Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), one of India’s top research institutes, is organizing the 15th edition of its annual flagship event, R&D Showcase 2017 on Feb 18th and 19th in the Gachibowli campus. The event will be inauguratedby Shri. Gullapalli N Rao, founder of LVPEI, on Feb 18th morning at 10am. The two-day program will showcase select exhibits and demos of research projects from various research centers of the institute.
Over 300 exhibits from across 20 research labs in the institute
Speaking about the event, Prof. PJ Narayanan, Director of IIIT Hyderabad said, “At IIIT Hyderabad, we have a research-oriented approach towards education and the transformation of industry and society. A large number of our B.Tech students, in addition to our MS and PhD students participate in research; publish papers in truly reputed forums and travel to conferences all over the world. The R&D Showcase is the forum to showcase small and large projects from the institute community. Last year more than 300 projects were showcased and we received an overwhelming response from both the industry and the academic fraternity.”
During the Showcase, prominent research and projects belonging to a wide range of domains such as Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture, e-Governance, etc. will be exhibited.
Curated forums for industry, media and startup investors
This year, in addition to the exhibits, the institute is organizing three additional sessions for the industry, investors and media experts.
â€£ Industry round table on Feb 18th will be used as a dais to deliberate on the trajectories of various technological advancements and the role these will play in the future. This session,starting at 5.00pm, will be used to share ideas, challenges, and problem statements with invited industry representatives.
â€£ Technology for the new age media is asession planned for media professionals and is scheduled on Feb 19th afternoon from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. The discussion will focus on data visualization, information extraction and other technologies and tools relevant to the media and journalists.
â€£ Deep Tech Startup Demo: IIIT Hyderabad had recently selected 5 start-ups for the third batch of its deep tech accelerator (Avishkar) program. These, and the graduated start-ups from the previous batches will demo their product to an audience of investors and mentors on Saturday Feb 18th at 11.00am.
Talks on Current State of the Research
Apart from these sessions, talks on the ‘research trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning’and ‘contemporary research in computational natural sciences’are scheduled on Sunday at 10.00am and 2.00pm respectively. These talks are open to everyone.
“Research-led education allows our students to work on a large number of projects and to acquire an innovative mindset. One of the key objectives of R&D Showcase is to create an interest in research among students and faculty of different colleges and universities so that they too begin to participate in meaningful conversations with the industry.It is also an opportunity for the researchers and the industry to learn, re-orient and explore collaborations”, said Prof. Vasudeva Varma, Dean- R&D at IIIT Hyderabad.