for linguistically distant languages
  • Vijay Prakash Dwivedi and Manish Shrivastava: Beyond Word2Vec: Embedding Words and Phrases in Same Vector Space
  • Purvanshi Mehta, Vinayak Athavale, Pruthwik Mishra and Manish Shrivastava: Deep Neural Architectures for solving Arithmetic Word problems
  • Prathyusha Danda, Prathyusha Jwalapuram and Manish Shrivastava: End to End Dialog System for Telugu
  • Vartika Rai, Sakshee Vijay and Dipti Misra: Linguistic approach based Transfer Learning for Sentiment Classification in Hindi

18 - 21 Dec
Dharma Teja Vooturi and Kishore Kothapalli presented a paper on Parallelizing Hines Matrix Solver in Neuron Simulations on GPU at the 24th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC 2017) in Jaipur.

27 - 30 Dec
Dr. Zia Abbas presented a paper on Thermal study of lab on chip (loc) system for pcr reaction applications at the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017) at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

Distinguished talks


Risto Miikkulainen, Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience at University of Texas, gave a series of technical talks on Evolution of Neural Networks. His current research involves methods and applications of neuroevolution, as well as neural network models of natural language processing, and self-organization of the visual cortex. Prof. Miikkulainen has authored more than 370 articles in these research areas.

Institute talks


Prof. K. V. S. Hari, Professor, ECE Department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, gave a talk on Spatial Modulation Techniques in Wireless Systems. His research interests are in developing signal processing algorithms for MIMO wireless communication systems, sparse signal recovery problems, indoor positioning and DOA estimation, autonomous navigation and visual neuroscience.


Dr. Ranjeeth Dasineni, an alumnus of IIIT-H spoke on Running a billion user site - load balancing at Facebook. Currently a part of the Traffic Infrastructure team at Facebook, Ranjeeth explained how Facebook's globally distributed proxy infrastructure and multiple layers of load balancers aid in keeping the service available round the clock.


Prof. Chita Das, Head and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, USA gave a talk on Visual Cortex on Silicon. He is an eminent Computer Systems researcher, working in the areas of parallel and distributed computer architectures, multi-core architectures, mobile computing, performance evaluation, and fault-tolerant computing.


Dr. Manmohan Chandraker, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego and Head Computer Vision Research, NEC Labs America gave a talk on Designing Physically-Motivated CNNs for Shape and Material.


7 January 2018
Panini Linguistic Olympiad 2018
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24 Jan 2018
Microsoft's annual - hackathon

26 - 28 Jan 2018
Felicity, the annual techno-cultural fest of IIIT Hyderabad

9 - 11 February 2018
11th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC) will be held at IIIT-Hyderabad. This conference (formerly known as India Software Engineering Conference) is the annual conference of iSOFT, the India chapter of ACM SIGSOFT ( under the umbrella of ACM India. It will bring together and provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of software engineering.

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