SRIP 2019 Projects

SRIP 2019 application portal is now open. The deadline to submit an application is March 1.
Sr.No. Faculty Full Name Project Title Project Description Project Code
1 Amit Arora Friction stir processing of surface composites Fabrication of surface composites using FSP and their characterization. AA0000001
2 ARNAB DUTTA Developing bio-inspired water oxidation electro-catalysts In this project we will develop Cobalt based molecular electro-catalysts that will be active for water oxidation in water in ambient conditions. Prior knowledge of organic, inorganic synthesis, and electrochemistry will be preferred. AD0000002
3 ARNAB DUTTA Development of bio-inspired H2 production catalyst In this project we will develop Cobalt based molecular electro-catalysts that will be active for H2 production in water in ambient conditions. Prior knowledge of organic, inorganic synthesis, and electrochemistry will be preferred. AD0000001
4 Arup Lal Chakraborty Studying bacterial growth through experiments and mathematical modelling This project involves mathematical modelling of the growth of bacteria. We have demonstrated a non-invasive and real-time technique accurately monitor microbial growth by measuring the CO2 emitted by the bacteria with very high time resolution. Such studies are important to understand the mechanism of growth and how to enhance or inhibit growth. You will work with lasers to detect growth and will use Matlab to model growth under different conditions. ALC0000002
5 Arup Lal Chakraborty Development of virtual reality games for use in stroke rehabilitation This project has the following elements –

1. Investigate the game requirements for rehabilitation of fine neuromotor functions of hand of stroke patients.

2. Develop games (using Unity, Vizard) playable using a data capture glove with different difficulty levels targeting each finger exercise.

