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2021

Indian Patent Granted:  An Indian Patent#377728 entitled – A Mobile Agent Framework for an Internet of Things has been granted to Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, Dr. W. W. Godfrey, Dr. Shashi S. Jha

AI & Machine Learning lab. course: Robotics Lab. Research Scholars – Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Mr. Suraj Pandey and Ms. Menaxi Bagchi, conduct the AI & Machine Learning lab. course (semester May-Sept. 2021) of the M.Tech. (Medical Devices) programme at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Guwahati, India.

Ms. Divya Kulkarni’s, paper co-authored by Shivashankar B. NairAn Immuno-Inspired Transfer Learning Paradigm wins the Best Student Paper award at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2021), a ranked conference, scheduled from 28.06-1.07.2021, Kraków, Poland. The award included a US$250 cash prize and a citation.

Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, invited to Chair session R27 on Evolved Neural Networks at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2021), a ranked conference, scheduled from 28.06-1.07.2021, Kraków, Poland.

Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, is awarded a participation grant for attending the IEEE CEC 2021 organized by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). She will be presenting her paper entitled - An Immuno-Inspired Transfer Learning Paradigm, at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2021), a ranked conference, scheduled from 28.06-1.07.2021, Kraków, Poland.

2020

Dr. Tushar Semwal, alumnus of this Lab. and currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA), School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, has been awarded the Wellcome Trust Innovation £1000 grant as a Principal Investigator, to carry out a short term independent research project. Dr. Semwal will be collaborating with a team of senior researchers from the University of Cambridge, Edinburgh, and East Anglia.

Publications from this Lab. now figure in SWI- Prolog site: https://www.swi-prolog.org/Publications.html

Shivashankar B. Nair is appointed as Adjunct Professor at the School of Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar,  for the Jan.-May 2020 semester.

2019

Sonia defends her thesis entitled “Non-Intrusive Human Sensing: Techniques & Applications” on 22nd October 2019.

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Ms. Meenaxi Bagchi, Mr. Suraj Pandey, Research Scholars and Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a two-day session at the  TEQIP-III workshop on  Recent Trends in Embedded System for IoT and Mechatronics (RTESTM-2019) at NIT, Arunachal Pradesh (24th-28th September 2019) coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis.

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Ms. Meenaxi Bagchi, Mr. Suraj Pandey, Research Scholars and Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a two-day session at the  ATAL Workshop on IoT and Cyber Security (19th – 23rd August 2019) coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, August 2019.

Tushar Semwal defends his doctoral thesis entitled “On Decentralizing Intelligence in Cyber-Physical Systems” on  03rd April 2019

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, and Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a two-day session on Nature-Inspired Artificial Intelligence coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Management, IIITDM, Jabalpur, 27-28th March 2019

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, and Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a two-day session on Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence with a hands-on on Tartarus at the AICTE Teaching & Learning Academy organized by the Depts. of Mechanical Engineering & Computer Sc. & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,  March 2019

Robotics Lab. team comprising research scholars. Divya Kulkarni, Suraj Pandey & Ms. Menaxi Bagchi, Research Scholar, and Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a two-day session on Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence with a hands-on on Tartarus at the TEQIP FDP organized by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, March 2019

Sonia, a Research Scholar, conferred the SN2Women Travel Award to attend and present her paper  at the PERCOM 2019 at Kyoto, Japan (11-15th March 2019)

Sonia, a Research Scholar, awarded the SERB Travel Grant and PERCOM Travel Grant to attend and present her paper  at the PERCOM 2019 at Kyoto, Japan (11-15th March 2019)

Tushar Semwal, (TCS Scholar), joins the University of Edinburgh, as  a Post Doctoral Research Associate, Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA) on 201th January 2019.

