Research Centres

IIIT Hyderabad is structured around research centers and labs as opposed to schools and departments. Each research center focuses on a broad problem area and brings together experts possibly with varied background to conduct research and development on specific aspects of that problem area, constantly pushing the science to the next level.

The current Research Centers and Laboratories are listed below based on their research focus on technologies and domains. There are also domain centers which make use of technologies in typically unusual domains in innovative ways.

Technology Innovation Hub

IHub-Data is one of the Technology Innovation Hubs (TIHs) that is established at IIIT Hyderabad as part of the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). The hub focusses on putting together large-scale datasets as well as develop solutions based on that data through Applied Research

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Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS)

Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) was established at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) in 2015 with funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to give a fillip to research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the broad Intelligent Systems area.

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Smart City Research Centre(SCRC)

The Smart City Research Center(SCRC) is setup with support from MEITY (Government of India), Smart City Mission and Government of Telangana at IIITH. The research center includes a Living Lab, that is a setup with support from EBTC and Amsterdam Innovation Arena.

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Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Centre(INAI)

INAI is an initiative to apply AI to population scale problems in the Indian context, combining research and translation. This collaborative effort, championed by Intel and catalyzed by the Government of Telangana, is anchored at IIIT Hyderabad and brings multiple relevant institutions together to work on important problems in the society.

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Signal Processing and Communications Research Center (SPCRC)

SPCRC was set up in 2003 with the goal of undertaking fundamental research in signal processing and communication engineering. Research, at theoretical and applied levels, is conducted in this center. Funding sources have included MCIT, DST, GE Global Research, Bangalore etc.

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Current Research Areas

  • Wireless networks (Sensor, ad hoc and cellular)
  • Neural networks
  • Cognitive radio
  • Wireless communications
  • Robust optimization
  • Optical networks/systems - transmission and access control
  • Broadband communication networks - transport
  • RF integrated circuits, antennas and integrated photonics
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Speech signal analysis - speech systems in mobile environment, emotional speech analysis
  • Image processing – medical image analysis, computer assisted diagnostics
  • Signal Processing
  • Optical Fibre Communications
  • Information Flow Networks
  • Speech Processing
  • Radio Frequency Communications


  • Anil Kumar Vuppala
  • Chakrapani Bommaraju (on leave)
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
  • Lalitha Vadlamani
  • Prasad Krishnan
  • Rama Murthy Garimella
  • Sachin Chaudhari
  • Sharma K. R.
  • Syed Azeemuddin
  • Ubaidulla P.

Data Sciences and Analytics Center (DSAC)

Data Sciences and Analytics Center conducts research, facilitates technology transfer, and builds systems in the broad area of data engineering. The center inculcates the culture of research in students by involving them in activities such as:

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Participating and getting awarded in
  • RoboCup
  • Trading Agent Competition SCM
  • VAST challenge
  • Data Mining Challenges
Deploying and contributing to open source projects in
  • database systems
  • multi agent systems
Deploying IT solutions such as, e-sagu for helping farmers
Building Robots and working on multi agent coordination

Current Projects

  • Text Analytics on Short Messages
  • Web Mining
  • Data Visualization for Clusters and Classes
  • Laboratory Management Information System for Bioinformatics
  • IT for Agriculture
  • Multi Agent Simulation of Urban Traffic
  • Multi Agent Robots Coordination

Current Research Areas

  • Database systems - Query Optimization, Transaction Processing, and Performance Modeling and Simulation
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Data Dissemination and Personalization
  • Electronic Contracts and Workflow Management Systems
  • Multi Agent Systems and Complex Systems Simulation


  • Kamal Karlapalem
  • Krishna Reddy P.
  • Vikram Pudi
  • Lini Teresa Thomas

Language Technologies Research Center (LTRC)

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The LTRC addresses the complex problem of understanding and processing natural languages in both speech and text modes.

  • LTRC conducts research on both basic and applied aspects of language technology.
  • It is the largest academic centre of speech and language technology in India.
  • LTRC carries out its work through four labs, which work in synergy with each other.

LTRC is also a lead participant in nation-wide mission-mode consortia projects to develop deployable technology in the areas of Indian Language Machine Translation, English to Indian Language Machine Translation, and Cross Language Information Access (search engines).


