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CSE Department, IIT Bombay, Annual Report 2007-2008

Introduction

The Computer Science and Engineering department at IIT Bombay is the largest Computer Science and Engineering department in the country with a vibrant teaching and research program. The department consists of 36 faculty members, 80 PhD. students, 200 M.Tech. students, 168 undergraduates and 25 office staff members. Three new faculty members joined the department this year: Prof. Kameswari Chebrolu, Prof. Bhaskaran Raman and Prof. Bharat Adsul.

Students and faculty members of the department participated and initiated several research projects, organized workshops and conferences, won several awards and established new collaborations between IIT Bombay and other educational and research institutes. As a result of the year round research and teaching efforts, faculty have published 4 books and, along with students and collaborators, published over 70 manuscripts in national and international journals, conferences and workshops.

Twenty students of the department received fellowship support from various companies and individual grants. Four students, Ms. Shruti Prakash Mahambre, Ms. Shetal Shah, Ms. Uma Sawant and Ms. Neha Singh, were among the 16 winners of the first Google India women in Engineering Award. Ashish Tendulkar won the Outstanding Research Scholar Award in Engineering given by Research Scholars' Forum, IIT Bombay. Students and faculty of the department also won awards at several conferences and events.

Prof. Krithi Ramamritham, Prof. Supratik Chakraborty, Prof. Uday Khedker, Prof. Varsha Apte and Prof. Sunita Sarawagi were recipients of the IBM Faculty Award 2007. Prof. Abhiram Ranade received the Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award for the year 2006 and was also amongst the recipients of IIT Bombay's "Excellence in Teaching" awards.

This year the department hosted The First International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS). A Workshop on Natural Language Processing, and a GCC Internals Workshop were also organized. Other annual technical events such as Convergence 2008 and Prabhat 2007 were also held.

Programme Intake 2007-2008 Degree awarded (45thConvo)
B.Tech 35 34
M.Tech. 11445
PhD.81
DD2116+16
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Fellowship details

  1. Infosys fellowship for PhD students: 8
  2. Phillips Fellowship for PhD and M.Tech students
    PhD : 2 M.Tech : 2 Total :4
  3. Microsoft Research India fellowship for PhD student: 1
  4. M/s Bell Labs Fellowship for PhD students:1
  5. Vijay Vashee & Vincent Fernandez fellowships for M.Tech & DD students
    M.Tech :2 DD : 3 Total :5
  6. IBM Fellowship for PhD student:1 (part of the year)

R&D Activities

  1. Sponsored Projects
    Ongoing Projects (No.)= 65
    New Projects (No.)= 15;
    Sanctioned outlay= Rs.3,10,99,420/-
    Completed Projects (No.)= 14
    Faculty involved= 26
  2. Consultancy
    No. of Jobs=27
    No. of faculty involved=11
    Income generated=Rs. 1,52.46.381/-

