SRIP 2019 Projects

Sr.NO. Faculty Full Name Project Code Project Title Project Description
1 Amit Arora AA0000001 Friction stir processing of surface composites Fabrication of surface composites using FSP and their characterization.
2 ARNAB DUTTA AD0000002 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.
3 ARNAB DUTTA AD0000001 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.
4 Arup Lal Chakraborty ALC0000002 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.
5 Arup Lal Chakraborty ALC0000001 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.

6 B. Prasanna Venkatesh BPV0000001 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.
7 Babji Srinivasan BS0000002 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.
8 Babji Srinivasan BS0000001 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).
9 BHATIA DHIRAJ DEVIDAS BDD0000001 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
10 Bireswar Das BD0100001 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.
11 Chandrakumar Appayee CA0000001 Asymmetric Organocatalysis
12 Dilip Srinivas Sundaram DSS0000002 Radiation assisted flame propagation in a packed bed of fuel powders
13 Dilip Srinivas Sundaram DSS0000001 Combustion Modelling of Metal Nanoparticles
14 Gaurav Srivastava GS0000002 Accompany the engineer at a construction site The student(s) will get associated with one of the site engineers in one of our construction areas. This will be an exposure oriented project where the intern(s) will learn about day to day works of a construction site. They will have to maintain a diary of daily events and experiences.

This project is restricted to IITGN students only.

15 Gaurav Srivastava GS0000001 Design optimization of WiFi access points for IITGN campus The project will require development of computer models for WiFi heat map generation with subsequent assessment of design and its optimization. Intern(s) may have to go to Mumbai for a short training of the software which is used for this purpose.

This project is restricted to IITGN students only.

16 Harish P M HPM0000001 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.
17 Iti Gupta IG0000001 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.
18 Jagmohan Tyagi JT0000001 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.
19 Joycee Mekie JM0000003 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.
20 Joycee Mekie JM0000002 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.
21 Joycee Mekie JM0000001 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.
22 K R Jayaprakash KRJ0000002 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.
23 K R Jayaprakash KRJ0000001 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.
24 Kaustubh Rane KR0000001 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.
25 Krishna Prasad Miyapuram KPM0000002 Emotional Facial Expressions This involves photography of facial expressions of different emorions from volunteers and creating standardised ratings of the pictures
26 Krishna Prasad Miyapuram KPM0000001 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
27 Kumbar T S KTS0000002 Creating Digital Institutional Archive using Open Source Archiving Software
28 Kumbar T S KTS0000001 Designing Dynamic Website for IITGN Library using Drupal (Open Source CMS)
29 Leslee Lazar LL0000003 Mental imagery through Multimodal perception Understanding the role of tactile perception in mental imagery
30 Leslee Lazar LL0000002 Experimental Aesthetics Merging theories of emotional regulation from cognitive science to experimental aesthetics
31 Leslee Lazar LL0000001 Cognitive Science of Design Understanding design cognition from a cognitive science perspective
32 Madhu Vadali MV0000002 Time Table Scheduling Problem Understanding of Linear Programming, Constrained Scheduling, Programming in Python or equivalent.
33 Madhu Vadali MV0000001 Robotics and Control
34 Manasi Kanetkar MK0100002 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.
35 Manasi Kanetkar MK0100001 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.

36 Manish Jain MJ0000003 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!
37 Manish Jain MJ0000002 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.
38 Manish Jain MJ0000001 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!
39 Manish Kumar MK0000001 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.
40 Manish Kumar21 MK0200001 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.

41 Mayank Singh MS0000001 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.
42 Mithun Radhakrishna MR0000001 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

43 Mona Mehta MM0000001 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.
44 Neeldhara Misra NM0000001 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).
45 Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra NRM0000002 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.
46 Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra NRM0000001 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.
47 Nipun Batra NB0000004 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

48 Nipun Batra NB0000003 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

49 Nipun Batra NB0000002 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

50 Nipun Batra NB0000001 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

51 Prachi Thareja PT0000001 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
52 pranabmohapatra P0000002 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.
53 pranabmohapatra P0000001 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.
54 Pratyush Dayal PD0000001 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.
55 Saumyakanti Khatua SK0000002 Overgrowth of gold nanoparticles
56 Saumyakanti Khatua SK0000001 photoelectrochemical water splitting with gold nanostructures
57 Shanmuganathan Raman SR0000002 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.
58 Shanmuganathan Raman SR0000001 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.
59 sivapriya kirubakaran SK0100001 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
60 Sriram Kanvah Gundimeda SKG0000001 Synthesis of triphenylamine substituted fluorophores This project involves synthesis of different fluorophores containing triphenylamine as an electron donating group.
61 Sudhanshu Sharma SS0000002 Preparing the nanoporous Calcium hydroxide using calcium oxide.
62 Sudhanshu Sharma SS0000001 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.
63 Sudipta Basu SB0000001 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.
64 Udit Bhatia UB0000002 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.
65 Udit Bhatia UB0000001 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.
66 Vijay Thiruvenkatam VT0000002 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/

67 Vijay Thiruvenkatam VT0000001 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.
68 Vikrant Jain VJ0000002 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.
69 Vikrant Jain VJ0000001 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.
70 Vineet Vashista VV0000001 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.
71 Vinod V0000002 CFD analysis of acoustics propagation in  ducts The project is to simulate sound propagation in closed conduits using CFD tools.
72 Vinod V0000001 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.