7 IIT-ians selected for Qualcomm Innovation fellowships

By Anuj Sharma - July 21, 2017
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QInF is a programme created by Qualcomm’s research and development team that invests in University PhD students in order to cultivate new and forward thinking ideas, and to continue to further resea....

Seven graduates from IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur are among the 10 selected for six Qualcomm Innovation Fellow (QInF) programmes in India for the academic year 2017-18, the company has said. The scholars conducted and submitted research on five broad topics like Advances in Communication Techniques; Robotics and Drones; Computer Vision and Virtual Reality; Imaging; and Machine Learning.

The six winners are:

  • Avisek Lahiri and Abhinav Agarwalla from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, have been selected for their proposal on “Domain adversarial networks for bridging cross domain semantic gaps in computer vision”.
  • Pratik Kalshetti from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has been selected for his proposal on “A deep learning framework for hand tracking with personalized dynamics”.
  • Junaid Ahmed Ansari and Sarthak Sharma from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, have been selected for their proposal on “Real-time monocular object slam system for dynamic road scenes”.
  • Sayandeep Saha and Sikhar Patranabis from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, have been selected for their proposal on “Automating fault based cryptanalysis in secure embedded applications using machine learning”.
  • Preety Priya and Sucharita Chakraborty from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, have been selected for their proposal on “Blind joint equalization and detection in presence of non-linearity and synchronization errors for millimeter wave communications”.
  • Reneeta Sara Isaac from The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been selected for his proposal on “Novel selection algorithms to exploit spatio-temporal correlation in opportunistic wireless systems”.

Each of the six scholarships will carry an annual grant of around Rs 1 million for the researchers and are intended to encourage and support advanced engineering research, recommended by the respective winners' teachers/mentors.

QInF is an annual programme that recognises, rewards and mentors innovative graduate students across a broad range of technical research.

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