The NLP-MT lab does fundamental work on developing grammatical as well statistical modelling of languages. Linguistic approaches are combined with machine learning techniques leading to new theories and technology development. This has resulted in higher accuracy parts-of-speech taggers, chunkers, constraint-based parsers as well as broad coverage statistical parsers, and semantic analyzers for Indian languages on the one hand, and annotated data including dependency tree banks, discourse banks, parallel corpora, etc. on the other.

Anusaaraka Lab

Anusaaraka lab is concerned with the development of machine translation systems which in addition to the usual machine translation output also allows a user to understand the source language text in a pseudo target language. For example, a reader who knows Hindi (target language) would be able to read the English source text, in a pseudo Hindi output after a small amount of training.

Search and Information Extraction Lab (SIEL)

The Lab focuses on solving research problems in the areas of Information Retrieval and Extraction using NLP techniques.
SIEL is engaged in building technologies for personalized, customizable and highly relevant information retrieval (IR), Information Extraction (IE) and Information Access (IA) systems. Current research includes summarization, cross language information access systems and building semantic search engines by identifying entities and relations between these entities.

Speech lab

The research focus of the speech group is to address issues in processing, analyzing, understanding and manipulation of “real” speech i.e., read, conversational, emotional as found in real-environments for the development of robust speech systems in multiple languages specifically in the context of India. The speech group is also focused on development of speech recognition, speech synthesis, prosody models, spoken audio search, phonetic engine for Indian languages, language identification, speaker recognition for biometrics, voice conversion, speech summarization and spoken dialog systems.


  • Aditi Mukherjee (Visiting Faculty)
  • Anil Kumar Vuppala
  • Bharat Ambati (Adjunct Faculty)
  • Chiranjeevi Yarra
  • Dipti Misra Sharma
  • Kishore S. Prahallad (Adjunct Faculty)
  • Manish Gupta (Adjunct Faculty)
  • Manish Shrivastava
  • Niyati Chhaya (Affilate Faculty)
  • Radhika Mamidi
  • Rajeev Sangal
  • Vasudeva Varma
  • Vineet Chaitanya (Distinguished Faculty)
  • Peter M Scharf (Adjunct Faculty)

Robotics Research Center (RRC)

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The IIIT-H Robotics Research Lab works on research problems and innovative projects that extend the state-of-the-art in robotics. The center has worked in multiple domains of robotics involving Multi-robotic systems, Mobile robot navigation and planning, Mechanism design of All Terrain Vehicles and Robot Vision. The lab is well equipped with robot platforms and advanced sensors and has been publishing in top international conferences like ICRA, IROS, ICCV, AAMAS. The center is being and has been funded by various organizations both private, public and government. These include BARC, CAIR, Renault-Nissan, CVRDE, DRDO, DST, DIT and by IIIT Seed Grants The Robotics Research Center also collaborates with well known organizations and research labs such as CAIR, Bengaluru and BARC, Mumbai.

Resources and Infrastructure: The lab is equipped with various robot test beds that are used in the research. These include ground robots like the pioneer P3-DX, the all terrain P3-AT along with the aerial robots like the parrot and the pelican. Along with these robots it is also equipped with a wide range of cameras and sensors.

Mobile Robotics: Localization, mapping and navigation of robots in indoors and outdoor environments.

Robot Mechanisms: Mechanical design and analysis of all-terrain vehicles.

Multi Robots: Exploration and localization using multiple robots.

Robotic Vision: Vision Processing algorithms for localization, mapping and classification.

Current Research Areas

Robotic Vision

  • Independent Motion Detection and Segmentation
  • Monocular SLAM in Dynamic Environments
  • Monocular Localization
  • Structure Aided Visual SLAM
  • Visual Servoing for Space Robots

Multi Robotic Systems

  • Ground-Aerial Vehicle Coordination
  • Multi Robotic Exploration
  • Multi Robotic Collision Avoidance

Mobile and Embedded Robotics

  • Semantically Navigated Wheel Chair Systems
  • Object Search and Localization
  • FPGA Architectures for Mobile Robots

Mechanism Design

  • Active and Passive Mechanisms for All Terrain Navigation
  • Quadruped and Biped Design and Fabrication
  • Gait Generation for Quadruped and Wheeled Legged Systems


  • Madhava Krishna K.
  • Rambabu Kalla
  • Suril Vijaykumar Shah

Center for Security, Theory and Algorithms (CSTAR)

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The goal of the center is to do research in information security, theory and algorithms. It also participates in teaching various programmes of the Institute by offering various mandatory and elective courses in the areas of theoretical computer science and information security.

