Eighth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium


The Institute organised the Eighth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium on December 07, 2018. Research scholars from reputed institutions like IISc., ISI, IITs and NIT, presented their research in the Colloquium.

The Annual IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium is an initiative aimed at discovering and exploring emerging areas of research in various domains of technology, sharing knowledge and forming a network of technology researchers. It intends to create a platform to collaborate, and exchange research ideas, thereby exploring the opportunities for innovation in the Indian FinTech Sector.

The specifics of the scholars and the topic on which they dwelt on are as under:

S. No. The Topic The Scholar Institution
1. Secure Face Recognition: Physical and Digital Presentation Attack Detection Akshay Agarwal Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
2. Constant Approximation Algorithms for Guarding Simple Polygons using Vertex Guards Pritam Bhattacharya Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
3. Dynamic Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing using Reinforcement Learning Indu John Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
4. Approximate Blockchains: Combating Insurance Frauds using Resource-Constrained Devices Prasanna Karthik Vairam Indian Institute of Technology Madras
5. Graph Formulation of Video Activities for Abnormal Activity Recognition Dinesh Singh Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
6. Coherent Local Intensity Rough Segmentation of 3-D Healthy and Pathological Brain MR Images Shaswati Roy Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
7. Privacy Preserving Image Scaling using 2D Bicubic Interpolation over the Cloud Vishesh Kumar Tanwar Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
8. Integration of Microarray Data and PPI Network for Insilico Identification of Disease Gene Ekta Shah Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
9. Speckle De-noising in Clinical Ultrasound Images using Fuzzy Spel Conformity in Neighborhood Rahul Roy Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
10. Multi-Client Search over Encrypted Data in Cloud Sayantan Mukherjee Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Awards and Evaluation

The Jury for the Eighth IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium consisted of: Prof. Yegnanarayana, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad; and Prof. Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram, 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).

The Winners

And the winners were:

  • First Prize: Mr. Dinesh Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, for his contribution entitled Graph Formulation of Video Activities for Abnormal Activity Recognition. The 1st prize consisted of INR 1 lakh and a citation.
  • Second Prize: Ms. Ekta Shah, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, for her contribution entitled Integration of Microarray Data and PPI Network for Insilico Identification of Disease Gene. The 2nd prize consisted of INR 50,000/- and a citation.
  • Third Prize: Mr. Pritam Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, for his contribution entitled Constant Approximation Algorithms for Guarding Simple Polygons using Vertex Guards. The 3rd prize consisted of INR 35, 000/- and a citation.

The Colloquium was coordinated by Dr. N. V. Narendra Kumar and Dr. Mridula Verma, Faculty, IDRBT.