3. Design performance evaluation algorithms.

4. Implement TCP/IP socket programming to communicate with LabVIEW.

ALC0000001
6 B. Prasanna Venkatesh Quantum feedback control of atomic Josephson junction This project aims to understand the possibility of controlling the dynamics of a gas of ultracold atoms in a double well, which realises an analog of a Josephson Junction, by considering a dynamical barrier between the wells created by the intracavity potential. Since this intracavity potential can be continuously monitored by observing the light leaking from the cavity mirrors, we aim to use this to implement quantum feedback protocols to control the dynamics. BPV0000001
7 Babji Srinivasan Data mining approaches to identify faults in Cyber Physical Systems: Application to power and water networks In this project, we focus on identifying various faults such as thefts (in water and power networks), leaks (in water networks) and security attacks (in power networks) using data mining approaches. Given a cyber physical network (such as power and water system), we will try to develop approaches that can model these systems using stochastic models, use these models to generate data and finally use data mining approaches to identify various faults in the system. BS0000002
8 Babji Srinivasan Machine learning approaches for improving electric grid resilience The project focuses on development of machine learning approaches for improving the resilience of the electric grid to various unexpected events like natural hazards and cyber attacks. The intern will have to learn various data mining tools and is expected to work with software like Matlab (for simulating the electric grid system) and Python (for data mining and machine learning). BS0000001
9 BHATIA DHIRAJ DEVIDAS DNA Nanodevices to program living cells We will self-assemble DNA based hydrogels for drug encapsulagtion and we will use mammalian cells and microscopy to see uptake of DNA hydrogels and release of encapsulated cargo at the targeted sites BDD0000001
10 Bireswar Das Algorithms for Polynomial Factorization In his celebrated result, Kaltofen [’89] showed that factors of polynomial given by `small’ circuits can be computed by a randomized algorithm. The aim of this project is studying polynomial factorization problem where the polynomial is given by arithmetic circuits with special structures. The goal is to design deterministic factoring algorithms for restricted classes of circuits. BD0100001
11 Chandrakumar Appayee Asymmetric Organocatalysis CA0000001
12 Dilip Srinivas Sundaram Radiation assisted flame propagation in a packed bed of fuel powders DSS0000002
13 Dilip Srinivas Sundaram Combustion Modelling of Metal Nanoparticles DSS0000001
14 Harish P M Building an advanced rehabilitation robot with force-feedback control The objective of the internship would be to support activities in the lab wherein a prototype of an advanced rehabilitation robot is being built that will serve as an exoskeleton for human gait rehabilitation. Candidates with all backgrounds are welcome, however, either some knowledge of electronics, mechanical design or coding is crucial. The candidate is however expected to be pro-active, highly engaged, and willing to learn several new concepts. HPM0000001
15 Iti Gupta Optical studies of AIE Chromophores The project deals with the absoprtion and emission stuides of  AIE (Aggregation Induced Emission) chromophores (organic dyes, synthesized in the PI’s group). The absoprtion and emission stuides of organic dyes will be carreid out using UV-visible spectrometer and fluorescence spectrometer. Typical organic dyes exhibit ACQ (Aggregation Caused Quenching) behavior in solution and their fluorescence is quenched at higher concentrations. Whereas, AIE chromophores show opposite behavior and this property can be used for biological applications of the dyes. IG0000001
16 Jagmohan Tyagi Existence and qualitative questions in ordinary differential equations This project deals with the existence and qualitative questions in ordinary differential equations (ODEs) such as Sturm-Picone theory, oscillation as well as non-oscillation criteria, stability analysis etc. Applications of  ODEs in real life problems are also discussed. JT0000001
17 Joycee Mekie Chip testing and verification This project requires knowledge of Verilog and FPGAs. The student will write codes to verify circuits and test them on FPGA boards. JM0000003
18 Joycee Mekie Approximate computing – Circuit and Architectural level analysis In this project the students will analyse different arithmetic circuits which can be used for multimedia  and machine learning applications.  Knowledge of Python, Verilog, FPGAs, etc. will be added advantage. JM0000002
19 Joycee Mekie Memory subsystem design and its architectural analysis This is a coding intensive project where the students are expected to work with architectural simulators such as gem5 to carry out performance analysis of different memories at  a system level. JM0000001
20 K R Jayaprakash Computational Study of Energy Channeling Mechanism in Locally Resonant Unit-cell Model The project is aimed at understanding the energy channeling mechanism in a locally resonant unit-cell model (ref: K R Jayaprakash, Y Starosvetsky. “Regimes of Three-dimensional Energy Channeling in the Unit-cell Model Coupled to a Spherical Rotator I: Bi-directional Channeling”. Nonlinear Dynamics, 89(3), pp. 2013-2040. [2017]). The study involves computational work using Matlab/Python and Mathematica to understand the dynamical characteristics of these unit-cells. These unit-cells form the building blocks of an interesting class of acoustic metamaterials that can be utilized in wave attenuation, energy redirection and shock mitigation. KRJ0000002
21 K R Jayaprakash Structural Dynamical Study of Additively Manufactured Plastic Structures The project is aimed at understanding the dynamical characteristics of addiitively manufactured plastic structures like simple beams. The study involves computational and experimental work to understand the dynamical characteristics of these structures. KRJ0000001
22 Kaustubh Rane Computer simulations of nano-droplets on crystalline surfaces The student will perform molecular dynamics and/or Monte Carlo simulations of nano-droplets. The goal is to study the motion of nano-droplets on the solid surfaces that we designed. The experience in computer programming is not necessary. The project will introduce students to the concepts related to the wetting behavior and introduce them to the molecular simulations. KR0000001
23 Krishna Prasad Miyapuram Emotional Facial Expressions This involves photography of facial expressions of different emorions from volunteers and creating standardised ratings of the pictures KPM0000002
24 Krishna Prasad Miyapuram Brain Computer Interface This involves programming high density 128 channel EEG (Philips-EGI) for real-time decoding using P300 speller, Steady state visual evoked potentials, and motor imagery KPM0000001
25 Kumbar T S Creating Digital Institutional Archive using Open Source Archiving Software KTS0000002
26 Kumbar T S Designing Dynamic Website for IITGN Library using Drupal (Open Source CMS) KTS0000001
27 Leslee Lazar Mental imagery through Multimodal perception Understanding the role of tactile perception in mental imagery LL0000003
28 Leslee Lazar Experimental Aesthetics Merging theories of emotional regulation from cognitive science to experimental aesthetics LL0000002
29 Leslee Lazar Cognitive Science of Design Understanding design cognition from a cognitive science perspective LL0000001
30 Madhu Vadali Time Table Scheduling Problem Understanding of Linear Programming, Constrained Scheduling, Programming in Python or equivalent. MV0000002
31 Madhu Vadali Robotics and Control MV0000001
32 Manasi Kanetkar Beauty and function in nature Nature is full of inspirations and has found solutions for sustaining life for a very long period of time. Beauty in nature always has a functional reason behind it. The project will aim at identifying such complex forms in nature; study and apply the function to a product. MK0100002
33 Manasi Kanetkar Cardboard/ Paperboard Furniture Cardboard is a versatile, sturdy material. It is also lightweight and low-cost.

Development and design detailing can add a lot of value to the this ‘sheet’ material.

The project aims at developing furniture from cardboard that is portable, user friendly and is aesthetically pleasing.

