Core Faculty

Angshul Majumdar
Research Interests - Sparse Recovery, Low-rank matrix completion, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Signal Processing, Hyper-spectral Imaging, Collaborative Filtering.
Brief Bio - Angshul Majumdar is an assistant professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi since 2012. He completed his PhD from the University of British Columbia; he finished his thesis in a record time of less than two years. His research interests are in sparse and redundant representations arising in machine learning and signal processing. Angshul has over 100 journal papers and top-tier conference proceedings to his credit.
He has written a book on Compressed Sensing based MRI Reconstruction published by Cambridge University Press. He has co-edited two books - MRI: Physics, Reconstruction and Analysis published by CRC Press and Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing published by Springer. He is a senior member of IEEE and is currently serving as the Signal Processing Society's Chair of the Chapter's Committee.


Chetan Arora
Research Interests - Computer Vision, Machine Learning.
Brief Bio - I am an Assistant Professor at IIIT Delhi. Prior to this I was a post doctoral researcher at Hebrew University working with Prof. Shmuel Peleg (May 2012-May 2014). I received my Bachelors and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 1999 and 2012 respectively. At IIT I worked with Prof. Subhashis Banerjee, Prof. S.N. Maheshwari and Prof. Prem Kalra. From 1999 to 2009, I was involved with few technology startups with my collaborators in India and Japan. I work in the area of Computer Vision. My specific interests lie in Egocentric Vision and Combinatorial optimization algorithms specially for MRF-MAP inference.


Mayank Vatsa (Head)
Research Interests - Biometrics, Image Processing, Information Fusion, Forensics.
Brief Bio - Mayank Vatsa received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India and Visiting Professor at West Virginia University, USA. His research has been funded by UIDAI and DeitY, Government of India. He has authored around 200 publications in refereed journals, book chapters, and conferences. His areas of interest are biometrics, image processing, computer vision, and information fusion. He is a recipient of the AR Krishnaswamy Faculty Research Fellowship, the FAST Award by DST, India, and several best paper and best poster awards in international conferences. He is also the Vice President (Publications) of IEEE Biomertics Council, an Associate Editor of the IEEE ACCESS and an Area Editor of Information Fusion (Elsevier). He served as the PC Co-Chair of ICB 2013, IJCB 2014, and ISBA2017.


P.B Sujit
Research Interests - Unmanned aerial vehicles, underwater vehicles, multi-robot systems, guidance and control, and human-robot interaction.
Brief Bio - P.B. Sujit is an Assistant Professor at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India. He received the bachelor's degree from Bangalore University, India, in 1998, Master's degree from Visveswaraya Technological University, India, in 2002, and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2006. Earlier, he was a Research Scientist at Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.


Pushpendra Singh
Research Interests - Mobile Systems and Applications, Middleware, ICT for Development.
Brief Bio - Pushpendra Singh is an Associate Professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D), New Delhi. He completed his PhD. In 2004 from Inria-Rennes, France in the area of mobile computing. He worked at Portsmouth University, Newcastle University, and Inria-Rocquencourt before IIIT-D. His primary research interest areas are mobile systems and applications, middleware, and ICT for Development. His work has been successfully transferred to Industry in the past leading to creation of start-ups and new products. His research is funded by DEiTY, ITRA, DST, DRDO, CEFIPRA etc. His work has been deployed in the field for various projects including in projects related to national schemes such as NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) and NREGS (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme). Pushpendra Singh has also been appointed Nodal Officer by Govt. of NCT, Delhi for running 181-Women-in-distress helpline. All the software for the helpline has been developed by the team of Pushpendra. Pushpendra Singh is also the Associate Dean (IRD), where he looks after the Innovation, Research, and Development activities of IIIT-Delhi.


Rahul Purandare
Research Interests - Program Analysis, Software Security, Automatic Program Repair, Program Comprehension, Specification Mining, Wireless Sensor Networks.
Brief Bio - Rahul Purandare is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2011. Before that he worked with Tech Mahindra (India) and with British Telecom (U.K.) from 1996 to 2006 in various capacities as a software engineer, a project leader and a senior consultant. From 2011 to 2013 he worked at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln as a postdoctoral researcher where he conducted research on the analysis of robotic systems and runtime monitoring of resource constrained systems. His research has appeared in the proceedings of several reputed conferences including OOPSLA, ICSE, ISSTA, ASE, PEPM, and RV. He has received the ACM distinguished research paper award for the work which was presented at ISSTA 2013.


