August – October 2020


August – October 2020

R. Vangimalla(PH2016009) and J. Sreevalsan-Nair presented two posters at ISMB 2020 :

  • “Influence of COVID-19 Transmission Stages and Demographics on Length of In-Hospital Stay in Singapore for the First 1000 Patients” in the COVID-19 track (also co-authored by P. R. Ghogale),
  • Construction and Visualization of Diseasome of Lung Diseases Associated with COVID-19 from Co-association Networks of Multi-omics Data” in the NetBio COSI track.  The talks and posters were presented at the virtual conference. The lightning talks and poster presentations were conducted during July 15-16.


A Multiscale Consensus Method Using Factor Analysis to Extract Modular Regions in the Functional Brain Network” , by R. Vangimalla (PH2016009) and J. Sreevalsan-Nair  is accepted in the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2020), July 2020. The talk has been presented at the virtual conference held during July 20-24, 2020.


“Need for a regulatory framework for the National AI Marketplace”, by Sridhar, V., Shrisha Rao has been published in India AI on August 10.


“4IR and the digital platform economy: Opportunities and policy challenges for India and the ASEAN”, by Balaji Parthasarathy was presented at the 6th Roundtable on ASEAN-Indian Network of Think Tanks, hosted by the Research and Innovation Systems for Developing Countries, New Delhi, 20-21 August.


“Coverage criteria based testing of industrial robots” , by Meenakshi D’Souza and Ameena K Ashraf (PH2018001), was presented at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) held during 20-21 August. The paper was presented virtually at the conference hosted in Hong Kong.


Brief Announcement: Almost-surely Terminating Asynchronous Byzantine Agreement Protocols with a Constant Expected Running Time” , by Ashish Choudhury  was published in the 39th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2020), held virtually. PODC 2020: pp 169-171, ACM Press.


“Brief Announcement: Optimally-Resilient Unconditionally-Secure Asynchronous Multi-Party Computation Revisited”, by Ashish Choudhury  was published in the 34th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2020) held virtually. DISC 2020, pp 44:1-44:3, LIPIcs.


“Influence of Aleatoric Uncertainty on Semantic Classification of Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds: A Case Study with Random Forest Classifier Using Multiscale Features”, by Pragyan Mohapatra (MS2018009) and Jaya Sreevalsan Nair  was presented at the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020), on 30th September, 2020.


“Design and Development of a Flexible Robotic Operative Microscope For Neurosurgical Applications” , by Arvind R (IMT2017519), Ronak Doshi (IMT2017523), Aravind Reddy (IMT2015524), Kirit Arumalla (NIMHANS), Dr Anita Mahadevan (NIMHANS), Dr Vikas Vazhayil (NIMHANS-IIITB), and Dr Madhav Rao (IIITB), was presented in the virtual 2020 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA) held during 13-16 October, 2020.


“Autonomous Neuro-Navigation System for Neurosurgical Robotics” , by PonDeepika (IIITB), SriramMarisetty (IMT2016120), Pavan Kumar Pothula (IMT2016127), Vinay C K (IMT2015523), Dr T K Srikanth (IIITB), Dr Vikas Vazhayil (NIMHANS-IIITB), and Dr Madhav Rao (IIITB) was presented in IEEE Sensors 2020 conference. The conference was held from October 25-28, 2020.


“Surface EMG Signal Classification for Unsupervised Musical Keyboard Learning Application” , by Sharmila Mani (PH2020017), PonDeepika (former RA MINRO), Vinay C K (IMT2015523), and Dr Madhav Rao (IIITB) was presented in IEEE Sensors 2020 conference.


“Effects of Data Localization on Digital Trade: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach”,  by Potluri Sai Rakshith (IMT2015032), Sridhar, V., Rao, Shrisha in Telecommunications Policy 2020, 44(9).


“Failures of early NOFN-connected villages & infrastructural initiatives like the Aakash tablet has lessons for India’s renewed thrust on rural internet connectivity. Attention on sustenance and infrastructure maintenance for uninterrupted functioning are key”, by Prof Preeti Mudliar in The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.


“Second-Order Masked Lookup Table Compression Scheme” , by Annapurna Valiveti (PH2018004)  and Prof Srinivas Vivek, was presented at the CHES 2020 conference held virtually.


“Facial recognition and behavioural prediction”, by Balaji Parthasarathy was presented in Digital Rights: A New Evolution of Human Rights, at the 3rd World Digital Law World Congress, which was hosted by the Il·lustreCol·legi de l’Advocacia de Barcelona (ICAB), Barcelona, Spain, 22-23 October.


“Towards efficient unconstrained handwriting recognition using Dilated Temporal Convolution Network” , by Annapurna Sharma (PH2015015) and Dr. Dinesh Babu Jayagopi has been published in the journal Expert Systems with Applications, 2020 (Impact Factor of 5.4).


“Comparing Community Detection Methods in Brain Functional Connectivity Networks” , by R. Vangimalla (PH2016009), and J. Sreevalsan-Nair  in Balusamy S., Dudin A.N., Graña M., Mohideen A.K., Sreelaja N.K., Malar B. (eds) Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models. Models and Techniques for Intelligent Systems and Automation. ICC3 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1213. Springer, Singapore, October 2020.


Work done at the Graphics-Visualization-Computing Lab, supported by MINRO, has been accepted as a book chapter:
“Tensor Fields for Data Extraction from Chart Images: Bar Charts and Scatter Plots,” (to appear), by J. Sreevalsan-Nair, K. Dadhich and S. C. Daggubati, in Topological Methods in Visualization: Theory, Software and Applications, Ingrid Hotz, Talha Bin Masood, Filip Sadlo, and Julien Tierny (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, 2020


An article as an outcome of collaboration between teams of Dr.Urvaksh Mehta, NIMHANS, and Jaya Sreevalsan Nair has been published:
Case Report: Obsessive compulsive disorder in posterior cerebellar infarction – illustrating clinical and functional connectivity modulation using MRI-informed transcranial magnetic stimulation,” , by Mehta, U. M., Shadakshari, D., Vani P., Naik, S. K., Kiran Raj, V., Vangimalla (PH2016009), R. R., Reddy, Y. C. J., Sreevalsan-Nair, J., and Bharath, R. D., in Wellcome Open Res 2020, 5:189.


A talk proposal titled “A simulator for Statechart Based Language (StaBL)” authored by Advait Lonkar (IMT2017002), Amogh Johri (IMT2017003), Karthika Venkatesan (PH2014004) and Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti was accepted in “Workshop on Research Highlights in Programming Languages”, a workshop co-located with FSTTCS 2020 conference.


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