Sponsored Projects

    NEW
  1. Design and development of a real time operating system (RTOS) for safety critical application, BARC
  2. Extending Framework for WFS-based Interoperability of GIS Sources Department of Science & Technology
  3. Re-Designing the farmer-extension-agricultural research/education continuum in India with ICT-meditated knowledge management, Indian Council of agricultural research
  4. IBM FACULTY AWARD / Building a self-aware and self-tuning distributed system using queuing theoretic and control theoretic approaches, IBM Corporation
  5. IBM FACULY AWARD/ I burg based instruction selection in GCC, IBM
  6. IBM FACULTY AWARD/, IBM
  7. IBM FACULTY AWARD, Prof.P.Bhattacharyya/ integrating Indian Language processing resources and tools and semantic search capabilities with the UIMA,.. IBM Corporation, New York.
  8. IBM Faculty Award/Supratik Chakraborty/ Approximate search and coverage based verification techniques for flattened circuits with locally specified... IBM Corporation., USA
  9. Microsoft Award/Soumen Chakrabarti/Scalable annotation, search & aggregation of semistructured graph and text data models, Microsoft Corporation
  10. MEDIA LAB ASIA/GALLA-LOW COST RETAIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. Media Lab Asia
  11. aAQUA Mini-Context sensitive information to farmers, Nokia India Pvt.Ltd
  12. Microsoft India Distinguished Research Award / Linguistic Data Management of Indian Language Resources,Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
  13. Large Scale Application Development and Knowledge Dissemination in Natural Language Processing and Text Mining ,HP Labs, Bangalore
  14. Setting up a Te PP web portal at IIT Bombay ,Technology Info. Forecasting & Assessment Council
    Inter-Department Project:
  15. INTELLIGENT POWER GRID INITIATIVES IN INDIA, IBM
  16. Formal verification of Akash on board process, DRDO
  17. Training workshop on modeling geospatial data for sharing and inter-operability. Department of Science & Technology
  18. Research Support for INAE Young Engineer Awarders, Indian National Academy of Engineering
  19. CROSS LINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS (CLIA) SYSTEM, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
  20. Development of Indian Language to Indian Language Machine Translation System (IL-ILMT) : Consortium Leader : IIIT Hyderabad, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
  21. English to Indian Languages Machine Translation (E-IL-MT)-Consortium Leader – CDAC, PUNE, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
  22. Book On “Data Flow Analysis : Theory and Practice” Taylor and Francis Group, LLC., USA.
  23. Entity and Relation Types in Web Search: Annotation, Indexing and Scoring Techniques Award Number: 15196, Microsoft Corporation
  24. Integrating Entities, Types and Relations into Search: Annotation, Indexing and Scoring Techniques, International Business Machines Corporation
  25. IBM Faculty Award for Research Work in the area of Automatic Computing International Business Machines Corporation, USA
  26. Crop disease forecasting services and expert crop advisory to farmers over information kiosk networks, PAN ASIA ICT (Asian Media for information & Communication Center, Singapore)
  27. Enterprise Middle ware for Intermittent networks, Motorola, U.S.A.
  28. IBM Faculty Award Of Prof.S.Sudarshan, IBM Corporate Technology, NY
  29. Architectural Information Extraction From Object Oriented Sources in R/O. SHRI. SHAKEB SAGHER, B.Tech. Student, IBM INDIA PVT.LTD., PUNE
  30. PH.D.Proj. Of Dharmendra Yadav “CCS & Its Application. Modeling” , IBM India Pvt.Ltd., Pune
  31. Metamodelling & Architecture, IBM India Pvt.Ltd., Pune
  32. Formal Verification Of Software Systems, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt.Ltd., Hyderabad
  33. Formal Verification of Large State Transition Systems ,General Motors India Pvt.Ltd., Bangalore 34. E-Outreach ,Technology Info.Forecasting & Assessment Council
  34. TCS-IIT BOMBAY Laboratory for Intelligent Systems, Tata Research Development & Design Center, Pune
  35. Analysis and Design of Wireless, Mobile and Multi service Communication Networks, MHRD
  36. Performance Characterization of Sedan-Based Servers (M/S.Amazon Development Center (India)Pvt.Ltd), Sponsored by Private Organizations
  37. Special Manpower Development Programme for VLSI Design and related software (MDP-II), Department of Electronics
  38. Building Check-Dams for Drinking Water: A Teaching and Research Initiative. DONATION
  39. Improving GCC Ports of ABACUS and ANUPAMA ,DRDO
  40. Financial Assistance For Research Project Entitled “Ontology Based Framework For Integration Of Geographic Information”,DST
  41. Association For Computing Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Contest – IBM Canada Ltd.,IBM Canada Ltd.
  42. Fine-gained symmetric multiprocessor architecture for TCP/IP stack on the UNM platform (M/s.UNM Systems(India) Pvt.Ltd., Sponsored by Private Organizations
  43. Time category in Computer Science and Engineering Sept., 03DT004 Donation
  44. IDRBT/Multi application Smart Cards , Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology 02RB001
  45. Partial redundancy elimination, Indo-US Collaboration 01IU003
  46. A Service-Oriented Architecture for Anonymous Remote Computing (ARC) on Internet Indo-US Collaboration 01IU002
  47. Center For formal Design and Verification of Software, BRNS 99KA001
  48. Low cost engine management systems for petrol powered small vehicles Technology forecasting & Assessment Council
  49. Network security lab (m/s.nevs networks India pvt.Ltd., Pune), Sponsored by Private Organizations
  50. Developmental informatics , Sponsored by Private Organizations
  51. Multi modal Participatory Content Repository for the Education of Rural Children
    Sponsored by Private Organizations
  52. IBM faculty awards- IBM global services India Pvt.Ltd, Sponsored by Private Organizations
  53. Financial Assistance for research project entitled “Enabling Web-based work flow over object oriented GIS Models for NRDMS”, Department of Science & Technology
  54. Open source software , IBM global services India pvt.ltd.,B'lore
  55. Ekalavya projects sponsored by Private organizations
  56. Agro explorer ,Private Organizations
  57. Interfaces for all, Private Organizations
  58. Polysensors ,Private Organizations
  59. PAN ASIA, Asian Media Information and Communication Center, Singapore
  60. A Methodology and Tool to Determine Application Topology and Component Resource Needs of Distributed Enterprise Applications-Intel Corporation Intel Corporation
  61. Exchange of ideas on Data Mining and Data Cleaning Projects-Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research
  62. Methodology and Milldeware for application Integration (M/s.Larsen & Toubro Info tech Ltd.), Sponsored by Private Organizations
  63. Life Skills Training for the Children of De notified Nomadic Tribes in Maharashtra Using ICT., Sponsored by Private Organizations
  64. Open Source Innovation Center- INTEL,Sponsored by Private Organizations

