EECS Research Students Symposium - 2018

April 12 - 13, 2018

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science

Welcome to the Ninth Joint Research Students Symposium of the Departments of CDS, CSA, ECE, EE, and ESE at the Indian Institute of Science!

EECS-2018 primarily is a forum for presentations by senior research students (expecting to graduate in 2018) involving the Departments of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Computer Science and Automation (CSA), Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE).

We invite the technocrats and researchers working in EECS to come and share their feedback on their research. We especially invite the alumni of the division to join us for this event and see where their division is headed.

Program Highlights

  • 2 keynote Lectures
  • 5 Talks by Young Faculty Members
  • 5 Talks by Technical Industry Leaders
  • Poster Session Highlighting Student Research
  • Jump Start : An Event to Interact with Startups
  • Cultural Program

  • Interaction Session by Qualcomm
  • TCS Research Café


Keynote Speakers

Sriram Raghavan

IBM Research and IBM India

Industry Plenary Speakers

Manish Singhal

pi Ventures

Mayur Datar

Rajendra Naik

Rajendra Naik

GE Global Research

Faculty Speakers

Parimal Parag


Anand Louis



The EECS Symposium organizing committee welcomes faculty members and students from engineering colleges, researchers at research labs, and industry professionals. Selected participants will be notified via email. Registration is free.

Registration Deadline : Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10AM IST


Thursday, April 12, 2018
08:30 - 09:20 Registration
09:20 - 09:30 Inauguration
09:30 - 10:00 Faculty Talk 1: Parimal Parag (ECE)
Parallel Coded Access
10:00 - 10:30 Faculty Talk 2: Anand Louis (CSA)
Algorithms for Graph Partitioning Problems
10:30 - 11:00 Faculty Talk 3: Anirban Chakraborty (CDS)
Robust Person Re-Identification in a Camera Network
11:00 -11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote Talk 1: Vivek Shripad Borkar (IIT Bombay)
Keeping Up With the Shahs
Session Chair: Prof. Chiranjib (CSA, IISc)
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 - Qualcomm Interactive Session at ESE Auditorium
14:30 - 15:00 Invited Talk 1: Mayur Datar (Flipkart)
A couple of Data Science problems in E-commerce
Session Chair: Prof. Raghavan (CSA, IISc)
15:00 - 15:30 Invited Talk 2: Dhananjay Gore (Qualcomm)
Making 5G NR a Reality
Session Chair: Prof. Chandra Murthy (ECE, IISc)
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Lightning Talks on Posters
Session Chairs: T.V. Sreenivas (ECE, IISc), Joy Kuri (DESE, IISc), Dhananjay Gore(Qualcomm)
17:00 - 18:00 Poster Session 1 with Coffee
Session Chairs: Sastry (EE, IISc), Shalabh Bhatnagar (CSA, IISc)
18:00 - 18:30 Jump Start: Invited Talk 3: Manish Singhal (pi Ventures)
AI for the next 6 Billion
Session Chair: Vinod John (EE, IISc)
18:30 - 19:30 Jump Start: Presentations from Startups
19:30 Onwards Dinner
Friday, April 13, 2018
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Faculty Talk 4: Gurunath Gurrala (EE)
Large Power Grid Simulation: A Grand Computing Challenge
Session Chair: Nagaraja (PDR)
10:30 - 11:00 Faculty Talk 5: Chetan Singh Thakur (ESE)
Neuromorphic Engineering: The Quest for Brain-like Computer
Session Chair: Nagaraja (PDR)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote Talk 2: Sriram Raghavan, Director, IBM Research Labs.
Overview of Research Agenda at IBM Research India
Session Chair: Jayanth Haritsa (CSA, IISc)
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
13:15 - 14:25 - TCS Research Café at CSA 254
14:30 - 15:00 Invited Talk 4: Rajendra Naik (GE Global Research)
Power Electronics in Energy, Healthcare and Transportation – Industrial Applications and Challenges
Session Chair: G. Narayanan (EE, IISc)
15:00 - 15:30 Invited Talk 5: Vinay Kulkarni (TCS)
Some Aspects of Digital Twins for Large Complex Systems
Session Chair: A G Ramakrishnan (EE, IISc)
15:30 - 16:30 Poster Session 2 with Coffee
Session Chairs: P S Sastry (EE, IISc), Shalabh Bhatnagar (CSA, IISc)
16:30 - 17:30 Panel Session on: What they don't teach you at IISc? (for becoming a technology leader)
17:30 - 18:00 Valedictory Session
18:00 - 18:30 High Tea
18:30 - 20:00 Cultural Event at Golden Jubilee Hall, ECE

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For any queries please write to :


Hardik J Pandya
Assistant Professor, ESE


Himanshu Tyagi
Assistant Professor, ECE
Student Captain:
Sitaramgupta V S N V
PhD Student, ESE

Student Vice-captain:
Arpita Biswas
PhD Student, CSA