MS by Research ECE student Upender Keesara presents paper at International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS)

Upender Keesara, an MS by Research student in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), presented a paper on Autocorrelation-Based Spectrum Sensing of FBMC Signal at the 10th International conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS) in Bangalore last month. The paper proposed an autocorrelation feature detector to detect Filter Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC) signals in presence of noise. FBMC waveform is considered to be one of the contenders for fifth generation (5G) cellular systems. The proposed detector in the paper is the first feature-based detector for FBMC signal. Upender’s research was supervised by Dr. Sachin Chaudhari from Signal Processing and Communication Research Center (SPCRC). COMSNETS is an international conference organized by a committee formed by professors from Indian Institute of Science (IISc); Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs); Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; University of Southern California (USC), USA and industry experts from reputed R&D organizations such as Cisco, Google, Microsoft Research, TCS innovation labs and Qualcomm. COMSNETS 2018 had poster presentations, workshops, demo exhibits by many industries and several invited talks by academicians from various parts of the globe. The conference gave Upender an opportunity to interact and discuss his work with both academicians and industry experts. His work was supported by grants from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The Governing Council of IIIT-Hyderabad has appointed Prof. P. J. Narayanan as the institute’s Director for a second term for a period of another five years till 10 April 2023.
  • Dr. Vishal Garg (Building Science Research Center and Earthquake Engineering Research Center) is promoted as Professor from July 2017.
  • Dr. Azeemuddin Syed (Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology and Signal Processing and Communications Research Center) is promoted as Associate Professor from January 2017.
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Das (Center for Security, Theory and Algorithms) is promoted as Associate Professor from January 2017.
TooWeakTooSlow in ACM-ICPC World Finals
IIIT-H Team TooWeakTooSlow - Tanuj Khattar (4th year B.Tech - CSE), C. G. Vedant (4th year B.Tech - CSE) and Rajas Vanjape (4th year CSD-Dual Degree) - have qualified for the World Finals of the ACM-ICPC programming competition to be held in Beijing, China on 19 April 2018. Prof. Saswata Shannigrahi is the team’s coach. Considered to be the Olympics of programming, the World Finals will see TooWeakTooSlow competing with some of the best teams from around the world including Russia, Japan, China, USA and many more.
Google India Ph.D. Fellowship
Avijit Dasgupta, a second year Ph.D student won the Google India Ph.D. Fellowship for Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision. Avijit is pursuing his research in computer vision and machine learning under the joint supervision of Prof. C. V. Jawahar, IIIT-Hyderabad and Dr. Karteek Alahari, INRIA, France.
Dr. K. S. Vijaya Sekhar, Research Center for eGovernance (RCeG) along with Dr. G. P. Sahu, MNNIT, Allahabad and Sri Prabhu
Gollamudi, CSI-SIGeGov compiled about 75 best eGovernance case studies from India and published it as a book titled Digital Empowerment – A cornerstone for eGovernance. The book was released by Chief Guest Sri Rao Rajendra Singh, Deputy Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on 20 January at Science City, Kolkata during 52nd CSI Annual Convention.
Republic Day Celebration at CIE@IIITH
The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, CIE@IIITH celebrated Republic day with its startup founders and employees.
The program started with a brief discussion on Start-up India initiative and its benefits for the start-ups. This was followed by a fun quiz for the start-ups with exciting giveaways.
P. V. S. Maruthi Rao, founder of Vidcentum R&D, incubated in CIE@IIITH has been appointed as Chairman of IEEE Hyderabad section from January 2018. He has been associated with IEEE in a professional and volunteer role since the last two decades.
Agritech start-up Re-grid won a prize in Agritech vertical under the Asean India Grand challenge for start-ups which was held in Singapore.
Sushma Panyam has joined IIIT-H as a counselor and will be on campus thrice a week to meet students.
Raghuram Nevali, MS student from Speech Lab passed away on 20 January. IIIT-Hyderabad family offered its
Shraddanjali to Raghuram by doing a candle march around campus. IIIT-Hyderabad expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Raghuram Nevali and prays for his departed soul.