The center runs an M.Tech in CSIS (Computer Science & Information Security) with support from MCIT Government of India (Ministry of Communications & Information Technology) and participates in programmes of the Institute such as PhD / MS / Dual degree etc. with a specialization in algorithms, theoretical computer Science or information security. The center aspires to be

  • A resource center for conceptualizing through fundamental insights
  • A knowledge center for effectively imparting the state-of-the-art in Theoretical computer Science and in Information Security
  • An accessible medium for disseminating and sharing expertise towards scientific and societal impact

Current Research Areas

  • System and network security
  • Security issues in wireless sensor networks
  • Multicore and manycore computing
  • Quantam information theory
  • Quantam information processing
  • Distributed graph algorithms
  • Cryptography
  • Geometric algorithms and data structures for large scale VLSI layouts


  • Ashok Kumar Das
  • Bezawada Bruhadeshwar
  • Indranil Chakrabarty
  • Kannan Srinathan
  • Kishore Kothapalli
  • Shatrunjay Rawat

Software Engineering Research Center (SERC)

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Software engineering is the engineering of large and complex software systems. It focuses on systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of quality software, and the study of these approaches. SERC aims to lead the software engineering research in India by addressing India-specific issues in an industry-driven environment.

The main objectives of SERC are to focus on software engineering research, research in software engineering issues in the context of Indian software industry, operate closely with the industry by establishing touch points and to be a center of excellence driven by the industry for the industry.

Some of the major funded projects are state variable approach to the model-driven development of software for reactive systems (funded by SIEMENS), virtual Labs Integration (funded by MHRD), standardization of mobile interfaces (funded by CA Technologies) and big data analytics on the cloud (funded by CA Technologies).

Current Research Areas

  • Software architectures and software reuse
  • Software engineering education
  • Programming languages
  • Mathematical computer science and formal methods
  • Technology for education
  • Model driven development
  • Process engineering
  • Semantic web architectures
  • Human computer interaction


  • Kesav V. Nori
  • Raghu Reddy Y.
  • Ramesh Loganathan
  • Vasudeva Varma
  • Venkatesh Choppella
  • Viswanath K.
  • Suresh Purini

Center for Visual Information Technology (CVIT)

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CVIT focuses on basic and advanced research in image processing, computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. This center deals with the generation, processing, and understanding of primarily visual data as well as with the techniques and tools required doing so efficiently. The activity of this center overlaps the traditional areas of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. CVIT works on both theoretical as well as practical aspects of visual information processing. Center aims to keep the right balance between the cutting edge academic research and impactful applied research.

Research projects are funded by various agencies like- Department of Science and Technology (DST), Naval Research Board (NRB), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), General Electric (GE), Nvidia and many more.

CVIT has around 50 students carrying out research for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

The center has regular visits and talks by leading researchers in the world.

Current Research Areas

  • Document image processing especially recognition and retrieval
  • Biomedical and retinal image processing to aid doctors in diagnosis
  • Biometrics based on palm prints, handwriting, and hand geometry
  • Content-based annotation and search of large collections of images and videos
  • Machine learning for computer vision
  • Real-time rendering and streaming of large geometry including terrains and developing general purpose applications on the graphics processor units (GPUs) including graph algorithms, computer vision, and pattern recognition


  • Anoop Namboodiri
  • Jawahar C. V.
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
  • Narayanan P. J.
  • Vineet Gandhi
  • Avinash Sharma
  • Makarand Tapaswi
  • Ravi Kiran Sarvadevabhatla

Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology (CVEST)

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The Center works in close collaboration with organizations such as Xilinx, Altera, Intel Corporation, DRDO etc. The center has three labs under its supervision - VLSI CAD Lab comprising of state-of-the-art VLSI CAD tools like CADENCE tools suite - Embedded Systems Lab-1 equipped with ARM Processor kits, ATMEGA8 and ATMEGA32 boards - Embedded Systems Lab-2 equipped with Altera FPGA Boards, TI Mixed Signal System Development kit, Intel Atom Processor boards. The facilities are available for all Institute staff and students who would like to participate in VLSI R&D activity.