Extension Activities

Under Continuing Education Programme the following courses offered
Advanced Programming in C ++
IT Project Management
Teaching Engineering Effectively
Compiler Construction : From Practice to Theory
Software Engineering
Information Systems
IT Project Management
Object Oriented Systems
Architectures with Web Services
Information Technology Project Management
Databases

Workshops and Other Events

The department organized major events this year.
ANTS 2007: The First International Symposium on Advance Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS) was held at IIT Bombay campus on December 17 and 18 2007. ANTS is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Website: www.antsconference.org.
Workshop on GCC Internals (June 2007) organized by CFDVS and the CSE department. This workshop was a 3-day instructional workshop and involved lectures and laboratory exercises aimed at providing details of the internals of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection). The workshop taught GCC architecture and a systematic methodology of developing machine descriptions.

Visitors

Niloy Mitra, a postdoctoral scholar at Vienna University of technology. Niloy received his Masters and PhD from Stanford University, “Symmetry Detection and Symmetrization” April 23, 2007.
Dinesh Kulkarni, Senior Program Manager, Visual Studio, Microsoft Corporation “The .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ)Framework” June 15, 2007.
Prof. Srinivas Aluru, Visiting Professor at Dept. of CSE, IITB. Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering. Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Iowa State University. “Consensus Genetic Maps: A Graph Theoretic Approach” June 28, 2007.
Mr. Bill Vegte, Corporate Vice President (Windows Business Group), Microsoft Corporation “Software+Services ? The Way Forward” July 12, 2007.
Dr. Christian Boitet, Professor of Computer Science and Director of Laboratory for Machine Translation, University Joseph Fourier, “The evolution of ideas in MT : a personal & historical perspective” July 25, 2007
Prof.Gopal Gupta,Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, “Conductive Logic Programming and its Applications” August 13, 2007.
Dr. M. V. Ananthkrishnan, Developmental Informatics Lab, CSE, IIT Bombay “ICT in Education : My "Experiments" with the "Truth" & "Reality" August 17, 2007.
Rushi Desai, Microsoft Corporation “How and why we put Message Queuing inside a Relational Database Engine” August 21, 2007.
Dr. Christopher Olston, Yahoo! Research “Recrawl Scheduling based on Information Longevity” September 11, 2007.
Nitin Gupta, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University “Games Project at Cornell University” October 3, 2007.
Dr. Ashok K. Chandra, General Manager, Microsoft Search Labs, San Francisco, “Search - The New Turing Test” October 10, 2007.
Dr. David Mallon, Technical Director (Global Graduate Training Program), Morgan Stanley“Concept Programming: An Examination of The Use of Concepts and Policies in the Construction of Modern Software Systems” October 26, 2007.
Dr. Aditya Nori, Microsoft Research India, “The RSE group at MSR India” October 26, 2007.
Dr. C. Mohan, IBM Fellow and IBM India Chief Scientist, IBM India “Global Technology Outlook (GTO)” November 1, 2007.
Prof. K.R. Srivathsan, Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Kerala, “Developing an Effective National ICT Enabled Agricultural Extension Framework” November 14, 2007.
Brian Pawlowski, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Network Appliance, Inc. “Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Storage Systems” November 22, 2007.
Dr. Nandit Soparkar, Ubiquiti Inc., USA,“Unlocking Information in Data” November 22, 2007.
Prof. Shlomi Dolev, Rita Altura Trust Chair, Computer Science Department at Ben-Gurion University of Negev “ Self Stabilizing Systems “ December 7, 2007.
Prof. Debasis Mitra, Department of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne“ Spatio-temporal Relational Constraints Calculi “ December 14, 2007.
Dr. Pandu Nayak, Google Inc.“ Web Search: Challenges, Directions, and Opportunities “ December 14, 2007.
Dr. Florian Waas, Software Architect, Green plum Inc., Green plum Inc. “ Massively Parallel Query Processing in Practice “ January 14, 2008.
Anupam Joshi, Univ Maryland Baltimore County , Univ Maryland Baltimore County“ Web (2.0) Mining: Analyzing the Information Ecology of Social Media “January 18, 2008.
Prof. Larry S. Davis, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland“ Human Movement and Activity Analysis - Beyond Trajectories “January 25, 2008.
Dr. Douglas Comer, Vice President at Cisco Systems and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University (on leave) “ Lessons Learned from the Internet Project ” January 28, 2008.
Dr. Madhav Marathe, Dept. of Computer Science and Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory Virginia Bio-Informatics Institute Virginia Tech“ Building Virtual Cities: Computational Aspects of Modeling Large Societal Infrastructure Systems “ February 21, 2008.
Dr. Mausam, Turing Center, Dept. of CSE, University of Washington“ Towards Pan lingual Translation: Supporting Translations Across All Languages “ March 3, 2008.
Anil Nori (Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft), Microsoft Corporation“ The Microsoft Data Platform “March 4, 2008.
Prof. Kees van Hee, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands “ Mining is All About History “ March 13, 2008.
Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Research,“ The Gigascope Data Stream Management System “ March 24, 2008.
Dr. Pierre-Louis Curien, University of Paris“ Games Semantics for Functional Programming Languages with Control and State “ April 3, 2008.
Parag Singla, University of Washington, Seattle“ Markov Logic: Theory, Algorithms and Applications “ April 17, 2008.