1 Jan

NSS Donation Drive

As a part of National Service Scheme (NSS) bimonthly donation drive, volunteers collected around 200 clothes from IIIT-H community and distributed them to slum dwellers in and around Indiranagar. The first donation drive was carried out in November 2017 where clothes, books etc were distributed to Asha Kiran students (Asha Kiran - a ray of Hope, is a school run by IIIT-H students for kids from nearby slums) and slum dwellers of Lingampally.

12 Jan

Felicitation of Prof. Raj Reddy

The institute felicitated Prof. Raj Reddy for his contributions to society and especially IIIT-H during its formative years. He has been chairman of its Governing Council since its inception 20 years ago. Prof. Raj Reddy and his wife were felicitated at Hotel Marriott where friends of Prof. Raj Reddy, founding members, faculty and staff of IIIT-H came together to celebrate his life and reminisce on his association with the institute.

20 Jan

10km Run

Physical Education Center (PEC) organized a 10km run from the basketball court to Gulmohar Park and back. More than 60
students participated in the event. The winners are:

I - Nachiket Ayir, MS
II - Yashas Samaga, UG1
III - Rhishi Pratap Singh, MS
The first 30 runners will be given medals during Inter Batch closing ceremony in April.

22 Jan

Saraswati Puja

On the occasion of Vasanta Panchmi, Saraswati puja was performed at Ananda Nivas. Faculty, students and staff participated in the morning puja followed by a cultural program in the evening.

24 Jan

code.fun.do Bootcamp

Microsoft conducted its annual hackathon, code.fun.do Bootcamp at IIIT-Hyderabad campus. The competition was for 2nd year students of IIIT-Hyderabad across all disciplines. With its emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and multi-disciplinary focus, the bootcamp took students beyond pure technology or code into other equally important determinants of success like user experience, design, customer value propositions, etc.

26 Jan

Republic Day

Celebrations began with a march-past by PEC. Prof. P. J. Narayanan hoisted the national flag while the entire football ground reverberated with the national anthem. This was followed by Director’s address, speeches by faculty and students, cultural programs by the students and inauguration of Felicity’18.

26- 28 Jan


The theme of Felicity’18 - the annual techno-cultural fest of IIIT-Hyderabad was “Global Weekend”, encompassing the idea of travelling and witnessing various cultures, traditions, cuisines music and landmarks across the world. It celebrated cultural diversity and reconnecting with our identity as global citizens, further strengthening the age old primordial belief of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - the world is my family. Felicity’18, saw a wide range of events from technical workshops to sports to fun events to art. Prof. P. J. Narayanan inaugurated Felicity’18 on 26th morning during the Republic Day celebrations. During the day there were talks by renowned speakers like V. Gnana Gandhi (Project Director, ISRO) and Puneet Agrawal (Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft) on cyber bullying and safety, cryogenic rocketry, and artificial intelligence. There were workshops for students interested in Android App Development (in association with Educamp India), Web Development and paper presentation. Felicity’18 saw enthralling performances by IIITians followed by comedy night, featuring Neelaksh Mathur, a renowned stand-up comedian. Cultural nights had performances by Indian Ocean, one of India’s finest bands. The emerging talent of Pehchan Music, Rahul Jain rocked the stage integrating famous bollywood songs with a twist of his own. Felicity’18 concluded with performances by renowned EDM bands and artists like Carnivore and 22 Bullets filled the air with energy and enthusiasm.

