Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network

Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network is a hybrid system for holistic development of next gen technologies, people and ecosystem – idea discovery, research, design and innovation for business and social needs

Mission and Vision

WIRIN – areas of collaboration

  • Wipro and IISc joint program for research initiative
  • Emerging technologies
  • Disruptive designs and manufacturing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Imaging, Image processing and Computer vision
  • AI, machine and deep learning algorithms
  • Data science and analytics
  • Security
  • Smart materials
  • Opportunity to work and innovate on real-world problems with Wipro and its customers

Theme

Broad research themes under WIRIN 2018-19

Cognitive Computing and AI

Agent systems, AI systems, Reinforcement learning, models for intelligent communication systems, conversational AI, NLP, Cognitive control and decision systems for intelligent transportation etc.

Visual Computing

Traditional image processing, visual intelligence and understanding using deep learning, computer generated images, visual analysis and synthesis, 3D processing etc.

 

Human Computer Interaction

VR/AR/MR, design aspects of interaction with machines, force feedback systems, tactical/perceptual user interfaces, user studies, observation systems etc.

Projects

Themes

Projects

WIRIN AI Stack for Autonomy
1.Integrated and extendable networks for scene perception system
2.Explainable AI for perception
3.Motion and control using predictive planning mechanisms
4.Active action, intention and behavior analysis, and recognition of animate objects on road and air (A2IBAR)
LP Autonomous Compute System
1.Local trajectory planning in dynamic environments
2.Scalable algorithms for coordinating autonomous vehicles at intersections
3.Intelligent perception for AV: Multi-task and incremental learning
4.Intelligent perception for AV 2: Visually degraded novel scene generation
5.Instruction driven autonomous navigation and explainable policies
6.Explainable AI
7.National Dataset and Data platform (Pilot)
8.SDV in a box
Cognitive Computing and AI
1.SDV in a Box – Global AV simulator
2.National Dataset and Data platform
Visual computing
1.Semantic segmentation algorithms
2.Surround sense using Neuromorphic sensors
3.Stereopsis – depth using cameras
Human Computing Interaction
1.Cognitive load detection on driver and passengers
2.Driver behaviour and intent
3.Fast pedestrian activity recognition
 Autonomous Systems
1.Autonomous UAV Takeoff and Landing on a Dynamic State Ground Vehicle
2.Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Lane-Change Maneuvers

Fellowships

Wipro Fellows

The WIRIN initiative would provide scholarship to three meritorious IISc doctoral students, who work in research areas of interest to WIRIN. It is envisaged that these WIPRO fellowships will encourage quality and practically usable engineering research in IISc.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the WIPRO Fellowship, the applicants must be full time PhD scholars, who have completed their comprehensive examination.

Duration and Level of Funding

WIPRO fellows will get a scholarship, which would be approximately 25% more than the scholarship that a regular PhD scholar is paid by the Institute, for a maximum of three consecutive years. In addition, some limited funding will be available for participating.  in national and international conferences. Use of these funds will be as per IISc norms. Funds can be utilized for travel, conference registration fees, and/or publication costs.

Labs

WIRIN – Innovation Labs

  • Global Networked research and innovation labs
  • Cutting edge working space with dedicated High Performance Computer
  • Design and Innovation studio for applied research and innovation
  • Scalable Autonomous vehicle simulator set up
  • State of the art Robotics, Vision Lab
  • Collaborative space open for all at IISc
  • Regular funding on projects and infrastructure from Wipro, Govt and other partners
  • Network with mentors and entrepreneurs and startups

IISc’s Participation

  • Founding Research and Academia member
  • Hosting institution of the consortium
  • Faculty and students along with Industry work on discovery, definition and execution of innovative and inventive projects
    • Tech Roadmap – detailed plan on tech theme
    • Detailed project proposals and reports post execution
  • Technical contribution
    • Faculty and students work on cutting edge problems that are relevant to real world applications proposed by consortium
    • Social innovation for prosperity of Nation
    • IP building for innovation RoI
    • Incubation of CoEs and student entrepreneurship
    • Patents and publications and presence in International forums
  • Monthly participation in Reviews and reporting

Wipro’s Participation

  • Founding Industry member
  • Funding of US$ 500K/PA towards discovery, definition and execution of innovative and inventive projects
    • Tech Roadmap – detailed plan on tech theme
    • Overall business model, plans
    • Some Initial PoCs
    • Consortium setup with other partners
    • Wipro Fellowships
    • WIRIN Innovation Lab setup
  • Technical contribution
    • People – Platform for  DMTS, Chief Technologists, Chief architects for collaboration
  • Monthly contribution for Reviews and reporting
  • Thought Leadership
    • CTO, CSO
  • In collaboration with RV College of Engineering and NID

Team

Executive Committee

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan

Director

Indian Institute of Science

Shri K R Sanjiv

Shri K R Sanjiv

Chief Technology Officer

Wipro LTD.

Prof. Y Narahari

Prof. Y Narahari

Professor

Indian Institute of Science

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Professor

Indian Institute of Science

Dr. Ramachandra Budihal

Dr. Ramachandra Budihal

Practice Head

AI & Robotics, Tech BU, Chief Architect, Wipod –  Wipro Autonomous Vehicle

Technical Committee

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Associate Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc

Prof. K V S Hari

Prof. K V S Hari

Professor

Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc

Prof. Debasish Ghose

Prof. Debasish Ghose

Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc

Prof Yadati Narahari

Prof Yadati Narahari

Professor

Dept of Computer Science and Automation, IISc

Prof Ganesan Angarai

Prof Ganesan Angarai

Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc

Project Monitoring Committee

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Prof. Suresh Sundaram

Prof. K V S Hari

Prof. K V S Hari

Prof. Debasish Ghose

Prof. Debasish Ghose

Dr. Ramachandra Budihal

Dr. Ramachandra Budihal

Prof Ganesan Angarai

Prof Ganesan Angarai

Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc

Prof Yadati Narahari

Prof Yadati Narahari

Professor

Project Team – Project Investigators

Suresh Sundaram

Suresh Sundaram

Anirban Chakraborty

Anirban Chakraborty

Venkatesh Babu

Venkatesh Babu

Prof. K V S Hari

Prof. K V S Hari

Pavankumar Tallapragada

Pavankumar Tallapragada

Ashwini Ratnoo

Ashwini Ratnoo

Project Team – Earlier Project Investigators

Soma Biswas

Soma Biswas

Pradipta Biswas

Pradipta Biswas

Chetan Singh Thakur

Chetan Singh Thakur

Omkar Subbaram Jois Narasipura

Omkar Subbaram Jois Narasipura

Reach Us

Email: wirin@iisc.ac.in

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