Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Indian Institute of Science
News
2021
2020
2019
  • M Tech program in Artificial Intelligence to start from August 2019, offered jointly by Division of Electrical Electronics and Computer Sciences. For more details, see here.
2018
  • Prof G Narayanan has taken charge as the Chairman of the Department w.e.f. 5th November 2018.
Honours and Recognitions
2021
  • Prof. Kaushik Basu paper receives the Second Place prize paper award 2021 in the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.

    “Title:A Bidirectional Soft-Switched DAB-Based Single-Stage Three-Phase AC–DC Converter for V2G Application”

    This award recognizes the best papers published in years 2019 and 2020 in TTE. The selection of the above paper is a high honor and a tribute to the fine research quality, presentation, and potential impact that the research has to the field. The selection process was rigorous and went through multiple review levels and votes before the paper was selected for an award.

  • Prof. Soma Biswas has received “Outstanding Editorial Board Member Award”  of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
  • Dr. Sriram Ganapthy is nominated as the Chief Editor of the SigPort of IEEE Signal Processing Society Education board.
  • Polisetty Sai Pavan (Advisor: Dr. Sarasij Das) and Aditya Shankar Kar (Advisor: Dr. Gurunath Gurrala), MTech(Res) students of the department, have been selected for POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA) 2021 in Masters category.  (List of Awardees)
  • Dr Sriram Ganapathy has been selected for the 2021 Verisk AI Faculty Award.
2020
  • Dr Gurunath Gurrala has been selected for the SERB STAR award. STAR is a prestigious award instituted by SERB to recognize and reward outstanding performance of Principal Investigators of SERB projects. The recipients will get a fellowship of Rs. 15,000 per month and a research grant of Rs. 10 lakhs per year for 3 years.
  • Prof. Satish (Sl no.147673) and Prof. Narayanan (Sl no. 156038) in the top 2% of Scientists in their fields: World Ranking.
  • Prof. A G Ramakrishnan and his postdoc, Dr. Kanishka Sharma got both the best paper of the track and the overall best paper award of the IEEE Bangalore Humanitarian Technology Conference held during Oct. 8 - 10, 2020.
  • Associate Professor Vinod John has been promoted as Professor
  • Prof Soma Biswas has been selected for the Google India AI/ML Research Award
  • Prof. A G Ramakrishnan and Dr. Shiva Kumar H R develop a Kannada OCR that beats Google’s Tesseract OCR !
  • MTech students Siva A K, Puneet Kumar, Maj.Gaurav Mitra and MTech (research) student Mr. Sushmit Mazumdar have been selected for POSOCO Power System Awards (PPSA)-2020 under the Master category.
  • Prof. L Satish has been appointed as the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, since 11 Feb 2020.
  • Nisha Meenakshi won the best Doctoral Thesis Award from IndSCA, at WiSSAP 2020 organised at IIT Mandi.
2019
  • Prof A G Ramakrishnan has been elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engg. He has also been invited to attend the Language Technologies for All conference (LT4All - 2019) at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris,France) during 5-6 December 2019.
  • Prof G Narayanan receives The Jaya Jayant Award for Teaching Excellence for Engineering for the year 2019.
  • Dr Kaushik Basu receives Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Assistant Professors for Engineering for the year 2019.
  • Dr Pavankumar Tallapragada's paper titled “Differentially Private Distributed Convex Optimization via Functional Perturbation” which he has co-authored with  his collaborators Erfan Nozari and Jorge Cortes, was selected as the winner for the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems Outstanding Paper Award. The award was presented at the 2019 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) held in December at Nice, France.
  • Dr Gurunath Gurrala's paper “Practical Approaches Towards Securing Edge Devices in Smart Grids” was adjudged best paper in the Smart Grid Session in ICPS 2019, held in MNIT Jaipur, 20-22 DEC 2019.
  • A paper authored by Prof Satish and his student, Bidhan Biswas, has been adjudged the best paper of the issue in IEEE Trans. Power Delivery.