IIIT-H studies the Ameerpet IT upskilling phenomenon

Building Science research student Sneha Jain bags prestigious internship at Berkeley lab

Annual Techno-Cultural Fest Felicity'18 celebrates a successful Global Weekend

Product Labs launched to bridge lab to land gap and assist in creating market prototypes through its Technology Transfer Office

E-Cell organises Blockchain Bytes event with Canadian entrepreneur Joseph Lubin, Co-founder, Ethereum and Founder at ConsenSys, as the keynote speaker

IIIT-Hyderabad to host full-day developers tutorial on one M2M platform

IIIT-H Seed Fund Invests in Rental Management Platform Paymatrix

Building Science Research Centre to conducts short course on Building Energy Simulation for ECBC 2017 from 12 - 16 February

3 - 6 Jan
Lalit Mohan Sanagavarapu, Sourav Sarangi, Prof. Vasudeva Varma presented a paper on Fine Grained Approach for Domain Specific Seed URL Extraction at the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), University of Hawaii, Manoa.

18 Jan
Dr. Vishal Garg gave a talk on Energy Simulation: The Emerging Trends at the 5th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Science and Technology (ICETEST 2018), Thrissur, Kerala.

19 - 20 Jan
Prof. P. Krishna Reddy was an invited speaker at the National Seminar on ICT Application in Changing Face of Agriculture at Bisra Agricultural University (BAU), Ranchi.

22 - 23 Jan
Nimmi Rangaswamy presented her research work on T Skill Education and Job-Readiness for Millennial India at Development Implications of Digital Economies (DIODE) Research Network workshop, University of Cape Town.

23 - 24 Jan
Prof. P. Krishna Reddy, Ph.D student A. Mamatha and Research Scientist Dr. P. Narayan Reddy participated in National Conference on Application of Geo-Spatial technologies and ICTs IN Smart Agriculture (SMARTAGRI-2018), University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. Prof. P. Krishna Reddy gave a lead talk on Towards Building Question Support System for Farmers and an oral presentation along with Mamatha on A Framework to Compute Similar Weather Conditions to Build Efficient Weather-based Agricultural Decision Support Systems.

24 - 25 Jan
Academic Research Summit 2018: A Future with AI

Microsoft Research (MSR) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India co-organized the third edition of the Academic Research Summit in partnership with IIIT-Hyderabad on campus. The summit had various talks by distinguished researchers from India and across the world and sessions on the theme of Artificial Intelligence: A Future with AI.
Keynote speakers included:

  • Prof. Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University
    (CMU), USA - AI in the Service of Humanity
  • Prof. Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, USA - AI and Ethics
  • Prof. Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research, USA Model Based Machine Learning

27 - 30 Jan
Dr. Subhadip Mitra participated in a workshop on Top Quark Physics at Present and Future Collider, IISER Kolkata. It was organised by the Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Kolkata and Regional Centre for Accelerator-based Particle Physics (RECAPP), Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad.

Institute talks

25 Jan
Drug abuse – A social menace

Dr. K. Devika Rani, an International Certified Addiction Professional and Director and Researcher of Amrita Foundation Society, gave a talk on Drug Abuse - A Social Menace to 2nd year UG students. This was organized as part of the Human Values course.
29 Jan
Semantic Representation and Analysis of E-commerce Orders

Dr. Arijit Biswas, Machine Learning scientist, Amazon, Bangalore, gave a talk on Semantic Representation and Analysis of E-commerce Orders. Arijit received the MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 award from India in 2016.

9 - 11 Feb
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 (http://isoft.acm.org/) 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.

12 - 16 Feb
Short course on Building Energy Simulation for ECBC 2017

14 Feb

India EU ICT Standards Collaboration Project, in coordination with IIIT-H, is organizing a full-day developer tutorial one M2M platform for tech students, developers and start-ups. The number of seats for this event is limited and registration is mandatory but free.

15 Feb

Distinguished Lecture on The Evolution of Public Key Cryptography by American cryptologist and ACM Turing Award winner, Prof. Martin Hellman, Stanford University.

31 March

Microsoft's annual - code.fun.do hackathon - Senior League. The competition is open to all registered students of IIIT-Hyderabad, from UG (2nd year onwards), PG and Ph.D.

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