Richa Singh
Research Interests - Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Biometrics and Medical Imaging.
Brief Bio - Richa Singh received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, in 2008. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India and a Visiting Professor at West Virginia University, USA. Her research has been funded by UIDAI and MeitY, Government of India. She has authored around 200 publications in refereed journals, book chapters, and conferences. Her areas of interest are biometrics, pattern recognition, and machine learning. She is a recipient of the Kusum and Mohandas Pai Faculty Research Fellowship at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, the FAST Award by DST, India, and several best paper and best poster awards in international conferences. She is also an Editorial Board Member of Information Fusion (Elsevier), IEEE ACCESS, and the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (Springer). She is serving as the General Co-Chair of ISBA2017 and PC Co-Chair of BTAS 2016.


Saket Anand
Research Interests - Geometric Computer Vision, Semi-supervised learning, Robust methods, Scene understanding.
Brief Bio - Saket Anand is an Assistant Professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi. He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2013. He was part of the Robust Image Understanding Lab at Rutgers and his current research interests are design of robust statistical methods for heavily corrupted data, 3D scene reconstruction techniques and semi-supervised clustering methods. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a research engineer at Read-Ink Technologies, Bangalore, developing algorithms for handwriting recognition. His Masters research carried out at Rutgers (2004-2006) involved design and implementation of face recognition and speech recognition algorithms. He is a member of the IEEE.


Sanjit Krishnan Kaul
Research Interests - Optimization of Wireless Networks, Enterprise 802.11 (WiFi) networks, Vehicular Networks, Anomalous activity detection using mobile phones.
Brief Bio - Sanjit got his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers. The state university of New Jersey in 2011. He specializes in wireless communications and networks. His dissertation research was on safety messaging in autonomous vehicular networks. Currently, he is an assistant professor at IIIT-Delhi. He is a part of the Wireless Systems Lab at IIIT. His research interests include enterprise wireless network optimization, vehicular networks, and mobile sensing and computing. After finishing his BTech from BIT-Mesra, he worked at Tata Consultancy Services, Hughes Software Systems, and Ubinetics India Pvt. Ltd. While pursuing his PhD he interned at Interdigital Communications and collaborated with Toyota InfoTechnology Center in the US.


Srikanth Saripalli
Research Interests - Robotics & UAV.
Brief Bio -Dr. Srikanth Saripalli is a Visiting Faculty at IIIT-D and an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. He directs the Autonomous System Technologies Research & Integration Laboratory (ASTRIL http://robotics.asu.edu). He has a decade long experience in robotics both in research institutions (NASA/JPL) and in academia.
His main research interests are in autonomous systems, vision based control and GPS denied Navigation. Over the past decade he has worked closely with industry: United Technologies/Sikorsky, Hughes Research Laboratories and Boeing and also funded by NASA, NSF, DARPA and EU on Robotics projects. He was the Program Chair for International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems 2015, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member of AIAA, and a UAV Committee Member for the American Helicopter Society and technical director for the American Helicopter Society, AZ Chapter.


Venkata M. Viswanath Gunturi
Research Interests - Spatial and Spatio-temporal databases, Spatial data mining, Graph Algorithms, Geographic Information Science.
Brief Bio - Viswanath is an assistant professor at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. He completed his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA. He broadly works in the area of Spatio-temporal and Geo-Spatial data analytics. For his work, he received a prestigious Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Minneosta. Prior to PhD, he completed an MTech degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, and a BTech degree in Computer Science from VIT Vellore. Viswanath has published in several known archival journals and international conferences in the area of data analytics and GIS which include the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and International Journal of Geographic Information Science.


Vikram Goyal
Research Interests - Data Mining, Databases, Spatial Data Analytics.
Brief Bio - I am a faculty in IIIT Delhi. I received my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi in 2009. Before pursuing PhD, I completed my MTech in Information Systems from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NSIT Delhi in 2003. I have many publications in reputed conferences and referred journals. I have a couple of Projects from DST, India and Deity, India on problems related to Privacy in Location-based Services and Digitized Document Fraud Detection, respectively.





Core Students


Anil Sharma, PhD Scholar

Shikha Singh, PhD Scholar

Jyoti Maggu, PhD Scholar

Garvita Bajaj, PhD Scholar

Prawendra Kumar, PhD Scholar

Ramneek Kaur, PhD Scholar

Siddharth Dawar, PhD Scholar

Srikant Baride, PhD Scholar

Parikshit Maini, Ph.D. Scholar

Poojan Oza, M.Tech Student

Aditay Tripathi, M.Tech Student

Ashutosh Gupta, M.Tech Student

Nancy Agarwal, M.Tech Student

Joy Aneja, M.Tech Student

Aanchal Mongia, M.Tech Students

Ankita Mehta, M.Tech Student

Sangeeth Kochanthara, M.Tech Student

Veronica Sharma, M.Tech Student

Sagar Khatri, M.Tech Student

Mohammad Shakir, M.Tech Student

Namrata Deka, B.Tech Student