TechVista 2010

Summary

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TechVista, Microsoft Research India’s annual research symposium, was held on January 22, 2010 at the Leela Kempinski Palace hotel in Bangalore, India and coincided with the 5th anniversary of Microsoft Research India.

TechVista brings together the best minds from the scientific and academic worlds onto a common platform and provides an opportunity for the research community, government, and students to interact and exchange ideas on research and its future directions.

TechVista 2010 featured some of the technical and policy thought leaders from India and abroad as speakers.

Presenters

Aparna Mandke, IISc – Accelerating Multicore Simulators
Keshavan Varadarajan
Arnab De, IISc – Java memory model aware software validation
Arnab Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur – Low Overhead Real-time Proportional Fair Resource Allocation
Chandan Karfa, IIT Kharagpur – Equivalence Checking in Complex Embedded System Design Verification
Satyam Dwivedi, IISc – Low power receiver architecture and algorithms for wireless personal area networks
Rijurekha Sen, IIT Bombay – Horn-Ok-Please
Prashima Sharma
Vijay Gabale, IIT Bombay – Lo3: Low Cost, Low Power, Local Voice and Messaging for Developing Regions
Vishal Sevani, IIT Bombay – FRACTEL: A TDMA based WiFi mesh network with QoS support for rural digital connectivity
Lokendra Singh
Viktor Chakroborty
Swanand Kulkarni
Sonali Chouhan, IIT Delhi – An Integrated Framework for Energy Optimization of Wireless Sensor Nodes
Mrugesh R. Gajjar, IISc – Accelerating Unsupervised Pattern Discovery in Speech using GPUs
Vishweshwara Rao, IIT Bombay – A vocal melody extraction system for polyphonic music with application in a query-by-humming system
Sachin Pant
Srinivasan Venkatramanan, IISc – Influence Spread in Social Networks
Ramasuri Narayanam, IISc – Game Theoretic Models for Social Network Analysis
Aniruddha J. Joshi, IIT Bombay – Hybrid svm for multiclass arrhythmia classification
Sameena Shah, IIT Delhi – Ant Colony Optimization: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications
Prajakta Nimbhorkar, IMSc – A Log-space Algorithm for Planar Graph Isomorphism
Nutan Limaye
Pramod Sankar K, IIIT Hyderabad – Annotation based Retrieval of Multimedia
Shanmuganathan Raman, IIT Bombay – Low Dynamic Range Solutions to the High Dynamic Range Imaging Problem
Rajarshi Pal, IIT Kharagpur – Modeling Visual Attention for Images

PhD Poster Session

This session also featured a Ph.D. poster session where Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Ph.D. students from India selected through a competitive process presented posters on their research work.

The results of the Ph.D. poster session are:
First Prize 
Ant Colony Optimization: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications
Sameena Shah – Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Second Prize 
Low power receiver architecture and algorithms for wireless personal area networks
Satyam Dwivedi – Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Third Prize 
Equivalence Checking in Complex Embedded System Design Verification
Chandan Karfa – Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Fourth Prize 
Horn-Ok-Please
Rijurekha Sen & Prashima Sharma – Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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