IISc-IBM Research Day
The IISc-IBM Research day was held on 19th March 2011. The day was organized around three areas: high performance computing, data analytics, and cyber physical systems. There were total 25 talks, in three parallel sessions, and total around 35 participants. The talks were focused on fostering collaborations between IISc and IRL. The research day attended by Dr. Manish Gupta (Director IRL, CTO IBM India), and Prof. N Balakrishnanan (Associate Director IISc), among others, helped prepare a collaboration plan for each of the participating groups to pursue.
Research Days in 2010
IIIT Hyderabad: IBM Research Day at IIIT-Hyderabad was conducted on October 13, 2010. IBM covered the areas of Information Extraction, Speech Technologies, Mobile Solutions, Cloud Computing and Services Science. From IBM Dr. Raghuram Krishnapuram, Dr. Gopal Pingali, Dr. Ashish Verma, Dr. Krishna Kummamuru and Shalini Kapoor made presentations. IIIT-H has covered Speech, Machine Translation, Information Extraction and an overview of other areas of research at their institute. This event has led to the discussion to collaborate further in Natural language processing (machine translation, information extraction, and speech), services/solutions for emerging markets, and cloud computing related areas.
IIT Kharagpur: IBM Research Day at IIT Kharagpur was organized on Friday, November 12, 2010. Following areas of interest were identified for the workshop.
There were seven attendees from IBM Research, Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Dr. Gopal Pingali, Dr. Jagabondhu Hazra, Akshat Verma, Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, Dr. Chumki Basu and Dr. Debapriyo Majumdar and 11 Faculty Members from IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Amit Patra, Prof. A K Sinha, Prof. P K Pandey, Prof. D J Sen, Prof. Pabitra Mitra, Prof. Niloy Ganguly, Prof. Chitta Ranjan Mandal, Prof. Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, Prof Arobinda Gupta, Prof. S K Ghosh and Prof. Shamik Sural. About 100 students from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments have attended the sessions.
IIT Kanpur: IBM Research and IIT Kanpur Research Exchange went off really well on November 6, 2010 with 40-50 B-Tech/M-Tech/PhD students' participation through out the workshop. Feedback received from the workshop was really encouraging and students look forward to such research exchanges in future.
Following talks were presented during the workshop:
Systems Management, Compilers and Algorithms
Solutions for Smarter Planet
DA OR Workshop 2010
The Business Analytics and Optimization group (ibm.com/in/research/analytics_optimization.html) at IBM Research - India organized the 5th edition of its Data analytics and Operations Research Workshop in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mechanical engineering of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi during October 29-30, 2010 at the IIT Delhi campus. The previous editions of the workshop were organized by IBM Research in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, 2006), Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, 2007 & 2009), Indian Institute of Sciences (Bangalore, 2008). With invited talks and tutorials from leading academicians and researchers from select universities, government organizations and corporate research, the workshop promotes and propagates the science of operations research and data analytics among the practitioner community with a special focus on students from reputed academic institutes. The theme for this year's event was "Smarter Solutions for Smarter Businesses" that is motivated from IBM's Smarter Planet agenda. The workshop agenda consisted of Tutorials and Research Student Symposium on October 29 and invited talks from eminent speakers both from academia and industry on October 30. The keynote talk "Enhancing Enterprise Performance" by Dr. Shiva Kumar, (VP- Enterprise Performance and Industry Analytics, IBM Research, New York) was the highlight of the session. The workshop registered more than 150 students, practitioners, and faculty across the country and awards were given to selected doctoral students for their research work.
Program Link: http://www.cse.iitd.ac.in/~sdas/ibm-or/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Research Poster Competition for 2010 IRL Interns
A poster competition for the research interns at IBM Research - India was organized recently. The poster competition, which started in 2008, is aimed to showcase the intern research projects and give interns an opportunity to get a broader spectrum of research activities at IBM. Amongst a total of 55 posters, four were adjudged the winners:
I.The OptiHire Problem - Approximation Algorithms & Hardness, Aman Dhesi, B-Tech, IIT Kanpur
II.Discovering topics and their behaviour from unstructured data, Ashish Kumar Yadav, B-Tech, IIT Kharagpur
III. Aggregate Traffic Shaping for Video-on-Demand Services in 3G/4G Networks, Anand Seetharam, MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cloud Tenant Modelling with Multi-Dimensional Similarity Matching, Lakshmi Ramachandran, PhD, North Carolina State University