  • Prof A G Ramakrishnan has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.(list of awardees 2019)
  • Dr. Neeraj Sharma (Post Doctoral Fellow), Shobana Ganesh (Junior Research Fellow)  and Dr. Sriram Ganapathy's paper "Talker change detection: A comparison of human and machine performance," has been chosen as the latest Technical Area Pick for the Journal of Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
  • Prof A G Ramakrishnan has been invited to give a talk on "Hard-coded features in the brain and DNN" at the NeuroAI Conference at the Infosys Convention Hall, Bangalore, Aug. 3-4, 2019.  Link: https://neuroai.in/
  • MSc student Disha L Dinesha, receives POSOCO Power Systems award 2019 in Masters Category for her thesis titled "Application of Semi Analytical Methods for Large Power System Simulations” 
  • Phd Student Apeksha Madhukar has been selected for NRDC National Budding Innovators Award - 2018, for her invention “A novel way of reducing gaseous pollutants by solid industry waste supported by electrical discharges: Removal of waste from waste”.
  • Dr Gurunath Gurrala has been awarded “IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award 2018” for contributions made to IEEE PES Bangalore Chapter Activities on 27th January, 2019.
2018
  • Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula and team won the Digital Health Prize at the recently concluded National Bio-Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2018.

  • Dr Kunal Narayan Chaudhury's PhD students Sanjay Ghosh and VS Unni have won the best paper award at GlobalSIP’18
  • Mr. Jerrin Thomas Panachakel and Ms. Ritika Jain, Ph D students from the MILE lab, Department of EE, have been selected to attend the Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology: Learning and Artificial Intelligence, to be held at the ICTP, Trieste  from 12 - 23 November 2018.
  • Part of the Ph D work carried out by Mr. Ram Krishna Pandey, Ph D scholar working with Prof. A G Ramakrishnan,titled "Binary Document Image Quality Enhancement for Improving the Readability and OCR performance" has been approved by IPTel for patenting by the Institute.
  • Dr. Sriram Ganapathy has received the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Young Scientist Research Award (YSRA) for 2018.
  • Prof. Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula has been appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (since March 1, 2018)
  • Prof. Udaya Kumar is now one of the Editors of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.
  • Dr. Soma Biswas is this year's IEEE Shri Pralhad P Chhabria "Best Professional Women Engineer" Awardee.(March 2018)
  • Mr. Dibakar Das who graduated in 2017 as an MSc (Research) student jointly guided by Dr. U J Shenoy and Dr. Gurunath Gurrala has been awarded “POSOCO POWER SYSTEM AWARDS (PPSA)-2018” in Master Degree category. (Feb 2018)
2017
  • Dr. Prasanta Kumar Ghosh receives Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Assistant Professor 2017
  • Prasanta Kumar Ghosh receives Pratiksha Trust Young Investigator Award for 2017.
  • A research paper by Alok Ranjan Verma and Subba Reddy B, presented at 4th IEEE Intl conf (UPCON 2017) held at Mathura, during 26th to 28th Oct 2017 has been adjudged as the best paper in the power systems track
  • Prof. A G Ramakrishnan has become a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. This body gives recommendations for improving governance in the state, benefit to society and enabling citizens of Karnataka. Click here to visit Karnataka Jnana Ayoga website
2016
  • Ankit Datta and Prof. G. Narayanan have received Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Memorial Prize for their paper "Measurement of parasitic Inductances in the Bus-Bar Assembly of a High Power Voltage Source Converter" Published in the Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series B, Volume 97, 2016.
  • Mr. A Madhavaraj, Ph D scholar under Prof. A G Ramakrishnan, has been invited to give a tutorial on Automated Speech Recognition in the 16th Tamil Internet Conference at the University of Toronto, Canada, during Aug. 25-27, 2017. He is provided travel and accommodation by the Conference.
  • Dr. Sriram Ganapathyi and Dr. Prasanta Ghosh have been selected to receive the Pratiksha Trust Young Investigator Award for the  next two years.