MK0100001
34 Manish Jain Gears: Advanced Mechanical Computation Create complex machine systems, solely based on gears, zero electronics involved. One idea we’d like to float is making a music box from scratch that can play the longest music piece you design on a sheet of paper. Another idea is to construct a system that enables you to move at the same speed as earth’s speed of rotation – helping you understand solar and lunar eclipses, seasons and more. Some more ideas include making a mechanical calculator or a fourier machine or a binary counting machine. While these are only a few to get your brains thinking, you can bring so many more to the table! MJ0000003
35 Manish Jain Geodesics: Structures, Stellations and Symmetry Get to design your very own beam-less geodesic and tensegrity structures by exploiting the symmetry and relations of 3D shapes. You will create prototypes using CAD, do load analysis to figure out if your design is stable and then build the largest possible structure with the best possible and available material. As per your interest and requirement, laser cutting machines will be at your disposal so that you may attach various polyhedrons using only joints. MJ0000002
36 Manish Jain Mechatronics: Programming Future Mechanisms Design exciting game-based projects using electronic devices like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, servo and stepper motors, sensors and more. One idea to think about in this context is a life-size Tetris that could be installed on a building wall along with a Tetris-breaker, which when pit against each other, the best algorithm wins. Another idea is make a machine and code it such, that it can solve a Rubik’s cube on its own. Yet another idea to think about is a three-dimensional Snake game, say on an octahedron or a dodecahedron. Other ideas are a basketball or music playing robot or a virtual chess player – the list can go on as long and as big as your imagination takes you! MJ0000001
37 Manish Kumar Safety assessment of masonry structures Masonry is a key component in structures across India. Depending on the design (or the lack of it) masonry can contribute to resist the vertical and lateral loads. This project is to understand the existing methods for the safety assessment, their range of applicability, and case studies to examine the safety of some existing structures. The work may involve experimental, field, and/or analytical studies. MK0000001
38 Manish Kumar21 Sustainable water quality management in the urban environment Objective 1: To minimize water wastage in the urban environment with the help of digital technologies.

Objective 2: To develop energy-efficient technologies for the control of emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals or genetic contaminants (i.e. antibiotic resistance genes) in wastewater treatment plants.

Objective 3: To develop sustainable solutions for urban stormwater management, including for the control of diffuse chemical pollution risks.

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39 Mayank Singh Information extraction from scientific articles In this project, we plan to extract information from scientific documents that are mostly available as PDF research articles. Our previously developed tool OCR++ leverages CRF-based ML models for information extraction. In this project, we plan to test advance ML/NLP tools to achieve improved accuracy in extraction performance. We also aim to append more functionalities like figure and table extraction, reference entity extraction, etc. MS0000001
40 Mithun Radhakrishna Study of the self assembly a polymer grafted nanoparticles through Molecular Dynamics simulations 1) Building supramolecular self assemblies of nanoparticles using

electrostatics.

2) Developing stimuli-responsive materials by grafting nanoparticles with

charged block copolymers

3) Controlling the block copolymer self-assembly through site-specific

mutations

4)Develop a theory aided with simulations to serve as a template for

nanoparticle dispersion

MR0000001
41 Mona Mehta Critical urban studies: marginality, mobility and aspirations The project attempts to critically investigate and challenge the urban-rural dichotomy by locating cities on an urban-peri-urban-rural continuum. It examines how cities are constituted through a complex web of overlapping and intertwined, social, cultural and economic networks that connect it not just to transnational nodes of capital flows but also to the rural landscape. MM0000001
42 Neeldhara Misra Computational Social Choice Computational social choice is an interdisciplinary research area dealing with the aggregation of preferences of groups of agents in order to reach a consensus decision that realizes some social objective. Some classic topics of study in social choice include: voting procedures, where a single alternative must be taken given the preferences of individuals group members; fair division, which deals with the distribution of goods among a group reflecting individual preferences and fairness criteria; matching problems, in which agents/items are matched in a way that respects both preferences and other constraints. This project will explore a theoretical treatment of problems that arise in the context of these broad themes from a computational perspective. A background in undergraduate algorithms is required, and programming skills are desirable (although not essential). NM0000001
43 Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra Modeling and Simulation of GAN power devices GAN devices are planned to be used for very high voltage (>600V) and RF power applications. In this work, you will perform TCAD simulation to design such a device. The goal is to find technology parameters affecting the performance of GAN power devices. NRM0000002
44 Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra High voltage devices for >50V applications The project will involve design of HV LDMOS devices for different power management applications. You will use TCAD tools for device design and will also be involved in technology development. NRM0000001
45 Nipun Batra Campus Dashboard and Machine Learning for Sustainability Our IITGN campus is a live testbed for sustainability research. We have multiple electricity smart meters, water meters, solar capacity meters installed. We plan to:

1. Create a rich campus dashboard integrating existing sensors

2. Solve important sustainability problems, like: model solar PV produce and detect the optimal time to remove the dust from the solar panels (when the produce starts falling below projections), develop optimal algorithms to water grass only when the moisture content falls below a certain threshold, develop models for estimating water and electricity demand and accordingly fine tune the control.