Books/Chapters

Books /chapters in Books 4
Papers in Journals International24
Papers in Proceedings & Conferences International42
Papers in Conference National3
National Conference Participation 2
  1. D. M. Dhamdhere
    Operating Systems---A Concept-Based Approach, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  2. S.A.Kelkar
    Software Engineering, Prentice Hall of India (2007) Information Technology Project Management (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall of India (2007)
  3. Amitabha Sanyal and Uday Khedker
    Garbage collection Techniques .In “The Compiler Design :Handbook :Optimization and Machine Code Generation.” Second edition, CRC Press. USA.
  4. Sarda N. L
    "Ontology-Enabled Database Management Systems", Chapter in "Ontologies: A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems", by R. Sharman, R. Kishore, R. Ramesh, Springer, 2007., pp. 563-584

Papers in Journals - International

  1. Abhiram G. Ranade, S. M. Srikanth and Satyen Kale, "A Variation on SVD Based Image Compression", Image and Vision Computing, volume 25, number 6, pages 771-777, June 2007.
  2. Viswanath Nagarajan and Abhiram G. Ranade, "Exact train pathing", Accepted for publication in Journal of Scheduling, Published on line: 14 February 2008.
  3. Chinnakotla M., Ranadive S., Damani O. P., and Bhattacharyya P. "Hindi to English and Marathi to English Cross Language Information Retrieval Evaluation"Workshop of Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), 2007.
  4. Singh S., Dalal M., Vachhani V., Bhattacharyya P., Damani O. P. "Hindi Generation from Interlingua (UNL)", Machine Translation Summit XI, 2007.
  5. Sumit Sen, Dolphy Fernandes, Arunachalam G., Sriram Gupta, and N.L. Sarda, "Framework of semantic interoperability using geospatial ontologies" Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 1, No 2. October 2007
  6. Sumit Sen, Dolphy Fernandes and N.L. Sarda, "Optimal Learning of Ontology Mappings from Human Interactions" R. Meersman and Z. Tari et al. (Eds.): OTM 2007, Part I, LNCS 4803, pp. 1025 -1033
  7. K. S. Sudeep, Sundar Vishwanathan, Some results on square-free and strong square-free edge-colorings of graphs, Discrete Mathematics, Vol 307, pp 1818-1824, 2007.
  8. Sreyash Kenkre, Sundar Vishwanathan, The common prefix problem on trees, Information Processing Letters, Vol 105, pp 245-248, 2008.
  9. M. Abreu, A.A.Diwan, Bill Jackson, D. Labbate and J. Sheehan "Pseudo 2-factor isomorphic regular bipartite graphs", Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Ser B, Vol. 98(2), pp. 432-442(2008).
  10. Uday P. Khedker, Amitabha Sanyal, and Amey Karkare. Heap reference analysis using access graphs. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages & Systems. Vol. 30, Issue 1 (Nov 2007).
  11. Sreyash Kenkre, Sundar Vishwanathan, A bound on the chromatic number using the longest odd cycle length, Journal of Graph Theory, Vol 54, pp 267-276, April 2007.
  12. Krithi Ramamritham, Anil Bahuman, Saurabh Sahni, Malathy Baru, Chaitra Bhuman, Arun Chandra, Manjiri Joshi, The aAQUA Approach: Innovative Web 20 Tools for Developing Countries, Ieee Internet Computing, Vol.12, no.2, pp.62-70, Mar/Apr, 2008.
  13. A.Gumaste, N.Ghani P.Bafna, A.Lodha, A.Agrawal T.Das and S.Zheng, ”DynaSPOT: Dynamic Services Provisioned Optical Transport Tes-bed-Achieving Multi-Rate Multi-Service Dynamic Provisioning using Strongly connected Light-trail (SliT) Technology. “to appear IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Jan 2008.
  14. S.Zheng and A.Gumaste, “A Parallel self-routing re-arrangeable non-blocking multi-log_2 N Photonic switching network,” to appear IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 2008.
  15. A Gumaste, D.Diwakar, A.Agrawal, A Lodha and N.Ghani, “Light-Mesh – A Pragmatic Optical Access Network Architecture for IP-Centric Service Oriented Communication” Invited paper, to appear Elseiver Optical Switching and Networking Journal(OSN) 2008.
  16. Guest Editorial: V.Sharma, T.Nadeau and A.Gumaste, “Next Generation Carrier Ethernet,” IEEE Communications Magazine, March 2008.
  17. Bageshri Karkare and Uday P.Khedker. An improved bound for Call-Strings based inter procedural data flow analysis. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages & Systems. 29,6(Oct.2007),38.
  18. Krithi Ramamritham, Prashant Shenoy, Guest Editors' Introduction: Dynamic Information Dissemination, IEEE Internet Computing, Vol.11, no.4, pp. 14-15, Jul/Aug.2007
  19. Kaushik Dutta, Krithi Ramamritham, B.Karthik, Kamlesh Laddhad, Real-Time Event Handling in an RRFID Middle ware System. DNIS, October 2007, Japan, pp.232-251.
