Department Of Computer Science & IT
The department focuses on development and strengthening system thinking, problem solving, analysis, design, research, team work, communication skills, and readiness for lifelong learning. The courses run by the department use mixed techniques of interactive lectures, guided case studies, literature surveys and project work that require team work and critical and creative thinking. It emphasizes on undergraduate as well as graduate research activities. The quality policy is to pursue global standards of excellence in our endeavors and to remain accountable through processes of self evaluation and continuous improvement.
Through a team of more than forty faculty members, the department puts a great emphasis on laboratory and project work. While laboratories are also used for developing skills to use and apply various concepts, tools and techniques, their main purpose is to develop the core technical as well as general professional competencies through experiential and collaborative learning. Main purpose of the laboratories is to develop the abilities to design and conduct experiments; collect, analyze and interpret data; work independently and also in teams; and also to improve reporting and communication skills.
This practical experience in the laboratory is intended to nurture the students initiative, originality, creativity, and spirit of inquiry and also to generate an appreciation of the nature of engineering design and scientific discovery. Through various active learning experiences in laboratories, students gain more insights into the field of study, develop ability to apply their knowledge to a greater extent, exhibit a greater level of understanding of course material and sharpen their problem solving skills.
We are also actively encouraging senior students to mentor their juniors in lab and project work. Our alumni are also providing us help with their support for guiding the current students.
The department has active collaboration with
- University of Florida
- University of Nebraska
- Victoria University, Melbourne
- Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education ( IUCEE)
Conferences and Workshops Organized
The department organizes International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3) every year, jointly with University of Florida, Gainesville. During IC3 2008, we had eminent keynote speakers like Prof Pradeep Khosla of Carnegie Mellon University, Prof S. Sitharama Iyengar of Louisiana State University, Prof Sartaj Sahni of University of Florida, Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan of Yahoo Inc, Prof Pankaj Jalote of IIT Delhi, Prof Sanjay Ranka of University of Florida, Prof Rajiv Sangal of IIIT Hyderabad, and Prof. Srinivas Aluru of Iowa State University, and Prof Rajeev Kumar of IIT Kharagpur. A total of 100 papers were received out of which 30 were selected for oral presentation by an international panel of experts. The conference proceedings were published by M/s McMillan India Pvt. Limited.
During IC3 2009, we had Eminent keynote speakers like Prof. Shree K. Nayar of Columbia University, New York, Sajal K. Das of The University of Texas at Arlington, Oscar H. Ibarra of University of California, Viktor K. Prasanna of University of Southern California, Prof. Vipin Kumar of University of Minnesota, Professor Bijendra Jain of IIT Delhi, Dr. Naresh Chand Gupta of Adobe Systems India Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Lokendra Shastri of SETLabs at Infosys Technologies, and. A total of 217 papers were received out of which 69 were selected for presentation by an international panel of experts. Conference Proceedings were published by Springer. The proceedings of IC3 are indexed by SCOPUS.
With reference to IC3 2010, we have received approximately 350 papers.
The department organized a Faculty development Workshop entitled, "Towards Academic Excellence in Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology” on 28th-29th December 2007. The workshop was attended by approximately 50 faculty members from various institutes. External experts who delivered their lectures or participated in the panel discussion were Prof. B.N. Jain, Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Microsoft Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Mr. V.P.Sandlas , Former Chief Controller R&D, DRDO, Dr. Mukul K. Sinha, Managing Director, Expert Software, Mr. Mukul Jain, C.O.O., Global Logic India Pvt. Ltd, Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi, Indian Institute Of Technology Kanpur., Mr. Ajay Goel, Director (Engg.), Aricent and Mr. Devesh Bhatnagar, Design Centre Head, Alcatel.
Thrust Areas of Research:
The major areas of research where faculty has publications are as follows:
- Multimedia Technologies and Applications
- Information Retrieval
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
- Web Technologies
- Information Systems and Security
- Computing Education
- Embedded Systems
Where our students are going?
Some of the universities where our students have gone for higher studies include: Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Southern California, University of Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Suny Stony Brook, University of Florida, University of California, Riverside, US George Mason Virginia, Dartmouth, University of Iowa, University of Utah, Marist College New York, North Carolina State University, Duke University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersy, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina at Charlotte USA, University of Texas at Dallas, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, University of Melbourne, National Center For Scientific Research Toulouse France and Australian National University.
Some of the companies where our students are working include: Google, Microsoft, AT & T, Sun, Oracle, IBM, Amazon, Intel, SAP, Emerson Network Power, Xerox, Samsung, ARM, Bloomberg, Black Berry, Connexant, Marvel Semiconductors, Stratus Technology, Monsoon Multimedia, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, etc..
pproximately 65 papers, published by the department faculty members in International Journals/Conferences, are indexed in Scopus/DBLP/Web of Science/ Ei Compendex.