2018

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, and Shivashankar B. Nair, conduct 2-day session on Bio-Inspired Systems & hands-on on Tartarus at the TEQIP Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT): Research Initiative, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, India, December 2018

Sonia presents his doctoral synopsis entitled “Non intrusive Human Sensing: Techniques & Applications” on  29th November 2018

Tushar Semwal presents his doctoral synopsis entitled “On Decentralizing Intelligence in Cyber-Physical Systems“on  31st October 2018

Robotics Lab. team comprising Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Tushar Semwal and Shivashankar B. Nair, conducts a one-day session on Bio-Inspired CPS coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus at the TEQIP – III Workshop on Design & Deployment of Cyber Physical Systems, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, 18th Sept. 2018, Assam, India

Shivashankar B. Nair, invited to attend the Knowledge Sharing Program (9th-13th July 2018) conducted by the Electronics & Telecommunication Research Institute, (ETRI), Daejeon, S. Korea

Ms. Divya Kulkarni, Research Scholar, awarded the GECCO Student Travel Grant to attend and present her paper at the Genetic & Evolutionary Conference, GECCO 2018, to be held in Kyoto, Japan in July 2018

Dr. Shashi Shekhar Jha, a past doctoral student of this lab., offered a faculty position at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Dr. Jha is currently a Research Fellow at the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing & Engineering (UNiCEN) Corp. Lab, Singapore.

Tushar Semwal, a TCS Research Scholar at this Lab., gets financial assistance to attend and present his paper entitled – A Practitioners’ Guide to Transfer Learning for Text Classi fication using Convolutional Neural Networks, at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2018) to be held at San Diego, California, USA,from the Science & Engineering Research Board, (SERB), Government of India

Tushar Semwal, a TCS Research Scholar, awarded the SIAM Student Travel Award to attend and present his paper entitled – A Practitioners’ Guide to Transfer Learning for Text Classi fication using Convolutional Neural Networks, at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2018) to be held at San Diego, California, USA

Tushar Semwal, a TCS Research Scholar, awarded the Microsoft  Research Travel grant of INR 100,000 to attend and present his paper entitled – A Practitioners’ Guide to Transfer Learning for Text Classi fication using Convolutional Neural Networks, at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2018) to be held at San Diego, California, USA

Ms. Sonia,, becomes a member of the Young Professional Committee of IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics

2017

Ms. Sonia, in a team of 8, wins the 2017 IEEE SMC Brain Hackathon held in  Banff, Canada (5-8th Oct. 2017). She was awarded a cash prize of  $1000.

Ms. Sonia, Research Scholar, awarded the SMC 2017 Student and Young Professional Travel Grant to attend and present her paper at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, to be held in  Banff, Canada (5-8th Oct. 2017).

Tushar Semwal, TCS Research Scholar, joins as intern at Samsung R&D

Ms. Sonia, Research Scholar, joins as intern at TCS Kolkata

Tushar Semwal delivers an invited talk on Machine Learning at the Workshop on Advances in Electronics & Communication held at the Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar (14-15th March 2017)

Tartarus – A Multi-Agent Platform is now available for download as a licensed free  software (30th Jan. 2017)

2016

Samir Kr. Borgohain defends his doctoral thesis (09th Nov. 2016)

Robotics Lab. shifts to the 1st floor of the CSE Dept.

Shashi Shekhar Jha defends his doctoral thesis (16th Oct. 2016)

Tartarus makes inroads into Raspberry Pi as AgPi (See AgPi: Agents on Raspberry Pi)

Tartarus finds its way to a top of the line Agent conference [Ranked A*]: “TARTARUS: A Multi­Agent Platform for Bridging the gap between Cyber and Physical Systems” accepted at the Autonomous Agents and Multi Systems Conference (AAMAS-2016)  Singapore as a Demo track paper (To be published in AAMAS 2016 proceedings). Check out our video here: AAMAS VIDEO

Tushar Semwal, Research Scholar awarded the TCS Research Scholarship!

2015

Keynote/Plenary Speaker: Shivashankar B. Nair, On Mobile Agents for Bio-Inspired Cyber Physical Systems, National Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, NCIT 2015, 15-16th September 2015, Itanagar.