Current Research Areas

  • Low power VLSI design
  • VLSI architectures
  • Biomedical embedded systems
  • Analog and mixed signal design
  • High speed communications in VLSI circuits
  • Multicore (Processor) architecture for embedded systems
  • FPGA based embedded systems


    • Syed Azeemuddin
    • Zia Abbas
    • Abhishek Srivastava
    • Aftab M. Hussain
    • Anshu Sarje

Computer Systems Group(CSG)

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The Computer Systems Group (CSG) was set-up in June 2017. Computer Systems Group undertakes research and development in all fundamental aspects of Computing Systems spanning across hardware and software. This group is actively involved in research and imparting advanced training through workshops, seminars, and semester long courses in the fields of computer architecture, compilers, computer networks, operating systems and other related topics. As a new group CSG today has about 3 faculty members and about 15 research students including Phd, Masters and honors students working on research topics that directly contribute and make an impact on the next-generation computing hardware and software.

Current Research Areas

  • Computer Architecture
  • Compilers
  • Programming Languages
  • Computer Networks
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Systems Security
  • Internet of Things


  • Suresh Purini
  • Venkatesh Choppella
  • Lavanya Ramapantulu

Machine Learning Lab

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Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (CQST)

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Centre for Computational Social Science (C2S2)

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Center for IT in Building Science (CBS)

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Building Science is a field of study that focuses on the technical performance of buildings, building materials and building systems. This broad discipline includes elements of construction technology, material science, architecture, meteorology, sustainable building, and heat and mass transport physics. At IIIT Hyderabad, the Center for IT in Building Science (CBS) focuses on effectively using Information Technology (IT)for sustainable buildings. CBS performs the following activities to promote sustainable buildings in India:

  • Sustainable Buildings Research
  • Academic Programs
  • Training and capacity building
  • Consulting

CBS collaborates with various institutes such as IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, MNIT Jaipur, CEPT Ahmedabad and CSR Auroville in national level and International institutes such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Carnegie Millan University (CMU), University of California Berkeley, and Lighting Research Center ofRensselaer Polytechnic Institute. CBS will be hosting the 14th version of the International Building Simulation Conference of IBPSA, which will be hosted for the first time in India. The conference is expected to have a participation of over 600 Researchers and Scientist in the area of Building Performance around the world. Currently CBS has two major groups working on Building Simulation and Building Automation. State of the art labs are been planned for Fault Detection and Diagnostics, Daylight control test Bed.

Some of the major research projects of CBS are Center for Building Energy Research and Development funded by DST and US DOE, Cool Roof Calculator funded by Climate Works Foundation, Earth Cooling System Monitoring in Pantanagar and Nanital funded by US DOE, Cool Roof Monitoring in Satyam Learning Center Hyderabad funded by US DOE, Smart Classrooms by NOKIA, and Monitoring of Distributed Transformers funded by Central Power Research Institute.

Research areas

  • Building Energy Modelling
  • Energy Simulation
  • Life Cycle Energy Optimization
  • Early Design Tools for Buildings
  • Building Fault detection and Diagnostics
  • Cool Roofs Monitoring
  • Weathering and Aging of Cool Roof
  • Controls and Communications
  • LED fixture performance
  • Smart Luminaire Controller
  • Dynamic Windows
  • Fault Diagnostics
  • Plug Load Monitoring


  • Vishal Garg
  • Pradeep Ramancharla
  • Venkateswarlu

Cognitive Science (CogSci)

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Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary approach to study mind and behaviour by embracing artificial intelligence, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and anthropology. Cognitive science is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of engineering and technology like usability engineering, creativity-support systems, cognition and communication assistive systems, brain-computer interfaces, serious games, and so on.

We offer a PhD program in Cognitive Science. Students in the B.Tech, M.Tech, MS and PhD programs in CSE or ECE can also do a thesis in Cognitive Science. We have state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities like Tobii Eye Tracker, Emotiv EEG, physiology monitoring devices from BioNomadix and Thought Technology.

