Sixth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium

The Annual IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium is an initiative aimed at forming a network of technology researchers, sharing knowledge and exploring emerging areas of research in various domains of technology. This year, the Institute organized the Sixth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium on December 08-09, 2016, wherein 12 research scholars from reputed institutions like IISc., ISI, IITs,IIMs,IIITs presented their research.

The Colloquium was inaugurated by Prof. Chin-Teng Lin, Distinguished Professor, University Technology of Sydney, Australia. In his inaugural address, Prof. Lin spoke on "Type-1 Fuzzy-Neural-Networks to Type-2 Fuzzy-Neural-Networks" and stressed on the following:

  • Many investigators have developed novel algorithms based on computational intelligence (CI) technologies to monitor, maintain, or track the human cognitive states and operating performance
  • How to utilize the main Bio-findings and CI techniques (Bio-CI) to develop the monitoring and feedback systems
  • Real-life applications of BCI on various aspects including clinics, homecare, personnel training, or even computer gaming.

Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT, focused attention on the importance of collaboration, the opportunities it brings and the immense possibilities that exist for research and innovation in the Indian FinTech Sector.

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

S. No. The Topic The Scholar Institution
1. On Kernel Density Estimation and Dimensionality Reduction for Pattern Recognition Sreevani Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata
2. Object Tracking in Complex Environments like Camouflage and Occlusion Ajoy Mondal Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata
3. Analysis of Mixed, Correlated and Heterogeneous Data Yogalakshmi Jayabal International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
4. Classification of Human Actions using Pose-Based Features and Stacked Auto Encoder Earnest Paul Ijjina Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
5. Predicting Amendments via Right to Information Query Analysis Nayantara Kotoky Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
6. Renarrating Web for Better Web Accessibility Gollapudi VRJ Sai Prasad International Institute of Information Technology,Hyderabad
7. A Heterogeneous Network based Tag Recommendation Framework on Stack Overflow Suman Kalyan Maity Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
8. Linked Data Enrichment using Pattern Extraction Subhashree S Indian Institute of Technology Madras
9. A Closer Look into DHCP Starvation Attack in Wireless Networks Nikhil Tripathi Indian Institute of Technology Indore
10. Keep it Concurrent and Correct Suvam Mukherjee Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
11. Unsupervised Parallel Clustering Algorithms with Mixed Data Approach for Credit Card Scoring Urvashi Prakash Shukla Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
12. A Rough Set Approach to Find Cohesive Subgroups in Financial Credit Networks Samrat Gupta Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Awards and Evaluation

The Jury for the Sixth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium consisted of: Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Prof. Bala Subramanian, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; and Prof. Panduranga Rao,, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. The Jury 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).

And the winners were:

A Joint First-Second Prize was shared among three research scholars which carried a reward of Rs. 50, 000/- and a citation each.

  • Mr. Ajoy Mondal,, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, for his contribution entitled Object Tracking in Complex Environment like Camouflage and Occlusion.
  • Mr. Earnest Paul Ijjina, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, for his contribution entitled Classification of Human Actions Using Pose-based Features and Stacked Auto Encoder.
  • Mr. Suvam Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, for his contribution entitled Keep it Concurrent and Correct.
  • Third Prize: Mr. Samrat Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, for his contribution entitled A Rough Set Approach to Find Cohesive Subgroups in Financial Credit Networks. The 3rd prize carried a reward of INR 35,000/- a citation.

The Colloquium now emerging as the preferred, platform for technology researchers in India to demonstrate and discuss their research ideas and get invaluable feedback, was coordinated by Dr. N. V. Narendra Kumar and Dr. Nagesh. S. Bhattu, Faculty, IDRBT.