  • Prof. Udaya Kumar and Dr. Subba Reddy have been granted an Indian patent for their invention: AN INSULATOR COMPRISING FIELD REDUCTION ELECTRODES TO IMPROVE POLLUTION FLASHOVER STRENGTH
  • This years OPEN Day on 4th March. Click here to see the details of demos
  • Attention Candidates for QIP interview. Please print the Choice of likely Research Area form and bring the filled up form with you for the interview.
  • Prof. P. S. Sastry has been chosen to receive the Alumni Award for excecllence in research in Engg. (2016)
  • Prof. A. G. Ramakrishnan has been chosen to receive the Jay Jayant Award 2016 for Teaching Excellence in Engg.
  • Avishek Chatterjee (PhD. 2016) has won the 2015-16 IUPRAI doctoral dissertation award for best thesis in the areas of computer vision, graphics, image processing and pattern recognition.
  • The following research students working under the supervision of Dr. Subba Reddy B, have received best paper presentation awards and cash prize: Mr Rahul Chakraborty received (2nd place), while Mr Shakthi Prasad D and Mr Alok Ranjan Verma received (3rd place) respectively, at the IEEE-IAS & Electrostatic Society of America, Joint conference held during 13th to 17th June 2016 at PURDUE university, Indiana, USA.
  • Dr. Gurunath's paper titled "Flexible Implementation of Power System Topology Control in Smart Electricity Grids" has won the "2nd Best Poster Award" in IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition 2016 in Dallas, USA, May 2-5.
  • Dr. Venu Madhav Govindu has been promoted as Associate Professor
  • Team 'Vidyut' of SPIRE Lab has been selected as the second runnerup in Signal Processing Cup 2016 held in Shanghai last week as a part of ICASSP 2016
    http://www.icassp2016.org/SPCup.asp
    Competition Topic: Exploring Power Signatures for Location Forensics of Media Recordings
    list of team members of Vidyut:
    Supervisor: Prasanta Kumar Ghosh
    Postgraduate: Nisha Meenakshi
    Undergraduate: Priyadarshini Savan Roshan (NITK)
    Pradyumna Byappanahalli Suresha (NITK)
    Supriya Nagesh (NITK)
    Aditya Gaonkar P (IIT-M)
  • Dr. Sriram Ganapathy has joined the department as Assistant Professor on 29th Jan. 2016
  • Times of India, Jan. 17, 2016 covers how MILE Lab's OCR and TTS are used to provide Kannada school books as .mp3 files to the blind students.
2015
2014
Upto December 2013
  • One day Workshop on Xilinx 7 Series FPGA’s and Vivado Tool flow, 22nd January, 2014. (Brochure)(Registration form)
  • A. Venkitaraman and C. S. Seelamantula's recent article features in the popular articles (Oct 2013) list of IEEE Signal Processing Letters http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/topAccessedArticles.jsp?punumber=97 The list includes the top 25 most frequently downloaded documents for IEEE SPL according to the most recent monthly usage statistics.
  • Mr. Abhijit K (Ph.D. student) paper title 'A novel design method for SOGI-PLL for minimum settling time and low unit vector distortion' was selected as the best paper for the session "Control Techniques for Power Converters 5" in the 39th Annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013), during Nov. 10th - 13th 2013, in Vienna, Austria.
  • Dr. Soma Biswas has joined the department as Assistant Professor.
  • Science Academies Summer Research internship Programme for Students and Teachers - 2014
  • Mr. Saurav Pramanik (Ph.D. student) was conferred the "YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD" for his paper, at the 18th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, ISH 2013, held during 25-30 Aug, in Seoul, Korea. He was the only Indian to receive this award. It carries a citation and a cash prize of USD 500/-
  • Courses for Aug term 2013
  • Prof. G.Narayanan has received IETE-Bimal Bose Award(2013)
  • Tamil/Kannada Text to speech synthesis developed by MILE Lab is regularly being used by schools, trusts and libraries for the benefit of blind students.
  • Dr. Subba Reddy has received "HERITAGE-Erasmus Mundas Fellowship Award", funded by EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
  • Dr. Manojit Pramanik has recieved Young Scientist Research Award from the Department of Atomic Energy.
  • Dr. Subba Reddy awarded with NRDC Meritorious Societal Invention Award - 2011