  20. P.Bafna, A.Gumaste and N.Ghani, “Delay Sensitive Smoothed Round Robin (DS2R2)Scheduler for High Speed Optical Networks, “IEEE Communication Letters Vol.11. No 7 July 2007.
  21. J.Wu Q.Zheng, A.Gumaste and C.Xao, “Error Performance of Double Space time Transmit Diversity System,”IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Vol.6 No 9 Sept 2007
  22. Shruti Mahambre, Madhu Kumar and Umesh Bellur, A taxonomy and classification of Adaptive event dissemination middle ware with support for service guarantees. Accepted for publication in IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue on Data Dissemination, July 2007.
  23. A.Sahoo and D.Manjunath, “Revisiting WFQ: Minimum Packet Lengths Tighten Delay and Fairness Bounds”- IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 11, No.4, pp.366-368, April 2007.
  24. A.Tiwari and A.Sahoo, “Providing QoS in OSPF Based Best Effort Network using Load Sensitive Routing” - Elsevier Science Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Special Issue on Performance Modelling and Analysis of Communication Systems, Vol.15, Issue 4, pp.426-448, April 2007.
-Papers in Proceedings & Conferences – International 1. Sudhir Jorwekar, Alan Fekete, Krithi Ramamritham, S. Sudarshan: Automating the Detection of Snapshot Isolation Anomalies, Proceedings of International Conference on Very Large Data Bases(VLDB'07)(industrial track), Vienna, Austria, September 2007. 2. Sankaran Bhaskaran, Bali Kalika, Bhattacharyya Tanmoy, Bhattacharyya Pushpak, Jha Girish Nath, Rajendran S, Saravanan K, Sobha L and Subbarao K V, Designing a Common POS-Tag set Framework for Indian Languages, IJCNLP08 workshop on Asian Language Resources, Hyderabad, India, January, 2008. 3. Appu Shaji, Sharat Chandran “Riemannian Manifold optimization for Non-rigid Structure from Motion” CVPR Workshop on Nonrigid Shape Analysis and Deformable Image Alignment. 2008. 4. Sharat Chandran, Biswarup Choudhury and Deepali Singla “Fast Color-Space Decomposition based Environment Matting”,ACM i3D 2008 (Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games) [Best Poster (Honorable Mention)] 5. Rukma P. Verlekar and Varsha Apte, A Proxy-based Self-Tuned Overload Control for Multi-Tiered Server Systems, in Hi PC'07, the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Goa, India, December 2007. 6. Rukma P. Verlekar, Varsha Apte, Bhavish Aggarwal and Prakhar Goyal, PerfCenter: A Methodology and Tool for Performance Analysis of Application Hosting Centers , in MASCOTS'07, the 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Istanbul, October 2007. 7. Preetam Patil and Varsha Apte, An Autonomous Distributed Admission Control Scheme for IEEE 802.11 DCF , In q shine: International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, Vancouver, Canada, August 2007. 8. Shrirang Shirodkar and Varsha Apte, AutoPerf: An Automated Load Generator and Performance Measurement Tool for Multi-tier Software Systems , Short Paper (Poster) in WWW'07, Banff, Canada, May 2007. 9. S.Sunkari, S.Chakraborty, V.Vedula and K.Maneparambil, “A Scalable Symbolic Simulator for Verilog RTL”, in Proc.of IEEE International Workshop on Microprocessor Testing and Verification, December 2007. 10. A.Gumaste, A.Lodha, J.Wang and S.Zheng, “Generalized ROADM/Light-trail Assisted Hand-off for Wireless Metro Networks” to appear in the 7th The 10th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC), Jaipur, India, Dec.2007. 11. K.Lu, T.Zhang, S.Zheng and A.Gumaste, “ A Design Principle for Future High-Speed Networks, “ High Speed Networks Workshop as part of Info com 2007, Ankorage Alaska May 2007. 12. Ashwin Srinivasan, Ganesh Ramakrishnan and Maria das Gracas Vole Nunes, USP-IBM-1 and USP-IBM-2: The ILP-based Systems for Lexical Sample WSD in SemEval-2007 Lucia Special, Proceedings of the ACL Semeval 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, June 23rd-24th 2007. 13. Sharat Chandra, A.Sahoo, “An Efficient Call Admission Control for IEEE802.16 Networks” - IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN), Princeton, NJ, USA, June 2007. 14. A.Sahoo, P.Baronia, “An Energy Efficient MAC in Wireless Sensor Networks to Provide Delay Guarantee” - IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks(LANMAN), Princeton, NJ, USA, June 2007. 15. J.Ramanand and Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Towards Automatic Evaluation of Word net Syn sets, Global Word net Conference, Seed, Hungary, January 22-25,2008 16. Rajat Mohanty, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Prabhakar Pande, Shraddha Kalele, Mitesh Khapra and Aditya Sharma, Synset Based Multilingual Dictionary: Insights, Applications and Challenges, Global Word net Conference, Hungary, January 22-25,2008 17. B.Gulavani, S.Chakraborty, A.Nori and S.Rajamani, “Automatically Refining Abstract Interpretations”', International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), March 2008. 