Second IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium

With the objective of exploring emerging areas of research in various domains of technology, the Institute conducted its Second IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium on December 20-21, 2012. The colloquium was inaugurated by Professor Arun K Pujari, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad.

This year, 13 Ph. D. scholars from various reputed institutions like IITs, IIMs, IIITs, NITs and the University of South Florida, presented their research in the colloquium. The forum provided an opportunity for the research scholars to demonstrate and discuss their research ideas and get feedback from an eminent panel to improve their work.

The details of the scholars and the topic of their presentation is as under:

S. No. The Topic The Scholar Institution
1. Secured Processing of Analytical Queries in Large Datasets Anand Kumar University of South Florida
2. Investigating the Approaches for Improving the Current Cipher-text Policy Attribute based Encryption Schemes Nishant Doshi Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
3. Ontology based Multi-agent Model for Information Security Compliance Management in Banking Sector Partha Saha Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
4. Context Switching Framework for Biometric Authentication Himanshu Sharad Bhatt Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
5. A Novel Approach for Eye Gaze & Tilt Estimation Sambit Bakshi National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
6. On Periocular Biometrics Samarth Bharadwaj Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
7. Algorithms for Personalized Recommender Systems Maunendra Sankar Desarkar Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
8. Analysis of Various Economic Parameters using Multi-dimensional Analysis & Data Mining Swati Hira Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
9. Realizing Virtual MIMO through Opportunistic Parallelism for Increasing Revenue in Enterprise Wireless Local Area Networks Manas Khatua Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
10. Secure File Replication, De-replication & Consistency Maintenance in Distributed Systems Manu Vardhan Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
11. Securing Interoperation Request through Semantic Resolution & Risk- based Permission Authorization in a Trustworthy Cloud Environment Nirnay Ghosh Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
12. Trusted Computing Model with Adaptive Attestation to Assure Security in Infrastructure Cloud Udhaya Kumar Shanmugam B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai
13. Ranking of Portfolios in Uncertain Environment Mahima Gupta Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow


An eminent jury chaired by Dr. R. B. Barman, Member, IDRBT Governing Council ; and consisting of Prof. B. Chakravarthy, Department of Computer Science, University of Hyderabad, Prof. B.L. Deekshatulu, Distinguished Fellow, IDRBT; and Shri N. Sitaram, Chairman, Inter-ministerial Working Group on Information Security, Govt. of India, evaluated the papers presentations on the parameters of Originality, Depth of work (Modelling, Design, Experimentation, Results), Technical Content (Models, Optimization, Technologies, Analysis), Presentation (Graphs, Explanations, Language, Clarity), Relevance, Applicability, Modernism and Correctness of Work (Correct, Complete, Gaps). And the awards went to:

  • Second Prize: Shri Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for his contribution entitled Algorithms for Personalized Recommender Systems.
  • Third Prize: Shri Anand Kumar, University of South Florida, for his contribution entitled Secured Processing of Analytical Queries in Large Datasets.
  • Third Prize: Shri Samarth Bharadwaj, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, for his contribution entitled On Periocular Biometrics.
  • The 2nd prize consisted of a cash reward of INR 50,000/- and a citation, whereas the 3rd prize shared by two participants, carried a cash reward of INR 35,000/- and a citation for each of the winners. No candidate won the first prize of INR 1 lakh.

    The Third IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium would be held in December 2013.