Current Research Areas

VR-VE Human Centred Design:

  • 360-degree vision: 3D and 2D mapping of indirect 360-degree sense of space
  • Adaptability; Immersion; Sense of Presence; Embodiment; and Empathy
Music Cognition:
  • Musical Aptitude: genetic basis and testing for different demographics
  • Individual differences (personality, empaty): modulatory effect on brain responses to music
  • Visual Modeling of tonal structures and emotion and music database generation
  • Cross-cultural studies on musical emotions
Large scale modelling:
  • Computational  models  at  a  scale  of rat's brain
  • Canonical reinforcement learning models for action selection, classical conditioning, sequence learning
Perception and Creativity:
  • Audio-based space perception and representation
  • Creative thinking and intelligence
  • Computational assessment of creative behaviour
  • Colour Perception
  • Modelling brain activity at ‘Rest’ from brain structure
  • Decoding Brain State using functional MRI
  • Multi-modal fusion – structural and functional MRI
  • Behavioural correlates of brain atrophy
Social Cognition:
  • Neural correlates - Rape-Empathy, Moral judgement and Social bias
  • Cognitive Mechanism - Moral Decision Making
Assistive Systems, Games/simulations & neural networks:
  • Neuro-rehabilitation/Cognitive disabilities.
  • Strategic decision making & risk –tactical, urban planning, economics
  • Stroke & brain plasticity
  • Spinal cord injury models
Health and Well-being:
  • Autism and Music Therapy: Music Playlist generation
  • Depression: Predicting risk for depression via music listening habits
  • Cocaine Use: Impulsivity and brain functioning; predicting treatment success from brain organisation (pre and post)
Current Collaborations
  • Inria, National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology
  • National Institute of Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente Muniz
  • CIMEC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences , University of Torento
  • University of Jyvaskyla - Jyvaskylan yliopisto
  • University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Central Connecticut State University, Public university in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Center for Music in the Brain ,Aarhus University
  • Symbiosis International University, Private university in Pune, Maharashtra
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences


  • Bapi Raju S
  • Kavita Vemuri
  • Priyanka Srivastava
  • Vinoo Alluri
  • Vishnu Sreekumar
  • Bhaktee Dongaonkar


  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology , Government of India

Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (CCNSB)

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Ever increasing computational power and recent advances in computer science, in fields of distributed computing, networking and database management, have inspired the center to explore the application of these newer technologies and methods to understand the functioning of complex physical, chemical and biological systems.

The center has 12 faculty (8 full time and 4 adjunct faculty), about 25 research students and about 50 undergraduate students associated with it.

Current Research Areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Nano-bio systems
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Protein/ Nucleic acid simulation
  • Polymer simulation
  • Computer aided drug design
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Physics of quantum computing
  • Molecular modeling
  • Chemical dynamics
  • Metabolomics
  • Biological network analysis
  • Physics of Elementary Particles
  • Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Quantum Physics


  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Chandrasekher Mukku
  • Deva Priyakumar U.
  • Harjinder Singh
  • Marimuthu Krishnan
  • Nita Parekh
  • Prabhakar Bhimalapuram
  • Tapan Kumar Sau
  • Vinod PK
  • Subhadip Mitra
  • Abhishek Deshpande
  • Diganta Das

Adjunct Faculty

  • Rameshwar A.
  • Goplalkrishnan B.
  • Chanchal Mitra
  • Naveena Yanamala

Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC)

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Several earthquakes in the last two decades caused enormous loss of life and damage to property. These events are ravaging nations leaving behind countless victims. Pre-disaster planning i.e., mitigation and preparedness can have a good impact on minimizing the post-disaster response i.e., emergency, rescue and rehabilitation. The vision of this center is to become a national center for research in Earthquake Engineering. The aim is to give technical solutions for design of new structures and retrofit existing structures.

Major Areas of Focus

  • Seismo-tectnonic modeling of Indian plate
  • Fault motion analysis & wave propagation
  • Site Amplication & Microzonation studies
  • Nonlinear behavior of structures
  • Seismic assessment of buildings and heritage structures
  • Post earthquake studies

In addition to these, EERC has been working towards earthquake awareness and preparedness of schools and communities, and capacity building of technical personnel in government and private organizations. This is done through lectures for administrators and school children, short-term courses for practicing architects, engineers and faculty members on regular basis.

On-going Projects

Currently the center is running 9 projects. Total funding from these projects is around Rs.450 lakhs. Funding is from JICA, DST, MoES, GSDMA, AICTE, MHRD and Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra; organized 5 National level workshops and 10 seminars; published over 100 research papers in last 5 years; organized 30 short-courses of 3-5 days duration and trained till now around 600 engineers on earthquake resistant design of structures; Center has state-of-the-art vibrations sensors.


  • Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla
  • Rajan K. S.
  • Ramchandra Prasad P
  • Sunitha Palissery
  • Venkateswarlu M
  • Vishal Garg
  • P Pravin Kumar Venkat Rao

Human Sciences Research Group (HSRG)

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The Human Sciences Research Group in IIIT Hyderabad is a unique attempt to bring together the social sciences and computer sciences. We believe that understanding the nature of transformations brought to the fore by digital technologies requires the two disciplines to speak to each other. We intend to do so by using the best of research skills in both the humanities and the social sciences on the one hand, and computer sciences on the other. Our students use cutting edge tools in the computer sciences to answer questions traditionally raised by the social sciences. They also use social science methods to understand the ethical, political and sociological implications of the world which has been transformed by modern technologies.


  • Aniket Alam
  • Radhika Krishnan
  • Sushmita Banerji
  • Don Dcruz
  • Ashwin Jayanti
  • Nazia Akhtar

Lab for Spatial Informatics (LSI)

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The science that deals with the study of how location in space and time characterize or influence an object, event or phenomena is referred to as Spatial or Geospatial Sciences. It is a multi-disciplinary field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines ranging from geography to business intelligence, natural resource management to global environmental change. The suite of technologies that encompass this rapidly growing discipline of knowledge include data collection (GPS based field surveys, satellite imagery, etc.), data storage and management (GeoDB, spatial data mining), processing and manipulation (satellite image processing), mapping and visualization, data analysis (Geospatial Information Systems), simulation and modelling.

At LSI, research is carried out mainly in four broad areas:

  • Remote Sensing (RS) - Satellite Image Processing and Spatial Data Generation
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Algorithms for spatial data storage, visualization and analysis including computational geometry; System development based on Open Source philosophy
  • Application of GIS techniques and RS data in a wide range of areas like agriculture, forestry, urban studies, others
  • Integrated simulation and modelling of Land use/Land Cover, and further related to Global Environmental Change

This is the only centre/group of its kind in India promoting GeoSpatial Research efforts at both system and applied levels since 2006 (and has gained recognition for the same in India and outside). The lab is unique in providing a right platform for students from a range of disciplines - computer science, civil engineering, environmental science, agriculture, ecology and other domain areas to interact and work on problems that need a multi-disciplinary approach.

The centre has led about 20 technology development and application projects funded by Government and Industry, and been active in curricular/academic matters of other Universities and Institutes in the country. Some of the major achievements of the Lab in addition to the research outputs are the development of, a collaborative mapping platform on CDAC's cloud; LSIViewer, an open source tool for enterprise and online geo-service to visualize geospatial data; mentoring of Institute team to win First and third places at the international CANSAT 2010 and 2011 competitions; and successful conduct of the first FOSS4G-INDIA in 2012.


  • Rajan K. S.
  • Rama Chandra Prasad P.
  • Shaik Rehana
  • Nagaraja Ravoori

Development Centers

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

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The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) facilitates IP management and entrepreneurship development at the institute.

IP Management & Technology Commercialization

With cutting-edge research being conducted at the institute’s 24 centres, there is an increasing need for exposure of these technologies to the market for creating social impact. Such technologies are commercialized through both technology licensing as well as technology transfers.

The CIE plays a role along the entire process from identifying technologies, packaging them and supporting the beneficiaries in customer development. Beneficiaries vary from large industry players to sole entrepreneurs, and engagement models include equity participation, royalty and upfront payments.

Additionally, the centre manages the institute’s IP portfolio, continually identifying and managing patents, copyrights and other Intellectual Property belonging to the institute.

Entrepreneurship Development

The CIE conducts courses such as the Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) elective for students with an entrepreneurial bent of mind. The objective of such courses is to drive IP-based technology companies and build towards a knowledge economy. The TE is an increasingly popular course where students learn and understand the broader context of building products beyond research and engineering aspects. The centre also facilitates student projects and internships with startups to help them get a real-world experience of the exhilarating pace and action that goes with working at a startup.

Events are regularly organized for the student community to draw inspiration from successful alums as well as external entrepreneurs. The format varies from startup crawls, to guest talks and weekend hackathons.

  • Prof. Vasudeva Verma
  • Prof. Raghu Reddy
  • Prof. Ramesh Loganathan
  • CIE Team

Human Values Cell

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Rajreddy Center for Technology and Society (RCTS)

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