18. Subhasri Duttagupta, Krithi Ramamritham, Purushottam Kulkarni and Kannan Moudgalya Tracking Dynamic Boundary Fronts using Range Sensors, Fifth European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks(EWSN 2008) Bologna, Italy, Jan2008, pp.125-140. 19. A.Gumaste, A.Jukan, A.Lodha, C.Xue and N.Ghani, A-A A1/2 A Novel Node Architecture for Light-trail Provisioning in Mesh WDM Metro Networks, A A A1/2 in IEEE/OSA 24th Optic Fiber Communications (OFC) conference 2008. 20. A.Agrawal, A.Gumaste, M.Chamania, N.Ghani, A AA A1/2 Topology Abstraction Algorithms for Light-Mesh: An Alternate Model for PONs A A A1/2 in IEEE/OSA 24 th Optic Fiber Communications (OFC) conference 2008. 21. Smriti Singh, Mrugank Dalal, Vishal Vachani, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Om Damani “Hindi Generation from Interlingua”, Machine Translation Summit(MTS 07), Copenhagen, September, 2007. 22. Manish Bhide, Krithi Ramamritham and Mukund Agrawal, Efficient Execution of Continuous Incoherency Bounded Queries Over Multi-Source Streaming Data, 25th IEEE international Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, June 2007. 23. Sharat Chandran, Appu Shaji, Behjat Siddiquie, and David Suter “Human Pose Extraction from Monocular Videos using Non-rigid Factorization,”British Machine Vision Conference, October 2007. 24. Sharat Chandran Anirudha Joshi, a.J.Jayaraman, V.K., and Kulkarni, B.D “Nadi Tarangini: A Pulse Based Diagnostic System,”IEEE EMBC 2007. (Also 3rd prize at Microsoft Tech vista, held at Delhi on 13th Oct.'07.) 25. Sharat Chandran, B.Choudhury “Data-Intensive Image Based Relighting,”. ACM Graphite Dec.2007. 26. Sharat Shandran, R.Goradia and A.Dutta. “Visibility Map for Global Illumination in Points Clouds,” ACM Graphite Dec 2007. 27. A.Gumaste and N.Ghani, “LiTPiC” Light-trails and Photonic Integrated Circuits : Issues of Network Design and Performance A A A1/ 32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2007), Dublin, Ireland, October 2007. 28. A.Gumaste, R.Singhai and A.Sahoo, “Intelligent Vehicular Transportation System (InVeTras), “ in IEEE ATNAC, Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Christchurch New Zealand Dec 2007. 29. A.Gumaste, N.Dhanuka, A.Lodha and N.Ghani, ” Long Reach Optical Access Networks Using Light-trails,” IEEE Globe com 2007, Washington DC.Dec.2007. 30. A.Lodha, A.Gumaste, P.Bafna and N.Ghani, “ Stochastic Optimization of Light-trail Optical WDM Ring Networks using Bender's Decomposition,” in the 11th IEEE High Speed Routing and Switching (HPSR) conference, NY, June 2007. 31. Vallieswaran V. and Bernard Menezes, “ArchKriti : A Software Architecture Based Design and Evaluation Tool Suite”' International Conference on Information Technology (ITNG 2007), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2-4,2007. 32. Umesh Bellur, A Methodology and Tool for Determining Inter-component Dependencies Dynamically inJ2EE Environments, The Third International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, Athens, Greece. June 2007 33. Umesh Bellur and Roshan Kulkarni, An Improved Semantic Matchmaking Algorithm, International Conference on Web Services 2007, July 2007, Salt Lake City, USA 34. Shantanu Godbole, Sachindra Joshi, Sameep Mehta, Ganesh Ramakrishnan Towards interactive Learning by Concept Ordering The Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 07), Manchester, UK 10th - 12th September 2007. 35. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Sachindra Joshi, Sreeram Balakrishnan, Ashwin Srinivasan, Using ILP to Construct Features for Information Extraction from Semi-Structured Text 17th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming(ILP 2007), Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR – USA, June 19-21, 2007. 36. A.K.Mishra, A.Sahoo, “S-OSPF: A Traffic Engineering Solution for OSPF based Best Effort Networks” - IEEE International Conference on Global Communications (Globe com), Washington D.C., November 2007. 37. K.Kumaran, A.Sahoo, “Modelling and Performance Analysis of Telephony Gateway Registration Protocol” - IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Dublin, Ireland, October 2007. 38. M.Sharma, A.Sahoo, and K.D.Nayak, “Channel Selection under Interference Temperature Model in Multi-hop Cognitive Mesh Networks” - IEEE International Conference on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DYSPAN), Dublin, Ireland, April 2007. 