******* Tartarus invades the realm of Cyber-Physical Systems! *******

Tartarus, an agent platform developed at this Lab. using SWI Prolog has now been authenticated as a platform for integrating Cyber-Physical Systems and Robots! A paper entitled - Tartarus: A Multi-Agent Platform for Integrating Cyber-Physical Systems and Robots, has been accepted at ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS – the 2nd International Conference of Robotics Society of India, (ACM – In co-operation & Korea Robotics Society) due to be held in Goa, India, from 2nd to 4th July, 2015, Goa, India

Dr. Pradip Kr. Das joins in as Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science & Engg.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pradip Kr. Das, Recent Trends in Speech Processing, International Conference on Soft Computing Systems ( ICSCS 2015), Kumaracoil, Kanyakumari, India, 20th-21st April 2015

Novel Immune-Inspired Language Processing gets Recognition in a top tiered conference in Evolutionary Computing GECCO 2015:

An Immune inspired approach for sentence generation (authored by Samir Borgohain & Shivashankar B. Nair) paper accepted and published in the Proceedings of the Genetic & Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2015, held at Madrid, Spain, in 11-15th July 2015. Papers were reviewed by six reviewers. The work describes as to how Jerne’s Nobel prize winning Idiotypic Theory can be used for automatic generation of correct sentences in approximately the same manner as postulated by him in his Nobel lecture – The Generative Grammar of the Immune System.

Work on IoT/CPS: Tushar Semwal, Research Scholar at this Lab., invited to present his work at the International Symposium cum Workshop on IT innovation for Smart City, IIIT&M, Allahabad, India

Editor: Shivashankar B. Nair joins as Editor, IETE Technical Review (Taylor & Francis)

2014

Shrinivasa Naika defends his doctoral degree thesis on Automatic Facial Expressions Recognition System successfully!

Travel Grant: Shashi Shekhar Jha receives International Travel grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, to present a paper at the 1st International Conference on Internet of things (IoT) in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014) at Rome, Italy, 27-28th October 2014.

 

 

1. A Technique for Synchronizing Task execution by a set of Asynchronous Nodes (# 625/KOL/2012, dated 31/05/2012) [Shivashankar B. Nair, Shashi Shekhar Jha & W.W. Godfrey]

2. A Mobile Agent Framework for an Internet of Things (# 674/KOL/2012, dated 18/06/2012) [Shivashankar B. Nair, W.W. Godfrey & Shashi Shekhar Jha]

New version of Lego NXT interface for LPA Prolog: Support for third-party sensors from HiTechnic (Gyro, Compass, Colour, Accelerometer, IR Seeker)

2011:

Typhon: A Mobile Agent Framework for real world emulation developed by Jatin Matani as part of his BTech project. Typhon (not Typhoon!) allows users program mobile agents, embed dynamic code, clone and send them across a real network. To  read more about it click on – Typhon. You could even download it (not its mythical version!) here: Download Typhon Mobile Agents Mobile Agents Mobile Agents Mobile Agents

Lego interface for LPA Prolog: Developed by Shashi Shekhar Jha using LPA Prolog this interface allows programming and control of Lego NXT robots. The interface facilitates control of multiple robots using a Prolog program running on the host machine. Remotely hosted robots can also be controlled. The use of Prolog allows for intelligence gathering and processing from the real world. This interface can also be downloaded from this site for free.

PherCon-C: Mobile Agent based Internet of Things developed by W.Godfrey, Shashi Shekhar Jha and Shivashankar B. Nair.

2010

Nayan – A Robotic assistant for the Visually Challenged, made by Anurag Nilesh, Gaurav Gupta and Gunjan Aggarwal (Team: Three Blind Mice), wins a Consolation Prize at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010 in ‘Accessibility for Local Innovation Award‘ category. The project was part of their BTech project guided by Shivashankar B. Nair.

2008-2009

South Korean Brain Pool Professorship conferred on Dr. Shivashankar B. Nair for research in the area of Emotional Robotics by the South Korean Federation of Science & Technology (KOFST).

2005

SapienNet -  A team, comprising Gautam Das, Rahul Singh, Archit Gupta and Suvesh Malhotra and mentored by Shivashankar B. Nair, makes it to the  finals of the Windows Embedded Systems Challenge (WESC-2005) held at Microsoft, Redmond, USA.

 

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