The Institute organized the Fifth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium on December 10-11, 2015. The aim of the Colloquium is to network with technology researchers, share knowledge and learn from each other and explore emerging areas of research in various domains of technology. The 2-day event had 18 research scholars from reputed institutions like IISc., ISI, IITs, IIMs, IIITs presenting their research.
Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT, in his Welcome Address, provided a glance of the research work being carried out at IDRBT in the niche area of Banking Technology. He highlighted the key contributions and achievements of the IDRBT to the Indian Banking and Financial Sector and encouraged the researchers to contribute their best to Banking Technology.
The Colloquium was inaugurated by Prof. P. J. Narayanan, Director, IIIT-Hyderabad. In his inaugural address, Prof. Narayanan spoke on "Research in the Digital Era: Some Thoughts". He highlighted the following key points:
The Colloquium also featured talk on emerging issues of technology research by eminent faculty from top academic institutions. Dr. Biplav Srivastava, Senior Researcher, IBM gave a talk on "Open Data for Financial Innovations in the Developing World", highlighting the following few key points:
This year 18 Ph. D. scholars from various reputed institutions like IITs, IIMs, IIITs, NITs, ISI and IISc. 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 are as under:
|S. No.||The Topic||The Scholar||Institution|
|1.||A Predictive Framework to Early Detect Popular Hashtag Compounds||Suman Kalyan Maity||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|2.||Open Source Social Media Analytics for Intelligence and Security Informatics Applications||Swati Agarwal||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi|
|3.||Authorship Analysis in Forensic Linguistics||Athira U||Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala|
|4.||Inferring Expertise and Interests of Users in Online Social Networks||Parantapa Bhattacharya||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|5.||Predicting Functional Binding Sites of Micro RNA Targets using Multiple Instance Learning||Dip Ghosh||Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata|
|6.||Moments Discriminant Analysis for Supervised Dimensionality Reduction||K. Ramachandra Murthy||Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata|
|7.||Non Intrusive Load Monitoring: Systems, Metrics and Use Cases||Nipun Batra||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi|
|9.||Multiversion Conflict Algorithm for Multiversion Software Transactional Memory Systems||Priyanka Kumar||Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad|
|10.||Rig: A Simple, Secure and Flexible Design for Password Hashing||Sweta Mishra||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi|
|11.||A Novel Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithm for Application in Marketing & Finance Domains||Boby Chaitanya Villari||Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode|
|12.||Soft Computing Hybrid Models for FOREX Rate Prediction||Pradeep Kumar Dadabada||Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology|
|13.||An Efficient Technique for Image Contrast Enhancement using Artificial Bee Colony||Piyush Joshi||Indian Institute of Technology Indore|
|14.||Consistent-bit Inspired Cancelable Iris Template Generation||Rudresh Dwivedi||Indian Institute of Technology Indore|
|15.||Facility Coloring||Ayan Nandy||Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata|
|16.||Delay Optimization in Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)-based Healthcare Systems||Subhadeep Sarkar||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|17.||On Theoretical Modeling of Sensor-Cloud: A Paradigm Shift From Wireless Sensor Network||Subarna Chatterjee||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|18.||Secure In-Network Processing of Encrypted Data in Wireless Sensor Networks||Keyur Parmar||National Institute of Technology Surat|
An eminent jury consisting of Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Prof. V. Kamakoti, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; Prof. C. Krishna Mohan, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and Prof. Rajeev Wankar, University of Hyderabad, evaluated the paper presentations on the parameters of Originality, Depth of work (Modelling, Design, Experimentation, Results), Technical Content (Models, Optimization, Technologies, Analysis), Presentation (PPTs, Graphs, Explanations, Language, Clarity), Relevance (Applicability, Modernism) and Correctness of Work (Correct, Complete, Gaps).
The 3rd prize carried a reward of INR 12,000/- each and a citation.