Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase (RIISE)

Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase


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Registration Fee for Students: INR 300*
Registration Fee for Working Professionals: INR 500*

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Abstract submission deadline is over

NOTE: Poster Abstract Submission Deadline is Jan 26, 2020. "Cash Prizes for Best Poster under each RIISE Theme". Posters by students on their research, innovation they would like to share, and incubated companies are welcome. Not for students from IIIT-D.


Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase aims to bring together the stakeholders from government agencies, industry and academia. There will be five parallel sessions on the topical themes of Digital Health, Human Centered Design, Information Security, Internet of Things and Sustainability. Talks and panels to discuss the state-of-the-art, the way forward, and opportunities for future collaboration along with networking and poster sessions.

Themes of RIISE

Keynote Speaker

Venkat Padmanabhan
Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research India
Venkat Padmanabhan is Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research India in Bengaluru. He was previously with Microsoft Research Redmond, USA for nearly 9 years. Venkat’s research interests are broadly in networked and mobile systems, and his work over the years has led to highly-cited papers and paper awards, technology transfers within Microsoft, and also industry impact. He received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2016 and the ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time paper award both in 2016 and 2019. Venkat holds a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi (from where he received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 2018) and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, all in Computer Science, and has been elected a Fellow of the INAE, the IEEE, and the ACM. He is an adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Science and was previously an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington. He can be reached online Here.

Title: HAMS: Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety

Road safety is a major public health issue the world over. In the Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety (HAMS) project at Microsoft Research India, we employ a dashboard-mounted smartphone, and the array of sensors it includes, as a virtual harness, with a view to monitoring drivers and their driving to improve safety. We focus primarily on the camera sensors of the smartphone, both the front camera, which faces the driver, and the back camera, which looks out to the front of the vehicle. We address the challenges arising from our choice of low-cost generic sensors instead of more expensive specialized sensors, the need for efficient processing on a smartphone, and demands of robust operation in uncontrolled environments. HAMS has been piloted as part of a driver training program, with promising results, and has been deployed for smartphone-based automation of driver license testing.

Event Details

Date:  31st January 2020
Venue: IIIT-Delhi
Time: 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM


Timeline Program Outline Venue
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration/ Badge Collection/ Welcome Refreshments Entry, Lecture Hall Complex
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM Welcome Address - Dr Ranjan Bose, Director, IIIT-Delhi C 102, Lecture Hall Complex
09:40 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote Address - Dr Venkat Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research India C 102, Lecture Hall Complex
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM Parallel Theme sessions Academic Building
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch For Invited Guests and Speakers, Faculty, and Poster Presenters: 
First Floor, B 103, Research & Development Block 
For all other students, registered attendees and IIIT staff: Ground Floor, B 003, Research & Development Block 
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Posters, Demonstrations & Research Lab Open Houses Research & Development Block, Various Floors
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Theme Specific Activities/ Panel Discussions Research & Development Block, Various Floors
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM Tea/Coffee/Snacks Will be Provided Research & Development Block, near themes
05:40 PM Awards for Best Posters and Concluding Ceremony Ground Floor, B 003, Research & Development Block

Theme Speakers

RIISE Theme - Digital Health

Aman Iqbal
Founder - Vantage Enterprise, Mental Health Activist

Anurag Agrawal
Director, CSIR-IGIB

Nandini Sharma
Director Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Pallab Mitra
Founding Director, QoaLife Healthways Pvt Ltd

Rohit Gupta
Co-Founder & Chief AI Officer at BuddhiMed Technologies

Sharmila Mande
Chief Scientist, TCS Research

Vidur Mahajan
Mahajan Imaging

Saher Mehdi
Co Founder & Chief Sciencist, wellOwise

RIISE Theme - Human Centered Design

Anirudha Joshi
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Debjani Roy
Faculty member in Human-Centered Design at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Krishna Ravi Srinivas
Consultant at RIS and Managing Editor of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR)

Pushpendra Singh
Head (HCD), Professor (CSE, HCD), IIIT-Delhi

RIISE Theme - Information Security

Kaarthik Sivakumar
Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems

K. Gopinath
Professor, IISc Bangalore

R K Shyamsundar
Distinguished V. Professor, IIT Bombay

Vinay Riberio
Associate Professor, IIT Delhi

RIISE Theme - Internet of Things

Alok Mittal
Sr. Group Manager, STMicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd

Laxmidhar Behera
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Mukulika Maity
Assistant Professor, IIIT-Delhi

Rajeev Shorey
Principal Scientist/Researcher at TCS Innovation Labs, Cincinnati/Bangalore and Adjunct Faculty, Department of CSE, IIT Delhi

Subodh Gajare
Chief Architect, SDN, Cloud, IoT and Mobility – Cisco R&D Center (Bangalore)


RIISE Theme - Sustainability

Amrit Srinivasan, IIIT-Delhi
Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator

Atreyee Bhattacharya
Research Affiliate and Lecturer
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder, (Visiting Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego)

Mandira Kalra Kalaan
Associate Director/Head Communication, Population Foundation of India

Vivek Gilani
Managing Director & Executive board member, CBalance