39. Uday Khedker and Bageshri Sathe. Efficiency, precision, simplicity, and generality in inter procedural data flow analysis: resurrecting the classical call strings method. International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC 2008), Hungary 40. Sameera Deshpande and Uday P. Khedker. Incremental machine descriptions for GCC. Inter-national Workshop on GCC for Research in Embedded Parallel Systems (GREPS’07) held in conjunction with International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Tech-niques (PACT 2007). September 2007, Brasov, Romania. 41. Saurabh Sahni and Krithi Ramamritham an, Delay Tolerant Applications for Low Bandwidth and Intermittently Connected Users the aAQUA Experience, WWW 2007, Banff, Canada, May 2007. 42. Rajeev Gupta, Krithi Ramamritham, Optimized Query Planning of Continuous Aggregation Queries in Dynamic Data Dissemination Networks, WWW 2007, Banf, Canada, May 2007. Papers in Conference - National 1. J.Chandrarana, R.Madalapu, S.Kurkure, S.Hullur, A.Sahoo, S.Iyer, “Emulation of WiFiRe Protocol on LAN” - National Conference on Communications (NCC).IIT Bombay, January 2008. 2. R.Ananthakrishnan, Jayprasad Hegde, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and M.Sasikumar, Simple Syntactic and Morphological Processing Can Help English-Hindi Statistical Machine Translation, International Joint Conference on NLP(IJCNLP08), Hyderabad, India, Jan, 2008. 3. Venkatesan Chakravarthy, Sachindra Joshi, Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Shantanu Godbole and Sreeram Balakrishnan Learning Decision Lists with Known Rules for Text Mining The Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing(IJCNLP 2008), January 7-12, 2008, Hyderabad, India. National Conference Participation 1. N.L.Sarda The 13th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2008, 19 - 22 March 2008, India International Center, New Delhi, India. 2. S.Sudarshan International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) 2008, New Delhi, March 2008 III. Invited Lectures - International S.Sudarshan - Keyword Search on Graph Structured Data, at Microsoft Research Bay Area, 14 Feb 2008 - Keyword Search on Graph Structured Data, at Computer Science Department, Stanford University, USA, 18 Feb 2008 - Reducing Order Enforcement Cost in Complex Query Plans, at HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, USA, 18 Feb 2008 - Invited Lectures National Abhiram G.Ranade Inaugural Keynote address, National Conference on Algorithms, May 16,17 2008, Vashi. Varsha Apte *A Methodology and Tool for Performance Analysis of Distributed Systems, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND QUALITY ENGINEERING" (ICRSQE 2008), Nabhikiya Urja Bhavan Auditorium, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai, January 5, 2008 * Queuing Theory for Performance Analysis of Distributed Systems: Is it useful in practice? Tata Consultancy Services - "Performance Day" held in Delhi, June 29th, 2007. * Model-Based Self-Configuration of Distributed Server Systems,IBM Autonomic Computing Day Workshop at IBM India Research Lab-Delhi, March 28th, 2007. Sharat Chandran Mumbai University Teachers at Don Bosco Engineering College (Dec 2007), Workshop on Computer Vision (Feb 2008), National Conference on Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Image Processing (Jan 2008) Uday Khedkar Heap Reference Analysis; Forum : Symposium on programs: Analysis, and Technology and Engineering ; Workshop at TIFR Mumbai. Efficiency, Precision, Simplicity, and Generality in Inter procedural Data Flow Analysis: Resurrecting the Classical Call Strings Method ; Forum : Architectures and Compilers for Multi threading ; Workshop at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Heap Reference Analysis; Forum : FST TCS 2007 Satellite Workshop Compiler Techniques and their Applications; Workshop at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Heap reference Analysis : IISc Bangalore IV. Patents Filed V. Honorary Work Varsha Apte Member: Technical Program Committee, ACM Workshop on Software Performance, 2008 Member: Technical Program Committee, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2008 N.L.Sarda Program Committee member, The 13th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2008, 19 - 22 March 2008, India International Center, New Delhi, India Program Committee member, EC-Web: the International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies, in Regensburg, Germany, from September 3, 2007 to September 7, 2007. Program Committee member, The 9th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 2007) Jakarta, Indonesia from 3 - 5 December 2007. A.A.Diwan Reviewed papers for the journals Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics and Journal of Graph Theory. Program Committee Sharat Chandran: 1. WACV, NCC, ACCV, CVPR, ECCV, NCVPRIPG 2. PhD committee of Ganesh Kumbhar (Prof. SV Kulkarni), Jiji (Subhasis Choudhury) Vinay Namboodri (Subhasis's Choudhury) 3.Ph.D students graduated (Shrinath Shanbhag (School of IT) July 2007, Jyoti Tandukar (Tribhuvan University) March 2008 4. FacSearch, Golden Jubilee, Space Committee S.Sudarshan 1. Associate Editor, TODS 2. Member of Program Committee, SIGMOD 2008 and VLDB 2008 VI. Significant Awards & Distinctions Abhiram G.Ranade Excellence in Teaching Award 2006-2007, IITB. Awarded September 2007. Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award for the year 2006, awarded in September 2007. Varsha Apte IBM Faculty Award 2007-08. Uday Khedkar IBM Faculty Award 2007. Faculty and Their Specializations 1.Varsha Apte Software and Distributed Systems Performance Modeling Wireless Network Modeling and Analysis 2.Kavi Arya Functional Programming Applications (Domain Specific Languages). Embedded Systems/ Parallel Programming Languages. Distance Learning. 3.D.B.Phatak Data Base Management Systems, Software Engineering, System Performance Evaluation, Distributed Client Server Information Systems. 4.Umeshbellur Autonomic Computing of Distributed Applications, Adaptive & QoS aware Event Broker Networks, Functional and Architectural adaption in pervasive computing, Middle ware design for sensor networks, Object & Aspect oriented computing, Service oriented Computing 5.Pushpak Bhattacharyya Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Web Knowledge Processing, Neural Nets 6.M.R.Bhujade Hardware verification, Neural networks 7.S.Biswas Parallel and Distributed Processing , Neural Nets , Architecture 8.Soumen Chakrabarti Hypertext databases, Data mining 9.Supratik Chakraborty Formal techniques for analysis, verification, validation of digital systems, Asynchronous timing analysis. 10.Sharat Chandran Graphics, Computer Vision, Computational Geometry, Parallel Algorithms, Visualization, Medical Imaging 11.D.M.Dhamdhere Distributed Algorithms, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Optimizing Compilers 12.A.A.Diwan Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science 13.Ashwin Gumaste Optical Networking, and Uncertainty Equilibriums in Business and Networking Environments 14.Sridhar Iyer Mobile Computing, Distributed Systems, Educational Software. 15.R.K.Joshi Object Oriented Systems, Distributed Systems, Software Architectures 16.Shashikant Kelkar Software Engineering And Quality Assurance (Testing and Matrices) 17.Uday P.Khedkar Programming Languages, Compilers, Data Flow Analysis. 18.Purushottam Kulkarni Sensor and Wireless Networks, Distributed Systems and Data Dissemination. Developing solutions to problems in above areas for non-urban/rural settings. 19.Bernard Menezes Information Appliances, Electronic Commerce, Java Security, Parallel Computing, Time Series Forecasting 20.G.Nagaraja Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, 21.Om P. Damani Natural Language Processing 22.Krithi Ramamritham Real time systems, Databases. 23.Bhaskar Raman Computer networks, Wireless systems, Communication system design for developing regions 24.Ganesh Ramakrishnan Statistical Learning Theory (Support Vector Machines, Kernel Machines, Radial Basis Functions),Statistical Language Modeling,Reasoning and Inferencing,Information Extraction 25.Abhiram G. Ranade (Head of the Department) Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization 26.Krishna Shankaran Narayanan Formal Methods, Bio-inspired Computing 27.Anirudha Sahoo Computer networks, Voice routing, Voice over IP, QoS in networks. 28.Amitabha Sanyal Functional Programming, Compilers, and Programming Languages 29.Sunita Sarawagi Data mining: integrating mining with relational DBMS, temporal mining, OLAP: integrating mining with OLAP, indexing multidimensional data, precomputation techniques., E-commerce: mining extensions, Extending relational DBMS, Wide-area distributed database systems 30.N.L.Sarda Databases, Information Systems, Software Engineering 31.G.Sivakumar Automated Reasoning, Logic Programming, Rewrite Systems, Networks, Distributed Systems 32.Milind Sohoni Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Algorithms 33.S.Sudarhan Main memory databases, Query processing and optimization 34.Sundar Vishwanathan Algorithms, Combinatorics, Complexity Theory. 35. Kameswari Chebrolu Architecture and protocol design in wired, wireless and sensor networks. Also interested in the development of appropriate technology. 36.Bharat Adsul Formal methods in Concurrency, Logics and Games.

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