If interested, please fill the survey form here: https://nipunbatra.github.io/openings.html

and see some representative publications here: https://nipunbatra.github.io/publications.html

Key skills: RaspberryPi, IoT, machine learning, Embedded Systems, Python

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46 Nipun Batra Comparison of existing machine learning approaches for air quality estimation using existing sensors See: https://scholar.google.co.in/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=air+quality+machine+learning&oq=

The idea is to compare (and hopefully propose) machine learning techniques to estimate air quality data in unknown places. The existing sensors includes sensors installed by CPCB and state pollution control board and satellite data.

Skills required: Proficiency in Python, machine learning

If interested, please fill the survey form here: https://nipunbatra.github.io/openings.html

and see some representative publications here: https://nipunbatra.github.io/publications.html

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47 Nipun Batra Wearable Air Quality Monitor Poor air quality is a leading cause of death, surpassing smoking and terrorism. Indians are potentially livings up to 5 years less due to exposure to high level of pollutants. We aim to create a wearable air quality monitor which can be worn or be with a person 24 X 7 and can be used to measure the exposure of a person. Think of this project as Apple watch equivalent for measuring air pollution instead of heart rate. Our eventual aim would be build this wearable to work without any additional batteries. It should be able to harvest energy from existing RF or lighting.

Key skills required: Prior experience with sensor interfacing, Prior experience with microcontroller programming, experience with low-powered devices or energy harvesting is a bonus.

Please fill the survey form here if interested in applying to this position: https://nipunbatra.github.io/openings.html

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48 Nipun Batra Non-intrusive load monitoring toolkit (NILMTK) and Scalable Energy Breakdown Buildings contribute roughly one-thirds of total energy consumption across the globe. Providing households with per-appliance energy usage can help them save up to 15% on their energy bills. Non-intrusive load monitoring aims to provide occupants with per-appliance energy readings just by using a smart meter and machine learning to break down the energy into constituent appliances. In 2014, we released an open source toolkit called NILMTK. The toolkit has received a lot of traction in the form of awards and citations. We now plan to build the next version of the toolkit adding new algorithms and making it more useful for the research community.

We have also done work on scalable energy breakdown, where we have provided occupants with per-appliance energy consumption without installing any sensor, just using the monthly bills, using matrix factorisation. We plan to do further study on this line of work.

Suggested readings:

0. https://nipunbatra.github.io/publications.html

1. https://nipunbatra.github.io/papers/batra_nilmtk.pdf

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKy9UJpOFpU

3. https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N39733

Key skills required are: one or more of: proficiency in Python programming, prior experience and projects in machine learning, proficiency in Github

Please also see and fill the survey form here: https://nipunbatra.github.io/openings.html

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49 Prachi Thareja Understanding 3D printing of soft materials The intern would work on understanding the process for printing soft materials.  Investigate what parameters influence the process and how can the final print structure be optimized PT0000001
50 pranabmohapatra Numerical modeling of bed load transport Numerical model through explicit finite difference method for bed load transport in small hilly terrain will be developed. Validation by laboratory or field measurements. P0000002
51 pranabmohapatra A device for bed load measurement Rivers carry a lot of sediment as bed load. Direct measurement of bed load by traps is not very useful as it may vary with space and time. Indirect measurement of bed load is proposed. A sensor using geophone or similar devices will be tested for its performance in a laboratory channel. Calibration of the device will be by comparing the measurements with those obtained by optical devices. P0000001
52 Pratyush Dayal Polymeric smart materials Polymers are soft materials that can be harnessed to design a variety of smart materials with unique properties. These can be polymer gels that convert chemical energy into mechanical work, polymer blends that show shape memory behaviour etc. The aim of the project is to design materials that show exquisite properties that are not common in conventional materials. The students working on this project may choose whether to focus either on modelling and simulation studies or experimental investigations, or both. PD0000001
53 Saumyakanti Khatua Overgrowth of gold nanoparticles SK0000002
54 Saumyakanti Khatua photoelectrochemical water splitting with gold nanostructures SK0000001
55 Shanmuganathan Raman 3D Modeling and Geometry Processing This project would involve digital geometry processing techniques for restoring and preserving 3D objects digitally for applications such as cultural heritage and archaeology. SR0000002
56 Shanmuganathan Raman Deep Learning for HDR Imaging This project would involve generation of HDR content such as Images, GIFs, and Video from consumer cameras using deep learning frameworks. SR0000001
57 sivapriya kirubakaran Develping novel drugs for H pylori infection The prevalence of H. pylori in the Indian subcontinent can be as high as 80% or more in rural areas. The international agency for research on cancer, in affiliation with World Health Organization, highlights the H. pylori infection as a class I carcinogen. Recently we have developed a selective inhibitor of IMPDH an important enzyme of H pylori. The project would involve making more inhibitors and studying the inhibition pattern SK0100001
58 Sriram Kanvah Gundimeda Synthesis of triphenylamine substituted fluorophores This project involves synthesis of different fluorophores containing triphenylamine as an electron donating group. SKG0000001
59 Sudhanshu Sharma Preparing the nanoporous Calcium hydroxide using calcium oxide. SS0000002
60 Sudhanshu Sharma Measuring the solubility of CO2 using FID detector This project involves in discovering a new method to measure the solubility of CO2 in different solvents. This will be achieved by FID based technique. SS0000001
61 Sudipta Basu Targeting Mitochondria in Cancer by Chemical Nanotechnology Mitochondrion is one of the important organelles in the cells. Mitochondria control several cellular processes and contains genomic materials. As a result, dys-regulation in mitochondrial functions is implicated in numerous diseases including cancer. This project involves the synthesis and characterization of small molecules and nano-scale materials for the selective targeting of mitochondria in cancer cells. The student should have basic knowledge in organic chemistry and synthesis of small molecules in laboratory. SB0000001
62 Udit Bhatia Interdependence and Process Modeling for resilient infrastructures This project aims to develop new theoretical and engineering frameworks for resilience of networked infrastructures with focus on visualization, robustness and recovery of built and natural ecosystems. Strong interest in mathematics and programming is expected. UB0000002
63 Udit Bhatia Machine Learning Applications for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Objective : The impacts of climate change are felt by most critical systems, such as infrastructure, ecological systems, and cities. Earth System Models (ESM) are run at spatial resolutions too coarse for assessing effects this localized. Local scale projections can be obtained using statistical downscaling, a technique which uses historical climate observations to learn a low-resolution to high-resolution mapping.  The spatiotemporal nature of the climate system motivates the adaptation of deep learning approaches to statistical downscaling. This project aims to explore novel approaches in the area of machine learning for generating finer resolution projections of climate models. UB0000001
64 Vijay Thiruvenkatam Molecular biology, crystallization, & 3D structure identification of some important proteins in chronic diseases Cloning, expression, and purification of some important proteins involved in chronic diseases. Further, 3D structure identification of this protein via macromolecular crystallography.

More information can be found on the website:  http://labs.iitgn.ac.in/crystallab/

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65 Vijay Thiruvenkatam Structural elucidation of Small Molecules using Single crystal X-ray Crystallography The project involves structure determination of chemically synthesized small molecules and their understanding of intermolecular hydrogen bond interactions. VT0000001
66 Vikrant Jain River morphological mapping and its application in river health assessment River morphology is now an essential data for ‘river health’ assessment. The project will be based on remote sensing data.  Intern will also learn about river processes and its applications in sustainable stream management. VJ0000002
67 Vikrant Jain Morphological analysis of the lunar surface Crater density on the lunar surface provide important information about the chronology of the lunar surface. Further, recent studies on crater morphology provided new insight about geomorphic processes in the absence of water and air. The project will be mostly focussed on the analysis of crater morphology. It will include analysis of DEM and ortho-images from Chandrayaan -1 and other missions. VJ0000001
68 Vineet Vashista Robots for human applications This project is focussed on the development of robotic platforms for human assistance, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement during movement tasks. The work will require a good grasp of programming, data analysis, hardware development, and electrical-electronics aspects. VV0000001
69 Vinod CFD analysis of acoustics propagation in  ducts The project is to simulate sound propagation in closed conduits using CFD tools. V0000002
70 Vinod Stability and transition in separated shear flows This project intend to study the hydrodynamic stability of separated boundary layers. The separation occurs due to the large adverse pressure gradient. The aim is to compute the global stability of such separated flows. V0000001